Four last-start winners are expected to be at the forefront of tonight's Provincial Cup heat at Shepparton Harness Racing Club.GUS UNDERWOOD February 12, 2014 4:12am
Four last-start winners are in a talented field to contest the third heat of the Victorian Harness Racing Sports Club Provincial Cup at tonight’s Shepparton Harness Racing Club meeting.
One of the winners, the David Aiken-trained Earth Angle, will be shooting for four successive wins, while another, the NSW-trained General Artworthy, will be shooting for the hat-trick.
The Glenn Douglas-trained Rogers Passion and the Keith Cotchin-prepared Four Zoe are the other last-start winners in the race, which looks one of the best contests since Shepparton Cup night.
The Blake Jones-trained and driven General Artworthy has the best draw of the fancied runners, coming off the pole.
Earth Angel, who Scott Dyer will drive, has barrier four in the 2190
Rogers Passion has to come from an outside front-row draw, while Four Zoe is an ODM pacer who has the outside of the second row to contend with.
But the race is far from a four-horse affair.
Every runner has each-way claims, but Earth Angels is a talented pacer who looks the testing material again.
Excellent nominations for the meeting have produced a nine-race card, starting at 7
In-form Shepparton reinsman David Moran can get punters away to a good start in race one when he drives the Jayne Davies-trained Holdonsu, while last season’s star two-year-old pacing filly Mindarie Priddy looks to have her rivals covered to send punters home on a winning note in the final event.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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