Breeders Crown Harness Tips & Preview November 21

Trent Orwin in Harness Racing 20 Nov 2020
Breeders Crown Harness Tips Melton harness racing (Stuart McCormick/HRV)

Looking for Breeders Crown harness racing tips? Our harness racing expert previews the Melton meeting and provides best bets, tips and preview for Breeders Crown Night.

Breeders Crown Harness Tips – Saturday, November 21 πŸ‘‡


The 3YO Trotting Colts & Geldings do battle in a race that has quite a bit of depth. You can make a case for at least half the field. Unbeaten colt COVER OF DARKNESS will try to notch a sixth win and this is much harder than his heat victory. Barrier two looks pretty good but there is speed outside him which makes it interesting at the start. Cover Of Darkness was a death seat winner two starts ago and whether he can find the front, sit parked or obtain cover in the moving line, he should be a part of the finish.

The 2YO Colts & Geldings compete for $300,000 in prizemoney and odds-on favourite MAJOR MOTH looks hard to hold out from the inside barrier. Prepared by Clayton Tonkin, the two-year-old colt easily won both his heat and semi-final of the Breeders Crown and driver Damian Wilson has options from the draw. He can look to lead throughout or take a trail behind Act Now and use the sprint lane to try and run it down. In his semi-final, Major Moth tracked up three-wide with cover and put them away in the home straight to win by 8.5m.

Odds-on favourite SWEET LOUISE crushed rivals last start with a dominant 13.8m victory in 1:56.0 and she dashed home in 55.3 seconds. A repeat performance of that effort will likely see her saluting in the $200,000 feature for 3YO Fillies. I’ve been impressed by both heat and semi-final run and there isn’t too much to suggest that she can’t lead throughout with Chris Alford driving for trainer Philip Chircop. The Pantheist will enjoy a nice trailing run and has each-way claims with Amelia Rose and Techys Angel both in the mix also.

A match race between Emma Stewart stablemates Tough Tilly and Ladies In Red. The latter is unbeaten from six starts and has shown versatility winning from the lead, breeze and back in the field. Tough Tilly will lead the race and LADIES IN RED should be put into the race to sit outside her stablemate. The barrier draw means this should be a spectacle because a reversal of barriers would see this as a one-act affair. Ladies In Red being the underdog according to the market looks good and she is backable odds as she aims to make it seven-straight wins.


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