Melton Harness Tips October 17

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A very interesting race over the 1720m where Jilliby Sylvester or Boxofchocolates will lead for a long way. Class runner Im Anothermasterpiece has barrier 10 to overcome. BOXOFCHOCOLATES is unbeaten from six starts and the five-year-old mare comes off a dominant 5.1m win in a flying 1:51.5 mile rate. A repeat performance tonight would see her notch a seventh victory. Jilliby Sylvester and Rocknroll Ronnie will both enjoy soft runs on the pegs and can finish strongly. Sonny Weaver can be a blowout chance in the race because his form is excellent too.

The market suggests this is a two-horse trotting event between Swiss Miss and Always Ready. SWISS MISS gets the advantage of a front row draw and she should be able to work to the lead in this event. At her first Australian start, she faced the breeze and put them away down the back straight to win impressively by 15.4m. She will look to get a break on her main rival Always Ready who would be unstoppable if he had drawn to lead. He will still be a huge threat in this race and will likely have to race outside the leader.

MALCOLMS RHYTHM has had three runs back from a spell for one win outside the leader in 1:52.9. He was too far back last start when beaten just 3m in 1:51.0, 55.0. A more positive barrier draw this week should see him as the leading contender in the race. Five starts ago he was beating Lochinvar Art in a Breeders Crown Semi-Final. Out To Play is the obvious danger in the race from the inside of the back row.

The Group 1 Trotters Oaks looks to be at the mercy of PINK GALAHS who captured the Group 1 Bill Collins Trotters Sprint (1720m) in 1:54.3 against the older horses. This three-year-old filly is incredible and barring bad manners, she should prove too strong against her own age and sex. Pink Galahs should press forward to lead and from there, it will be her race to lose with second favourite Illawong Stardust drawing horribly in barrier 12 due to being ODM.


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