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The 2016 Inter Dominion will be held exclusively in Western Australia and the opening night of heats is set to take place at Gloucester Park on Friday.

There is no doubt that the Inter Dominion is the highlight of the Harness Racing Calendar and the heats are always very interesting races from a betting standpoint.

A great deal of talent is spread right throughout all three Inter Dominion Qualifying Heats and you can find our thoughts on each race below!

Race 4 - 10:25pm AEDT

Inter Dominion Qualifying Heat 1 (2130m)

Defending Inter Dominion champion Lennytheshark is in this heat and he is set to start the race as a clear favourite. He goes into this race on the back of a defeat at the hands of Bling It On in the Smoken Up Sprint, but he is still clearly the horse to beat.

The main danger looks to be Guaranteed. He did not have a great deal of luck in the Smoken Up Sprint, but he was still handily beaten by Bling It On and Lennytheshark.

The horse that does represent some value at their current price is Ultimate Art. He scored an upset win last start at Menagle and he finished second behind Lennytheshark – beating Bling It On – the start before that. He is well over the odds at his current price and is a great each-way bet.

7 Units Lennytheshark

1 Unit Each Way Ultimate Art

Race 6 - 11:30pm AEDT

Inter Dominion Qualifying Heat 1 (2130m)

This is the most open of the Inter Dominion heats and the only race that does not include an odds-on favourite. Bettors Fire has had some problems this preparation, but he is still set to start this race as a clear favourite. There is no way I can get him as short as his current form on his recent form and I have to take him on.

Smolda has been in typically consistent form this season and he is great value at his current price. He has an outstanding record in this distance race and at his best there is no doubt that he is the horse to beat in this race.

3 Units Smolda

Race 8 - 3:03pm AEDT

Inter Dominion Qualifying Heat 1 (2130m)

Hectorjayjay is the favourite to win the Inter Dominion and he is set to start this race as a dominant odds-on favourite. His form this preparation has been excellent and there is no doubt that he is the horse to beat in this heat, but the question is whether you can get him as short as his current quote of $1.55.

The horse that does standout as a value betting proposition is Bling It On. There was plenty to like about his victory in the Smoken Up Sprint and it is well-established that he is a horse that is capable of a spike performance on his day. $5 is over the odds and there shouldn’t be as much between him and Hectorjayjay as there currently is.

2 Units Bling It On

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