Daily Harness Tips – Wednesday 8th December
Bathurst - Race 3 7:33PM AEDT
No. 1 Misterhindmarsh
A runner having their first run in nearly three years, this gelding joins the powerful Steve Turnbull barn, and looks well placed to enjoy a first-up victory.
Formerly trained by Dennis Picker, this gelding has presumably had a variety of issues, but the talent he had shown in his limited career to date and the fact the owners have been insistent enough to persist with this son of Abercrombie Dexter is a strong enough lead on its own.
The now seven-year-old has had two trials to prepare for his return to racing, the latest of which was a 27.1m winning romp here at Bathurst, recording strong times in the process.
If he is able to replicate that performance and is driven appropriately, this gelding will not get beat.
Bathurst - Race 4 8:00PM AEDT
No. 4 Mighty George
As clearly the one of the most talented runners engaged in this race, this Amanda Turnbull trained gelding seems a tremendous bet in this event.
Having had only two starts since crossing the Tasman, this gelding recorded a visually and sectionally appeasing victory at his last start, scoring victory over the same track-distance as today in strong time.
Drawn to be driven aggressively once more this evening with Mitch Turnbull taking on the driving duties, this son of Mcardle should be able to make his presence felt.
Bathurst - Race 6 9:00PM AEST
No. 4 Lulu Mae
In a race lacking a touch of depth, this Scott Hewitt trained-and-driven juvenile looks well placed at a nice enough price.
This filly has come through largely the same race series at key rival Steph, and although she has not performed quite as well as her counterpart, imperatively she is drawn to the inside of Steph which should allow her to cross and hand-up.
At her last start this well bred youngster closed off well to be beaten 2.9m at Goulburn in a higher rating race, so a repeat effort of that performance should hold her in good stead.