Great jackpots up for grabs at next meet

Empty The Till winning the Davies Two Step Pace for club president Brian Wheeler at the last Collie meet. Photo is supplied.
Empty The Till winning the Davies Two Step Pace for club president Brian Wheeler at the last Collie meet. Photo is supplied.

Large nominations of some 135 horses have been received for this week’s Joe Suvaljko Memorial meeting at the Wallsend Paceway, so the Collie Harness Racing Club is looking forward to some exciting racing.

The feature event is the Joe Suvaljko Memorial Pace, a 2700 metre mobile race for C2 and better pacers.

Among the nominations are The Trilogy and Master Jaxon, both of whom ran in the $50,000 Pinjarra Cup on Monday against the likes of Chicago Bull and My Hard Copy.

The winner of the last Collie meeting’s Bendigo Bank King Coal Cup in Lisdelight is another with good prospects.

The other feature of the afternoon’s racing are the heats of the Cedric Jones Tribute to be run the following Sunday in Bridgetown.

There are 38 early nominations for the races so at least two heats look like being contested for the 2050m standing start events. Horses are spread over handicaps from the front to the 50m mark which will make for exciting starts and finishes.

Consistent standing start performers in Our Bobby Dazzler, Happy As (winner of last week’s John Martin Memorial Final), Kaydee Stratton, Jasper Rox, Riri Rihanna, Hillbilly Time, Compact Rocket and Skewsy Newsy will ensure some top class competitive racing.

An event for 2yo’s has attracted nine nominations with the Ashcroft family being well represented with three entrants, and a full field of 3yo’s look like contesting that age group’s race.

If they get starts, the winners of the recent 3yo events in Bridgetown and Collie in Bleu and Empty The Till will give a great sight again.

Current Leading Horse in the Williams, Bridgetown, Collie Awards in Flying Phoebe looks extremely well placed in a C0/C1 class event while Bandar, Man of the People, Riverdale Joker and John Edgar will be sure to provide her with stiff competition.

One or two divisions of the R0/R1 event will complete the programme where local hopes Imalittlehorse, Mon Alisa Jet, Nina Jane and Lynnes Cullen will provide excellent competition.

Wayne Justins had three runners at Gloucester Park on Tuesday evening and local trainers and drivers have meetings in Albany and Gloucester Park tomorrow night, Bunbury on Saturday and Pinjarra on Monday to compete in.

No-one selected either the Pick 4 competition or the Select The Order at the Bendigo Bank King Coal Cup meeting two weeks ago, so both have jackpotted for this Sunday’s Joe Suvaljko Memorial meeting.

For the Pick 4 comp you need to select the winners of races 2, 3, 4 and 5 to win the $250 voucher to be spent on the Tote, or $3250 can be won by selecting the finishing order of the selected race on the afternoon. Entry forms are on the cover of the race book and you must be on course to collect the prize.

We missed selecting the best dressed lady last time as well so two dinner vouchers will go to she who dresses the finest and the runner-up as judged on the day.