In recent months Eden Franco and Maczaffair have stamped themselves as the best two pacing mares in Western Australia and the connections of those pacers and harness racing fans in general have been predicting a tantalising showdown between the two in the $125,000 Westral Mares Classic over 2536m at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Here we go punters! Strap yourselves in - according to the associated members of the WA Trotting Media Guild, Maczaffair is home and hosed and Mitch Maguire is streaking away to his 11th win from 15 starts at headquarters.
Former Victorian pacer Beltane has been strongly fancied when placed at Narrogin, Bunbury and Wagin at his first three starts in Western Australia and Ravenswood horseman Nathan Turvey is confident that the four-year-old can break through at his Gloucester Park debut by leading all the way in the final event, the Yes Loans Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Star reinsman Mark Reed rubbed his hands together in delight when he saw that outstanding mare Maczaffair had drawn the coveted No. 1 barrier in the $30,000 Howard Porter Memorial over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Friday night and agreed wholeheartedly that the five-year-old looked a virtual certainty.
Ana Malak is an inexperienced and laid-back pacer who has not revealed sparkling gate speed and has not led all the way in any of his seven starts that have produced five wins and two placings.
Classy mare Eden Franco has been earmarked as a special at Gloucester Park on Friday night by three members of the WA Trotting Media Guild.
Tisadream has managed just one third placing from three starts since resuming from a spell, but reinsman Aiden de Campo warned punters not to overlook the five-year-old when he contests the Chris Carr Pace over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
New South Wales-bred square gaiter Rocknroll Baby is a highly unusual trotter, whose sire and dam were outstanding pacers.