Burnie turns up the heat for night racing

09 February 2018 | Shane Yates

Sensational weather awaits punters making their way to the Wivenhoe Showgrounds at Burnie this evening for an exciting seven event harness racing card.

The programme gets underway at 17.40 with the Plaster Designs Stakes over 1892-metres from the stand with the Ben Yole-trained Miss Costalot gaining a start as the emergency from two on the front line.

Rohan Hillier will take the drive on the Lanercost – Manhatten Montana three-year-old filly which has won four of her 23 starts including two victories from 12 runs this season.

Miss Costalot chased home Jeanette Barry when they last clashed at Burnie in the Thorate Incentive in January when eight metres separated the pair.

Craig Hayes is presenting Jeanette Barry for the first time in a month while Miss Costalot has had four unplaced runs since finishing runner-up.

Ben and Mark Yole join forces with the favourite Laid Back Kenny in race two in a heat of the Allen Williams Memorial.

The four-year-old is coming off a last start second to Debt Till We Part on Sunday in Hobart, beaten a half-neck.

Trainer Brooke Hammond will fire a two-pronged attack, Hot Shot Bonnie and Hamna Shida on race three the Village Milk Bar Pace from the Stand over 2180-metres.

The Rattray brothers will partner the pair, Gareth teaming up with Hot Shot Bonnie while Todd sits behind Hamna Shida.

Kotare Kasai will attempt to go back-to-back after winning on debut in the state on Sunday by five-metres over Liv Lavish after sitting in behind the leader for the trip and gaining the run along the sprint-lane.

Rohan Hillier will again take the drive on the five-year-old mare as they attempt to overcome a 10-metre handicap as will the Allister Wood’s prepared track specialist Laughyaheadoff (pictured).

Dellas Command, Tried and True and Blisstar look the leading chances in the Nichols Sound and Communications Pace while As Himself, Master Doc and Big Bang Raj are set to fight out the Coastal Engineering and Belting Sweepstakes over 2180-metres.

A titanic struggle is expected in the last, the BP Claimer over 2180-metres.

Tisu Toota grows a leg from the stand and draws two on the front line for trainer Clayton Miller and diver John Walters.

The Ben Yole trio Washies Chance, Jeans Mattjesty and Washmepockets are all leading chances in what should be a tough affair under lights.

Today’s Burnie Harness Racing Club’s seven-event card can be seen via the live stream service, commencing at 17.40, at tasracing.com.au.