Dream closer to reality for 'D.J'

30 November 2021 | HRNSW MEDIA | AMANDA RANDO
Darren 'D.J' Binskin.

Darren 'D.J' Binskin.

His father won an Inter Dominion and now Darren Binskin’s dream of winning the time-honoured feature is closer to reality. 

Binskin’s father John won the 1988 edition with Our Maestro. 

Now at the age of 61 Binskin he has his own two horses in the time-honoured series with Line Up and Alpine Stride. 

Line Up produced a gallant effort in the first round of heats at Menangle on Saturday night when forced to do it tough outside the leader. 

He finished third to Malcolms Rhythm and Spirit Of St Louis with the barest of margins separating the top three horses. 

Alpine Stride finished seventh in his heat to Expensive Ego and his final quarter of 25.6 seconds was faster than the first four placegetters. 

Binksin drove the Tony Bertwistle-trained Ardens Ace to victory earlier that night and the pair combine again today at Menangle with last start winners Itsarapt and Hands On in races three and five respectively. 

Binskin also has Scenic Sky and Radar Stride at the meeting.

The iForm team have put together the best bets for today:

Menangle best bet 

Race 4: Manly Mach (7)

Noted speedster who led them a merry dance last week and can do so again.

Menangle next best 

Race 7: Scoob Operator (4)

Poses a threat to favourite followers going better than his form suggests against strong opposition.

Around the tracks

Wagga best bet

Race 2: Swedish Meatballs (9)

Draws to get a gun run and should be too sharp late.

Play the exotics 

The Menangle quaddie

Race 4: 7-10

Race 5: 5-7-6

Race 6: 10-8-6

Race 7: 6-4

$36 for 100%


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