The Bathurst battle

01 December 2021 | HRNSW MEDIA | AMANDA RANDO
Bathurst trainer Steven Turnbull eyes off the TAB Inter Dominion series.

Bathurst trainer Steven Turnbull eyes off the TAB Inter Dominion series. Photo by Amanda Rando

It is the battle of the Bathurst horses in the first of the Inter Dominion qualifying heats at that track tonight.

 Father and daughter trainers Steve and Amanda Turnbull will go head-to-head with fellow local trainer Chris Frisby in the $30,000 heat. 

Steve Turnbull has Atomic Red engaged while Amanda Turnbull has Ellmers Image and Frisby has Our Uncle Sam. 

All horses are outsiders with the Belinda McCarthy-trained Expensive Ego the favourite ahead of Victorian pacer Triple Eight the second elect. 

There are no local hopes in the second of the pacing heats where ‘Team McCarthy’ has the favourite Alta Orlando. 

Then in the last of the pacing heats of the night Amanda Turnbull and Frisby have Bundoran and Aphorism, respectively, and will have to take on series favourite King Of Swing. 

Having won an Inter Dominion heat already, King Of Swing will have to overcome the outside front row draw to make it two in-a-row.

The iForm team’s best bets for tonight:

Bathurst best bet 

Race 2: Ballerini (2)

In dazzling form presently and from the handy draw will prove hard to stop once again.

Bathurst next best 

Race 8: Humble Ladd (1)

Capable of testing favourite players making plenty of ground after an early break at Menangle.

Play the exotics

The Bathurst quaddie

Race 5: 7-1

Race 6: 4-2-5-8

Race 7: 8

Race 8: 3-1-9

$24 for 100%


Related News

19 January 2022
J.D. Watts Award Winners Announced
Harness Racing Australia is thrilled to announce the J.D. Watts Awards to our sports highest performers for the 2021 season. The Awards are named after the great J.D. (Jack) Watts, who trained and drove winners in all states of Australia and New Zealand in a remarkable fifty-year career, highlighted...
19 January 2022
Four wins on end for lucky owners of Tam Oshanter
Tam Oshanter, a trotting gelding bred and owned in Victoria, is proving one of the ‘finds’ of the season in Queensland. The six-year-old chestnut has won five races since moving north including his last four on end at Albion Park – all from the standing start – and has worked...
19 January 2022
The flyer 'Shire begins bid for second Mercury80
Yorkshire takes the first step in defending his title as the state’s short-course king when he lines up in the third heat of the All In One Property Mercury80 at Tabcorp Park on Friday night. Under the tutelage of Kima Frenning, the son of A Rocknroll Dance took out both the heat and final of last...
19 January 2022
The Little Master reflects on epic 2008 Ballarat Pacing Cup
Brian Gath might not be involved in this year's PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup, but the master horseman has opened up about how he plotted to bring down champion Blacks A Fake in the 2008 edition of the race. Gath produced an aggressive but calculated drive aboard the Emma Stewart-trained entire, sitting...
19 January 2022
Burwood Stud , situated on the fertile Darling Downs , has been a huge asset to the Breeding Industry in Queensland for many years now. It is a Family run business headed up by Noel and Christine Denning and their son Jonathon and grandson Caleb. They are now putting the final polish on 33 yearlings...
Click for more