Jimmy Locke teams up with 'Jimmy' Locke

Driver James Locke will drive the pacer Jimmy Locke at Menangle tonight.

Driver James Locke will drive the pacer Jimmy Locke at Menangle tonight. Photo by Club Menangle

It is not often you see a horse driven by a driver with the same name. 

But that is the case at Menangle tonight when James ‘Jimmy’ Locke drives the pacer Jimmy Locke.

It will be the first time the pair unites and both are in top form. 

Jimmy Locke, the pacer, has won his last two starts and both in slick times. 

Locke, the driver, is nearing 60 winners in his succinct career and the 18-year-old is carrying a winning strike rate of 20 per cent this season. 

The reinsman has driven 20 winners already this term and extended this at Menangle last Tuesday when winning with the trotter Jungle Eyes. 

Locke and Jimmy Locke will go around in race six tonight, facing the likes of Miracle Mile runner up Spirit Of St Louis, Whereysbinboppin and Huli Nien – the only horses in single-figure odds for the race. 

The iForm best bets for Friday:

Menangle best bet 

Race 6: Spirit Of St Louis (5)

Miracle mile runner up who could prove too classy.

Menangle next best 

Race 5: Teagan Banner (6)

Capable of testing the popular elects following a tidy performance from another postcode here last.

Around the tracks

Newcastle best bet

Race 9: Yarraman Markle (2)

well last week and draws to go one better here.

Young best bet

Race 5: Roll The Seven (1)

Draws to lead and looks very hard to get past.

Play the exotics 

The Menangle quaddie

Race 5: 4-6-3-5

Race 6: 5

Race 7: 7-9-10-8

Race 8: 3-1-4

$60 for 100%

To view the complete iForm for these meetings click here.


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