If you’re looking for some value for this Friday night at The Park, the Derek Balle trained team looks a barn to follow with three good chances engaged including the return to the track of open class trotter Cool Cobber who has been off the scene since December. The Alex Park newsdesk caught up with stable foreman Owen Gillies to discuss the team’s chances and here’s what he had to say.

Race 2 (4) Young Stranger – “If he trot’s all the way, he will be a very good chance in this race. He has made costly mistakes in his last few runs but he is working really well at home and if he can replicate his first up run on the track when he did everything right, worked during the run and still came at them late for third, he will be a really good top three prospect in this.”

Race 4 (9) Janet Guthrie – “She has impressed us in her first couple of runs when she hasn’t had the best of luck in the running. She is working up a storm at home and drawn to follow out the likely leader, she should get a good run throughout and be a big chance of taking this up the lane late. She rates as our best chance of the night.”

Race 5 (8) Cool Cobber – “He comes into this fresh without any trials or workouts leading . He has battled dodgy legs over the past 6 months but he is working well at home and is as sound as we can get him at the moment. The main thing we want to see is that his legs hold up but he is definitely there to win given that his issues could come back at any stage and every win we can get from him from this point on will be a real bonus.”


Courtesy of: Alex Park newsdesk