TOMORROW'S Thursday harness meeting from Bunbury will be the last regular midweek fixture for the Bunbury Trotting Club as it moves forward to a Saturday timeslot for nearly all race meetings it conducts over the next 12 months.
With the first of eight races set to kick off there at 5.13pm tomorrow, reinsman Justin Prentice will be looking to extend a marginal lead over his main rival Morgan Woodley in the Bunbury Premiership Standings, with just five race meetings remaining before the close of the racing season. The 23 year old Boyanup horseman will hold the reins behind six of the pacers competing on Thursday.
In the first two events, Southern Legacy (Race 1) and Barleys Hope (Race 2) could be regarded as each way chances for Prentice before Carim Courage faces a tougher assignment from her tricky draw in the third.
The classy Son Of Fergie along with the handy Mister Sarkozy who resumes from a spell, are others that look to have strong claims for him when they face the starter in the fifth and sixth events respectively. Wills Boy, a juvenile with above average ability, looks another great chance for Prentice in the last. A season tally of 30 wins from 71 drives at Bunbury so far, also sees him well clear of Perth reinsman Gary Hall (Jnr) in the Driver’s category for the best strike rate.