The Battle of the Claimers Final Event Preview

The Battle of the Claimers Final Event Preview

For those of you harness racing fans out there that are following the outcome of The Battle of the Claimers, the series of qualifying heats are about to culminate in the Decron Horse Care Battle of the Claimers Final. It’s a pace over 2,240 metres for the shot at a very generous $20,000 purse.

As the field was whittled down through three qualifying heats, the best of the new on-the-market horses will be facing off in this final event. With a field packed with top contenders, this pacing event is definitely worth checking out. There are plenty of frontrunners going into this, but, if past performances are any indication, the three horses to watch are Palomine, Miami Rocket, and Dark Duncan. The three horses won their respective qualifying heats leading up to this race, which gives them a distinct advantage. Miami Rocket is sitting in the best position in barrier number six.

While plenty of punters will be looking to these three horses for a win, there is plenty of other talent in this field that is worth checking out. Brulea Charlie, who took a third place finish in his qualifying heat, had one of the better winning records last season in Australia. The gelding’s second row position will be a tough hurdle to cross, but he started much the same last week and still managed a third place finish.

Hitemup in the pole position and Just Stay N Alive in barrier two are also worth considering as both had plenty of experience last season and posted some competitive best winning mile rates.

The Decron Horse Care Battle of the Claimers Final will be race number two on the Tabcorp Park’s card this Friday, September 10. Be sure to get to bookmaker.com.au to check out the odds on this upcoming race, as you won’t find better odds anywhere else.

2010 Battle of the Claimers Final Field and Barrier Draw:

Place Form Horse Trainer Driver Class Hcp
1 87964 Hitemup ($4,000) DP Barbetti David Barbetti C9 M0 FR1
2 13554 Just Stay N Alive NZ ($4,000) A Xiriha Tony Xiriha C14 M4 FR2
3 77423 Our Sand Fly NZ ($4,000) GF Douglas Daryl Douglas C10 M0 FR3
4 03314 Jay Bee Aitch ($6,000) JM Mifsud Phillip Walters C11 M2 FR4
5 21182 Ticket Time ($7,000) JM Mifsud Phillip Walters C15 M0 FR5
6 21221 Miami Rocket NZ ($11,000) GF Douglas Daryl Douglas C6 M1 FR6
7 98701 Dark Duncan NZ ($11,000) GF Douglas Daryl Douglas C11 M1 FR7
Second Row
8 s0882 Altivo ($7,000) L Miles Lisa Miles C7 M0 SR1
9 56972 The Timely Trader NZ ($8,000) A Spiteri Neil McCallum C10 M1 SR2
10 21173 Brulea Charlie ($12,000) DF Braun Chris Alford C7 M0 SR3
11 57401 Palomine NZ ($12,000) BA Lilley Michael Stanley C15 M5 SR4
12 23415 Vintage Direct (Em1, $12,000) JA Cavallare SCRATCHED C14 M0 SCR
13 f3423 Upward Ever Upward ($12,000) BK Woodhouse Scott Dyer C12 M1 SR5