A sensational program awaits us this Sunday at Bendigo and is highlighted by the running of the $10,000 to-the-winner Gold Rush Final (425m).
It will be a ripping race and below are my thoughts on how it will play out.
I’m keen on Haristotle (Box 7) to bounce back here. It was amazing what he was able to do in his semi when he was narrowly beaten after finding a lot of trouble. From Box 7 I expect him to lead and provided he handles that last turn I am sure they will have trouble running him down.
Nallak (Box 8) I think is the main danger. Drawn ideally outside the speed of Haristotle she should get a dream run over and be hard to beat. She bolted in her semi-final win in a fast time of 23.69sec. If she produces that again she will be going very close.
Kiranna (Box 4) has been highly impressive in her two starts to date and was the fastest semi winner in a sizzling 23.63sec. She has drawn awkwardly here and will need luck throughout but certainly has the ability to feature prominently.
I think they are the main three chances but give respect to Our Blake (Box 1) who has drawn beautifully here. He has been a big winner of both his heat and semi which can see him be blowout.
Smaller chances as well to Bakali (Box 3) and Zipping Sally (Box 5) who hasn’t drawn well here.
WATCH: Haristotle jump from box five, finding plenty of trouble in his semi of the Bendigo Gold Rush (425m)
The $14,000 Gold Rush final isn’t the only feature on Sunday’s program. The $17,000 Bendigo Stayers Cup (660m) has attracted an outstanding field which sees the clash of dual Group 1 winner No Donuts up against Silver Chief victor Midwinter and the James Ennis trained Esparza who was runner up in the Superstayers at The Meadows recently.
It will be a bumper day of racing with plenty of on track entertainment with the first kicking off at 2.24pm.