A star-studded field lines up for today’s Victorian Straight Track Championship over 350 metres at Healesville.
To give you an idea of the field’s calibre, the finalists have won a cumulative total of 168 races.
As expected, there are a host of chances in the $5,000-to-the-winner event, and The Watchdog has found plenty of value with his top selection – Nervous An Weird (box four).
Trained at Cranbourne by Andrew Paraskevas, Nervous An Weird was chasing his fifth successive win in a heat last Sunday but finished third (beaten one length) to Myrniong And All in 19.41sec.
However, Nervous An Weird has a slashing 18.91sec personal best on the track, which is just under four lengths off the 18.69sec track record, set by Eye Got It in December last year.
Nervous An Weird has registered two wins and one third from four starts at Healesville. And his record from box four reads four starts for three wins and one third.
According to The Watchdog, Nervous An Weird’s main danger is track specialist Peter Galo (box seven), who has notched 13 wins from 19 starts on the track, with a sizzling 18.79sec personal best.
Check out Nervous An Weird’s 18.91sec victory at Healesville: