Globe Derby Park Saturday Preview, June 2nd 2018
Talented squaregaiter Ten Spanners looks the one to beat in Saturday’s PFD Food Services Trotters Discretionary (2645m) at Globe Derby Park.
Despite meeting several of the state’s best trotters Ten Spanners, off the front, should be able to take the early lead and run sectionals which should see her notch her seventh career victory.
Trainer-driver Ryan Hryhorec said he was very happy with the four-year-old mare and hoped she would prove hard to beat.
“I thought she won well last week and despite a tougher field this week, should still give them something to chase,” Hryhorec said.
“The plan will be to run time which will make it near impossible for the backmarkers to catch us.”
Several of the main dangers will be Truscott Law which will start from 20 metres and Chuck Wagon which has been handicapped off 40 metres.
Hryhorec said he has always had an opinion of Ten Spanners since she came into his stable.
“I was shattered when she ran ninth at Maryborough earlier this month after having a perfect run.
“She didn’t travel well over to the race and I’m thinking she was just off her game. Her work back home was good, and she showed last week she was back in form, and I expect her to be hard to beat again this week.”
Hryhorec also expects a good showing from The Damage Done which resumes from a short break in the UBET Pace (1800m).
The Damage Done indicated he was ready for a bold effort with a good trial win at Gawler on Sunday, May 20, rating 1:58.8 in a comfortable win.
“He is a nice horse and from gate two should be prominent throughout.”
The definite danger is the Les Harding-trained The Dali Express, to be driven by Danielle Hill, to come from gate three.
The Dali Express won three races in a row before having a few weeks off then running second to Ideal World on May 21 in the smart mile rate of 1:55.5.
The four-year-old should be fitter for that run and is a strong winning chance.
Hryhorec has Glenferrie Bunter running in the Just Wrecking Toyotas Pace (1800m) with claiming driver Kaela Hryhorec to drive.
“I thought his win last week was one of his best,” Hryhorec said.
“To sit parked and put them away in good time was very impressive.
“Kaela will be going forward, and the opposition will know he is there.”
Hyrhorec was pleased with two-year-old Disclosure’s run when third in the Alabar Golden Nursery Stakes last Saturday and the gelding goes around in the Hygain Park-Cell Pace (1800m).
“I am trying to pick up a bonus owner Peter Thompson before I send the horse back to him in Victoria.
“The draw makes it difficult on Saturday, but he will run well.”
See how form expert Ben Harding thinks Hryhorec’s team will go at trotsguide.com.au where he has comments and tips for the seven-race Globe Derby Park program.