Talk Of The Town- The Local Edition

Monday afternoon Harness Racing action is back at Bankstown Paceway with a six-race card to commence at 2:21pm.

We caught up with Bankstown local trainers Michael Watkins, Peter Hanson, Riccardo Errichiello and Joe Mauro to preview the chances of their runners for the day.

With the weekly joke around trackwork that this horse will forever be a maiden, Mick Watkins assessed the chances of Itz All About Me, who lines up in Race Two- High Flyer Hotel Pace.

Watkins said “First run back following a short break, he will probably still be a maiden after this run.”

Total Diva NZ and Wahs Fire Bug NZ fly the flag for the Peter Hanson stable with the two fancied mares in Race Four- $50,000 Treuer Memorial June 14 Pace and Race Five- $14,280 Club Rivers Trotters Cup June 14 Pace.

“Both of my horses should run well.” Hanson said.

Another Bankstown locally trained hope will head around in Race Five, Madazalways a recent stable acquisition for Riccardo Errichiello.

When questioned regarding the six-year-old’s chance, Riccardo said “He put in a pleasing first run for the stable last start, has been working well, and I’m expecting a bold showing from the good draw.”

Hurricane Stride NZ, trained by Joe Mauro highlights the final Bankstown runner to start at the meeting.

The seasoned professional lines up in Race 6-Harley Cranes Pace over 2140m. Joe said, “Hard race drawn barrier seven, but he should be running home late.”

Our Trainers Incentive promotion will again be running with the chance for five trainers to take home a $50 fuel voucher.

Race One- The TAB APP Trotters Standing Start Handicap, 2140m 2:21pm

Race Two- High Flyer Hotel Pace, 1740m 3:03pm

Race Three- Bankstown Sunday Markets Pace, 1740m 3:37pm

Race Four- $50,000 Treuer Memorial June 14 Pace, 2140m 4:12pm

Race Five- $14,280 Club Rivers Trotters Cup June 14 Pace, 2140m 4:48pm

Race Six- Harley Cranes Pace, 2140m 5:22pm