VICTORY in last weekend’s Australian Franco Trotters’ Cup has boosted Kowhai Monarch up the Inter Dominion rankings.
Sitting at 69 before his Group Two success at Tabcorp Park Menangle, the son of Monarchy is positioned at 24 in the third round rankings released by Harness Racing Victoria yesterday.
Kowhai Monarch’s massive jump for co-trainers Joe and Mary Rando makes the gelding the biggest mover between rankings.
The seven-year-old sits on the cusp of the cut-off for a berth in the series, which begins in Melton on December 1.
Recent Swan Hill Cup winner King Denny was another major improver, jumping from 68 to 25.
Our Dreamlover is arguably the biggest winner after being lifted from 39 to 22 on the back of a Swan Hill Cup second and a 10th behind Kowhai Monarch.
Of the 74 original nominations, 56 prospects remain in contention for a berth in the time-honoured Championship.
New Zealand star Speeding Spur remains at the top of the table, with local hope Tornado Valley maintaining his position at two.
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