AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold graduates are set to dominate tonight’s New South Wales Breeders’ Challenge semi-finals at Club Menangle tonight.
Led by Australian record holder Crunch Time, the APG ‘boys’ sit at the top of TAB Fixed Odds betting markets for both qualifiers.
Undefeated from three starts, Private Eye is listed at $1.90 from barrier five in the first semi.
Private Eye slots into four with the removal of the emergency.
Fresh from his national record 1:49.6 heat win, Crunch Time is paying $1.40 with TAB Fixed Odds.
The three-year-old has drawn gate three for trainer Rickie Alchin in the second semi.
Given the sad events of last night, however, a $34 outsider could be the omen bet of the weekend.
To the dismay of 99 per cent of foot fans, Richmond beat Port Pirie to book a berth in next Saturday’s AFL Grand Final.
Also hoping to seal a Grand Final spot is The Tiger Army for trainer Kylie Barnes.
Runner-up in his heat, The Tiger Army faces a tough task from his awkward draw – barrier seven – in the opening semi.
Rounding out the APG purchases in the semis are Mach Dan, Major Lester, Pelican Fly, Rockin With Elvis and Smooth Baht.