HOBBY trainer Ray Harvey is preparing to send the most important email of his time in harness racing.
With Inter Dominion nominations closing tomorrow, Harvey will lodge his entry for underrated trotter The Penny Drops.
Nominations must be received by Harness Racing New South Wales by noon.
Harvey confirmed his decision to compete in the time honoured Championship after The Penny Drops captured the Kilmore Trotters’ Cup on Friday night.
Heats of the prestigious series are scheduled to begin at Club Menangle on November 27.
“I’ll be nominating him for the Inter Dominion now,” Harvey said. “He is such a good doer which shouldn’t have any problem with the gruelling conditions.
“He proved in Kilmore he is competitive against some of the better ones, especially over the longer distance.
“His main attribute all along is that he is pretty strong and the longer they go the better.”
Driven by respected reinsman Grant Campbell during his latest triumph, The Penny Drops produced a phenomenal run after racing in the ‘death seat’ throughout the 3150-metre stand to score by a metre-and-a-half from Robbie Royale.
Kyvalley Chief was a short half-head away third 2:05.5.
“I was a lot more confident than I normally am going into the Cup,” Harvey said. “I thought his run in Bendigo when he came from near last and finished strongly, which is not his go, was terrific.
“His work since then had been his best and he trialled great as well.
“I’m not sure where I will head with him next, maybe the Swan Hill Cup.”