Top trots card at Warragul on Monday

Apr 28, 2016 Top trots card at Warragul on Monday

The Traralgon Pacing Cup is one of the highlights of an eight race trots meeting at Warragul this Monday afternoon.

Run each year by the Warragul Harness Racing Club to recognise the two decades of racing in the Latrobe Valley from 1975 to 1995, the Pacing Cup has attracted eight starters.

Champion reinsman Chris Alford drives Mister Manhattan in Monday's race, in an effort to win his fifth Traralgon Pacing Cup.

He won the event at Traralgon in 1990, and has won three of the Cup races run at Warragul since it was reintroduced in 2006. Alford also drove the last race winner on the old Traralgon circuit.

The Traralgon Pacing Cup runs at 3:33pm.

The main race on Monday's card is the Ken Miller Memorial, from qualifying heats held at Warragul on April 18.

Sir Liberty looks particularly hard to beat from barrier two, however a strong contingent of local horses have qualified for the event and they are all keen to win the race named in honour of a Warragul trots stalwart.

Lara trainer Dean Braun has half the field engaged in the main two-year-old event, with three of the six starters from his stable. Although the field is small, it will be an interesting race to kick off proceedings on Monday, at 12:35pm.

The last race of the day could be a good betting contest, with a number of in form, up and coming horses set to do battle. Over the sprint journey on the tight Pacing Bowl, luck in running will play a part in the result of this race.

Pictured is harness racing action from the old Traralgon track