Tas Man Bromac, who set a track record at Roxburgh 12 months ago, returns there a leading fancy for the Roxburgh Cup  on Monday.

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Top driver Greg Sugars has a tricky decision to make for Saturday night’s $100,000 Group 1 South Australian Cup.

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Quick As a Trick, winner of the $30,000 Central Otago Trotting Cup free-for-all in track record time at Omakau on Saturday, has remained in the south.

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He’s been chipping away quietly in the background for most of the season so far but you can expect Cran Dalgety to ramp things up over the coming weeks.

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Is this the season of the four-year-olds?

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There’s a bit of organising to be done at All Stars Racing Stables this week.

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Belkmyster, runner up in the Central Otago Cup 12 months ago, could go one better in the $30,000 feature at Omakau on today.

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By Adam Hamilton

Emerging superstar Beaudiene Boaz steps out of his own age group to take on some of the stars of the Perth Inter Dominion at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

  And the Gary Hall Sr-trained pacer is a clear favourite after drawing the pole in the $60,000 Village Kid Sprint (1730m).

  Beaudiene Boaz has not started since his dominant win in the Group 1 Golden Nugget on the same day Lennytheshark won the Perth Inter Dominion final (December 13).

  “We’ve made the decision to stay here and go for the big races (WA and Fremantle Cups) instead of heading to Sydney for the Chariots Of Fire,” Hall Sr said.

  “So this is his first try against the open-class horses ahead of those races. The draw and the trip both suit him.

  “Taking a line through Waylade and My Hard Copy, we’re sure he will measure up.”

  And Hall Sr should know given he trains of the 11 entrants, including the two emergencies, in the Village Kid Sprint.

  Not surprisingly, Gary Hall Jr has opted to drive Beaudiene Boaz.

  That means Kim Prentice is the new driver for Waylade (gate three), while Clint Hall will stay aboard My Hard Copy (gate five).

  Inter Dominion runner-up Lovers Delight is another star in the race, but he will need luck from a wide draw (seven).

  And Queensland star Avonnova, who turned heads with a massive fourth in the Inter final, will start from gate four.

  The WA features are just around the corner with the $300,000 Fremantle Cup on January 8 and the $450,000 WA Pacing Cup a week later.

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 Last season’s Breeders Crown 4YO winner Hectorjayjay gets his chance to push for a Victoria Cup berth in Saturday night’s $30,575 Geelong Cup (2570m).

  The Simone Walker-trained pacer returned from a spell with a good second in the Yarra Valley Cup then made a complete mess of the standing-start when retired from last Sunday’s Cobram Cup.

  He will appreciate the return to mobile racing and snaring the pole.

  Other key runners in the Cup include: Five Star Anvil (back from his Perth Inter Dominion campaign), Im Corzin Terror (first-up since his failed NZ Cup campaign) and last week’s brilliant Ballarat Lightning Mile winner Keayang Cullen.

It took Tim Williams a couple of days to realise it, but an error in judgement almost cost him a number of opportunities – and most importantly almost cost him an Auckland Cup.

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Ricky May isn’t the excitable type, but Monbet sure does gets him excited.

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Live coverage of Auckland Cup night 2015 from Alexandra Park.

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Here is a sobering thought for punters drunk on Have Faith In Me’s undoubted x-factor heading into tonight’s $250,000 Auckland Trotting Cup --- he is only a 50-50 chance to stepping away with the field.

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Punters can expect the scary Monbet who demolished his rivals at Alexandra Park 13 days ago to turn up in the National Trot tonight.

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