Hope team ready for big day at Reefton

They are always the colours to follow over the West Coast circuit, and today at Reefton punters can find some value in the Woodend Beach trainers Greg and Nina Hope team as they line up six solid chances.

Driver Ben Hope talks us through their chances runner by runner.

Race two Racingmissgracie ($8.50FF) comes in fresh, but with good standing start manners will look to race handy.

“Her trials have been okay. I think today’s run will do her the world of good.”

Race four Juliette Shard ($21.00FF), the well bred Bettors Delight mare will be looking for some form reversal with an unfavourable draw.

“Wide draw. Will be needing a bit of luck.”

Race seven second day Westport winner Anna’s Boy ($7.00FF) give the Hopes a solid chance in the $20,000 Dawson’s Hotel Reefton Trotters Cup.

“Great win the other day. Its ashame its not 3200m again because i think that distance really suits him. It will be hard off 10m over 2600m. He won’t be the worst place chance.”

Race eight sees Homebush Lad ($3.80FF) shooting for his third consecutive Reefton Cup. The 2023 version is sponsored by Rosco Contractors for a stake of $25,000.

“I give him a really good chance. It will be nice to win a third Reefton cup. He felt really good the otherday. I think he’s the best chance for us today.”

Race nine the Hope’s line up two runners, Krystal Delight ($3.50FF) and Tremendous Lover ($7.00FF). Krystal Delight comes into today after some strong placings at the Westport meetings and will be driven by Mia Holbrough.

“She should go well. She’s been bubbling under the radar for awhile so hopefully she can finish the trip on a high.”

Tremendous Lover comes off the back of a second day Westport win and will be driven by Hope.

“It was great to get a win for the owners. They are very loyal owners of the stable. Up in grade today but he’ll still be competitive enough.”

Hope lines up his own runner Pure Courage ($7.50FF) in race ten. The five year old A Rocknroll Dance gelding is arguably in career best form, and will be the fresh legs to the circuit.

“He seems well. It’s not a bad field but he’s a solid place chance.”

Race one gets underway at 12:25pm.


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