Meredith looking forward to Revell Douglas series finale
By Joshua Smith, Harness News Desk
Junior reinsman Zev Meredith is looking forward to heading to Cambridge Raceway on Thursday where he will have a book of five drives, including Whooshka in the 2022 Hygain – Revell Douglas Memorial Series Mobile Pace (2200m).
The Kyle Marshall-trained mare finished runner-up first-up at Alexandra Park last month and Meredith is confident of a good showing from the four-year-old from gate four.
“She went super last start fresh-up,” Meredith said. “Second run back she should strip fitter. It is a nice even field so I would expect her to go close.”
Meredith is looking forward to competing in the series which is held in memory of the late Revell Douglas.
“Revell was a great supporter of the juniors. It is great to remember him with the series,” he said.
Max Hill (19), Kaleb Bublitz (17), Tom Nally (17) and Alicia Harrison (17) top the leaderboard going into the fourth and final leg of the series.
A total of 17 points goes to the winner with 12,10,9,8 and 7 for places 2-6.
That means Harrison, Meredith (9) and Nathan Delaney (8) have a mathematical chance of taking out the series. Harrison drives Pacing Hope with Delaney steering John Wayne. Hill, Bublitz and Nally are not involved in tonight's meeting.
Later on the card, Meredith will take the reins behind Winners Time in the Agrowquip Handicap Trot (2200m).
“Winners Time has been racing really well. I had a steer behind him the other night at Auckland (for third) and it was probably a bit of driver error,” he said.
“2200m probably suits better. He is racing well and a good race is all we are expecting out of him.”
Local trainer Arna Donnelly will utilise Meredith’s claim behind Rough And Ready in the Dunstan Horsefeeds Handicap Pace (2200m) where he will start behind the 30m tape.
“He was going to be off the 40m and moves up 10m with having me on him,” Meredith said.
“That will be advantageous to him fresh-up. He had a workout last weekend so had a bit of a hit-out but he may need the run.”
Meredith has also picked up two drives for Ray Green – Whiz On Bye in the Saturday Brunch @ The Clubhouse Sports Bar Mobile Pace (2200m) and Riverboy Ben in the Dunstan Horsefeeds Mobile Pace (1700m).