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Australian Harness Racing Preview - 6th July, 2024

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Saturday night’s Albion Park meeting looks a carnival-shaping program with several key Constellations contenders on show.

Leap To Fame.
Leap To Fame. Picture: Dan Costello/Racing Queensland

Local hero Leap To Fame will be looking to get his preparation back on track after a shock last start defeat while the two early favourites for the big four-year-old features - Frankie Ferocious and Bet N Win - both return to the track.

Fans of Leap To Fame are still getting over the shock off his defeat at Redcliffe when he led and was gunned down.

He had been on an incredible winning streak before that and he is building towards the carnival targets so expect he will have come on since the last outing.

He tackles his last-start conqueror again in the Wondais Mate Open and does risk getting crossed from his inside draw and shuffled back but he is all class and back to Albion Park his connections will be keen for a return to the winners' list.

District Attorney is now in rare company having inflicted defeat on Leap To Fame last start when he peeled off his back and chased him down.

That made it two from two since joining Jason Grimson having won a G3 at Bankstown two back.

He hasn't missed a place at this distance, winning three of five attempts so there is plenty to suggest he could topple the champ again.

Nerano claimed a big scalp in Swayzee when winning at Albion Park last start. He draws on the back row but has a lethal sprint so could be dangerous.

Don Lou has placed behind District Attorney in both starts since a let-up. He is two from two at this distance and is building in fitness.

Rising Sun favourite Frankie Ferocious returns in the prior race having last raced for a terrific fourth against the big guns in the Miracle Mile in Sydney where he drew widest.

He had won his other three starts of the campaign including the G1 Chariots of Fire two back and a G2 when he resumed at Melton.

He is three from four when fresh and will be primed off three trial wins so can make a statement ahead of his main target.

Jimartee is going great guns having won his last two at this circuit. He led in both of those so has the speed to take advantage of the ace draw and must rate highly.

Don Hugo is building in fitness and will enjoy dropping to a distance where he won his only attempt. He can progress further with the aid of a low draw.

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Frankie Ferocious Picture: Harness Racing New South Wales

Exciting Kiwi trotter Bet N Win is favourite for The Great Square and crosses the Tasman on a four-race winning streak, two of those victories coming at Listed level.

He has had seven weeks off since scoring at Addington but with his main goal just a week away expect him to be wound up for Saturday's Stellar Square.

He looks well placed to kick off in Australia with a win.

Gus is flying and will be gunning for four straight wins when he tackles the Group 2 Darrell Alexander Trotting Championship Final while Ellis Street is another looking to add to a winning streak when he lines up in the Queensland Sun.

Saturday's Menangle meeting could also shape the betting picture for The Great Square with two of the major players London To A Brick and Shes Ruby Roo clashing in the Four and Five Year Old Foundation Final.

Last year's Great Square winner London To A Brick is on track to defend his title having won his last two at Menangle but Victoria Oaks winner Shes Ruby Roo is a talented mare capable of toppling him in an intriguing battle.

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