Harness Racing: Five Bangles look to back up

26 November 2021 13:08:24 GMTPlus11

Trainer Mike Reed is confident Five Bangles can make it back-to-back wins when she returns to action at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Five Bangles really caught the eye with a first-up win at the track on Tuesday of last week and will be looking to back it up in the Westral Meshlock Security Pace.

First-up win

Reed was delighted with the way his charge performed first-up without any trials and is in no doubt she will be in the mix again after impressing in track work.

Five Bangles also has a favourable draw on Friday night after landing barrier three and Reed is hoping she will make it count.

"She hadn’t been to trials, and she won first-up, running home in 56.5sec.," Reed said of her last start. "That run has really brought her on, and she is definitely the horse to beat on Friday night.

"Last Saturday morning she worked as good as any two-year-old has ever worked for me."

Five Bangles stablemate Queeninthecorner could be one of the main dangers but she has not raced for four weeks after winning two on the bounce.

"She has recovered from a cold and her recent work has been good," Reed added.

Arma Indie ready to strike

Elsewhere Reed is also expecting a good performance from Arma Indie, in the 2536m Westral Roller Blinds Pace.

The five-year-old mare has won 10 races but has not placed in her last nine starts. However drawing barrier one could boost her chances of ending the drought.

"She has the gate speed to lead from barrier one here, and hopefully she will dictate and get the money," said Reed.

"The run in the breeze was a good, hard hit-out and would have helped her. She is ready to win, and this is her field."

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