CENTRAL Victorians will be chasing some of the $2 million in prizemoney on offer at tomorrow's Inter Dominion trots meeting at Menangle in New South Wales.
Bendigo businessman and long-time trotting enthusiast Andrew Curran has the chance to grab the biggest share of the loot as part-owner of Mysta Magical Mach in the Group One $750,000 Inter Dominion grand final.
Curran races Mysta Magical Mach in partnership with veteran West Australian trainer Tony Svilicich and Sonya Murrell.
Mysta Magical Mach carries good form into the Inter Dominion final, having won three of his past four starts.
The talented pacer must overcome a wide draw in barrier eight to win the Inter Dominion but tuned up for the grand final with an impressive win from the same barrier at Menangle last week.
Mysta Magical Mach has posted 30 wins and 50 placings from 134 career starts with prizemoney of more than $1 million.
Tomorrow's Inter Dominion final offers great prizemoney for connections with the winner netting $425,000 and the owners of horses finishing from fifth to last still receiving $15,000.
TAB Sportsbet has rated Mysta Magical Mach a $51 chance in the Inter Dominion final which starts at 3.40pm.
Rochester owner-breeders Mark and Sue Thompson stand the best chance of victory at Menangle with their horse Guaranteed drawn beautifully in barrier two for the Group 1 $200,000 NSW Pacers Derby.
TAB Sportsbet has posted the Emma Stewart-trained Guaranteed a $2.70 favourite for the prestigious three-year-old final at 2.30pm.
Guaranteed finished a gallant second in the Victoria Derby on February 2 after racing ungenerously and breaking in the run but earned favouritism for tomorrow's NSW Derby final with a slashing 1:57.2 mile-rate heat win at Menangle last weekend.
Guaranteed looks a great chance of extending an already imposing juvenile record which stands at 15 starts for 11 wins, four placings and $240,725 in prizemoney.
The NSW Derby winner will pocket $120,000 for connections.
Goornong trainer-driver Peter Salathiel will chase one of the biggest wins of his career with promising filly Charli Springfield in the Group 1 $200,000 NSW Oaks at 1.20pm.
Charli Springfield has won two of her past three starts and earned her place in tomorrow's Oaks final with a solid third in a heat last weekend.
A horror barrier 10 draw has severely dented Charli Springfield's hopes with TAB Sportsbet listing her a $101 chance to win the Oaks.
Free For All
Strathfieldsaye trainer-driver Glenn Douglas has a realistic chance of winning the Group 1 $100,000 Free For All with honest campaigner Saint Flash.
Saint Flash has been contesting some of Victoria's biggest country cups, the Hunter Cup and an Inter Dominion heat of late and should appreciate an easier class of rivals tomorrow.
TAB Sportsbet has posted Saint Flash a $9 chance for the FFA at 4.20pm.
Australasian young drivers championship
Young Bendigo reinswoman Ellen Tormey will need luck on her side to pinch the prestigious Australasian Young Drivers Championship title when the final heat is run at Menangle tomorrow.
West Australian driver Chris Voak leads the championship after four heats on 57 points with Tormey and fellow Victorian reinswoman Rebecca Bartley second on 56 points.
The barrier draw for tomorrow's final heat at Menangle has not been kind to Tormey.
Championship leader Voak will drive $7.50 chance Im On Target from barrier eight while Tormey will hope for luck aboard $17 chance Garnet River from barrier 11.
Bartley appears in pole position to take the championship having drawn the drive on $2.70 race favourite Global View from barrier three.
The final heat of the Australasian Young Drivers Championship kicks off the Inter Dominion grand final meeting at 12.30pm.
How you can follow the central Victorian hopes
Follow the central Victorian hopes on tomorrow's $2 million Inter Dominon grand final program at Menangle by radio on 945am Radio Sports National or Foxtel Pay TV on Sky Racing channel 519.