'Pacing Priest' ready to cheer Triple Eight

05 December 2021 | HRNSW MEDIA | AMANDA RANDO
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Greg Sugars will drive Triple Eight who is part-owned by Father Brian Glasheen.

Greg Sugars will drive Triple Eight who is part-owned by Father Brian Glasheen.

The ‘Pacing Priest’ Father Brian Glasheen has seen some of the best pacers during his time in the sport. 

The 83-year-old rates the likes of “Cardigan Bay and Blacks A Fake are the two best horses I have seen.” 

Having travelled around Australasia conducting the Inter Dominion mass since 1978, the year he gained his moniker as the ‘Pacing Priest’, Father Glasheen has his own star aimed at the time-honoured series. 

That is the Jess Tubbs-trained Triple Eight who is a $10 chance in heat eight of the Inter Dominion Pacing Championships at Newcastle tonight. 

Triple Eight was a fast-finishing fourth in the opening heat before finishing second to Expensive Ego at Bathurst on Wednesday night. 

He has drawn inside the second row for his final heat with driver Greg Sugars. 

“Greg is a beautiful driver and Jess is doing all the work at home,” said Father Glasheen.

“I have a small share in Triple Eight and it’s very exciting to be part of this series.”

The iForm team have put together the best bets for tonight:

Newcastle best bet 

Race 8: Rocknpenny (4)

Excellent claims after testing a classy filly at Penrith

Newcastle next best 

Race 7: The Penny Drops

Leading contender following handy displays in both heats 

Play the exotics 

The Newcastle quaddie

Race 3: 2-3-11

Race 4: 5

Race 5: 4

Race 6: 4-1-2-6

$12 for 100%

 

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