Special mission for Painting

24 May 2022 | HRNSW MEDIA | AMANDA RANDO
Logo
Rocknroll Runa and Jackson Painting.

Rocknroll Runa and Jackson Painting.

Riverina harness racing driver Jackson Painting will head to Menangle this Saturday night on a special mission. 

And that is to win the $100,000 Regional Championships State Final with Rocknroll Runa. 

The David Kennedy-trained pacer earned his way into the Group 1 when winning the Riverina Final at Wagga on Friday night. 

It gave Painting the biggest win of his career being his first Group 1 success just 11 days after becoming a father for the first time. 

“It’s an unreal feeling . . . that’s what we are in the game for and to do it in front of family and friends makes it even better,” said Painting. 

Rocknroll Runa won in a slick 1:54.2. 

“He’s an untapped horse with untapped ability,” said Painting. 

“His biggest asset is his point-to-point speed and Menangle will suit him down to the ground.”

Rocknroll Runa has drawn barrier two in the State Final.

The iForm best bets for today:

Menangle best bet 

Race 6: Yankee Ideal (1)

Could have their measure on pole position finding this easier than previous assignments.

Menangle next best 

Race 7: Lucky Beach Boy (4)

Handy performances at both appearances this preparation suggests he will be prominent.

Around the tracks

Albury best bet

Race 5: Mangochililime (5)

Has not won for a while but does look to be well placed in this Division 3 up to 48.

Play the exotics 

The Menangle quaddie

Race 5: 2-7-3

Race 6: 1

Race 7: 8-9-4-10-6

Race 8: 5-3-2-8-10-1

$90 for 100%

 

Related News

28 June 2022
Home is where Hart is after interstate success
Top NSW driver Cameron Hart is back on home soil driving at Menangle today after adding another interstate feature success to his record. The 23-year-old teamed up with New Zealand-born horseman Nathan Purdon to win the Redcliffe Oaks last Saturday night with star filly Amore Vita. “She’s...
28 June 2022
Strong book of Menangle drives for Douglass
HE probably could have made it as a jockey. Yet diminutive Castle Hill reinsman Jim Douglass is just as happy he has made a career in harness racing and heads to Menangle today with one of his best books of drives for months. Douglass is the stable driver for Theresa Park trainer Ian Wilson and he will...
27 June 2022
Metro pace a gold mine as trio fill TrotsLife blackbook
Six horses have made their way into the Metrospective Blackbook from Saturday night’s metropolitan meeting at Tabcorp Park Melton. With Saturday nights to be staged in the country for the next four weeks, Jason Bonnington and Nikkita Ross reviewed the final Melton meeting in today's edition of...
27 June 2022
In-form Duggan continues winning run
Brighton-based concession reinsman Jacob Duggan continued his good form of recent weeks in Hobart on Sunday night, where he partnered the Juanita McKenzie-trained Sharmey to victory. Drawing outside of the front row, Duggan restrained the pacer to the tail of the field before gaining a three-wide cart...
27 June 2022
Stable's Queensland attack ensures Vics have a 'dog in the fight
The Victorian stable of John 'Bulldog' Nicholson is hoping to launch a double-pronged attack on next week’s Group 1 Rising Sun. The Nicholson trained and Michelle Phillips driven four-year-olds Sebs Choice and Alby Two Chains both staked strong claims for invitations following impressive wins in...
Click for more