Special mission for Painting

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

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