Skip to content

Harness Racing: Rackemup Tigerpie makes Cup final

Rackemup Tigerpie booked his spot in Saturday night’s Group 1 Tasmania Cup final after cruising to a comfortable win in his heat in Hobart on Sunday night.

The race did not go entirely to plan but trainer-driver Michael Stanley kept his cool to get the job done and can now look ahead to the final.

Early trouble

Stanley and Rackemup Tigerpie had to negotiate some trouble in the early part of the race but the horseman was delighted with the way his charge handled the situation.

"The pleasing thing for me is my bloke stepped away and had to dodge through a bit of that traffic, and it didn’t phase him," Stanley told reporters after the win.

Related Harness Racing news

King retires after historic win

Grimson eyes another shock

Miller eyes group win

Sugars rues Miracle Mile postponement

"When Merserati found the front, with all due respect to him, he is a step behind my bloke and a few of the backmarkers that came over.

"I was happy to sit outside the leader and dictate once I knew Holy Basil and Western Sonador had missed away."

Eyes on the prize

Rackemup Tigerpie takes his record to 15 wins from 68 starts and Stanley is now hoping they can add the Group 1 feature to his CV this weekend.

The Tasmania Cup has been on the radar for a while and now they have the chance to bring it home.

"We have had it in the back of our mind for quite a while because he qualified from a stand two or three years ago, so once the prize money had changed, it was on the radar," Stanley added.

Discover more from the world's favourite online betting brand

More racing betting news

Latest betting and odds

Watch horse racing live streaming

ITV racing 4/1 offer

Latest going report

Latest racing results

Join now - bet365 Open Account Offer

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy

New to bet365? Get up to $100 in Bet Credits

Become a member of the world's favorite online sports betting brand

Returns exclude Bet Credits wager. T&Cs , time limits and exclusions apply