Ricky May punters friend today

By Mike Love

Mid Canterbury reinsman Ricky May heads to Addington today with a strong book of drives at the Coaster Howe racing stables race day.

May, who sits 19th on the drivers premiership table with 22 wins so far this season, will take six drives on today’s eight race card.

Monaro Meg ($10.00FF) for trainer Michael Heenan in race one the Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Steve and Di Little handicap trot kicks off May’s chances in what is an even maiden field.

“I couldn’t fault her run the other day after a spell. If she goes away, the 2000m should suit her.”

Race two the Southern Pork mobile pace May will steer the Trent Yesberg trained Darby ($21.00FF) from a sweet barrier draw of one who gets back into the field off the ballot.

“Got a good draw for a change, so hopefully we get a good run.”

Lady Vincent ($7.00FF) is one of May’s stronger chances of the day for trainers Greg and Nina Hope when she lines up in race three the Congrats Hornby Under 18S ‘Grad Final Winners’ pace.

“It was a good second three starts ago. She was average last time, but I’ve spoken to Greg and he is happy with her and expecting a much better run this time.”

May then steers in what he described as his best chance of the day Peraki Seelster ($2.70FF) in race five the Tennant Engineering handicap pace for trainer Ryan Hayter.

“He’s got a big chance. He’s going really well. He should be right in it.”

In race seven the Fearless and Christine Smith Love Their Racing mobile pace, Westar Molly ($4.00FF) and May combine with the Hope’s again.

“She was pretty unlucky last start. She should be a very good chance today.”

Rounding out the day is Bettor Lover for trainer Brendon Hill in the Cheers To All The Great Helpers mobile pace.

“He went okay last start. There’s a couple of wee things we’ve sorted out so he should be even better today.”

Racing commences from 12:43pm.


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