By Joshua Smith, Harness News Desk
Peter and Vaughan Blanchard are hoping a couple of their stable runners will clear maiden ranks this week.
The father-and-son training duo will head to Cambridge Raceway on Thursday with Harvey Specter and Skyzclearnsunny and they believe both runners are capable of scoring their first wins.
Four-year-old gelding Harvey Specter will contest the Mitre 10 Cambridge Mobile Pace (2200m) where he will be driven by Todd Macfarlane from gate three.
The 22-start maiden has finally started to hit his straps, placing in his last two starts, and his connections are hoping he can finally breakthrough for that maiden win on Thursday.
“He is pretty consistent,” Vaughan Blanchard said. “It is a good draw, so hopefully he gets a bit of luck and things pan out well for him.”
Later on the card, Skyzclearnsunny will be out to go one better than her last start runner-up effort when she lines-up in the On Site NZMCA Parking @ Cambridge Raceway Mobile Trot (2200m).
“She is in a mobile, which she has already placed in before,” Blanchard said. “Her run last week was good and she seems really well. Hopefully she has good manners on Thursday.”