A TALENT THAT CAN’T BE REFUSED
THE Inter Dominion dream is alive for a big group of owners cheering on their Terang-based pacer Cant Refuse.
Emerging late in his Ballarat second-round heat on Tuesday night to finish a flashy second, Cant Refuse won new fans and had his owners optimistic about securing a place in the Grand Final at Melton on December 15.
“His two runs to date have been
very pleasing,” trainer Matthew Craven said.
“The best part about them is he’s had an easy run in transit and got to the line terrific.
“We can’t be happier with the way he’s handled the series so far.”
Cant Refuse is eighth in the pecking order before tonight, equal on points with San Carlo (21). The top 12 pacers and trotters contest ID18 grand finals.
“The draw on the fence around Cranbourne should be ideal,” Craven said.
“You’d love to be able to hold up early and then pick one to hand up to. I imagine Tiger Tara will be charging forward. You’d love to sit on the back of him.”
Meanwhile, a close finish looms as the ID18 charges chase final points. GoodForm analyst Jason Bonnington tweeted his final thoughts this week:
“Incredibly unpredictable situation but if every runner finishes exactly where I rank them on Saturday night then Enrolled will jump into the top 12 and Monty Python will drop out in trotters ID, while Im The Boss will jump into the top 12 for pacers and Mach Doro will make way for him.”
Trainer and driver Matthew Craven pictured aboard Cant Refuse.