HAS any pacer going around at the moment had more standing starts than Myrniong Panorama?
Most likely not, given the rarity of standing start races for pacers
The 10-year-old has faced the tapes 106 times in a 229-start career.
And Myrniong Panorama will add to this tally in the Easons Car Centre C1/better Handicap, 2200m, at Ballarat harness races tonight.
Myrniong Panorama is striving to get his lifetime earnings to $100,000, but it isn’t proving easy for the gelding.
He has not won since June last year and only occasionally of late has found himself in the money.
Such is the nature of stands though, with manners playing such a big part wins can come out of the blue.
He will need to improve though for Pipers Creek trainer-driver Tony Xiriha to add to his career standing record of seven wins and 22 minor placings despite his vast experience.
Bubble Art and Win The Crowd are the standing start specialists which appear most likely to fight out the finish.
Bubble Art is one the fastest beginners from a stand and should benefit from drawing the pole
The nine-year-old has reaped the benefits of this with six wins and 18 minor placings in these types of races.
She likes the Ballarat circuit too, with six wins at Bray Raceway – four in standing starts.
Win The Crowd has two wins and five minor placings from eight starts in stands and appears ready to break into winning form.
The five-year-old’s latest win just four starts ago came from behind the tapes.
He has been a close up second for Smythes Creek trainer Emma Stewart in his past two runs, each in Ballarat.
NOTE, Candy Digger has her 173rd standing start race in Ballarat tonight, but she is a trotter for which standing starts prevail.