There is good and bad news for Pick6 punters at Cambridge tonight.
The good news is the pool is guaranteed to a rare $100,000 for what is a minor meeting, albeit the only one in the north this week.
The bad news is you may need to be a punting genius or very lucky to get a share of it.
While Pick6s are rarely easy, tonight's looks particularly difficult with few standouts and maybe even no anchor. With northern harness clubs striving for more even fields and less odds-ons favourites, they have clearly achieved that goal tonight.
The meeting starts unusually early at 5.03pm and with only nine races the Pick6 kicks off on race four at 6.19pm, at least one leg where punters may not need to go too wide.
Twinklingofaneye was a good third in only her second start here last time out and tonight's field is weaker so after some impressive workout form leading into that race she will be hard to beat, with Genociate having shown enough to suggest with some strengthening she won't be a career maiden. The second leg is devoid of form so if Turnbulls can stay handy from the ace he looks as close to an anchor as the night might provide but you wouldn't want to be ploughing too much money solely into a horse who has won one of 14 starts, even though his Alex Park second two starts ago was brave.
The next looks one of the deepest races of the night, with He's Novak a must as he should improve on his first up run last start when he peaked in the straight, while Awesome Dude, Gotta Go Electobet and newcomer to the north This Excuse Is Fine are all needed.
The latter's stablemate A Damn Good Excuse can win race seven but punters could need God's Delight, Vibhuti, Prince Of Pops and On The Razzle to feel safe, which is a seemingly ridiculous five horses in an eight horse race. That basically sums up the night.
The trot (R8) looks a nightmare but the last at least has some encouraging form around Uandmebabe, who is well down in grade, Fizzi Lizzi and impressive last-start maiden winner Thephantomtollbooth.