The fourth-round rankings for the 2023 Ladbrokes Inter Dominion to be held at The Creek have today been released.
Just Believe and I Cast No Shadow retain their top ranking in the trotters and pacers divisions respectively, as per the conditions, with most of the movement since the third-round rankings were released focussed on horses in the 15-30 bracket of each gait.
Click here to find the full rankings for both gaits following the fourth-round release.
Following his all the way victory in the Propulsion Standing at Trump Bloodstock Trotting feature at The Creek last week, Sir Fahrenheit is the biggest mover in the Trotters Series.
Ranked 20 in the third-round rankings, the Daren Garrard trained former Queensland Trotter of the Year is now all but guaranteed a spot in the series after rising to 14.
Fellow Queenslander Tayla Gillespie was just 15 years old when her father Shaun prepared Kasyanov to finish second in the 2010 Trotting Inter Dominion Final and now looks set to have her own runner in the 2023 Series.
Majestic Lavros finished second to Sir Fahrenheit on November 4 and the effort has been recognised with the eight-year-old rising up to a ranking of 18, well inside the cut-off of 24 if the decision is made to keep the Series at two Trotting Heats.
The Blake Fitzpatrick trained Caligula is also well placed after rising from 21 to 17 following a smart effort when resuming from a spell, finishing in second place behind Doff Your Cap at Menangle on October 29.
Former Group 1 winning juvenile Parisian Artiste had his first run since the 2022 Inter Dominion Final when stepping out in the Swan Hill Trotters Cup on November 3 and with a somewhat disappointing performance has slipped to a ranking of 20.
One Over All which had reached a ranking of 9 has been formally scratched from the Series, while the Elizabeth Heath trained Red White An Bloom has also been scratched.
Following his victory in the Be Good Johnny Sprint, Trent Dawson looks set to have his first starter in an Inter Dominion Series, after his star four-year-old Future Assured rose a further two places to be ranked 20.
Initially at 27 following the release of the first-round rankings, Future Assured has managed to rise up the list to be comfortably inside the top 36.
Jason Grimson has won the past two Inter Dominion Series and looks to have safely locked away three runners in the top 36 and with a fourth on the cusp of making the cut-off.
Hi Manameisjeff who was 32 following the first-round rankings, claimed a clinical victory at Menangle on November 4 in slick time, consequently, his latest ranking rises from 21 to 17.
Queensland trainer Shane Graham is on the verge of having runners in both divisions with Turn It Up looking safe with a ranking of 14, while his other pacer L L Cool J rose to a ranking of 42 following his last start Albion Park victory.
In the trotters, Graham is currently on the cut-off with Jackka Watch (24) and will be hoping to fortify that ranking over the next two weeks.
Defeating star four-year-old Catch A Wave last start in the Gammalite FFA at Melton, the Courtney Laker trained Curly James is close to securing a spot in the Series, the six-year-old’s ranking rising to 39.
The David Thorn trained Our Money Rocks sits precariously at 36 after rising from 41 following his last start third behind Blacks A Fake winner Swayzee.
Thorn will be sweating on a number of higher ranked pacers that are likely withdrawals but yet to be formally scratched from the Series, with the six-year-old rising from a first-round ranking of 65, to be within striking distance of a start in the 2023 Series.
Ladies In Red (11) and Honolua Bay (2) are two likely omissions, with the Emma Stewart stable indicating that both pacers will not be taking their place in the Series, but both are yet to be officially scratched.
Bulletproof Boy, Port Au Prince and Last Tango in Heaven are official scratching’s since the third round of rankings were released, with the only pacer of those three inside the top 36, the Scott Ewen trained Bulletproof Boy.