Maitland Inter City Pace heat winners Royal Story, Our Triple Play and I Am Serengeti have draw front row barriers in Saturday night's final.
Brad Hewitt’s Our Triple Play set a new track record over the 2422m at last Saturday’s heats and has drawn barrier five for the prestigious race which is scheduled for 8.55pm..
Bernie Hewitt’s Royal Story has drawn barrier one and KerryAnn Turner’s I Am Serengeti will race from four.
Royal Story and Our Triple Play will go into the race as favourites along with Mark Jones’ four-year-old mare Delightful Memphis which has drawn barrier seven.
Ellalong trainer Michael Formosa’s four-year-old gelding Mondooley Heaven is firmly in the running after drawing barrier two in the quality field.
Formosa is one of only two former winners of the Inter City Pace with horses in this year’s 55th running of the time-honoured event.
The other winner Sydney’s Jim Bates’ runner will be beside him on the front row after his four-year-old bay horse Megs Monaro drew barrier three.
Turner’s second runner Mark Of Integrity takes the final place on the front row.
Cessnock trainer Clayton Harmey’s two runners Apollo Thirteen and Jimmy The Editor start beside each other in barriers nine and 10.
James Rando’s The Times A Changing will start from seven and Quick Income has drawn 11.
The first of eight races is scheduled for 6.24pm. The Inter City Pace is race six on the card and is set to start at 8.55pm.