Open fields assembled for Sunday's harness meeting in Parkes

READY TO ROCK: Parkes trainer William Cassell has Rock Hand, pictured here finishing second in Parkes on October 25, running in the Byrne Clothing Pace. The mare has five wins in 45 career starts. Photo: Kristy Williams.

READY TO ROCK: Parkes trainer William Cassell has Rock Hand, pictured here finishing second in Parkes on October 25, running in the Byrne Clothing Pace. The mare has five wins in 45 career starts. Photo: Kristy Williams.

Harness racing returns to Parkes this Sunday, and punters will be welcomed on course for an action-packed night meeting.

Eight races are scheduled for the evening, with the Happy 80th Birthdays Bernie and Bill Pace the highest rated event on the card, for horses with a National Rating up to 80.

The Parkes Furniture One Pace kicks off the meeting, and Peak Hill trainer John Beeby will be desperately hoping Morning Major and Best Beau can return to their best form.

They'll face stiff competition from Karinya Jude, trained by Forbes' Gary Eyre, who loves the Parkes track, where she rarely finishes out of the placings.

Star Josh Turnbull runner Bell River Boy, who won the Garrards Rio Meteor Gig Final in Parkes earlier in the year, will be hard to beat in the TAB Odds and Evens Pace.

Alectown trainer Stan Townsend has Good Cop in the same race, the first start for Townsend since the gelding transferred from Victoria while Sailalong Sinbad will be pushing forward from the back row for Cowra trainer Darryl Fliedner.

There's a very even field assembled for the Parkes Leagues Club Pace, with a pair of Nathan Hurst runners, Gabbys Sportstar (who secured the gun draw) and Tulhurst Terror, likely to go forward.

From the back row, the in-form Soldtoyoulady is gunning for a hat-trick for Parkes' Malcolm Hutchings while Beast Mode is fresh off some strong performances in Blayney and Menangle.

In the highest rated race for the evening, last start Blayney Cup winner Myra Dawn will be very hard to beat alongside Authoritative, who is first-up after a long spell.

Jumping Jack Jimmy showed promise for Parkes' Andrew Cassell on October 25 in Parkes, falling just short at good odds and he will start on the front row.

Soldtoyousir

Soldtoyousir

William Cassell will be looking to pilot Rock Hand to victory in the Byrne Clothing Pace despite a run of poor form; with a pair of Hutchings runners looking promising in a very open field.

The solitary maiden event for the evening will be very tough to pick a winner in, though Cowra runner Uroc N Warrior, Hutchings horse Soldtoyousir and Fast Eddy should be thereabouts.

The first race starts at 6.12pm and for easier check-in, please download the ServiceNSW app.