Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Aces Star Relishing Busy Weekend

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Aces Star Relishing Busy Weekend

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BELLE Vue asset Patrick Hougaard has his sights set on a podium finish in Saturday's Peter Craven Memorial - but admits he faces an epic battle with his fellow speedway stars for the top spot.

The 27-year-old Danish international has a busy weekend pending as he prepares to take his place for Somerset in the 2017 Premiership Pairs on March 31 at the Rebels' Oaktree Arena home.

It's then back to Manchester on April 1 for his parent club's prestigious season opener - something which Hougaard is thoroughly relishing.

He said: "Belle Vue's new track definitely suits my style.

"I raced a handful of meetings there last year and I'm really looking forward to coming back and taking part in the Peter Craven meeting.

"I want to do the best I can and see how far I go.

"But it's still the early season and the field is wide open. …

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