The Shark - Best at Nelson on Sunday

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Race 1:

10 Chain Reaction: Went close on day one when emerging up the lane. Drawn to get an economical trip here behind a potential leader and can be a player.

1 Midas Touch: Galloped on Day One but the recovery effort was pretty impressive. Manners the key but a winning chance if they come along for the day.

6 Jay Tee Tyron: Sure to be better for the race day experience following the third on debut. Stable and driver respect goes a long way.

9 Jazelle: Did well for fourth on the first day. Wide draw doesn’t help much here, but must be given a strong top four chance.



Race 2

9 You Really Got Me: Was still in contention on day one when galloping. Manners are always the big question, but the best horse in the race so naturally top selection.

5 Zsa Zara: String of seconds tells you all you need to know. In great nick. Has good manners and a strong each way hope here again.

1 Easy Pickings: Might have just about been going to win at Oamaru last time out before the gallop. Getting better with racing and live hope again today.

7 Four Hills: Manners were all at sea on Day One but workouts and trials had been good enough to suggest a bold run here wouldn’t be a surprise.

Selections: 9-5-1-7


Race 3

1 Miss Pinocchio: Things went pear-shaped pretty quickly at Oamaru when heavily supported. Redemption time from the pole position here.

3 Glenledi Bandit: Beaten by a handy one up the lane on Day One when heavily supported. In this up to his eye balls from a handy draw.

6 Snow Printz: Did some work on Friday and didn’t shirk the task. Better drawn here so a live hope of filling a top three spot.

8 Awesome Official: Good run on Friday after a quiet run on the markers. Might push forward early and look to get handy. Can fill a spot from there too.

Selections: 1-3-6-8


Race 4

2 Unique Marshall: Destroyed them on the first day in effortless fashion. Gets in well again here and should be hard to beat on that performance.

7 Rocknpop: Another honest effort on Friday when running second. Deserves a winning turn and gets another chance here.

12 Sioux Princess: Hard to get warm on Day One but did hit the line well. Might get a little closer here and can really sprint when asked too.

3 Shpeedy: Punters burnt on Friday. Running out of chances but allowed one more here to get things back on track.

Selections: 2-7-12-3


Race 5

3 Rozzano: Up from Southland and was too good when in control at Roxburgh two starts back. Might try similar here and could be hard to catch with fresh legs.

1 JJ’S Delight: Nice run on Friday to finish third. Drawn to no work here so shouldn’t be too far away again.

11 God Only Knows: Flat a long way from home but kept coming on Friday. Might go searching here and could be dangerous.

2 Garry’s Legacy: Good draw is a big aid to his chances. On the speed and won’t be far away when things get serious.

Selections: 3-1-11-2


Race 6

8 Anamajor: Smashed them in a maiden field at Motukarara last time out. Horse on the up and hard to stop today with a good run.

12 Tuapeka Trick: Looked to have them beat on Day One but Dadndave travelling too good on his back. Big chance today.

3 Ruby Tues Bay: Has a motor and was impressive on Day One. Can handle the rise in grade and shouldn’t be too far away from the action.

11 Eastwood Chieftain: Escapes the Cup company for this. Might relish the opportunity too. On the speed and grinding his go.

Selections: 8-12-3-11


Race 7

9 Bonnie Highlander: Fresh up but does possess a huge motor. Just needs to behave herself and she’ll be very hard to beat today.

10 Scarlett Banner: Good run on Friday, just beaten by a very good horse. Manners back in action and so is she.

8 Tokyo Joe: Nice run for fourth on Friday. Getting better and better and shouldn’t be too far away here.

1 Zsa Zoe: Good manners and a nice draw should spell out a big run here. On the markers, doing no extra work and good place fodder.

Selections: 9-10-8-1


Race 8

7 Kotare Cullen: Jogged it on the first day – way too good for them. Expecting another bold display here against a largely similar field.

3 Tyron Bettor’s Ella: No match for the stablemate on the first day but a very good run all the same. Similar tactics adopted here and she’s a chance again.

2 Huey Lewis: Got supports home with a big run on Friday. Up in grade but progressive and shouldn’t be too far away here.

5 Dadndave: Good win on Friday. Up and coming pacer facing his toughest test. Can handle things too.

Selections: 7-3-2-5


Race 9

2 Spot On: Big priced winner at Ashburton who was very good next time as well when up in grade. Dangerous if allowed to set own terms here.

7 Feel The Money: Hit the line strongly for second on opening day. High speed mare who is a big chance of success here today.

1 Mini Mine Yet: Dug deep on Friday after sitting parked when beaten by two smart ones. This draw should pan out better and give a good chance of filling a top three spot again.

5 Barkley: Fought hard for his fourth on Day One. Small field is a big assist and shouldn’t be too far away from them again today.

Selections: 2-7-1-5


BEST: 1 Miss Pinocchio (Race 3)

NEXT: 7 Kotare Cullen (Race 8)

VALUE: 3 Rozzano (Race 5)