The Shark - Best at Gore on Saturday

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Race 1

12 Smokin Bandar: All at sea when in a fresh state last time out and took no part. Better served here off the unruly and with manners should be winning.

11 Jimmy Carter: Comes out of a pretty hot field at Orari where he wasn’t disgraced after doing plenty of work. Watching early, but a leading contender.

8 Star Dude: Four seconds in last five starts. In the zone, trotting safely and has to be a strong chance here because of those manners. Rewarded soon.

9 Lady Zara: Another with flew flaws in the system. Manners are excellent and likely to land on the speed here which will be a huge advantage.

Selections: 12-11-8-9


Race 2

5 Shuzi: Pushed a couple of handy ones over the line last week at Wyndham. Who knows, grass track might be the ticket to success. A live chance no matter the track surface.

1 Kiwi Bloke: Given a let up after disappointing last time out. Can run and shouldn’t be too far away in this from the ace draw.

8 Bettor’s Atom: Only miss this time in came from an early mistake. Right in amongst it other than that and deserves a winning turn.

2 Sefton Hooligan: All around the action at the moment and getting better with each run. Gun driver on here which aids the chances big time.

Selections: 5-1-8-2


Race 3

2 Imran Khan: Closed off perfectly last week at Orari in a field much stronger than this. Should be very hard to beat on that run alone, although often finds one or two better.

12 Robbie Royale: Getting better at the whole caper every time he steps out and shouldn’t be far away from breaking through for another victory.

11 Zoned Scarlett: Should appreciate the grass track surface and went good enough last time to be a player in the field like this.

9 Scarlett Lane: Manners are exemplary and that will take you a long way in any trotting fixture. Should be right in amongst the action.

Selections: 2-12-11-9


Race 4

4 Chain Reaction: No good last time out when expected to run well but gets into a very winnable race today and from a handy draw should be right there when things get serious.

7 Star Ruler: Model of consistency and knocking on the door of a maiden success best chance today.

11 Hans Ideal: Another honest shift last time out. Tries hard and runs on strongly. Shouldn’t be too far away.

9 Thisladyrocks: Seems to be getting better and better and this race today should hold no worries. Can fill a top three placing.

Selections: 4-7-11-9


Race 5

6 Myrcella: Drops out of some pretty handy races for this and gets the services of a top junior. Won’t shirk the challenge.

1 Miss Fandago: On speed horse who should relish this draw and opportunity. Can be vulnerable late but will keep fighting.

9 Miss Waikiwi: In good nick and the inside of the second row barrier draw should work out perfectly. Expecting a good run.

Ay Boy:Deserved the win last time out and going good enough that the rise in grade won’t pose too many problems.

Selections: 6-1-9-5


Race 6

10 Burlington: Canterbury raider with some strong workout and trial form. Destined to win a few races and should have no problems with this one.

1 Candidasa: Running strong races up and comes up with a good draw today to be on the speed and in all the right places. A leading contender.

2 Thisexcusebetterbeit: Never far away and from a good draw today should be a lot closer and having to do a lot less work than recent efforts.

7 Rakabeach: Workout winner last weekend who is on debut. Looks capable and is the watch horse here.

Selections: 10-1-2-7


Race 7

1 One Apollo: Run down at Orari last weekend, but only just. Should be perfect here today and on the speed they might not be able to peg him back.

9 Jen Jaccka: Class horse of the race giving them a decent head start. Won’t do to much to stop her from winning though. Right in the middle of it.

8 Wee Man Trouble: Few wee issues in recent runs, but the motor is good and if the manners are there he’s right in the middle of it.

7 Rydgemont Milly: Hitting the line strongly recently and in nicely here. Won’t be far away.

Selections: 1-9-8-7


Race 8

11 Ansett Flight: Has come back in wonderful nick with four really good runs. Can sit off the speed and swoop on them late here.

12 First Son: Back to not having much luck after strong performances prior. Second line draw again, but good enough to sweep into it at the right time.

13 Zenola’s Art: A bit in and out but does go quite nicely. Will be running on strongly here today.

6 Bettors Highlight: Nice win on debut and wasn’t too bad next time out. Handy enough draw to try and make the most of here.

Selections: 11-12-13-8


Race 9

9 Vintage Cheddar: Dazzling fresh up victory and has sights set on some lofty goals this season. Natural improvement on that first up run makes him hard to beat again today.

11 Sagwitch: Under-rated pacer who was good when finishing third last time. His sort of race, especially if the speed is on and he can swoop late.

10 Royal Bengal: All around it over the summer months but just not quite grabbing it. Royal opportunity here today.

6 Machjagger: Hinted he wasn’t far away last time out with an encouraging run. Goes better than formline would suggest and can be the blow out hope here.

Selections: 9-11-10-6


Race 10

7 Man I’m Good: Back to the grass today – a surface he loves. Not a strong field so has to be given a big hope of grabbing success.

4 Nightmarch: Good run again last week, finding the line nicely. Doesn’t win them out of turn but always a good chance.

9 Matinee Idol: In good form but slightly hamstrung by the draw here today. Clear air and you’re right in play, but needs luck.

12 The Heart Rulz: Much better than the form shows and gets the services of Blair Orange in a very even field. We’re paying attention.

Selections: 7-4-9-12


Race 11

5 Tartan Trilogy: Making up ground last time out and does hold strong grass track credentials. Should be improved with run under the belt and therefore a live winning hope today.

3 Coolhand Easton Never far away from the action and from today’s good draw should land in the right spot to be a contender here.

2 Glacier Coaster: Goes well and has won on the grass before. Ignore the last start effort too. Good enough to win this.

1 Fiery Ferret: Won seven races so in here very well. Drawn perfectly and should be on or just off the speed. Dangerous late.

Selections: 5-3-2-1


BEST; 10 Burlington (Race 6)

NEXT: 7 Man I’m Good (Race 10)

VALUE: 4 Chain Reaction (Race 4)