The Shark - Best at Waikouaiti on Sunday
- 23 February 2019
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8 Double Rainbow: Ticking along OK in much stronger races than what is faced today. Should be able to make the presence felt.
9 Red Terror: Big win last time and does hold a class edge on some of the rivals here. Wide draw is the main concern.
11 Myboylolliepop: In good form and another who has done well against fields much better than this. Doesn’t mind a bit of rough and tumble either.
5 Highland Reign: Been overall pretty disappointing this time in. But, with things falling into place she could rock up and knock them off the track.
2 Helga’s Monarch: There was enough encouragement in the runs at Blenheim to suggest that with manners a winning turn today would be no surprise.
3 Hide N Speak: Debutant with some solid workout and trial form behind it. Manners look pretty good too which will be crucial here.
8 About Last Night: Gets out and trots and will probably land on or near to the speed here. No star, but toils well and can run a place.
4 Awesome Impee: Clearly has a motor, but still getting it together. Not a strong field here today so expected to make the presence felt.
2 Baker Creek: In grand form and must be rewarded for all the great efforts soon with the elusive first win. Has the draw to make the most of it.
4 Superstar Legend: Some really good runs in recent efforts. Doesn’t mind doing a bit of work either and should be able to play a role here.
1 Phil’s Last Chance: Got the drag back at Forbury after an encouraging run here last week. Should get the perfect trip here.
10 Melody Pond: Ticks along alright and looks set to get a really nice trip just off the speed and can sneak into the top four.
9 Rockntommy Rulz: Has the ability to win a race like this. Wide draw is a concern but they might just look to take that out of the equation. Win would be no surprise.
4 Forty Wives: Has done a good job in a short career and gets a handy draw to work with today. Can be a big player in this race.
11 Ava Classy Gal: Big run here for second last week. On the up and getting better and better. Good each way fodder today.
7 Rebel With A Grin: Raced at Addington on Friday night finishing third in a good field. Third run in a week but going great.
10 Bella Roza: Three good runs to open the career and comes into a race that’s not overly strong. Just needs clear air from the inside of the second row.
7 Melt Down: Had a bit of a melt down in the score up last week and took no part. Good runs prior to that and should be a chance in this line up.
12 Katie Daly: No room when looking to get serious last week. Likely to have to swoop on them again but can fill a place.
1 Laydeenwaiting: Getting better and last run was very good albeit from a good trip. Similar on offer here and shouldn’t be too far away.
12 Just N Awe: Relished the drop in grade last time and delivered. This isn’t much stronger and with a run close to the speed should be going pretty close again.
11 Fringebenefit: Big win last week here. Clearly a horse on the up and has the advantage of the trainer doing the driving here in this junior’s event.
9 Ideologist: Doesn’t run bad races and this is a big drop in class from what was faced last time out. Wide draw, but good enough to play a role.
14 Lilac Star: Smashed them last week after doing some work. In grand form and has to be a big chance in this again even from the draw.
18 Davey Mac: Manners, or lack of them the issue at the moment. Has the ability to smash this field today. Just needs to trot.
15 Some Time: Been off the boil since impressive maiden runs. Can get back into the right side of things here with a nice trip.
19 Rachmaninov: Dour trotter who won’t mind having to work around all of these. Always a little bit vulnerable late but good enough to play a role.
9 Moniburns: Deserved the win last time and is in a good space at the moment. Good enough to play a role here again.
12 Miss Fandango: Been on searching missions in recent runs and digging in for the fight. Second line draw might result in different tactics, and perhaps a different result.
14 Bush Man: Racing in stronger fields than this recently, has to come off the second line. Can work into this late.
11 Matinee Idol: Another tough pacer who comes off the second line here. Might get a nice punch through though and can land handier than some key rivals.
3 Eye Candy: Encouraging efforts in two runs back from the spell. Should be at peak fitness today and can be a player from the handy draw.
9 Airpark Flyer: Beaten by Alta Maestro last time out in Amberly Cup. This is a little easier so should be really winning here.
10 Clasina Maria: Spotted booming home late last time out from an impossible spot. Small field will help the chances here and can blast them late.
8 Sagwitch: Underrated pacer who is in good form at the moment. Not a deep field so should carry the form on.
2 Doitson: All around the action at the moment and off the front here can make those behind work a bit.
5 One Over Da Stars: Smashed them last week when putting it all together. It’s either sink or swim and we’ll just hope for swim again.
2 Springbank Lachie: Ticks along nicely and does a good job. Off the front here and has the ability to jump out and make the others work.
13 Smokey Mac: Has taken on much stronger fields than what is met here. Tough mark, but still a good each way hope.
3 One Over Dover: Getting it right in recent runs has seen positive results. Good enough to win but a risky prospect.
9 Vinnie Rulz: She’s low-flying at the moment and looks a live chance again here today, even from the wide draw. Should take some beating.
13 Johnny White: Another who doesn’t run bad races. Off the second row here, but good enough to work and still go close.
8 Three Ideas: Yet another going great guns at the moment and has the tactical speed to run past them if handy enough to them turning for home.
3 Lilac Becky: Not a lot went right last week. Better draw here and should punch out and be handy to the speed through and from there can be a player.
BEST: 10 Bella Roza (Race 5)
NEXT: 2 Baker Creek (Race 3)
VALUE: 12 Just N Awe (Race 6)