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The Shark - Best at Waikouaiti on Sunday

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Race 1

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.

Selections: 8-9-11-5

 

Race 2

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.

Selections: 2-3-8-4

 

Race 3

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.

Selections: 2-4-1-10

 

Race 4

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.

Selections: 9-4-11-7

 

Race 5

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.

Selections: 10-7-12-1

 

Race 6

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.

Selections: 12-11-9-14

 

Race 7

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.

Selections: 18-15-19-9

 

Race 8

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.

Selections: 12-14-11-3

 

Race 9

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.

Selection: 9-10-8-2

 

Race 10

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.

Selections: 5-2-13-3

 

Race 11

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.

Selections: 9-13-8-3

 

BEST: 10 Bella Roza (Race 5)

NEXT: 2 Baker Creek (Race 3)

VALUE:  12 Just N Awe (Race 6)