The Shark - Best at Waikouaiti on Tuesday
- 26 February 2019
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5 Den’s Legacy: Last few runs have been in open grade races around Canterbury following a strong amateur victory four starts back. Should enjoy being back in this grade and simply be too good.
3 Double Rainbow: Brave effort on Sunday and gets a better draw to operate from here today so has to be a really strong winning chance based on that effort.
1 That Alexander Guy: Nice effort on the first day to finish sixth. One barrier means no extra work required and can run home at them late.
6 Russian Express: Led them up a merry chase at Orari two starts back and nearly stole it. Similar tactics adopted here? Place chance if so.
8 Sun Swinger: Fresh legs to the meeting. Two starts to date have both been full of merit and should take all sorts of beating here today.
4 Prince Teka: Has long looked better than a maiden and while underwhelming on the coast circuit he should be able to make his presence felt here.
10 Superfast Lad: Finally put it all together on Sunday and was very good running fourth. May have finished second with clear air. Risky, but can finish top four.
7 Clyde: Tidy enough fresh up run for sixth and this is a whole lot easier. Manners the key, but a certain chance.
3 Forty Wives: Flopped in front on Sunday after working to the lead. Prior runs were good enough though to suggest that a win in a race like this would be no problem.
6 Precocious Megan: Lovely run for third on the first day after finding the front early. Has more upside than most here and gives trainer a strong hand in the race.
11 Sister’s Delight: Handy run for fourth after having a wee look for the lead on Sunday. Stuck on well. Has speed when saved for one run and draw may see that.
7 Melt Down: Worked hard to find the front and kept fighting well for sixth on Sunday. Similar tactics here? Can run a drum.
14 Magical Mellissa: Comes out of a handy field at Addington last Friday night for this. Has the ability to blast over the top of them late if things fall into place.
9 Artfilly Crafted: Found the line with purpose here 10 days ago when finishing third to back up some solid workout and trial form. Right in this fight here.
12 Phil’s Last Chance: No shame in second to Baker Creek on Sunday. Fourth run in 10 days, but handling it well and in commission here.
6 Franco Hatton: Taking a line from the Methven effort for third in a much stronger field than this and the second before that. Can get a slice of the pie here.
10 Rachmaninov: Small field should work right into the favour here. Better than most of these, but just needs to be handier to grind them. Good chance.
2 Moniburns: Ran up to expectations with a bold second on Sunday. In the zone and trotting well with the right driver in the bike.
9 Imran Khan: Never far away from the action and trotting nicely at the moment. Should give the army of a supporters plenty to cheer about in an even looking field.
4 Tequila Sunset: Seems stronger this time in and recent form has been very good in much stronger fields than this. Right in the thick of it.
2 Just Ben: Stand start toff who will be better for the fresh up run. Right driver and right draw to make the presence felt in this line up with a quick beginning.
6 Miss Fandango: Driven to perfect on Sunday but just collared by one who had a sweet trip. Always a chance and same again in this field here today.
8 Gotta Future: Nearly pinched a good race at Ashburton on Saturday. In good nick and a strong each way hope here with Ricky May in the bike.
9 Bettor Enforce: Disappointing by the usually high standards on Sunday. Stand start flyer so should be on the speed and making them chase.
11 Franco Texas: No room, anywhere at Forbury last Thursday night. Would have blasted through and won for fun we reckon. High speed horse who can roll these late with any luck.
9 Machjagger: Chased hard behind Airpark Flyer in Sunday’s Cup. That form stacks up lovely for a race like this even from a wide draw.
6 Vinnie Rulz: Stablemate was too slick off the back her last time out. In great nick though and always respect the Hope colours when they line up on grass.
7 Be Mine Tonight: Back to the mobile here and only going one way and that’s forward. In strong fields recently and should enjoy this experience a little more.
14 One Over Da Stars: Lightning has struck twice in a row. Today there’s a search on for it happening three times. Sink or swim but at the moment, it’s definitely swim.
11 Highland Star: Big run at Ashburton after a gallop. Made up a stack of ground. Second to One Over Da Stars here two starts back. Right in contention.
2 Kash Valley: Has the manners to land on the speed here and make them have to chase. Two in a row no fluke, this is harder – but some hope again off the front.
15 Sam Galleon: The best version of Sam would be enough to push anything in this race. Not quiet there yet, but getting closer.
10 Just N Awe: Had them beat until The Kaik rolled off the back on Sunday. In good form and drawn to no work so should be hard to beat with clear air late.
8 The Kaik: Too good for most of these on Sunday with a devastating final burst. Will be running home strongly once again with any luck.
2 Lilac Star: Made up a heap of ground from well back in the field last time out. Handier draw here and might just take the ball by the horns and look to run them.
11 Ideologist: Too bad to be true on Sunday. Way better than that. Looking for a big turn around in form here today and with any luck will be a strong each way hope.
14 Miss Pinocchio: Burst home from well back in the pack on Sunday to finish third. Has more upside than most in this field and can get a slice at a nice price.
11 Baker Creek: Maiden status finally cleared and going good enough to suggest that a rise in grade will hold no problems. Follows speed really well and right in here.
10 Lilac Becky: Fought well through the middle on Sunday. Been busy, but won’t be doing too much work here so right in the fight.
12 Futura Easton: In a bad mood on Sunday. Prior form was very good though and with a clean beginning, it’s game on here.
BEST: 8 Sun Swinger (Race 2)
NEXT: 14 One Over Da Stars (Race 8)
VALUE: 2 Just Ben (Race 6)