Sharkie's Girl dominant on slushy track

The slushy track was no problem for Sharkie’s Girl with her dominant win last night in Race 3, the Happy New Year From Woodlands Stud Mobile Pace.

Trained by John Dickie, the mare was rated perfectly by Stephanie Burley in the event for Junior Drivers. From a starting draw of 5, Burley sent Sharkie’s Girl forward to lead where she remained throughout before kicking away from the field to win by 5 and 3 quarter lengths in a time of 2.42.

“I was quietly confident as I thought she was the best horse in the field” said Burley “I found the front easier than expected and she was travelling easy throughout and let down really well.”

Pixie, driven by Crystal Hackett finished 2nd and Bet West, driven by Nate Delany was 3rd.

The Maiden races of the meeting also look to have unveiled some talent to follow with both being taken out by 2 year olds.

Irresistible took out Race 2 for Pukekohe based trainer Penny Fensom, who also trained the 2nd place runner Savarna, giving her a quinella with her two starters. Driven by Rhys Fensom, Irresistible was sent forward to lead and proved too good in front, winning by 3 and a half lengths.

“We started Irresistible fresh without a workout on the 21st December where she ran 6th” says Fensom “we knew she would have improved from the run and were happy with her heading into the race last night.”

Race 6, The Off The Track Food and Bev Mobile Pace, was won by first starter Justcallmemiki for trainer Brent Mangos in the hands of Maurice McKendry. McKendry sent the 2 year old colt forward where he remained before skipping away from the field in the straight to win by 3 lengths.

The meeting was Cambridge Raceway’s final event for 2023 with their first meeting in the New Year on Sunday 7th January.


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