The Shark - Best at Timaru on Wednesday
The Shark heads to South Canterbury and to the famous Phar Lap Raceway for some Wednesday afternoon harness racing action from the Timaru Harness Racing Club.
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9 Bev K’s One: Held in high regard and not bad at Omakau in a race where form has been well franked since. Should be improved and can win good manners.
7 Steel Dust: Really hit the straps late to go close last time out. Getting better and more tractable, dangerous here with the last shot at them.
13 Lane’s Ace: Doing things right and hitting the line well. Sure to give a good account once again even from the unruly marble.
3 Superfast Lad: Get out and trot sort of horse who should land on the speed with the usual good manners and give followers a good sight once again.
2 Kiss The Girls: Big run last time out to finish third after a bit of bad luck early. Going to pick one up at short notice and a good chance here today.
3 Duke: Knocking on the door and keeps producing good efforts but maiden win proving hard to come by. Gets a good chance here today though.
1 Strong Enough: Strips fitter for the first up run here last time and comes up with a good draw which should see him on the speed and right there.
9 Violet Knight: Impressive qualifier who copped plenty of bad luck on debut. Is good enough to round a field like this up, but might be a better place prospect.
2 Lisa Marie P: In really good nick and should land on the speed here and look to keep them pretty honest. Hard to catch if she’s allowed her own terms.
7 Another Chapter: Loves the short course mobile racing and will relish this opportunity. Best version might be too good for them, although that’s often sporadic.
6 Some Time: Had run some really good races at times, often when falling into races like this. Can have a big say late in the piece here with half a chance.
10 Kiwi Crusher: Now with Amber Hoffman on the beach. Talented enough and will appreciate the mobile conditions of today’s assignment. Live chance.
18 Missmollygoodgolly: Took a smart one to run her down last week here. Tricky draw, but good enough to loop them at some point and make a big play for this.
7 Khaki Nui: Progressive wee pacer who should be able to get onto the speed from the good draw here and with half a chance will be right there hunting for the prize.
11 Unico Gem: Smart stepper who gets onto the front line here and can ping across them early and get to the markers. That’s the key. Ashburton run two back a good pointer.
16 Miss Impression: Talented wee pacer back from a spell. Nice trial win at Ashburton to ready for this and shouldn’t be too far away from the action.
2 Styx Kiwi: Debutant from an in-form stable with some good workout and trial form under the belt. On the speed and with a cold shot at them, hard to beat.
7 Oliver North: Plenty to like about the two runs back from a spell and kept coming last time out to just go down. Won’t die wondering so has to be considered.
5 I’ll Write The Story: Smart wee pacer who should appreciate a bit of a drop in company for today’s assignment. Can certainly have a role to play with any luck.
4 Narcissist: Lined up as a 2YO last season and didn’t do a bad job. Nice trial effort recently so heading in the right direction. Has to be included here.
9 Pressed For Time: Only going to be better for the fresh up performance where she was too good for them. 30m handicap here, but she’s good enough to overcome that.
6 Spot On: Drops into a nice kind of race and with a quick beginning and a chance to land on the speed there’s every chance of a form turn around here today.
3 Shadow Minister: In good nick and running strong races. Likely to land on the speed here and from there should play a role once again.
7 Pay Me Visa: Hinted at a potential return to form with a handy fifth last time out. Generally holds his form and best is good enough to be competitive in this line up.
7 Burlington: Best horse in this field, but he’s a funny bugger sometimes. If he’s in the right mood, he’ll deal to them – but it’s a case of catching him in the right mood.
6 Standout: Offering some nice each way value for a horse in really good form. Will be better for Roxburgh second and leading junior in the bike is a big plus too.
13 Kensington Bill: Nice effort up in grade at Omakau last time out. Tricky draw but perhaps better swooping on them anyway. Can win it.
11 Miss Mucho: Plenty ahead judging by impressive Omakau victory from a horror draw. Things might pan out a little better here and can win again with any luck.
3 Ultimate Rocker: A bit to like about the fresh up effort here last week. Lands a good draw and should find a spot on the markers. Hard to beat with the last say.
5 Atomic Blast: Full potential on show with big win last time out. Can go on with it and likely to head forward so has to be in the mix.
7 Mad Lu Li: In good form and arguably against stronger fields than this too. Won’t mind a bit of rough and tumble and can swoop on them with a good sit.
8 Christian Who: Likes to roll forward in her races, especially from behind the mobile. Might look to get across and get handy here and can be dangerous.
7 Clyde: Running really strong races at the moment and should be able to get onto the speed from the 10m handicap and offer up a nice each way chance with any luck.
10 Miss Moppet: She can be a bit funny, but in the right mood she’ll get onto the speed here and give a really strong sight. Best version would just about win.
14 Doff Your Cap: Driven an absolute beaut to get the chocolates last time out. A good confidence building experience and should be going close again here today.
4 Jerry Garcia: Keeps slipping back in the ratings and off the front here, he could be dangerous if able to land on the speed and look to trot them along a bit.
3 Copperfield: Stable change for a young pacer good enough to take on some of the best of his age group. Small field, nice workout run and should be primed and ready.
9 Luella: Strips fitter for the fresh up effort for third at Winton. Wide draw here doesn’t help, but her class will take her a very long way in this line up.
2 Pembrook Legacy: Good effort late to make up some really good ground from well back in a fresh state. Better for it. Lands handier here too.
10 Darryl Kerrigan: In genuine form and was pretty good last time out. Might need a bit of luck, but certainly good enough to stand up and make a play for this.
7 Szybka Lane: Good run last time in a field similar to this. There’s not a lot of depth here so expect another positive performance in today’s line up.
4 Scotlyn Harry: Goes well on this course and two good workout efforts to ready for this. Even line up, so has to be considered a leading contender.
3 Pat Campbell: Form lines ready not too bad for a race like this. Should punch forward and with a good run in transit be one of the leading combatants.
1 Chaat: Looked a little unlucky in a similar field last week and actually made up a lot of ground. Handy draw and if able to hand up and get one shot at them might not be the worst.
BEST: 3 Copperfield (Race 10)
NEXT: 7 Burlington (Race 7)
VALUE: 18 Missmollygoodgolly (Race 4)