The Shark – Best at Alexandra Park on Friday 24-01-20

The Shark heads to Alexandra Park for some Friday night harness racing action in search of a few winners to kick start the weekend.

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Race 1

6 Flo Ryda: Hit the line with some real venom from well back last when on debut. New ball game here, but certainly good enough to win it.

2 Delightful Catherine: In good nick and was brave last time out. Positive draw here so should be on the speed and out of trouble and right in the mix.

1 Dragon Tattoo: Few luck issues last time out but run was pretty good all the same. Nice draw and should be able to punch through late and play a role.

7 Budapest Boy: Smart enough type back from a spell with some good trial form under the belt. Has to be considered on an each way basis in this field.

Selections: 6-2-1-7


Race 2

4 The Big Bird: They climbed out of trees to get on last week and she did it in fine style. Headed for better things and right in the mix again here.

13 You Really Got Me: Motor, tick. Talented, tick. Manners, not quite a tick. Get them right and you’re well in commission, but it’s a big if at the moment.

8 Safrakova: Found the speed and kept fighting to the line last week. Best is more than good enough to be competitive here, especially if others have problems.

7 Minnie Bow Tique: Form has tapered off a bit recent, but best version is pretty smart and if close enough to turning for home they’ll know she’s there.

Selections: 4-13-8-7


Race 3

7 Double Rocket: Smart winning his last two against similar company. Should find a spot near the speed and prove to be the one to beat once again.

8 On The Cards: Should appreciate a bit of a drop in company here and if able to get away quickly and get handy enough can certainly place a role.

5 Revolver: Building towards a win with some strong recent performances. 20m better off from Double Rocket here. Could that be the difference?

6 Ball Of Art: Under rated wee pacer who is more than capable of making a strong bid for this assignment tonight. Especially with good manners early.

Selections: 7-8-5-6


Race 4

3 Dina Brown: Another strong performance last time out and really in the zone at the moment. Should find a nice spot here and prove hard to beat.

9 Tommy Tukka: Bit of authority in winning the last two in a row and this draw might not actually work out to be too bad. Can have a say late.

2 Classie Reactor: In decent enough nick and gets the perfect draw here if things pan out the way they look like they will. Has to be considered a chance.

10 Longview Lady: Sneaks out of some strong recent races for this and although off the second line, should land in a good spot and can be more than competitive.

Selections: 3-9-2-10


Race 5

6 Pretty Majestic: Dominant in a very good time last week. Big handicap, but clearly good enough to overcome it especially with a smart beginning. The one they have to beat.

5 Forget The Price Tag: Another handy effort last time out. Building towards a victory and gets another good opportunity here. Just needs to land in front of a few.

4 Swiss Miss: In good nick and man she was good winning two starts back. Good enough to really make them chase from behind her and dangerous if driven with a sit too.

8 Woodstone: Small field might be the key here. If he can ping away, get onto the speed and keep them honest then they might not be able to catch him tonight.

Selections: 6-5-4-8


Race 6

2 On A Roll: Found the front last week and didn’t look back. Too good form them. Same tactics likely here and same result very possible with those same tactics.

8 Best Western: Third up tonight and should be right at her peak. Wide draw doesn’t help but she’s all class and can certainly overcome it.

6 Matai Geordie: Going well at the moment and should enjoy a bit of a drop in grade. Good enough to bully himself right into contention here.

3 Underthesouthernsun: Two big wins in the last two starts and although another step up in grade tonight. He has to be considered an each way chance.

Selections: 2-8-6-3


Race 7

1 Asteria Lavra: Hit the line with a bit of purpose last week when on debut. Not sure if the one draw is a good one or not, but has to be one of the leading contenders.

8 Manchester On Fire: In great form at the moment and strong performances recently. Can win it, especially if able to get in the right spot from the unruly.

7 Daisy Hill: Ability is there to be a major player in this but manners are a bit of an issue. Needs to step away, but look out if she doesm.

5 Heston Hall: Bit of money floating around last week but the manners stayed at home. Has to be given an opportunity to redeem.

Selections: 1-8-7-5


Race 8

2 Platinum Stride: Two good runs to open the career. Small field and experience play right into his favour. Should be the one they all have to beat.

1 Challenger: Took on the older horses on debut and was very good running fourth. Good draw and should get a sweet trip so has to be a chance.

4 Vanquish Stride: Smart wee type on debut here with some good schooling under the belt. Small field so has to be given a chance.

3 Luke John: Another debutant, but has a bit of ability too and won’t be disgraced in this line up tonight.

Selections: 2-1-4-3


BEST: 7 Double Rocket (Race 3)

NEXT: 3 Dina Brown (Race 4)

VALUE: 6 Flo Ryda (Race 1)



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