The Shark – Best at Cambridge Tuesday

The Shark heads to Cambridge Raceway for Christmas Eve harness action including the Group One Trotters Flying Mile.

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Race 1

2 The Batmobile: Near enough in these types of races and gets the advantage of a beaut draw to work from today so has to be considered a leading contender.

1 A Better Dancer: Everything maps out beautifully here for a sweet trip just off the speed before getting a cold shot at them late up the lane. Can win it.

5 Lynton Creek: Goes well here and in these types of races. Sure to make a strong account of oneself once again today with any luck.

7 Veneto: Not much went right last week but into a pretty winnable type of race here. Sweet trip and a bit of clear air and there’s good hope.

Selections: 2-1-5-7


Race 2

7 Quarterback: First up from a strong stable and has shown a bit of ability in workouts and trials. Not the worst in what is a very even looking field.

8 Tommy Tukka: Jumps out of some strong recent fields up the road in Auckland for this. Should appreciate it and won’t be too far away from them.

3 Class Rebel: A little bit of upside about this debutant by Sir Lincoln. Trials have been OK and gets a good draw to work from.

4 Jetson Hunter: In good form down the road at Manawatu. That should hold up OK here with experience and fitness on the side.

Selections: 7-8-3-4


Race 3

8 Thatgirltrouble: Up to competing with any of these and the return to the mobile should make all the difference tonight. Look out for her late.

4 Natty Pagger: Got it all together and delivered a telling blow last time out. More than capable of going back to back if things work out.

1 Saint Michel: Snuck up the lane to win last week at Auckland and really deserved it too. Good draw and a trotter in form, go again.

5 Lukyanova: Another who is in good form at the moment and should be able to make a play for this from the middle of the front line.

Selections: 8-4-1-5


Race 4

5 Artemis: Hasn’t really had the rub of the green in two starts to date but a good draw against an even field here could see things turned around quickly.

2 Emmber: Going well and often against stronger fields from trickier draws. Certainly going to be in the right kind of places tonight to get a slice.

6 Cowgirls N Lace: Very good run on debut against a far better field than this. Should be able to follow the stablemate across and land a nice spot.

3 Downtown Babe: Form reads well and should be at peak fitness now so ready to rock and roll from the very handy front line draw.

Selections: 5-2-6-3


Race 5

3 Kerri Maguire: Stood up and delivered last time out at Auckland in fine style. Headed in the right direction and should be hard to beat again tonight.

8 Ferrits Sister: Bit of a drop in grade tonight. Wide draw but scratchings make it a little easier. Can get outside the speed and dominate them with any luck.

2 Tempo Rose: Not much went right at Cambridge but sweet trip likely on offer here and with one cold shot at them can sneak up the lane late.

9 Cowgirls N Angels: New stable, talented enough pacer and it will be interesting to see if change of environment works. Might need some luck but good enough.

Selections: 3-8-2-9


Race 6

10 Madeakillin: Potentially the best horse in the race but still learning. Impressive victory last time out and repeat of that will go close here.

9 Safrakova: Got too far back last week at Auckland and couldn’t fire a shot. Better if able to land closer to the speed here today.

12 Phoebe Imperial: Good win last time out. Built to it beautifully and can make a play once again here, even off the back mark of 25m.

3 The Last Gamble: Got it wrong last time out but the prior form was very encouraging and with a good beginning and a nice trip he’s a definite chance.

Selections: 10-9-12-3


Race 7

6 About Turn:  Plenty of merit in all the runs since returning from a spell. Should be able to work forward here, find a good position and then be hard to beat.

2 Callie’s Delight: On speed runner who is drawn up to get to the markers here which makes her a leading contender, especially if she can get an easy time ouf it.

1 Bubbled Up: Into the Mangos barn and a former All Stars runner. Has always been capable and should get the right kind of trip here fresh up to make a play for it.

5 Ace Strike: Doing a great job but this is the real litmus test. Will need to be better than ever but seems capable of measuring up to them here today.

Selections: 6-2-1-5


Race 8

2 Oscar Bonavena: Superstar trotter stepping out for another challenge. Everything points towards greatness for him and he’s going to be awfully hard to beat tonight.

3 Marcoola: Loves the mile and might look to ignite early and really put the pressure on them. An on fire Marcoola over a mile could push Oscar Bonavena.

6 Enhance Your Calm: Excellent performance fresh up behind talented stablemate. Only going to be better for that and can be a major player here.

8 Majestic Man: High speed horse who if saved for one cold shot at them could be capable of running them down late here off a hot speed.

Selections: 2-3-6-8


Race 9

7 Louie The Horse: Smart type who copped a bit of bad luck last time out. Should be able to stand up and deliver here though and get things back on track.

1 Quick As Fire: Inside draw should be very beneficial towards his chance tonight. Can certainly be right in the mix.

11 Itathefinalcountdown: Up from Canterbury. Does have a motor and it would be no surprise to see a much improved effort here today.

10 To Sir With Love: Has the ability but not quite doing it right at the moment. Gets a good chance to get some form on the board here though.

Selections: 7-1-11-10


Race 10

10 Presidential Jewel: Has the motor and is getting better and better with racing. Can certainly make the presence felt in this tonight.

9 Tears Of Joy: Much improved in the last month with three really strong runs. Right kind of race again and should be able to play a big role.

12 Duchess Of Cambridge: Nice type resuming from a spell here. Some good workout and trial form on the board too. Certainly a chance.

4 Strength Of Heart: Going well and off the front tape here with a quick beginning can certainly be a major player today.

Selections: 10-9-12-4


BEST: 7 Louie The Horse (Race 9)

NEXT: 3 Kerri Maguire (Race 5)

VALUE: 8 Thatgirltrouble (Race 3)


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