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The Shark goes in search of winners at Sunday afternoon harness racing action from the Rangiora Racecourse.
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7 Sheza Mighty Monarch: They climbed out of trees to get on at Addington but it all went pear-shaped after a couple of hundred metres. Redemption for those who stick with?
9 KD Hawk: Smart effort to win a trial and comes from a respected stable that always demands attention when they line one up. Manners the key, but can get a slice.
8 Palisade: Should be a lot stronger this time in and the workout and trial form has been solid. Can give it a pretty big shake if in the right mood.
4 It Wasn’t Me: Manners have crept into the last few starts and caused problems. Goes good when doing things right and needs to be included.
6 Matt Damon: Plenty to like about the debut effort for second in a very strong maiden field. Should pick one up quickly and it really should be here.
11 Prairie: Took a while to wind up last time, but really found the line when finally clear. Another who will win quickly and not the worst in this line up.
12 Duke: Has the ability and should be better for the first up run at Addington when well supported. Natural improvement takes him close.
4 Fly Lika Falcon: Nice trial and workout form heading into this debut and shouldn’t be too far away here on debut judging by the most recent public effort.
8 Unique Marshall: Got into a foul mood when galloping last time out. Was pressing forward for the front then too, chance to turn that all around here.
9 With Ice: Plenty to like about the first up effort last time out and should only be better for that run. Good enough to win, even from the draw.
7 Quaestor: Mobile conditions suit a lot better and is going really well at the moment when doing things right. Certainly not the worst in this line up.
6 Shpeedy: When on top of the game, there’s always a chance, but mistakes are costly sometimes. Can make the presence felt here in the right mood.
4 Expresso Denario: Little bit to learn still judging by Addington sixth but emphatic winner here on debut and repeat of that will have him winning today.
1 Bakari: Not bad last time after an early gallop. Small field really suits and should be able to sneak into the top three here with everything being event.
2 Motoring Major: Spotted putting in some nice strides late at Addington last time out. Has to be considered a hope in this field based on that run.
7 Fun In The Dark: Got the motor and small field plays right into favour. Not at best in most recent runs, but still good enough to be a player in this.
4 Tehoro Tease: Drops back a grade after Addington seventh. In good form prior to that and might try and jump and run them along here.
6 The Bloss: Ultra consistent trotter with a good motor. Deserved that win at Addington last time out and should be able to go on with here.
1 Redwood Invasion: Enigmatic trotter with a big motor but also a bag of tricks. Dangerous if he does things right and gets his own terms.
7 Time For Diamonds: Operates well in a fresh state and any easing of the track is going to play right into the hands. Potent with one cold shot at them.
2 Sweeney Todd: Good runs without much luck lately. This isn’t a deep field so should be able to assert the dominance from the top and give them all something to chase.
10 Beau Vista: Honest toiler back from a spell and finds a nice race to kick things off in. Should be able to roll home at them late and potentially get them all.
7 Lets Hustle: Not too bad in recent runs and joins the Regan Todd barn. Can really turn things around here at a nice price.
1 Billie Jean: Some strong workout and trial form for a new barn, but not quite getting to race day. Should get a sweet trip here and can get it on track.
5 Invisible Girl: Hasn’t done anything wrong since quitting maidens and would be very deserving of a victory here today. Wide open field so luck will play a part.
13 That Alexander Guy: Has grown another leg in the past few months and really flying with beach training. Can give them all something to think about.
14 Ragnarr: Won a maiden here very nicely and does hold a lot of ability. Draw doesn’t make things easy but good enough to overcome it.
6 Eastwood Isabella: Has a bit more upside than most in this field and would only have to land in a good position to be considered a strong winning hope today.
3 Team Kiwi: Like the last few hundred metres of the run at Ashburton. Really strode to the line. Best version is smart and could give all of these plenty to think about.
8 Smarter VC: Nice run at Forbury last time out. Good enough to really mix it with all these, even from the draw – just needs a couple of things to fall into place.
1 Friend: In good nick and comes up with the perfect draw to make something of here in this. Dangerous if caught in the right mood.
7 Flamboyant: Never far away from the action and does love a rain affected track. Might be able to really put them to the sword here today and could surprise.
12 Pocket Watch: First starter from the Dalgety/Purdon stable with Matt Anderson in the bike, that’s been potent for the last couple of weeks. Nice trial form. Can win.
7 Donegal Davy Boyd: Put them to the sword down the back at Addington last time and nearly stole it. This is easier. Should go close to success.
13 Mrs Washington: Hasn’t had any luck at all recently and gets into a pretty even looking line up today so needs to be included in all options.
3 Flashazz: No go at Addington last time. Better suited here though and the third behind Corona was very good. Repeat that and you’re in with a shot.
BEST: 4 Expresso Denario (Race 4)
NEXT: 6 Matt Damon (Race 2)
VALUE 3 Team Kiwi (Race 8)