The Shark goes looking for winners on Friday night from Alexandra Park in Auckland.

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Race 1

6 Hey Good Lookin: Hard not to be impressed by the effort last time out when finishing second. This is no harder. Should be right in the middle of it all.

1 In My Shadow: Been operating well of tricky draws lately and tonight falls into a winnable race and comes up with the ace marble. Well in contention.

3 Chillysjustashadow: Bit to like about the career to date and a good draw against this field means that a maiden win is a good chance of eventuating.

2 Chillysjustamaster: Run of an improver last time out when finishing fourth. Looks headed in a good direction and shouldn’t be far away tonight.

Selections: 6-1-3-2

 

Race 2

2 Gladamare: Galloped last time out but wasn’t bad afterwards. Big win the start before that. Repeat that effort and probably win again here.

5 Westar Sam: No luck here last week, but that can happen with his racing style. Potent when getting one cold shot at them and can win this.

7 Notorious: In great nick at the moment and last two runs have been two of the best. Sure to hold that form and give a good account again here.

4 Black Art: Hard to ignore the form line, there are placings a plenty in amongst it all and all things being equal he can place again.

Selections: 2-5-7-4

 

Race 3

2 Ocean Beach: Was held in high regard in the South Island and did a nice job for third on debut. Obviously has some upside and should be in the middle of this.

4 Man Of Action: A little disappointing last week when finished third, but did fight all the way to the line. Has to be an each way hope here.

3 Joshua Richard: Very strong introduction into he racing game with a third on debut. Should carry on with that and have a little bit to say here tonight.

5 Russley Rush:  First starter from the Herlihy barn. Good trial form on the board and a bold debut effort here is expected.

Selections: 2-4-3-5

 

Race 4

9 Kennys Dream: Probably the most improved horse in NZ in the latter half of the season. Going from strength to strength and should go close again here.

7 CK Spur: Hard to find fault in any of the runs since changing stables. Trotting nice and square and looks a good each way hope in this line up too.

8 Sunny Glenis: Again, very good last week when running second. Loving life in this part of the world and with any luck tonight should end up in the top three again.

4 Heard The Whisper: Horse who operates well in a fresh state and two tidy workouts will have him ready to rock and roll here tonight.

Selections: 9-7-8-4

 

Race 5

10 Copy That: Confidence building victories in last two starts, although both from front line draws. Harder here. But headed in the right direction.

6 Delightful Major: Talented pacer back from a spell from an in form stable. Looks destined for a good few months and can kick things off in style here.

2 Ruby Rose: Should get a sweet trip and third up tonight should also be ready to fire. Runs back haven’t been too bad and you’d expect further improvement here.

11 Adieu Flirt: Has well and truly got the mojo back at the moment. In great form. Can go to sleep and then unleash late in this and give them all a fright.

Selections: 10-6-2-11

 

Race 6

2 Matua Tana: Manners let the side down fresh up. But, there’s a huge motor tucked away there and if trots the whole way, it’s game on. They might not catch him.

6 Thatgirltrouble: Ultra consistent trotter who should appreciate the small nature of tonight’s field. Has been very good all season and deserves another win.

5 Michelle: Hard to find fault in two runs in the North Island. Going great and small field here really suits. Can give them all plenty to think about.

7 Eyre I Go: Nice run after doing it tough last week. More importantly though, the manners were excellent. Has to be considered a strong chance here tonight.

Selections: 2-6-5-7

 

Race 7

4 The Moonshadow: Was in a trouble from the outset last week but ran a nice race for fourth. Getting stronger and looks well suited here.

7 Juice Brogden: Bounced back with a great second last time out and gets a small field here tonight which will really help the chance. Each way hope.

5 Blazen River: Handy run for fifth fresh up and is only going to be better for having had that run. Can fill a placing at least here tonight.

1 I’m Jimmy James: In great form at the moment and a nice run for fourth in first look at these parts. Good draw again, so good chance again.

Selections: 4-7-5-1

 

Race 8

1 Live Reactor: Kicked off the campaign with a bold effort for a second. Better for that and this is easier. Looks a winner tonight from the draw.

2 Bettor Lady: Not bad recently, but not a lot of luck either. Might end up in a nice spot here and can sprint when saved for one run.

4 Twofiftyeight: Some handy form on the board and was good last week. Should have something to say in this line up tonight.

5 Charlotte Royal: Better than the form would suggest but doesn’t always appear genuine. Good chance to turn it all around here.

Selections: 1-2-4-5

 

Race 9

1 Sunny Pegasus: Been a little disappointing lately, but we know there’s more in the tank. Small, even field and a good draw might turn things around here at odds.

6 Savitskaya: Can trot a fair bit but doesn’t always get the manners right. Dangerous if able to jump and run here. They might not keep up.

10 Prince Mackendon: In good nick and running strong races at the moment. Can play a big role in tonight’s even looking line up that’s for sure.

8 Commando One: Best form is handy enough play a role in a race like this. Freshened for tonight and should have a part to play in it.

Selections: 1-6-10-8

 

Race 10

4 Katamach: Draw was his undoing last week but a little better suited here. Just needs to land in the right kind of spot and it’s game on. Deserves a winning turn.

9 Drum Withers: Always some good form on the board and although off the second line here it might not work out too bad. Dangerous with a shot at them late.

1 Red Terror: Racing well without much last at the moment. Should be ready to pounce from the inside marble and have a big part to play in an even looking line up.

3 Janet Guthrie: Has the ability to win a race like this, just needs things to pan out and they  very well could from this draw. Not the worst hope.

Selections: 4-9-1-3

 

BEST: 1 Live Reactor (Race 8)

NEXT: 9 Kenny’s Dream (Race 4)

VALUE: 1 Sunny Pegasus (Race 9)