The Shark goes looking for winners from Alexandra Park on Friday night.
5 The Moonshadow: If we’re honest, he’s been a little bit disappointing recently with some sub-par runs. However, we also know just how good he can be and therefore he’s on top tonight.
4 Delightful Deal: Lovely first look at Alexandra Park when running second. Natural improvement from that should see him right in the middle of the action once more.
3 Adieu Flirt: Racing like a horse possessed at the moment. Been a busy season, but she’s thriving on it and sure to give some cheek here from the handy draw.
1 The Stunning Nun: Never far away from the action and comes up with the ace draw here. That means no extra work and more in the tank for when things get serious.
4 Rubens: Knocking on the door for a fair while now and surely must get the win soon. Even field here and a handy enough draw so has to be considered a very strong winning hope.
1 Ruby Rose: Handy enough wee pacer who appreciate a slight drop in grade for this. Could look to keep on the speed here or hand up to the right one, winning chance either way.
8 Troubador: Really rounded things up nicely last time out to finish fourth. Cops another awkward draw here but is clearly going good enough to win it if things fall into place.
2 Simon: Better than some of the recent form and only needs to land the right trip behind the right horse to get right into the middle of the action.
10 All American: Classy customer who was oh so very good winning a fresh state. Workout win since then to prep for this and all looks in readiness for another victory.
9 Mr Good And Evil: Bounced back last week with a very good third. This field is no stronger than that and with good manners again, must be considered a strong option.
5 Thatgirltrouble: Looks the place bet of the night. Consistent we trotter who was so good last week and will just get out and get on the speed here. Has to be a chance.
7 Sertorious: Got the manners right last time out and the win can quite easily. Confidence builder and might go on with it now? We find out tonight.
3 Sea Change: No star, but does seem pretty genuine. Can get on the speed here an be out of trouble and might take a bit of catching in what is a very even field.
1 Changed: Stepped it up a notch with a bold third last time out. Headed in the right direction and might get the sweet trip here.
5 Akarana Prince: Taken on stronger fields than this and it would be no surprise to see a really strong effort here. Good draw and aggressive driver. Each way all day.
2 Chillysjustashadow: Nice effort last week behind the rampant stablemates. Not the worst here from the handy draw either.
11 Mogul: Big handicap to overcome but a few scratchings help the cause. In great form and can carry it on here. Needs to make a flyer.
9 Red Reactor: Form is on the board and 25m better off than main rival. That makes him the main danger, especially if he can jump and run and get on the speed.
2 Black Art: Consistent performer with form on the board across the North Island. Genuine pacer who won’t mind a dog fight and can play a role in this.
3 All Yours: Stunning victory last time out. In good form, clearly and can build on that by getting a good slice of the action here.
7 Matua Tana: Huge run last week after an early mistake. Just needs to find the right rhythm early and it’s hard to see him beaten to be fair.
12 Magnafique: Genuine enough performer who is getting a bit of a class drop for this race and with the right sort of run wouldn’t be the worst chance.
8 Kimkar Dash: Really good run fresh up from a spell last time out and with natural improvement should be able to play a role here tonight.
6 Commando One: Strong effort late in the running here last week and is clearly in good nick. Not the deepest of fields, so has to be a chance.
5 Hit The Sky: Nice effort fresh up from new quarters last week and meets an even field for tonight. Natural improvement means there’s strong hope at a nice price here.
8 Young Conqueror: Big run here last week to finish second. Class horse of the field but does need things to fall into place to be able to win this.
2 I’m Jimmy James: Tried to run them off their feet last week. Not a bad effort. Better when having a cold shot at them late which might be the tactic here.
6 Final Delight: The form is on the board and the stable is low-flying. Big respect for anything that lines up from the House barn at the moment.
4 Highland Queen: Now in the Hackett and Wallis team and a nice workout win last week suggests there’s good things ahead. Can win tonight fresh up.
3 Minnie Bow Tique: Doesn’t know how to run a bad race. Good manners will mean out of trouble and right in contention here.
1 Our Spitfire: First starter from noted trotting stable. Has shown plenty of ability in public runs so far and can certainly get a big slice of the action here.
9 Aoraki: Continues to sneak under the radar with good efforts. Race winner taking on maidens here so always a chance in those conditions.
5 Sagano: Getting some serious grade relief tonight and hasn’t been bad in runs since coming north. Best when saved for one run and can win this race here.
2 Carrera Sky: Always there or thereabouts and comes up with a nice draw tonight so should get onto the speed and stay out of trouble. Each way.
6 Au Revoir: Hitting the line nicely last week and meets an even looking field here tonight. Could be the blow out chance in the race with the right kind of run.
4 Janet Guthrie: There’s been plenty of good in runs recently. Just needs to land the back of the right one here and can play a major role tonight.
BEST: 4 Rubens (Race 2)
NEXT: 2 Sea Change (Race 4)
VALUE: 5 Hit The Sky (Race 7)