ivanthegreat

WHO IS THE SHARK ?

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It is probably Matt Markham.............. simply because his 4 selections in each race at Oamaru  are the same as the shark's.

Well on past performances good luck following this crap , he regularly goes into Friday night with 1 or 2 winners. Having said this there are a couple of obvious ones there today so a basic pass today would be 3 winners.

On the whole the entire lineup at trackside need to take a good look at their records as every one other than the Whale would qualify for a rates rebate.

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The TAB would not hire someone who was any good at tipping. Casing point all their other tipsters!

Obviously he will still get a winner every now and then which they will talk up bigtime, but he will have no consistency at all and the overall trend if you back all his tips is losing. 

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29 July, 10:05

The Shark: Best At Oamaru Harness On Sunday

 
Oamaru HarnessPhoto by: Tayler Strong

 

Race 1
8 Fekitoa:
Tidy run fresh up at Rangiora when beaten a short margin. Should only be improved by that performance and will pick a win up at short notice. 
Selections for multiples: 8-5-6-2       Not in the 1st 4 in 8 horse field      Result 1,2,7,5

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Race 2
4 Honey Cullen:
Glimpses of ability in short career with new trainer. Good run last time out and this isn’t a deep field. Might be hard to haul back. 
Selections for multiples:  4-6-7-9     Result 2, 4 , 1 , 6

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Race 3
7 Donegal Carrickfin:
Grand run at Rangiora last week in a field much stronger than this. Won’t shirk any fight thrown his way and can give this a really good shake. 
Selections for multiples: 7-8-6-9   Result 6, 2, 7 5

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Race 4
7 Tarakmakau Reactor:
Impressive recent Ashburton trial when asked for plenty of effort and he handled it perfectly. Stable gets them up and running early so expect a big debut. 
Selections for multiples: 7-1-5-8      Result 7, 8. 9, 1

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Race 5
5 The Dominator:
Powerful trotter when in the right mood and against this field, on his best form and with his best behaviour, he’ll win for fun. 
Selections for multiples: 5-6-7-2      Result 1, 2, 7, 6

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Race 6
4 Go Toddy:
Big run at Rangiora last week after a strong recent trial at Ashburton. Should punch forward again and give them plenty to think about. 
Selections for multiples: 4-11-13-3    Result 1 ,11, 5, 7

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Race 7
11 Humble Ladd:
The effort told late at Addington last time out. Should find this one a bit easier though and with home track advantage he’s a nice each way option today. 
Selections for multiples: 11-7-1-5   Result 9 ,6 ,7, 5 

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Race 8
11 The Golden Boy:
Much better last time out at Addington and jumps into a nice field to grab a win today. Can make his own luck and grind them into the dirt. 
Selections for multiples: 11-6-9-8     Result 1, 3, 6, 11

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Race 9
9 Christmas Toyboy:
Big trial win at Ashburton last week, should be ready to fire up big time today. Doesn’t always bring the best to the races, but can win this for fun. 
Selections for multiples: 9-7-4-5        Result 8, 6, 2, 3

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Best: Christmas Toyboy
Next Best: Go Toddy                           VERDICT    "  PATHETIC   "
Roughie: Honey Cullen 

 
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19 hours ago, richie said:

In his defence today was a shocking day for punting

Sure was in terms of quality. Awful racing from a punting perspective.Im sure we are in for plenty more of it in the next month before the weather improves and the better horses commence for the season.

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August, 8:30

The Shark: Best at Cambridge Harness on Thursday

 
CambridgePhoto by: Trish Dunell

Race 1
4 Scanreco Bay:
Enjoys the amateur racing a lot better than when racing in open grade and with a formidable trainer and driver combo for these sorts of race, it’s highly likely he will be a major player once again. 
Selections: 4-7-3-6

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Race 2
3 My Boy Boo:
Carried too much money on debut after an impressive trial victory to not be a leading player in this. Needs to get the manners right, but with those he’s a big chance of success this evening. 
Selections: 3-5-2-6

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Race 3
3 Coolie Kid:
Another who has been the subject of good punter support in the career to date and has been there or thereabouts in fields stronger than this. Should give you a good sight. 
Selections: 3-1-4-6

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Race 4
1 Western Delight:
Took it to Auckland last week and didn’t get a whole heap of luck. Grabs the pole tonight and should be on the speed throughout and with a little more luck, right there at the finish too. 
Selections: 1-10-6-7

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Race 5
13 Regal Eagle:
Created a good impression in the first campaign which included a win and a second. Not the kindest of draws fresh up but with a nice drag into the race he can get over the top of them late. 
Selections: 13-11-12-10

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Race 6
11 New York Rain:
Hard to look past after three superb runs to open this campaign, all at Auckland where the going is that little bit tougher too. Should stalk the speed and then assert her authority on these. 
Selections: 11-8-6-9

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Race 7
1 Rose Ryal:
Going near enough in four starts to date and comes up with a pretty plum draw to have a real crack at breaking the maiden status. Should be aggressive early and therefore a leading contender when things get serious. 
Selections: 1-9-2-3

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Race 8
11 Monaro Mia:
Did enough last week at Alexandra Park to suggest she’ll be ready to grab another win tonight. Placed in the Harness Jewels on the track and should really be winning the last of the night. 
Selections: 11-2-1-3

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Best: New York Rain 
Next Best: Monaro Mia 
Roughie: Coolie Kid 

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So that is twice this has occurred................. maybe my original assumption was correct AS is the fact that your favourite 3 year old would get better results than this guy. I have had an email from TAB with his picks for the last 9 months and it is cringeworthy at best. 

 

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On ‎8‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 11:09 AM, ivanthegreat said:

August, 8:30

The Shark: Best at Cambridge Harness on Thursday

 
CambridgePhoto by: Trish Dunell

Race 1
4 Scanreco Bay:
Enjoys the amateur racing a lot better than when racing in open grade and with a formidable trainer and driver combo for these sorts of race, it’s highly likely he will be a major player once again. 
Selections: 4-7-3-6    Result 4 , 3 , 1 , 7   No 4 paid $3.20

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Race 2
3 My Boy Boo:
Carried too much money on debut after an impressive trial victory to not be a leading player in this. Needs to get the manners right, but with those he’s a big chance of success this evening. 
Selections: 3-5-2-6   Result 1 , 6 , 5, 3

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Race 3
3 Coolie Kid:
Another who has been the subject of good punter support in the career to date and has been there or thereabouts in fields stronger than this. Should give you a good sight. 
Selections: 3-1-4-6   Result 2 , 1 , 5, 3

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Race 4
1 Western Delight:
Took it to Auckland last week and didn’t get a whole heap of luck. Grabs the pole tonight and should be on the speed throughout and with a little more luck, right there at the finish too. 
Selections: 1-10-6-7  Result 3 , 9 , 6 , 1

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Race 5
13 Regal Eagle:
Created a good impression in the first campaign which included a win and a second. Not the kindest of draws fresh up but with a nice drag into the race he can get over the top of them late. 
Selections: 13-11-12-10       Result 11 , 9 , 5 ,2

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Race 6
11 New York Rain:
Hard to look past after three superb runs to open this campaign, all at Auckland where the going is that little bit tougher too. Should stalk the speed and then assert her authority on these. 
Selections: 11-8-6-9   Result 1 , 11 ,9 .5

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Race 7
1 Rose Ryal:
Going near enough in four starts to date and comes up with a pretty plum draw to have a real crack at breaking the maiden status. Should be aggressive early and therefore a leading contender when things get serious. 
Selections: 1-9-2-3   Result 9 , 1 , 5 , 10

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Race 8
11 Monaro Mia:
Did enough last week at Alexandra Park to suggest she’ll be ready to grab another win tonight. Placed in the Harness Jewels on the track and should really be winning the last of the night. 
Selections: 11-2-1-3    Result 2 , 5 , 3 , 9

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Best: New York Rain ............Hot favourite , ran 2nd
Next Best: Monaro Mia .......... Paying $2,60 ........still running.
Roughie: Coolie Kid ........... Paying $3.20 ran 4th

 

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4 hours ago, Newmarket said:

Dont think so, he never posts his tips online cos it would expose his obvious failings. Besides the guy above actually tipped a winner:blink:

Yep Brodie is the guy who will be backing the unlucky outsiders for a place. Once apon a time you could make good money doing that I did it myself for a few years but the bookies are too a bit too smart for Brodie now, hence why he is always whinging.

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3 August, 1:40

The Shark: Best At Addington Harness On Friday

 
AddingtonPhoto by: Race Images

Race 1
5 Take After Me:
Mixing gaits between pacing and trotting, but more than a runners’ chance in this line up. Has been competitive against some strong fields in recent weeks and can make this race his own. 
Selections for Multiples: 5-4-9-6    Result 7 , 9 , 5 , 6

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Race 2
5 The Commando:
Engaged in a speed battle last week with Brian and came off second best - streets ahead of the rest though so should be able to make terms tonight and run them a merry old chase. 
Selections for Multiples: 5-9-7-4    Result 11 , 9 , 6 , 8

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Race 3
5 Delightful Tanner:
No hope from a horror draw last week, but the trial before pointed towards another victory being quickly forthcoming. Better marble to work with here and should be a lot handier to the speed. 
Selections for Multiples: 5-8-11-3    Result 8 ,11, 5 , 3

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Race 4
4 Stately:
Keeps getting left to do the donkey work in races and while being solid, he just can’t crack the win. Drawn well again this week and should be right in the fight - deserves a maiden win. 
Selections for Multiples: 4-2-10-12  Result  2 , 1 , 4 , 10

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Race 5
8 Smarter VC:
Too slick up the lane at Oamaru last week showing that life at the beach is working the oracle. Can carry on with that form and with a nice run can go back-to-back tonight. 
Selections for Multiples: 8-9-7-6     Result 4 , 6 , 7 , 9

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Race 6
5 Redwood Invasion:
Was potentially going to run in the top three last week before galloping late. In very good nick at the moment and if he can find the front again, they might not be able to peg him back in this. 
Selections for Multiples: 5-3-8-6      Result 8 , 1 , 2 , 7

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Race 7
6 Cullenburn:
Classy pacer headed places and so very good winning last week when dictating his own terms. Perhaps a different approach to racing in the pipeline tonight with a cold shot at them? Dangerous prospect if things fall into place. 
Selections for Multiples: 6-4-1-7        Result 4 , 6 , 2 , 5

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Race 8
2 Nirvana Beach:
Created a big impression with maiden victory, but this is a very good field so will have to live up to that. Can punch forward and assume control and keep them busy throughout. No sure thing, but a good bet. 
Selections for Multiples: 2-4-12-11    Result 3 , 5 , 4 , 1

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Race 9
12 Majestic Moment:
The win, it’s right there in front of him, but he just can’t reach it at the moment. Looks to need all things to fall into place for it to happen and if they do tonight this field is well within his range. 
Selections for Multiples: 12-10-6-2    Result 12 , 7 , 5 , 2

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Race 10
13 Dadndave:
Took on some smart two-year-olds last season and was far from disgraced. One eye is on the Sires’ Stakes later this season so you’d expect him to be a major player in this line up. 
Selections for Multiples: 13-4-17-12    Result  17 , 8 , 14 , 16

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Race 11
10 Prestonpans:
Knocks on the door seemingly every week, but no one is there to answer. Big runs all the same though and a repeat performance of those tonight should see him awfully hard to beat in a pretty even looking line up. 
Selections for Multiples: 10-2-5-7        Result 10 , 3 , 5 , 4

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Best: Prestonpans ......... Winner $2.20
Next Best: The Commando ............. Still running......... ran out of ammo
Roughie: Dadndave................. Still arguing .... be rougher next week.

 

#  TWO 1ST PICKS HOME BOTH SOOOO OBVIOUS THEY PAID LESS THAN $2.50

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3 hours ago, ivanthegreat said:
 
3 August, 1:40

The Shark: Best At Addington Harness On Friday

 
AddingtonPhoto by: Race Images

Race 1
5 Take After Me:
Mixing gaits between pacing and trotting, but more than a runners’ chance in this line up. Has been competitive against some strong fields in recent weeks and can make this race his own. 
Selections for Multiples: 5-4-9-6    Result 7 , 9 , 5 , 6

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Race 2
5 The Commando:
Engaged in a speed battle last week with Brian and came off second best - streets ahead of the rest though so should be able to make terms tonight and run them a merry old chase. 
Selections for Multiples: 5-9-7-4    Result 11 , 9 , 6 , 8

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Race 3
5 Delightful Tanner:
No hope from a horror draw last week, but the trial before pointed towards another victory being quickly forthcoming. Better marble to work with here and should be a lot handier to the speed. 
Selections for Multiples: 5-8-11-3    Result 8 ,11, 5 , 3

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Race 4
4 Stately:
Keeps getting left to do the donkey work in races and while being solid, he just can’t crack the win. Drawn well again this week and should be right in the fight - deserves a maiden win. 
Selections for Multiples: 4-2-10-12  Result  2 , 1 , 4 , 10

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Race 5
8 Smarter VC:
Too slick up the lane at Oamaru last week showing that life at the beach is working the oracle. Can carry on with that form and with a nice run can go back-to-back tonight. 
Selections for Multiples: 8-9-7-6     Result 4 , 6 , 7 , 9

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Race 6
5 Redwood Invasion:
Was potentially going to run in the top three last week before galloping late. In very good nick at the moment and if he can find the front again, they might not be able to peg him back in this. 
Selections for Multiples: 5-3-8-6      Result 8 , 1 , 2 , 7

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Race 7
6 Cullenburn:
Classy pacer headed places and so very good winning last week when dictating his own terms. Perhaps a different approach to racing in the pipeline tonight with a cold shot at them? Dangerous prospect if things fall into place. 
Selections for Multiples: 6-4-1-7        Result 4 , 6 , 2 , 5

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Race 8
2 Nirvana Beach:
Created a big impression with maiden victory, but this is a very good field so will have to live up to that. Can punch forward and assume control and keep them busy throughout. No sure thing, but a good bet. 
Selections for Multiples: 2-4-12-11    Result 3 , 5 , 4 , 1

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Race 9
12 Majestic Moment:
The win, it’s right there in front of him, but he just can’t reach it at the moment. Looks to need all things to fall into place for it to happen and if they do tonight this field is well within his range. 
Selections for Multiples: 12-10-6-2    Result 12 , 7 , 5 , 2

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Race 10
13 Dadndave:
Took on some smart two-year-olds last season and was far from disgraced. One eye is on the Sires’ Stakes later this season so you’d expect him to be a major player in this line up. 
Selections for Multiples: 13-4-17-12    Result  17 , 8 , 14 , 16

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Race 11
10 Prestonpans:
Knocks on the door seemingly every week, but no one is there to answer. Big runs all the same though and a repeat performance of those tonight should see him awfully hard to beat in a pretty even looking line up. 
Selections for Multiples: 10-2-5-7        Result 10 , 3 , 5 , 4

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Best: Prestonpans ......... Winner $2.20
Next Best: The Commando ............. Still running......... ran out of ammo
Roughie: Dadndave................. Still arguing .... be rougher next week.

 

#  TWO 1ST PICKS HOME BOTH SOOOO OBVIOUS THEY PAID LESS THAN $2.50

What’s the point of these posts Ivan? We all know anyone who follows the shark or any other trackside staffers selection in every race is going to come out on the wrong side of the ledger?

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The Shark: Best At Forbury Park Harness On Sunday

 
Forbury Park

Race 1
2 Pat The Monkey:
All but had them beat at Oamaru last Sunday and must surely get rewarded with success soon. Manners are near perfect so you’re going to be on the speed and out of trouble and going close to winning.
Selections for Multiples: 2-7-5-4

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Race 2
7 Nanelle Franco:
Canterbury visitor who wasn’t bad running fifth on debut behind a pretty smart one at Addington. This field is a whole new ball game, in a positive favour, with nothing like the competition faced in that performance. Should be awfully hard to beat.
Selections for Multiples: 7-5-6-1

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Race 3
7 Donegal Carrickfin:
Been knocking around against some pretty smart types in recent weeks and should relish the opportunity to take on something a little easier here. Can do work and show fight at the finish so should rise above this field and grab a well-deserved win.
Selections for Multiples: 7-5-2-4

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Race 4
1 Nicky Anew:
Big run in that truly bizarre races here a few weeks ago when beaten by one that sat just off the speed. Drawn one with Dexter in the bike so going to be in all the right places to snare the elusive maiden win finally.
Selections for Multiples: 4-8-3-6

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Race 5
5 Omar Sharif:
Loving the Forbury way of life with his last three starts here netting two wins and a second. Steps up in grade a bit this week but on what he’s shown he should still be able to make this race his own.
Selections for Multiples: 5-8-6-2

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Race 6
8 Ferrits Sister:
There was a fair bit of talk around for this one last time out and the fourth that followed the talk wasn’t too bad. Perhaps building towards something quite worthwhile and even from a wide draw today, the watch is on.
Selections for Multiples: 8-9-2-1

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Race 7
2 Bono Hest:
Consistent trotter who just keeps running good, honest races. Not world beater, but you wouldn’t mind owning a few like him because he gives you a sight every week. More of the same here again today, maybe far enough forward to snare the victory too.
Selections for Multiples: 2-5-10-9

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Race 8
4 Honey Cullen:
Led them a merry chase at Oamaru and was only hauled in late in the piece. Hard to see why the tactics won’t be the same again this week and with a clean corner around the final bend they might not haul him in this time.
Selections for Multiples: 4-1-8-10

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Best: Nanelle Franco
Next: Nicky Anew
Roughie: Ferrits Sister

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