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Harness racing selections: Wednesday, February 10

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Roar Guru
9th February, 2021
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There are a couple of meetings to look at on Wednesday. Both are under the lights at Shepparton and Redcliffe respectively.

Below are the best bets for the respective programs.

Shepparton

Best bet: Race 10, Number 1, Trade Whispers
This isn’t the strongest race going around and I can see this four-year-old leading throughout. The first run for Glenn Douglas came at Mildura and the rub of the green didn’t go his way from the second line draw. This horse was hard in the market as well, so from the inside, it has enough gate speed to lead and prove hard to run down.

Next best: Race 11, Number 6, Sharmey
This looks a race in two between the Aitken pair. At the better odds, Sharmey is the bet. This horse returns to Victoria after a successful stint in Tassie where he won several races and looked pretty sharp. Electric Eye has the runs on the board and is the one to beat on form, but Sharmey is in a purple patch and has residual fitness.

Value: Race 4, Number 1, Smiling
She is worth something very small each way. The key to her will be the start, and where she ends up. If she can sit behind likely leader Amber Alert, she is a definite winning hope. Three back the pegs or worse, and she goes in as a rough place chance. This horse’s recent form is fair, but finds a thin race overall.

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Redcliffe

Best bet: Race 9, Number 4, Shesfeelinspecial
This is a bludger of a meeting and a bludger of a race to end the card, but the one that looks best is this mare. This horse ran here last Thursday when showing gate speed to lead from the pole, attempting to lead throughout, but couldn’t quite finish it off and had to settle for a second. This horse should lead these comfortably and the depth is very thin.

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Next best: Race 3, Number 2, Signor Jujon
This horse finds a perfect race to bounce back into the winners list. This horse ran here last Wednesday night when opting for a trail after showing gate speed and tried to pick up, but couldn’t quite get there. This horse has drawn well again, and should have little trouble finding the front. If he holds the lead, then this horse is clearly the one to beat.

Value: Race 1, Number 1, For The Corz
This horse has contested a couple of strong races to start her prep and hasn’t been overly bad in each run. This race looks considerably easier and from the pole, if she can hold a forward spot, she will run a really positive race at a decent odds, which are likely double figures.