Daily Dogs – Friday, January 3

Healesville: Race 5 (12:07pm AEDT)
No. 2 Sharkey Dragon

Sharkey Dragon rarely runs a bad race and is primed to win the fifth at Healesville today. The son of Dyna Double One missed the kick here three starts back but mustered a big kick mid-race to only just miss. He’s rock-hard fit and could lead this field all the way.

Healesville: Race 10 (1:42pm AEDT)
No. 8 Rosta Power

Rosta Power will take winning form into the tenth at Healesville this afternoon and is up to making it two in a row. The daughter of Magic Sprite hasn’t missed a place at her last four starts but was simply outstanding returning to the straight here last week, and I can’t find a reason why she won’t be in the finish again.

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The Gardens: Race 10 (6:24pm AEDT)
No. 8 Meeka's Boy

Meeka’s Boy has only made two appearances at the races so far, but he is clearly a runner of ability and he can record another win at The Gardens this evening. The son of El Grand Senor showed promise at the trials prior to making his debut, and franked that last week by breaking his maiden at Dubbo. This is harder, but he clearly likes racing from out wide and looks capable of continuing his rise through the grades.

The Gardens: Race 11 (6:42pm AEDT)
No. 1 Joelene

Joelene is another runner that will take winning form into her race at The Gardens tonight and she’ll take plenty of beating again, after drawing Box 1. The daughter of Magic Sprite has won three of her five career starts so far, all here at The Gardens, and a repeat of last week’s classy performance would see her too good for her rivals tonight.