August 22: The Dame Gets The Shark Club Through The Rain!

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Mon 24th August 2020

A strange day of racing with Moonee Valley abandoned after just five races, but The Shark was still able to make the most of the conditions and get home an each way win before then! The Shark was also seeing them well in Sydney, with a few nice results for The Shark Club!

Moonee Valley

Rain was predicted and it was expected that the track would be downgraded to a heavy, but no one expected the severity of the downpour, the track quickly getting to a heavy 10, and the meeting having to be abandoned.

You had to be leading to have any chance of winning, with runners simply unable to make up any ground in the slog. As such, Kentucky Tornado and Tarcoola Diva can be forgiven.

The Shark was still able to make the most of the wet conditions, with Lady Loft securing a place behind the impressive Tailleur at a very generous $5.50 price.

Watch: Lady Loft secure a $5.50 place result for The Shark Club!

The Shark Club Results:

Mooney Valley:
Race 4 #8 Kentucky Tornado – $3.9 ❌
Race 2 #10 Lady Loft – $26.5/$5.5✅?
Race 3 #4 Tarcoola Diva – $19/$5❌

Race 3 #2 New King – $3.8❌
Race 4 #1 Dame Giselle – $4.5✅?
Race 5 #11 Southern Lad – $26/$6❌
Race 7 #13 Melody Belle – $11.2/$3.5❌
Race 8 #14 Yonkers – $19/$5✅?


New King was disappointing given the nature of his win last start, and was unable to make up ground after a slow start.

Also disappointing was Melody Belle, who was unconvincing in the Winx Stakes (1400m), and has subsequently been sent back home to New Zealand.

The Shark pulled out a few big results, with Snowden filly Dame Giselle leading all the way and getting home at $4.50 after crossing impressively from the wide gate.

The Shark Club’s day was capped off after a big run from Chris Waller’s Yonkers, who snagged a place at a very handy $5 price, beating home some far more fancied runners, like stablemate Kinane.

From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.