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Alexandra Park Harness Picks - Wednesday, 26 June

Matt Markham provides his selections for every race at the Alexandra Park Harness meeting Wednesday night.

Racecourse : Alexandra Park (New Zealand)
Racecourse : Alexandra Park (New Zealand) Picture: Sandra Mu/Getty Images

Alexandra Park Harness Race 1
11 Shez Bella

Best credentialed horse in the race by quite some way but hasn't been quite as sharp as she could be in recent runs. Huge chance here to get somewhere back to near her best form and if she can achieve that it becomes her race to lose tonight.
Selections: 11-2-8-1-3

Alexandra Park Harness Race 2
5 Hawkeye Pierce

Probably a bit of a surprise he hasn't picked up a win in his two starts back from a spell but there's been plenty to like in both runs where he has looked like an improving horse. Golden opportunity to make something happen here tonight and should go close.
Selections: 5-8-7-10-2

Alexandra Park Harness Race 3
1 Aldebaran D B

Really good runs to open the career and both placings have come behind trotters who are going to go on and win some more races in Lil Whip and Stone Cold. Lobs the one draw tonight which will go one of two ways but with complete manners deserves a winning turn.
Selections: 1-4-6-8-2

Alexandra Park Harness Race 4
5 Irish Whisper

Proving pretty hard to catch over the past few months with some disappointing efforts when well supported. Lured everyone back in last week when looking desperately unlucky late with nowhere to go. Chance to atone and find some winning form again tonight just needs the rub of the green.
Selections: 5-1-8-4-7

Alexandra Park Harness Race 5
9 Mako

Couldn't have done any more in two starts to the races for two very nice wins and looks a really sharp prospect in the making with a good future in front of him. Steps up again here tonight and takes on some handy types but best might be a little too good for most here.
Selections: 9-2-7-8-5

Alexandra Park Harness Race 6
7 Kiss And Run

Racing in fine fettle at the moment and giving punters plenty to cheer for each time he steps out onto the track. Likely to make a quick beginning here and eat up the 20m handicap and if able to settle close enough to them has the speed to get home over the top of rivals and grab another win.
Selections: 7-4-3-2-6

Alexandra Park Harness Race 7
1 Two Eye See

Tricky wee race this with only a small field and a few off handicaps but Mr Reliable looks a great each way option given his liking for getting himself in on the action. Great follower of speed so if he can step and find the back of the right horse, he's more than good enough to win this.
Selections: 1-7-5-4-3

Alexandra Park Harness Race 8
3 Shake A Leg

Two strong seconds to open this campaign to continue the run of placings produced so far in the career. Must be rewarded with a victory at some point soon and tonight's assignment looks well within range especially from the handy draw. Small field helps too.
Selections: 3-4-6-8-7

Alexandra Park Harness Race 9
7 Ilsa's Son
**TIP OF THE DAY**

Sure to have taken plenty of benefit from the fresh up effort for fith here a few weeks back. That was the first run in a very long time and you'd expect some sharp improvement to come with it. Mobile conditions really suit and might just have a little too much class for them all here.
Selections: 7-1-6-5-3


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