Jason Weaver: This 11/1 poke looks a Marvel in the Fundalk finale

The Flat turf season comes under orders in the UK on Saturday but not before Sharky gives us a couple of live ones under the Friday night lights.

Jason Weaver 1900

Swansway, Newcastle 7.45pm

Rocks up here off a 69 day break having won over course and distance previously. You’re always lookig for the new up and coming star in these restricted apprentice races. While Harrison Shaw (7) has not had too many rides professionally, he was very big on the pony showjumping circuit in the north of England.

The price is nothing to wade in on but Michael Easterby’s runner is taking on a bunch of out-of-form, exposed handicappers.

Ocean Princess, Newcastle, 8.15pm

There are a few in here who come with a big ticket to improve, but this daughter of Acclamation put in a couple of pleasing efforts last year. The fact that she’s dropped down to the minimum of 5f should not be a worry as she comes from the Michael Dods’ sprint academy, the dogs have been barking her name as one to note.


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Red Avenger, Dundalk 7.30pm

Arrives with a bit of a health warning and I would possibly be waiting to see if he acts up before going into the starting stalls before hitting the button. However there is no doubting that he has a massive amount of ability.

After being beaten by 47 lengths five days ago, we should take the hint that trainer Damian English turns him out so quickly.He will get a pace to run at which should suit his run-style perfectly.

Pillar, Dundalk 8pm

Bumped into a red-hot rival when last seen at Wolverhampton 14 days ago. The step up in trip should be no problem as he’s been competitive at up to a mile previously. I know he is a long-standing maiden, but he’s not been in the same sort of scorching form throughout his career as his last two efforts.

He looks on a decent handicap mark and we have one of the best riders on our side in the saddle in Colin Keane.

Marino Marvel, Dundalk 9pm

Has very low mileage on the clock for a four-year-old so we can at least expect a decent chunk of improvement. Held up at the back of the pack last time, he made eye-catching late headway and stayed on really well to hit the line very strongly.

A good draw in stall five with the Pocket Rocket Wayne Lordan up again, he looks a player at a double-digit price. Get On!

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What do you think?