Mista Shark’s 8th win has trainer in 7th heaven

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Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times

Mista Shark claimed an eighth-straight win on Sunday when he finished more than eight metres ahead of the competition in the $6000 TABTouch MS Pace (2100m) at Donaldson Park.

The five-year-old bay gelding never looked troubled, with driver Michael Grantham steering the $1.36 favourite to a seventh win in Bunbury from 10 races.

Trainer Michael Brennan said he was a good horse with a bright future.

“He has done everything we have asked of him and is only going to get better,” he said.

Brennan said the space at Donaldson Park suited Mista Shark.

“Bunbury is a great place to go racing,” he said.

“We are more than happy to take him there and he seems to enjoy it.”

Brennan said Mista Shark’s next mission was Saturday’s $30,000 Northam Cup at the Northam Harness Club.

“I would assume he is going to be one of the horses to beat no matter where he races,” he said.

Brennan said there was a chance Mista Shark could race in next month’s Manea Classic.

“He will either race in Bunbury or head to Melbourne,” he said.

Brennan said he was aiming to get Mista Shark to this year’s Inter Dominion Series, which was in Victoria.

“We think he can go alright there,” he said.

Earlier in the day Grantham drove Keep Your Lipziped ($7.40) to a maiden victory in the $3500 Welcome Rory Wall Graduation MS Pace (2100m).

The Andrew De Campo-trained colt finished more than nine metres ahead of Motor On Jessie who was in second and Disco Desca who placed third.

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