TALENTED youngster Hesashark will have to keep wading in shallow waters before being given the opportunity to attack his main prey for the season.
Successful at Globe Derby last night, Hesashark was brought back in work by trainer Dale Afford with the Southern Cross his primary target.
Originally programmed for mid-May, the futurity has been postponed to a date to be determined due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Last season Hesashark captured the two-year-old Southern Cross Consolation when the series was transferred to Port Pirie.
“The Southern Cross is his main aim for the remainder of the season,” Afford said. “I based his work around the series being in May, but now we’ll have to wait and see when that will be.
“Until then I’ll just have to find what I can for him and keep him ticking along as good as possible.
“Last night’s race was a good option and hopefully there will be more races like that programmed while we all look for whatever we can during these unprecedented times.”
Driven by the astute horseman during his latest triumph, Hesashark settled midfield from barrier five as Wolf Of West Bay was driven hard to lead from gate four.
Angled three-wide along the back straight, the son of Shadyshark Hanover sustained a strong sprint to score by a half-head from Wolf Of West Bay
In a ‘blanket finish’ Maharajah was a head away third in 2:03 over a rain-affected 2230 metres.
“I’m very happy with the way he went,” Afford said. “The track wasn’t the best, in fact the meeting got called off after his race, but he handled it well.
“He’s feeling terrific and it’s just a shame the Southern Cross isn’t on.
“Hopefully he’s going just as well later in the year when the series is run.”