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    HESASHARK - Photo Walter Bulyga

    THEY share almost identical names and come from the same stable, but that’s where the similarities will end at Globe Derby tomorrow night. Prepared... Waters chummed as Sharks prepare to clash

    THEY share almost identical names and come from the same stable, but that’s where the similarities will end at Globe Derby tomorrow night.

    Prepared by astute horseman Dale Afford, Hesashark and Shesashark will clash in the opening race on the card.

    While Shesashark has seniority in age, Hesashark leads the way in betting markets.

    Despite drawing wide against older company, the three-year-old is listed as a $2.20 favourite.

    Struggling to capture her best form this season, Shesashark is the rank outsider at $81.

    Shesashark registered six wins and five placings from 12 starts last term, but has only managed four placings from 14 outings this time around.

    Hesashark on the other hand has five wins and four placings from his nine starts for the season.

    “That’s probably a pretty fair market,” Afford said. “It reflects the way they are racing at the moment.

    “Shesashark’s works is good and her attitude is good, but she’s just not taking it to the races.

    “I can’t get her right and it’s a bit frustrating.

    “That said she hasn’t really had races to suit but she is not racing up to her work either.

    “Hopefully she can turn it around at some stage but being out of the draw at the moment doesn’t help.”

    To be driven by Afford, Hesashark will come from barrier six, with Shesashark drawn on his outside.

    The son of Shadyshark Hanover heads into the 2230-metre clash with a win at the same venue a fortnight ago.

    “He went very well last time around and is ready to run another good race,” Afford said. “It’s a tough race with a lot of solid form in it so neither of them can afford to give the older horses a start.

    “This will be his last start before goes for a spell and then I’ll get him ready for the Southern Cross later in the year.”

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