Improving five-year-old Shamrock Tango maintained his wonderful form when he worked hard without cover before winning the 2100m SEW-Eurodrive Pace at Gloucester Park on Tuesday night and he should again prove hard to beat when he contests race three over 2100m on tonight.
His win over Hilton Mile High and Black N Bettor completed a winning hat-trick and was his fourth win from his past five starts for Middle Swan trainer Linley Voak and her son, reinsman Chris Voak.
Shamrock Tango will start from barrier two on the back line on Friday night and Voak looks set to continue with his aggressive tactics by sending the five-year-old forward in the first lap and putting pressure on the leaders.
Shamrock Tango started from the outside of the front line on Tuesday night and Voak urged the gelding forward, three wide, in the early stages before moving to the outside of the pacemaker Cruzin Sprocket 550m after the start.
Shamrock Tango forged to the front on the home turn and won at a 1.58.1 rate after covering the final 800m in 58.1sec. He meets stronger opposition on Friday night, including Wrongly Accused, Nimrod, Scruncher and Our Gent, but he is in such fine form that he cannot be underestimated.