Gary Alexander brings a string of five runners down to KwaZulu-Natal today for an eight-race program at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the poly and has a strong chance of bagging a few winners.
See Me Run jumps from gate two in the sixth race with Denis Schwarz up and is currently trading at 5-1 with Track & Ball. The 3 year old Visionaire filly ran a creditable 4.5 lengths behind Running Brave who won the Gold Bracelet last Saturday. The yard is expecting a good run as Alexander said ‘’she must have a decent shout from a good draw’’.
The second race sees them saddle up Amandla who put in a solid debut finishing 2.25 lengths behind Var And Away over 1160m at Turffontein, “He is working well and should have a good each way chance in this line-up” commented Alexander.
In race three, Marula is joint favourite with the Dennis Drier trained Ninotto currently trading at 19-10 on the books. ‘’His last two runs have been decent and this is not the strongest of fields with all due respect so he should be in the firing line” said Alexander. Eighties Rock ran a useful barrier trial and could be one to watch at decent odds. Magnificus is another who wasn’t far back in a barrier trial which makes the opening leg of the place accumulator very tricky.
Ideal Cut in race five doesn’t have the best draw but should be in with each way chance if taking to the poly. The last to be saddled up from the Alexander yard is Liberado in the eighth. ‘’He is looking for a mile plus but we’ll take our chances from a good draw and he will be doing his best work late’’. Alexander concluded that many of his runners haven’t been on the poly so if they do take to it good runs are expected overall.
The seventh sees an interesting contest where Myrrh and Luxemburg should fight it out. Myrrh from the Wayne Badenhorst yard gets an eye-catching jockey booking Lyle Hewitson from gate four and was running on well very late in the day. If he has a decent position this time around he will be right in the thick of things as he will be receiving all the assistance from the saddle. Luxemburg comes off a second on paper, however he lost his race in the boardroom. He took well to the poly at Fairview and if repeating that performance has a decent winning chance.
By Devonne Govender