Greyville Friday Tips and Race Previews
PUBLISHED: April 19, 2019
Greyville Friday April 19 Tips and Race Previews by Andrew Harrison…
Greyville Friday Tips and Race Previews by Andrew Harrison
9 LIQUID IRISH 1 WILDLY IN LOVE 3 MAKHET 7 IMPERIAL SEAL
Preview: LIQUID IRISH (9) has been narrowly beaten in both starts and must have a big chance of going one better. WILDLY IN LOVE (1) is the highest rated filly in the race and shows some promise. She needed her last start and can go close. MAKHET (3) was disappointing last run over further after showing good improvement in blinkers. She may be worth another chance. IMPERIAL SEAL (7) is showing signs of coming to hand. She caught the eye last run and can make more improvement. (Andrew Harrison: 9-1-3-7).
10 CHARLIE MCCREEVY 5 CASSIUS COLT 6 KHEELAN DYNASTY 7 WINDCHEATER
Preview: CHARLIE MCCREEVY (10) was very unlucky last start. He found strong market support that day and can recoup some losses here. CASSIUS COLT (5) finished ahead of Charlie Mccreevy last start but the latter looks capable of turning the tables. KHEELAN DYNASTY (6) has improved in blinkers. He is back on the poly over a shorter trip. WINDCHEATER (7) is lightly raced but does show some ability. (Andrew Harrison: 10-5-6-7).
3 HIGH GREEN 4 LEGEND 1 TOMMY GRAND 5 ZANZIBARIAN
Preview: HIGH GREEN (3) has to get it right some time and can snap a run of seconds. LEGEND (4) takes a further drop in the handicap. He was disappointing last run but my no be looking for this trip. TOMMY GRAND (1) has shown up well at recent outings. He goes well on the poly and rates a strong winning chance. ZANZIBARIAN (5) is back on the poly where he has excelled in recent starts. From a good draw he should be right there. (Andrew Harrison: 3-4-1-5).
3 COLLABRO 4 RED SHIFT 2 MASTERGAMBIT 5 BRAVO BRAVO
Preview: COLLABRO (3) is holding form well. Last run was over further but he goes well over course and distance and must have a big winning chance. RED SHIFT (4) last run is best ignored. He has smart form over course and distance and should be right there again. MASTERGAMBIT (2) was in some tough races in the Cape after shedding his maiden. The extra should suit and he is another with a strong winning chance. BRAVO BRAVO (5) is another course and distance suited and jumps from a good draw. (Andrew Harrison: 3-4-2-5).
6 CLARA 7 SUZIE WOO 8 ROSE OF PERU 1 DAIDALA
Preview: CLARA (6) was a well supported maiden winner last start. She appears to have some scope and can go in again. SUZIE WOO (7) started favourite last run but her saddle slipped badly so that effort is best ignored. ROSE OF PERU (8) has come good at recent outings and looks primed for this race. DAIDALA (1) is lightly raced and was not far back over course and distance last run. She can do better here. (Andrew Harrison: 6-7-8-1).
5 VITI LEU 6 PURPLE AND GOLD 1 ARIZONA SUNSET 7 KILVINGTON
Preview: VITI LEVU (5) has been close-up at her last three. She has a god draw and a stronger rider aboard which could see her home. PURPLE AND GOLD (6) has been in good form of late and was a touch unlucky from a wide draw last run. There should be very little between her and Viti Levu. ARIZONA SUNSET (1) came in for market support last run. She has been consistent and the drop in trip could suit. KILVINGTON (7) Goes well over course and distance and is another in with a strong winning chance. (Andrew Harrison: 5-6-1-7).
5 DI MAZZIO 10 KINGSMEAD 1 CHANTYMAN 2 FILIPPO
Preview: DI MAZZIO (5) goes very well over course and distance and with a 3.5kg pull in the weights with the two top weights he could just go in again. KINGSMEAD (10) is overdue another win He has smart form over course and distance and with a light weight could finally crack it. CHANTYMAN (1) is quick and is over his best course and distance. He does have issues but at best will be hard to peg back. FILIPPO (2) has done well in his new stable and the form of his last win has worked out. However, he may prefer it a little softer than the poly. (Andrew Harrison: 5-10-1-2).
4 SARABI 5 BE HAPPY 9 NOEMI 6 GINGER BISCUIT
Preview: Tough race. SARABI (4) was a narrow winner last start. She is down in class here and only got a two-point raise in the handicap. BE HAPPY (5) was right behind Sarabi that day but has a tougher draw to overcome here. NOEMI (9) appeared to enjoy the drop to a sprint last run. She has a handy weight and has an inside draw to help. GINGER BISCUIT (6) is a tough mare who holds form well. She goes well over course and distance and is due a change of fortune. (Andrew Harrison: 4-5-9-6).
Fairview Friday Tips and Suggested Bets
PUBLISHED: April 19, 2019
Fairview Friday April 19 Tips and Suggested Bets by Devonne Govender…
Fairview Friday Tips and Suggested Bets by Devonne Govender
R2 (3) Day’s Of Thunder (4) Tarique (1) Gravitation
R3 (7) Sabbatical (1) Free Agent (4) Bold Viking
R4 (1) Maverick Girl (6) Making Miracles (4) Raven Girl
R5 (2) Sir Frenchie (1) Juan Two Three (5) Princess Rebel
R6 (3) Plano (5) Multi Gold (6) Frikkie
R7 (8) Fly Thought (2) Madonna (3) Snapscan
R8 (5) Country Rock (2) In A Perfect World (1) Drop Kick
R9 (6) Weston (1) Carlita (2) Make It Raine
Leg 1: 7 x 1
Leg 2: 1 x 6
Leg 3: 2
Leg 4: 3 x 5
Leg 5: 8 x 2
Leg 6: 5 x 2
Leg 7: 6 x 1
PICK 6 (R1152)
Leg 1: 1 x 6 x 4
Leg 2: 2
Leg 3: 3 x 5 x 6 x 1
Leg 4: 8 x 2 x 3 x 4
Leg 5: 5 x 2 x 1 x 6 x 7 x 9
Leg 6: 6 x 1 x 2 x 7
Race 5: 2
Race 3: 7
Eightfolds Lass to measure up
PUBLISHED: April 18, 2019
The best bet is chosen as Eightfolds Lass in the fifth race over 1600m, but she is an inexperienced filly running from a wide draw and so punters…
The Turffontein Inside track has an ordinary nine race meeting tomorrow but there will still be a lot to enthuse about.
The best bet is chosen as Eightfolds Lass in the fifth race over 1600m, but she is an inexperienced filly running from a wide draw and so punters might want to exercise caution in the Pick 6. Last time out from a wide draw at this course over 1450m the jockey managed to drop her out on the back of a fast pace and she was then able to use her stride. She then ran on strongly from last and just failed. So it all depends on the pace and, although her sire Eightfold Path was a stakes winner over a mile, her Jallad dam’s only win was over 1100m so there could be a slight stamina question mark. The dangers are Tuscan Light and Kayla’s Eagle, who should both enjoy the course and distance, although the former has a tough draw. Diamonds ‘N Rubies and Vijeta could improve and can also be included.
The PA first leg is over 2600m and Humour Me, being by Ideal World out of a Fort Wood mare, should relish the step up in trip and is drawn in pole. The rangy Byron Bay can be included from a fair draw as he stayed on well over 2000m last time despite over racing a touch early after being dropped to last from a wide draw. Flame Fella is proven over this trip so has to be included despite a wide draw being against him.
Latin Opus is a PA banker in the next over 1600m as he is a progressive sort who stayed on over this trip last time and he is well drawn again. The Brass Way has run three fair races and gets a good draw for a change so can be included in the Pick 6.
In the sixth race over 2000m American Indian is on the up and from a plum draw can make it two-in-a-row off a three point higher merit rating. Gift For The Gap impressed in the Derby Trial and will be improving all the time being an immature sort. Yamoto is a well-bred gelding by Dynasty who has plenty of substance and will be coming into his own, so he must be included.
In the seventh over 1000m in form Roy Magner’s pair Pool Party and Opera are the fancies from good draws. However, it is an open race and La Bella Mia, Winter Watch and See You Tyger are hard to ignore.
In the eighth over 1600m Witch Of The West has always struck as being a nice sort and has probably been looking for this trip. Only To Win has good form against some fair sorts over this trip and Abelie is improving. However, its open and the whole field can be included with the exception of Until Dawn who is hopelessly out at the weights.
In the last race over 1600m Missouri has dropped to a competitive mark and has been staying on over 1400m so should enjoy this trip and is selected to beat Genesis and Picadilly Square.
By David Thiselton
Sanskrift to get it right
PUBLISHED: April 18, 2019
Two races before Sanskrift went so close Rio Querari did much the same, the principal differences being that he had had a run, started at odds-on…
Sanskrift looks nailed on for the TAB Telebet Maiden Juvenile Fillies at Durbanville on Saturday. This R800 000 full sister to Santa Clara ran above expectations (in terms of readiness, not ability) when making much of the running on debut here last month only to be pipped on the post.
Aldo Domeyer’s mount will have learned a lot from that and should have come on enough to beat the badly drawn Third Runway and Linda Loves Lace who riding arrangements suggest is the pick of Justin Snaith’s five runners.
Two races before Sanskrift went so close Rio Querari did much the same, the principal differences being that he had had a run, started at odds-on and was caught by a 50-1 stable companion. The drop in trip in the Betting World Maiden should suit Richard Fourie’s mount.
However he is taking on older horses at considerably worse than weight-for-age. The official scale says he should be receiving 8.5kg from the three-year-olds but in fact he gets only 3kg. In practical terms he is the equivalent of four lengths worse off than he should be.
This is not as bad as it sounds because he, and the other two juveniles, are up against horses who have not proved good enough to win a race in the first 16 months of their careers. Rio Querari seems sure to start favourite and he is a fairly confident selection. The most obvious dangers are Kingston Rock and Empire Glory who is a fair bit better than last Saturday’s effort would suggest.
There are four two-year-olds up against the three-year-olds in the 1 400m Tellytrack.com Maiden but their chances are nothing like so obvious and the vote goes to Lip Service who was most unlucky not to win over a slightly shorter trip here last Saturday. Her path was repeatedly blocked but she still finished like a certain future winner. Silver Dazzle is the obvious danger but there is a line of form that gives the Joey Ramsden filly the edge.
The puzzle of the day comes in the last with Boomps A Daisy who so far has been something of a Jekkyl and Hyde. She has looked a bit special In two races at Kenilworth, and certainly far better than her current 73 rating, but on her only appearance here she was hardly the same horse. She lost ground at the start, had trouble finding the right leg on the bend and didn’t really pick up.
Brett Crawford reports that she has not been back to Durbanville in the interim but he is optimistic that she will be OK this time. Her nine draw is a negative but she has so much ability that she has to be the selection – but don’t have too much on!
By Michael Clower
High Green to master his field
PUBLISHED: April 18, 2019
High Green just doesn’t quite get there on time but Marcus should know the gelding well by now, having ridden him in his last three outings…
High Green has been frustrating for Lowan Denysschen and jockey Anton Marcus and both trainer and jockey will be determined to snap a string of runner-up berths on the Greyville poly tomorrow. Five seconds on the trot helps pay the bills but a visit to the winner’s enclosure would be a welcome change.
High Green just doesn’t quite get there on time but Marcus should know the gelding well by now, having ridden him in his last three outings.
Legend finished a well beaten third behind Collabro and High Green when last they met and subsequently disappointed when seemingly well handicapped last time out. Handicappers gave him a further two-points relief and with Duncan Howells stepping him up to 2000m, that could be the key that opens the door.
Tommy Grand could also prove a threat. Nathan Kotzen’s gelding is at home on the synthetic surface as he showed when a close-up fourth to Last Of The Legend at his penultimate start and the form has panned out well. But he does give weight to both High Green and Legend which could prove his undoing.
High Green can further boost Collabro’s form when Marcus takes over the reins on Dennis Bosch’s charge in the fourth. The gelding has hardly put a foot wrong this year and after trying ten furlongs last time out, reverts to what looks to be a trip more in his comfort zone.
Red Shift ran way below form last time out and will be a threat given his previous form while Mastergambit somehow landed an 89 MR after his maiden win and could find this tough going.
Mary Liley is one of KZN’s stalwart owners and she and trainer Tony Rivalland are enjoying a great run at present. The Liley-owned Tristful looks good enough to contest the Champions Season Classics and she should get an idea in the fifth of how far Clara has progressed after her recent maiden win when the filly lines up in the sixth.
There were some bookmakers shedding tears into their satchels after Clara was supported in from 33-1 to 11-1 in her maiden win and she showed enough that day to suggest that she can go in again tomorrow.
However, she will first have to get past Shane Humby’s filly Suzi Woo. She too was well supported when starting favourite last time out but her saddled slipped badly at the jump and she was never in the hunt after that.
By Andrew Harrison