Scottsville Wednesday Tips and Race Previews by Andrew Harrison

PUBLISHED: 01 February 2017

Scottsville February 01 Tips and Race Previews by Andrew Harrison

Race 1
Preview: TRINI’S VAR HYT found betting support on debut and proved too strong for odds-on favourite ARGO MAGIC who she meets again. The latter franked that form next time out. ROYAL EXPLORER finished behind both of them on debut and won next time out. That form looks fairly cut-and-dried but each will have progressed and the betting may be a better guide. (Andrew Harrison: 3-1-2-4).

Race 2
Preview: TCHNO CAPTAIN can be a difficult customer but has shown ability. He was running on well last start and could be finding his feet. SHINE UP has been struggling to win but has gone close on many occasions. Marcus his back aboard. JUST POSITIVE has been close-up at recent outings and the step up in trip could bring the best out in him. FIRE BOLT has been very green in all his starts and has a chance if the penny drops. (Andrew Harrison: 1-5-6-4).

Race 3
Preview: Weak field. AIR SALUTE has his second outing after a break and has shown some ability. He can feature strongly in this field.  COURAGEOUS KING improved last run over ground. He is struggling to win but that form has been franked and he can feature here. GESTE has been disappointing and can do better than his last run. The blinkers are back on. OLLIE POTS is still green but is up in trip and now tries blinkers. (Andrew Harrison: 5-1-2-4).

Race 4
Preview: FASHION QUEST has her third run after a break. She stays the trip and is well draw. HOUR GLASS showed some improvement last run when returning from a break. She will much prefer this trip and can improve further. Stable companion ROY’S KAITRINA was a beaten favourite last run but goes well for this apprentice although he best form has been on the poly. BOTTLENOSE made good improvement at her second start and looks to have scope for further improvement. ATTIC VIEW has come good at recent outings. Delpech rides and she can go one better. LAST SUMMER improved in blinkers and can feature. (Andrew Harrison: 1-4-2-8).

Race 5
Preview: ISINGAMOYA is a smart filly and goes well over course and distance. She met a strong field of males last start and although she does face a useful field she looks good enough. FREE STATE has yet to finish out of the money. She has a good record on this course and looks the biggest threat to the selection. JUST VOGUE has been racing over shorter of late but has done well over course and distance. She has a handy weight and should finish thereabouts. MISS VARLICIOUS is slowly dropping in the handicap and could be competitive by next Christmas. (Andrew Harrison: 1-3-7-2).

Race 6
Preview: Wide open. REAGARDSTOBROADWAY is quick and has been up against strong of late. She is down in class but takes a corresponding rise in weight. SARABI shed her maiden at second time of asking. She looks to have some scope and can follow up. ROY’S FOLLY put in a good effort against stronger on the poly last time out. She back on the turf but can feature. HALLOWED SPRING tries blinkers and can improve on recent showings. JUST RAP will be ridden by Sky Gilbert who makes her local debut for her step-father Des Edges. She has been riding in the UK. (Andrew Harrison: 1-7-2-3)

Race 7
Preview: MASTER SAM goes well this course and distance and looks to have a strong chance in an open race. CADDY MASTER surprised on debut and has been up against stronger since. This is his second run after a break and can go close in this company. ALDRIC is seldom far back but is a couple of lengths better in soft ground. BLUNDERBUSS has improved in blinkers and can feature over this shorter trip. (Andrew Harrison: 4-1-2-5).

Race 8
Preview: TROPICAL’S SON has a tricky draw to contend with but has been running well to stronger of late and should feature in this company. LEDIMASPRINCESS has taking on some useful fillies and although she has a big weight, tricky draw and takes on males she has enough class to run a big race. FULLY CHARGED has come on nicely since being tried in blinkers and put ack on the turf. ROYAL ZULU GUARD is a veteran but has dropped right down in the ratings and back on the turf he could be the surprise package. (Andrew Harrison: 7-1-8-12).

Race 9
Preview: CABINDA has had many chances but tends to find one or two too good. He will never get a better chance than this and may be worth one more chance. ADMIRAL’S GUEST was much improved last run and appears to have come to hand. The extra should suit. MANOUCHE was in need of his last run. He has shown some ability and should go well from a pole position draw. STREET BOY was a distant second last start but has done better from a good draw. (Andrew Harrison: 2-1-3-8).