Scottsville’s holds its annual speed race meeting this Saturday with four Grade 1 races on the day that includes the Gr1 Tsogo Sun Sprint as the main feature.
The country’s talented sprinters from the Highveld, Cape Town and KZN will compete for the huge stakes pot.
Search Party is a horse that I have been following closely and he looks to come into this race with an ideal prep. In his last start in the Grade 1 Computaform Sprint, he jumped from a wide draw and was holding his line on the extreme outside. He did have some trouble in the running because he was switched from the outside to the inside and was low flying late and only hit top stride when the race was over. It was an eye-catching performance.
It’s never easy for a horse to keep finding especially when switching in sprint races. This won’t be an easy task for Search Party as there are some high-quality athletes in this race however the 55kgs on his back will help accompanied by a strong rider in Richard Fourie.
Brett Crawford has four runners in the race and all look to be in with a shout, however Search Party looks a solid place bet at the 28-10 that is currently on offer.
The South African Fillies Sprint looks open with Snowdance from the Justin Snaith yard topping the betting boards at 4-1. The second favourite Schippers from the Woodruff yard comes in with excellent recent form. The speedy daughter of Var will be ridden by Chase Maujean and comes from a yard who are famous for training top sprinters.
The place double Search Party and Schippers works out at inviting odds of 7-1.
The day hosts a variety of events like fashion shows combined with high quality racing not forgetting the two Grade 1 races for two-year-olds and racing pundits will be eager to see the unbeaten filly Basadi Faith in the Allan Robertson Championship.
Scottsville is the place to be come this Saturday.
By Devonne Govender