Victory #5 for Cabo Da Cruz?

PUBLISHED: 28 August 2019

Cabo De Cruz (Candiese Marnewick)

The highest rated race at Hollywoodbets Scottsville tomorrow is a MR 104 handicap over 1200m and the progressive Cabo Da Cruz looks capable of making it five wins on the trot. He was a four-year-old when first winning so started handicapping off a lowly mark which has allowed him to progress. He has to overcome a four point raise for his last win and looks to have the class to do it. On That Boulevard was unlucky in the Grade 2 Post Merchants and that was his last turf start so he can go close here too. Hard To Play has a win and a third in three starts over course and distance and should also be involved.

Cabo De Cruz (Candiese Marnewick)
Cabo De Cruz (Candiese Marnewick)

Later there is an interesting fillies and mares MR 98 handicap over 1600m which could go to Red Al. She would have come on from her last start and is drawn in pole, as opposed to her draw of nine out of ten last time over course and distance. The topweight Twice As Smart faced tough opposition in the SA Champions Season without being disgraced and should be right there from a fair draw of five over an ideal trip. Stelvio beat Red AL last time and should also be in the shake up from a fair draw with a first time tongue tie on.

The best bet is in race three over 1200m where Maidens Prayer drops back to Maiden company after being an unlucky fourth last time in the Grade 2 Debutante Stakes over 1200m.she should hold too many guns here.

In the seventh race over 2400m Paybackthemoney impressed in his first start over this trip and off an effective four point higher mark could follow up. Before Noon tries a staying trip for the first time and looks likely to get it considering the way he fought on last time to win over 2000m at Greyville. He is only two points higher in the merit ratings and well drawn. Deposition has consistent form and stays this trip so us another possibility. Crime Victim can never be ignored in staying events although his best finish over course and distance is a runner up spot, which he has done twice, and he hasn’t won for close to two years. On The Bright Side should be coming into her own being by Ideal World and the 1, 5kg claim of Jason Gates will alleviate the burden of being 1kg under sufferance. In the last race over 1400m Mission Beach ran on well over 1200m last time and now gets a plum draw over a more suitable trip so should make her presence felt. Class Of Eight should be the shake up over a course and distance she enjoys. Wintertime has not been disgraced against a couple of fair sorts over 1200m and 1600m and from a good draw should enjoy this trip.

In the last race over 1400m Mission Beach ran on well over 1200m last time and now gets a plum draw over a more suitable trip so should make her presence felt. Class Of Eight should be the shake up over a course and distance she enjoys. Wintertime has not been disgraced against a couple of fair sorts over 1200m and 1600m and from a good draw should enjoy this trip.

By David Thiselton