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Sunday, 4 December

SCOTTSVILLE


Race 1
Race Summary: First of the local juvenile races - nice large field and exciting pedigrees. Follow the betting moves to gauge talent and have your black book ready. RIVERSTONE is well related and could be the one to attract big support. The comment on SOVEREIGN GRANT is that she is a very smart filly. She is part of a five way coupling and all have garnered positive comments. TEEREX could be aptly named and from draw No 1 could be prominent to the end. More in it - lovely to see babies in action!

Selections:
#13 Riverstone, #11 Sovereign Grant, #1 Teerex, #4 Jet Bund

Race 2
Race Summary: DADDY'S JET showed promise running on behind more experienced individuals and had RIO SUPREMO behind her. She should confirm and is likely to make improvement. CINNAMON BLUSH has been disappointing but needed her last run. If she doesn't play up at the start she should give a good account of herself. RIO SUPREMO went close in her penultimate and had issues on track debut. She could make the required improvement. PRETTY ANALIA has drawn well and having shown good pace last time could show more. More can improve.

Selections:
#6 Daddy's Jet, #1 Cinnamon Blush, #2 Rio Supremo, #3 Pretty Analia

Race 3
Race Summary: Should get close between FORTUNE BAY and ROCK N ROLL GIRL. The former could get right after running second three times in a row. She was too far back in her penultimate and was a bit unlucky last time. ROCK N ROLL GIRL looked dangerous when second behind a promising male (who runs later in a handicap) and was carried out in that race. She may be looking for further but still rates a serious contender. TABATHA CAT and I'VE GOT WINGS have both shown potential and need to find more to put it together. First-timers in the hunt as well.

Selections:
#6 Rock N Roll Girl, #9 Fortune Bay, #3 Tabatha Cat, #2 St Cloud

Race 4
Race Summary: AXEL COLLINS turned in good work suddenly last time. He could be on the up and has drawn well but he needs to break on terms. SWISS PARADISE ran a promising race at this venue on debut and finished with a scalp wound when nevertheless a decent fourth around the turn in her second outing. She has obvious potential and could record her first win over males. BUSTER KEATON was beaten as favourite in his last two but did run an eye-catching race prior. He has gate No 1 again and could suddenly make amends. ASPOESTERTJIE and LAST SURVIVOR should be lively threats.

Selections:
#2 Axel Collins, #10 Swiss Paradise, #1 Buster Keaton, #3 Aspoestertjie

Race 5
Race Summary: Cracker race! CAPTAIN FONTANE could finally reward his fans. He got going too late in his last two when producing powerful finishes but his yard is in good form and this could be his day. PARTY TIME was also beaten as favourite recently and stripping fitter should have them all chasing him. He could keep going as he is best weighted along with SOLID GOLD. The latter is very capable and could suddenly pop up after needing a run. AQUA BOLT is another dangerous customer who also could have needed his last run. He needs to find a bit more at the weights. Most are capable.

Selections:
#10 Captain Fontane, #1 Party Time, #5 Aqua Bolt, #7 Gallic Chief

Race 6
Race Summary: MONASHADA hit winning form when tried over this distance last time. She can lead them a merry dance again but LUCKY MISS, who was running on nicely behind her, is weighted to turn the form around. Doesn't end there - many classy sorts in the hunt. MEET AT THE GEORGE had a wide draw last time and could get a lot closer over her favourite distance. LOVE BOMB won a Grade 2 over this distance as a youngster and if the race is run to suit could impress suddenly. HAWKER TYPHOON will prefer a fast pace and could mow them down.

Selections:
#2 Lucky Miss, #3 Monashada, #4 Meet At The George, #6 Love Bomb

Race 7
Race Summary: RUGGER BUGGER is a well-bred What A Winter colt who has been given time to mature. He has been improving with each start and could make a decent handicap debut. QUEEN'S WOOD has fair Cape form and needed his last run. He had drawn badly as well and so is the one to watch. GUNSMOKE is not one to take lightly with a light weight on his back, especially as he has run two good races in a row. NORTHERN WARRIOR, BEECHAMWOOD BOY and SON OF ZEUS could all be concerned with the finish on current form.

Selections:
#1 Rugger Bugger, #4 Queen's Wood, #6 Gunsmoke, #5 Northern Warrior

Race 8
Race Summary: BLAZING KISS has plenty going for her except a decent starting stall position. If she overcomes her draw she could open her account on the fifth time of asking. DUCHESS OF GOLD can take advantage. She is also holding decent form but has drawn better and should settle better over the shorter trip. Watch out for improvement from LUCIA POPPOVA who showed some potential on debut. She has her work cut out from the widest berth, however. GELSOMINA and MYTHICAL TUNE could secure prize money on form and there are more who can make big improvement.

Selections:
#11 Blazing Kiss, #6 Duchess Of Gold, #13 Lucia Poppova, #9 Gelsomina

Best Win: #6 ROCK N ROLL GIRL                    
Best Value Bet: #1 RUGGER BUGGER                       
Best Longshot: #1 RUGGER BUGGER




 




 

Monday, 5 December

GREYVILLE


Race 1
Race Summary: FIRE TONIC looks to be going the right way and should be the one. He ran a fair race on the Polytrack first time out and didn't mind the switch to turf, running second beaten a neck. ACTION TIME gave winner Caramel Fudge a hard time when much improved in his second start. He shows good pace and could be just as effective on the poly. ALFATORIO also improved in that race. He was a little under 5 lengths behind ACTION TIME but is well-bred and needs to be respected. UNCLE LUCKY disappointed after a fair run at this track. He may prefer this shorter distance.

Selections:
#3 Fire Tonic, #8 Action Time, #7 Alfatorio, #5 Uncle Lucky

Race 2
Race Summary: BARBATTI looks well placed and could win this Qualified Maiden. He did well from a wide draw on the poly a few starts back, then put in decent work on turf and was a good second when dropped in trip last time. L'ULTIMO disappointed as favourite in his penultimate and then tried racing from the front last time when he tired in the latter stages. He could suddenly show up back on this surface. BRAINWAVE ran a most encouraging race after showing little early on. He is bred to enjoy the longer distance. IZUIZORIZUAINT and EBONY BAY need to be considered for the Trifectas and Quartets.

Selections:
#3 Barbatti, #6 L'Ultimo, #4 Brainwave, #7 Izuizorizuaint

Race 3
Race Summary: CAESURA loves the poly, is in good form and looks well placed. He could notch up win No 9. ROYAL POINT is the dark horse. He suddenly figured it all out, won his maiden and could make a forward handicap debut too. BRANDENBURG spoils his chances by playing up at the start. He is a lot better than his last run on the turf when jumping from a wide gate. RODRIGUEZ has dropped to the rating that saw him score win No 3 and he could prove dangerous again. ACTION STATIONS gave notice last time he could be on the up.

Selections:
#4 Caesura, #5 Royal Point, #3 Brandenburg, #9 Rodriguez

Race 4
Race Summary: Competitive fillies and mares handicap. YOU DESERVE IT may be aptly named. She is holding form and could make it two from two over the course and distance. RISE is also knocking at door and even better is expected back on the poly. DANSE MILORD is the interesting runner. She showed some class earlier but seemed to have had issues. She found form last time and should appreciate the drop in distance. CHELSEA FLOWER is back on the synthetic and could be dangerous. She also has the better draw over those mentioned and must go in all bets. SING FOR WINTER looks capable.

Selections:
#8 You Deserve It, #7 Rise, #6 Danse Milord, #2 Chelsea Flower

Race 5
Race Summary: WINTER'S DESTINY powered away to win for the second time in two starts and could complete a hat-trick. But she is 4kg worse off with both AREA FIFTY ONE and TOTO who also ran decent races. The latter had the widest draw then and could prove to be the bigger threat this time. WARSHIP impressed the last time she made the trip from the Highveld and now having drawn a lot better could add to her tally. PURPLE NKANYEZI has dropped a few points in the merit ratings and has a 4kg claim - watch out.

Selections:
#5 Toto, #3 Winter's Destiny, #1 Warship, #6 Purple Nkanyezi

Race 6
Race Summary: Another cracking handicap. Watch out for lightly raced RULERSHIP who caught the eye when he raced on the poly. He has another three months off and may have strengthened up. HOPE IS POWER showed something like his best form against stronger recently. He can go close but has to concede a wide gate again. VALIENTE quietly moved up the order to finish in the money - not a bad run considering he was running on the turf. Back on the poly and from a good gate he could threaten. Stablemate RENAISSANCE MAN is talented but fractious and may prefer racing with his companion.

Selections:
#6 Rulership, #8 Hope Is Power, #2 Valiente, #3 Renaissance Man

Race 7
Race Summary: PRINCE VIHAAN won in good style and the handicapper thought so as his merit rating went up 6 points. But a 4kg claim should lighten the load and he can follow up even though taking on stronger. AL'S MY DADDY seems to be enjoying the poly over the turf and now drops in class. It could be the right recipe especially with a 1.5kg claim. IMMEASURABLE's last run is best ignored. He had all kinds of things go wrong and could run a much better race. PATRONAGE and BLACKWHITEDYNAMITE both have the ability to take it to the wire as well.

Selections:
#2 Prince Vihaan, #4 Al's My Daddy, #3 Immeasurable, #7 Patronage

Race 8
Race Summary: ZINIKELE impressed in a handicap from the widest draw and can complete a three-timer. ARCTIC PRINCESS also won from a wide gate the last time she raced over course and distance. She wasn't disgraced on turf last time and now jumping from a plum draw could be dangerous. GREEN DREAM has gate No 1 and on best form could give these a run for their money. She is overdue. BLUSH OF DAWN was costly last time but had excuses and deserves another chance. VIHZOE'S MAGIC could be ready to get into the fight after an improved last try. More can earn.

Selections:
#7 Zinikele, #2 Arctic Princess, #1 Green Dream, #8 Blush Of Dawn

Best Win: #3 FIRE TONIC                          
Best Value Bet: #8 YOU DESERVE IT                      
Best Longshot: #8 YOU DESERVE IT



         

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