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Wednesday, 26 January

GREYVILLE

 
Race 1
Race Summary: FLYMEFREE has a big advantage at the weights but she is racing after almost a year off, from a wide draw, and over a sprint distance. Follow the betting moves on her to gauge her readiness. GREY VIEW ran a fair race after a rest and can open his account with a bit of luck. It looks the right kind of race for him. GET CARTER has been costly but has the best of the draws and can hopefully time his run right. BOLD PREMIER could be the surprise package as he finally lands a decent draw after running well from bad ones. PHAKA IMALI showed good pace and can earn again.

Selections:
#5 Grey View, #1 Get Carter, #10 Flymefree, #3 Bold Premier

Race 2
Race Summary: BEECHURST finished second best on his poly debut. That run came after a four-month break so he should come on in leaps and bounds and go close. Fellow Western Cape gelding EXCEED EXPECTATION along with LADOOSHKA were hampered when running well last time out. The former was making his local debut and could have much more to offer on the poly. LADOOSHKA races for a stable in good form and also tries the poly but has a lot more to do from a wide draw. GIAMBATTISTA's last form line isn't proving strong but he could have done with a better pace and is holding form well.

Selections:
#4 Beechurst, #3 Exceed Expectation, #6 Giambattista, #10 Ladooshka

Race 3
Race Summary: HEAD GARDENER turned in a much better performance with blinkers fitted last time. He hasn't been consistent but hopefully the blinkers has done the trick. STATEOFUSA held form well before a no-show over further. He has not drawn as well as in his last few but needs to be considered on his recent poly effort. DUKE OF ORANGE has been disappointing but on pedigree he should do better over this longer distance. The same can be said for BELLE'S FIRST WAVE who does not have the pace to go with them over shorter. ROYAL OASIS should be in the money at the weights.

Selections:
#1 Head Gardener, #8 Stateofusa, #6 Duke Of Orange, #7 Belle's First Wave

Race 4
Race Summary: HEARTSEASE and CHELSEA FLOWER had wide draws and lots to do in their last race. Both have drawn better and need to be taken seriously. HEARTSEASE looks better than her one win from 11 starts especially when glancing at her earlier form. CHELSEA FLOWER was hampered last time and needs the race run to suit. ISLA MORADA should be in the fight judged on her last two from bad draws. It has been a while since she last won though. CONSOL QUEEN has dropped in ratings and could upset the favourites if ready after a rest. BLAZING ASTUTE and MISS JACQUELINE can earn.

Selections:
#4 Heartsease, #3 Chelsea Flower, #2 Isla Morada, #5 Consol Queen

Race 5
Race Summary: QUE FOR YOU allowed RISE to get by her, tiring late after setting the pace last time out. Now she is in receipt of a lot of weight and could get her chance in the sun. There are, however, more in the race with claims off lower weights. NAME OF THE GAME flew up over shorter last time and back over a more suitable trip can add to her tally. She is closely matched with PORT ADELAIDE who has the best of the draws and is holding form well. She needs a good pace and that's where QUE FOR YOU comes in. GOLDEN ARCHER is the dark horse back over a longer distance.

Selections:
#3 Name Of The Game, #5 Golden Archer, #1 Port Adelaide, #6 Que For You

Race 6
Race Summary: FIGHT SONG ran a cracker in the Michael Roberts Stakes considering he jumped from the widest gate and came from many lengths back. DECORATED was only 0.50 lengths behind him and is 5kg better off. Both are good on the poly but will need a good pace. RUN TO DENMARK could take advantage if allowed to set his own fractions. He is overdue. Stablemates MAGICAL MIDLANDS and SPRING FLING are versatile and have performed well on the poly. GALWAY and SHAVOUT are capable but the former hasn't been at his best and the latter is racing after a rest.

Selections:
#7 Decorated, #1 Fight Song, #2 Run To Denmark, #3 Magical Midlands

Race 7
Race Summary: WISHFUL GIRL LINN impressed when dropping to this distance and could follow up. RETAIL THERAPY has beaten her before and is better off at the weights so is not one to take lightly. She has not been at her best of late but had excuses last time. IRISH BELLE is fast and has been given pole position. She may not get caught in this. FLASHY KAITRINA on the other hand has drawn widest. She looks to have dropped enough in ratings to be competitive in this field. JUST FOR LAUGHS found her last race too short and has been rested. She has drawn well and could show up this trip.

Selections:
#5 Wishful Girl Linn, #1 Irish Belle, #6 Retail Therapy, #2 Just For Laughs

Race 8
Race Summary: Ultra competitive race to end the day. CAPE EAGLE ran well in a decent field first time out the maidens and did not disgrace himself. Stripping fitter he can improve second time out on the poly. PARKTOWN impressed last time and has won on the poly so needs to be taken seriously. He and PURPLE POWAHOUSE, however, who is coming back to best, have a bit of work to do from wide barriers. TWO OF US can capitalise as he is knocking hard and was beaten a neck the last time he raced on the synthetic. KNIGHT WARRIOR is also in good form and has S'manga Khumalo up.

Selections:
#4 Cape Eagle, #9 Parktown, #2 Two Of Us, #3 Knight Warrior

Best Win: #1 HEAD GARDENER                       
Best Value Bet: #4 CAPE EAGLE                          
Best Longshot: #4 CAPE EAGLE




 




 

Thursday, 27 January

VAAL

 
Race 1
Race Summary: DAME TWINING was well backed on debut but was slow to begin and blowing. She wasn't far off and can only improve. LADY GREENSLEEVES was just ahead of supported SOUTHERN STYLE on debut and both will know more about it. ROSE VELVET was close up in all three starts to date and shouldn't be far off again. Watch the first-timers, especially TABBY KAT.

Selections:
#3 Dame Twining, #5 Lady Greensleeves, #10 Southern Style, #11 Tabby Kat

Race 2
Race Summary: QUICK RUN is overdue a victory and has a big chance to escape the maiden ranks. LADY OSIER finished just behind SONG OF LIBERTY last time but has more scope for improvement and should turn it around. RISKY BUSINESS is improving and could make the frame. BETHANY never got into it last time and with LOVE BITE could get into the Quartet.

Selections:
#4 Quick Run, #8 Lady Osier, #1 Song Of Liberty, #5 Risky Business

Race 3
Race Summary: VENERABLE found problems in his last run, was given a rest, and races as a gelding for the first time. He could win fresh. CASTLE OF GLASS runs on strongly and could grab them late. COPERNICUS didn't jump well on debut and was blowing. Look for improvement. He is from the same stable as first-timer DARK HORSE - watch. EARL OF CARDIGAN was also blowing last time but must be considered. BLONDE ACT needed his last run.

Selections:
#12 Venerable, #4 Castle Of Glass, #8 Copernicus, #5 Earl Of Cardigan

Race 4
Race Summary: DEFENDER OF RIGHTS attracted some money on debut and flashed up late to run second. She will know more about it and should go close. AGA HEAT was easy to back on debut and wasn't disgraced. Look for improvement. PETUNIA, MISS OTIS, RAISING A STORM, SUNDROP and WOLF MOON (blinkers on) are capable of getting into the mix.

Selections:
#8 Defender Of Rights, #6 Aga Heat, #2 Petunia, #3 Miss Otis

Race 5
Race Summary: This is not a strong field and recent maiden winner WONDERING STAR could keep up the improvement and go in again. Another to come out the maidens last time is DISPLACE TIME who could follow up. QUATTRO PASSI is running well and could get into the action. TRUE BRIT tries a bit further now and could get involved. LIGHT WARRIOR, MODE and LULU'S BOY warrant inclusion in exotics.

Selections:
#9 Wondering Star, #10 Quattro Passi, #3 Displace Time, #8 True Brit

Race 6
Race Summary: GRINDELWALD races before this but if he takes his place could win. EVENING RISE is best over this distance and should make her presence felt. MISS VENEZUELA lost ground at the start last time before given a break. If ready should be involved. BROOKLYN BRIDGE recovered after a bad start last time and could come on. ROGER THE DODGER, TIKI TAKA and LETSDOIT are more to consider.

Selections:
#3 Grindelwald, #4 Evening Rise, #5 Miss Venezuela, #9 Brooklyn Bridge

Race 7
Race Summary: SECRET GIVER did well on debut in new surroundings and should make a bold bid. SECRET IS OURS is holding form and could get into the fight for honours. ANATURA cannot be ignored for money. Look for improvement from SO LONG SPRING - he needed his last run. ELUSIVE SWANN disappointed last time. ORUS APOLLO claims 4kg and could get into the mix.

Selections:
#3 Secret Giver, #4 Secret Is Ours, #5 Anatura, #16 So Long Spring

Race 8
Race Summary: MY TRUE NORTH should finish strongly if covered till late. KING ARTHUR comes off a rest and the blinkers are back on - respect. Stable companion MASTER OF COIN found problems last time and could take home a cheque. JUST A MEMORY has a wide draw to contend with. ASTROCYTE was not striding out last time and should do a lot better, this being his peak run. ARLINGTON ACTION could get into the Quartet.

Selections:
#1 My True North, #2 King Arthur, #5 Just A Memory, #6 Astrocyte

Best Win: #4 QUICK RUN                           
Best Value Bet: #12 VENERABLE                          
Best Longshot: #12 VENERABLE                          



                

                          

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