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Monday, 30 January

GREYVILLE

Race 1
Race Summary: TWICE AS PERFECT made good improvement in his third start and is set to build on that and open his account. He has gate No 1 and should much improve on his only Polytrack start. SALIENT POINT got a bit closer when tried at Hollywoodbets Scottsville last time. She is maturing and this looks the right kind of field. GIMME A DREAM disappointed last time but it will be his third local start and if anywhere near his earlier best could surprise. PIXIE IN LOVE turned in a determined effort over shorter but needs to show she is just as effective over this longer distance.

Selections:
#1 Twice As Perfect, #4 Salient Point, #5 Pixie In Love, #7 Gimme A Dream

Race 2
Race Summary: This could be the toughest race on the card as nothing stands out. RICCARDO won a nice race and was supported over a marathon which didn't suit. He still ran a creditable race and if in the same mood could suddenly improve on his two previous poly appearances. HINCKLEY is also going to have to show a sudden liking for the poly. He was well supported in a competitive heat at Hollywoodbets Scottsville last time and could be in good nick. HEY BILL's merit rating has dropped, and he just needs to time it right. QUESTION MASTER is not consistent but could get the race run to suit.

Selections:
#2 Riccardo, #6 Hinckley, #5 Hey Bill, #4 Question Master

Race 3
Race Summary: Trainer Garth Puller has a strong hand. MISTER LINCOLN raced in a small field on debut and was a well-beaten third, but he is well bred and has scope for good improvement. Add to that the best of the draws. Stablemate CORSICAN is overdue, having run second in four out of his seven starts. His last two seemed a bit short and he could get it right. DUKE OF AFRICA almost won the time he came back from a break and his last two runs on the turf when not showing much are best ignored. He could be dangerous. CHASIN and LAW COURT seem capable and can make improvement.

Selections:
#1 Mister Lincoln, #4 Corsican, #2 Duke Of Africa, #3 Chasin

Race 4
Race Summary: ADDIENA has been lighting up the poly and is set to complete another double. She was penalised six points (3kg) for her last win but could still have more to offer. RUSSIAN DOLL is rated higher. She started her career off with a bang and should be cherry ripe after two decent races after a rest. PUFF OF SMOKE looked dangerous in her last two and should chalk up a win soon. She has gate No 1 but the drop in trip could see her get going too late. On collateral lines of form HEREINAFTER could prove to be ADDIENA's nemesis. She has drawn a bit better this time and could pop up.

Selections:
#5 Addiena, #2 Russian Doll, #1 Puff Of Smoke, #4 Hereinafter

Race 5
Race Summary: CRESTED EAGLE was unlucky not finish closer last time. He suffered interference and has dropped a point in ratings. One to watch. WALTON HALL was unlucky not to notch up his third career win last time. It has been a while since he last tasted success but appears equally adept to the poly and should give another good account. Earlier GIAMBATTISTA ran on well to finish a short head in front of CRESTED EAGLE and if the same form could have his measure again. He needs to be taken seriously. BRAVE VOYAGER did well with frontrunning tactics and must be respected.

Selections:
#3 Crested Eagle, #9 Walton Hall, #7 Giambattista, #5 Brave Voyager

Race 6
Race Summary: After looking like he would battle for another win even though consistently up there CAPETOWN AFFAIR won a nice race. He could be back to winning ways. QUIZ MASTER hasn't drawn as well but must be a threat at the weights. He was only 1.05 lengths behind CAPETOWN AFFAIR and is now 1.5kg better off. MOVIE MAGIC has also been battling to get his head in front. He ran second four times in a row before his last start when short on the left hind. His stable has recently come to hand. ALL THE TIME and AMERICAN DREAM rate realistic threats in an open race.

Selections:
#4 Capetown Affair, #7 Quiz Master, #3 Movie Magic, #8 All The Time

Race 7
Race Summary: ZAKHO was most impressive last time. It was not a strong field but he is coming along the right way and could take this race in his stride. ICE KINGDOM enjoyed the 1600m after sprinting in all previous starts. He won well enough to suggest he could follow up. AERIAL DISPLAY improved with each start in the maidens and is another who is relatively unexposed. He has drawn well on his poly debut. LOU LOU THE LEGEND had excuses last time and is another who adds to a tough race. He won his maiden in style earlier and needs to be watched. More can earn.

Selections:
#4 Zakho, #3 Ice Kingdom, #2 Aerial Display, #9 Lou Lou The Legend

Race 8
Race Summary: SHELL SEEKER may finally reward connections. She knocked hard at the door in her latest start only finding one better in a strong frontrunner. MISS LIALAH took on males last time and was not disgraced in the least. She does have a habit of jumping slowly but she should have more time to get going over the longer distance. CHELSEA FLOWER has tried different things recently and those performances were not bad. She has drawn well and could finally fire up. LUCIA POPPOVA beat weaker in the maidens but could be on the upgrade. BELL JAR has a wide draw to overcome.

Selections:
#3 Shell Seeker, #4 Miss Lialah, #2 Chelsea Flower, #7 Lucia Poppova

Best Win: #1 TWICE AS PERFECT                    
Best Value Bet: #3 CRESTED EAGLE                       
Best Longshot: #3 CRESTED EAGLE                       



         

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