Greyville Friday 2nd January Best Bets


Winning Form brings you their best tips for Greyville's racing on Friday the 2nd of January. Comments, betting and images are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster - Magic Tips by eMeM.




Winning Form Best Bets

Race 2: NATIONAL APPROVAL(1)
Race 3: ICE PACK(1)
Race 4: ART DECO(10)
Race 6: GOOD IDEA(10)



Magic Tips Best Bets

Click for larger imageRace 1: SHEZAMATADOR(2)
Jockey: Sean CORMACK - Trainer: James GOODMAN

SHEZAMATADOR is effective on both surfaces and she has come extremely well in her last two outings. She was pipped over seven furlongs on this track in her penultimate start and followed that up with a running on 3rd on the turf at Scottsville, four weeks ago. This slight drop in trip won't be a major issue for the daughter of Toreador and she should be competitive from a good draw.



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Race 2: NATIONAL APPROVAL(1)
Jockey: Stuart RANDOLPH - Trainer: Duncan HOWELLS

NATIONAL APPROVAL has bounced right back to his best form and he produced two smart recent runs over this c & d. He was outrun late by a decent sort last time out and the third placed runner gave that form a boost when winning subsequently. The son of Miesque's Approval represents an in-form yard and should go very close. His conditioner will have him fit and well after the short nine week break.

Click for larger imageRace 3: ICE PACK(1)
Jockey: Sean CORMACK - Trainer: Dennis DRIER

The long-time maiden ICE PACK continues to hold his form well on this surface and he stayed on for a decent 3rd over nine furlongs, five weeks ago. His yard has come extremely well over the past month and the formline of his last outing was franked when the runner-up won his next start. This son of Western Winter is equally effective over the mile and should go close in this line-up.


Click for larger imageRace 6: INNATE QUALITY(5)
Jockey: Donovan DILLON - Trainer: Colin SCOTT

This is an extremely competitive staying event but one runner stands out in terms of his track record and that could be key to the final outcome. INNATE QUALITY has a cracking record on this turf course and he finished a creditable 3rd in a feature over 1900m, the last time he raced here. He is even better over this extra distance and despite being slow into stride, hasn't been beaten far in recent outings over shorter. The son of Count Dubois should enjoy the likely decent gallop and will go close in this field.


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Race 4: ARS POETICA(5) 
Jockey: Callan MURRAY - Trainer: Charles LAIRD

ARS POETICA is lightly raced and she has produced her two best performances on this surface. The Charles Laird inmate only lacked extra late when just out of the money over this c & d last time but the runner-up franked that form with an impressive subsequent victory. This daughter of All American could benefit from the equipping of blinkers tonight and she has scope for further improvement. She is once again drawn in pole and that is a big plus.


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