Winning Form brings you their best tips for Greyville's racing on Saturday the 30th of May 2015. There are two Grade 1 feature races on the day, including the Daily News 2000, and the Woolavington 2000. Comments, betting and images are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster - Magic Tips by eMeM.
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Race 1: GREY'S A ROCKIN(6)
Race 2: MELLIFLORA(3)
Race 6: MAJMU(1)
Race 7: SIREN'S CALL(16)
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Jockey: Gavin LERENA - Trainer: Michael AZZIE
Only eight runners go to post for this maiden fillies event but there are a few with lively chances and an exciting finish is on the cards. MELLIFLORA is raiding from the Highveld and she is the most experienced of the lot. She has shown decent ability but was unsuited by blinkers last time and should improve here. The daughter of Querari has enough early speed to overcome her awkward barrier and this shorter run-in should play into her hands. The powerful Mike de Kock yard saddles the unraced daughter of Fort Wood, GAIN GROUND. She is out of a Parade Leader mare and is well drawn with the stable jockey up.
Race 3: LET IT RIP(1) - TOP BET
Jockey: Anton MARCUS - Trainer: Dean KANNEMEYER
LET IT RIP had little go her way on her local debut over this c & d but she still produced the run of her short career. The Kannemeyer inmate had traffic issues but she still ran on well for 2nd behind newcomer Bulleteer (runner-up next time out). That first local experience would have brought her on considerably and she has lots more improvement to come. She jumps from a midfield barrier position now and gets the expert services of Anton Marcus. She should make amends.
Race 6: INARA(2)
Jockey: Grant V/NIEKERK - Trainer: Mike BASS
The three-year old fillies look far superior to their male counterparts this season and the strength of this event as opposed to the Daily News 2000 underlines this. The 3 highest rated runners have accumulated five Grade 1 wins between them and the trio have met each other before. The Mike Bass inmate INARA was 2nd best behind the exceptional MAJMU in the Cape Fillies Guineas in December but she has come a long way since that 2.50 lengths defeat. She won excellent back-to-back Grade 1's against older rivals and wasn't given the best ride on her local debut on this course, recently. However, she will strip fitter this time around and is bred to love every bit of this ten furlongs. The daughter of Trippi is drawn in pole position and she should give a great account of herself. The Mike de Kock pair of MAJMU and PINE PRINCESS are the obvious dangers. The former has lived up to her great reputation and she probably produced the run of her career when staying on strongly for 2nd behind male rivals in a Grade 1 over this trip at Turffontein last time. She is the ruling July favourite and merits obvious respect. The latter had a great last victory over further and her experience on this track will help.
DAILY NEWS 2000
Race 7: ERTIJAAL(5)
Jockey: Anthony DELPECH - Trainer: Mike DE KOCK
There has been little to choose between the Highveld male three-year olds during the Autumn campaign and they should feature prominently in this Grade 1 contest. ERTIJAAL has been way below his best in his last two efforts in soft conditions in Gauteng and it has been well documented that he prefers good ground. The top class son of Hard Spun showed exactly what he is capable of on favourable ground when he won his first four starts in smart fashion, the last of those being a Grade 1 win in the Cape over this trip. His smart turn of foot will help him on this tight circuit and rather interestingly, he started his career with an impressive polytrack victory at this venue. The Mike de Kock inmate could set the record straight today. DEPUTY JUD is his arch-rival and the Mike Azzie charge exacted revenge on the top rating by easily beating him in their last two meetings, albeit those were in soft underfoot conditions. This son of Judpot has developed into a classy sort and he produced a good last run in the Derby. This shorter trip will suit. The Cape challenger THE CONGLOMERATE was an impressive winner of the Guineas on this track last time and he is clearly on the up. He merits healthy respect.
Race 9: CALL ME MAYBE(2)
Jockey: Gavin LERENA - Trainer: Garth PULLER
CALL ME MAYBE puts her unbeaten polytrack record on the line in this competitive fillies and mares handicap. The daughter of Fort Beluga is lightly raced and she has shown useful ability to date. She was an easy maiden winner over this c & d but followed that up with a cracking handicap debut victory, despite conceding chunks of weight to seasoned campaigners. She had excuses for her below-par last turf run but drops in class today and gets the services of title seeking jockey Gavin Lerena. She has all the early speed to overcome her wide draw and gets the nod.
Race 10: MACKDESI(2)
Jockey: Calvin NGCOBO - Trainer: Colin SCOTT
MACKDESI was a shrewd purchase by his new owner and he reaped immediate rewards as the son of Galileo won his first start for his new yard. He loves racing on this surface and despite racing wide over seven furlongs that night, he kept going to beat a highly rated subsequent winner. The chestnut geldi- ng was returning from an 11 week break so was entitled to get tired late but he clearly escaped with just a three pound penalty. The Colin Scott inmate will strip fitter this time around and his record proves that he is equally effective over the mile. The chestnut gelding will again be partnered by the 4kgs claiming apprentice and he has strong claims of following up.
Jockey: Muzi YENI - Trainer: Mike DE KOCK
This is a very moderate line-up in the opening leg of what could be a difficult Pick 6. The value could lie with the Mike de Kock trained three-year old EVERCELL who is way better than his last two runs suggest. In fact, his last run must be totally ignored as he was taken out by a shocking ride by a senior jockey and he clearly failed to stay the trip in his penultimate run. His form prior to that was fair and he did catch the eye with a decent c & d debut after relocating from the Highveld. The son of Kahal has a wide draw to overcome but gets the in-form services of Muzi Yeni and he could make serious improvement in this contest.
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