Winning Form share all of their tips and picks for the Sunday meeting taking place at Hollywoodbets Greyville. Remember, there is a MASSIVE R1 450 000 up for grabs if you can tip the whole card!
|RACE 1||AJ’S CAPTAIN||DARJEELING||WEST POINT|
|11.50||12 Kennedy W||7 Ferraris L||3 Fourie R|
|RACE 2||KING’S SPEAR||VARISTOCRACY||IMILENZEYOKUDUDUMA|
|12.20||4 Kennedy W||8 Hewitson L||14 Dillon D|
|RACE 3||SHAMPOMPO SHAMPIZI||GILBOA||DESOLATE ROAD|
|12.55||5 Hewitson L||1 Lerena G||9 Agrella W|
|RACE 4||INDIGO MOON||ROCK FLIGHT||INDOMAVEL|
|13.30||7 Fourie R||5 Kennedy W||12 Hewitson L|
|RACE 5||DO IT AGAIN||SOVEREIGN SPIRIT||SIR MICHAEL|
|14.05||2 Fourie R||7 Zackey C||1 De Melo K|
|RACE 6||LADY OF STEEL||SCENTED MISTRESS||RATTLE MOUSE|
|14.40||1 Lerena G||7 Jacobs J||8 Fourie R|
|RACE 7||BELGARION||CROWN TOWERS||TRISTFUL|
|15.15||8 Khumalo S||7 Fourie R||9 Ferraris L|
|RACE 8||MR GONZALES||TROMSO||BAYVIEW EXPRESS|
|15.55||7 Dillon D||5 De Melo K||6 Kennedy W|
|RACE 9||MANTERIO||KOOPA TROOPA||ZERO RATE|
|16.30||3 Lerena G||8 Moodley S||10 Kennedy W|
This is a competitive Juvenile Plate and caution is advised. The tentative first selection is AJ’S CAPTAIN from the Wayne Badenhorst and Barbara Kennedy stable. He finished 0.05 lengths behind DARJEELING last time and is 3kgs better off at the weights. That should be enough for the tables to be turned. The son of Futura is drawn widest of all, but he gets the services of Warren Kennedy who will give him all the necessary assistance from the saddle.
DARJEELING was ridden to perfection when winning his last start over this distance at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. He gets the blinkers fitted this afternoon which should keep his mind on the task at hand. Should the top choice fluff his lines, he may be the one to pick up the pieces.
WEST POINT was not disgraced when finishing fourth against older last time. It must be noted that the horse that finished second that day has come out and won since. If jumping on terms, he should be competitive.
KING’S SPEAR showed good improvement in his last start over this distance at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. It must be noted that the horse that finished second that day has come out and won since. The son of Kingsbarns is well drawn today and unless one of the unraced horses are special, he should shed his maiden tag.
VARISTOCRACY is an unraced son of Var from the Glen Kotzen stable with Lyle Hewitson in the saddle. He is related to three-time winner, Light That Loose. The betting market will be the best guide with regards to him and the other first-timers in this contest.
IMILENZEYOKUDUDUMA is a son of Dynasty from the Peter Muscutt stable and Donovan Dillon takes the ride. His mother, Chevauchee was a three-time winner over 1200m to 1600m. If not too green and with a bit of luck, he should get his career off to a positive start.
SHAMPOMPO SHAMPIZI followed up his debut win with a decent fourth-place finish. He raced from a handy position that day and may not have seen out the 1400m at this stage of his career. The son of Var will love the drop to the 1200m. He jumps from a handy barrier position and can return to winning ways.
GILBOA hails from the visiting Paul Peter stable. He ran a decent race when finishing fourth in his first effort out the maidens. He is drawn in pole position and with Gavin Lerena in the saddle, he should go close to winning.
DESOLATE ROAD ran a good race when finishing third over this distance on the Polytrack last time. He has won once and finished second three times from six starts over this C&D. The son of Pathfork will be staying on strongly at the business end.
This is a competitive Maiden Plate for the girls and caution is advised. The narrow first selection is INDIGO MOON from the Peter Muscutt stable. She is much better than her last start at Hollywoodbets Scottsville as she clipped heels at the 1300m mark. The daughter of Indigo Magic will love the rise to the mile and with a bit of luck in running, she may be the one to beat.
ROCK FLIGHT was disappointing in her last start over 1800m on the Polytrack. Her form prior to that outing was good. She is having her first run on the turf and if suited to the surface, she should be competitive.
INDOMAVEL has shown good improvement in her last two starts. She was reported to be cut into last time which makes the effort that much more encouraging. With a bit of luck from her wide draw, she should run a big race.
DO IT AGAIN ran a decent race when finishing fourth in the Grade 1 Cape Town Met. He returns from a 15-week break which would have done him the world of good. He has won twice and finished third once from as many starts over this C&D. The 6yo gelding carries a big mass of 62kgs, but his class should pull him through.
SOVEREIGN SPIRIT ran a good race at long odds in the Grade 1 Cape Town Met. He has won once, finished second once and third once from five starts over this distance. The son of Dynasty should be one of the leading contenders.
SIR MICHAEL has finished third in his last two starts. He has won once and finished second twice from as many starts over this distance. He is having his peak run today and should be cherry-ripe. From pole position and with a nice weight of 54.5kgs on his back, he merits healthy respect.
LADY OF STEEL ran a good race when finishing third in the Grade 1 Empress Club Stakes last time. The daughter of Gimmethegreenlight finished third over this C&D in the Grade 1 Woolavington 2000 last year. She jumps from pole position today and should be too good for this field.
SCENTED MISTRESS’ last three starts have been good. She gets the blinkers fitted this afternoon which should keep her mind on the task at hand. The daughter of Master Of My Fate tries the 2000m for the first time and if seeing out the extra distance on offer, she should run a big race.
RATTLE MOUSE finished 1.9 lengths behind the second choice last time. She is 1.5kgs better off at the weights today and there should not be much separating the pair in the run down to the line.
BELGARION moved up like a winner in the Grade 1 Cape Town Met, but was outrun by Rainbow Bridge who has come out and won since. The son of Dynasty won this race in fine style last year. S’manga Khumalo takes the ride this afternoon and he should keep his unbeaten record on this course intact.
CROWN TOWERS is the stable companion of the top choice. He has won his last two starts well when setting the pace. He has race fitness on his side which is always a big plus. He is likely to have his own way in front once again and can notch up the hat-trick. TRISTFUL produced a good second-place finish in his comeback run when finishing 1.5 lengths behind
TRIP TO AFRICA. He is 7.5kgs better off at the weights today and that should be enough for the tables to be turned. He should strip much fitter and cannot be ignored.
MR GONZALES followed up his maiden win with an equally impressive victory over this distance at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. He raced from a handy position and fought hard all the way to the line. He may still be ahead of the handicapper and the hat-trick is very much on the cards.
TROMSO won a very good race in his last start over 1400m on the polytrack. He took the lead at the 200m mark and won with a ton in hand. Keagan de Melo retains the ride and he can follow up.
BAYVIEW EXPRESS showed good signs of a form return when finishing third in his last start over this distance at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. It must be noted that the horse that finished fourth that day has come out and won since. Warren Kennedy takes the ride and he may be able to coax that little bit extra out of him where it matters most.
MANTERIO hails from the visiting Johan Janse van Vuuren stable. He has some decent recent form lines to his credit. If all went well with his travels, he should shed his maiden tag.
KOOPA TROOPA is a filly taking on the males. She was awkwardly placed at the 1900m mark last time and lacked a finish. It must be noted that the horse that finished second that day has come out and won since. She gets the blinkers fitted and with a bit of luck in running, she should give the males a run for their money.
ZERO RATE has decent consistent form lines to his credit. It must be noted that the horse that finished third in his last start has come out and won since. He finished third in his only attempt over this C&D and cannot be ignored.