RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: GREYVILLE POLYTRACK@2019.04.17
Greyville Polytrack, 17.04.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R105.000, 12:50GMT+2
Race Summary: Juvenile EL’ ZARA has useful form and has learned a lot in her first three visits to the track. She could be hard to beat with more improvement to come. She tries the poly track but has top rider Anton Marcus up. SHE’S A CRUSADE was a neck loser last time and it was a hard knocking effort. But she has drawn widest here. VARIETY CONCERT is not out of it on form.
#9 El’ Zara, #1 She’s A Crusade, #2 Variety Concert, #5 Cabriole
Greyville Polytrack, 17.04.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R105.000, 13:25GMT+2
Race Summary: SILVA’S FLING is back in Kzn and if showing the ability he showed then should be hard to beat. Disappointed when racing in the West Cape he must be given another chance now on the poly and he has secured a good draw here. WHITE CEDAR is rounding into form needed to win a race. Blinkers may get him to go all the way. FINAL ASSEMBLY, ACADEMY AWARD and FIRST CALL can earn.
#1 Silva’s Fling, #2 White Cedar, #5 Final Assembly, #3 Academy Award
Greyville Polytrack, 17.04.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R105.000, 14:00GMT+2
Race Summary: STAR FUSION is a half sister (by Pomodoro) to Legal Eagle and should relish the distance. She had a learning experience in a 1000 metre barrier trial and could be anything today. BELTHER was hard pushing second and prior ran well on the poly. She can open her account. LA DUCHESSE had a valid excuse last time and also has the form needed. LEANNA and RUBY SLIPPERS must be there.
#10 Star Fusion, #1 Belther, #3 La Duchesse, #4 Leanna
Greyville Polytrack, 17.04.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R88.000, 14:35GMT+2
Race Summary: SPACE MERCHANT ran a nice race in his first post maiden outing. He got caught last time and must be given a chance to make amends here. CALIENTE is back from the West Cape and was not disgraced in some of his races there. He would have matured and jumps from a plum draw here. TOLTEC went close in his previous runs on the poly before a tougher task on the turf.
#6 Space Merchant, #3 Caliente, #1 Toltec, #4 Samsonite
Greyville Polytrack, 17.04.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R100.000, 15:10GMT+2
Race Summary: MASTER KEYS won easier than her odds suggested. She is getting better with age and with this being her 7th start could show even more. PERFECT AIR was on a roll before making the trip to the West Cape. She is racing after a three month break but must be given the utmost respect. ADORABLE ANALIA would be deserving after running some decent races recently. More in it.
#2 Master Keys, #6 Perfect Air, #5 Adorable Analia, #1 Bon Bon
Greyville Polytrack, 17.04.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R70.000, 15:50GMT+2
Race Summary: HOPEFUL makes the trip to the polytrack in Kzn after racing in the lower division in the West Cape. She could enjoy it but hasn’t secured the best of draws. PATH TO GLORY is a lot better than her recent form here and with a drop in class could prove dangerous. POPOVA only just won her last race but has scope for improvement. LILIBET gives the impression she will pop up soon.
#5 Hopeful, #1 Path To Glory, #4 Popova, #7 Lilibet
Greyville Polytrack, 17.04.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R70.000, 16:25GMT+2
Race Summary: SHEIK’S STORM finally opened the door after doing some hard knocking. Now that she has won she can win again. It looks the right type of race. MAMBO LYRIC is a younger sort that improved when back to frontrunning last. She will have every chance from a better draw. SHEZA ROCKSTAR has been an ATM machine for her connections. EVERLASTING LOVE and GREEN CAVIAR have claims.
#2 Sheik’s Storm, #3 Mambo Lyric, #8 Sheza Rockstar, #7 Everlasting Love
Greyville Polytrack, 17.04.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R79.000, 17:00GMT+2
Race Summary: LESLIES PATHTOFAME flew up from last, last time. He has drawn wide again but his last win was over this trip and he looks a dangerous customer again. OPEN COURT got caught in the dying stages last time. He can go one better as he has drawn better. Could get close. HONDO carries a light weight and on his speedy last race should be there. GREAT DICTATOR is overdue.
#2 Leslies Pathtofame, #4 Open Court, #10 Hondo, #9 Great Dictator
Best Win: #9 EL’ ZARA
Best Value Bet: #2 MASTER KEYS
Best Longshot: #2 MASTER KEYS