Greyville Preview – 22 May


Greyville Polytrack, 22.05.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R105.000, 12:25GMT+2

Race Summary: CAPRERA was an unlucky loser behind a highly regarded sort. It was his first run back home and after a break. Should go one better. LAND OF MYSTERY has been progressing and will be at a peak. He poses a threat over this suitable distance especially with blinkers now fitted. DOUBLE GAMES is a youngster with scope. He can go close here. Another juvenile LIQUIDITY can show more.


#1 Caprera, #2 Land Of Mystery, #8 Double Games, #12 Liquidity

Greyville Polytrack, 22.05.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R105.000, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: ITSAPLEASURE has shown promise in both starts and runs like she’ll stay the longer trip. One to beat. SCARLET CHILL could be anything on her poly debut. She brings fair West Cape form into the race and must not be taken lightly. HEY JUDE is ultra consistent and looks ready to challenge for her maiden win. She has drawn well here. RUBY SLIPPERS and SAUCY BROAD can earn.


#10 Itsapleasure, #3 Scarlet Chill, #1 Hey Jude, #5 Ruby Slippers

Greyville Polytrack, 22.05.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1900m, Poly, R105.000, 13:35GMT+2

Race Summary: JER is having only her third start. She was not disgraced in her local debut as she was cut into and in any case would have preferred further. She goes a suitable trip on pedigree. ANUCHKE’S WINGS failed over further on the turf but tries poly and could improve. She is well drawn after rest. ISIKHWAMI SAMI has been a handful at the start. Has the form to win. More can score.


#9 Jer, #2 Anuchke’s Wings, #8 Isikhwami Sami, #1 Disney Princess

Greyville Polytrack, 22.05.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 2000m, Poly, R117.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: ZANZIBARIAN is enjoying the poly surface. He can score again but is racing on the 18th and needs to be watched there first. BLACKBALL won a nice race before rest and has the class needed to follow up. He carries a big weight. PATHS OF VICTORY was not disgraced in a feature race last time. Can show the strength of that. WARFARER was just behind him and needs to be respected.


#5 Zanzibarian, #1 Blackball, #3 Paths Of Victory, #2 Warfarer

Greyville Polytrack, 22.05.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Poly, R74.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: HOPEFUL just needed her poly debut and she was running on after a slow start there. Hopefully she breaks on terms today. LADY ABIGAIL has been impressing (albeit in this division) and can complete a hat trick of wins. She has not drawn as well this time. GIGLIO could be anything on the face of runs in stronger Highveld races – watch out. NETANYA and SWEET PRESERVE have claims.


#7 Hopeful, #2 Lady Abigail, #6 Giglio, #5 Netanya

Greyville Polytrack, 22.05.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Poly, R74.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: CHATTY CATHY was a good second to Lady Abigail in her last race. That form has been franked and she has a better draw this time so must have every chance here. ROY’S NOVICE is on a roll though. She could go the longer trip and make it four in a row. BOLD BEAUTY is a dangerous customer on her day. She can be hard to peg back when in front. CLARA can get better with time.


#5 Chatty Cathy, #3 Roy’s Novice, #8 Bold Beauty, #4 Clara

Greyville Polytrack, 22.05.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R74.000, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: GREAT DICTATOR is back over his best track and trip. And has a better draw and a top rider up. Can get it right again. PEARL OF SIBERIA is ultra consistent and would be deserving. He was second best last time and can go one better here. HONDO is not one to take lightly with his 4kg claim. He is also holding form. BRAVO ZULU and CONCEALED SECRET must be considered for money.


#7 Great Dictator, #3 Pearl Of Siberia, #8 Hondo, #2 Bravo Zulu

Greyville Polytrack, 22.05.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R88.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: CALL ME WINTER takes a further drop in class. She was speedy earlier and has done well over this trip. Can get her confidence back. NIKIYA is a youngster that impressed and is maturing. She could fend off a merit rating hike and go in again. YAAS has secured a better draw along with BE HAPPY and should be right there. TWEED VALLEY has fair form but has drawn wide.


#2 Call Me Winter, #3 Nikiya, #11 Yaas, #1 Tweed Valley


Best Value Bet: #7 GREAT DICTATOR

Best Longshot: #7 GREAT DICTATOR

Author: Melissa