Fairview Preview – 5 July


Fairview, 05.07.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R76.000, 12:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Trainer Gavin Smith has a strong hand here. SIR CALEB ran a fair race in a feature last time. With a repeat should go close. But his stable mate AEMILLIANO is also quite speedy and won in smart fashion last time. Muzi Yeni has ridden both but partners the last mentioned. GREAT ACHIEVEMENT seems capable of better. All of the others can improve and get into it.


#2 Aemiliano, #3 Sir Caleb, #4 Great Achievement, #5 Place Du Marche

Fairview, 05.07.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R76.000, 12:35GMT+2

Race Summary: CAPTAIN ANNE BONNY has loads of pace and has run well in feature races over 1200 and 1400 metres. She should have a big chance in this line up. PIERINA’s last run is best ignored. She lost ground at the start and in any case looks better down the straight for now. EDMONDA was well beaten by CAPTAIN ANNE BONNY but with STEADY BREEZE can get closer. WYLIE’S FLAME can show.


#1 Captain Anne Bonny, #3 Pierina, #2 Edmonda, #4 Steady Breeze

Fairview, 05.07.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R74.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: MIO GRANDE came on nicely last time. She finished ahead of BOLD STRIKE who was finishing fast just behind and it could get close especially with the latter scoring the better draw here. MISTRESS OF MEANS was third in a decent race last time and should relish the longer trip. But has drawn widest. MY FRIEND brings West Cape form into the race – consider her.


#5 Mio Grande, #1 Bold Strike, #7 Mistress Of Means, #8 My Friend

Fairview, 05.07.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R74.000, 13:45GMT+2

Race Summary: RINYAMI is bred to much appreciate the longer trip. He made a fair debut over a distance too short but is switching from poly to turf. CRADLEOFGRATITUDE can finally open his account facing inexperienced youngsters. It is his 23rd try but he did go close last time. FREEDOM TRAIL and MARKET LEADER have shown pace over shorter and could relish the trip and improve.


#6 Rinyami, #1 Cradleofgratitude, #2 Freedom Trail, #3 Market Leader

Fairview, 05.07.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R74.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: IN THE SKY had shown little in the Highveld before making dramatic improvement on her local debut. Hopefully she will keep improving and also go the longer trip without a hitch as this doesn’t look a tough field to beat. FINLEY HILL and CONQUERING KING renew rivalry-both are long overdue and can finally score. GUTHRIE and CONVENTION have claims of earning here.


#6 In The Sky, #1 Finley Hill, #2 Conquering King, #5 Guthrie

Fairview, 05.07.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1900m, Turf, R75.000, 15:05GMT+2

Race Summary: ONE DESTINY showed signs that he can go the longer distance. He was beaten as favourite last time and from a better draw can make amends. MALINGA is coming back to best form. If overcoming a wide draw he can get back to winning ways. SUNDAY FALLS is also improving again. His 9th try at this track could yield a win. COUNTRY ROCK and TITUS are serious runners as well.


#9 One Destiny, #1 Malinga, #12 Sunday Falls, #3 Country Rock

Fairview, 05.07.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R87.000, 15:40GMT+2

Race Summary: COPPER TRAIL has a good record over this course and distance and will be at a peak in his third run after rest. He was a good second after dropping in distance last and should have a big chance now. DI ME finished just behind him as beaten favourite and will be looking to make amends but is 1kg worse off. STOPTHINKINGOFME, ROYAL AGREE and VOICES OF LIGHT must have claims


#4 Copper Trail, #9 Di Me, #8 Stopthinkingofme, #7 Royal Agree

Fairview, 05.07.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R75.000, 16:15GMT+2

Race Summary: ALWAYS DANCING was an impressive maiden winner after making the move from the West Cape. She can follow up in this company. LA ROQUETTE has been racing in much stronger races and is a bit better than her last run. She has dropped in ratings. GO SNOW GIRL GO made good improvement back on turf here last time and can keep improving. PACIFISTA rates an outside chance today.


#4 Always Dancing, #2 La Roquette, #6 Go Snow Girl Go, #13 Pacifista

Fairview, 05.07.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R75.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: ZALIKA looks primed for a big run after running on well from well behind in her first run after rest. She has won over this shorter trip before. CAPAILL finished just behind her last time and can get closer. IT’S A GIRL needed her last run. She appears better on poly but must be respected here. TRAVEL GUIDE also proved in need of it after quite a layoff. CASSINI can upset.


#4 Zalika, #7 Capaill, #1 It’s A Girl, #2 Travel Guide


Best Value Bet: #4 COPPER TRAIL

Best Longshot: #4 COPPER TRAIL

Author: Melissa