Scottsville Preview – 10 July


Scottsville, 10.07.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R102.375, 12:25GMT+2

Race Summary: INFORMATIVE brings form from the Highveld that looks hard to beat. He is speedy and honest but does try Scottsville today. ON THE BAYOU showed talent in his trial coming clear by more than 7 lengths and could be anything. MR MINISTER has decent form but races after a layoff and may just need it. Follow the betting moves closely here.


#1 Informative, #5 On The Bayou, #7 Mr Minister, #4 Man Of Action

Scottsville, 10.07.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R102.375, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Trainer Garth Puller holds all the aces and should dominate this race. While DOUBLE ESPRESSO and older horse KRISHNIES JET have decent form and rate fair chances it is WINTER CHILL who could be the one. This What A Winter colt was eye catching in his Barrier Trial and may attract the betting support. CANDLE COVE can improve for a stable in good form.


#6 Winter Chill, #4 Double Espresso, #1 Krishnies Jet, #3 Candle Cove

Scottsville, 10.07.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1500m, Turf, R110.000, 13:35GMT+2

Race Summary: RAINBOW UNICORN, CASTELLANO and TRIP TO FREEDOM meet again and it could still go the former’s way. But she was reserve in a feature on ‘July’ day – check if she ran there. CASTELLANO has improved over distance and could get closer but has drawn equally wide. TRIP TO FREEDOM receives weight and may prefer this track. ANIKA THE ANGEL is one of many that can prove dangerous.


#3 Rainbow Unicorn, #2 Castellano, #10 Trip To Freedom, #4 Anika The Angel

Scottsville, 10.07.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R105.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: SHANGO was slow out and green on his local debut. It was nevertheless a decent effort and he could be on the up so deserves respect even though having drawn wide over further. FAVOUR on the other hand has drawn perfectly and if the track and trip doesn’t come too soon he could land it. JALAPENO has fair form and makes the switch to turf. Respect stablemate GIBRAL DE ROCHE.


#14 Shango, #7 Favour, #10 Jalapeno, #8 Gibral De Roche

Scottsville, 10.07.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R105.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: WORLD CRUISE would be scoring an overdue maiden win were he to win here. He has all the experience and more in his favour needed to win. WHAT A BLAST and JUST PRIME both have shown some potential over shorter and could be anything if staying this marathon trip. Past those it is wide open. JER has the potential to stay well and may prefer the turf she tries here.


#3 World Cruise, #1 What A Blast, #4 Just Prime, #9 Jer

Scottsville, 10.07.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1950m, Turf, R88.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: BEFORE NOON was a bit unlucky not to win the first time he raced here as he flew and was then not disgraced on the Greyville poly. Stable mate THRONG was finishing even faster in that last race but is back on turf – still one to respect. WALTERTHEPENNILESS jumped slow last time. He ran on in that stronger race and he was knocking hard prior. DON PIERRO showed true form last.


#8 Before Noon, #6 Walterthepenniless, #3 Throng, #10 Don Pierro

Scottsville, 10.07.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R88.000, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: CELEBRATION ROCK last won with Anton Marcus in the saddle and he is back aboard. The gelding showed good pace on the poly last time and he could be heading back to best. BLACKBURN ROC will be at a peak and is back over the trip he won over. Could get close. HARMONICA won well when tried with blinkers and can improve further. FIVES WILD and DALLAS should be there too.


#2 Celebration Rock, #1 Blackburn Roc, #3 Harmonica, #8 Fives Wild

Scottsville, 10.07.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R105.000, 16:35GMT+2

Race Summary: WISHFUL GIRL LYNN is back at Scottsville and can open her account. All her runs have been decent. INNOGEN is feature raced and may prefer racing down the straight. She has shown good pace and is still learning. RAMPANCY was beaten as favourite on debut. She should relish the longer trip. WINTER SUN is improving and has all the experience here. More in it.


#10 Innogen, #14 Wishful Girl Linn, #12 Rampancy, #13 Winter Sun


Best Value Bet: #3 RAINBOW UNICORN

Best Longshot: #3 RAINBOW UNICORN

Author: Melissa