Greyville Preview – 17 July


Greyville Polytrack, 17.07.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R105.000, 12:20GMT+2

Race Summary: WOLFGANG confirmed promise he showed in a barrier trial running well in a competitive race on debut. He has drawn well back on the poly and could open his account. Highveld raider GLADSTONE could relish the polytrack. He has blinkers fitted which can mean more improvement and he rates a big danger. VIRTUOSA also tries blinkers. She takes on males after running seconds.


#9 Wolfgang, #4 Gladstone, #10 Virtuosa, #1 Captain Demonami

Greyville Polytrack, 17.07.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R105.000, 12:55GMT+2

Race Summary: SHE’S A CRUSADE can score an overdue first win after running second four times in a row. She has the best of the draw and a brilliant young rider. DANCING PRINCESS made a fair debut for her new yard and can show more as she would have needed that run after rest. CHANEL ALLURE has not drawn as well but has the form needed to threaten. Consider CAPTAIN OF COLOUR and DELLA CITTA.


#3 She’s A Crusade, #4 Dancing Princess, #1 Chanel Allure, #10 Della Citta

Greyville Polytrack, 17.07.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R105.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: KNIGHT WARRIOR should rate one of the better bets on the day. The Master Of My Fate youngster has plenty experience having run second in his last three. However he will need to overcome a wide draw here. ACADEMY AWARD has a plum draw and blinkers and alumites could see a much improved run. OPENSEA and RED HOT NIGHT have the form needed to prove dangerous.


#9 Knight Warrior, #3 Academy Award, #1 Opensea, #2 Red Hot Night

Greyville Polytrack, 17.07.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R88.000, 14:05GMT+2

Race Summary: If reserve DUC D’ORANGE gets a run he could be a dangerous customer as he loves the poly. But BORN TO PERFORM is returning to the surface which he is unbeaten over and he will be at a peak so rates one to beat. STAND BY ME is versatile and has gone from a bad draw last time to the best of the draw here. Respect. HIDDEN INFLUENCE is another that should be there. More can earn.


#4 Born To Perform, #11 Stand By Me, #10 Hidden Influence, #6 Celebration Rock

Greyville Polytrack, 17.07.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R74.000, 14:40GMT+2

Race Summary: DONNAN has very good recent form. He ran very well on the poly to Priceless Ruler who has come out to win again since and then confirmed when running well on turf last time. SOVEREIGN SOLDIER caught the eye last time and will be at a peak in his third run after rest. DONS ASSEMBLY won well enough to suggest he can threaten on handicap debut. PANTSULA and SAUVAGE can earn.


#1 Donnan, #7 Sovereign Soldier, #5 Dons Assembly, #3 Pantsula

Greyville Polytrack, 17.07.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R88.000, 15:15GMT+2

Race Summary: TRAVELLING LIGHT is quick and was raced in a Grade 1 last time. She could be good enough to win on handicap debut but does carry top weight. STARLIGHT is ultra consistent and has much in her favour. She can notch up another win. GINGER BISCUIT is known for flying up at the death and did so last time. She can time it right. SATARA and IN FULL BLOOM must be respected.


#1 Travelling Light, #9 Starlight, #11 Ginger Biscuit, #2 Satara

Greyville Polytrack, 17.07.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R114.075, 15:50GMT+2

Race Summary: TRIPLE FATE LINE has some strong recent form and would be deserving. It would be his first win on the poly and SILVA’S BULLET who has won here before is knocking hard at the door again. Could get close. RIP IT UP is an interesting entry. He is highly regarded and has not been showing and he may just relish the poly surface. CAT DADDY won well enough to suggest he’s on the up.


#3 Triple Fate Line, #1 Silva’s Bullet, #6 Rip It Up, #4 Cat Daddy

Greyville Polytrack, 17.07.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 2000m, Poly, R74.000, 16:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Tough race to end. CRYSTAL BALL is getting into it again and may turn the form around with ORIENT EXPRESS who has the worst of the draw today. The latter is going for a hat trick and may just do it again though. ROY’S NOVICE had a saddle slip last time and that run is best ignored. Watch out for her here. BLUE FLOWER can start to show today. PEACE AGAIN has given signs.


#11 Crystal Ball, #5 Orient Express, #7 Roy’s Novice, #9 Blue Flower


Best Value Bet: #1 DONNAN

Best Longshot: #1 DONNAN

Author: Melissa