Scottsville Preview – 24 July


Scottsville, 24.07.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R105.000, 12:10GMT+2

Race Summary: POINT OF SALE was a costly flop over a bit further last time. She is back to the sprint trip and can make amends. She has more to come. TALIA AL GHUL has sprinted very well even though bred for further. She can prove dangerous with maturity. KATIE’S TREASURE may have a bit to make up on POINT OF SALE but she too can make the required improvement suddenly.


#7 Point Of Sale, #8 Talia Al Ghul, #5 Katie’s Treasure, #4 Down To Earth

Scottsville, 24.07.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R105.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: DOUBLETHINK makes the trip to KZN to try the mile trip. He has decent form and if getting it will be the one to beat. If ANGELICO secured a better draw he would have been the selection. His last run over the trip is good enough to see him go close regardless. LIVERPOOL CHAMP was a well beaten third last time but he has big scope for improvement-watch out. More can improve.


#4 Doublethink, #1 Angelico, #9 Liverpool Champ, #10 Looney Bin

Scottsville, 24.07.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R105.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: There are many that have barrier trialled and bred to relish the longer trip. However ARIZONA SILK has a good feature run in the bank and could be hard to beat. Needs to improve a little on his last run but blinkers have been added. STOLEN PARADISE is an older horse that may be improving only now. He must improve on his previous run here. ICLOUD brings Cape form into it.


#10 Arizona Silk, #1 Stolen Paradise, #11 Icloud, #4 Brotherhood

Scottsville, 24.07.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R74.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: JOHNNY BLACK made a fair local debut over this track and trip and is set to improve. BLAZE OF SILK was just behind him and is better off at the weights so could make a race of it. GREAT STOHVANEN won a nice race over this track and trip last time and has a 4kg claimer so can follow up. HONDO is  set to carry just 49kg and is back over his best trip. Could pop up. Open.


#1 Johnny Black, #6 Blaze Of Silk, #2 Great Stohvanen, #12 Hondo

Scottsville, 24.07.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R105.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Trainer Paul Peter and rider Warren Kennedy have been in fantastic form upcountry and could continue here. NAZARETH has been improving and looks to be well placed in this. She can open her account here. HOPE FOR MILLIONS found form last time and it was a good run back on the turf. She must improve on her only previous run here. LITTLE SPARROW may be maturing now-go in.


#10 Nazareth, #1 Hope For Millions, #2 Little Sparrow, #11 Storm Tune

Scottsville, 24.07.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R88.000, 14:42GMT+2

Race Summary: TRIPPLE Z was a memorable winner here a few runs back and showed his well being last time so is back to take his chances in a handicap this time. From draw one will have every chance. MARCH PREVIEW produces a cracker now and then and can boast wins on poly and turf. His trainer may have got to the bottom of him now. LADDER MAN and ADMIRAL’S GUEST are capable frontrunners.


#4 Tripple Z, #7 March Preview, #5 Ladder Man, #3 Legend

Scottsville, 24.07.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R100.000, 15:17GMT+2

Race Summary: ULTRA MAGNUS was a bit unlucky not to win his last against the ever improving Cabo Da Cruz. It was his first run after rest and he can only improve but has a standside draw this time. BIG BLUE MARBLE was an empathic winner even though playing up at the start and that was his first run over the longer 1200 metres. Rested MARCHETTO has shown class and could be fresh enough.


#8 Ultra Magnus, #1 Big Blue Marble, #5 Marchetto, #13 Mashari

Scottsville, 24.07.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R88.000, 15:52GMT+2

Race Summary: A wide open race – most have chances. STRAWBERRY WINE is back on turf but more importantly drops in class and has a 4kg claim. MARSANNE goes for a hat trick and the drop in trip may do the trick for her. AFRICAN ANGEL’s last run is best ignored. She impressed here prior. GINGER BISCUIT is capable of flying up and winning it so must go in. DREAM DANCER has a say as well.


#2 Strawberry Wine, #5 Marsanne, #3 African Angel, #15 Ginger Biscuit

Scottsville, 24.07.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1750m, Turf, R74.000, 16:25GMT+2

Race Summary: BEFORE NOON was most impressive over a bit further here last time. He can follow up. VIENTO is better off at the weights after running second best behind him. He could make more of a race of it but hasn’t drawn as well as BEFORE NOON. CORRIDO has produced some strong finishes to win in the Highveld. He needs to be respected. VIKING RED caught the eye here last time.


#1 Before Noon, #4 Viento, #2 Corrido, #10 Viking Red

Best Win: #10 ARIZONA SILK                      

Best Value Bet: #2 STRAWBERRY WINE                    

Best Longshot: #2 STRAWBERRY WINE                    

Author: Melissa