Greyville Preview – 31 July

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: GREYVILLE POLYTRACK@2019.07.31

Greyville Polytrack, 31.07.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R105.000, 12:10GMT+2

Race Summary: WISHFUL GIRL LINN has all the experience and can get it right. Log leading rider Lyle Hewitson is up but chasing rider Muzi Yeni is aboard SAPPHIRE ROCK who was second in a feature before running downfield in another and it could go to the wire. It is offcourse the last racemeeting of the season! HAMSAGROVE, PERSUADE ME and RETAIL THERAPY can improve. CERSEI has a say.

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Selections:

#12 Wishful Girl Linn, #8 Sapphire Rock, #4 Hamsa Grove, #2 Cersei

Greyville Polytrack, 31.07.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R105.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: AMANDLA came from last to finish just out the money on debut in the Highveld. The form line is looking good and he has the best of the draw on his poly debut. WOLFGANG will make a race of it however. He was unlucky in losing last time as he had things go wrong. Doesn’t end there. MINISTER WITHOUT made good improvement last time and has drawn ideally on poly debut.

Selections:

#5 Amandla, #11 Wolfgang, #9 Minister Without, #12 Blonde Babe

Greyville Polytrack, 31.07.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R105.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: NINOTTO has been gelded and could realise his full potential. He has shown good pace in his races and has met some fair sorts. MARULA is an older horse that has hit his best form and could relish racing on the poly. However he has drawn wide. MAGNIFICUS and FAST SILVER can get serious as they have been learning what it is all about.

Selections:

#6 Ninotto, #1 Marula, #5 Magnificus, #8 Fast As Silver

Greyville Polytrack, 31.07.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R100.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Handicap and as usual you could throw a blanket over them on the poly. BRAVO ZULU caught the eye on turf last time and is back on his best surface. And he carries a light weight. CONSTANTINE is knocking hard at the door and has a plum draw again. Interestingly he has never won on the poly. BUCKLEBERRY has run with top sorts recently-could overcome his draw. GRADUATE has a say

Selections:

#11 Bravo Zulu, #6 Constantine, #1 Buckleberry, #7 Graduate

Greyville Polytrack, 31.07.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1800m, Poly, R82.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: POPOVA is a bit better than her one win from five starts suggests. She has been rested and would have matured. JAMAICA BAY ran a nice race amongst boys last time and that run should see run a big race here. ROY’S PONY is getting closer and closer and has a great draw here. ARIZONA SUNSET is another that must be taken seriously on form. IDEAL CUT could enjoy it.

Selections:

#9 Popova, #5 Jamaica Bay, #3 Roy’s Pony, #2 Arizona Sunset

Greyville Polytrack, 31.07.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Poly, R82.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: RED HERRING has run nicely in two of her last three. She has come to hand again and rates a fair contender in this. SEE ME RUN raced with stronger last time and could relish the polytrack. Follow the betting moves on her. VERITAS is another that showed in the Highveld and she has been promising even more. Watch out. FLAMING DESIRE goes for a hat trick of wins.

Selections:

#3 Red Herring, #10 See Me Run, #1 Veritas, #11 Flaming Desire

Greyville Polytrack, 31.07.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 2000m, Poly, R105.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Three look set to fight it out. LUXEMBURG lost his poly debut on objection after he made the trip from the West to the East Cape. He has shown stamina over this distance and could make amends here. MYRRH ran a cracker in a handicap but didn’t repeat back in the maidens last. Lyle Hewitson gets the ride. FAVOUR is a youngster that could relish the longer trip.

Selections:

#1 Luxemburg, #2 Myrrh, #7 Favour, #4 Shine Up

Greyville Polytrack, 31.07.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R100.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: CALIENTE is proving hot to handle on the poly. He can make it three from his last three on the surface. SILVA’S FLING impressed last time and the horse he beat came out to impress thereafter. He could be on the way up. TOLTEC’s last run was promising. He would be deserving here. PADRE PIO is a youngster that is held in high regard – he could get away.

Selections:

#2 Caliente, #6 Silva’s Fling, #7 Toltec, #9 Padre Pio

Greyville Polytrack, 31.07.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R105.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: SILVER BEAUTY made improvement when tried on the poly in the Eastern Cape and could confirm. But any of the younger runners could suddenly make the required improvement. ARRABIATA was making her debut when moving up past many and has drawn well here. ROYAL KITTY improved in that race and should make a race of it. HIGHLAND HEATHER and SWEET EMPRESS are improving as well.

Selections:

#8 Arrabiata, #10 Royal Kitty, #6 Highland Heather, #7 Sweet Empress

Best Win: #6 NINOTTO

Best Value Bet: #3 RED HERRING

Best Longshot: #3 RED HERRING