Scottsville Preview – 7 August



Scottsville, 07.08.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R105.000, 12:35GMT+2

Race Summary: WINTER CHILL was probably beaten due to inexperience on debut and should come on from that run. He has three stable mates with DOUBLE ESPRESSO a good second last time the obvious danger. Follow the betting moves on the others with some sure to come on from their barrier trials.



#9 Winter Chill, #1 Double Espresso, #3 Duke Of York, #5 Murphy’s Station

Scottsville, 07.08.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R105.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: MISS CHARLOTTE produced a solid run to finish not far behind subsequent feature winner Montreal Mist and on that rates a big chance. She switches to the turf however. CLASS OF EIGHT also met some classy sorts that have done well in features but she drops in distance. She is also carded to run earlier. BLONDE BABE has not done badly and could enjoy the turf. More can improve.


#4 Miss Charlotte, #1 Class Of Eight, #5 Blonde Babe, #8 Lady Caroline Lamb

Scottsville, 07.08.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R105.000, 13:45GMT+2

Race Summary: BAY TIBBS showed his ability in his second start and first for the Garth Puller yard. He ran on well behind a shock winner but can only improve and is bred to enjoy the longer trip. AL JAZEERA was a running on third on the poly last time and looks a serious contender as well. He has drawn best. RON’S JOY was third behind a promising sort here last. There are barrier trialers.


#7 Bay Tibbs, #5 Al Jazeera, #6 Ron’s Joy, #1 Master George

Scottsville, 07.08.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R105.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: ZERNIA was most eye catching last time. She was making her debut in a good race and did very well. She goes a bit further which should suit. SACRED IBIS is carrying a light weight and could be a surprise package. She raced too freely last time and may enjoy this trip. RETRIAL didn’t do well from a good draw last time after a good run from a bad one prior. ABBEY is showing.


#8 Zernia, #6 Sacred Ibis, #1 Retrial, #2 Abbey

Scottsville, 07.08.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R100.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: ESCAPE CLUB missed the feature season in Kzn. She was in top form prior and is the one to watch. Stable mate STELVIO ran a good race amongst some top fillies last time and should show the strength of that. SECOND TO NONE is a Twice Over filly that may have needed maturing. She needed her last run and improvement is expected. BON BON and RED AL have the form to threaten.


#2 Escape Club, #7 Second To None, #4 Stelvio, #6 Bon Bon

Scottsville, 07.08.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R106.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: IN THE STARS is out to maintain her unbeaten record at Scottsville and could just do it. She appears stable elect on riding arrangements. SUNSHINE MINTis good back up and being lightly raced means she has ability but has had issues. DIECI seems best at Greyville but gets her second try over the track and trip. TORBENITE and LA BELLA have the potential to prove dangers.


#2 In The Stars, #5 Sunshine Mint, #3 Dieci, #8 Torbenite

Scottsville, 07.08.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R70.000, 16:15GMT+2

Race Summary: KARATAGE races for a stable in good form. She is also knocking at the door and it looks the right race. KILVINGTON finally switches to turf from the poly and it could just suit. She has been consistent and would be deserving. HELLO SUMMER went close in two races this track before racing from a wide draw after rest. She must surely improve here. ROY’S STINGRAY has a say.


#4 Karatage, #8 Kilvington, #2 Hello Summer, #3 Roy’s Stingray

Scottsville, 07.08.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R70.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: LIQUID IRISH was just out of maiden company and ran a stubborn second behind a useful Highveld filly. If taking to this track she should be one to catch. ANUCHKE’S WINGS went start to finish on the poly over a longer trip. She has been on a learning curve and could have more to offer after rest. MAGICAL JAVA has also drawn well and is back to her best distance. More in it.


#3 Liquid Irish, #2 Anuchke’s Wings, #1 Magical Java, #5 Song Of The Forest

Best Win: #8 ZERNIA

Best Value Bet: #4 KARATAGE

Best Longshot: #4 KARATAGE

Author: Melissa