Greyville Preview – 14 August

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: GREYVILLE@2019.08.14

Greyville, 14.08.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R105.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: LA BAHIA did well from a wide draw over the 1000 metre sprint. She will be at a peak and has run well enough on the turf to win this. DUCHESS LANE just lost a hard fought battle and could make amends if not minding the switch to turf here. DANCING PRINCESS is honest and would be deserving but needs to find a little more. Many can improve-follow the betting moves.

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Selections:

#2 La Bahia, #1 Duchess Lane, #3 Dancing Princess, #13 Royal View

Greyville, 14.08.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R105.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: ANGELICO is better than his last when misbehaving at the start and fading after hitting the front. He was racing after rest and deserves another chance. JUST DIXIT races after quite a layoff but has the form needed to win a race like this – has all the experience. TRANSONIC showed good pace on the poly last and blinkers have been fitted now on turf. RED HOT NIGHT has a big say

Selections:

#6 Angelico, #1 Just Dixit, #7 Transonic, #2 Red Hot Night

Greyville, 14.08.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R105.000, 13:45GMT+2

Race Summary: MATTERHORN was fourth in a race where the third horse Liberty Hall came out to run second in a Grade 1 after. MATTERHORN fought it out with Liberty Hall in a highly charged affair and should have a big say in this one. HILLSTREET BLUES  ran a much improved race when trying the poly. He could showthat on turf. QUANT MASTER did very well before his last. Be there.

Selections:

#11 Matterhorn, #10 Hill Street Blues, #6 Quant Master, #1 Just Prime

Greyville, 14.08.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1900m, Turf, R105.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: LIVERPOOL CHAMP could live up to his name if staying the longer trip. He has improved with each start and has the best of the draw. Races for a stable in good form. VELVET SEASON knocking hard having run second in his last three. Has run well on the turf so must have every chance. LEICESTER SQUARE could start to show in his first try at this track. BROTHERHOOD is also well bred

Selections:

#8 Liverpool Champ, #1 Velvet Season, #6 Leicester Square, #3 Brotherhood

Greyville, 14.08.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R70.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: TECHNO CAPTAIN has been a bit costly to follow but looks well placed in this and he has run well over this type of distance before. DOM SEGUIDOR caughtthe eye last time and the winner of that race has come out to win again since. FROZEN TUNE looks the value type. He is going a bit more ground and offhis current MR mark could do much better. VIENTO and SEA SPONGE are capable.

Selections:

#1 Techno Captain, #11 Dom Seguidor, #4 Frozen Tune, #2 Viento

Greyville, 14.08.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R88.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Versatile ROY’S PONY is holding form well and would be deserving. She runs well on both poly and turf. SCARLET CHILL has won both local starts and can complete a hat trick as she looks well placed. But she hasn’t drawn as well this time. SIMPLY RUSSIAN and SWEET EMPRESS are youngsters that are improving nicely. MORE THAN A DIME must have a say on form.

Selections:

#3 Roy’s Pony, #1 Scarlet Chill, #7 Simply Russian, #4 Sweet Empress

Greyville, 14.08.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R112.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: ANCIENT SPIRIT was not disgraced in her race on ‘July’ day. She was coughing then so an even better performance is expected here. PETRA ran a fair raceover this trip earlier and has prepped well on the turf over sprints recently. Can crack that second career win. MASTER KEYS keeps improving as she matures. CAUSE AND EFFECT loves it here and could also fend off a MR hike.

Selections:

#5 Ancient Spirit, #3 Petra, #2 Master Keys, #1 Cause And Effect

Greyville, 14.08.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R79.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: CAPTAIN DEMONAMI has turned three and should much improve on his earlier run over this track and trip. That was his debut race and while he was drawn widest there, here he has drawn best. SOMEONE EXCITING wasn’t disgraced in a straight sprint last and looks more at home round the turn but goes a bit further and takes on males. SAUVAGE, ROCKY COAST and VIKING RED have big claims

Selections:

#6 Captain Demonami, #3 Someone Exciting, #4 Sauvage, #9 Rocky Coast

Best Win: #11 MATTERHORN

Best Value Bet: #5 ANCIENT SPIRIT

Best Longshot: #5 ANCIENT SPIRIT