Scottsville Preview – 28 August


Scottsville, 28.08.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R105.000, 12:55GMT+2

Race Summary: KINGRAM was a fluent striding winner of his barrier trial and races for a stable in good form of late. But there’s plenty improvers in this and the betting needs to be closely followed. MONARCHY is by Dynasty and ran a forward race in his trial but may just need further. Similarly BACKPACKER showed potential even though bred for ground and must be respected. Many can improve.


#13 Kingram, #14 Monarchy, #7 Backpacker, #11 Horoscope Harry

Scottsville, 28.08.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R105.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Both WINTER CHILL and JUSTAGUYTHING have the form needed to beat mostly inexperienced rivals and should fight it out. The latter is coming in with poly form and racing after rest and perhaps the former is the one to be with. QUERARI’S COWBOY has a speedy pedigree and looks better than his debut on the poly. CHEROKEE CHIEF showed little upcountry but is a well bred sort.


#16 Winter Chill, #6 Justaguything, #11 Querari’s Cowboy, #5 Cherokee Chief

Scottsville, 28.08.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R105.000, 14:05GMT+2

Race Summary: MAIDENS PRAYER was costly to follow after attracting all the betting support on a big day at Greyville. She is better than that and can make amends here. GALWAY GIRL made progress in her debut and must improve enough to feature here. Her trial was decent. PAPER BALLERINA was in contention and got hampered badly. Hopefully her draw here is fair. Many with potential in this.


#13 Maidens Prayer, #10 Galway Girl, #4 Paper Ballerina, #7 Armengnac

Scottsville, 28.08.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R126.000, 14:40GMT+2

Race Summary: CABO DA CRUZ gets tested as he meets a strong field of speedsters and was given a hike in ratings for his last win. But he may just do enough again. FILIPPO carries top weight but has earned having run some classy races. Should be right there. ISHNANA is very dangerous on his day. He loves this track. HARD TO PLAY was in top form before rest. More can threaten.


#8 Cabo Da Cruz, #1 Filippo, #5 Ishnana, #2 Hard To Play

Scottsville, 28.08.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R70.000, 15:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Nothing really stands out and it may pay to go wide in the exotic bets. JONATHAN showed good speed last time and could have reached the level needed for him to capitalise. PANZA popped up last time and it was good to see him back in form. Loves this track. WAR TRUMPET races after quite a break but has a 4kg claim and blinkers. Top rating. GREAT DICTATOR must have say.


#7 Jonathan, #3 Panza, #1 War Trumpet, #6 Great Dictator

Scottsville, 28.08.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R122.000, 15:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Another competitive event. TWICE AS SMART has been running with the best of the best and could show the strength of those form lines. Her last win came at this venue. STELVIO is in good nick though and can make amends for her followers this time. HIGH ALTAR is holding form but drops in trip again. Still she loves the track-respect. MOON IN JUNE and VERITAS are capable.


#1 Twice As Smart, #6 Stelvio, #10 High Altar, #5 Moon In June

Scottsville, 28.08.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R94.000, 16:20GMT+2

Race Summary: PAYBACKTHEMONEY loved this track and trip last time. He can then improve meeting similar and follow up. DEPOSITION won well on local debut and may be one to follow even if racing at Scottsville for the first time. IMPACT ZONE would be deserving. He has been running crackers and is running over his best track and trip. BEFORE NOON could relish the trip and get involved.


#3 Paybackthemoney, #5 Deposition, #1 Impact Zone, #2 Before Noon

Scottsville, 28.08.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R105.000, 16:55GMT+2

Race Summary: TWICE TO SYDNEY is an interesting contender from the West Cape. She has shown promise and was beaten favourite so must be well regarded. Watch her in her first run after rest. WINTERTIME is a youngster that can only improve. She could prefer this longer straight. MISSION BEACH caught the eye in a sprint and could relish the trip. Rested PREFERENTIAL has done little wrong.


#15 Wintertime, #8 Mission Beach, #12 Preferential, #1 Twice To Sydney


Best Value Bet: #1 TWICE AS SMART

Best Longshot: #1 TWICE AS SMART

Author: Melissa