Scottsville Preview – 11 September



Scottsville, 11.09.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R105.000, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open race with some having decent form and others having trialled well. Follow the betting moves very closely. ODE is a well bred Oratorio filly that showed potential in her trial. PRINCESS PLATINUM is a Dynasty filly also showing lots of speed. Both try the track. MYSTIC DREAMER, KATIE’S TREASURE, ASTUTE VISION and DUNE DANCE have shown enough. Good quartet.



#13 Ode, #14 Princess Platinum, #1 Mystic Dreamer, #2 Katie’s Treasure

Scottsville, 11.09.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R105.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: AUGUST RED and DUKE OF YORK both showed talent in their respective trials. AUGUST RED is a strongly priced What A Winter that should relish the straight sprint. DUKE OF YORK has since run and run well at this venue so has that advantage. WE LIGHT THE FIRE has bags of experience-could get away. INTERSTATE and MURPHY’S STATION can show more.


#3 August Red, #5 Duke Of York, #2 We Light The Fire, #10 Murphy’s Station

Scottsville, 11.09.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R105.000, 14:00GMT+2

Race Summary: BROOKLYN came on in his second learning experience and race debut. He is going about it the right way but has drawn wide on his turf debut. LIGHTNING PARCADOR was right there throughout in his trial and is bred for this and more. He can only improve but he too hasn’t drawn well. DUTCH ALLEY had excuses  last time. TWICE GOLDEN and SWAGGER JAGGER can get into the money.


#7 Brooklyn, #9 Lightning Parcador, #3 Dutch Alley, #14 Twice Golden

Scottsville, 11.09.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R70.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: CALL ME TONIGHT should have every chance on current form but needs to show on the turf at Scottsville. She could improve on her record here in this field. KILVINGTON is ready to win after having run seconds the last twice. Has a wide draw now. WELAKAPELA is a youngster that improved last time and could relish the trip but has drawn worst. SUCH A RUSH has been flying up. Open.


#2 Call Me Tonight, #6 Kilvington, #15 Welakapela, #4 Carmella

Scottsville, 11.09.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R130.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: GOLIATH HERON has run two nice races out of his last three and needed the run in the other. He has the ability to win good events and this could be thestart. Stable mate SAND AND SEA is a past Grade 1 winner here and has also run well in the West Cape. This could be a bit short though. ISCA was most unlucky last and could get his way here. ON THAT BOULEVARD has a say.


#5 Goliath Heron, #1 Sand And Sea, #7 Isca, #4 On That Boulevard

Scottsville, 11.09.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Another tough race. SPRING BREEZE looked dangerous against the boys here last time. She can improve on that and go on to win this one. STARLIGHT has been doing well over the minimum trip and should go even better back over the 1200 metre trip. ANGEL BOUQUET has improved with each race before rest. She may have matured and improved and has a 4kg claim.


#7 Spring Breeze, #2 Starlight, #1 Angel Bouquet, #4 Love Theme

Scottsville, 11.09.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1750m, Turf, R88.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: DANCING FEATHER impressed last time and could be on the up. If she can bring the poly form to turf against her elders she will be hard to beat. SILVER PRANCER caught the eye in her last race. It was after rest and she can improve further. ARIZONA SUNSET ran a nice race here recently and rates a big danger. More can get into it.


#7 Dancing Feather, #8 Silver Prancer, #1 Arizona Sunset, #11 Purple And Gold

Scottsville, 11.09.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1750m, Turf, R105.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: MIGHTY SMART ran a cracker here last time and the horse that beat him has run very well since. He looks to be going about things the right way and can score. WILLIAM HENLEY tries the track. He has run well in this province and in the Highveld and would be deserving. ICE BARON could be anything this trip. FIRE ISLAND and MANA SANTANA have claims.


#7 Mighty Smart, #1 William Henley, #11 Ice Baron, #3 Fire Island


Best Value Bet: #5 GOLIATH HERON

Best Longshot: #5 GOLIATH HERON

Author: Melissa