Greyville Preview – 30 October

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: GREYVILLE POLYTRACK@2019.10.30

Greyville Polytrack, 30.10.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1100m, Poly, R75.000, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: DURAN looks well placed here. The well bred four-year-old can open his account for in form trainer Gary Rich. SHINING BRIGHT has come in for support and didn’t run a bad race over further at Scottsville. Has drawn well enough on poly debut. NOBLE BEAT is speedy on his day and can get away for his in form yard. TUSCAN KISS, SALAH’S GIRL, GREAT PRETENDER, and LA BAHIA can show.

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Selections:

#2 Duran, #1 Shining Bright, #4 Noble Beat, #3 Tuscan Kiss

Greyville Polytrack, 30.10.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R100.000, 13:35GMT+2

Race Summary: ENRAPTURE is improving and more importantly enjoyed this longer trip the first time she tried it. Can only get better. AMBERBELL is coming along nicely now and is one of two older fillies that could test the youngsters here. She prepped well over this track and trip last. RETRIAL was a short head behind her but has drawn wide-still has a say. MISSION BEACH tries blinkers.

Selections:

#10 Enrapture, #2 Amberbell, #1 Retrial, #5 Mission Beach

Greyville Polytrack, 30.10.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R90.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: A wide open fillies and mares handicap. GWENDOLYN was able to quicken on the grass to win her second official start and could be successful on her handicap debut as well even if on the poly. SPRING BREEZE held on last but has a 4kg claimer and should make them run. SPIFFY was dangerous behind her and should be right there. CERSEI won well and can improve further. More in it.

Selections:

#9 Gwendolyn, #8 Spring Breeze, #7 Spiffy, #10 Cersei

Greyville Polytrack, 30.10.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 2000m, Poly, R100.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: SMART SOX has been going about it the right way. He has run well on poly and turf and should know all about it now. VELVET SEASON is knocking hard and as an older horse could take advantage. Racing fresh after rest could also make a difference. Well bred MASTER DANCER goes further without blinkers-he could show. HEAD BOY and CASSIUS COLT should threaten at best.

Selections:

#8 Smart Sox, #1 Velvet Season, #5 Master Dancer, #2 Head Boy

Greyville Polytrack, 30.10.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R90.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: BLUE FLOWER caught the eye after rest. She has run in stronger races and can build on that last run to win. Youngsters FIRE FAERIE and ROYAL KITTY have been impressing and should come on further with experience. STORMBORNE THUNDER and SUCH A RUSH have been knocking at the door but the latter has not drawn too well.

Selections:

#7 Blue Flower, #8 Fire Faerie, #11 Royal Kitty, #1 Stormborne Thunder

Greyville Polytrack, 30.10.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R90.000, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Feature raced youngsters PURPLE PURSUASION and SMILEY KYLIE meet again in a handicap against older rivals. The former has good gate speed and with Anton Marcus up could confirm form over the latter. But both can improve. SUZI WOO won well before rest but has drawn wide. LA VALETTE seems capable and has drawn well. CANDLE ROCK and ELNORA could show up in this.

Selections:

#1 Purple Persuasion, #5 Smiley Kylie, #4 Suzi Woo, #3 La Valette

Greyville Polytrack, 30.10.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R115.000, 16:35GMT+2

Race Summary: All decent sorts but HEY BOY should be in top fitness after running two crackers in a row. He has drawn wide however. GRADUATE will be going all out for a hat trick of wins. He has been amazing of late winning over 1200 and 1400 metes on turf and poly. SOCRATES is a top sort that may just need it. RED SHIFT is another with ability. More in it-nice race.

Selections:

#8 Hey Boy, #3 Graduate, #1 Socrates, #7 Red Shift

Greyville Polytrack, 30.10.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R90.000, 17:13GMT+2

Race Summary: NINOTTO’s form can’t be faulted. He has improved after gelding and he could make a successful handicap debut in this line-up. ALPHAMIKEFOXTROT is no pushover on the poly though. He is unbeaten in his last two over the 1000 metre trip. JONATHAN is knocking hard but has drawn wide-he also runs earlier-check that run first. LOTSA SILVA and CHARLIE-FOX have upset potential.

Selections:

#4 Ninotto, #6 Alphamikefoxtrot, #10 Jonathan, #7 Lotsa Silver

Best Win: #8 SMART SOX

Best Value Bet: #7 BLUE FLOWER

Best Longshot: #7 BLUE FLOWER