Scottsville Preview – 11 December



Scottsville, 11.12.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R100.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: MISS CHARLOTTE holds decent form on the turf and was a cracking second behind a well backed sort last time. She is overdue and can go one better from what looks a good draw. FAST AS SILVER improved with blinkers fitted and could confirm on the turf after rest. MATADORA’S PARADE made big improvement on her debut and can could continue improving. Follow the betting closely here.



#3 Miss Charlotte, #9 Fast As Silver, #6 Matadora’s Parade, #11 Miss Marmalade

Scottsville, 11.12.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R100.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: ANCIENT STATE had excuses last time. He was a promising second to Horoscope Harry the time before and that sort has come out to win again since. RAMSAY came on nicely after gelding and could prefer the turf moreso. Could be a big  danger. CAPTAIN OF COLOUR is a filly knocking hard at the door. But she has to switch to turf and the straight as well. AUGUST RED can improve.


#4 Ancient State, #10 Ramsay, #7 Captain Of Colour, #9 August Red

Scottsville, 11.12.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R100.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Overdue CANADIAN BOLT has some good form in the bank and would have matured quite a lot since. If ready he could be hard to beat but is racing after quite a layoff. BLACK FOX tried the turn last time and made progress. He can only get better with racing. ROCKET RHUMBA should prove dangerous racing near the front again. LEARNING TO FLY and WALTON HALL may enjoy this race.


#7 Black Fox, #8 Canadian Bolt, #11 Rocket Rhumba, #1 Learning To Fly

Scottsville, 11.12.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R100.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: DARK MOON DOWN has been a bit unlucky but hopefully can overcome her challenges and record a deserved first win. She has drawn wide but has a master pilot up. MARRY IN HASTE did well on her local debut before being rested again. She has ability and must be respected. ALGARVE is getting the hang of things and should relish the longer trip but with DARK MOON DOWN has drawn wide.


#12 Dark Moon Down, #2 Marry In Haste, #11 Algarve, #7 Basetsana

Scottsville, 11.12.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R105.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Small field but nevertheless doesn’t look easy. Trainer Dennis Drier has two in the race BANK ROBBER and WALTERTHEPENNILESS and both look capable of landing the spoils. The former could go start to finish again. The latter has a storming finish. LEGEND loves this track and could relish the 4kg claim as well. VINSON and DINETTO have definite claims if the race is run to suit.


#1 Bank Robber, #4 Walterthepenniless, #7 Legend, #2 Vinson

Scottsville, 11.12.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R105.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open race. ROBBERG EXPRESS ran a most encouraging race last time and may realise the potential he showed earlier. MUTAWAARY has been in good form earning all the time but has yet to win here-could be his turn. CALVARY pulled off a coup last time and has more to do but will have gained confidence. BLAZE OF SILK and WINTER CHILL are talented in the speed department too.


#4 Robberg Express, #2 Mutawaary, #12 Calvary, #7 Blaze Of Silk

Scottsville, 11.12.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R90.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Quite a bit of depth in this sprint. DISPICABLE impressed last time and could be on the way up still though. HOROSCOPE HARRY is a youngster looking for a hat trick of wins and he could be handicapped to do it. OPENSEA was most impressive last time and could bring the poly form to the turf. VENDEE GLOBE is capable. Many can upset.


#1 Dispicable, #3 Horoscope Harry, #8 Opensea, #2 Vendee Globe

Scottsville, 11.12.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1950m, Turf, R100.000, 16:35GMT+2

Race Summary: SLEW CITY has the form needed to win races. He could start today. TWICE THE FLIGHT is coming along nicely and has the better draw so could threaten. EAGLES VISION tries the distance and could improve on his form. More with improvement to come – follow the betting.


#8 Slew City, #4 Twice The Flight, #10 Eagles Vision, #5 Ridingthecrest

Best Win: #8 SLEW CITY

Best Value Bet: #4 ROBBERG EXPRESS

Best Longshot: #4 ROBBERG EXPRESS

Author: Melissa