Fairview Preview – 20 December



Fairview, 20.12.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 900m, Turf, R60.000, 12:35GMT+2

Race Summary: No form to go on, so the betting should provide a better guide to the chances of these newcomers. Global View filly DELICASEA represents the Cheyne-Greeff combination and is likely to attract support in receipt of a sex allowance. Gavin Smith sends out a four-pronged attack and riding arrangements suggest WHAT A CRACKER could be the pick but SLOANE could have a say under 55kg.



#4 Delicasea, #2 What A Cracker, #6 Sloane, #5 Leader Of The Pack

Fairview, 20.12.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R60.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: THOMAS TUCKER had several of these rivals behind over 1400m last time and could confirm if making further progress over this trip. However, he was behind ORIENTAL WORLD in his previous outing and the latter, who has a prior engagement, should have his measure again if taking his place in the lineup. SHADES OF BLU has improved after gelding and should make his presence felt too.


#8 Oriental World, #3 Shades Of Blu, #6 Thomas Tucker, #4 Givemethethumbsup

Fairview, 20.12.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R60.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: CALANDRA has run well in two attempts at this distance. She caught the eye last time when dropped out from a wide draw before running on strongly over 1400m and on that evidence should be competitive over the extra. WORLD SQUARED fits a similar profile but has an earlier engagement, so her participation must be monitored. ELUSIVE GREEN is closely matched on form with that pair.


#3 Calandra, #4 World Squared, #1 Elusive Green, #2 Ascending Heights

Fairview, 20.12.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R50.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: SUNDAY FALLS won a similar course-and-distance event last time from the same wide draw he jumps from again in this contest. He won well on that occasion and a resultant 5-pt penalty may not be enough to prevent him from following up. NICKELBACK has 3,75L to make up but should pose more of a threat on 2,5kg better terms. FORT CAROL, BAYOU BOSS and SKYDANCER could have a say too.


#1 Sunday Falls, #7 Nickelback, #6 Skydancer, #2 Fort Carol

Fairview, 20.12.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R60.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Few with winning credentials. KING CAPONE has hit the woodwork in three of his last four starts and should be scoring sooner rather than later. He handled the step up to 2000m well in his most recent outing and if as effective over the extra 400m should confirm the form of that meeting with MASTEROFTHEPARTY. The latter has run well beyond 2000m is a threat. Respect FIERY FORT.


#1 King Capone, #4 Masteroftheparty, #2 Fiery Fort, #6 Grey Mistress

Fairview, 20.12.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R55.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Speedy HUMANITARIAN was well backed when lining up in a similar contest over 1200m but cost himself any chance with his pre-race antics, weakening right out having shown early pace. He could make amends over dropped to this trip for the first time with a top jock booked for the ride. UNDISCOVERED GEM and VARSITY BOURBON have found form in PE and are likely to pose a threat.


#2 Humanitarian, #8 Varsity Bourbon, #6 Undiscovered Gem, #5 Teofilia

Fairview, 20.12.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R72.500, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. RACINE has rattled off a hat-trick since relocating to PE and handled the step up in class on each occasion with aplomb. She impressed when winning over course and distance last time but faces a sterner test now against males and under a big weight. SIR CALEB won well over track and trip last time and could be the value. ALPINE GLACIER and SAILOR SAM have claims too.


#6 Sir Caleb, #4 Racine, #2 Alpine Glacier, #8 Sailor Sam

Fairview, 20.12.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R45.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: DAY TRIP has consistent Cape Town form and ought to be competitive. EFFORT should pose more of a threat in this grade having run in a feature last time, while VIVA LE BLEU and BLACK GARDENIA have both run well enough at this level lately to make their presence felt. It could pay to follow the latter’s stable companion MISS ORANGE who is open to any amount of improvement. Open!


#6 Miss Orange, #5 Viva Le Bleu, #4 Effort, #1 Day Trip

Best Win: #1 KING CAPONE

Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #6 SIR CALEB

Author: Melissa