Greyville Preview – 26 December

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: GREYVILLE@2019.12.26

Greyville, 26.12.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R100.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: ROUND THE HORN has proven expensive to follow, but will go close back on turf. May have to play second fiddle again though, as MATADORA’S PARADE will be tough to deny if as effective on turf. KARIN B and NOBLE FREEDOM are others with enough form to be seriously considered.

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Selections:

#6 Matadora’s Parade, #3 Round The Horn, #11 Karin B, #10 Noble Freedom

Greyville, 26.12.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R100.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: THEMBA was a winner in another stride on debut over course and distance, and from a plum draw looks hard to oppose. HAN SOLO also made an encouraging debut, and could give cheek. If looking further AL JAZEERA and ROCKET RHUMBA need to be considered. MAN IN THE MOON has upset potential.

Selections:

#3 Themba, #8 Han Solo, #10 Al Jazeera, #13 Rocket Rhumba

Greyville, 26.12.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R100.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: AT YOUR REQUEST is knocking hard and from pole position this could be the day. CRIME SCENE has fair Gauteng runs, and can challenge. CLOUDED LEOPARD made a fair local debut and must be respected. EXPLOSIVE BEAUTY is going the right way, and looks set to go very close.

Selections:

#1 At Your Request, #10 Explosive Beauty, #2 Crime Scene, #6 Saint Marcella

Greyville, 26.12.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: ARIZONA SILK is going the right way. With Marcus and a good draw he rates the one to beat. AFRICAN DARTER was a convincing Gauteng maiden winner, and has to be included. STRAIGHT UP has been gelded since his maiden win, and also needs to be included. ADMIRALS GUEST is another with serious claims.

Selections:

#3 Arizona Silk, #6 African Darter, #12 Admiral’s Guest, #9 Straight Up

Greyville, 26.12.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R90.000, 14:57GMT+2

Race Summary: Lower league handicap. ROY’S TAXI is inconsistent, but can pop up. ALPHAMIKEFOXTROT appeals as the most likely winner in a wide open affair.  KINGSTONROCK is far better than his latest, and is another to include. RUMBLEINTHEJUNGLE is never far off and has claims.

Selections:

#8 Alphamikefoxtrot, #1 Roy’s Taxi, #10 Rumbleinthejungle, #9 Kingston Rock

Greyville, 26.12.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R150.000, 15:32GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. SILVER GOD was most impressive last time in Gauteng, and along withSOCIAL ORDER makes a strong Tarry coupling. BORN TO PERFORM has won his last three in good style, and while up in class has to be included. BLACKBALL is narrow first choice however. He has been winning with authority. Stablemate MARCHINGONTOGETHER is the class act, and can upset despite big weight.

Selections:

#9 Blackball, #4 Social Order, #3 Born To Perform, #2 Silver God

Greyville, 26.12.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R250.000, 16:07GMT+2

Race Summary: ROY’S RIVIERA has run her best races here, and from an inside gate will be a serious threat. VISTULA is the class filly, and far better than her last effort. These two should fight it out. SILENT CRUSADE and MASTER KEYS look best of the rest.

Selections:

#2 Roy’s Riviera, #4 Vistula, #12 Master Keys, #11 Silent Crusade

Greyville, 26.12.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1900m, Turf, R105.000, 16:42GMT+2

Race Summary: CLOUDS OF WITNESS goes for the hat trick and has every chance of pulling it off. POLLARD is also in peak form though, and will give serious cheek. SELF MASTERY has his first run as a gelding, and can improve. VICTORIOUS MAN and WILDLIFE SAFARI also need to be seriously considered.

Selections:

#2 Clouds Of Witness, #1 Pollard, #8 Victorious Man, #4 Self-Mastery

Greyville, 26.12.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R100.000, 17:17GMT+2

Race Summary: PREFERENTIAL looks hard to oppose here if she takes her place, but is  also carded to run on 20 December. BLUSHING DIAMOND looks best of the rest. PALMHEART and CAPTIVE GOLD are others who can surprise.

Selections:

#8 Preferential, #5 Blushing Diamond, #9 Palmheart, #10 Captive Gold

Best Win: #3 THEMBA

Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #2 ROY’S RIVIERA