Greyville Preview – 8 January

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: GREYVILLE POLYTRACK@2020.01.08

Greyville Polytrack, 08.01.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R100.000, 12:55GMT+2

Race Summary: GLITTER AND GOLD has finished runner up in her last two and would be deserving. Her stable has been in good form of late. But KING CYRUS was gelded and can only improve on his West Cape debut – watch him closely. ELEMENTARY raced in a feature last time and has a top rider up today. Her stable is also starting to turn out the winners. Follow the betting moves.

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Selections:

#2 King Cyrus, #5 Glitter And Gold, #6 Elementary, #3 Winter Oasis

Greyville Polytrack, 08.01.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R100.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: RALPH THE RASCAL showed good potential in his barrier trial. He has drawn ideally on his official debut and he could continue on an upward trend. The horse that finished just behind him, FIREONTHETRACK, has drawn wide but deserves mention as well. CHATTERTONS KEEPER has shown ability as well but has not drawn best. DO OR DARE, RED HOT NIGHT, PARFURI and LORD CARO have claims.

Selections:

#2 Ralph The Rascal, #8 Chattertons Keeper, #4 Do Or Dare, #3 Red Hot Night

Greyville Polytrack, 08.01.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R100.000, 14:05GMT+2

Race Summary: ICE IMPERIAL can get it right today. She has done well consistently and would have matured during the last few months. Should have every chance from a good draw. CHROME GYPSY had a valid excuse last time. She could relish being back on poly and could give off her best finally. KEEP ON DANCING is well bred and could be anything this trip. AMBERBELL and SILVER WISP can earn.

Selections:

#3 Ice Imperial, #6 Chrome Gypsy, #9 Keep On Dancing, #4 Amberbell

Greyville Polytrack, 08.01.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R90.000, 14:40GMT+2

Race Summary: ROY’S PHYSCO is ultra consistent and was a good second in his last two. He would be deserving as that second win is long overdue now. TRULY WICKED looks a live runner on his current form. He had wide draws in his previous poly runs and ran a cracker on the turf here last time. DUTCH ALLEY may just needed it finishing just behind him-can improve-and has a good draw. More in it.

Selections:

#4 Roy’s Physco, #8 Truly Wicked, #2 Dutch Alley, #11 Fly By Skye

Greyville Polytrack, 08.01.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Poly, R90.000, 15:20GMT+2

Race Summary: AMERICAN PRINCESS would have been practicing her starts back home. If she jumps on terms she will have a say. But along with other youngster ARRABIATA tries the longer distance. Both have the form but are tested here. SKYFIRE is well proven and can make them run if based on her last performance. GREEN ICE should be getting ready to challenge for the win as well now.

Selections:

#5 American Princess, #4 Arrabiata, #10 Skyfire, #2 Green Ice

Greyville Polytrack, 08.01.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R90.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: ODE won a gusty race last time. She has matured and from the best of the draw with a 4kg claiming appy to boost should have every chance on handicap debut. GINGER BISCUIT has drawn well and looks a big threat again. Interestingly named MR MINISTER put in a fair bid in her last race and can build on that. LA VALETTE has disappointed but could pop up here.

Selections:

#1 Ode, #2 Ginger Biscuit, #3 Mr Minister, #4 La Valette

Greyville Polytrack, 08.01.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R90.000, 16:35GMT+2

Race Summary: FINAL ATTEMPT is back on poly and should run a lot better than he did on the turf in a feature last time. Has run a string of good races but the 4kg claim could be what swings it in his favour this time. CAPTAIN COBALT impressed last time and if in the same form can follow up. MUTAWAARY is never one to ignore in these. PICKAWINNER could finally start showing off his rating.

Selections:

#3 Final Attempt, #6 Captain Cobalt, #2 Mutawaary, #7 Pickawinner

Greyville Polytrack, 08.01.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R100.000, 17:10GMT+2

Race Summary: FLAMING LASS looks well placed here. She showed in her barrier trial and then confirmed with a good second behind a well versed sort on debut. One to beat from a plum draw. ALFONSE BABY is also knocking at the door but she hasn’t drawn well. She could get lucky. WICHITA has the blinkers taken off and tries a bit further – can improve.

Selections:

#2 Flaming Lass, #8 Alfonse Baby, #7 Wichita, #3 Girl From Ipanema

Best Win: #2 FLAMING LASS

Best Value Bet: #3 FINAL ATTEMPT

Best Longshot: #3 FINAL ATTEMPT