Fairview Preview – 17 January



Fairview Polytrack, 17.01.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R60.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: LE WARRIOR was a good second in his penultimate but then flopped after a slow start last time. He just needs a bit of luck. THOMAS TUCKER has been holding form on turf and ran well on poly earlier. ANDREA must have claims as well. Watch out for SURFIN’ AFRICA (West Cape form) and ALEGRA (good betting support on debut) who have scope.



#1 Le Warrior, #3 Thomas Tucker, #2 Andrea, #8 Alegra

Fairview Polytrack, 17.01.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1300m, Poly, R60.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: KEEPER OF THE KEYS has been beaten as favourite in half of her starts. She has run some decent races and could be well placed today. But WINTER IN MOROCCO and KINDRED COUNTESS bring West Cape form into the race and need to be taken seriously. The former met high class Driving Miss Daisy on debut and the latter improved last time. GOOD TIMES ROLL did well last.


#1 Keeper Of The Keys, #9 Winter In Morocco, #4 Kindred Countess, #2 Good Times Roll

Fairview Polytrack, 17.01.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1900m, Poly, R60.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Big field of mainly three-year-old fillies with the year older girls sure to make them work hard. ASCENDING HEIGHTS was much more convincing with blinkers fitted last time. She can go one better if staying the trip. Elder COIN MISTRESS was close up over this track and trip and has shown stamina previously as well. RUMOUR HAS IT could be anything this trip. Many can improve.


#5 Ascending Heights, #1 Coin Mistress, #11 Rumour Has It, #8 Salvadora

Fairview Polytrack, 17.01.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R55.000, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: KENTUCKY BLUE was stubborn and coughed but still looked dangerous in her second start on poly. She would be deserving especially as she ran well when not well in at the weights in that stronger race last time. SPIRIT OF SONG also ran in a better race last but has drawn better today. Can make a race of it. SKYDANCER and MASTER NEWTON should be there. Nice race.


#2 Kentucky Blue, #1 Spirit Of Song, #9 Skydancer, #5 Master Newton

Fairview Polytrack, 17.01.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1300m, Poly, R75.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: BOLD COAST put in a cracking good sprint behind Sir Frenchie who was not disgraced on Queens Plate day recently. He is a high class campaigner on his day and from draw one could have his way again. LETS PLAY BALL is a poly specialist that has been racing in features but need to overcome a wide draw. COYOTE CREEK is proving hard to beat these days – must go in. More in it.


#1 Bold Coast, #2 Lets Play Ball, #5 Coyote Creek, #3 Rings And Things

Fairview Polytrack, 17.01.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1300m, Poly, R110.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Good field for the feature. Top class LUNA WISH could be had to beat as she has some powerful formlines. But on a line through Dancing In Seattle, GLORY DAYS could have the edge at the weights. And all of MISS JACKSONVILLE, MENDOCINO, BRANDINA and MARGOT’S MAGIC are quite useful and rate fair chances as well.


#5 Glory Days, #1 Luna Wish, #6 Miss Jacksonville, #4 Mendocino

Fairview Polytrack, 17.01.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R72.500, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: BIG BAY has been an amazing horse to follow. He beat much stronger after rest last time and can now make it four in a row against these. AMBRA wasn’t disgraced in good races recently and will make it tough. As will SIR CALEB who holds a few and has a 2,5kg claim to assist his chances. DI MI is not one to take lightly. More in it.


#2 Big Bay, #3 Sir Caleb, #5 Ambra, #4 Di Me

Fairview Polytrack, 17.01.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R50.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open race to end. DUKE OF CARDS didn’t show at all last but it was not the race for him. Can improve back on poly. TEOFILIA’s last run is also best ignored and he can show up well on poly again. ROCK THE COT hasn’t drawn as well but must be respected here. DUET improved last and with Kzn gelding SAUVAGE could threaten.


#5 Duke Of Cards, #3 Teofilia, #7 Rock The Cot, #4 Elusive Diva


Best Value Bet: #5 DUKE OF CARDS

Best Longshot: #5 DUKE OF CARDS

Author: Melissa