Scottsville Preview – 29 January



Scottsville, 29.01.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R100.000, 12:35GMT+2

Race Summary: No selection, as only HARDWIRED has previously raced. Follow the betting moves closely and the pre-race preliminaries before making a selection.



Scottsville, 29.01.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R100.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Rested HOT MONEY is far better than latest, and could be the one to beat. GLITTER AND GOLD and NOBLE FREEDOM have also been regular placers though, and can challenge. Speedy TWO PATHS can upset with 4kg claimer. HAREBELLE trialled well, as did a few others. Watch betting.


#10 Hot Money, #1 Harebelle, #12 Noble Freedom, #11 Glitter And Gold

Scottsville, 29.01.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R100.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: ALMA MATER has had a few chances, but can get it right today with Anton Marcus. MATCHLESS CAPTAIN has fair Cape form, and must be respected. MAMMA’S BOY made a fair debut, and will improve. KING CYRUS has scope. CANDYMAN put up a decent trial, and meets a moderate bunch.


#10 Alma Mater, #8 Matchless Captain, #12 Mamma’s Boy, #9 Candyman

Scottsville, 29.01.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1750m, Turf, R110.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open for a plate race. WILLIAMS LAND isn’t well weighted, but is on the up, and latest form has been franked. Narrow first choice. Respect the filly MOON IN JUNE with low weight. Fellow female ELLA’S WORLD is best in, but has been off for 6 months. ARIZONA SILK, SPECIAL BLEND, and PATHS OF VICTORY all need to be taken seriously.


#6 Williams Land, #5 Moon In June, #9 Paths Of Victory, #8 Ella’s World

Scottsville, 29.01.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1750m, Turf, R90.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. IN JEST has been finishing off well, and has a big shout. As does the 3yo SILVA MAGIC, and there shouldn’t be much between them. WINTER RETREAT has won her last three here, but now has more to do. DARK MOON DOWN and ARIANOS SPINNER have to be considered on the weight turnaround.


#7 In Jest, #5 Silva Magic, #9 Arianos Spinner, #4 Winter Retreat

Scottsville, 29.01.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: WASHINGTON SQUARE will take a lot of catching in this class. He goes well for 4kg claimer Jacobs. SARABI is reliable and always a danger. CANDLE COVE is another threat, but is also carded on the 26th. FLEEK and SHE’S A CRUSADE have upset potential.


#8 Washington Square, #5 Candle Cove, #1 Sarabi, #7 Fleek

Scottsville, 29.01.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Minefield. GAIL FORCE was an impressive maiden winner, and runs off a fair mark. SONG OF THE FOREST won two in a row recently with 4kg claimer Ramzan up. MAI TAI was touched off last time. COYOTE GIRL has done little wrong at Greyville, but makes her course debut. SOIREE and FIRST SIGHTING are others with an obvious chance.


#2 Gail Force, #10 Coyote Girl, #1 Song Of The Forest, #5 Mai Tai

Scottsville, 29.01.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1950m, Turf, R100.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: CAPTIVE GOLD is far better than her latest, and Marcus obviously agrees, as he sticks with her. RISE would be a narrow first choice though. She stayed on behind a fair looking type last time. MISSION BEACH is another with serious claims, while CLOUDED LEOPARD appears the most likely source of an upset.


#9 Rise, #3 Captive Gold, #7 Mission Beach, #4 Clouded Leopard


Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #6 WILLIAMS LAND

Author: Melissa