Greyville Preview – 12 February


Greyville Polytrack, 12.02.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R75.000, 12:45GMT+2

Race Summary: HOLY GUACAMOLE had excuses on her local debut and did very well from a bad draw in her poly debut. She has a plum draw here and can go close. TO DO RON RON brings West Cape form and she could be in need of the poly track. The race will show. HIGHLAND HEATHER has shown potential but she is racing after quite a layoff. More can get into it.


#2 Holy Guacamole, #10 To Do Ron Ron, #3 Highland Heather, #9 Teetotal

Greyville Polytrack, 12.02.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R75.000, 13:20GMT+2

Race Summary: MYTHOS has been making good improvement. He could be cherry ripe but needs to find a good passage home from a wide draw. FERGIE’S ROCK looks a  serious runner as well. He had run one or two fair races but after the blinkers were taken off last time was a solid second. He also saddle slipped so can go close. DIMITRI ran a most encouraging race on the poly and has draw one.


#9 Mythos, #5 Fergie’s Rock, #1 Dimitri, #6 Golden Duck

Greyville Polytrack, 12.02.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 2000m, Poly, R100.000, 13:55GMT+2

Race Summary: DUCHESS OF MALFI may have just needed her poly debut. She knows the track now and given a positive ride could go all the way. She looks well placed. WYLIE’S WONDER was a big improver with blinkers on last time and could confirm and make improvement on her previous poly try. BRAVE LASS was dangerous over this track and trip last time. SIGMA ALPHA was eye catching last time.


#3 Duchess Of Malfi, #5 Wylie’s Wonder, #4 Brave Lass, #12 Sigma Alpha

Greyville Polytrack, 12.02.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 2000m, Poly, R90.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: GREEK SWORD has a much better draw this time but could also be looking for the polytrack. He must have more wins in the tank. LIVERPOOL CHAMP just needed it last time and now has blinkers fitted. Can make good strides today. BABY SHOOZ is as honest as they come and could go all the way over the longer trip. AMERICAN PRINCESS looks capable but needs to jump on terms.


#2 Greek Sword, #8 Liverpool Champ, #10 Baby Shooz, #4 American Princess

Greyville Polytrack, 12.02.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R90.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Trainer Garth Puller has a strong hand with FIRST SIGHTING and NOEMI. The latter boasts a powerful finish over this track and trip and will relish being back over the 1000 metre trip after going 1200. FIRST SIGHTING was beaten in a close finish last time and looks ready to win though. CONTENTED QUEEN has been erratic in the West Cape but may enjoy poly. More with claims.


#7 First Sighting, #4 Noemi, #9 Contented Queen, #5 Ginger Biscuit

Greyville Polytrack, 12.02.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R110.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: MARSANNE is holding form and perhaps her 1,5kg apprentice claim will be enough to see her gain the upperhand again. PETRA ran a cracker chasing a useful sort with a light weight last time. She can go one better. SCARLET CHILL is not one to take lightly either. She is back on the poly. OOH LA LA may not have previously shown on the poly but can’t be written off. She can upset.


#9 Marsanne, #7 Petra, #3 Scarlet Chill, #4 Ooh La La

Greyville Polytrack, 12.02.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R90.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Many with good potential here. AFRICAN SUNRISE was impressive after coming in for betting support. Watch for more – could be a decent sort in the making. Older runner FARLAND has been unlucky in a few and deserves a chance from the best of the draw. GURU’S PRIDE beat weaker easily and is trying a longer trip. Still must watch. THEMBA and HEROIC DEED have ability as well.


#2 African Sunrise, #1 Farland, #7 Guru’s Pride, #3 Themba

Greyville Polytrack, 12.02.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R100.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: CHEROKEE CHIEF has come in for betting support and improved when racing from a bad draw last time. He could prefer racing on the poly round the Greyville circuit. VISION TO GLORY was beaten as favourite but it was not a bad run and he has blinkers fitted. Must be there. CHAUMASO should enjoy the shorter trip. ROCKET RHUMBA is better than his latest form.


#10 Cherokee Chief, #5 Vision To Glory, #6 Chaumaso, #7 Rocket Rhumba


Best Value Bet: #2 GREEK SWORD

Best Longshot: #2 GREEK SWORD

Author: Melissa