Greyville Preview – 1 July


Greyville Polytrack, 01.07.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R70.000, 11:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Both WINGING IT and DISILLUSIONED have shown good potential and while the latter has a good recent run under the belt the former has the best of the draw. But all of DANDOLO, IMPARTIAL and CALVINO have been quite forward in their trials and there are even more first timers in the hunt – follow the betting action closely and consider the barrier draws as being a big advantage before making your play.


#11 Disillusioned, #1 Winging It, #2 Dandolo, #9 Rite Of Passage

Greyville Polytrack, 01.07.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R70.000, 12:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Futura filly VIHAAN’S PIE turned in a promising performance for one that is bred for a longer trip. She is quickly tried over 1400 metres but has unfortunately drawn wide. Still the one to watch. MY LADY has a bit to find on NIRVANA GIRL with both making good improvement in each start. But she has drawn a lot better and has the pace to get away on the poly. EMERALD FLOE is bred to relish the longer trip and could be running on at the right time. More first timers here.


#10 Vihaan’s Pie, #5 My Lady, #12 Nirvana Girl, #7 Emerald Floe

Greyville Polytrack, 01.07.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R70.000, 12:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Brilliant racemare Beach Beauty has another son, REX UNION, ready to race, his half brother won a very important race the other day. Follow the betting closely on him and the other debutants. ATOMIC FORTY FIVE didn’t show much in his last race but that was in a feature – he could enjoy this task a lot more. But the one that has been improving fast is PREDATOR. Sadly he has secured a wide draw. It could leave the way open for RED ROCK CANYON and JOINT EFFORT to get to the wire first. Nice race.


#10 Predator, #4 Red Rock Canyon, #1 Joint Effort, #9 August Red

Greyville Polytrack, 01.07.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R70.000, 13:25GMT+2

Race Summary: SILVER PALACE came from off the pace to finish in the money on his West Cape debut. He is a well bred son of Potala Palace – with the best of the draw – he could be hard to beat. GAVEL STRIKE did not let his connections down from a wide draw last time. He ran very creditable fourth in a race that has already produced a subsequent winner but has drawn worse today. Expect more from WILLOW EXPRESS who was thought good enough to run in a feature. He could enjoy this trip. Older runner ROCKET RHUMBA must be respected here.


#1 Silver Palace, #11 Gavel Strike, #8 Willow Express, #10 Rocket Rhumba

Greyville Polytrack, 01.07.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R70.000, 14:00GMT+2

Race Summary: STOPALLTHECLOCKS was a good second in a feature in the Eastern Cape. And his form prior in the West Cape is also pretty decent. He has class and it could carry him successfully on poly debut but with a big weight and a wide draw it is not going to be easy. MASTER VISION ran a fair race after winning his maiden and Anton Marcus now partners him from pole position – could be dangerous. FINAL ATTEMPT continued on winning ways after the enforced break and can’t be faulted either. Stable mates HEXATONIC and SPRING FLING along with VIA SALARIA make it interesting.


#9 Stopalltheclocks, #1 Master Vision, #2 Final Attempt, #12 Hexatonic

Greyville Polytrack, 01.07.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Poly, R70.000, 14:35GMT+2

Race Summary: WYLIE’S WONDER was a good third back from the enforced break and should build on that over the longer trip. She has fair bit in her favour. If CAPRICCIO secured a better draw she would have suddenly become more lucky as she has not done well in that department. On form she could still do it. TO THE MAX may enjoy this less frantic longer race more and she could finally score.DANCINGINTHEWIND and STRAWBERRYPOPTART both have claims as well.


#2 Wylie’s Wonder, #10 Capriccio, #1 To The Max, #11 Dancinginthewind

Greyville Polytrack, 01.07.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 2000m, Poly, R70.000, 15:15GMT+2

Race Summary: BHAKKA confirmed his eye catching maiden win with a flying second at a different track. He was a bit unlucky there and back on poly should have every chance. SAINT PHILIP had everything go wrong and still impressed in his second run after relocating from the Cape. May have come on further back home. FINAL OCCASION could relish this surface after racing on firm tracks upcountry- watch him closely. PROUD WARRIOR and MYTHOS are definite runners on best runs.


#5 Bhakka, #1 Saint Philip, #3 Final Occasion, #12 Mythos

Greyville Polytrack, 01.07.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 2000m, Poly, R70.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: JOY MAISHA may have gone a bit fast but still won her poly debut which was over the extended 2000 metre trip. She could have more to come and with maturity could come out firing. Another three-year-old SILVA MAGIC has shown she can run on, on both poly and turf. She must be watched with slightly lesser to carry. ZAGARA is a big filly that may just need it but she loves the poly and cannot be taken lightly. ENRAPTURE and ITSAPLEASURE are more talented fillies looking to find the bigger cheques.


#3 Joy Maisha, #8 Silva Magic, #4 Zagara, #9 Enrapture

Greyville Polytrack, 01.07.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R70.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: If Joy Maisha does well in the race prior then WHAT A THRILL will most certainly attract good betting support. She was flying just behind the former, enjoys the poly and Anton Marcus knows her well so she should run a big race.FIRE FAERIE has the advantage of having had a recent race and it was decent. Both have drawn wide here and there are others with definite  claims from better ones. SANTA VITTORIA is worth a look. She trialled well on the poly and has fair Highveld form. MASTERS BEAUTY just needed it last and BACCINO and BARINOIS are capable too.


#10 What A Thrill, #11 Fire Faerie, #4 Santa Vittoria, #8 Masters Beauty


Best Value Bet: #2 WYLIE’S WONDER

Best Longshot: #2 WYLIE’S WONDER