Scottsville Preview – 11 July


Scottsville, 11.07.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 11:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Both PANNA COTTA and ANOTHER LOVE came in for strong betting support in their debut runs and those runs were decent. The latter had the pace to get in the action and kick on and is selected. But the former may prefer this longer straight and has the better draw. Highveld raider SHEZAGLO is improving nicely for a stable in hot form. But she will need to overcome a wide draw and Scottsville is not the easiest first time. KAVIAN’S CARA, ELUSIVE CURRENT, DESTINY and SCENTED MISTRESS all could make the required improvement this trip.


#5 Another Love, #10 Shezaglo, #3 Panna Cotta, #8 Kavian’s Cara

Scottsville, 11.07.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R70.000, 12:20GMT+2

Race Summary: There could be some top individuals making their debuts here – take the betting moves seriously. For starters CAPTAIN FONTANE is a full brother to star mare SNOWDANCE and he is ridden by multiple champion rider Lyle Hewitson. HAIL COLUMBIA may attract support as he is an Irish bred bringing in very interesting blood to the race. TRACKER JACKER is by Global View who  is making a big impression fast. And there are raced runners with claims including NIKHILS INN, SUGAR AND SPICE and CHIEF OFFICER.


#5 Captain Fontane, #3 Hail Columbia, #7 Tracker Jacker, #11 Nikhils Inn

Scottsville, 11.07.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 12:55GMT+2

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#5 Aquae Sulis, #11 Leading Lyric, #12 Good Girl, #7 Harper’s Dream

Scottsville, 11.07.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R75.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Here again more first timers and on form this race may not take much winning. AQUAE SULIS ran a much improved race with blinkers and could go on to score especially as she has a 2,5kg claim here. LEADING LYRIC was just behind her and is proving consistent but along with GOOD GIRL she has secured a draw that may affect her chances. GOOD GIRL is a lot better than her last try-blinkers may bring out her best. HARPER’S DREAM is also worth a look here – she has the pedigree to be quick and may have just needed her debut.


#14 Drunken Sailor, #9 Trip To Africa, #16 Marsanne, #3 Celebration Rock

Scottsville, 11.07.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1950m, Turf, R75.000, 14:05GMT+2

Race Summary: BLACK FOX is as honest as they come. He dropped in trip last time and still produced a good finish albeit too late. It’s hard to know if this trip is ideal but he has lots in his favour and he is still maturing. DINETTO was just behind the former and is another three-year-old that should improve and he could just confirm he stays the trip. SPECIAL BLEND is in top form now and could follow up but gives away weight to most. OUR COYS could pull this off at best – he needs to jump well. More can threaten.


#1 Black Fox, #7 Special Blend, #9 Our Coys, #2 Dinetto

Scottsville, 11.07.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R125.000, 14:40GMT+2

Race Summary: The great stayer IT’S MY TURN returns to go the same route he did in 2018 when winning all before him. His comeback showings have been good and he could be as dangerous again. But fellow Dynasty gelding EYES WIDE OPEN is a top horse in his own right and he could also be looking for stamina races now that he has had the op. Interestingly Anton Marcus who had ridden IT’S MY TURN to his marathon wins takes the ride on EYES WIDE OPEN. It doesn’t end there, MARCHINGONTOGETHER was a convincing Lonsdale winner and DUKE OF SPIN could enjoy this small field.


#4 It’s My Turn, #5 Eyes Wide Open, #2 Marchingontogether, #6 Duke Of Spin

Scottsville, 11.07.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R150.000, 15:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Strong renewal of the Track And Ball Oaks. CHITENGO could confirm status as one of the best staying fillies around. She can’t be faulted on her last two 2400 metre runs but will need to take to the track. S.A. Oaks 2nd and 3rd to Summer Pudding, POMANDER and BALLET SHOES renew rivalry after both showed class in that final leg of the Triple Tiara. BALLET SHOES could be the one with more scope but POMANDER has the better of the draw. Many can pop up here. KELPIE is highest rated on ability but tries the trip. ROY’S RIVIERA and DYNASTY’S BLOSSOM are very capable.


#5 Chitengo, #11 Ballet Shoes, #1 Pomander, #7 Kelpie

Scottsville, 11.07.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R75.000, 15:50GMT+2

Race Summary: THE BAYOU is coming to hand again and if this run doesn’t come too soon after his first run after the enforced break, he can get back into the  winners enclosure. But it has been a while since his previous win and this is a wide open feature. MOUNT ANDERSON has been hurried along on the poly and he has done well. He could prefer the style of racing on turf having matured  and his run to Padre Pio sticks out. NEWS STREAM is holding form well and would be deserving. HEXATONIC and ONTOPOFTHEWORLD must get a mention.


#6 The Bayou, #10 Mount Anderson, #7 News Stream, #1 Hexatonic

Scottsville, 11.07.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 16:25GMT+2

Race Summary: ROYAL EXHIBIT put in a stunning performance in his second start. He was a fast finishing third in a feature from a wide draw. He should keep improving but has a wide draw to negotiate back at Scottsville. Filly LADY OF LUTETIA was also eye catching in her last start. She has been costly to follow but could now reward connections if overcoming her even wider draw. LORD OF THE MANOR could take full advantage from a good draw. He was not disgraced in the least finishing second best ahead of RED HOT NIGHT who is holding form again.


#10 Royal Exhibit, #13 Lady Of Lutetia, #3 Lord Of The Manor, #11 Red Hot Night


Best Value Bet: #6 THE BAYOU

Best Longshot: #6 THE BAYOU