Greyville Preview – 9 September

RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: GREYVILLE POLYTRACK@2020.09.09

Greyville Polytrack, 09.09.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R70.000, 11:45GMT+2

Race Summary: RAISEAHALLELUJAH is a well bred first timer jumping from a good draw – check him out. Not a lot of form to go on here and it may pay to follow the betting moves. FERRARI ICE ran his best race on the poly and that was from a wide draw. He also had a wide draw last time so from draw one he could prove to be the one. OVER THE BAY has battled after a fair earlier performance but has been gelded – he can show a lot more. MONTANA SKY is holding decent form and needs to be respected. ANGELO’S FLAME can improve some.

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Selections:

#1 Ferrari Ice, #4 Over The Bay, #6 Master Dancer, #10 Montana Sky

Greyville Polytrack, 09.09.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R70.000, 12:20GMT+2

Race Summary: HIGHER PURPOSE came in for big betting support on debut but was bumped early and never got into it. He is a well bred son of Vercingetorix who must improve with racing and now has Lyle Hewitson up. EL TORERO ran an improved race with blinkers second time out. He can keep on improving. TENACIOUS TIME showed good pace over this trip last time and gelding has done the trick with him. PATRONAGE can start to show especially from a decent draw. Follow the betting on first timers as well here.

Selections:

#7 Higher Purpose, #6 El Torero, #9 Tenacious Time, #2 Patronage

Greyville Polytrack, 09.09.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R70.000, 12:55GMT+2

Race Summary: INNOGEN could finally be heading for that elusive maiden victory. She has all the experience to hold off mainly younger rivals who admittedly won’t have to be too good to win. Her last run was quite fair being her first on the poly. PURPLE MOON’S UP made a fair debut on the turf and is set to come on nicely. She should make INNOGEN work hard. UMZINDUZI has a 4kg claim and jumps from a decent draw – she could make big improvement in her second try. LAUREL LANE raced in a feature and may relish maiden company again.

Selections:

#1 Innogen, #7 Purple Moon’s Up, #4 Umzinduzi, #3 Laurel Lane

Greyville Polytrack, 09.09.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1700m, Poly, R70.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: BETATHANTHEREST has been improving with each start and finally secures a half decent draw. He should run a good race if taking to the poly  surface. The same can be said for MOUNTED WARRIOR who drew badly in a strong race last time. He can only improve on the surface. RADAMES is doing well also and is a year older but he needs to overcome a wide draw and has his work cut out. Like the latter THE GAUL has run well on the poly and must be respected. Watch out for JACK IN THE BOX who makes his race debut.

Selections:

#5 Betathantherest, #6 Mounted Warrior, #11 Radames, #7 The Gaul

Greyville Polytrack, 09.09.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Poly, R70.000, 14:05GMT+2

Race Summary: LEGEND HAS IT may have it all sown up on official merit ratings. She has been improving nicely and the poly surface is the only question mark. PINCH ME did finish ahead of her when running a nice race at Scottsville but then had things go wrong last time. Hopefully she is over that and with Lyle Hewitson up from the best of the draw must be taken seriously. MALLOW is bred to relish the longer trip and could do a lot better today. GIRL FROM IPANEMA must be considered for exotics on her latest form.

Selections:

#6 Legend Has It, #1 Pinch Me, #3 Mallow, #7 Girl From Ipanema

Greyville Polytrack, 09.09.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R70.000, 14:40GMT+2

Race Summary: VOICE OF REASON is worth following on from this race whatever the result. A very well related filly she showed good promise in the West Cape but interestingly has only had three starts to date. JACKSON WELLS and ON THE DOUBLE renew rivalry with the latter better off at the weights. The former seems to have more in the tank on the poly and could be hard to peg back today. SONG OF THE FOREST keeps on surprising and should get the extra on pedigree. Her last run was eye catching. CONNECT ME has a say.

Selections:

#2 Voice Of Reason, #4 Jackson Wells, #3 On The Double, #7 Song Of The Forest

Greyville Polytrack, 09.09.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R70.000, 15:20GMT+2

Race Summary: QUINTAY showed his true form and has obviously matured. He ran well in his poly try earlier but now at his peak can make big strides on that. But fellow West Cape counterpart is also one to watch out for. He had a wide draw to overcome on poly debut and is also set to improve in his third run after rest. MOUNT ANDERSON is consistent and seems a bit better than his last on the turf. He should be right there. RED SHIFT and to a greater extent QUICK STAR and DRUNKEN SAILOR have wide draws to negotiate. All capable in this handicap.

Selections:

#5 Quintay, #6 Frank Lloyd Wright, #3 Mount Anderson, #9 Red Shift

Greyville Polytrack, 09.09.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R70.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: SOMEWHERE IN TIME deserves another chance especially with her 4kg apprentice claim. She was promising earlier and perhaps the polytrack is what she wants. However she will have to overcome a tough draw. FUTURISTIC DAME showed up nicely on her poly debut and looks well placed to build on that. ICE IMPERIAL has drawn best and could take full advantage. She found her last race far and will be at her peak here. PERSPICUOUS may still have more to come once matured. She races fresh-watch out. More can upset.

Selections:

#12 Somewhere In Time, #7 Futuristic Dame, #1 Ice Imperial, #3 Perspicuous

Greyville Polytrack, 09.09.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R70.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: EXTRAVARGANT keeps scoring well in terms of barrier draw and she must surely get it right. She gets going a bit late but her rider knows her well now. BLUSH OF DAWN has a powerful finish and gave male rivals a scare last time. She has raced well after a rest before and is not one to take lightly. Handsome filly FLASHY KAITRINA is going well at present but has two hurdles to climb. She is up in class and has a wide draw. Still must be included. LADY LEGEND is very useful and can take advantage with her 4kg claim back. More in with chances.

Selections:

#1 Extravargant, #8 Blush Of Dawn, #11 Flashy Kaitrina, #6 Lady Legend

Best Win: #6 LEGEND HAS IT

Best Value Bet: #5 QUINTAY

Best Longshot: #5 QUINTAY