Greyville Preview – 16 September


Greyville, 16.09.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R70.000, 11:45GMT+2

Race Summary: GOODTIME GUY wasn’t far back on debut and could be a big improver here. That form line has produced three subsequent winners and GOODTIME GUY has been gelded and now could live up to his name. ITALIAN DYNASTY wasn’t far back on debut and that run was at this course. He should make good improvement for a stable in good form. STEEPLECHASE took no interest on his sprint debut and perhaps rightly so as he is bred for this trip and further. ANGELICUS and AUSTIN CREED could be the debutants to watch. MONTANA SKY can earn.


#4 Goodtime Guy, #6 Italian Dynasty, #5 Steeplechase, #10 Montana Sky

Greyville, 16.09.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R70.000, 12:20GMT+2

Race Summary: If bringing their Polytrack form to the turf FULL BLAST, ALFREDO and JAYS DANCER could have the race to themselves. FULL BLAST ran well on turf prior to running a cracker over this longer trip on the Polytrack. He has much in his favour and can go on to score. ALFREDO produced a determined effort with blinkers on and may keep going on turf as well. JAYS DANCER has had wide draws in his last two and could overhaul the above mentioned. BANZAI PIPELINE wasn’t disgraced on debut. First-timers in this – watch out.


#1 Full Blast, #3 Alfredo, #4 Jays Dancer, #13 Banzai Pipeline

Greyville, 16.09.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 12:55GMT+2

Race Summary: STORYLAND is making her handicap debut and could show up strongly on the fact she has been running in stronger feature races. She does have a tough draw to overcome but there is a lot of speed in this and it may suit. COLOUR OF LIGHT could enjoy this after running good races on the poly here. She was beaten 0.40 lengths on the turf in her penultimate. ROYAL VIEW is holding consistent form but is not drawn too well. MATADORA’S PARADE has an outside chance. Her form isn’t bad at all.


#12 Storyland, #2 Colour Of Light, #8 Royal View, #5 Matadora’s Parade

Greyville, 16.09.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Promising HAIL COLUMBIA looks well placed to follow up on his maiden win. He won as expected second time out after meeting a superstar on debut. Drawn well on the turf at Greyville he should take some beating. CANADIAN BOLT showed useful ability when also second to the above-mentioned top horse in a handicap, but he has drawn wide again. Stablemate INTO THE FUTURE has shown class and must be watched, even if jumping from a bad draw. KINGSTON ROCK and CHATTERTONS KEEPER showed good speed last time and can be included in exotics.


#4 Hail Columbia, #9 Canadian Bolt, #6 Kingston Rock, #11 Into The Future

Greyville, 16.09.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 14:05GMT+2

Race Summary: IN JEST has the best record over this track and trip and finished ahead of quite a few she meets again. But she has not been lucky with draws and is carded to run at an earlier meeting – watch her there first. SACRED BLUES was a strong finisher just behind her after a rest last time and has drawn well again. She is also proving quite versatile – respect. BELL JAR can score an overdue second career win after a string of consistent runs. Must go in. Stablemate MORE THAN A DIME finally lands a great barrier draw and could be the value here. Open.


#10 In Jest, #3 Sacred Blues, #5 Bell Jar, #1 More Than A Dime

Greyville, 16.09.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 14:40GMT+2

Race Summary: NEWS STREAM has been most unlucky not to win any of his last five or six races as he produces strong work but without getting to the line first. And here he has drawn wide again and has stronger to take on. TILLIEANGUS brings very decent Western Cape form into the race and if taking to the right-handed Greyville track could reward his followers. DUTCH ALLEY is on the other end of the spectrum in terms of barrier draws. He gets a great gate again and should make them all run. MASTER TOBE, MASTER OF DESTINY and QUICK STAR have upset claims.


#4 Tillieangus, #11 News Stream, #2 Dutch Alley, #5 Master Tobe

Greyville, 16.09.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R70.000, 15:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Small field but not an easy fillies and mares handicap over distance. ELECTRIC SURGE has had one try over the 2000m trip but that was on the poly where she wasn’t disgraced, and she deserves to try it on the turf. TWICE TO SYDNEY is unbeaten in two runs on the Greyville turf and is well versed over this trip but receives 0.5kg from the former. Both will be tested as he competition doesn’t end there. RED AL is a bit better than her last run from a wide draw when just behind TWICE TO SYDNEY. ZAGARA and ARIZONA SUNSET also have good claims.


#1 Electric Surge, #8 Twice To Sydney, #7 Red Al, #2 Zagara

Greyville, 16.09.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R70.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: MERLIN FROM BERLIN is in top form. He has matured into a decent intermediate/marathon type. The drop in distance doesn’t usually make for a great prep but he enjoys this track and can go on to follow up. SILVER ROSE has close form with recent Gold Cup winner Paths Of Victory and has some very good form here overall. He found 3000m too far last time. WHITE LIGHTNING’s run in the Lonsdale was noteworthy and he demands serious respect as well. Useful CLOUDS OF WITNESS should be in the shake-up. MATTERHORN has matured.


#9 Merlin From Berlin, #3 Silver Rose, #7 White Lightning, #1 Clouds Of Witness

Greyville, 16.09.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1700m, Turf, R70.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: FREESTATE STAR wasn’t disgraced from her draw on the poly last time. She hasn’t been far off them but this longer trip may be what she is looking for. Bookie’s favourite LADY OF LUTETIA may finally get it right. She was a bit unlucky last time as the trip seemed to stretch her. Well-bred TOP ME UP HOLLY made a fair debut over shorter and should relish this trip – she could be the biggest improver. MISS CARUSO can’t be faulted. She did well from a wide draw last time. TREASURED PEARL and POLLYGONESHOPPING can show more with racing.


#1 Freestate Star, #5 Lady Of Lutetia, #8 Top Me Up Holly, #9 Miss Caruso


Best Value Bet: #1 FREESTATE STAR

Best Longshot: #1 FREESTATE STAR

Author: Melissa