Greyville Preview – 7 October

RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: GREYVILLE POLYTRACK@2020.10.07

Greyville Polytrack, 07.10.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R70.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: ADMIRE ME could start things off nicely for record-breaking Lyle Hewitson. He rode this filly when she ran gallantly from too far back after a slow start. If she jumps well, she could go on to score against mostly inexperienced rivals. CACHE made good improvement in her second start and is set to come on further. But she has to overcome the widest draw again although she has early pace and track experience. BOOGIE SHOES was supported after a fair debut and wasn’t far off again. She can improve on the synthetic. Consider first-timer betting moves.

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Selections:

#1 Admire Me, #10 Cache, #2 My Big Vision, #6 Boogie Shoes

Greyville Polytrack, 07.10.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R70.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: CHAPTER AND VERSE didn’t relax in running and still ran a creditable fourth when beaten favourite last time. He is a bit better than that and on running style may make a successful Polytrack debut. TREE OF KNOWLEDGE is another prominent type and after finishing ahead of the former with his apprentice claim could do so again. Serious threat. RAISEAHALLELUJAH caught the eye on debut over shorter and should see it out. He has scope for good improvement. BANZAI PIPELINE and SO SMOOTH need to be considered on form shown.

Selections:

#7 Chapter And Verse, #8 Tree Of Knowledge, #9 Raiseahallelujah, #1 Banzai Pipeline

Greyville Polytrack, 07.10.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1800m, Poly, R70.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: THEATRICAL MOMENT more than confirmed her improvement on her penultimate last time. She almost won it on her poly debut. She can make amends and rates one of the bankers on the day. DOUBLE IMPRESSION finished just behind her on debut but then didn’t live up to her name, finishing well behind thereafter. She deserves another chance especially from draw No 1. ALTOGETHERLOVELY is bred for this longer trip and her sprints may be best ignored. WILD EARTH needed runs and can come on. NORTHWEST PASSAGE may enjoy the surface.

Selections:

#7 Theatrical Moment, #1 Double Impression, #10 Altogetherlovely, #3 Wild Earth

Greyville Polytrack, 07.10.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1800m, Poly, R70.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: ANMER HALL ran out an easy winner when tried on poly on her KwaZulu-Natal debut. She has obviously matured and strengthened but she makes her handicap debut in a competitive race. ZAGARA is at her best on the poly but came on nicely on the turf recently. She should be hard to peg back with Marcus up and back on the poly. EIGHTFOLDS LASS caught the eye last time and may be coming back to best form. She has fought it out in stronger races upcountry. RUBY SLIPPERS, SEA VENTURE and MORE THAN A DIME can get into it.

Selections:

#8 Anmer Hall, #7 Zagara, #9 Eightfolds Lass, #6 Ruby Slippers

Greyville Polytrack, 07.10.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R70.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: TEICHMAN can notch up win number two if the race is run to suit. He was a good third at Scottsville over this trip before running out of steam late over further on the poly. Back over his best trip he can challenge for the win. ORCHID STREET has drawn even better and if ready after a rest can follow up on his easy last win. Looks well placed. FADE TO BLACK improved with blinkers on turf and may step up on his poly form as well. He has drawn well for a change. PERFECTLY PUTT finished ahead of him last time and prefers the poly – go in.

Selections:

#3 Teichman, #4 Fade To Black, #1 Orchid Street, #5 Perfectly Putt

Greyville Polytrack, 07.10.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R70.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: LINEAR has got better with time. She impressed in her last and this effort was with a big weight on her back. She goes up in ratings but has a 4kg claim and she can follow up on that thrilling win. On a line through PETRA, GEORGINA ROSE should prove a big threat to LINEAR. This filly was a good third in a strong race against boys and she now has a plum draw. However, PETRA has been doing well from disadvantageous draws and would be deserving today. DIVE CAPTAIN and MADAME PATRICE are better than their recent tries.

Selections:

#2 Georgina Rose, #5 Petra, #7 Linear, #6 Dive Captain

Greyville Polytrack, 07.10.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R70.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: MUMTAZ did well over 1400 metres after rest and then got closer over 1200 metres last time. But she is now back to her best trip over 1000 metres and can add to her tally. NOEMI has been costly to follow as she gets going too late when at her best. A wide draw aids her chances as she needs to come from off the pace but is a definite runner after going well against boys last time. COLOUR OF LIGHT raced from good draws in her last two and just needed to find a little more to win. She has a say. ROYAL VIEW and youngster COUNTESS HELEN can threaten.

Selections:

#5 Mumtaz, #10 Noemi, #7 Colour Of Light, #6 Royal View

Greyville Polytrack, 07.10.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1100m, Poly, R70.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open race to end the Polytrack meeting at Greyville. Go wide if the budget allows. KINGSTON ROCK would be deserving after running two seconds in a row and the speedy sort may appreciate this slightly shorter trip. Youngster LORD WYLIE won a nice race in his fourth start and could enjoy this from a decent draw. HEY BOY is getting ready for another win. His recent form at Scottsville is decent and he knows how to win on the poly. However, he has a bit of a wide draw. WASHINGTON SQUARE, PURPLE POWAHOUSE, VALIENTE and JUSTAGUYTHING can be considered.

Selections:

#2 Kingston Rock, #4 Lord Wylie, #8 Hey Boy, #7 Washington Square

Best Win: #7 THEATRICAL MOMENT

Best Value Bet: #3 TEICHMAN

Best Longshot: #3 TEICHMAN