Greyville Preview – 14 October

RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: GREYVILLE POLYTRACK@2020.10.14

Greyville Polytrack, 14.10.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R70.000, 12:20GMT+2

Race Summary: RECKLESS LOVE was coming on nicely in the maiden ranks before being thrust into a Grade 1 sprint. Obviously highly regarded and being by Marchfield should enjoy this longer trip and has the best of the draws. MAMA PYJAMA may also relish this trip. She was creeping past runners late on her 1000 metre debut and much more can be expected this distance. EMERALD PALACE finished among some decent sorts in a feature last time but has drawn wide. She has shown pace and could set her own fractions to the line on poly debut. More can earn.

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Selections:

#1 Reckless Love, #3 Mama Pyjama, #11 Emerald Palace, #4 Trenadora

Greyville Polytrack, 14.10.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Poly, R70.000, 12:55GMT+2

Race Summary: LATE NIGHT LIVE could rank the best bet on the day but has played up at the start before. She has the best of the draws for a change and her form lines are very solid. Older maiden WICHITA is pretty consistent if you take outher one run over further. She was second best last time and could be pressing hard in the closing stages. JUST THE WIND found the winner too good last time and has a better draw today. Another frontrunning type DUCHESSOFCORNWALL could make it hard for her as she should go to the front from a wide draw.

Selections:

#1 Late Night Live, #3 Wichita, #5 Just The Wind, #12 Duchessofcornwall

Greyville Polytrack, 14.10.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1900m, Poly, R70.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Much is expected from both SNATCHED and POLLYGONESHOPPING. The latter finished ahead of the former in their one meeting when both ran decent races but SNATCHED was finishing faster. It could get close. However, POLLYGONESHOPPING has an earlier engagement. If she does well then and doesn’t run in this, the form will point to SNATCHED. CULTURE CLUB wasn’t disgraced last time asshe may have needed a faster pace. QUE FOR YOU and NORTHWEST PASSAGE need to be considered.

Selections:

#7 Snatched, #8 Pollygoneshopping, #1 Culture Club, #3 Que For You

Greyville Polytrack, 14.10.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1900m, Poly, R70.000, 14:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Not clear cut. A THOUSAND TUNES made good improvement last time but over-raced, and will need to show he has learnt to settle better. He was too handy in his previous race over shorter. ROCK WITH ME finished ahead of him last time and he retains his 4kg apprentice claim so could have the edge again. One to watch out for is PREDATOR who while costly to follow has raced like heis in need of this longer distance. He needs to stop tracking them and get past them. WALNUT and PIQUILLIN have both shown but have yet failed to convince.

Selections:

#9 A Thousand Tunes, #5 Predator, #7 Rock With Me, #3 Walnut

Greyville Polytrack, 14.10.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1900m, Poly, R70.000, 14:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Not a lot of form to decipher. On riding arrangements ARMINIUS could be the pick over LEGISLATE’S DANCE who came in for support but was slow out on debut. ARMINIUS showed over this longer trip before and could be ready again after rest. He has secured a plum gate. Another with Highveld form, CHAMPINGATTHEBIT, needs to be taken seriously. While his form is not great he may have been battling the hard, fast tracks and could relish the poly. MAGARI has shown enough to go close. Well-bred WHAT ABOUT YOU could be the big improver.

Selections:

#2 Arminius, #9 Legislate’s Dance, #10 Champingatthebit, #8 What About You

Greyville Polytrack, 14.10.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R70.000, 15:20GMT+2

Race Summary: ARRABIATA looks well placed again. She has won on the poly and from a decent barrier can follow up on her turf win at this venue. IRISH PEARL has run her best races over this distance on the turf. Her last run was good and shecan improve on her only poly effort. ALFONSE BABY rates a danger on her improved last run. She finished ahead of a few of her rivals but the longer trip is a concern. BELL JAR is consistent but has a tough draw to overcome. Many with upset potential in this.

Selections:

#2 Arrabiata, #8 Irish Pearl, #3 Alfonse Baby, #11 Bell Jar

Greyville Polytrack, 14.10.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R70.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Youngster MACARA didn’t get away from her field but the going was a bit sticky and she may need further in any case. However, she tries her luck in a lower division handicap and could enjoy the poly. PASSIVITY was dominating atthis level before needing her last run when interestingly, beaten by a promising youngster. She could get closer. STARLIGHT and RACHEL finally landed decent draws and may take full advantage, however, the latter may just need it. WINTERTIME is not without a say.

Selections:

#10 Macara, #5 Passivity, #1 Starlight, #2 Rachel

Greyville Polytrack, 14.10.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R70.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Nice race – most are talented and it may be wise to go wide in exotic bets.TRACES and GOLIATH HERON could fight it out if their strong runs in a feature are anything to go by. One-eyed TRACES is badly in need of that overduesecond career win to give him confidence. WINTER BLUES carries a lightweight and after trying to chase down Great Shaka in a strong tailwind, could just get to the front today. Ignore WOLFGANG’s last few races – he has had excuses and could upset. DI MAZZIO and WAYWOOD need to be respected.

Selections:

#5 Traces, #3 Goliath Heron, #6 Winter Blues, #7 Wolfgang

Greyville Polytrack, 14.10.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R70.000, 17:05GMT+2

Race Summary: COLOUR OF LIGHT has been lucky in terms of her barrier gate. She is bound to add to her tally and the shorter 1000 metre trip could be what she has been needing. She will probably need to get by VASE who is very quick and has drawn alongside. LAVU LAVU is a youngster who is coming along nicely. She wonin good style last time but has drawn wide today and will need luck in running. NAOSHIMA has an upset chance in this division and races from a good draw. More with claims.

Selections:

#1 Colour Of Light, #12 Lavu Lavu, #2 Vase, #3 Naoshima

Best Win: #1 LATE NIGHT LIVE

Best Value Bet: #5 TRACES

Best Longshot: #5 TRACES