Scottsville Preview – 5 Sept



Scottsville, 05.09.2021, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R80.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: DRIVE BY turned in a strong performance after a rest. She is obviously better than her earlier races and now fitted with blinkers should win soon. She has drawn well again and should have every chance. LEOPARD LADY was unlucky not to win either of her last two starts. The slightly longer trip could give her more time in order to catch the frontrunners. There are first-timers to watch out for, SILVANO’SBUTTERFLY in particular catches the eye in terms of bloodlines and needs to be watched.



#2 Drive By, #8 Leopard Lady, #6 Silvano’sbutterfly, #1 Reginas Angel

Scottsville, 05.09.2021, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R80.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: QUEEN MERCURY brings fair Western Cape maiden form into the race. She has drawn ideally and her local debut could be a winning one. STING RAY showed more last time and must have enjoyed the drop in class after contesting a feature. She had excuses in that last race and can only improve. CASA ROSADA has not let her connections down in the two poly races since her move from the Cape. She needs to be taken seriously in a race low on form. But all eyes could be on first-timer INDIGO FIELDS come race time. She is nicely bred and Anton Marcus has been booked to ride.


#1 Queen Mercury, #2 Indigo Fields, #8 Sting Ray, #9 Casa Rosada

Scottsville, 05.09.2021, Race 3, Gallops, 1750m, Turf, R80.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Could be a race in two. SIEGE OF ORLEANS and DUQUESNE WHISTLE turned in good performances last time and could fight it out. The former, a younger individual, was trying further and cut through her field impressively but too late. She could race a lot closer to the pace and get there in good time. DUQUESNE WHISTLE had wide draws in her last three and was a bit unlucky in her last two as a result. She is overdue and can open her account. CAPE STAR is improving fast and was not far off the latter. She could make more of a race of it from a better gate. More can earn.


#6 Siege Of Orleans, #8 Duquesne Whistle, #2 Cape Star, #7 Amble Inn

Scottsville, 05.09.2021, Race 4, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: After a fair debut LUCKY MISS took her chances in a juvenile feature where she also tried the turn at Greyville. She finished a creditable sixth after racing awkwardly and that kind of run makes her the one to be with back in maiden company. However, OCTOBER SONG came in for heaps of betting support on debut and ran a forward race in a sprint. She could be even better over the longer distance and must rate a big chance as well. After these it becomes wide open. IQEMBULABESIFAZANE had a valid excuse on debut and did come in for support. She is drawn well. BLACK JOKER needs to be watched.


#5 Lucky Miss, #7 October Song, #2 Iqembulabesifazane, #10 Black Joker

Scottsville, 05.09.2021, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: HASTA MANANA ran four successive seconds before contesting a Grade 1. He turned in an eye-catching seventh, and on that rates the one to beat. It was his first run after gelding, so he should improve and has the best of the draws. LADOOSHKA has been making progress after sitting off the pace in sprints and on running style should relish the distance. His last form line is proving quite strong. BARRINGTON lost his first try over this track and trip by a neck and will be the one to catch again. IDEAL ACT made a fair debut on the poly and that form line has already produced two winners.


#1 Hasta Manana, #2 Ladooshka, #4 Barrington, #6 Ideal Act

Scottsville, 05.09.2021, Race 6, Gallops, 1100m, Turf, R80.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: CHANTYMAN is weighted to win and could remain unbeaten over this distance. He has battled the best and not often beaten them, however. He meets some of the best again this time. TEMPTING FATE was one of the best around as a juvenile and stablemate PRAY FOR RAIN wasn’t far off him. The former has had a wind procedure and could be back to his best so watch out. The latter won in resolute fashion on the poly and has race fitness on his side. CAPTAIN TATTERS finally won again last time and if not minding the drop in trip could follow up. LIGHT THAT LOOSE has a say as well.


#5 Chantyman, #9 Pray For Rain, #4 Tempting Fate, #1 Captain Tatters

Scottsville, 05.09.2021, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide-open race and it could pay to go wide. In saying that, the includes a precocious youngster who could lead throughout. CHIEF EXECUTIVE won his maiden in good style before running in a feature. He will have matured during a layoff and could have made further progress. MOUNT GREYLOCK has been disappointing but takes a drop in class and that could do the trick. HAMPTON COURT won well at Greyville and if repeating on the turf could follow up. WE ALL CHOMIES needs to find a bit more to be competitive. FIVES WILD is capable on his day.


#8 Chief Executive, #1 Mount Greylock, #6 Hampton Court, #5 We All Chomies

Scottsville, 05.09.2021, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: On current form MAGICALLEE and LADY CATHERINE should fight it out again. The pair produced a thriller at Greyville but it could be different now at Scottsville on the turf, as the former does have all the experience at this venue. FLYING THE STAR is another course specialist who doesn’t like to give in when in front. She should make it tough and could a win at this higher level. MAQUETTE is a youngster with scope. She has the best of the draws on his handicap debut. It’s open past these. LADY LEGEND has run in some strong races and needs to be considered.


#5 Magicallee, #3 Lady Catherine, #2 Flying The Star, #1 Maquette


Best Value Bet: #1 QUEEN MERCURY

Best Longshot: #1 QUEEN MERCURY