Greyville Preview – 14 May

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South Africa Horse Racing Previews: GREYVILLE@2022.05.14

Greyville, 14.05.2022, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R100.000, 11:20GMT+2

Race Summary: WORLD SPORTS BETTING 1900 raceday and there is a full 10-race programme on offer. There is not much form to go on in Race 1 and the betting action may provide the best pointers. However, LADY CHOCOLAT took a bump on debut which was on the poly. She could show much more in her second start along with WILL O ME who encountered yielding going in her first race. I LIKE IT HOT has blistering speed in her pedigree and could be the debutante to follow.

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Selections:

#10 I Like It Hot, #6 Lady Chocolat, #1 Aleeyah’s Unicorn, #4 Will O Me

Greyville, 14.05.2022, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R100.000, 11:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. All of READY TO FLY, BROADWAY GIRL, QANABI, ONLY HEARTS and VIRGINIA SWEET have shown promise. BROADWAY GIRL found her debut a bit short and should relish this trip. Can go close. ONLY HEARTS has been getting going too late over shorter and is another who should come on in leaps and bounds over this distance. READY TO FLY was beaten under a length when running around the bend on debut and could be anything. She has drawn best of the above mentioned and could attract the most support. VIRGINIA SWEET knows this track and trip but has drawn widest.

Selections:

#7 Broadway Girl, #10 Only Hearts, #3 Ready To Fly, #12 Virginia Sweet

Greyville, 14.05.2022, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R100.000, 12:25GMT+2

Race Summary: TOTALLY ROCKS didn’t get the best runs in transit when making her track debut. She was eye catching on debut and has obvious potential. The longer trip could suit and she needs to be given another chance. WINTER JOURNEY has run second four times in a row and needs a bit of luck. CAN’T CATCH ME needed her debut learning experience and should improve but LITTLE MISS KJ finished ahead of her and has drawn better. It could get close. The latter’s stablemate, HOLD MY HAND, is a well-bred filly who is likely to attract support. More first-timers in it – follow the betting closely.

Selections:

#4 Totally Rocks, #5 Winter Journey, #6 Hold My Hand, #7 Can’T Catch Me

Greyville, 14.05.2022, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R100.000, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: It got close between KING’S SPEAR, SLURRICANE and NDAKA while ADMIRAL CASTILE wasn’t too far off either. But SLURRICANE was making his debut there, has scope for big improvement and could also prefer the turf. But Highveld raider FLOREANA ISLAND has fair form and has early speed so could get away from her field on local debut. She has drawn well alongside SLURRICANE. KING’S SPEAR has run two good seconds in a row and could get rewarded if not minding the switch to turf. NDAKA is better on the turf and could also get his act together.

Selections:

#4 Slurricane, #3 Floreana Island, #5 King’s Spear, #8 Ndaka

Greyville, 14.05.2022, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R100.000, 13:35GMT+2

Race Summary: FORWARD SPELL can get it right. His career started in this region and he was not far off in decent form races on the Highveld. From draw No 1, champion jockey in waiting Warren Kennedy should give him every chance. IN THE SUMMERTIME looks a lively threat. He came from a bit far back after jumping from a wide draw and it was only his second start. QUICK RESPONSE is taking his time to come to hand. His stable has been in good form and he could overcome his wide draw to threaten. WORD FOR WORD got close on the poly and like QUICK RESPONSE is one from which to watch for improvement back on turf.

Selections:

#1 Forward Spell, #5 In The Summertime, #11 Quick Response, #3 Word For Word

Greyville, 14.05.2022, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R150.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: SHE’S A KEEPER is weighted to bring home the KRA East Coast Cup even if prepping for bigger heats. She wasn’t far off top-class opposition in the Empress Club Stakes and is very good at this venue. BLACK SILVER needed her local debut badly. She should come on nicely. OPERA GLASS was in top form before dropping in distance last time. She wasn’t far off star three-year-old Rain In Holland and rates a big chance. KEEP ON DANCING is a lot better than her last try at this venue and has drawn well. CAPETOWN BEAUTY is an improving youngster – watch out.

Selections:

#8 She’s A Keeper, #5 Opera Glass, #2 Black Silver, #1 Capetown Beauty

Greyville, 14.05.2022, Race 7, Gallops, 1900m, Turf, R350.000, 14:48GMT+2

Race Summary: Many are out to prove their worth for the upcoming Hollywoodbets Durban July. It will be amazing to see dual July winner DO IT AGAIN in action and as he is best weighted he could show his class. Past him it is open. Three-year-old LITIGATION is better than his last run which was over a distance short of his best. He will be tested. MOUNT ANDERSON impressed last time and he could be the dark horse this season. GAINSFORD is another who may yet not have shown how good he really is. CRIMSON KING, SHAMPOMPO SHAMPIZI, CROWN TOWERS and TRISTFUL are capable.

Selections:

#6 Do It Again, #8 Mount Anderson, #4 Litigation, #10 Gainsford

Greyville, 14.05.2022, Race 8, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R100.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Not easy. The one to watch could be TABEBUIA. He is highly regarded having taken his chances in the SA Derby. He may go a lot better over the shorter trip and could make a winning return. SUPER SILVER was also tested last time. He didn’t make a big impression but was found to be not striding freely. Chance if he doesn’t need it after rest. HINCKLEY over-raced on the poly on local debut. That run is best ignored and for a stable that is in form could make good improvement. BAT OUT OF HELL caught the eye last time and has draw No 1. MANHATTEN CAFE is one of many with a winning chance.

Selections:

#10 Tabebuia, #7 Super Silver, #8 Hinckley, #1 Bat Out Of Hell

Greyville, 14.05.2022, Race 9, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R120.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Powerful sprint including four Grade 1 winners but many will prep for the upcoming Golden Horse Sprint. Rested AL SAKEET was second in the track’s premier sprint – the Grade 1 Mercury Sprint – and he could make amends as he has raced fresh. CARTEL CAPTAIN is overdue and having drawn well can finally add to his tally. Youngsters COIN SPINNER and AMBIORIX must be taken seriously. The former has a light weight and can make it count but the latter has the better gate. 2021 Golden Horse winner BATTLE FORCE is best weighted and must be included.

Selections:

#4 Al Sakeet, #3 Cartel Captain, #8 Coin Spinner, #2 Ambiorix

Greyville, 14.05.2022, Race 10, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R100.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: FATEFUL DAY is back home and looks to be well placed in this handicap. He has drawn well to boot. SPY MASTER may have done too much over 1600m on the turf last time. He is still improving and should appreciate the drop in trip. But he has a wide draw to overcome. RUNNING RIFLES is getting better with maturity. He needs to be taken seriously back on the turf track. SPECIALLY SELECTED blew his field away when trying this distance. He has drawn perfectly and could represent a bit of value. VOLDEMORT improved on local debut when trying the poly. He could confirm.

Selections:

#3 Fateful Day, #9 Spy Master, #6 Running Rifles, #2 Specially Selected

Best Win: #8 SHE’S A KEEPER

Best Value Bet: #10 TABEBUIA

Best Longshot: #10 TABEBUIA