Fairview Preview – 20 May

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South Africa Horse Racing Previews: FAIRVIEW POLYTRACK@2022.05.20

Fairview Polytrack, 20.05.2022, Race 1, Gallops, 1300m, Poly, R65.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: FORBIDDEN BEAST showed nothing on this surface last time out. He did a bit better before that so could play a minor role at best. Stable companion HONEST QUEST has some fair form and should go close to winning in this weak race. KUZNETSOV was a disappointment on local debut. He may have needed that run after a stable change and trying the Polytrack for the first time. A much better run from him is expected this time. GLITTERFOX has lost her way lately but is capable of earning some minor money.

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Selections:

#2 Honest Quest, #3 Kuznetsov, #6 Then In Focus, #7 Eurydice

Fairview Polytrack, 20.05.2022, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R65.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: JACKSONVILLE has only modest form so far but could make vast improvement after a change of trainer and trying the Polytrack for the first time. IRISH SEA is holding his form well and should fight out the finish once again. SILVAN PARK seems better than his last run and blinkers are back on so could be the surprise package of the race. POWER SURGE has improved with each run lately and could go one better. DAWN RAIDER is battling to win but could finish in the money once again. KING OF LUV was behind POWER SURGE when they met but is improving and has a winning chance.

Selections:

#4 Power Surge, #1 Jacksonville, #7 King Of Luv, #2 Irish Sea

Fairview Polytrack, 20.05.2022, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R65.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: A competitive-looking race. MAGIC MOMENTS was a disappointment in her last start. A change of trainers and a switch to the Polytrack should see a much better performance and she has a winning chance. SILVER SLIPPERS has had many opportunities to win a race and clearly does not find much when she really needs it but one of these days she is likely to score. GIFT OF GIVING was not disgraced on her local debut and should go close to winning. MI MI APPLE PIE has made the trip from Cape Town and an improved run is likely.

Selections:

#3 Gift Of Giving, #1 Magic Moments, #4 Mi Mi Apple Pie, #2 Silver Slippers

Fairview Polytrack, 20.05.2022, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R82.500, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: FERRARI ICE has been in very good form on the turf lately and the Polytrack holds no fears for him and he is the one to beat. STAR OF THE SOUTH is getting closer to FERRARI ICE and could earn some more money. WINGS OF FIRE is well drawn and could finish in the money. EL ROMIACHI has been unreliable of late but does have stable jockey Greg Cheyne in the irons. Stable companions ALADO’S PRIDE and the reserve runner COFFEE BREAK are both in fine form and have winning chances.

Selections:

#2 Ferrari Ice, #9 El Romiachi, #10 Alado’s Pride, #13 Zig Zag

Fairview Polytrack, 20.05.2022, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Poly, R90.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: DIVINE ODYSSEY has looked good all year and his four wins on the trot have been impressive. It is a decent field but he is well weighted and should be the right one. MARMARA SEA was not disgraced when chasing home a decent stable companion last time out and tries this longer distance on his favourite surface. Stable companions from the in-form Gavin Smith yard, JAEGER MOON and ANCIENT TIMES, are both coming off good runs and are clearly not out of it. HERODOTUS may be better over a shorter distance but deserves some respect.

Selections:

#1 Divine Odyssey, #5 Ancient Times, #4 Herodotus, #3 Jaeger Moon

Fairview Polytrack, 20.05.2022, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R65.500, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: PARIS OPERA remains in good heart but does have a difficult draw for her jockey to deal with. WHAT A BLIZZARD tries blinkers for the first time and could be the surprise package. FORWARD MARCH always tries her best and has not been beaten far in her recent runs so must be considered. AFTER THE STORM returned to form with a nice win last time out but is clearly unreliable. PRINCESS OF WINTER and ROYAL WELCOME are capable of better than what they showed last time out. SPACE ODDITY makes her local debut and it could be a winning one.

Selections:

#9 Royal Welcome, #10 Space Oddity, #1 Paris Opera, #4 After The Storm

Fairview Polytrack, 20.05.2022, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R65.500, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Stable companions from the Alan Greeff yard, MESMERIZING MOON and PINK LEGACY are both capable of winning a race like this and must be included in all exotics. QUICK COUNT from the same yard also shows pace and could keep going this time. TIME OFF is improving and must be considered. CAPE DIAMOND was a very easy maiden winner last time out and could be better than rated. ZULU WAR CRY has made the trip from Gauteng and is coming off a decent run so could score.

Selections:

#11 Zulu War Cry, #6 Quick Count, #7 Cape Diamond, #2 Pink Legacy

Fairview Polytrack, 20.05.2022, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R63.000, 16:35GMT+2

Race Summary: A tough race to finish a difficult card. TICKET TO RIDE is in good form and looks the one to beat. KNAVE OF DIAMONDS is clearly better than his last run and could be the surprise package. WINTER ASSEMBLY was not far behind TICKET TO RIDE when they last met so clearly has a winning chance. TUK TUK returned to form when winning on this surface last time out and must be considered. Stable companion STAY THE COURSE is unreliable but could finish in the money. GREAT GUY likes this surface and must be considered a possible winner.

Selections:

#2 Ticket To Ride, #5 Winter Assembly, #6 Tuk Tuk, #7 Stay The Course

Best Win: #1 DIVINE ODYSSEY

Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #9 ROYAL WELCOME