There has been no letting up by trainer Gavin Smith and he must be pretty confident by now he is likely to lift this season’s Eastern Cape Champion Trainer title, but arch-rival Alan Greeff will not give up the fight and he could pull off a few winners at Fairview on Friday.
It could start as early as Race 1 as his filly Sugarberry is in good form and looks the main danger to the once-raced Eclair.
Sugarberry has more experience and her jockey, Greg Cheyne, is at his very best when having to chase down his rival.
Stable companion Coastal Path was a fluent winner on debut and looks the likely favourite in Race 2.
He drew away for a nice win over rival Indy View and the step-up in distance is likely to suit.
Sailaway With Me may not be winning too many races but her winning turn does not look to be far away, and she looks the right one in Race 4.
This Duke Of Marmalade filly made good late progress in her last start and the blinkers seemed to have worked with her.
Handicap racing is always tough and the last four races should be competitive but there are two more Greeff runners that need to be included in all the exotics.
Punters are of the opinion Cheyne owes them a winner or two recently and Bold Resolve was clearly caught too far back in his last start so could make amends in Race 6.
Vida Futura was supported in the betting on his local debut and looked and unlucky loser.
He could go one better.