Fairview Preview – 2 December


South Africa Horse Racing Previews: FAIRVIEW POLYTRACK@2022.12.02

Fairview Polytrack, 02.12.2022, Race 1, Gallops, 1300m, Poly, R65.000, 12:35GMT+2

Race Summary: MAKAHA BEACH was only run out of it very late last time. The course and distance suits and she can go one better this time. A wide draw may be a problem for her jockey. Gavin Smith-trained runners remain in good form and BURNING MOON has put in two good efforts so far and should be right there at the finish. WHO ARE YOU showed improvement on local debut and could have more to offer. GIRL SCOUT put in a good run last time around but is a tricky customer. DREAM STAR, TEXAS TORNADO and newcomer EXECUTOR all have to be considered as well in an intriguing race.



#1 Makaha Beach, #7 Burning Moon, #8 Executor, #5 Dream Star

Fairview Polytrack, 02.12.2022, Race 2, Gallops, 1300m, Poly, R65.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: MR BODACIOUS found betting support on local debut and was not disgraced. He has been a disappointment up to now but it would not be a surprise were he to go one better this time and win a race. More was expected of FEDERAL RESERVE on local debut. That run was, however, against winners so he should be a big player back in maiden company. SIBERIAN FOX needs to do more to win a race but could play a minor role. A wide draw was certainly against CAPTAIN MORNE last time but he probably could have done better. He can earn some more money. OPENING CEREMONY returned to form with a nice run and has a chance. HAMLET is clearly better than his last run and could earn some money.


#2 Mr Bodacious, #1 Federal Reserve, #4 Captain Morne, #5 Hamlet

Fairview Polytrack, 02.12.2022, Race 3, Gallops, 1900m, Poly, R82.500, 13:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Some bang-in-form runners and we should see a competitive finish. HEARTSEASE has been good without winning in her last two starts and could be ready to win again. IDEAL ANGEL beat the boys last time out and could follow up. DANCE OF FLAMES has proved hard to catch right on the day but is capable of running well. All four of WILLOW LANE wins have been on turf but she was not disgraced in her only Polytrack run and is not out of it. WILDEST DREAMS has been ultra-consistent to date and has a winning chance.


#3 Heartsease, #1 Ideal Angel, #6 Wildest Dreams, #5 Willow Lane

Fairview Polytrack, 02.12.2022, Race 4, Gallops, 2200m, Poly, R60.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: QUASIMODO was a bitter disappointment last time out in the Western Cape. He has changed trainers and looks a big runner on Polytrack debut. It is a Maiden Handicap though, so others have to be considered. BELLE’S FIRST WAVE has shown promise in local starts and has a winning chance. DOUGLAS DEVASTATOR is in good form and could like the longer distance. JACK HARMAN is a long-time battler but is in good heart. ANTONIA AUGUSTA has been consistent of late and could play a minor role.


#3 Quasimodo, #2 Douglas Devastator, #4 Joe Harman, #1 Belle’s First Wave

Fairview Polytrack, 02.12.2022, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R80.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Filly DOUBLE DESTINY has been running good races without winning recently and gets her chance for success. Stable companion DAMMI has been consistent of late but tackles a bit stronger. PURE MAVERICK has changed trainers recently and his form is good enough to run a big race in this line-up. INDY VIEW is surely better than his last run suggests and returns to the Polytrack. PERFECTION has improved with each run. This is his first taste of the Polytrack but he could be anything.


#7 Double Destiny, #4 Perfection, #2 Pure Maverick, #3 Indy View

Fairview Polytrack, 02.12.2022, Race 6, Gallops, 1300m, Poly, R65.500, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: VERIFIED remains in good form. He only found an improving stable companion a bit better last time out and is the one to beat in a tough race. Stable companion THEN IN FOCUS has been tackling stronger in his recent starts but is a wide-margin winner on the Polytrack and has a winning chance. CAN COL put in a disappointing run last time. This course and distance suits and he should bounce back to form and has to be respected. TRAVEL MASTER has been running on late in most of his races and could take to this track and distance.


#7 Verified, #1 Then In Focus, #2 Can Col, #4 Tuk Tuk

Fairview Polytrack, 02.12.2022, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R90.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: More was probably expected of FLY MY FLAG last time. She was well weighted in that race. This shorter distance suits her better and she can return to winning ways. FRANCA probably needed her last run when firmly put in her place by rival FLY MY FLAG. She should at least finish closer this time. GILLIAN ANNE is unreliable but is capable of a storming finish when in the mood. STOLEN KISS is in good form and should run well once again. RED BERRY is in good form and should fight out the finish yet again.


#2 Fly My Flag, #7 Red Berry, #8 Stolen Kiss, #1 Franca

Fairview Polytrack, 02.12.2022, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R73.500, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: A nice race to end a tough card. NAVAL SECRET has been in very good form since coming to this province but will be giving away chunks of weight to his rivals. ROCK GARDEN has won over this course and distance and has a place chance. AL QAASIM always has to be considered in races over this course and distance. Since blinkers were removed CRUZADOR has run some nice races and could be ready to win. Stable companion JET MIRAGE is unreliable but could get into the places. MY AMI BEACH is better drawn this time and is better than her merit rating would suggest.


#1 Naval Secret, #4 Cruzador, #5 Jet Mirage, #3 Al Qaasim

Best Win: #2 FLY MY FLAG

Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #3 HEARTSEASE

Author: Melissa