South Africa Horse Racing Previews: FAIRVIEW POLYTRACK@2023.03.31
Fairview Polytrack, 31.03.2023, Race 1, Gallops, 1900m, Poly, R65.000, 12:45GMT+2
Race Summary: There was not much between BELLE’S FIRST WAVE and JOE HARMAN when they met recently and they could possible fight it out. They both have had many chances to get out of the maiden ranks but could be at their best right now. VUVUZELA UMLILO battled to finish off his race and is trying further this time so is clearly not out of it. RED CENTRE has been consistent of late against her own sex and deserves some respect.
#6 Belle’s First Wave, #7 Joe Harman, #2 Vuvuzela Umlilo, #13 Red Centre
Fairview Polytrack, 31.03.2023, Race 2, Gallops, 1300m, Poly, R65.000, 13:20GMT+2
Race Summary: CAN’T CATCH ME had some fair KwaZulu-Natal form and can win on local debut. The only real concern is that she is trying the Polytrack for the first time. Her form is good enough to win. YGRITTE was a disappointment last time out. She is not an easy ride but will win her race. AFRODITE has not shone in her two local starts but trainer Alan Greeff is in very good form and she has a winning chance. LOVIN’ YOU BABY looks to be improving and ran well last time.
#1 Can’T Catch Me, #10 Short Sharp Shock, #3 Afrodite, #2 Ygritte
Fairview Polytrack, 31.03.2023, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R70.000, 13:55GMT+2
Race Summary: BONNAROO may have it all to do according to the handicapper’s ratings but she proved just in need of her local debut and could make good improvement and score. DREAM SCAPE probably ran above her rating when only 2.80 lengths behind Carbonada last time out and will do better this time. SPLASH OF GREEN, WINTER JOURNEY and I LIKE IT HOT are all better than their last runs would suggest and are capable of an upset on their best form.
#1 Bonnaroo, #9 Splash Of Green, #10 Winter Journey, #11 I Like It Hot
Fairview Polytrack, 31.03.2023, Race 4, Gallops, 1200m, Poly, R63.000, 14:30GMT+2
Race Summary: A tough race and a very tough meeting for punters. If Bonnaroo does us proud earlier on at this meeting then it might be worth being with CALLMEMRGREENLIGHT as an each-way play for this race. He was not far behind her last time and runs well enough on the Polytrack. We will also need to load the exotics. STAY THE COURSE won well last time out and jumps from stall No 1. MR BODACIOUS seems at his best on this surface. HIGHER PURPOSE has won twice on this surface and deserves respect. Ignore the last run of JOYOUS JUBILEE as he is back on his right surface. OPEN SECRET and FIERY DUKE would also not be surprise winners.
#15 Callmemrgreenlight, #10 Fiery Duke, #6 Open Secret, #5 Joyous Jubilee
Fairview Polytrack, 31.03.2023, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R87.500, 15:00GMT+2
Race Summary: A nice race to watch and the speed should be on from the starts. TIPSY TINA is very fast and has not been disgraced against the colts of late. She is not going to be easy to run down. FRANCA has won over the course and distance. RED BERRY is coming off a good win but would prefer 1200m. WISHFUL GIRL LINN makes her local debut but has run well on this surface. CIVIL RIGHTS and STOLEN KISS are both in with a winning chance as well.
#8 Tipsy Tina, #9 Variety Breeze, #5 Stolen Kiss, #3 Wishful Girl Linn
Fairview Polytrack, 31.03.2023, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Poly, R80.000, 15:35GMT+2
Race Summary: it is hard to be confident of finding the winner in this tough race. LEDELL’S ECHO is speedy and could make all. AL QAASIM gave his rivals a galloping lesson last time out but is also more at home over 1200m. FOREST SPY has been a disappointment this season but is down in class and can win a race like this. PRINCESS DEB’S tackles stronger but loves this course and distance. DELICASEA has been in good form and is another of many others in the race to consider.
#6 Ledell’s Echo, #2 Al Qaasim, #3 Forest Spy, #4 Princess Deb’s
Fairview Polytrack, 31.03.2023, Race 7, Gallops, 1300m, Poly, R87.500, 16:10GMT+2
Race Summary: If we thought Race 6 was hard this may be even tougher for punters. NAVAL SECRET looked an unlucky loser last time out and deserves to go one better but none of his rivals can be ruled out of it. Stable companion GREENLIGHTTOHEAVEN is very good on this surface and should run well once again. TARANTINO is hard to pass when in the mood. BOLD RESOLVE has been disappointing of late but could strike again one of these days. Stable companions CAPTAIN OUPIE and CAPTAIN MORISCO are also quite capable of winning.
#6 Naval Secret, #5 Greenlighttoheaven, #2 Bold Resolve, #3 Captain Oupie
Fairview Polytrack, 31.03.2023, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Poly, R73.500, 16:45GMT+2
Race Summary: Racing is hard to work out at the best of times and when one sees maiden winner at his 12th attempt, SPIRIT OF SILVANO, pick up an eight-point penalty for beating Joe Harman, a loser of 29 races, it makes the mind boggle. The handicapper may well be right and we are going for him, but this is a tougher race for him. Stable companion FIRE LORD returns from a break but is at least proven on the surface. ALINGALONGA is a winner the last time he was on the Polytrack and must be considered. MATSUYAMO was a good winner on this surface but that was the result of a good ride from his jockey. EL ROMIACHI is always a danger.
#2 Spirit Of Silvano, #3 Fire Lord, #4 Alingalonga, #8 Matsuyamo
Best Win: #1 CAN’T CATCH ME
Best Value Bet:
Best Longshot: #8 TIPSY TINA