Love Lyric can sing the right tune

Love Lyric can sing the right tune


Jack Milner: Some horses just do enough to win a race and while they might make you sweat as they approach the finishing post, they can often be better horses to follow. 

The reason is the handicappers are a lot kinder to horses who win by a head than those who win by four lengths. 

Love Lyric looks to be one of those runners. This four-year-old daughter of Black Minnaloushe has only raced seven times for three wins. She has won her last two starts but the first one was a short-head victory over Wonder Worker and in her next start she beat Summer In The City by 0.75 lengths. Both races were over 1600m. 

She was penalised 1kg for the first win and just 1.5kg for the second so she comes into Race 4 at Scottsville, a MR 74 Handicap for fillies and mares over 1600m, with just 55.5kg. It is 4kg less than she carried last time but that was in an FM 62 Handicap so she is up in class.  

She also has the benefit of jumping from No 1 draw and that should assist jockey Athandiwe Mgudlwa to have her in a handy position where she generally like to be. 

Roy Is Second might live up to his name despite having Anthony Delpech in the irons. He teams up with trainer Alyson Wright and they have a great record together. However, this daughter of Horse Chestnut appears to prefer 1400m, as well as the Polytrack at Greyville.

Moon Princess is returning from a 102-day layoff but she has decent form. The bigger concern is that she has been running in the Western Cape and might still need the run. Stuart Randolph takes the ride for the Glen Kotzen yard. 

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