Viv Greybe: Onesie will be unaffected by the late change from turf to polytrack, and could make it a “three-sie” for new trainer Mark Dixon in the main race at Greyville on Wednesday, a Pinnacle Stakes for females over 1600m.
This four-year-old, who is long overdue a third career win, was a close third over 2000m at Scottsville three runs back and followed up with a fast-finishing second over this course and distance.
She was then rested and relocated to the Dixon yard, and made a most encouraging comeback after three months. After finding betting support she again put in her best work late over the Greyville poly 1600, but was unable to get to Osprey.
However, with the benefit of that run and having the advantage of the best draw she should recover the losses. The two-time winner could be followed home by Lala and Karatage.
Anton Marcus doesn’t feature in the Pinnacle Stakes, but could be the right call for some other races as he seems to have a couple of good rides.
Perhaps the pick is in Race 5 where he takes the ride on James Goodman-trained Gimme Hope Johanna in a Maiden Plate (F&M) over 1400m.
This three-year-old showed good improvement in her last two outings, the last of which was an encouraging 2.75-length third over 1200m here despite not having a trouble-free run.
Making most appeal of the remainder are Victorious Diva, Kinglassie and Everlasting Love.
Marcus’ other standout ride comes in Race 8, where he partners smart debut poly winner In Clover. That was over 1200m back in June though, and she now tries 400m further in a competitive looking affair.
Best bet of the day appears Song Of Mitu in the lucky last. She has solid maiden form on the poly and after the scratching of Flight Club due to the change of surface from turf faces extremely limited opposition.