Viv Greybe: Yvette Bremner-trained Veeipee Club has the right credentials to claim her first feature race win on Friday when teamed up with champion apprentice Lyle Hewitson on the Fairview Polytrack in Race 7, the R110,000 Aloe Handicap for three-year-old fillies over 1300m.
This daughter of Jay Peg was unplaced in her first two runs, but then partnered by Hewitson for the first time she ran out a decisive winner over 1600m on grass at Greyville and followed up with a gutsy win over the same course and distance.
Switched to the Polytrack next time, the Bremner-Hewitson combination completed the 1600m hat-trick in fine style. The speedy filly was not disgraced in her following outing after a rest when carrying 59.5kg and finishing third on grass.
Charles Ndlovu had the ride in the filly’s subsequent run when she stepped up in class and was a game 0.75-length second at the Polytrack over 1600m. The filly will be sharper with the benefit of that run and reunited with Hewitson should post her fourth career win.
Her main threat is one-time winner What A Player (Greg Cheyne) out of Alan Greeff’s stable. This R300,000-purchase was placed in her first three outings but recovered some of the losses in her subsequent run when scoring smartly by 3.25 lengths over 1400m.
Also in with claims is top-weight Mega Scene (Ndlovu) from Greeff’s stable. Backed second time out, the filly was a clear-cut winner over 1200m at the Polytrack. Then switched to grass she ran on strongly to score by an increasing 0.75 lengths.
The pick of the others are Rocksette, Burning Mist and Joking Dice.
Bremner and Hewitson could also have first and last say at the nine-event meeting. The consistent filly Seattle Lily looks on target to exit the maiden ranks in Race 1 over 1000m. She was a close second in her last two runs with Hewitson aboard over 1000m at the Polytrack and could go one better this time.
Three-time winner Meritocracy has an equally bright chance of success in Race 9, a MR 68 Handicap for fillies and mares over 1300m. Hewitson was aboard in the mare’s last two runs over 1300m at the Polytrack where she snatched victory and followed up with a fast-finishing one-length third.