Viv Greybe: Champion jockey Anthony Delpech should have his legion of fans in the payout queue at Scottsville on Sunday when partnering some bright prospects on the eight-event card.
His first strike should come in Race 2 when teamed up with Dean Kannemeyer-trained One Man Show who looks the best bet on the card. Delpech was aboard the four-year-old who racked up three wins in a row over ground, but he missed the ride in the gelding’s subsequent outing when fifth over 1950m at Scottsville.
However, with Delpech reunited the combination should be back in the winner’s enclosure. The gelding could be followed home by stablemate Mr O’Neill, Pyrenees In Spain and Chicago Beat.
Trainer Alyson Wright has called on the services of Delpech once again for Root Beer who steps out in Race 4, a Maiden Plate over 2400m. Unplaced in his first two outings, the three-year-old made smart improvement in his subsequent outing when ridden by Delpech for the first time over the course and distance. The gelding led for much of the race and finished a promising second. He will be sharper this time and should go one better.
Delpech will be aboard Brett Crawford-trained two-time winner Redeemer again in Race 6 and looks up to the task in a MR 83 Handicap over 1600m. The four-year-old won by an increasing two lengths last time over the course and distance in a MR 74 Handicap and though up in class should complete the double.
The same combination has a bright chance to claim top honours in Race 7 with Sunset Eyes who contests a MR 84 Handicap. Delpech was aboard the four-year-old for the first time in his most recent outing when winning decisively over 1400m at this course, and a similar effort should see the gelding post his third career win. Others to be considered in Pick 6, Jackpot, Trifecta and Quartet bets are Monte Christo and Cumulus.