Jack Milner: Swingers and Exactas look the bets to lineup at Scottsville on Wednesday.
There are some tricky races earlier in the day but Races 5, 6 and 7, in particular, lend themselves to that kind of bet.
In Race 5 you appear to have the ultimate two-horse race.
It looks to be the perfect clash between Born To Perform and Sovereign Spirit.
In fact, Betting World have the former at 11-10 with Sovereign Spirit at 18-10 with the rest at 8-1 and better.
Born To Perform, who is trained by Dennis Bosch, is bred in the purple. He is by champion sire Silvano out of top performing mare Dancer’s Daughter.
He won his first two starts, both over 1600m and then, returning from an almost five-month break, he was touched off in the final strides by G G’s Dynasty.
Born To Perform tries 1950m for the first time but on pedigree, should have no problem with the extra distance.
Sovereign Spirit began his racing career in Cape Town last year before joining Alyson Wright’s KwaZulu-Natal yard last January.
Both of his runs have been at Scottsville, finishing fifth over 1200m and then winning a Maiden Plate over 1600m.
Also beautifully bred – he cost R5.75 million as a yearling – the son of Dynasty has been gelded and that seems to have brought about the improvement. He clearly has lots of room for improvement and should make Born To Perform work hard for victory.
Donovan Dillon replaces indisposed Anton Marcus for Bosch and Bernard Fayd’Herbe is on Wright’s runner.
The Swingers and Exactas may not pay much but as the old expression goes, nobody went broke from making a profit.
G G’s Dynasty runs in Race 6 and he will have a lot of support after his victory over Born To Perform but he could be under threat from Collabro based on their 15 May run. Brett Crawford-trained G G’s Dynasty won the race but Bosch’s runner was beaten just 0.40 lengths and is now 3kg better off .
Marcus rode Collabro that day but was down to ride G G’s Dynasty this time. His replacement is Craig Zackey. Lyle Hewitson is aboard Collabro who gets blinkers for the first time.
Once again, these two should hold the balance of the field and once again, go with Exactas and Swingers.
Louis Goosen sends out Winter Blues in Race 7 and he has been racing in much stronger company. However, his merit rating has dropped significantly and that enables him to race in a MR 72 Handicap against much lower rated
With Fayd’Herbe up, he will be very hard to beat and in this race take Exactas with Winter Blues to win, and Sacred Journey, Blaze Of Silk, and Rocket Fire for second.
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