Bonginkosi Nkosi: Although the Glen Kotzen-trained Point Of Sale drifted from 15-2 to 9-1 on debut and was victim to inexperience, she produced a solid enough effort under jockey Warren Kennedy to suggest she will most likely win her next start.
Jumping from an advantageous No 3 draw, this speedy daughter of Var looks hard to oppose when she lines up against a number of long-time maidens in Race 3, a FM Maiden Plate over 1400m on the Greyville Polytrack today.
She has arguably the best form in this 12-horse field. Warren Kennedy will again be in the saddle, as he was when she was beaten a neck into second by Angel Bouquet.
But, considering her main rival, Jack’s Bird, tries racing on the synthetic surface for the first time, she can’t be an over-confident selection. Tread lightly.
Jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe is in exquisite form at the moment and should be seen in the winner’s enclosure with the Frank Robinson-trained Isikhwami Sami following the running of Race 4, a FM Maiden Plate over 1600m.
This three-year-old daughter of Golden Sword has finished second in two of her three career starts at this venue, including last time out when forced to contend with the worst draw of all, beaten a commendable 3.90 lengths by Anuchke’s Wings over 1900m.
And it did not help that the veterinarian reported that Isikhwami Sami made respiratory noises in running.
She is well drawn at No 2 on this occasion and although she doesn’t top the best-weighted column, the runner who does – Miss Jagger – returns from a 155-day stint off the racetrack and is also drawn worst of all so looks an unlikely winner.
Following two consecutive seconds, the Stuart Pettigrew-trained American Indian looks sure to register a sixth career victory when he lines up in Race 5, a MR 90 Handicap over 2000m.
He was a 2.60-length victor over this course and distance in January and if he produces a similar performance will make light work of these rivals.