Brendan Gaillard: Trainer Alan Greeff has had a cracking last three months, winning with regularity, but it was the now three-year-old filly World Radar that reduced the man to tears when she won on debut.
The Soft Falling Rain filly was heavily backed to win and win she did.
It was an absolute rout, with World Radar finishing well clear of Glory Days, the margin being 6.75 lengths.
The runner-up was clearly not disgraced as she was some 10 lengths ahead of the third-placed finisher.
World Radar received a very high merit rating for her win with a mark of 105, but some have argued the soft going on the day must have contributed to the wide margins.
That is very high for a maiden juvenile winner at this centre so her second run is eagerly awaited.
Greeff has been quick to oblige and she turns up in Race 8 on the Fairview Polytrack on Friday.
She will start a short price and if she is as good on the Poly as she showed on the grass, she will be the banker bet for all exotics.
Yodalicious is the one most likely to chase her home.
The meeting does look competitive but two others on the day who could be worth a bet are Tom Tom in Race 3 and Jay’s Hawk in Race 4.
Tom Tom was a bit disappointing when only third last time out as he had previously finished well ahead of the two runners who beat him on this occasion. This 2200m will suit him better than the 1900m last time.
Jay’s Hawk has won twice over 2200m at this course and has been finishing well over shorter distances recently.
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