Trainer comments ahead of today’s racemeeting at Scottsville.
Dennis Drier/Stuart Ferrie: No 5 Dune Dance has run two improved races with the aid of blinkers and should be included in quartets.
Paul Gadsby: No 11 Live My Dream had a decent barrier trial. Has a place chance.
Paul Lafferty: No 2 Katie’s Treasure is working well and in good order so I’m expecting a big run from her.
Garth Puller: No 4 Astute Vision ran a very good race last time out on the poly. She’s doing nicely at home but may just need a bit further. No 12 Mouille Point will need this run.
Wayne Badenhorst: No 9 Joint Effort will prefer a bit further and may still need this run.
Doug Campbell: No 4 Bird On A Wire will need this run. No 6 Firehawk will need this run.
Dennis Drier/Stuart Ferrie: No 10 Murphy’s Station could prefer a bit further and is still a bit green.
Garth Puller: No 3 August Red should need this run and further. No 7 Great Guy has his first run back since his gelding and should find this a bit sharp. No 8 Interstate should need this run and possibly better over 1400 meters.
Paul Gadsby: No 12 Sherwinz Joy is battling so far. Hoping for some improvement.
Dean Kannemeyer: No 3 Dutch Alley has his first run back since being gelded. He may need the run but can be included in the exotics.
Paul Lafferty: No 2 Ponzi will still need this run.
Mike Miller: No 10 Power To Command ran a nice barrier trial and is in with a definite place chance.
Garth Puller: No 7 Brooklyn is doing nicely but may still need more experience. No 14 Twice Golden ran a good race first time out but may need one more run and a bit further.
Wayne Badenhorst: No 8 Lady Sharon was in need of her last run and I’m expecting improvement.
Dennis Bosch: No 5 Jamie’s Joy is fresh out of maiden company and faces a tougher task here.
Mike Miller: No 4 Carmella has her first run out of maiden company but she is very well and I’m hoping for a decent run.
Garth Puller: No 11 Bequia may prefer the polytrack and also has a difficult draw to contend with.
Dennis Drier/Stuart Ferrie: No 5 Goliath Heron is working well at home and is one to include in exotics. No 1 Sand And Sea is unbeaten at this course but could be more effective over 1200m.
Garth Puller: No 8 Boeing City has won a very gutsy race last time. She’s a speedy filly and although she meets stronger opposition, she could make the frame again.
Paul Gadsby: No 5 Missy J comes back from a long rest, will need the run.
Garth Puller: No 3 First Sighting has been a bit disappointing in her last two races but she is working well and I’m hoping she can place.
Doug Campbell: No 12 Vallanaut is nicely weighted, good place chance.
Julie Dittmer No 11 Purple And Gold seems to be better suited to the turf than the polytrack and I expect her to give a good account of herself.
Dennis Drier/Stuart Ferrie: No 8 Silver Prancer always finishes thereabouts and should be competitive in this field.
Paul Gadsby: No 2 Isla Morada has a place chance.
Mike Miller: No 5 Karatage is probably my best runner on the day. She is extremely consistent and although she will be racing over a longer trip, I don’t think she will find the distance beyond her.
Doug Campbell: No 4 Stunning Guest improved last run, hoping to place.
Julie Dittmer No 6 Persona Grata is improving all the while and can be included in quartets.
Dean Kannemeyer: No 11 Ice Baron will probably still need the experience and is looking for further but can be included in exotics.
Paul Lafferty: No 10 Gilded Age – His last run can be ignored. He has shown improved work in the blinkers and is one to include in the quartets. No 7 Mighty Smart – The form of his last run was franked by What A Blast, who won again and he comes in here with a big chance.
Garth Puller: No 2 Mana Santana tries further and I’m hoping for an improved run.