Monday trainer comments

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Monday trainer comments

SHARON KOTZEN

Here are the trainer comments ahead of today’s race meeting at Fairview.

RACE 1

SHARON KOTZEN

2 KATASHA – Hoping for improvement.

8 OYSTER BAR – has had excuses for her last two and can do better.

ALAN GREEFF

7 TUNGSTEN – showed improvement in her last and I am hoping she follows up.

9 FIRST CHARM – ran a really great race on debut last time out, the draw here is a concern, but she has an Eachway chance.

GAVIN SMITH

6 SISTER LEE – Hoping for improvement.

 

RACE 2

GAVIN SMITH

2 CROISADE DE VERITE – can place.

MONTANA TURNER

5 QUARARI’S VALENTYN – was very green on debut, but did run on late. He will still need this run’s experience and further, but I am hoping for improvement.

 

RACE 3

SHARON KOTZEN

1 GOLD PACT – is drawn well and back to maidens only company; a good run is expected.

GAVIN SMITH

2 ROCKS AND DAGGERS – always has a place chance.

5 FALLING FOR YOU – is coming to peak.

JACQUES STRYDOM

6 NEWS ALERT – Hoping for improvement.

DUNCAN MCKENZIE

7 WHISPERING JACK – tries further, he does need gelding but has improved.

 

RACE 4

ALAN GREEFF

5 EPIC STORM – loves the Poly and though up in class is definitely a runner.

TARA LAING

6 ARANJUEZ – ran a good race against stronger last time out, he likes this distance and must have a good chance.

9 THE SILVA FOX – ran a much better race in his last, he would prefer a bit further but on his good last must also have a good chance.

JACQUES STRYDOM

1 FRIKKIE – could find the 1900m sharp, but he is always giving of his best and can find the frame.

10 MAHIR – won another great race on Friday. He is up in class here, but in strong form he is not without chance.

SHARON KOTZEN

2 MULTI GOLD – will find the 1900m short, so the blinkers go on to try and help as he can be lazy in the running. He loves the Poly and if it’s not too quick he can place. 

8 ANGEL OF ATHENS – would ideally also want further, but she can hold her own and fit and well is definitely in with a chance.

 GAVIN SMITH

4 SEATTLE SWING – has a Quartet chance.

 

RACE 5

GAVIN SMITH

2 MASTER NEWTON – is holding form well and should be there again.

5 DUET – is expected to improve.

ALAN GREEFF

6 I LOVE MAMBO – is holding form and can be thereabouts again.

SHARON KOTZEN

7 CHIEF BLACK HORSE – He’s back in trip and will try a shakeup in race tactics which can hopefully bring about the necessary improvement.

 JACQUES STRYDOM

3 CHESTNUT WILD – is capable of better than last run and will enjoy the good draw. 

4 PEN-CHAN –  is also capable of better than last run and will enjoy the good draw. The blinkers are off Pen-Chan. Both horses can earn.

 

RACE 6

ALAN GREEFF

3 QUAKESHAKE – is badly drawn, she has unfortunately lost her form and I’m hoping for improvement.

7 CLIFTON BEACH – is never far back and always has a place chance.

9 LADYSMITH – was unlucky in her last, caught too far back. She has an Eachway shout.

TARA LAING

5 TRAVEL GUIDE – will be much better suited to the 1300m, the shorter trips of late have been a bit quick.

11 THOKZINE – is back from a break, we’re hoping she is also better suited to the 1300m.

SHARON KOTZEN

12 BEAUTIFUL BEAT – has had no luck with draws and again has a wide draw to overcome. This could be a touch short and we are just hoping for a fair run.

DUNCAN MCKENZIE

1 READY SET GO – hoping for improvement.

10 KEEPING SECRETS – could prefer grass but I’m hoping for improvement.

GAVIN SMITH

4 LOVE TALK – enjoys track and trip and can place.

6 STEADY WAY – is expected to improve.

 

RACE 7

JACQUES STRYDOM

1 BOUNTIFUL STRENGTH – is back from an enforced break and if he doesn’t just need this he could perhaps place. 

7 BENEFICIARY – has done very well so far in her two starts, another good run is expected and she has an Eachway chance.

ALAN GREEFF

8 RACINE – is working well, she races off fair Cape form and has an Eachway chance. 

9 QUEEN OF THE ROSES – hoping for improvement.

GAVIN SMITH

2 EXALTATION – has done well over course and distance and he can place.

SHARON KOTZEN

6 PRINCESS BLITZ – we had to ease off her in prep, so hoping she doesn’t just need this, if not, she can earn, even though against the boys.

 

RACE 8

ALAN GREEFF

2 PIERINA – has place chance.

5 REGAL RUBY – has place chance.

6 SEATTLE MERMAID – was a well deserved winner in her last and has a chance again here.

DUNCAN MCKENZIE

3 BUSHY PARK – will run well, she was too far back in her last.

11 FURLA – showed much improvement in her last and can be there again.

GAVIN SMITH

4 FLAME UP – is drawn wide, but does have a Quartet chance.

JACQUES STRYDOM

7 GO SNOW GIRL GO – was disappointing last time out. She is working well and improvement is expected.

9 TREE OF LIFE – has possibly needed her last two and can also improve.

10 HONEY SUITE – ran a great race on Friday and can be there again.

MONTANA TURNER

1 LAW AND ORDER – Her merit rating needs to drop and she has a tough task at the weights, but I am hopeful of a fair run.

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