Bonginkosi Nkosi: Apprentice jockey Dennis Schwarz has been riding like a champion of late and is seen in the winner’s enclosure more often than not.
If his book of rides at Greyville on Sunday are any sort of indication, then he could creep a lot closer to the No 10 spot on the national jockeys’ championship log.
The youngster’s best chance at victory seems to be aboard Doug Campbell-trained Ruby Cove in Race 4, a FM Maiden Plate over 1900m on the Turf track.
Although this daughter of Mogok failed to produce the goods in her first nine performances, she has made tremendous progress in her last two outings, finishing close-up third both times.
There was a lot to like about her most recent performance over this course and distance when – from an appalling draw –she ran on stoutly to finish second behind Shoot The Wagon, beaten no more than 0.60 lengths
Unfortunately, she will once again have to contend with a bad draw – this time No 13 of 14.
The good news is that she has the best form in the field and tops the best handicapped column, so a loss is highly unlikely.
Duncan Howells-trained High Voltage has run crackers behind decent horses like African Warrior and Master Jay.
The manner in which he destroyed opposition in his barrier trial strongly suggests he is BiPot banker material when he lines up in Race 1, a Maiden Plate over 1000m.
He is weighted to win, gets the services of in-form Anton Marcus and that last performance eliminates any fear punters may have regarding fitness.
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