Sniper to take a shot

Sniper to take a shot


Brendan Gaillard: Trainer Alan Greeff has a strong hand in the opening leg of the Pick 6 – Race 3 – at Fairview on Monday with Chakri and Deepston.

Although stable jockey Greg Cheyne will be aboard the filly Chakri it may be worthwhile being with Deepston.

This Var gelding was full of running when having his first run for Greeff and beating Reconnaissance by 3.25 lengths over 1400m.

That distance flatters the runner-up and Deepston could have won by a lot further.

It was his first taste of the Fairview Polytrack course and Deepston clearly loved it and it is also worth noting that it was the gelding’s first run since June so he could be even fitter this time. The step up to 1600m will not be a problem.

Charles Ndlovu will be aboard Deepston and he will also be the rider for the value bet of the card, Arabian Sniper in Race 2.

Arabian Sniper found betting support on his local debut and although finding the 1000m too short he was making good late progress to finish fourth on this surface.

He was a bit disappointing in his next start when only fifth on the turf. Back on the Polytrack and stepped up to 1600m he can score at Eachway odds.

Punters need bankers in the exotics and Spirit Of Song could do the business in Race 4. This Jackson gelding has been holding his form nicely and is course and distance suited. It is a weak field and visiting rider Marco van Rensburg will be keen to get a winner at this meeting.

Good Times Roll and First Charm look likely to fight out the finish in the opening event, so the Swinger bet 4×10 is on.

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