Back Marcus and bank it

Back Marcus and bank it


Bonginkosi Nkosi: There is honestly no better jockey to trust with delivering a Pick six banker than jockey Anton “Superman” Marcus, who has built an impressive 30.05% win-strike rate.

The former champion jockey should boost this winning percentage when he teams up with the Alyson Wright-trained Macallan in Race 2, a Maiden Plate over 1000m at the Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack  on Sunday.

The meeting was switched from the Scottsville turf due to heavy rain, but Macallan has placed in all three runs on the surface, and the pole position draw is now solidly in his favour. 

Although this three-year-old son of Ideal World has become costly to follow – for all those who’ve backed him for the win – you can’t deny the fact he tries hard, having never been out of the first four in his five career starts.

He ran an absolute cracker in his most recent offering over this distance, gutsily fighting Elementary to finish third, beaten 0.50 lengths.

Marcus’ mount is the joint best-weighted runner alongside Nikhils Inn – who renews rivalry – and finished ahead of the selection last time.

The reason one should give Macallan one more chance is because he was brushed in the latter stages on that occasion.

Yogas Govender-trained Bayview Express looks a worthy Pick 6 banker in Race 8, a Maiden Plate over 1950m.
This son of Jackson produced a career best result when running on from a hopeless position passing in the dying stages to finish second behind Han Solo over 1750m.

The manner in which this colt finished off that race strongly suggests he will prove most lethal over Sunday’s 1950m.
To strengthen his case, that last form line has also produced a winner.

Bayview Express tops the best-weighted column and has good form so one can’t help but believe he will show this lot a clean pair of heels. The only chink in his armour is the fact he jumps from stall gate No 11 in this 13-horse field.


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