Landing in America

Landing in America


Brendan Gaillard: It should take a lot to prevent trainer Alan Greeff and American Landing from scoring at Fairview on Friday.

This Dynasty gelding has been the runner-up is both his recent runs and more was expected of him.

This time he should go one better in Race 6 on the Fairview turf.

Mangrove, with blinkers on for the first time, got first run on him and although American Landing was doing his best work at the finish he didn’t get to Mangrove in his penultimate start, which was over this course and distance.

In his latest start American Landing looked to be travelling best 200m from home but once again could not go past Seeking Wisdom at the finish.

Jockey Greg Cheyne gets another chance aboard him and can overturn the 0.75 lengths he was beaten by Mangrove as he is 1kg better off.

The consistent Earth Hour is a threat and will be running on at the finish.

The feature for the day is the Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery, Race 7, over 1200m It is an interesting affair with some talented juvenile fillies on show.

Trainer Justin Snaith sends down talented Favorita and she could be the one to beat. This Gimmethegreenlight filly was caught very late by Dad’s Catch on her debut and that form has been good with Dad’s Catch winning again after that.

Favorita was seen to be doing her best work at the finish when fourth behind the promising Delta Queen and although she clearly will be at her best over a bit further she may pack too many guns for her rivals.

In Race 2 we may be able to get some Eachway value out of Forbidden Affair as this Warm White Night gelding returns to the turf.

Forbidden Affair was well-beaten on the Polytrack last time but it was his penultimate start, when runner-up on the turf, that could be the pick of the form for this race.

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