Love Happens at Durbanville

0
Love Happens at Durbanville

ROBERT KHATHI

Jack Milner: If a punter had to choose one South African racecourse where the expression “horses for courses” best applies, it has to be Durbanville.

One might get a runner with wonderful form at Kenilworth and it goes to Durbanville and fails. It is a tight-turning, undulating course and with all races around the tight turn, low draws are often a massive advantage, especially over the shorter distances.

Therefore, horses with proven Durbanville form are often at an advantage. With that in mind, Love Happens in Race 4, a MR 102 Handicap over 1800m, could be the banker on today’s card.

Justin Snaith’s charge looks well in at the weights with his obvious danger, Crome Yellow, and he has won at Durbanville.

It is a while ago since he last raced at the track but he did win a MR 76 Handicap over 1600m at Durbanville in August 2018.

The last time the pair met was in August last year and Crome Yellow beat Love Happens by 2.40 lengths but is now 10kg worse off.

Love Happens did not race again until last month when he put up a decent 3.70 lengths behind Nexus over 1500m at Kenilworth. As long as he does not suffer the effects of a second run after a layoff, a repeat of his last performance should be good enough to win this event. Robert Khathi rode him in that race and Snaith a kept his aboard the five-year-old son of Silvano.

The danger clearly remains Crome Yellow who has been in consistent form but he has not raced for almost six months.

Jack Milner’s selections

Race 1: 1 My Bestie, 6 Hoedspruit, 2 Captains World, 8 Northern Song

Race 2: 8 Dazzling Sun, 1 Caya Coco, 4 Zarina, 2 Flower Of Saigon

Race 3: 10 Tanzanite Queen, 8 Stuck On You, 5 French Fling, 12 Variety Breeze

Race 4: 4 Love Happens, 1 Crome Yellow, 3 Cedar Man, 2 Princess Irene

Race 5: 11 Policy Target, 3 Pannington, 4 Silver Sky, 10 Billy No Mates

Race 6: 8 Our Prized Jewel, 6 Caribbean Sunset, 11 Windsor Beat, 1 Dark Crystal

Race 7: 4 Diva’s Express, 1 Meet At The George, 2 Rocamadour, 3 Jolly Josephine

Race 8: 9 Tambora, 14 Cyber Law, 10 Final Appeal, 7 Regimental

 

BEST BET

Race 4 No 4 Love Happens

 

VALUE BET

Race 5 No 11 Policy Target

 

BEST SWINGER

Race 4 1×4

 

BIPOT

R216

Leg 1: 1, 2, 6

Leg 2: 1, 4, 8

Leg 3: 8, 10

Leg 4: 4

Leg 5: 3, 4, 11

Leg 6: 1, 6, 8, 11

 

PLACE ACCUMULATOR

R324

Leg 1: 1, 4, 8

Leg 2: 8, 10

Leg 3: 4

Leg 4: 3, 11

Leg 5: 6, 8, 11

Leg 6: 1, 2, 4

Leg 7: 9, 10, 14

 

PICK 6

R1296

Leg 1: 5, 8, 10

Leg 2: 4

Leg 3: 3, 4, 11

Leg 4: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 11

Leg 5: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13

Leg 6: 7, 9, 10, 14

 

JACKPOT 1

R108

Leg 1: 4

Leg 2: 3, 4, 11

Leg 3: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 11

Leg 4: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13

 

JACKPOT 2

R432

Leg 1: 3, 4, 11

Leg 2: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 11

Leg 3: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13

Leg 4: 7, 9, 10, 14

 

Views: 637

Comments are closed.