Bank on Van Zyl, Kennedy

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Bank on Van Zyl, Kennedy

GAVIN VAN ZYL

Jack Milner: The combination of trainer Gavin van Zyl and jockey Warren Kennedy has been highly successful of late and they could provide bettors with some value in Race 7 at Greyville today, where racing takes place on the Polytrack.

This meeting reminds one of that famous BB King song, “The Thrill Has Gone”. After the euphoria of last Saturday’s Vodacom Durban July meeting, this card appears pretty mundane by comparison but there are always winners to be had and going with Living Waters in this MR 80 Handicap over 1400m, could turn out to be quite lucrative.

This son of Wylie Hall opened at 7-1 in a field that does look quite open, but at least this gelding has loads of room for improvement. He has only raced twice, making his debut on the Greyville Polytrack last year on 1 November. He ran on well to finish third, beaten just 1.40 lengths by Fever.

His second race was over 1600m at Scottsville in January and despite a wide draw, he beat Black Fox by one length. Two winners from nine runners have come from that form, including Black Fox who won his next start, and has placed in all four of his races thereafter.

Van Zyl is not in the habit of taking unfit horses to the course and, especially with Kennedy up, one can expect a forward showing from Living Waters. He is worth floating in Trifectas and Quartets as well.

If Living Waters is a little ring rusty, there are many dangers but best of the rest look to be Father’s Frost, Gentleman’s Way and Mohican.

Jack Milner’s selections

Race 1: 1 The Ghan, 7 In Time ‘N Tune, 11 Var’s Elusion, 5 Winter Guard

Race 2: 7 Rachel, 8 Fire Faerie, 5 Mambo Lyric, 1 Path To Glory

Race 3: 3 Predator, 5 All Time High, 8 Master George, 2 Bold Move

Race 4: 4 El Sereno, 7 Storm Ruler, 8 Sea Sponge, 1 Head Boy

Race 5: 5 She’s A Dream, 2 Arianos Spinner, 1 Futuristic Dame, 6 Silva Magic

Race 6: 7 Smart Sox, 4 Monarchy, 6 Velvet Season, 12 Donald Mcdonald

Race 7: 9 Living Waters, 4 Father’s Frost, 5 Gentleman’s Way, 8 Mohican

Race 8: 8 Viking Red, 1 Gravitation, 5 Bequia, 11 Truly Wicked

 

BEST BET

Race 3 No 3 Predator

VALUE BET

Race 7 No 9 Living Waters

BEST SWINGER

RACE 1 1×7

 

BIPOT

R192

Leg 1: 1, 7

Leg 2: 7, 8

Leg 3: 3

Leg 4: 4, 7, 8

Leg 5: 1, 2, 5, 6

Leg 6: 4, 6, 7, 12

PLACE ACCUMULATOR

R162

Leg 1: 7

Leg 2: 3

Leg 3: 4, 7

Leg 4: 1, 2, 5

Leg 5: 4, 6, 7

Leg 6: 4, 5, 9

Leg 7: 1, 5, 8

PICK 6

R1440

Leg 1: 3

Leg 2: 4, 7, 8

Leg 3: 1, 2, 5, 6

Leg 4: 4, 6, 7, 12

Leg 5: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

Leg 6: 1, 4, 5, 8, 11

JACKPOT 1

R288

Leg 1: 4, 7, 8

Leg 2: 1, 2, 5, 6

Leg 3: 4, 6, 7, 12

Leg 4: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

JACKPOT 2

R480

Leg 1: 1, 2, 5, 6

Leg 2: 4, 6, 7, 12

Leg 3: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

Leg 4: 1, 4, 5, 8, 11

 

 

 

 

 

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