WHEN studying the form of Race 7 at Scottsville on Wednesday one could be forgiven for being under the impression that this MR 90 Handicap over 1600m is printed in the wrong Racecard. With the majority of contenders coming from the Western Cape, most of the collateral form comes from races at Kenilworth and Durbanville.
Gloria de Campeao
SINGAPORE – Of the four runners with the South African connections who raced in the $3-million Singapore Airlines International Cup and the $1-million Krisflyer Sprint respectively at Kranji Racecourse on Sunday, owner Fred Crabbia’s Rocket Man fared best with a close second in the sprint feature.
LIKE a rubber band that’s stretched taut and then released, Lightning Lecture should catapult away from the opposition he encounters at the Vaal on Thursday. He runs in a 1000m Pinnacle Stakes on the turf and should prove way too hot for his opposition.
CORPES Da Elite takes a huge drop in class at Clairwood on Wednesday when she tackles a Juvenile Plate for fillies over 1100m.
Ramsden: Prive Du Bois
THE Cape juvenile fillies go on show at Kenilworth on Tuesday and the Villandry form will once again be tested as Baltic Beauty heads up Race 5, a Juvenile Plate for fillies over 1400m.
LONDON – Ten Down can blaze a trail to glory at Warwick. The Mick Quinn-trained speed merchant is a decent sort on his day and appears to be coming to hand nicely in time for the Haslehursts Chartered Accountants Handicap.
TRAINER Peter Miller
TRAINER Peter Miller’s shortage of runners at last week’s meeting had a profound effect on the payouts at the meeting. This week he is back in full swing and once again a Miller coupling looks an out-and-out Pick 6 banker.
Sparklimg Gem, Greyville.
THE meeting scheduled for Greyville on Sunday has been postponed due to poor visibility during the running of the first race. The meeting will now take place on Tuesday evening.
Earl Of Surrey wins.
FORMER Zimbabwean Champion Earl Of Surrey produced a terrific burst of speed halfway down the Greyville straight which helped him to a narrow win in the Grade 2 R350 000 Drill Hall Stakes over 1400m on Friday night.
Spakling Gem, Greyville.
THE KRA Guineas and Fillies Guineas at Greyville over 1600m on Sunday exhibit an interesting contrast for punters. The fillies race is dominated by the two Cape Town stars – Mother Russia and Sparkling Gem – while the R312,500 first prize in the Guineas itself looks up for grabs to any runner who can produce the goods on the day.