11:40 Fairview (RSA) (A.W.) 20 Oct 2017

itsarush.co.za Welcomes You Maiden Plate (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 41,249 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f 212y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
856763-
i
Purple, white spots, black sleeves and cap (Messrs J Peters, M D Sham & Mrs D A Sham)

Come On Inn 7 

b m Greys Inn - Rustic Magic (Jallad)

5 9-6
-
R DanielsonDorrie Sham
2
8/39506-
i
Black and red hoops, striped sleeves, red cap (Mr J Everett)

Cover Page 14 

b f Querari - Kentucky Lass (Kentucky Slew)

4 9-6
-
K ZechnerYvette Bremner
3
454322-
i
White and orange stripes, white sleeves and cap (Messrs C G & L F Scribante)

Burning Mist 21 

b f Trippi - Winter Mist (Western Winter)

3 9-4 b
-
Greg CheyneAlan Greeff
4
7773-
i
Black, yellow spot, sleeves and cap (Messrs P Du Toit & G D Smith)

Profs Pet 42 

ch f A P Answer - Forest Lecture (LECTURE)

3 9-4
-
Keanen SteynGavin Smith
5
4935-
i
Royal blue and grey halved horizontally, royal blue sleeves, red cap (Mr W J Engelbrecht (Jnr))

Vanilla Rose 14 

ch f Philanthropist - Show And Tell (Spectrum)

3 9-4
-
J V'd MerweGavin Smith
6
i
White, green star and collar, white sleeves, green seams and cuffs, white cap, green star (Mr J G S Turner)

Antigua Bay 

b f Mullins Bay - Westa (Right Wing)

3 9-4
-
Craig ZackeyCorne Spies
7
009-
i
Green, white hoop, red sleeves and cap (Mr H G Theunissen)

Sail To Mufti 14 

b f Sail From Seattle - Gal Mufti (Al Mufti)

3 8-9
-
Tejash JuglallGavin Smith
8
00-
i
White, green star and collar, white sleeves, green seams and cuffs, white cap, green star (Mr J G S Turner)

Sister Soldier 28 

b f Brave Tin Soldier - Millenium Mel (Thunder Gulch)

3 9-4
-
Jarryd PennyCorne Spies 1
9
890860-
i
White, dark blue star and collar, white sleeves, dark blue seams, cuffs and cap, white star (Mesdames M S & B A Turner)

Yutaka 7 

ch f Varenar - Concept (Muhtafal)

3 9-4
22
Mathew ThackerayCorne Spies
Verdict

COME ON INN ran her best race to date last week and from draw 1 she is sure to run well once again. COVER PAGE is battling but might place. BURNING MIST is in very good form and today could be the day she exits the maiden ranks. PROF'S PET may have needed her last run so could strip fitter and should run well in this line-up. VANILLA ROSE is proving costly to follow.

Verdict

BURNING MIST has slender claims but can't afford for much to go wrong. Antigua Bay could provide the sternest opposition having her first run, while Come On Inn is the third candidate for the three.

12:15 Fairview (RSA) (A.W.) 20 Oct 2017

tabonline.co.za Fm 59 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 41,249 ZAR - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f 102y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
340330-
i
Red, gold chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs C R Stonebridge, Mr M D & Mrs D A Sham)

Time Tripper 21 

b f Traffic Guard - Champs Elysees (Victory Moon)

4 9-6
-
R DanielsonDorrie Sham
2
073115-
i
Gold and black hoops, gold and black halved sleeves, gold and black hooped cap (Mr F H McGrath & Dr A H Parker)

Silva Key 7 

b f Bold Silvano - Recondite (Sportsworld)

4 9-5
-
Lyle HewitsonYvette Bremner
3
176028-
i
White, emerald maltese cross, emerald and white striped sleeves, emerald cap, white peak (Mr & Mrs A C Greeff)

Pina 21 

b f Curved Ball - Holly Oak (Fort Wood)

3 9-2
-
Teaque GouldAlan Greeff
4
703570-
i
Black, yellow sash, sleeves and cap (Mauritzfontein (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss J B Slack))

Rainbow Skink 21 

b f Fort Wood - Lizard's Affair (LIZARD ISLAND)

4 9-2
-
Greg CheyneAlan Greeff
5
301324-
i
Gold and black hoops, gold and black halved sleeves, gold and black hooped cap (Messers F H McGrath, N M Patrick & M C Wright)

Meritocracy 7 

b m Warm White Night - Easter Bonnet (Parade Leader)

Non Runner
6
303670-
i
Yellow and green diamonds, yellow sleeves, green cap (Messrs P J Featherstone, J H Kinsley & D A Liebrec)

Quinelia 35 

b f Querari - Cornelia (Caesour)

4 8-13 b
-
Charles NdlovuAlan Greeff
7
007153-
i
White, purple sleeves and cap (Messrs J D Goldhill & G W Uren)

Diamond Dynasty 14 

b m Dynasty - Diamond Touch (Tara's Halls)

7 8-13 b
-
Craig ZackeyGeorge Uren
8
854444-
i
Yellow, yellow sleeves, black spots, spotted cap (Messrs G L Blank, R A Burg & L M Nestadt)

Vanda 35 

gr m Toreador - Western Smoke (Among Men)

5 8-13
-
Callan MurraySharon Kotzen
9
359490-
i
Red and black halved diagonally, red sleeves, black cap (Messrs B E Hertz, K G Hunter & Mrs L C A Bouwer)

Countess Jemina 50 

ch m King Of Kings - Spanish Isle (Russian Revival)

5 8-9
-
Marco V'RensburgDorrie Sham 1
10
569384-
i
All maroon (Messrs I B Gibson & K S Ranchhod)

Maria Estella 21 

b m Ashaawes - Margarita Maggie (Cadeaux Genereux)

5 8-7
-
Mathew ThackerayDuncan Mckenzie
11
928600-
i
White, kingfisher and red hoops, white sleeves, red cap (Mr P J Louwrens)

Reevas Queen 4 

b m Rebel King - Ivory Tower (Goldkeeper)

5 7-9
-
Tejash JuglallHekkie Strydom
12
224564-
i
Kingfisher, yellow stars and collar, green sleeves, yellow stars, cuffs and cap, green peak (Messrs G D Diedericks & T Spies)

Bunch Of Thyme 4 

b f LECTURE - Lavender Maiden (Kabool)

3 8-3
-
Jarryd PennyCorne Spies
13
604829-
i
Light blue, black spots, light blue sleeves and cap, black spots (Mrs P L Booth)

Mock Mambo 21 

b m Mambo in Seattle - Chookie (Jallad)

5 8-4 b
-
J V'd MerweGavin Smith
14
005090-
i
Yellow and purple stripes, lime sleeves and cap (Messrs Morne Struwig, G D Smith & M N Brummer)

Juds Express 21 

b m Judpot - Indian Express (LECTURE)

5 8-3 (ow3) b
-
Evert PheifferGavin Smith
Verdict

TIME TRIPPER is capable of better than her last run would suggest and her trainer is in good form.SILVA KEY disappointed last week but is capable of much better. MERITOCRACY continues to hold her form but this distance is a bit sharp for her. DIAMOND DYNASTY is back in form and is not out of it. VANDA deserves another win and should run very well in this race. Watch MOCK MAMBO.

Verdict

BUNCH OF THYME's overall form just puts her out in front but she will need to be on song. Pina seems the most likely to take advantage if the selection fails to deliver, while Rainbow Skink has a place chance as well.

12:55 Fairview (RSA) (A.W.) 20 Oct 2017

Betting World - 087 741 27 77 Maiden Plate (3-Year-Old Fillies) (3YO only)

Winner 41,249 ZAR - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

7f 210y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
424445-
i
White and orange stripes, white sleeves and cap (Messrs C G & L F Scribante)

Albertina 21 

b f Bold Silvano - Quarter Moon (Mullins Bay)

3 9-6 b
-
Greg CheyneAlan Greeff
2
7755-
i
Black, red maltese cross and sleeves, red cap, black peak (Mr A L A Crabbia)

Irish 14 

b f Irish Flame - Truly Scrumptious (Northern Guest)

3 9-6
-
Marco V'RensburgDorrie Sham
3
00947-
i
White, purple stars (Mr F H McGrath, Mr J & Mrs K A Peskens)

Berry Crush 7 

b f King's Apostle - Cranberry Ice (Western Winter)

3 9-6
-
K ZechnerYvette Bremner
4
737622-
i
Maroon, yellow diamond, maroon sleeves, yellow cap (Mr E J Phillips)

Close To My Heart 7 

b f Marchfield - Roxie Heart (Dynasty)

3 9-6
-
J V'd MerweGavin Smith
5
45500-
i
Shocking pink, black diamond and sleeves, shocking pink cap, black peak (Mr G M Kotzen & Mrs S B Kotzen)

Data Link 21 

b f Crusade - Maxine (MOGOK)

3 9-6
-
Craig ZackeySharon Kotzen 1
6
7993-
i
Light blue, lilac star, light blue sleeves, lilac stars, light blue cap, lilac star (Mrs S H Mackenzie, Mr & Mrs W V Rippon)

Fremont 28 

b f Sail From Seattle - Cobra Gold (DOOWALEY)

3 9-6
-
Charles NdlovuAlan Greeff
7
0608-
i
Scarlet, magenta and lime hooped sleeves, magenta cap, turquoise star (Mrs V A Foulkes & Mr O De W Foulkes)

Grizabell 37 

b f Pathfork - Dance With Tigers (Tiger Ridge)

3 9-6
-
Callan MurrayJustin Snaith
8
90497-
i
Gold and black hoops, gold and black halved sleeves, gold and black hooped cap (Mr F H McGrath)

Bella Cavallo 28 

b f Pathfork - Lizzy's Grace (Tara's Halls)

3 9-6
-
Luyolo MxothwaYvette Bremner
9
07389-
i
Blue, yellow epaulettes and cap (Mr M C Gerber)

Game Girl 53 

b f Mambo in Seattle - Sportsgirl (Tiger Ridge)

3 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonYvette Bremner
10
008-
i
Orange and lime checks, lime sleeves, orange cap (Mr F Burggraaf)

Pearly Turbo 28 

b f Greys Inn - Sea Shell (Saumarez)

3 9-6
-
Keanen SteynGavin Smith
11
09-
i
Green and red quartered, green and red halved sleeves, white cap (Messrs A Puggia, C Gordon, G S Knowles, T Quigley,)

Exclusivity 28 

b f Oracy - Suvretta House (Western Winter)

3 9-6
-
R DanielsonDorrie Sham
Verdict

ALBERTINA is battling to get out of the maiden ranks but is capable of earning some money. BERRY CRUSH did not confirm her form of her her previous start so will need to do more to win. CLOSE TO MY HEART was touched off in her latest start and should go close to winning. DATA LINK could improve and is one to watch. FREMONT ran a much improved race last time out. Watch GRIZABELL

Verdict

CLOSE TO MY HEART just about gets the nod but has little leeway if anything goes wrong. Fremont is most likely the chief threat, while Berry Crush also commands consideration.

13:30 Fairview (RSA) (A.W.) 20 Oct 2017

Supabets 0861 76 22 37 Mr 87 Divided Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 51,244 ZAR - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

7f 210y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
127/687-
i
Royal blue, emerald green, red and white quartered, emerald green sleeves and cap (Mr E A Braun)

Masterly 83 

b g JET MASTER - Alexandra Bi (Darshaan)

7 9-11
-
Luyolo MxothwaJustin Snaith
2
111367-
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Inviting Lily 42 

b g Dynasty - Winter Lily (Western Winter)

5 9-5
-
Callan MurrayT Laing
3
771133-
i
Yellow, red collar and armbands, hooped cap (Messrs O De W Foulkes & S J Snaith & Mrs M P Foulk)

Grape Vine 28 

b g Elusive Fort - Arctic News (London News)

6 9-1
-
Lyle HewitsonJustin Snaith
4
643724-
i
Purple and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, striped cap (Mr F N Englezakis)

Bonne Vie 4 

b f Lateral - Far De Vie (Fard)

4 8-10 b
-
Jarryd PennyCorne Spies
5
630425-
i
White, green collar, white sleeves, green stars and cuffs, white cap, green stars (Favour Stud (nom: Mrs Engelize Du Preez))

Rahvar 4 

b g Var - ROCKING AND RAVING (Mistral Dancer)

5 8-9 b
-
Craig ZackeyCorne Spies
6
728172-
i
Pink, purple stripes, pink sleeves, purple cap (Messrs Spencer Cook, H J Parkes, Ms E S Bain, Mr P)

Dragon Flame 14 

b g Bezrin - Thin Air (Fine Edge)

5 8-7
-
J V'd MerweGavin Smith
7
779546-
i
Dayglo yellow, purple spots (Mr A J Van Huyssteen)

Cat In Command 42 

ch g Black Minnaloushe - Star Deputy (Deputy Governor)

7 8-5
-
K ZechnerYvette Bremner
8
902846-
i
Purple, bright yellow seams, purple cap, bright yellow diamond (Messrs D J McLachlan, J S Mostert & S J Vermaak)

I Will Be 7 

ch g Albert Hall - Marthley (Capote)

7 8-3
-
Teaque GouldDes J McLachlan
Verdict

An open looking contest. MASTERLY is capable of winning a race like this but has not been at his best this year. INVITING LILY is well drawn but will need to improve on his last two performances. GRAPE VINE is holding form welland should be in the shake-up. BONNIE VEE and RAHVAR but are capable of placing. DRAGON FLAME and CAT IN COMMAND are both in with a winning chance.

Verdict

DRAGON FLAME's recent efforts have had a lot to like about them and he should prove hard to catch. Bonne Vie seems the primary challenger, while I Will Be is one to bear in mind as well.

14:10 Fairview (RSA) (A.W.) 20 Oct 2017

interbet.co.za 0861 150 160 Mr 68 Divided Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 41,249 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f 210y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
700421-
i
Yellow and green diamonds, yellow sleeves, green cap (Mr & Mrs A C Greeff & Mr J H Kinsley)

Tin Soldier 21 

b g Silvano - Pewter (Rakeen)

5 9-6
-
Greg CheyneAlan Greeff
2
713019-
i
White, broad red band with black hoop, red and black hooped sleeves, black and red quartered cap (Mr R T Mattheyse)

Dutch Harbor 14 

b g Windrush - Arctic Game (Northern Guest)

5 9-4
-
R DanielsonDorrie Sham
3
343774-
i
White, green star and collar, white sleeves, green seams and cuffs, white cap, green star (Mr J G S Turner)

Bollemakiesie 4 

b g Jay Peg - Zanzabee (Tale Of The Cat)

4 9-2
-
Craig ZackeyCorne Spies
4
468273-
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Trees Of Green 14 

b h Dynasty - Wonderful World (Complete Warrior)

6 9-2
-
Callan MurrayT Laing
5
805673-
i
Black and red hoops, red and yellow hooped sleeves, black and yellow hooped cap (Messrs Bryn Ressell & N M Shirtliff)

Zama 21 

ch g Lateral - ZEALOUS ZILLA (Zilzal)

5 9-2
-
Lyle HewitsonYvette Bremner
6
642582-
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Warrior Poet 21 

b g Western Winter - Shadow Dancing (Fort Wood)

4 9-1 b
-
Mathew ThackerayT Laing
7
117795-
i
Black, red maltese cross and sleeves, red cap, black peak (Mr A L A Crabbia)

Lord Katawa 74 

b g Overlord - Katawa (Kabool)

5 9-1
-
Marco V'RensburgDorrie Sham
8
354159-
i
Dayglo yellow, blue chevron, checked sleeves and cap (Mr G W Paddock)

Seattle Dragon 21 

b c Sail From Seattle - Pintari (Dehere)

3 8-3 b
-
Teaque GouldGrant Paddock
9
070047-
i
Green and red quartered, green and red halved sleeves, white cap (Messrs T Agrela, Mervyn Chetty & A Puggia)

Shine Like A Star 42 

b g Miesque's Approval - Sky Gazer (Shoe Danzig)

6 8-4
-
J V'd MerweGavin Smith
10
779006-
i
Yellow, red diamond, striped sleeves, hooped cap (Ben Botha (pty) Ltd & Ms Yvette Bremner)

Priceless Querari 28 

b g Querari - Priceless Flag (CLASSIC FLAG)

5 8-3
-
K ZechnerYvette Bremner
11
395043-
i
Purple, red spots, blue cap (Dr I R Heyns)

Rule The World 28 

b g Trippi - NATIONAL GYPSY (National Assembly)

5 8-3
-
Keanen SteynGavin Smith
12
200089-
i
Blue and yellow stripes, blue sleeves and cap (Messrs C R Millinger, J Shill & G D Tooch)

Angelus Bell 4 

b g Antonius Pius - Angelique (Ocean Of Wisdom)

6 8-3
-
Jarryd PennyJacques Strydom
Verdict

TIN SOLDIER is doing very well in his new yard and should go close to winning despite a wide draw. DUTCH HARBOUR is unreliable but is capable of running well. BOLLEMAKIESIE could earn a minor cheque. TREES OF GREEN has not won for a while but is capable of finishing in the money. ZAMA ran well last time out but will need to confirm that form. WARRIOR POET is finding his form.

Verdict

SHINE LIKE A STAR has been operating at a good level lately and is just about the pick in this company. Priceless Querari is the most prudent second choice, while Tin Soldier also commands a closer look.

14:45 Fairview (RSA) (A.W.) 20 Oct 2017

Tab Telebet 0861 000 822 Conditions Plate (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 47,500 ZAR - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m 2f 206y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
541071-
i
Orange, black stars, orange sleeves, black seams, orange cap, black stars and peak (Mr D Shawe)

Christmas Carol 28 

b m Western Winter - Night Diva (Daarik)

5 9-6
-
R DanielsonDorrie Sham
2
613943-
i
White, emerald green fleur de lys, white sleeves,emerald green collar and cuffs,quartered cap (Mr B K Parker)

Tricia Dupont 28 

b m Dupont - Tricia's Spur (Flying Spur)

5 9-6
-
Marco V'RensburgGavin Smith
3
469494-
i
White and orange stripes, white sleeves and cap (Backworth Stud & Messrs C G & L F Scribante)

Sanctuary 28 

b m National Emblem - Forbidden Woods (Fort Wood)

5 9-2
-
Greg CheyneAlan Greeff
4
611618-
i
Royal blue and silver hoops, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr H Adams)

Morethanthat (AUS)  35 

b/b m More Than Ready - Olivine (Royal Academy)

Non Runner
5
443831-
i
Crimson and silver grey stripes, crimson cap (Mr P G De Beyer)

Chit Chat 35 

b f Pathfork - Avian Talk (Confidential Talk)

4 8-11
-
K ZechnerSharon Kotzen
6
318623-
i
White, black 'v' bib, black cuffs, hooped cap (Mr V W Koster)

Tiffindell 16 

b f Silvano - Gluwein (JET MASTER)

4 8-3
-
Lyle HewitsonJustin Snaith
7
870929-
i
Dark green, silver stars (Mr G D Smith)

Van Dam's Force 14 

b m Royal Air Force - Faithful Olga (Spectrum)

5 7-8
-
Tejash JuglallGavin Smith
8
560096-
i
Black, sapphire blue chevron, collar and sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs J V A Strydom, S A Schoeman & Money Talks S)

St Elmo's Fire 24 

b m Judpot - Let's Be Cool (Modern Day)

5 7-13 b
-
Mathew ThackerayJacques Strydom
9
600000-
i
Orange, emerald green maltese cross, emerald green sleeves, halved cap (Mr J V A Strydom)

Caitlin's Answer 4 

b m A P Answer - Gypsy Jangle (Jallad)

5 7-12 b
-
Jarryd PennyJacques Strydom
Verdict

CHRISTMAS CAROL showed remarkable improvement when trying this surface for the first time and must be considered. TRICIA DUPONT is a bit one-paced at the finish but could earn some money. SANCTUARY is battling to regain her best form but is well drawn. MORETHANTHAT and CHIT CHAT are both capable of running well over this track and distance. TIFFINDELL could prove hard to beat.

Verdict

TIFFINDELL is easily the best of these on form and has a very clear chance. Sanctuary also comes into the equation, while Chit Chat can scrap it out for third.

15:15 Fairview (RSA) (A.W.) 20 Oct 2017

Play Soccer 6, 10 & 13 Mr 66 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 41,249 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 209y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
558076-
i
Orange, black stars, orange sleeves, black seams, orange cap, black stars and peak (Mr D Shawe)

Russian Star 35 

b m Silvano - Wooden Doll (Fort Wood)

5 9-6
-
Marco V'RensburgDorrie Sham
2
188022-
i
Silver, red chevron, royal blue sleeves, silver stars, silver cap, red star (Mr B D Burnard)

Handsome Henry (AUS)  28 

b c Henrythenavigator - Imperial Beauty (Caesour)

4 9-1 b
-
Luyolo MxothwaGrant Paddock
3
358252-
i
Light blue, maroon sleeves and cap (Messrs D C Devoy & J V A Strydom)

Titus 28 

b g Muhtafal - Toffee Nose (Kahal)

7 8-13
-
Jarryd PennyJacques Strydom
4
562171-
i
Black, dayglo orange and white hooped sleeves and cap (Messrs P J & J H Strydom)

Oasis Queen 4 

b f Golden Sword - Golden Song (National Assembly)

4 8-13
-
Charles NdlovuHekkie Strydom
5
9/53071-
i
Red, gold chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs C R Stonebridge)

Itsmydarlin 14 

b f Sail From Seattle - Bronwyn (HUNTINGDALE)

4 8-9
-
R DanielsonDorrie Sham
6
834232-
i
Light blue, black spots, light blue sleeves and cap, black spots (Mrs P L Booth)

Seattle Swing 7 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Tuvana Silva (Silvano)

5 8-8 b
-
J V'd MerweGavin Smith
7
314088-
i
Red, gold chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs D A Sham, Mr M D Sham & Mr & Mrs C R Stonebrid)

Sweet Chestnut 14 

b m Horse Chestnut - Miss Mischief (Qui Danzig)

5 8-8
-
Keanen SteynDorrie Sham
8
764619-
i
White, navy blue spots, navy blue sleeves and cap (Mr Hansie Graaff)

Cadillac Jack 21 

b g Bezrin - Light My Candle (Silvano)

3 8-3
-
Mathew ThackerayGavin Smith
9
198479-
i
Black, light blue diagonal stripes, light blue sleeves, black cap (Mr D J McLachlan)

Heir To Riches 28 

b g Miesque's Approval - Glitterati (Western Winter)

Non Runner
10
387082-
i
Dayglo yellow, purple band of diamonds, dayglo yellow sleeves and cap (Ms L Salsone, Messrs J V A Strydom & J Kalogeropou)

Impressionist 4 

ch g Tiger Ridge - Morisot (Royal Academy)

6 8-4 v
-
K ZechnerJacques Strydom
11
0/97088-
i
Yellow and purple stripes, lime sleeves and cap (Mr Morne Struwig)

Sambora 53 

ch g Visionaire - Bed Of Roses (MODERN DAY)

5 7-8 b
-
Tejash JuglallGavin Smith
Verdict

RUSSIAN STAR has a tough task under top-weight but could place. HANDSOME HENRY is doing very nicely in his new yard and should make a bold bid at winning this race. TITUS has not won in ages but could finish in the money. OASIS QUEEN and ITSMYDARLIN are both coming off wins but this is tougher. SEATTLE SWING is holding his form well and should fight out the finish once again.

Verdict

IMPRESSIONIST should be in the mix but has little leeway if anything goes wrong. Seattle Swing has to come into the equation too, while Sambora can win the battle for minor honours.

15:55 Fairview (RSA) (A.W.) 20 Oct 2017

Algoa Cup Raceday 29 Oct Fm 70 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 44,993 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

5f 212y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
451701-
i
Black, green stripe, black sleeves, green cuffs and cap (Green Street Bloodstock (s Bailey, D McGillewie, J)

Midtown Manhattan 63 

b f Greys Inn - Bergdorf Blonde (Silvano)

4 9-7
-
Callan MurrayJustin Snaith
2
944454-
i
Black, yellow sash, sleeves and cap (Mauritzfontein (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss J B Slack))

Excellent 62 

b m Fort Wood - Lady Bonzer (Choisir)

5 9-5
-
Teaque GouldAlan Greeff 1
3
222162-
i
Red, black cap (Mr & Mrs G J Armitage)

Lady Away 63 

ch f Ashaawes - Lady Vixon (Goldkeeper)

4 9-5 b
-
Charles NdlovuAlan Greeff
4
815/01-
i
Royal blue and silver hoops, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr H Adams)

Pink Rock 14 

b f Rock Of Rochelle - Pink Lady (Muhtafal)

4 9-4
-
J V'd MerweGavin Smith
5
2114-
i
Black, old gold epaulettes, black sleeves and cap, old gold peak (Mr G M Cheyne)

Direct Route 28 

b f Pathfork - Capitol Steps (National Assembly)

4 9-3
-
Greg CheyneAlan Greeff
6
2/1-
i
Dayglo yellow, purple spots (Messrs Michael Brown, B E Mostert & A J Van Huysst)

Tiger Star 63 

gr f Blue Tiger - Festival Parade (Elliodor)

Non Runner
7
010908-
i
Gold and black hoops, gold and black halved sleeves, gold and black hooped cap (Messrs F H McGrath & E Le R Haze)

A Woman's Will 28 

b m Var - A Daughters Legacy (Windrush)

5 9-0 b
-
K ZechnerYvette Bremner
8
050064-
i
Black, silver braces, sleeves and cap (Mrs J Britz & Messrs W S Kruger  (snr) & W S Kruge)

Dance In The Woods 21 

ch m Elusive Fort - Assembly Dancer (National Assembly)

6 8-13 b
-
Jarryd PennyJacques Strydom
9
078422-
i
Jade, white shamrock and cap (Mr M D Sham & Mrs D A Sham)

Cherry Bliss 77 

ch f Warm White Night - Christina (CAPTAIN AL)

4 8-11
-
R DanielsonDorrie Sham
10
175000-
i
Royal blue and silver hoops, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr H Adams)

Light Chaser 42 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Comet Chaser (JET MASTER)

4 8-11 b
-
Keanen SteynGavin Smith
11
214854-
i
Yellow, royal blue epaulettes, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr B Kantor)

Lacerta 27 

ch f Twice Over - Pulsator (CAPTAIN AL)

3 8-9
-
Luyolo MxothwaJustin Snaith
Verdict

A tough race to end the card. MIDTOWN MANHATTAN and LACERTA are both likely to do very well for trainer Justin Snaith and they must be included in all permutations. EXCELLENT and LADY AWAY usually give of their best and are not out of it. PINK ROCK is unreliable but does win every so often and deserves respect. DIRECT ROUTE could be better than her last run would suggest.

Verdict

TIGER STAR looks marginally the best of this bunch but has next to no margin for error. Direct Route may be the best bet for second, while Cherry Bliss is also an interesting runner.