11:05 Greyville (RSA) (A.W.) 19 May 2018

Beach Beauty (2012) Maiden Plate (3YO plus)

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

7f 210y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
052-19
i
Dayglo orange, black spots, dayglo green collar and sleeves, dayglo orange cap (Mr D D MacLean)

Sovereign Master 15 

b g Dynasty - Arch Mistress (Arch)

4 9-6
-
Craig ZackeyDuncan Howells
2
4/786-76
i
Shocking pink, maroon chevron, collar, cuffs and cap (Messrs Kashmeel Sukhraj & Saien Sukhraj & K G Naid)

Uncle Ronnie 38 

b g Philanthropist - Wild Woman (Al Mufti)

4 9-6
-
Tristan GoddenKumaran Naidoo
3
44-0544
i
Yellow, green sleeves, red collar, cuffs and cap (Messrs Marius Mosert, Douglas Campbell & Gary Clar)

They Say 22 

ch g ANNOUNCE - Jumeira Jane (Muhtafal)

5 9-6 b
-
G WrogemannDoug Campbell
4
0-07
i
Vieux rose, cream sleeves, green cap (Mrs M D J Liley & Dr M W Rohwer)

Victor Victorio 97 

b g Oratorio - VICTORIA (Albert Hall)

4 9-6
-
Mandla NtuliTony Rivalland
5
0-0066
i
Green, bright yellow v bib, black collar, red and blue halved sleeves, white cap (International Racing Club (nom: M De Haast) (messr)

Secret Status 22 

ch g Silvano - SECRET TO SUCCESS (Our Casey's Boy)

4 9-6 b
-
S RandolphLezeanne Forbes
6
34
i
Black, orange spot, black sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mrs M Slack & Mr M B Javett)

Cabo Da Cruz (IRE)  20 

b c Cape Cross - Pardoven (Clodovil)

3 9-6
-
S VealeDennis Drier
7
0-5
i
Red, blue maltese cross, white sleeves and cap (Mr G C Kalil)

Chapel Cleeve 34 

ch g King's Chapel - GOLD COAST (Coastal)

4 9-6
-
A MgudlwaGarth Puller
8
080
i
Dayglo orange, black spots, dayglo green collar and sleeves, dayglo orange cap (Mr D D MacLean)

Who Says (AUS)  15 

b g Big Brown - They Say (Thirty Six Red)

4 9-6
-
Diego De GouveiaDuncan Howells
9
0
i
Teal, black epaulettes, dayglo pink sleeves, black cap (Mr B Kalian)

Dancing Moonlight 34 

b c Jackson - Silver Olive Grove (Dixieland Band)

3 8-11
-
Doctor S LembetheKumaran Naidoo
10
6-86
i
Navy blue, pink stripe, navy blue sleeves, pink armlets, collar, pink cuffs, navy blue cap (Gareth Van Zyl Racing Stables (pty) Ltd)

Mindmymooood 76 

ch c Judpot - Polychromatic (Black Minnaloushe)

3 8-11 b
-
Mark KhanGareth (jnr) 1
11
2
i
Bright yellow, bright yellow sleeves, dark green stars, dark green cap, bright yellow star (Mr Colin Govindasamy)

Podcast 62 

ch c Philanthropist - Lifes Design (Bezrin)

3 8-11
-
Warren KennedyGavin Van Zyl
12
89
i
Purple, red maltese cross, purple sleeves, red cap (Mr R T Fitzgerald)

Wordbuster 15 

b g Byword - Linsumi (Linney Head)

3 8-11 b1
-
K De MeloGarth Puller
Verdict

CABO DA CRUZ was hampered in his official debut and was not disgraced in fourth. He runs as if in need of the longer trip and he looks well placed here. PODCAST has sprinted well even though also looking for a bit more. Should have every chance. SOVEREIGN MASTER might score as he is overdue and has drawn well. He is another well bred sort that has shown. More can improve.

Verdict

CABO DA CRUZ was a beaten favourite last time out, but still appeals as the most obvious winner here. Wordbuster also makes the shortlist, while Sovereign Master is also in the running for some place money at least.

11:40 Greyville (RSA) (A.W.) 19 May 2018

Jet Explorer (2013) Maiden Plate (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

7f 210y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5-0522
i
Red, white sash, checked diamond sleeves, red cap (Messrs A Pillay, M C Chetty, D C Delpech, R Padaya)

Pink Cadillac 29 

b f Traffic Guard - Mastende (Malhub)

4 9-6
-
S RandolphWendy Whitehead
2
73-5382
i
Royal blue and white quartered, white sleeves, quartered cap (Al Khayl Breeders (pty) Ltd & Messrs D C Howells &)

Silver Raisin 17 

b f Byword - Bay Leaf (STRIKE SMARTLY)

4 9-6 b
-
Craig ZackeyDuncan Howells
3
6-44836
i
Red, white braces and sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs H M Riley)

L'orfeo 31 

b f Oratorio - Badger Game (Tiger Ridge)

4 9-6
-
Mark KhanBelinda Impey
4
5-06295
i
Green, yellow fleur de lys and sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs R L Hughes)

Golden Minaret 29 

ch f Biarritz - Beau'tafal Guest (Muhtafal)

4 9-6
-
Lerato MohapiNathan Kotzen
5
9-06049
i
Dark blue, red band of diamonds, red sleeves, green stars, dark blue cap, red diamond (Mr S Pillay & Mrs U S Pillay)

Seraphic 6 

b f Oratorio - Menorah (Var)

4 9-6 b
-
Serino Moodley (3)Kumaran Naidoo
6
323950
i
White, orange maltese cross, emerald green sleeves, orange cap (Mr Roy Moodley)

Roy's Flute 38 

b f Al Miqdaam - Roy's Star (Fort Wood)

4 9-6
-
Diego De GouveiaKumaran Naidoo
7
03-0376
i
Vieux rose, cream sleeves, green cap (Mrs M D J Liley)

Catskill Queen (NZ)  27 

b f Rip Van Winkle - Prix Du Sang (Red Ransom)

4 9-6 b
-
G WrogemannTony Rivalland
8
2-73427
i
Orange and brown quartered diagonally, orange sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs K Naidoo)

Fonteyn 38 

b f Traffic Guard - Dance On Silver (Rambo Dancer)

5 9-6
-
Bernard Fayd'HerbeYogas Govender
9
86-7407
i
Light blue, burgundy chevron, light blue sleeves, burgundy chevrons and cap (Mr R Bundhun)

Spirit Bird 31 

b f Brave Tin Soldier - Stimela (Johannesburg)

5 9-6
-
Tristan GoddenWendy Whitehead
10
80
i
Navy blue, pink stripe, navy blue sleeves, pink armlets, collar, pink cuffs, navy blue cap (Gareth Van Zyl Racing Stables (pty) Ltd)

C'est Serra 41 

b f Duke Of Marmalade - Misty River (Western Winter)

3 8-11
-
Warren KennedyGareth (jnr) 1
11
00
i
Light green, red maltese cross and sleeves, quartered cap (Mr M J A Ferreira)

Noble Approach 41 

b f Noble Tune - Approach Me (Right Approach)

3 8-11
-
Luke Ferraris (9)Gareth (jnr)
12
96
i
Signal red, buttercup yellow rings, signal red sleeves and cap, buttercup yellow peak (Team G Racing (nom: Mr G H Van Zyl))

Red Herring 20 

b f Curved Ball - Rapid Flow (MODERN DAY)

3 8-11
-
Khanya Sakayi (9)Gavin Van Zyl
13
884798
i
Emerald green, white diamond hoop, collar and sleeves, checked cap, white peak (Messrs M Barnard, C Bond & N Webster)

Three Ships 31 

b f Eightfold Path - Scotch Cat (MOGOK)

Non Runner (Reserve)
14
205799
i
Black, yellow stars, black sleeves, yellow armband, collar and cuffs, hooped cap (Yellow Star Stud (nom: Mrs L S De Klerk))

Easy Peasy 17 

ch f Kildonan - Okey Dokey (National Emblem)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

SILVER RAISIN was second with blinkers fitted last time. She can build on that especially as she has the best of the draw today. PINK CADILLAC finished runner-up in her last two and is the form choice but she has drawn wide. RED HERRING is a juvenile and may need more time. She is bred for ground so can improve but has drawn wide. FONTEYN and CATSKILL QUEEN have claims.

Verdict

PINK CADILLAC is just about best of these all things considered but it promises to be touch and go. Silver Raisin should be right in the mix too, while Golden Minaret looks the one for the minor money.

12:15 Greyville (RSA) (A.W.) 19 May 2018

Espumanti (2014) Mr 64 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 46,248 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

5f 212y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
488-926
i
White, red stars, blue sleeves, white stars, white cap (Mr C Lafraisiere)

Texas Sky 17 

b g Philanthropist - To Go West (Greys Inn)

4 9-11
-
Bernard Fayd'HerbeAlyson Wright
2
1000-15
i
Maroon, light blue braces, armbands and cap (Dr N A Labuschagne)

Caddy Master 90 

ch g Argonaut - Theas Dance (Danzig)

5 9-10 b
-
Luke Ferraris (9)Michael Roberts
3
72431-7
i
Royal blue, turquoise star, white sleeves, turquoise stars, royal blue cap, turquoise star (Mr R Dhooboreea)

Midnight Messenger 50 

b g Kahal - Kenmare House (Victory Moon)

5 9-9
-
K De MeloMark Dixon
4
0-18090
i
Dayglo yellow, dayglo yellow and purple checked diamond sleeves, quartered cap (Mr C Fenwick)

Phoebus 29 

ch h National Emblem - Phoebe (Tilden)

7 9-7
-
Tristan GoddenLezeanne Forbes
5
660-458
i
Yellow (Mr R Govindasami)

Starcraft Prince (AUS)  16 

b g Starcraft - Truly Kissed (Carnegie)

7 9-7
-
G WrogemannCandice Dawson
6
24760-7
i
Royal blue and white quartered, white sleeves, quartered cap (Al Khayl Breeders (pty) Ltd)

Inyati 112 

b f Var - Xantha (Xaar)

5 9-3
-
Craig ZackeyDuncan Howells
7
3-22237
i
Green, broad red stripe, gold braces, green sleeves, red cap (Mrs S Ganase)

Northern Storm 8 

b f Noordhoek Flyer - Denschogar (Al Mufti)

5 9-0 b
-
Serino Moodley (3)Kumaran Naidoo
8
651400
i
Grey, red maltese cross, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr E G R Hughes)

Spike Wells 27 

ch g Kildonan - Spirit Dance (Western Winter)

4 8-13 b
-
S RandolphIvan Wyk
9
217238
i
Orange, blue sash, sleeves and cap (Messrs R C M Caris, B R Nel, G B Puller & A E Sand)

London Knight 29 

b g Great Britain - Lemontree (Al Mufti)

6 8-10
-
A MgudlwaGarth Puller
10
87-9332
i
Yellow, purple stars, yellow cap, purple star (Hollywood Syndicate (nom: Mr O B Heffer))

Honest Prince 29 

b g Kildonan - Forest Lecture (LECTURE)

5 8-8 b
-
Ashton ArriesAlyson Wright
11
094044
i
White, orange maltese cross, emerald green sleeves, orange cap (Mr Roy Moodley)

Roy Royale (AUS)  29 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Quinsigimond (Formidable)

9 8-6
-
Warren KennedyAlyson Wright
12
907-057
i
White, black epaulettes, striped sleeves, black cap (Messrs J A Prinsloo & P H Ellis)

Eternal Ice 8 

b g Western Winter - Easyjadeasy (Model Man)

6 8-3 v
-
Khanya Sakayi (9)Ivan Wyk
Verdict

TEXAS SKY ran a cracker on the turf here before disappointing at Scottsville. That run was not bad as he jumped slow but here he switches to the polytrack. Can improve on previous runs here. His stable mates HONEST PRINCE and ROY ROYALE are both running well and should be right on top of them. STARCRAFT PRINCE brings Highveld form into it and could enjoy the change.

Verdict

HONEST PRINCE's recent efforts have had a lot to like about them and he should make a bold show. Roy Royale could be the one to benefit if the selection underperforms, while Northern Storm is perhaps the most interesting other runner in the line up.

12:55 Greyville (RSA) (A.W.) 19 May 2018

Dynastic Power (2015) Mr 72 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 54,992 ZAR - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

4f 214y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
6806-06
i
Light green, red maltese cross and sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs M J A Ferreira & M K Wittstock)

Bonnie Dawn 43 

b f Querari - Lady B Sharp (Shalford)

Non Runner
2
1907-13
i
Blue, silver seams, hooped cap (Messrs Leslie Logan, L J Muir & G R Worth)

Leslie Shadowliner 27 

b g Main Aim - Daisy Delux (Fort Wood)

4 9-9
-
Diego De GouveiaRobbie Hill
3
222171
i
Red and green halved vertically, white and green striped sleeves and cap (Mr M V Dawson)

Great Dictator 27 

b g Great Britain - Along The Nile (Belong To Me)

5 9-7
-
Ashton ArriesMichael Roberts
4
675-968
i
White, orange maltese cross, emerald green sleeves, orange cap (Mr Roy Moodley)

Royalsecuritypower (AUS)  31 

b g Rock Of Gibraltar - Love's Great (Choisir)

8 9-7
-
Serino Moodley (3)Kumaran Naidoo
5
010-348
i
White, red stars, blue sleeves, white stars, white cap (Champ De Mars Syndicate (nom: Mr C Lafraisiere))

Bedazzled Joker 17 

b g Pathfork - Sapphire Silk (Windrush)

4 9-6 b
-
Bernard Fayd'HerbeAlyson Wright
6
393-810
i
Dayglo pink, black maltese cross, white sleeves and cap (Step Aside Syndicate (nom: Mr J A Carr))

Captain Cobalt 17 

b g CAPTAIN AL - Miss Pink (Numerous)

4 9-6 b
-
Mark KhanLowan Denysschen
7
48-51
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Open Court 50 

b g Sail From Seattle - Los Kop Doll (JOSHUA DANCER)

4 9-5
-
C OrfferWillem Nel
8
621085-
i
Royal blue and light grey stripes, red cap (Messrs R J Bloomberg, M H Holland & G Ragunan, Sir)

Benfontein 170 

ch g Tiger Ridge - Koffiefontein (Diesis)

4 9-4
-
K De MeloDean Kannemeyer
9
25-3915
i
Maroon, light blue braces, armbands and cap (Dr N A Labuschagne, Messrs Douglas Campbell,  C M)

Pathway To Glory 27 

gr g Pathfork - Studio Five (Fine Edge)

4 9-3 b
-
Warren KennedyDoug Campbell
10
2-74272
i
Dayglo yellow and black checks, black sleeves, dayglo yellow collar and cuffs, checked cap (Mr O P J Vorster)

The King Of Random 27 

ch g King Of Kings - Typhoon Ruby (Divine Force)

5 9-2 b
-
Grant Van NiekerkMichael Roberts
11
2410-68
i
Dark blue, white hollow box, dark blue sleeves, white cap (L'ormarins Racing Syndicate (nom: Mrs G A Rupert))

Nauticus 59 

b g Gimmethegreenlight - Sea of Calm (Quiet American)

5 8-13 b1
-
S VealeDennis Drier
12
43-8750
i
Purple, white stars, jade green sleeves and cap (Mr Sean Pillay)

Mainland 52 

b f Main Aim - Captain's Heart (CAPTAIN AL)

4 8-10
-
Jarred Lee SamuelKumaran Naidoo 1
13
82-4189
i
Royal blue, gold band of diamonds, royal blue sleeves and cap (Corryvrecken Racing Cc (Nom: Mrs E R Joell))

Rosie Bubbles 38 

b f Rock Of Rochelle - Luna De Rosa (Al Mufti)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

BEDAZZLED JOKER is back at his best track. He will be at a peak here and should have every chance. THE KING OF RANDOM hopefully doesn't live up to his name as he showed up strongly last time. His stable is in good form and he has drawn ideally. OPEN COURT can only improve after winning his maiden here over further last time. BENFONTEIN is an interesting entry after a Trial.

Verdict

THE KING OF RANDOM's recent efforts have been likeable in general and he is the one they all have to beat. Great Dictator likely poses the biggest threat, while Benfontein deserves some consideration too.

13:35 Greyville (RSA) (A.W.) 19 May 2018

East Coast Cup (Listed) (Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

Winner 93,749 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 1f 208y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8088-04
i
White, red v bib, hooped sleeves, white cap, red diamond and peak (Lammerskraal Stud)

Epona 32 

b f Silvano - LAPTOP LADY (Al Mufti)

5 9-6
-
Bernard Fayd'HerbeJoey Ramsden
2
223-229
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Ngaga (AUS)  27 

b f Fastnet Rock - Zarinia (Intikhab)

5 9-6
-
R FourieWillem Nel
3
8221-58
i
Navy, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, navy seams and cap, yellow peak (Messrs G N Cumming, C N Larsson & R D Samuelson)

Fantasy Lady 27 

b m Kahal - Silver Fantasy (Silvano)

6 9-3
-
K De MeloMark Dixon
4
3016-11
i
White, broad red band with black hoop, red and black hooped sleeves, black and red quartered cap (Mr R T Mattheyse)

Parabola 27 

ch f Silvano - Sensational Secret (Camden Park)

5 9-3
-
C OrfferBrett Crawford
5
511-587
i
Maroon and cream quartered, cream sleeves, maroon cap (Aldora Stud (nominee: Mr Michael Smith))

Franking 27 

b f King Of Kings - Bennie Andthe Jets (JET MASTER)

Non Runner
6
92-3315
i
Royal blue and white quartered, royal blue sleeves, white chevrons, royal blue cap, white peak (Mr B Riley)

Kahula 27 

b f Kahal - Bedloe's Island (Fort Wood)

5 9-0 b
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
7
5155-56
i
White, blue hoop, white sleeves and cap (Ralphs Racing (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss K Ralphs))

Royal Utopia 28 

ch f Ideal World - Queen's Bay (Fort Wood)

5 9-0
-
G WrogemannCandice Dawson
8
21-1442
i
Black, red maltese cross and sleeves, red cap, black peak (Mr A L A Crabbia)

Hidden Thought 22 

ch f Lateral - Hidcote Blue (National Assembly)

4 8-10
-
Craig ZackeyGlen Kotzen
9
2224-13
i
Dark green, blue sleeves, white cap (Messrs C & R Kieswetter & Ridgemont Racing (nomine)

Leaves Of Grass (AUS)  27 

b f Poet's Voice - Promotional (Al maher)

5 8-10
-
Greg CheyneCandice Bass-robinson
10
2236-30
i
Silver, red chevron, royal blue sleeves, silver stars, silver cap, red star (Mr B D Burnard)

Onesie 27 

ch f Ideal World - Treaj Pots (Rich Man's Gold)

5 8-10
-
Grant Van NiekerkMark Dixon
11
7-34657
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars & Mrs T J Wernars)

Being Fabulous (AUS)  28 

b f High Chaparral - Dashing Eagle (Danehill)

5 8-10 b
-
Mark KhanJohan J Van Vuuren
Verdict

It could be a rematch between PARABOLA and LEAVES OF GRASS. The former has been improving and showed last term she can go the 2000m trip. LEAVES OF GRASS was flying when beaten two lengths by PARABOLA but is 1,5kg better off and is at her best over this trip. KAHULA was not far behind and could threaten. EPONA could be coming back to best and must be respected.

Verdict

NGAGA looks to have narrowly the best claims but has next to no margin for error. Kahula is the pick of the the others, while Epona also demands scrutiny.

14:15 Greyville (RSA) (A.W.) 19 May 2018

World Sports Betting 1900 (Grade 2) (3YO plus)

Winner 312,497 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m 1f 98y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8388-63
i
Black, red maltese cross and sleeves, red cap, black peak (Mr A L A Crabbia)

It's My Turn 55 

b g Dynasty - Jallad's Queen (Jallad)

6 9-6
-
K De MeloDean Kannemeyer
2
151-905
i
White, blue v bib, blue sleeves and cap (Messrs E G Bouwer, E A Braun, P S Loomes, Jonathan)

Elusive Silva 27 

ch g Silvano - Esprit (Fort Wood)

6 9-6
-
Bernard Fayd'HerbeJustin Snaith
3
12120-8
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars & Mrs T J Wernars)

Crowd Pleaser 32 

b c CAPTAIN AL - Happy Jean (Charismatic)

5 9-6
-
Mark KhanJohan J Van Vuuren
4
586571
i
Black, dayglo yellow hoop, armbands and cap, black peak (Messrs G D Tooch, G L Blank, G J Nassif, J Nassif,)

Matador Man 35 

b g Toreador - Sahara (MOGOK)

5 9-6 b
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
5
5111-24
i
Dark blue, white hollow box, dark blue sleeves, white cap (L'ormarins Racing Syndicate (nom: Mrs G A Rupert))

The Slade 27 

ch g Philanthropist - Aquatint (Peintre Celebre)

5 9-6
-
Warren KennedyDean Kannemeyer
6
6136-32
i
Yellow and royal blue checked diamonds, red sleeves and cap, royal blue diamond (Chrigor Stud (pty) Ltd (nom: Mrs S Hattingh))

Pack Leader 27 

b c Philanthropist - First Arrival (Northern Guest)

Non Runner
7
4205-36
i
Black, red maltese cross and sleeves, red cap, black peak (Mr A L A Crabbia)

Captain Splendid 112 

b g CAPTAIN AL - Justthewayyouare (Fort Wood)

6 9-2 b1
-
A MgudlwaJustin Snaith
8
1179-32
i
Red, black maltese cross, white cap (Mrs P J & Mr H C Devine)

Platinum Prince 55 

b g Silvano - Spirit Ofthe Dance (Goldmark)

5 9-2 b
-
Grant Van NiekerkJustin Snaith
9
22-6211
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Kampala Campari 13 

b g Querari - Kwitizina (CAPTAIN AL)

5 9-2
-
C OrfferWillem Nel
10
52-0220
i
Yellow, light blue sash, sleeves and cap (Dr K G Bakos & Mr G M Bakos & Messrs I Levitan, Th)

Fort Ember 14 

b m Elusive Fort - Glowing Ember (Kahal)

6 9-1
-
G WrogemannPaul Peter
11
24-6320
i
White and blue halved horizontally, pink sleeves, blue cap (Messrs Bryn Ressell & N M Shirtliff)

Ollivander 27 

b g Silvano - Cast A Spell (Rambo Dancer)

5 8-11 b
-
S RandolphCandice Bass-robinson
12
471111-
i
Scarlet, gold crossed sashes, scarlet sleeves with gold circle, gold cap (Mr A N & The Hon Mrs G R Foster)

Strathdon 154 

ch g Silvano - Wintersweet (Western Winter)

5 8-11
-
Greg CheyneJustin Snaith
13
62-8113
i
Pink and medium blue checks, black sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs D J Steyn, Messrs P Georgiou, D D Hayman,)

Dark Moon Rising 27 

b g Ideal World - Full Moon Rising (Second Empire)

5 8-11
-
Craig ZackeyPaul Lafferty
Verdict

DARK MOON RISING could pull it off for the locals. He was in impressive form before being tested in top company and wasn't disgraced there. PACK LEADER represents the youngsters and on his last should have some of the main protagonists held. THE SLADE needed his last race and is set to come on nicely. PLATINUM PRINCE, IT'S MY TURN, ELUSIVE SILVA, STRATHDON and more in it.

Verdict

PACK LEADER is running very well right now and has sound claims. Dark Moon Rising can also play a major part, while Fort Ember is another to bear in mind.

14:50 Greyville (RSA) (A.W.) 19 May 2018

Solid Speed (2016) Pinnacle Stakes (3YO plus)

Winner 81,242 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

7f 210y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
21-3529
i
Silver, red chevron, royal blue sleeves, silver stars, silver cap, red star (Mr B D Burnard)

Celtic Captain 55 

b g CAPTAIN AL - Celtic Chalice (Royal Chalice)

6 9-11
-
Lyle HewitsonMark Dixon
2
380-177
i
Yellow, turquoise braces, hoop and armband, yellow cap (Mr & Mrs R J Trotter, Messrs D C Howells, G J West)

Saratoga Dancer 15 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Super Elle (Model Man)

7 9-10
-
Craig ZackeyDuncan Howells
3
1115-76
i
Black, red maltese cross and sleeves, red cap, black peak (Mr A L A Crabbia)

African Night Sky 112 

b g Dynasty - Starzene (Cozzene)

5 9-9
-
Grant Van NiekerkJustin Snaith
4
751-729
i
Maroon, grey chevron, maroon sleeves and cap (Fieldspring Racing)

Mambo Mime 27 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Murmuration (Miswaki)

6 9-6
-
K De MeloDean Kannemeyer
5
108-340
i
White, green and blue hooped sleeves, white cap (Messrs Y Naidoo, P J Parsons, N D Scholtz, K Singh)

Steel Rose 41 

b g Gitano Hernando - Single Rose (JOSHUA DANCER)

4 9-4
-
Piet BothaGlen Puller
6
0501-02
i
Emerald green, white stripe and sleeves, emerald green cuffs and cap (Mrs P A Isdell, Mr G Ragunan, Dr Dave & Mrs Sue Wh)

Star Express 112 

ch m Silvano - Majestic Star (DOOWALEY)

6 9-3
-
Bernard Fayd'HerbeJustin Snaith
7
51-1158
i
Black, black and white hooped sleeves, white cap, black peak (Mrs D J Sherrell & Mr L Sherrell)

Redeemer 27 

b g CAPTAIN AL - REQUISTA (Fort Wood)

Non Runner
8
712-617
i
Black, yellow diamond, yellow sleeves, black chevrons, checked cap (Messrs T L Tait, K J Berry, D C Howells, D P Mares)

Legend 27 

b g Gimmethegreenlight - Colour Fast (Spectrum)

5 8-6
-
Luke Ferraris (9)Duncan Howells
9
04-6325
i
Royal blue, yellow star and sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star (Mr P J & Mrs J Klaasen & Sean Tarry Racing C C (n)

Count Tassilo 14 

ch g Silvano - LIGHT FANDANGO (Cordoba)

6 8-0
-
A MgudlwaSean Tarry
10
6-08225
i
Dayglo orange, blue stars and collar, dayglo orange cap, blue stars and peak (Messrs G S Kotzen, B A Schwegmann & H F Schwegmann)

Sylvester The Cat 27 

b g Black Minnaloushe - Ondina (Caesour)

6 8-0
-
Eric Saziso NgwaneGlen Kotzen
Verdict

Vodacom Durban July leading fancy AFRICAN NIGHT SKY makes his Champions Season debut. An important race for him as he tries Greyville and races after rest. But he has the class. MAMBO MIME needed his last and has a much better draw this time. Expect more from him. STEEL ROSE needed his last and could steal it. Stable mates SARATOGA DANCER and LEGEND and STAR EXPRESS can earn.

Verdict

COUNT TASSILO has slender claims but any trouble could put paid to his chance. African Night Sky should be right in the mix as well, while Star Express is not out of it where the places are concerned.

15:30 Greyville (RSA) (A.W.) 19 May 2018

Ten Gun Salute (2017) Fm 86 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 70,007 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

7f 210y

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1217-88
i
Cerise, white stars, royal blue sleeves, white cap (Tony & Julie Phillips)

Dynamic Diana 41 

b f Dynasty - Super Singer (A.P. Indy)

4 9-6
-
Bernard Fayd'HerbeJustin Snaith
2
5211-25
i
Yellow, royal blue star and sleeves, yellow stars and cap (Messrs M J Procter, M V Dawson, S W Phillips, R T)

Pearl Glow 94 

b f Querari - Pearly Princess (Fort Wood)

4 9-4
-
Warren KennedyDean Kannemeyer
3
3311-52
i
Black, red maltese cross and sleeves, red cap, black peak (Mr A L A Crabbia)

Miss Milanna 52 

ch f Trippi - Aquilonia (Giant's Causeway)

4 9-3
-
K De MeloDean Kannemeyer
4
13505-0
i
Pink, black sash and cap (Mr W G Drier & Miss C S Drier, Mr T Keating & Mrs)

Tsessebe 38 

b f Philanthropist - Encora De Lago (Encosta de Lago)

4 9-3
-
S VealeDennis Drier
5
4-134
i
Green, red hoops, white sleeves, green and red hooped cap (Mr M Dixon)

Classic Guard 20 

b f Traffic Guard - Cross The T's (Labeeb)

4 9-0
-
S RandolphMark Dixon
6
183-302
i
Dayglo orange, black spots, dayglo green collar and sleeves, dayglo orange cap (Mr D D MacLean)

Girl In Gold 20 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - I Love Her (Sadler's Wells)

4 9-0
-
Craig ZackeyDuncan Howells
7
2-06524
i
Navy, cerise shamrock, navy sleeves, quartered cap (Mesdames T A Nash, C A Griesel, P Linde & L A Lind)

French Legend 22 

b f COUNT DUBOIS - Millvale (King's Best)

5 9-0
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
8
97756-9
i
Yellow, blue hoop, striped sleeves, yellow cap, blue peak (Messrs P R C Freestone, G M Miller & B G Nelson)

Rock On Wood 22 

b f Seventh Rock - Wood Manor (Fort Wood)

5 8-13 b
-
C OrfferVaughan Marshall
9
61-9
i
Cyclamen, spectrum green crossed sashes, white sleeves, cyclamen cap (Evanstan Investments (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr R D Hamilt)

Miyabi Gold 20 

b f Silvano - Mkushi Gold (Western Winter)

4 8-10
-
Grant Van NiekerkJustin Snaith
10
46-5858
i
Red, blue maltese cross, white sleeves and cap (Mr G C Kalil)

If Only 52 

b f Brave Tin Soldier - Dream Model (Pissaro)

5 8-7 b
-
A MgudlwaGarth Puller
11
486-481
i
White,royal blue stars and collar,white sleeves,royal blue seams,white cap, royal blue stars (Miss Trinisha Pillay & Mr J C Jooste)

Ashfahan 20 

b f Ashaawes - Crushed Ice (Western Winter)

5 8-6
-
Luke Ferraris (9)Nathan Kotzen
12
38-3219
i
Dayglo pink, black maltese cross, white sleeves and cap (Step Aside Syndicate (nom: Mr J A Carr))

Eternal Words 55 

b f Byword - Eternal Lady (Jallad)

4 8-5 b
-
Serino Moodley (3)Lowan Denysschen
Verdict

Justin Snaith holds a strong hand with DYNAMIC DIANA and MIYABI GOLD. The former is very highly regarded having already run in features but on her local debut lost valuable ground. If jumps on terms must go close. MIYABI GOLD just needed her local debut at Scottsville and has scope. MISS MILANNA ran a cracker last and should go close again. ASHFAHAN carries a light weight.

Verdict

ROCK ON WOOD formwise is some way in advance of these and shouldn't be troubled too much. Ashfahan arguably sets the standard among the rest, while Girl In Gold is another with the potential to figure.