10:50 Scottsville (RSA) 14 Feb 2018

GCC Fever Maiden Plate (3YO plus)

Winner 62,499 ZAR - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f 211y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
6553-32
i
Silver, red chevron, royal blue sleeves, silver stars, silver cap, red star (Mr B D Burnard)

Minaloushe Venture 24 

b g Black Minnaloushe - Venturesome (Rakeen)

4 9-6
-
B LerenaDennis Bosch
2
66275-
i
Black, white maltese cross, red sleeves, white cap (Messrs D I Scott & R M Scott)

Prince Of Promise 45 

ch g Crusade - Royal Promise (Royal Academy)

4 9-6
-
Warren KennedyDoug Campbell
3
74744-3
i
Black and yellow halved diagonally, yellow sleeves, black cuffs, yellow cap (Messrs M A Currie,p Govender,l Evered-hall & T Eve)

Dante's Rock 14 

b g Seventh Rock - ENCIRCLE (Trigger Finger)

4 9-6
-
S VealeDennis Drier
4
852044-
i
Yellow, green sleeves, red collar, cuffs and cap (Messrs Marius Mosert, Douglas Campbell & Gary Clar)

They Say 47 

ch g ANNOUNCE - Jumeira Jane (Muhtafal)

5 9-6 b
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Doug Campbell
5
87434-7
i
Dayglo yellow, navy stars and sleeves, dayglo yellow cap (Messrs G S Perkins, S B D De Groot, Sanjeev Ramsew)

Rebel Circus 35 

b g Rebel King - Faithful Promise (Jallad)

6 9-6 b
-
S BrownWendy Whitehead
6
535-042
i
Powder blue, brown star, brown sleeves, powder blue stars, powder blue cap, brown stars (Messrs T S Govender, C G Eudey & Siven Padayachee)

The Reformation 14 

b g Great Britain - Pledge (West Man)

5 9-6 b
-
Khanya Sakayi (9)Craig Eudey
7
0-
i
Yellow, turquoise braces, hoop and armband, yellow cap (Mr & Mrs R J Trotter, Messrs P A Botha, D G Paul &)

Burning Love 52 

ch g Kahal - Airbrush (JET MASTER)

Non Runner
8
6-
i
Black, green and tangerine sash, green sleeves and cap (Messrs G R Almanza & K P Naidoo & Corryvrecken Rac)

Day's Of Thunder 73 

b c Gimmethegreenlight - Tafra (Redoute's Choice)

4 9-6
-
K De MeloShane Humby
9
0
i
Gold, red crossed sashes, gold sleeves, red armbands and cuffs, gold cap (Pst Dan Sukhraj, Mr Jayson Govender & Mrs K Sukhra)

Foreign Policy 31 

ch g Miesque's Approval - Stormy Listen (Bernstein)

5 9-6
-
J SamuelMark Dixon
10
0
i
White, kingfisher crossed sashes, checked sleeves and cap (Mrs J G Dittmer)

Harry Flashman 31 

b g Ravishing - Flashy Filly (MOGOK)

4 9-6
-
Lance PagelJulie Dittmer
11
5-
i
Silver, red chevron, royal blue sleeves, silver stars, silver cap, red star (Mr B D Burnard)

Inn Flitemode 68 

b c Greys Inn - Essence Of Love (CAPTAIN AL)

4 9-6
-
Eric Saziso NgwaneDennis Bosch
12
i
Yellow, purple band of diamonds and sleeves, quartered cap (Mr Max Naidoo)

To The Regiment 

b c Oracy - For The Soul (Western Winter)

4 9-6
-
S RandolphCandice Bass-robinson
13
i
Silver, red chevron, royal blue sleeves, silver stars, silver cap, red star (Mr B D Burnard)

Volitaire (AUS)  

b c Pluck - Special Cuvee (Fasliyev)

Non Runner
14
6
i
Blue, white hoop, armband and cap (Mr M L Pappas)

Wicked Wolf 14 

b g Kabool - Lansdowne Road (Shooting High)

6 9-6
-
Ashton Arries (3)Mike Pappas
15
0-
i
White and blue halved horizontally, pink sleeves, blue cap (Messrs Bryn Ressell & N M Shirtliff)

Young Gun 73 

b c Twice Over - Rubirosa (Rakeen)

4 9-6
-
G WrightCandice Bass-robinson
16
57889-6
i
Silver, royal blue crossed sashes, checked sleeves, royal blue cap, silver peak (Tni Racing Trust (nom: Mr S Naidoo))

Royal Bodyguard 7 

ch g A P Arrow - Tzarina (National Emblem)

Non Runner
17
99690-7
i
Pink and purple halved vertically, halved sleeves, quartered cap (K & K Syndicate (nom: Mrs K S Mahabeer))

War Demon 14 

b g Eightfold Path - Tacoma (Lunar Lumberjack)

Non Runner
18
077800/
i
White, orange maltese cross, emerald green sleeves, orange cap (Mr Roy Moodley)

Roy's Baboon (AUS)  525 

b g Flying Spur - Moana Beach (Fusaichi Pegasus)

Non Runner
Verdict

DANTE'S ROCK has had a few chances, but finishes off well, and has good prospects here. THEY SAY has fair form, but needs to prove he is as effective on turf. MINALOUSHE VENTURE has the best form, but has to overcome a very wide draw. PRINCE OF PROMISE and DAY'S OF THUNDER are also worthy of inclusion.

Verdict

MINALOUSHE VENTURE could hardly be running any better right now and is arguably the one to aim at. Volitaire is next best having his first run, while To The Regiment also commands a second look seeing a racecourse for the first time.

11:25 Scottsville (RSA) 14 Feb 2018

GCC On Track Pinnacle Stakes (3YO plus)

Winner 81,242 ZAR - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

4f 214y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
40312-9
i
Cerise, navy blue chevron and sleeves, cerise cap (Newbury Racing (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D E Evans))

Muscatt 39 

ch g Victory Moon - Lone Sailor (Hard Up)

9 9-10
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Michael Roberts
2
43501-6
i
Yellow, black sleeves, yellow cap (Mr Anthony Maroun)

Doing It For Dan 3 

b g Windrush - Wrapped In Clover (Mt Livermore)

Non Runner
3
51233-2
i
Gold, black chevron, striped sleeves, gold cuffs, striped cap (Jetvest (nom: Mr W & Mrs N Ackerman))

Isca 39 

gr g Var - Jolie Bele (Impression)

6 9-3 v1
-
Warren KennedyGareth (jnr)
4
208171-
i
White, red chevron, spotted sleeves and cap (Messrs M J R Mauvis & Sam Osman)

Vision To Kill 115 

b f Kildonan - Royal Vision (ALAMI)

5 9-1
-
Ashton Arries (3)Paul Gadsby
5
12312-7
i
Yellow, black sleeves, yellow cap (Messrs Anthony Maroun & C M Comaroff)

Captain's Girl 39 

b f Noordhoek Flyer - Captain's Heart (CAPTAIN AL)

Non Runner
6
952553-
i
Yellow, black sleeves, yellow cap (Mr Anthony Maroun)

Hashtag Strat 102 

b f Great Britain - Stratisfaction (Windrush)

5 8-8
-
Khanya Sakayi (9)Louis Goosen
7
0/2231-8
i
Hot pink, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, black collar and cuffs, pink cap, black peak (Mrs L Loudon & Messrs P Georgiou, Eric Jugdeo, N R)

Moon Shadow (AUS)  31 

b/b g Pluck - Saigon Moonlight (Stravinsky)

5 7-12
-
Craig Bantam (6)Paul Lafferty
Verdict

Open. MUSCATT is fast, and loves the course and distance. HASHTAG STRAT is also pacy, and carries very low weight with 4kg claimer. VISION TO KILL is best weighted, and another 1000m specialist. ISCA and CAPTAIN'S GIRL cannot be ruled out either.

Verdict

VISION TO KILL recorded an excellent effort in her latest race and is arguably the one they have to beat. Muscatt earns the vote for second, while Captain's Girl also requires a closer look.

12:00 Scottsville (RSA) 14 Feb 2018

GCC Pole Position Maiden Plate (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 62,499 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f 211y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8332-3
i
Cyclamen, spectrum green crossed sashes, white sleeves, cyclamen cap (Messrs N Jonsson & B Jonsson)

Victorious Diva 39 

b f Trippi - Victoriana (JET MASTER)

4 9-6
-
Ashton Arries (3)Michael Roberts
2
643-2
i
White, green star and sleeves, white cap (Mr P De Marigny & Mrs G M Drier)

Breaking Barriers 35 

b f Judpot - Royal Reserve (Elliodor)

4 9-6
-
S VealeDennis Drier
3
873-5
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
-
Marco V'RensburgDuncan Howells
4
055-0
i
Black, white hooped cap (Gary Player Stud Farm (nom: Mr G J Player) & Mrs M)

Tommaso 31 

ch f Judpot - Lunar Blue (Fort Wood)

4 9-6 b
-
Warren KennedyTony Rivalland
5
7049-32
i
Black, yellow stars, black sleeves, yellow armband, collar and cuffs, hooped cap (Yellow Star Stud (nom: Mrs L S De Klerk))

Easy Peasy 7 

ch f Kildonan - Okey Dokey (National Emblem)

4 9-6
-
Eric Saziso NgwaneIvan Wyk
6
50944-6
i
Light blue and red halved horizontally, white hoop, red sleeves and cap, light blue collar, cuffs and peak (The Fire Racing Trust (nom: Mr Alesh Naidoo), Mess)

Wild Hushpuppy 19 

gr f Elusive Fort - CORN DODGER (Phantom Earl)

4 9-6
-
S RandolphDennis Bosch
7
8-
i
Grey, kingfisher sleeves and cap (Messrs G R Almanza, M J Clacey, S S Govender, T Go)

Blue Winter 73 

ch f What A Winter - Ladysingstheblues (National Emblem)

4 9-6
-
K De MeloShane Humby
8
38-3
i
Dayglo pink, black maltese cross, white sleeves and cap (Step Aside Syndicate (nom: Mr J A Carr))

Eternal Words 18 

b f Byword - Eternal Lady (Jallad)

4 9-6
-
S BrownLowan Denysschen
9
6
i
Red, white star, red sleeves, white armbands, white cap, red star (Mrs J Crawford)

Hiyaam 18 

b f Silvano - Tarfeeshana (Hussonet)

4 9-6
-
G WrightBrett Crawford
10
i
Silver, red chevron, royal blue sleeves, silver stars, silver cap, red star (Mr B D Burnard & Favour Stud (nom: Mrs Engelize Du)

Lady Jay 

b c Jay Peg - Solaise (Personal Hope)

4 9-6
-
B LerenaDennis Bosch
11
62-5
i
Dark green and gold quartered, gold sleeves, dark green seams, gold cap (Ms Nothemba Mlonzi)

Lilibet 3 

b f Pathfork - Lizabella (Sinndar)

Non Runner
12
8-0
i
White, kingfisher crossed sashes, checked sleeves and cap (Mrs J G Dittmer)

Nightmare Helen 10 

b f Ecomium - Helen Back (Spectrum)

4 9-6
-
Mandla NtuliJulie Dittmer
13
0
i
Green, gold chevron, burgundy collar and sleeves, green cap (Mr Jayson Govender, Pst Dan Sukhraj & Mrs K Sukhra)

Rain On Cedars 31 

b f Curved Ball - Cedar City (Elusive City)

5 9-6
-
Julius Mphanya (9)Mark Dixon
14
0
i
Dayglo yellow, green star and collar, dayglo yellow sleeves, quartered cap, dayglo yellow peak (Messrs J A Carr, G C Cornwall, G P Denysschen, M B)

Such A Rush 31 

b f Windrush - Divine Fairy (Divine Act)

4 9-6
-
Lance PagelLowan Denysschen
15
0-
i
Dark blue and light blue checked diamonds (Messrs G R Almanza & S B Whiffler)

The Last Word 75 

b f Byword - Cocktail Party (National Assembly)

Non Runner
16
07-8
i
Black and red hoops, red and yellow hooped sleeves, black and yellow hooped cap (Messrs Bryn Ressell, P V Lafferty & N M Shirtliff)

Madame De Guava (AUS)  17 

ch f Excelebration - Native Song (Mellifont)

4 9-6 b1
-
Dennis SchwarzPaul Lafferty
17
62656-0
i
White, orange maltese cross, emerald green sleeves, orange cap (Mr Roy Moodley)

Roy's Barbel 14 

b f Al Miqdaam - Tropical Winter (Western Winter)

Non Runner
18
550999-
i
All marigold (Messrs P V Lafferty & T Fourie)

Khetiwe (AUS)  50 

br m Redoute's Choice - La Lune (Dehere)

Non Runner
Verdict

BREAKING BARRIERS seems sure to leave the maiden ranks soon, and would be a narrow first choice. However the same can be said for VICTORIOUS DIVA, and there shouldn't be much between them. LILIBET ran very well second time out,and could trump both, but is also carded on 11 Feb. HIYAAM was quietly fancied on debut, and could make big improvement.

Verdict

BREAKING BARRIERS was much improved in her most recent start and is the one to catch. Lady Jay is taken to follow the selection home on her debut, while Victorious Diva could also get a look-in.

12:35 Scottsville (RSA) 14 Feb 2018

GCC Takeover Mr 88 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

5f 212y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
252452-
i
Light blue and red halved horizontally, white band, red sleeves and cap, blue collar, cuffs and peak (The Fire Racing Trust (nom: Mr Alesh Naidoo))

Varallo 66 

b g Var - Covenant (Western Winter)

4 9-9
-
B LerenaDennis Bosch
2
854061-
i
Blue, gold sash, blue cap (Mr M E Leaf)

Lineker (AUS)  45 

b g Star Witness - Battle Maiden (Goldkeeper)

6 9-1 b1
-
S VealeGareth (jnr)
3
8065-11
i
Black, white sleeves, black armbands and cap, white peak (Mrs D J Sherrell & Mr M C Gerber)

Sunset Eyes 31 

ch g Western Winter - Winning Eyes (Qui Danzig)

5 9-1
-
A DelpechBrett Crawford
4
23650-4
i
Gold and navy blue quartered diagonally, checked sleeves, gold cap (Messrs L C W Van Wyk, M A Currie & P V Lafferty)

Sniper Shot 31 

ch g Judpot - Seven Veils (Rich Man's Gold)

4 9-0
-
Ashton Arries (3)Paul Lafferty
5
021121/
i
Black, green and tangerine sash, green sleeves and cap (Messrs G R Almanza & F N Englezakis)

Tribal Fusion 455 

ch g Trippi - Far De Vie (Fard)

6 9-0
-
K De MeloShane Humby
6
18212-7
i
Purple, red maltese cross, purple sleeves, red cap (Messrs R T Fitzgerald, U Pillay & G B Puller)

Ryker 31 

ch c Miesque's Approval - Speedy Eli (Elliodor)

4 8-13
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Garth Puller
7
95008-7
i
Vieux rose, cream sleeves, green cap (Mrs M D J Liley)

Highway Explorer (AUS)  17 

b g Mossman - More Laurels (More Than Ready)

7 8-11 b
-
Mandla NtuliTony Rivalland
8
1126-
i
Dayglo yellow, navy stars and sleeves, dayglo yellow cap (Messrs G S Perkins, M D H Sinnema & Miss W Whitehe)

Hard To Play 88 

b g Curved Ball - La Mascarata (Kahal)

4 8-10
-
S RandolphWendy Whitehead
9
146-
i
Dayglo orange, black spots, dayglo green collar and sleeves, dayglo orange cap (Mr D D MacLean)

Queen's Plain 88 

b f Dynasty - Russet Savannah (Spectrum)

4 8-9
-
Marco V'RensburgDuncan Howells
10
31234-
i
Vieux rose, cream sleeves, green cap (Mrs M D J Liley)

Cuvara 66 

b g Var - Cupid's Daughter (Ad Valorem)

Non Runner
11
41-4
i
Dayglo orange, black spots, dayglo green collar and sleeves, dayglo orange cap (Mr D D MacLean)

Edge Of The Sun 31 

ch g Philanthropist - Scarlet Sky (Fort Wood)

4 8-3 b
-
Eric Saziso NgwaneDuncan Howells
Verdict

Tough. RYKER is a little above average, and had excuses last time. Should be there. SNIPER SHOT made an encouraging return after gelding, and will be getting into it late. SUNSET EYES is 2/2 with Delpech, and has to be included. VARALLO, HARD TO PLAY, QUEEN'S PLAIN and CUVARA all have claims as well.

Verdict

SUNSET EYES gets a narrow vote but this is an open race. Varallo is just about preferred for second, while Lineker may be the best option for third.

13:10 Scottsville (RSA) 14 Feb 2018

GCC Fast Tracked Fm 82 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 62,499 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f 210y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
12125-1
i
Dayglo orange, black spots, dayglo green collar and sleeves, dayglo orange cap (Mr D D MacLean)

Fiorella 24 

b f CAPTAIN AL - Arcola (Caesour)

4 9-6
-
Marco V'RensburgDuncan Howells
2
544262-
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Leisure Trip 54 

b m Trippi - Laisserfaire (Danehill)

6 9-2
-
G WrightWillem Nel
3
632236-
i
Silver, red chevron, royal blue sleeves, silver stars, silver cap, red star (Mr B D Burnard)

Onesie 56 

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

5 9-2
-
B LerenaMark Dixon
4
153016-
i
Green, white epaulettes, green cap, white spots (Messrs G S Knowles & R T Mattheyse)

Parabola 54 

ch f Silvano - Sensational Secret (Camden Park)

5 9-1
-
Craig Bantam (6)Brett Crawford
5
35211-2
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 19 

b f Querari - Pearly Princess (Fort Wood)

4 8-11
-
A DelpechDean Kannemeyer
6
30434-4
i
Black, green stripe, black sleeves, green cuffs and cap (Green Street Bloodstock (pty) Ltd & Dr R H Katzwin)

Inga 19 

b f Mambo in Seattle - Jalinga (Jallad)

5 8-11 b
-
S VealeGareth (jnr)
7
3145-41
i
Blue, orange and green hoops, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr R J McArthur & Mrs J A Wintle)

Moon Princess 18 

b f Dupont - Iberia (Cordoba)

Non Runner
8
77068-0
i
Brown and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap (Mr Douglas Campbell)

Overlap 19 

b m Overlord - Little Green Apple (SPACESHIP)

7 8-11
-
Julius Mphanya (9)Doug Campbell
9
26412-
i
White, orange band of diamonds, white sleeves and cap (Messrs P R Rencken, B A Bracher & M R Bracher, E A)

Minnie The Moocher 122 

b f Judpot - Dance Along (Rakeen)

4 8-7
-
Warren KennedyGavin Van Zyl
10
42160-2
i
White, blue hoop, white sleeves and cap (Messrs J Chowles, M P Van Tonder & L P Ralphs)

Super Sparkle 39 

b f Warm White Night - Celebrate Life (JET MASTER)

4 8-3
-
Ashton Arries (3)Brett Crawford
Verdict

PEARL GLOW is ultra reliable and from the pole draw sure to be involved in the finish. SUPER SPARKLE caught the eye on local debut, and will prefer the extra. FIORELLA is a decent young filly, and can defy top weight. INGA and MOON PRINCESS have the form to be competitive.

Verdict

LEISURE TRIP got back on track in her most recent race and is the one to catch. Onesie could provide the chief opposition, while Inga heads up those chasing third place.

13:50 Scottsville (RSA) 14 Feb 2018

GCC Wildcard Mr 72 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 56,246 ZAR - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

7f 210y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
42983-5
i
Vieux rose, cream sleeves, green cap (Mrs M D J Liley)

Reactive 31 

b g Bankable - Four Ladies Wild (Western Winter)

6 9-6 b
-
B LerenaTony Rivalland
2
01453-4
i
Royal blue and green hoops, white sleeves and cap (Social Six Syndicate (nom: Mr J P Koster))

Waywood 31 

b g Jay Peg - Flora (Fort Wood)

5 9-6
-
K De MeloShane Humby
3
316090-
i
Red, bright green stars, black sleeves, bright green stars, black cap, bright green stars (Messrs M F Bass, W Chong, M G Schoeman & Wehann Sm)

Come On Sonny 52 

ch g King's Apostle - Tricia's Spur (Flying Spur)

5 9-3 b
-
Warren KennedyCandice Bass-robinson
4
44183-3
i
Dayglo orange, black spots, dayglo green collar and sleeves, dayglo orange cap (Mr D D MacLean)

Girl In Gold 24 

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

4 9-2
-
Marco V'RensburgDuncan Howells
5
41273-3
i
Dayglo orange, dayglo yellow seams, dayglo orange cap (Mr Bruce Ferreira)

Delirious Nomad 19 

ch g Rebel King - Pacific Storm (Big Swinger)

6 9-2 b
-
S VealeDennis Drier
6
12233-9
i
Lime green and pink stripes, pink sleeves, striped cap (Mr Trevor & Mrs Robin Denman)

The Poet 31 

b g Brave Tin Soldier - Snippety Snip (Jallad)

7 9-1
-
S RandolphMark Dixon
7
0043-59
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Mr Colin Bird)

Bling Swing 19 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Blingsta (Damascus Gate)

5 9-0
-
Ashton Arries (3)Paul Lafferty
8
0260-58
i
White, orange maltese cross, emerald green sleeves, orange cap (Mr Roy Moodley)

Selvan's Jet 18 

ch g JET MASTER - Western Flyer (Western Winter)

8 8-13
-
J SamuelAlyson Wright
9
09064-0
i
Brown and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap (Messrs Douglas Campbell & K J Vally)

Argyle Bay 39 

b g Silvano - Rose Bay (Russian Revival)

9 8-10 b
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Doug Campbell
10
48332-5
i
Black, yellow band of diamonds, yellow and black halved sleeves, yellow collar, cuffs and cap (Messrs L F Robinson & Z Bifov)

Emperor Niarchos 24 

b g Miesque's Approval - Smart Empress (STRIKE SMARTLY)

8 8-10
-
A DelpechFrank Robinson
11
455854-
i
Emerald, orange sleeves, brown cap (Messrs Dave Hawkins & Douglas Campbell)

Pirogue 88 

b g Mullins Bay - Fovesta (Foveros)

7 8-10
-
Craig Bantam (6)Doug Campbell
12
44626-4
i
White, orange maltese cross, emerald green sleeves, orange cap (Mr Roy Moodley)

Roy's Roll's Royce (AUS)  18 

ch g Choisir - Ma Chienne (Verglas)

6 8-10
-
Serino Moodley (3)Yogas Govender
13
49851-9
i
White, yellow star, blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, white peak (Messrs K Ramanah, Douglas Campbell, Dave Hawkins &)

St Peter's Bay 39 

b g King Of Kings - Rose Bay (Russian Revival)

5 8-9 b
-
G WrightDoug Campbell
14
49972-7
i
Royal blue, gold spot, gold sleeves and cap (Gold Circle Staff & Mr G B Puller & Miss W E Gerst)

Forceful Rush 18 

b g Seventh Rock - Lavender Sky (Elliodor)

6 8-6 b
-
A MgudlwaGarth Puller
15
846109-
i
Black, yellow sleeves, black spots and cap, red collar, cuffs and peak (Mr J J Snyman)

Aforaway 59 

b c Strategic News - Silver Lace (Silvano)

4 8-5
-
Eric Saziso NgwaneSean Tarry
16
498907-
i
Dayglo green, black chevrons, striped sleeves, halved cap (Mr Preggie Somasundram)

Eternal Ice 59 

b g Western Winter - Easyjadeasy (Model Man)

Non Runner
17
600077-
i
green, black maltese cross, green sleeves, black cuffs, green cap, black peak (Messrs P J Cotterell, A D Carr, J A Carr & B D Van)

Principate 63 

b g Greys Inn - Imperial Rule (Al Mufti)

Non Runner
Verdict

Proper lower division handicap. WAYWOOD was given a lot to do last time, and should be competitive. GIRL IN GOLD has done well in decent female company, and has to be respected. EMPEROR NIARCHOS is never far off, and has Delpech. THE POET has a chance despite bad draw. BLING SWING and FORCEFUL RUSH can upset.

Verdict

PIROGUE is demonstrably the best of these on form and shouldn't really be troubled. Emperor Niarchos is the other to focus on, while Bling Swing enters calculations for third place.

14:25 Scottsville (RSA) 14 Feb 2018

GCC Fired Up Mr 72 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 56,246 ZAR - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 1f 153y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
7654-15
i
Yellow and grey checks, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr R Calder)

Mark My Card 19 

b m Miesque's Approval - Markanawa (Maroof)

7 9-9
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Craig Eudey
2
813668-
i
Light blue and red halved horizontally, white band, red sleeves and cap, blue collar, cuffs and peak (The Fire Racing Trust (nom: Mr Alesh Naidoo))

Rockefeller 105 

ch g Philanthropist - Generous Anna (General Nediym)

5 9-9 b
-
Serino Moodley (3)Kumaran Naidoo 1
3
36692-2
i
Blue, red sash, hooped sleeves, red cap (Mrs F Ebrahim)

Verdier 31 

b g Var - Arcola (Caesour)

5 9-9
-
K De MeloMark Dixon
4
43532-1
i
White, black diamonds, red sleeves and cap (Messrs M C Gerber & D M Kannemeyer & Ms G A Jaffee)

Pure Logic 24 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Pearl River (Jallad)

5 9-6 b
-
A DelpechDean Kannemeyer
5
3723-32
i
Red, blue maltese cross, white sleeves, blue chevrons, blue and red striped cap, blue peak (Lady Colleen Glaeser & Mr J S Mostert)

Amor Ardiente 24 

b g Antonius Pius - Woosh (Windrush)

Non Runner
6
0313-
i
Teal, black epaulettes, dayglo pink sleeves, black cap (Mr B Kalian)

Midnight 45 

b c Crusade - Midnight Ale (Dolpour)

4 9-1
-
Marco V'RensburgDuncan Howells
7
9311-48
i
Blue, gold sash, blue cap (Mr M E Leaf)

Storm Ruler 14 

b g Silvano - Larapinta (Al Mufti)

5 8-13
-
Eric Saziso NgwaneSean Tarry
8
8615-5
i
Red, tangerine diagonal stripes, striped sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs P Govender, K Naiken, N S Naidoo & Y Naidu)

Late Autumn 18 

b g Gimmethegreenlight - Mighty Doll (West Man)

4 8-10
-
S VealeDennis Drier
9
61303-9
i
Magenta, white v bib, hooped sleeves and cap (Sir George Albu)

Impact Zone 14 

b g Judpot - Mamushka (Elliodor)

6 8-9 b
-
Warren KennedyDoug Campbell
10
05690-0
i
Blue, white hoop, armband and cap (Mr M L Pappas)

Newtons Spark 14 

b g Newton - Bright Spark (Val Des Bois)

8 8-3
-
Ashton Arries (3)Mike Pappas
11
78556-5
i
Powder blue, brown star, brown sleeves, powder blue stars, powder blue cap, brown stars (Messrs T S Govender & C G Eudey)

Night Lock 24 

b g Kahal - Brass Bullet (Fard)

8 8-3 b
-
A MgudlwaCraig Eudey
12
709069-
i
White, red and black striped sleeves and cap (Messrs G J M Anderson, D Anderson & G R Walton & C)

Discourse 54 

b g Go Deputy - Sermonize (STRIKE SMARTLY)

8 8-3
-
Khanya Sakayi (9)Craig Eudey
Verdict

PURE LOGIC finished very strongly last time, and the form has been franked. Hard to beat. VERDIER may now be looking for this trip and can threaten. MIDNIGHT put up a most encouraging post maiden effort over further. MARK MY CARD and AMOR ARDIENTE have both done enough for inclusion as well.

Verdict

LATE AUTUMN has been in decent form of late and just about gets the nod in this field. Verdier could be the answer to second place, while Impact Zone enters calculations for third place.

15:00 Scottsville (RSA) 14 Feb 2018

GCC All Over Durban Mr 62 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 46,883 ZAR - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m 1f 153y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
20521-1
i
Gold, navy blue crossed sashes and sleeves, gold seams and cuffs, gold cap, navy blue peak (Messrs C P Kalil, M A Makaab & I S Moore)

Ballymaine 24 

ch g Main Aim - Ballykissangel (COUNT DUBOIS)

4 9-6 b
-
S RandolphIvan/darry Moore
2
33819-
i
Red, blue hoop, blue and yellow checked sleeves and cap (Messrs K M Smith, T Fourie, L M Ngcamu & N R Tovey)

Francesco 50 

b g Judpot - Malibu Cove (Daylami)

4 9-6
-
B LerenaPaul Lafferty
3
94315-3
i
Black, yellow sash with white stripe, white and yellow striped sleeves and cap (Mrs P A Young)

The Money Man 24 

b g Miesque's Approval - Shadow Sport (Sportsworld)

6 9-6
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Craig Eudey
4
5048-64
i
Green, white sleeves, black spots, green cuffs, black cap (Mr G Prithipal)

Caprivi 14 

b g MOGOK - Pinaster (Western Winter)

6 9-5
-
Julius Mphanya (9)Desmond Egdes
5
22254-6
i
Navy, dayglo pink stripes, dayglo pink sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs P H De Lacy, Messrs G W Whittaker & R J F)

Viking Red 24 

ch g Go Deputy - Vermilion (Western Winter)

5 9-4
-
S BrownFrank Robinson
6
55246-0
i
Mauve and pink checked diamonds, pink sleeves and cap (Messrs J Sarkis & G L Blank)