10:00 Greyville (RSA) 13 Dec 2017

Gold Circle Save The Children Christmas Party Maiden Plate (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 62,492 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

4f 214y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
464353-
i
White, red stars, blue sleeves, white stars, white cap (Champ De Mars Syndicate (nom: Mr C Lafraisiere))

Shindeagen 7 

ch f Brave Tin Soldier - Star Of Savannah (What A Prospect)

3 9-6
-
A DelpechAlyson Wright
2
66448-
i
Orange, purple and orange checked sleeves and cap (Mr E W Buhr)

Kinsky's Crusade 19 

b f Crusade - Countess Kinsky (Kahal)

3 9-6 b1
-
Derryl DanielsCorinne Bestel
3
347243-
i
Red and grey stripes, striped sleeves and cap (Mr D G Rowles)

Georgina 5 

b f Miesque's Approval - Seven Brides (Kefaah)

4 9-6
-
B LerenaAlyson Wright
4
385706-
i
Black, yellow and black striped sleeves and cap (Mrs K Anthony & B D Van Laun)

Sonic A P 130 

ch m A P Answer - Sonic Prospect (Secret Prospector)

5 9-6 b
-
Doctor S LembetheGreg / Anthony
5
9009-
i
Dayglo yellow, dayglo yellow and purple checked diamond sleeves, quartered cap (Mr C Fenwick)

Harmonia 12 

b f A P Answer - Ritualistic (Jallad)

3 9-6 b
-
Tristan GoddenLezeanne Forbes
6
050-
i
Royal blue and green checked diamonds, royal blue sleeves and cap (Mrs S J De Oliveira)

Desert Phantom 10 

b f What A Winter - Desert Rouge (Slew The Red)

3 9-6 b1
-
K De MeloJames Goodman
7
7-
i
Black, yellow spots, striped sleeves and cap (Dr D Chetty & Mrs V Chetty & K & K Syndicate (nom:)

I'm A Var 136 

b f Var - Perceptive (Silvano)

3 9-6
-
A MarcusPaul Gadsby
8
i
Purple and white checks (Chantarelle Farm (nom: Mr C E P Touzel))

Pretzel Baby 

b f A P Answer - Cape Holly (Fort Wood)

3 9-6
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Craig Eudey
9
i
Red and white checked diamonds, white sleeves, checked diamond cap (Messrs I D Howard, D A Gafney & G S Perkins)

Rocking Ruby 

b f Seventh Rock - Ruby Cartel (MOGOK)

3 9-6
-
S RandolphWendy Whitehead
Verdict

Tough meeting. I'M A VAR showed good pace on the polytrack here on her debut. She needs a bit of improvement but switching to the turf may assist. Ignore KINSKY'S CRUSADE's last run. The filly went a bit far and back over the sprint should be a strong contender especially with blinkers on. DESERT PHANTOM can upset with blinkers. SHINDEAGEN and GEORGINA are overdue. First timers

Verdict

ROCKING RUBY looks to hold good claims on paper first time out and might well be the one to side with. Pretzel Baby seems the most likely to capitalise if the selection fails to deliver having her first run, while Shindeagen could well have a say too.

10:30 Greyville (RSA) 13 Dec 2017

izimbali Maiden Plate (3YO plus)

Winner 62,492 ZAR - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

4f 214y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
738936-
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Mighty Mercury 25 

b g Pathfork - Hold Fast (Jallad)

3 9-6 b
-
A MarcusCharles Laird
2
876-
i
Red, white squares and sleeves, red cap (Messrs B Jonsson & S B Jonsson)

Fives Wild 59 

b g Toreador - Savanna Sunrise (LECTURE)

3 9-6 b1
-
K De MeloMichael Roberts
3
0539-
i
Dayglo pink, black maltese cross, white sleeves and cap (Step Aside Syndicate (nom: Mr J A Carr))

Captain Cobalt 25 

b g CAPTAIN AL - Miss Pink (Numerous)

3 9-6
-
M YeniLowan Denysschen
4
0/85204-
i
Yellow, green sleeves, red collar, cuffs and cap (Messrs Douglas Campbell, G B Kruger, Marius Moster)

They Say 257 

ch g ANNOUNCE - Jumeira Jane (Muhtafal)

Non Runner
5
579950-
i
Pink and purple halved vertically, halved sleeves, quartered cap (K & K Syndicate (nom: Mrs K S Mahabeer) & Mr M G F)

Epic Sword 115 

gr c Crusade - Silver Moon (Model Man)

3 9-6
-
S VealeFrank Robinson
6
300576-
i
White, green epaulettes, white sleeves, green seams, green cap, white peak (Messrs Z Bifov & L F Robinson)

Wolf Killer 5 

b g Rock Of Rochelle - She Wolff (CAPTAIN AL)

4 9-6 b
-
Warren KennedyFrank Robinson
7
667707-
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 7 

b g Great Britain - Pledge (West Man)

4 9-6 b
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Craig Eudey
8
0-
i
Red, blue maltese cross, white sleeves and cap (Mr G C Kalil)

Chapel Cleeve 132 

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

Non Runner
9
5-
i
Black, yellow stars, black sleeves, yellow armband, collar and cuffs, hooped cap (Yellow Star Stud (nom: Mrs L S De Klerk))

Cirencester 40 

b g Kildonan - Polo (MARTINELLI)

Non Runner
10
809770-
i
Black and white quartered, red sleeves and cap (Mr T P M Blyth, Mrs G M M Buchanan, Miss T Roussos)

Truly Var 40 

b f Var - True Lily (JOSHUA DANCER)

4 9-1
-
Derryl DanielsCorinne Bestel
Verdict

MIGHTY MERCURY gets a good opportunity to open his account in this field. He has gone the closest over this trip and has run with stronger in the past.CAPTAIN COBALT was no threat over a bit further. He was switching to turf and can be forgiven that. Expect better especially from a good draw this time. FIVES WILD may show now tried with blinkers. THEY SAY has a say.

Verdict

CAPTAIN COBALT just about edges it as the selection but will need everything to fall right. Mighty Mercury is probably the main opposition, while Fives Wild also merits respect.

11:00 Greyville (RSA) 13 Dec 2017

Tomorrow's Hope Maiden Plate (3YO plus)

Winner 62,492 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

7f 210y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
00/482-
i
Powder blue, navy blue crossed sashes, powder blue sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs F Dippenaar, M A Currie, T Keating & G Step)

Obvious Child 35 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Pumpkin Ridge (Tiger Ridge)

4 9-6 b
-
S VealeDennis Drier
2
553774-
i
Brown and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap (Messrs Douglas Campbell, Morgan Pillay & R M Scott)

Eccellerate 115 

b g Miesque's Approval - Generous Girl (MODERN DAY)

4 9-6 b
-
S RandolphDoug Campbell
3
8-
i
Red, blue maltese cross, white sleeves, blue chevrons, blue and red striped cap, blue peak (Lady Colleen Glaeser)

Lord Of Glencoe 54 

ch g Admire Main - Civil Affair (Northern Guest)

4 9-6 b1
-
M YeniBelinda Impey
4
7-
i
Yellow, fuchsia stripe, halved sleeves, yellow cap (Sean Tarry Racing C C (nominee S G Tarry))

Twister Vortex 147 

b g Toreador - Relentless Storm (Hennessy)

4 9-6 b1
-
A MgudlwaSean Tarry
5
662-
i
Black, white maltese cross, red sleeves, white cap (Messrs D I Scott & R M Scott)

Prince Of Promise 25 

ch c Crusade - Royal Promise (Royal Academy)

3 9-4
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Doug Campbell
6
742-
i
Aquamarine, dark grey seams, aquamarine sleeves, dark grey armbands, striped cap (Messrs Greg Bortz, Bryn Ressell, N M Shirtliff & A)

What A Moon 82 

b g What A Winter - Moonlite 'n Roses (Al Mufti)

3 9-4
-
A DelpechDean Kannemeyer
7
520430-
i
White,royal blue stars and collar,white sleeves,royal blue seams,white cap, royal blue stars (Miss Trinisha Pillay, Mr S Pillay & Mrs U S Pillay)

Mutawaary (AUS)  3 

b/b g Hinchinbrook - Sefrah (Zabeel)

Non Runner
8
90748-
i
Royal blue, shocking pink sleeves, royal blue cap, shocking pink peak (Mr Mervyn Chetty & Mesdames S J De Oliveira & V G)

Ram Trip 52 

b g Trippi - Las Ramblas (Toreador)

3 9-4 b
-
S BrownJames Goodman
9
7/48753-
i
White, burgundy hoop, armbands, collar and cuffs, hooped cap (Dr G Baitz & Mr C Baitz)

Supa Mufti 54 

b c Muhtafal - Supa Glow (National Assembly)

3 9-4
-
B LerenaMichael Miller
10
847-
i
Red and light grey checked diamonds, red sleeves and cap (Mr Steven Chetty & K & K Syndicate (nom: Mrs K S M)

Glitterrock 40 

b c MOGOK - Glitterati (Western Winter)

3 9-4
-
Warren KennedyFrank Robinson
11
90-
i
Black, red 'v', sleeves and collar, silver cap (Mr B P & Mrs K Finch)

Century Gold 63 

b g Visionaire - Avenue Of Gold (Albert Hall)

3 9-4
-
B JacobsonBrett Crawford
12
0-
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Code Of Values 42 

b g Seventh Rock - Western Baby (Western Winter)

3 9-4
-
G WrightWillem Nel
13
9-
i
Silver, red chevron, royal blue sleeves, silver stars, silver cap, red star (Mr B D Burnard)

Destination Pluto 112 

b g Marchfield - Move The Stars (Elliodor)

3 9-4
-
K De MeloDennis Bosch 1
14
i
Black, yellow maltese cross, black sleeves, red cap (Messrs R Regnard, D C Howells, Sean Naidoo & Mrs H)

Hirohito 

b g Ideal World - Turandot (Qui Danzig)

3 9-4
-
Eric Saziso NgwaneDuncan Howells
15
840996-
i
Black, gold maltese cross, striped sleeves, diamonds on cap (Dr E E Williams)

Sherman 40 

b g Bezrin - Julie Julie (Silvino)

4 9-6
-
Ashton ArriesIvan Wyk
16
750609-
i
Yellow, emerald hoop, hooped sleeves and cap (Messrs C Garlick, J Brodell, Estate Late A Van Vuu)

Le Cheik 35 

b g THE SHEIK - French Bonnet (MARTINELLI)

Non Runner (Reserve)
17
0/09790-
i
Silver grey, maroon v bib, silver grey sleeves, maroon cuffs and cap (Mr Sayed Allie & Mrs K Anthony)

Justlikeluke 35 

ch g A P Answer - Frisky Flag (Allied Flag)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

OBVIOUS CHILD is improving now. He has only been raced on the turf here andblinkers did get him into a challenging position last time. He must go welleven if there are more with scope. PRINCE OF PROMISE ran on well over a bitshorter. He has not drawn well again but can only improve. MUTAWAARY's Highveld form entitles him to plenty respect. But is carded to run on the 10th.

Verdict

PRINCE OF PROMISE has fewer question marks about him than the others but any trouble could put paid to his chance. Hirohito has the strongest claims of the rest having his first run, while What A Moon is one to bear in mind too.

11:35 Greyville (RSA) 13 Dec 2017

Say No To Violence Maiden Plate (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 62,492 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

7f 210y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
900-
i
Black, pink fleur de lys, black sleeves and cap (Messrs M Barnard, D Hancock & J J B Roux)

Swift Move 35 

b f DOOWALEY - Nation Call (Dancing Blues)

4 9-6
-
S BrownBelinda Impey
2
0/9-
i
Red and light grey checked diamonds, red sleeves and cap (Mr Steven Chetty)

Black Southeaster 25 

ch f Black Minnaloushe - Windspiel (CAPTAIN AL)

4 9-6
-
Warren KennedyFrank Robinson
3
0952-
i
Black, red maltese cross and sleeves, red cap, black peak (Mr A L A Crabbia)

Hidden Thought 42 

ch f Lateral - Hidcote Blue (National Assembly)

3 9-4
-
M YeniGlen Kotzen
4
98963-
i
Red, white crossed sashes, blue sleeves, white cap (Mr P Gounden)

Winter Model 7 

b f What A Winter - Sports Model (Sportsworld)

3 9-4 b
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Belinda Impey
5
854704-
i
Black, yellow stars, black sleeves, yellow armband, collar and cuffs, hooped cap (Yellow Star Stud (nom: Mrs L S De Klerk))

Easy Peasy 5 

ch f Kildonan - Okey Dokey (National Emblem)

Non Runner
6
05-
i
Purple, red cross, red sleeves, purple cuffs, quartered cap (Mrs K Sukhraj, Pst Dan Sukhraj & Mr Jayson Govende)

Aiden's Porsche 35 

b f King Of Kings - Key Prospect (Qui Danzig)

3 9-4
-
J SamuelDesmond Egdes
7
0-
i
Pink and yellow quartered, yellow sleeves and cap (Messrs B C Ralph & B Lennox & Mesdames N A Davis,)

Barbara 161 

b f Philanthropist - Taj Mahal Trip (Trippi)

3 9-4
-
Serino Moodley (3)Alistair Gordon
8
54-
i
Royal blue and white quartered, checked sleeves, white cap (Mr G M Elliott)

Byline 25 

b f Byword - Red Armada (MOGOK)

Non Runner
9
909-
i
White, black rings, orange sleeves, black cap (Messrs K D Vermeulen, L Pillay & Mesdames J G Ditt)

Chatty Cathy 10 

ch f Just as Well - Ascot Jewel (Al Mufti)

3 9-4
-
Lance PagelJulie Dittmer
10
550-
i
Maroon, silver epaulettes and cap (Mr M De Haast)

Incomodation 17 

b f Antonius Pius - Earnings Yield (CAPTAIN AL)

3 9-4
-
Tristan GoddenLezeanne Forbes
11
67-
i
Red, silver stars, silver sleeves, red stars, red cap, silver star (Miller Racing Syndicate (nom: Mr Sterling M Miller)

Khadine 17 

ch f Judpot - Miss Kitty (Black Minnaloushe)

3 9-4
-
Doctor S LembetheMichael Miller
12
000-
i
Lilac, emerald triangle, armbands and cap (Mr C Strydom)

Queen Of Pace 7 

b f Lion Tamer - Fly With Me (Rambo Dancer)

3 9-4
-
Lerato MohapiCharles Laird
13
05-
i
White, orange maltese cross, emerald green sleeves, orange cap (Mr Roy Moodley)

Roy's Novice (AUS)  19 

ch f Choisir - Magical Slice (Ne Coupez Pas)

3 9-4
-
B LerenaAlyson Wright
14
00-
i
Turquoise green and gold quartered, white sleeves, turquoise green cap (Messrs V Namchunder, L G Denysschen, G P Denyssche)

Wrapped In Silk 38 

b f Noordhoek Flyer - Model Fever (MOGOK)

3 9-4
-
B JacobsonLowan Denysschen
15
906580-
i
Purple and gold hoops, purple sleeves, gold seams, purple cap, gold peak (Mesdames C R A Kingham & J G Dittmer & Mr M G Salt)

Voetspore 40 

b f Brave Tin Soldier - Footsteps (Dynasty)

Non Runner
16
6000-
i
Turquoise, purple crossed sashes and sleeves, turquoise stars, purple cap, turquoise stars (Messrs Mikshay Singh & Mervyn Singh)

Flaming Desire 10 

b f Byword - Seraphim Falls (Kahal)

3 9-4
-
Ashton ArriesKumaran Naidoo
17
270000-
i
White, dayglo green chevron, white sleeves, white cap, dayglo green diamond (Messrs G D Kimber, C G Eudey & G S Renaud)

Last Summer 68 

b m Miesque's Approval - Summer Bonnet (Harry Hotspur)

5 9-6 b
-
Khanya SakayiCraig Eudey
Verdict

HIDDEN THOUGHT put in a fair display racing upfront allowing only one to get by her. She is getting the hang of things and on pedigree should not be troubled by the longer trip. BYLINE is improving as well. She should love the trip but has drawn a bit wide. WINTER MODEL showed something last time andher rider has been doing very well. She can get into it. More can show.

Verdict

HIDDEN THOUGHT put up an excellent effort last time and is arguably the one to beat. Winter Model has the best claims of the remainder, while Roy's Novice might be tough to keep out of the minor places.

12:10 Greyville (RSA) 13 Dec 2017

Stay In School Mr 66 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 50,007 ZAR - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 209y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
18/1857-
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Arctic Teon 108 

b g FANATIC DANE - BELLE GRISE (Kenmare)

6 9-9
-
G WrightWillem Nel
2
0461-
i
Dayglo green, black chevrons, striped sleeves, halved cap (Mr Preggie Somasundram)

Samsonite 40 

ch g A P Arrow - Royal Purse (King Of Kings)

3 9-6 b
-
K De MeloCharles Laird
3
374116-
i
Blue, yellow maltese cross, white sleeves, red armbands and cap (Messrs G P Cox, T W Langley & S J Warnock, Mr D &)

Peggy's Dream 38 

ch f Jay Peg - To The Night (CASEY TIBBS)

4 9-6
-
Ashton Arries (3)Paul Gadsby
4
681372-
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 31 

b g Antonius Pius - Woosh (Windrush)

3 9-5
-
S BrownBelinda Impey
5
831477-
i
Blue, silver seams, hooped cap (Mr Leslie Logan & Green Street Bloodstock (p Brown)

Siyakwamukela 136 

b g Miesque's Approval - Sugar Magnolia (Dolpour)

4 9-5
-
Warren KennedyGavin Van Zyl
6
463712-
i
White, kingfisher and red hoops, white sleeves, red cap (Mr P J Louwrens)

Air Salute 17 

b g DOOWALEY - Champion Tibbs (CASEY TIBBS)

4 9-2 b
-
Tristan GoddenLezeanne Forbes
7
510559-
i
Yellow, purple stars, yellow cap, purple star (Hollywood Syndicate (nom: Mr O B Heffer))

Honest Prince 115 

b g Kildonan - Forest Lecture (LECTURE)

4 9-2
-
A MgudlwaAlyson Wright
8
041967-
i
Gold, black hoop, gold sleeves, black armbands, gold cap (Dr R P & Mrs R C Plunkett, Mr G B Puller & Dr R H)

Big Si 47 

b g MOGOK - Conjurer (All Fired Up)

6 9-2 b
-
S RandolphGarth Puller
9
423178-
i
Dayglo pink, daylo yellow maltese cross and sleeves,d pink stars, d yellow cap, d pink stars (Mr S G Rose)

All Honesty 38 

b f Elusive Fort - Vintage Award (Elliodor)

4 8-13
-
M YeniNathan Kotzen
10
656514-
i
Royal blue, turquoise star, white sleeves, turquoise stars, royal blue cap, turquoise star (Mr R Dhooboreea)

Time Travel 47 

b g Greys Inn - El Momento (JET MASTER)

4 8-13
-
J SamuelCandice Bass-robinson
11
390906-
i
Cerise and white checks, cerise cap (Messrs Ian Robinson, R Babulal, N Ramsook, F M Car)

Cipher 40 

b g Overlord - DOT DOT DASH (Desert Team)

4 8-7 b
-
S VealeGarth Puller
12
653266-
i
Light blue, burgundy chevron, light blue sleeves, burgundy chevrons and cap (Mr R Bundhun)

Dom Seguidor 17 

ch g Traffic Guard - Guesstimate (Northern Guest)

4 8-6
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Wendy Whitehead
13
198093-
i
Blue, gold sash, blue cap (Mr M E Leaf)

Storm Ruler 68 

b g Silvano - Larapinta (Al Mufti)

4 8-4
-
Eric Saziso NgwaneSean Tarry
14
204909-
i
White, royal blue cross, gold sleeves, hooped cap (Dr R H Katzwinkel & Mrs K Anthony)

Secret Success 40 

b g Mullins Bay - Sovereign Lass (Silvano)

5 8-3 b
-
Doctor S LembetheGreg / Anthony
15
098785-
i
Powder blue, brown star, brown sleeves, powder blue stars, powder blue cap, brown stars (Messrs T S Govender & C G Eudey)

Night Lock 17 

b g Kahal - Brass Bullet (Fard)

7 8-3 b
-
Khanya Sakayi (9)Craig Eudey
Verdict

Wide open. AMOR ADIENTE was a good second in a competitive race last time. It was his first run after gelding and he could show further improvement. SAMSONITE won his maiden well. Blinkers and a longer trip helped his cause and he could be progressive on handicap debut as well. STORM RULER caught the eye on the poly last. He could repeat on the turf. DOM SEGUIDOR has a say.

Verdict

AMOR ARDIENTE has been operating at a good level lately and is just about the pick in this field. Dom Seguidor can come out best of the remainder, while All Honesty could well have a say too.

12:50 Greyville (RSA) 13 Dec 2017

Excel Tax & Accounting Mr 66 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 50,007 ZAR - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m 209y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
011-
i
Dayglo orange, black spots, dayglo green collar and sleeves, dayglo orange cap (Mr D D MacLean)

Brighteyebushytail 108 

b c Dynasty - Right And Ready (Whipper)

3 9-6
-
A MarcusDuncan Howells
2
641402-
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Cuduiari 54 

b g Querari - Zabaya (Zabeel)

5 9-4
-
Serino Moodley (3)Willem Nel
3
9510-
i
Sky blue and salmon halved vertically, sky blue sleeves, salmon cap (Mr L Brunchault)

Cool Water 68 

b g THE SHEIK - J'adore (MOGOK)

4 9-3
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Alyson Wright
4
6721-
i
Red, yellow diamonds, yellow sleeves, red cap (Mrs G E Meaker & Royal Albatross Investments (pty))

Blaze Of Gold 42 

b g Kahal - Golden Mountain (Cataloochee)

Non Runner
5
227617-
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Messrs C J H van Niekerk & M J Jooste)

Matthew Lips 31 

b g Oracy - Mannering (Model Man)

5 9-0 b
-
Ashton Arries (3)Sean Tarry
6
616/806-
i
Black, white fleur de lys, orange collar and sleeves, white and black striped cap (Mr A L Williams)

Expresso Martini 31 

b f Ideal World - Mocha Special (Silvano)

4 8-13
-
S RandolphPaul Gadsby
7
277456-
i
Black and red hoops, red and yellow hooped sleeves, black and yellow hooped cap (Messrs N M Shirtliff, M J Jooste, Bryn Ressell & M)

Hammie's Game 95 

ch g Lateral - Gem Queen (Damascus Gate)

5 8-13 b
-
K De MeloCandice Bass-robinson
8
820578-
i
Silver grey, royal blue crossed sashes and cap (Adv S M Shepstone, Mr R B Armstrong & Mrs S J De O)

Salsa Queen 54 

b f Mambo in Seattle - Joyful Dancer (Almushtarak)

Non Runner
9
498853-
i
White, blue hoop, red collar, blue and red hooped sleeves, white and blue hooped cap, red peak (Messrs B L Rae & Geoffery Van Lear)

Savuti 17 

ch g Argonaut - Fair Rosalind (COUNT DUBOIS)

4 8-10 b
-
S VealeBrett Crawford
10
19371-
i
Orange, green hoop and sleeves, quartered cap (Elegant Line Stud (nom: Mr & Mrs V Soru))

Franco 35 

b g Antonius Pius - Space Odyssey (JET MASTER)

3 8-8
-
A MgudlwaGarth Puller
11
248508-
i
Yellow and blue quartered diagonally, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs P C Diedericks)

Storm Outgoing 17 

ch g Visionaire - Hlabelela (Muhtafal)

4 8-7 b
-
Warren KennedyCharles Laird
12
407026-
i
Maroon, silver epaulettes and cap (Mr M De Haast)

Lebeoana 17 

b g A P Arrow - Arabian Magic (Al Mufti)

7 8-5 b
-
Tristan GoddenLezeanne Forbes
13
760007-
i
Dayglo green, black maltese cross, dayglo green slvs, black cuffs, d green cap, black peak (Messrs P J Cotterell, A D Carr, J A Carr & B D Van)

Principate 17 

b g Greys Inn - Imperial Rule (Al Mufti)

4 8-3 b
-
Eric Saziso NgwaneLowan Denysschen
14
087090-
i
White, red and black striped sleeves and cap (Messrs G J M Anderson, D Anderson & G R Walton & C)

Discourse 80 

b g Go Deputy - Sermonize (STRIKE SMARTLY)

7 8-3
-
Khanya Sakayi (9)Craig Eudey
15
0/08505-
i
Vieux rose, cream sleeves, green cap (Mrs M D J Liley)

Kolinsky (NZ)  17 

b g Stravinsky - Kilfenora (Zabeel)

5 8-3
-
Mandla NtuliTony Rivalland
Verdict

BRIGHTEYEBUSHYTAIL's two wins out of three has worked well in terms of subsequent winners. He has been off for more than three months and with maturity could be even better. Although carrying top weight he could be up to it in this field. BLAZE OF GOLD won in promising fashion but goes further. He may enjoy it. HAMMIE'S GAME and SAVUTI are closely matched and can earn.

Verdict

SALSA QUEEN should be bang there but will need to steer clear of any trouble. Savuti could emerge as the main threat, while Franco should go well too.

13:25 Greyville (RSA) 13 Dec 2017

Say No To Drugs Fm 68 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 53,124 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

6f 211y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
7212-
i
Sky blue, white epaulettes and sleeves, sky blue seams, white cap, sky blue spots and peak (Surreyhills Stud (pty) Ltd (nom: Mrs Liz Clarke) &)

Twice As Smart 17 

b f Twice Over - Smart Empress (STRIKE SMARTLY)

3 9-6
-
S RandolphWendy Whitehead
2
187112-
i
Royal blue and white quartered, white sleeves, quartered cap (Al Khayl Breeders (pty) Ltd)

Love Lyric 98 

ch f Black Minnaloushe - Lady In Love (Fort Wood)

4 9-6
-
A MgudlwaYogas Govender
3
605330-
i
Blue, silver seams, hooped cap (Mr Leslie Logan)

Princess Analia 42 

ch f Just as Well - Lodge Of Dreams (Grand Lodge)

4 9-6 b
-
Ashton Arries (3)Yogas Govender
4
616894-
i
Black, large yellow spots, yellow sleeves, black cap (Thor Insurance Brokers (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr Henk Nel)

Sarabi 42 

b f Rebel King - Qui Success (Qui Danzig)

4 9-6 b
-
B LerenaPaul Gadsby
5
01067-
i
White,royal blue stars and collar,white sleeves,royal blue seams,white cap, royal blue stars (Miss Trinisha Pillay & Messrs G L Blank, D C Howel)

Sorceress 80 

b f Antonius Pius - Empress Of Ozz (Sri Pekan)

3 9-5
-
S BrownDuncan Howells
6
323417-
i
White, black sleeves, white spots, red cap (Messrs D W Moore & I S Moore)

Art Attack 42 

b m Dupont - On The Rocks (Icelander)

5 9-5
-
M YeniIvan/darry Moore
7
6/48865-
i
Black, red 'v', sleeves and collar, silver cap (Mr B P & Mrs K Finch)

Mulher De Branco 115 

gr m Visionaire - Coastal Waltz (Rambo Dancer)

5 9-5 b
-
G WrightCandice Bass-robinson
8
5331-
i
Black, red maltese cross and sleeves, red cap, black peak (Mr A L A Crabbia)

Miss Milanna 19 

ch f Trippi - Aquilonia (Giant's Causeway)

3 9-4
-
A DelpechDean Kannemeyer
9
721220-
i
Dayglo green, black chevrons, striped sleeves, halved cap (Mr Preggie Somasundram)

Tweed Valley 38 

ch f Pathfork - Brora (Right Approach)

3 9-4
-
K De MeloKumaran Naidoo
10
45410-
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))

Green Ice 40 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Killie Campbell (Western Winter)

3 9-3
-
A MarcusAlyson Wright
11
343557-
i
Orange, purple and orange checked sleeves and cap (Messrs E W Buhr & P De Marigny)

Hallowed Spring 147 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Sublime Spring (Rakeen)

4 9-2
-
S VealeDennis Drier
12
720102-
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Shrewdy 12 

b f Silvano - She's An Academic (Royal Academy)

4 9-2
-
Serino Moodley (3)Willem Nel
13
643948-
i
White, red stars, blue sleeves, white stars, white cap (Mr C Lafraisiere & Mr J M Cesar & Miss M A A Cesar)

Lil Gambler 38 

b f MOGOK - Patchouli Moon (Al Mufti)

4 9-1
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Alyson Wright
14
000553-
i
Fuchsia, black spot, halved sleeves, striped cap (Brooklyn Bullet Trust (nom: Mr A J Joseph) & Mr M)

Under The Stars 31 

b f Antonius Pius - Womens Prerogative (Jallad)

3 9-0
-
Warren KennedyFrank Robinson
15
753451-
i
Black, orange epaulettes and sleeves, black cap, orange peak (Mr B J Sahd)

Fashion Quest 98 

b f Kahal - Model Mam'selle (Model Man)

Non Runner (Reserve)
16
698260-
i
Gold, red crossed sashes, gold sleeves, red armbands and cuffs, gold cap (Pst Dan Sukhraj & Mr I Nabee)

Light House Lady 54 

b f Curved Ball - Jua (Silvano)

Non Runner (Reserve)
17
423379-
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H van Niekerk)

Trip Queens 104 

ch f Trippi - Cockney Queen (London News)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

TWICE AS SMART is consistent and her post maiden run in stronger was quite a decent effort. Another three-year-old that carries top weight and she also switches to the turf and goes further. SHREWDY has been off for a while but showed up in a Barrier Trial and can only come on. GREEN ICE has a top rider up and her last run is best ignored. LOVE LYRIC should be there.

Verdict

SORCERESS just about edges it as the selection but others can't be discounted in an open contest. Shrewdy looks the best bet for the runner-up spot, while Twice As Smart also requires a second look.

14:05 Greyville (RSA) 13 Dec 2017

Ikusasa Lethu (Children Deserve A Better Future) Fm 78 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 59,375 ZAR - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f 211y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
643099-
i
White,royal blue stars and collar,white sleeves,royal blue seams,white cap, royal blue stars (Miss Trinisha Pillay)

Trini's Colateral 17 

b m Lateral - Wild Oak (LECTURE)

5 9-7 b
-
J SamuelKumaran Naidoo
2
462340-
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

School Run 40 

b m Trippi - She's An Academic (Royal Academy)

6 9-6 b
-
Serino Moodley (3)Willem Nel
3
114568-
i
Orange and black quartered, striped sleeves, checked cap, orange peak (Mr S M Jerrier)

Seek The Summit 47 

b m Elusive Fort - Summerley (Windrush)

5 9-4
-
K De MeloDennis Bosch
4
1810-
i
Royal blue, orange band of diamonds, sleeves and cap (Tinus Gericke & Mr Bruce Le Roux)

Marsala 17 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Vermilion (Western Winter)

3 9-3
-
Ashton Arries (3)Michael Roberts
5
181945-
i
Green and white checks, gold sleeves and cap (Mr F Khan)

Raes' Dyna Jet 40 

b f Dynasty - Russini (KITALPHA)

4 9-3
-
Eric Saziso NgwaneGavin Van Zyl
6
735964-
i
Brown, tangerine squares, brown sleeves, tangerine seams, quartered cap (Messrs E L Tifflin & C Fenwick)

Tanami 40 

b f Gitano Hernando - Hermana (Qui Danzig)

4 9-2
-
Tristan GoddenLezeanne Forbes
7
311765-
i
Navy, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, navy seams and cap, yellow peak (Messrs G N Cumming, C N Larsson & R D Samuelson)

Diamante 25 

b f Tiger Ridge - Diamond Game (Fort Wood)

4 9-1 b
-
B LerenaMark Dixon
8
421365-
i
White, blue diamond and collar, white and blue halved sleeves and cap (Mr A D C A Fernandes & Team G Racing (nom : Mr G H)

Diamond Noir 46 

b f Seventh Rock - Until (Danehill Dancer)

4 9-1
-
Warren KennedyGavin Van Zyl
9
334379-
i
Black, green sleeves, white cuffs, green and white quartered cap (Mr & Mrs E C Yarnell, Messrs Douglas Campbell, B A)

Eden Gardens Glitz 10 

b f Seventh Rock - First Storm (Hard Up)

4 9-1
-
S VealeDoug Campbell
10
221/926-
i
Red, black fleur de lys, red and white striped sleeves, black cap (Messrs D P Marescia, W T Demmer, S Heeramun & L J)

Kilmokea 38 

gr f Kildonan - Case Stated (London News)

Non Runner
11
616281-
i
Black, scarlet cap (Wilgerbosdrift (pty) Ltd (nom: Mrs M Slack), Messr)

Osprey 40 

b f Silvano - SEEKING THE WIND (Jallad)

4 9-1
-
A DelpechDennis Drier
12
462707-
i
White, red star, royal blue sleeves and cap (Messrs G P Cox, S S Govender, G S Kotzen & T W Lan)

Stockade 47 

b m Querari - Dancing Penny (DANSKE)

5 9-1
-
M YeniGlen Kotzen
13
20/7160-
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Dark Chocolate 158 

b m Black Minnaloushe - Quick As Lizard (LIZARD ISLAND)

5 9-0
-
G WrightWillem Nel
14
802412-
i
Gold, green hoops, red sleeves and cap (Messrs R A Khan & M Ghasitha)

Just Rap 42 

b m Just as Well - Dancing Rhapsody (Qui Danzig)

5 8-11
-
S BrownDesmond Egdes
15
8120-
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))

Mind Your Business 68 

b f Querari - Monopoly (National Assembly)

Non Runner (Reserve)
16
102601-
i
Royal blue and magenta halved horizontally, yellow band and armband, magenta and royal blue halved cap, yellow peak (Messrs J A G Rushton & A M Rushton)

Crymeariver 17 

b f Elusive Fort - Tramps (Rich Man's Gold)

Non Runner (Reserve)
17
609809-
i
Dayglo yellow, navy stars and sleeves, dayglo yellow cap (Messrs G S Perkins, D A Gafney & I D Howard)

Brave And Bold 25 

b m Brave Tin Soldier - Forest Edge (Complete Warrior)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

OSPREY is a bit hard to follow but she won a nice race last time and has top draw in her first run on the turf at this venue. She should be the one to beat. DIAMOND NOIR has fair Highveld form and deserves the utmost respect. She has proven stamina and a plum draw. TANAMI, JUST WRAP and MARSALA have the potential to get into the fight.

Verdict

KILMOKEA has put together a solid series of efforts lately and is just about the pick in this line up. School Run is the most likely threat, while Osprey could also get a look-in.

14:40 Greyville (RSA) 13 Dec 2017

Save The Children SA Fm 60 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 40,622 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

5f 212y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
312055-
i
Red, white squares and sleeves, red cap (Mr B Jonsson & Miss L C Jonsson)

Go With Flo 31 

b f King's Chapel - Gilt Edge (Goldkeeper)

4 9-9 b
-
Ashton Arries (3)Michael Roberts
2
671227-
i
Blue, white stars, red sleeves, blue cap, white stars (Mesdames B A M Giddy & K Anthony)

Zadora 5 

b f Global One - Miadora (Aristis)

4 9-6 b
-
S RandolphGreg / Anthony
3
900988-
i
Dark blue, red band of diamonds, red sleeves, green stars, dark blue cap, red diamond (Mr S Pillay & Mrs U S Pillay)

Missibaba 7 

ch f Visionaire - Royal Purse (King Of Kings)

4 9-4 b
-
Tristan GoddenKumaran Naidoo
4
10079-
i
Green, purple chevron, green sleeves, purple armbands and cuffs, green cap, purple peak (Mr S Parsons)

Great Aim 59 

b f Main Aim - Sacramento (Waldoboro)

3 9-3 b1
-
Derryl DanielsIvan/darry Moore
5
6582/80-
i
Black, yellow maltese cross, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs S Manicom & R A Hill)

Camomile 47 

b m St Petersburg - Razy Wells (POLIGLOTE)

6 9-2
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Robbie Hill
6
578934-
i
Red, green chevron, red sleeves, green stars, red cap, green stars (P D T Racing Syndicate (nom: Mr Trevor Naicker) &)

Aznerak 17 

ch m FANATIC DANE - Red Setter (Fahal)

5 8-11
-
J SamuelDennis Bosch
7
672464-
i
White, orange maltese cross, emerald green sleeves, orange cap (Mr Roy Moodley)

Royal Kaitrina 27 

b m Var - Sea of Calm (Quiet American)

5 8-11
-
A DelpechKumaran Naidoo
8
406647-
i
White, orange maltese cross, emerald green sleeves, orange cap (Mr Roy Moodley)

Roy's Zaire 94 

b m Miesque's Approval - Langtry (Muhtafal)

6 8-9 b
-
Khanya Sakayi (9)Kumaran Naidoo
9
189847-
i
Royal blue, red epaulettes, royal blue and white striped sleeves, red cap (Mr B Bougardt)

Gorgeous Guest 47 

b f Pathfork - Guest Among Men (Among Men)

4 8-8
-
A MgudlwaAlyson Wright
10
800/271-
i
Bright pink, white seams, quartered cap (Mr J T Cilliers)

Alldressedup 31 

b m Bankable - Lady Supreme (JET MASTER)

5 8-7 b
-
Jason Gates (9)John Nel
11
903730-
i
Orange and black quartered, striped sleeves, checked cap, orange peak (Mr S M Jerrier)

Lavender Bank 47 

b m Overlord - Blue Lavender (Personal Hope)

5 8-6 b
-
K De MeloDennis Bosch
12
008976-
i
Green, pink hoop, sleeves and cap (Mr S R Crawford)

Devon Belle 73 

ch m Kahal - Ad Infinitum (Among Men)

6 8-5 b
-
Serino Moodley (3)Lola Crawford
13
906643-
i
Orange, green shamrock, checked sleeves, green collar and cuffs, checked cap, green peak (Mrs K Anthony & B D Van Laun)

National Agenda 5 

b m Windrush - National Fate (National Assembly)

5 8-3 b