TELLYTRACK’s Dominic Zaki believes that Saturday’s Bi-Pot and Place Accumulator at Turffontein can be won with a relatively small permutation, taken a few times for a multiple return.
Speaking to Neil Andrews on the racing channel’s Live Sports Show, Zaki identified early bankers and loaded his permutation in the later legs, where there are some trappy contests.
Gold Griffin is the Zaki banker for Race 3 over 2000m, the first leg of the Place Accumulator. The four-year-old by Grey’s Inn looks cherry ripe for his first win and represents the in-form Paul Peter/Warren Kennedy combination.
Zaki ‘s second opening banker is St John Gray’s Perfect Light in Race 4 over 2000m. She was narrowly beaten on her 1800m debut, and the Tellytrack replay showed that she was green, needed the experience and would be likely to improve. Likely is the word though, and Andrews was somewhat concerned for a banker in this open race, but Zaki stuck to his guns.
Gary Alexander holds a strong hand with a few in a weak field, Race 5 over 2000m, and The Bosbok looks the most likely to stay on, he is no star but should win on fitness only, with the Erico Verdonese runner Revelation a danger of sorts
Zaki called Race 6 over 1400m a field leg, with top weight Puget Sound the best form horse but coming off a rest and probably in need of further. Any of the others can win, he went with the classy four-time winner Wonderwall and the consistent Soldier On.
He picked only Archilles and Eurostorm in Race 7 over 1600m, but there are only five runners and at least one of them should place.
Zaki and Andrews agreed that at least three runners are needed in the last two legs, respectively. The three-year-olds are way out at weight-for-age at this time, so Hightail is perhaps not a banker in Race 8 over 1600m. Cotopaxi and Wishonaire are the other three-year-old inclusions, but it may be safer to include an older filly in, perhaps, Luscious Locks.
In Race 9 over 1600m, Zaki made Verdonese’s Louvain the one to beat, but there are several others with chances including the classy topweight Sally Called, Chouette (who beat a smart sort last time), and a likely improver in Vine Street Star.
Here is Dominic Zaki’s Place Accumulator for Turffontein Saturday:
3 x 9 x 1/5 x 2/3 x 3/5 x 1/3/6 x 2/5/6 (R72)