White Pearl (grey filly) has a chance in the Gr 3 Fillies Mile (JC Photos)
At The Races
1 11:30 AM – 4Racing Welcomes You To The Betway Summer Cup Maiden Juvenile Plate
The first Juvenile race of the season has attracted a full field of runners. The betting should prove the best guide so delay bets for as long as possible before making decisions.
2 12:05 AM – Betway Conditional Maiden Plate
Good race. VIRGIN RIVER was runner-up in all her 3 starts and could get her just reward. DUAL PROPHECY finished nearly a length ahead of MID WINTER WIND but the latter was slow to start and could turn it around. Similarly, FORGIVENESS could turn it around with GOLD AGENT but the draws could be a factor. TWO MILES WEST and MASTERSHIP could make the frame.
3 12:40 PM – Betway Summer Cup Consolation
PERFECT WITNESS is running well and could complete a hat-trick, however, she meets STREET ART (races before this) on 4.5kg worse terms for a 1.25 lengths beating. RIVER ROMEO (races before this) beat Summer Cup fancy Puerto Manzano easily but needs to confirm. PYROMANIAC needed his last run badly and must be considered. GILDED BUTTERFLY and CRIMSON KING could just need it.
4 1:20 AM – New Turf Carriers Merchants (Grade 3)
Classy MAIN DEFENDER opted for the Merchants (1160m) instead of the Dingaans (1600m) much to the disappointment of followers. However, the connections know what they are doing and he looks the one to beat. DYCE has come well and could challenge, however, MAIN DEFENDER’S stablemate CAPTAIN HINDSIGHT should be on top of him on form so a comparison could be made. DAVE THE KING and SWING UPON A STAR could get into the reckoning.
5 1:55 AM – Betway Fillies Mile (Grade 3) (3-Year-Old Fillies)
The Betway Fillies Mile (Grade 3) has attracted a strong field. WHITE PEARL will obviously lead and dictate under a soft ride but stable companion GIMME A NOTHER won’t let her get away – good judgement required. EGYPTIAN MAU has a wide draw but shouldn’t be far off. BETULA has a money chance if settles early. LET’S GO NOW and MY SOUL MATE should finish close together and either could feature. Others with claims.
6 2:30 PM – Jonsson Workwear Dingaans (Grade 2) (3-Year-Olds)
SANDRINGHAM SUMMIT looks hard to beat in the Jonsson Workwear Dingaans (Grade 2) over 1600m. GIMMEANOTHERCHANCE was 3 lengths adrift and is 3kg worse off, however, he should match strides with PURPLE PITCHER on form and contest the runner-up position. SOVEREIGN STATE, WE ARE THE LOGANS, GUY GIBSON and HOUSE OF ROMANOV could fight out minor money.
7 3:35 PM – Betway Summer Cup (Grade 1) (Handicap)
A most open field contest the Betway Summer Cup (Grade 1) over 2000m. On their recent meeting, PUERTO MANZANO got up in a bunched finish to beat COUSIN CASEY, BLESS MY STARS, WINCHESTER MANSION, BILLY BOWLEGS and LITIGATION and luck in running will play an important role. ATTICUS FINCH is in top form and is looking for 5 straight. ZEUS has opted to take his place but if the pace is hot he could finish off strongly. ELECTRIC GOLD cannot be ignored for money.
8 4:15 PM – Racehorse Owners Association Stayers
Ex-stable companions NEBRAAS and BLACK THORN could renew rivalry. Both should be cherry-ripe and good runs are expected. ARUMUGAM has a chance if in a galloping mood. BREEZE OVER is consistent but on a light weight should be thereabouts. FLYING BULL is carded to race before this but if takes his place could get into the money.
9 4:50 PM – Joburg Tourism Carry On Alice Stakes (Grade 3) (Fillies And Mares)
The Carry On Alice Stakes (Grade 3) over 1160m looks competitive. MRS BROWNING is improving and could be aided by an outside draw. Stable companion MARIGOLD HOTEL will be catching late. ALULA’S STAR was cut into when needing the run last time but is drawn on the inside – watch. FLOWERBOMB, COLDHARDSTARE, ICE STAR as well as stablemates GOOD QUEEN BESS and SEA ANEMONE, could pull it off.
10 5:25 PM – South African Airways Mr 84 Handicap
There should be little to choose between JET DYNASTY, AMERICAN STAR, YOUCANTHURRYLOVE and SCARLETT PIMPERNEL on their recent meeting and any could find money. TROIS TROIS QUATRE ran below form last time and could get back on track. GEORGE HANDEL is having his 3rd run after a rest and gelding – respect. WEATHER WIZARD won on the 2nd time of asking and has more to come. HAZLO GRANDE and LEESON could take home minor money.