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Trainer Dennis Drier has been having an uncharacteristically quiet time of late, but he has some decent runners at Scottsville on Wednesday and could pick up a winner or two.

Red Sole looked his best in Race 1, but he has been withdrawn, as he was found to be coughing.

But he could be on the mark in Race 5, a MR 83 Handicap over 1600m, where he saddles Master Of Destiny. The five-year-old Master Of My Fate gelding is as consistent as they come but while he has run well on the poly, it is his penultimate start, on the turf at Greyville, that stands out.

He flew past re-opposing Farland and Naval Secret (Scratched) as if they were looking for parking space. If he takes to the Scottsville track, he should be hard to beat again. Considering his running style as well, he should have no problems.

He is nicely drawn at No 5 and has Sean Veale in the irons.

His biggest threat could come from Southern Cape, trained by Paul Lafferty and ridden by Muzi Yeni. He has run well since coming to KwaZulu-Natal and there was a lot to like about his last win on the turf at Greyville.

This will be his first run at Scottsville so one will have to hope he takes to the track.

Drier’s final two, Tonightsfightnight (Race 7) and Diamond Girl (Race 8), are not without chances, although the former is dropping in distance and the latter is taking on improving youngsters.

But Diamond Girl has run well at Scottsville with a win and two seconds coming from her four runs at the course and she could defy her younger challengers.

Jack Milner’s selections

Race 1: 5 Passage Of Power, 3 Specially Selected, 12 Mr Molony, 1 The Brief

Race 2:  5 Sparkling Flame, 15 Tempelhoff, 9 Winter Melody, 10 Top Ten

Race 3:  4 Runaway Song, 6 One Shot Wonder, 2 Mighty Mashona, 3 Quiz Master

Race 4:  8 Conchita, 10 Shape Of You, 1 Big Sky Country, 5 Angel Of Justice

Race 5:  5 Master Of Destiny, 8 Southern Cape, 11 Kapen Pride, 10 Papa C

Race 6:  5 King’s Cove, 1 Mingshi, 13 A Whole New World, 3 Lucretius

Race 7:  8 Coin Spinner, 4 Go Man Go, 9 Lord Wylie, 6 Tonightsfightnight

Race 8:  6 Diamond Girl, 9 Mvulazana (SCRATCHED), 11 Kitten’s Adventure, 13 Sting Ra


Race 3 No 4 Runaway Song


Race 4 No 8 Conchita


Race 1 3×5 – Jack Milner