Things did not go well for Kayson last time and the Peter Muscutt-trained three-year-old can recoup the losses in Race 2 on Wednesday, a MR 92 Handicap over 1000m on the Polytrack at Hollywoodbets Greyville.
The Gimmethegreenlight gelding was sent off a 17-20 favourite but was reported to be jarred up in running and failed to produce the goods.
Hopefully the problem has been sorted out and Kayson can resume the kind of form which has seen him win three races in six starts.
The fact that racing is on the Polytrack will not trouble him as he not only won his only official start on the surface but had success in a barrier trial over this course and distance.
He deserves another chance and if fit and well, looks the stand-out bet on the card.
As has been the case recently, apprentice Jabu Jacobs takes the ride and he will also take 1.5kg off Kayson’s back.
There are no obvious bankers in the Pick 6 races but in Race 5, a MR 73 Handicap over 1200m, one could get away with including just two runners – Theravada and Bernie’s Dream.
Theravada has notched up three successive second places in his last three starts, all on the Polytrack, but also all of them were over different distances.
His penultimate race was this course and distance where he produced the fastest 400m to finish and if Warren Kennedy times it right he should be able to go one better on Dennis Bosch’s runner.
Bernie’s Dream has only won over 1000m but is maturing and looks the only real threat to Theravada. Keagan de Melo takes the ride this time, and in a moderate field they should be competitive from No 3 draw.
Jack Milner’s selections
Race 1: 8 Route Sixty Six, 10 Danse Milord, 9 Bingin Beach, 7 Heartsease
Race 2: 5 Kayson, 7 Herecomestherain, 3 Ziva La Winter, 4 Waywood
Race 3: 1 East Coast Star, 7 Top Honours (SCRATCHED), 3 Umkhomazi, 6 My Big Vision
Race 4: 1 Command Control, 7 Broadway, 5 Jack In The Box (SCRATCHED), 3 Decorated
Race 5: 4 Theravada, 3 Bernie’s Dream, 8 Bedazzled Joker, 1 Roy’s Magic
Race 6: 6 Fly The Coup, 7 Winter Waves, 8 Gentleman’s Way, 2 Majorca Palace
Race 7: 9 Whizz Of Odds, 8 Dancing Feather, 6 Stella Act, 3 Spring Break
Race 8: 8 Sea Venture, 1 Invisible, 5 Vihaan’s Pie, 3 Marsanne
Race 2 No 5 Kayson
Race 7 No 9 Whizz Of Odds
Race 5 3×4
From www.tabonline.co.za – Jack Milner