RACE 1: 2 AUSTEN 9 MOOBHEERA 6 SOLLER 12 CAPRIANA
Preview: AUSTEN (2) has made steady improvement and was close-up second last time out. She has been around the turn and looks to be the one to beat. MOOBHEERA (9) has her first run for her new stable. She found market support on debut at The Vaal and with Richard Fourie in town she is one to watch in the market. SOLLER (6) has shown up nicely in two starts over further. She can do better over this shorter trip. CAPRIANA (12) has drawn wide but has shown some promise and can finish in the money.
(Andrew Harrison: 2-9-6-12).
RACE 2: 9 STAR ACT 2 ARIANOS SPINNER 4 MATADORA’S PARADE 1 ALWAYSONMYMIND
Preview: STAR ACT (9) won well second time out and looks capable of further improvement. ARIANOS SPINNER (2) has shown consistent form on the poly but is distance suited and has a good draw. MATADORA’S PARADE (4) has been dropping in the ratings. She goes well this trip and should feature prominently. ALWAYONMYMIND (1) was a recent maiden winner but has shown much improved form in blinkers. She also has the best of the draw. (Andrew Harrison: 9-2-4-1).
RACE 3: 1 JACOB’S LADDER 13 A THOUSAND STARS 8 DO RE MI 2 QUATRO AIR
Preview: JACOB’S LADDER (1) steps up in trip but has shown up well in two starts over a mile and he has been ten furlongs before. He rates the one to beat. A THOUSAND TUNES (13) has drawn wide but that should not be a problem over this trip. His two best recent efforts have been on this course. DO RE MI (8) made sudden improvement last run but needs to repeat. QUATRO AIR (2) jumps in trip after a debut sprint. He’s a late starter and can surprise. (Andrew Harrison: 1-13-8-2).
RACE 4: 5 MYSTIC MASTER 14 PREDATOR 7 CASIMIRO 1 PROTEA PRIDE
Preview: MYSTIC MASTER (5) was a beaten favourite at his last two but was not far back. He has drawn well and should make a bold bid. PREDATOR (14) has drawn in Marriott Road and has it all to do from that draw but he has been in good form on the poly and must have a strong chance. CASIMIRO (7) has put in two sharp sprints and steps up in trip. Pedigree suggests that he should see this out comfortably. PROTEA PRIDE (1) made good improvement at long odds last start. From the best of the draw he can make further improvement. (Andrew Harrison: 5-14-7-1).
RACE 5: 7 PRICELESS RULER 4 TRIP TO AFRICA 1 SNIPER SHOT 2 WILLIAMS LAND
Preview: PRICELESS RULER (7) is well in here and although he has the widest draw there are only seven runners. This is his optimum trip. TRIP TO AFRICA’s (4) last two wins have come on the poly but he goes well over this trip and is nicely weighted. The cheek pieces have been exchanged for blinkers. SNIPER SHOT (1) is struggling for his next win but has not been far back of late and will have a change of luck sooner rather than later. Include in everything. WILLIAMS LAND (2) has a handy weight and can give some cheek. PARTHS OF GLORY (3) and CROWN TOWERS (5) look to be warming up for bigger fish but their class can see them into the money. (Andrew Harrison: 7-4-1-2).
RACE 6: 7 AQUAE SULIS 1 FIRE FLOWER 2 CONSOL QUEEN 10 MAMA PYJAMA
Preview: Wide open. AQUAE SULIS (7) took the step up in class in her stride last run and only got a two-point rise in the handicap. She goes this trip for the first time but the extra should suit. FIRE FLOWER (1) is way better than her last start. She stays this trip well. Mike de Kock has not raided KZN for some time so she should be worth watching in the betting. MAMA PYJAMA (10) has made promising improvement since being tried in blinkers. Handy weight. CONSOL QUEEN (2) has consistent Highveld form over this trip. Her regular pilot stays aboard. (Andrew Harrison: 7-1-2-10).
RACE 7: 7 MYHOPESANDDREAMS 8 LETABA 4 AFRICAN SUNRISE 10 BANZAI PIPELINE
Preview: MYHOPESANDDREAMS (7) arrives with smart Cape form. Goes well this trip and should make a bold bid. LETABA (8) has smart form over shorter but goes very well over this trip and rates a strong chance. AFRICAN SUNRISE (4) has been costly to follow but has been knocking at the door for some time now and is due a change of fortune. He had a tough draw last time out. BANZAI PIPELINE (10) takes a big drop in trip but shed his maiden over this distance and can be more effective here. (Andrew Harrison: 7-8-4-10).
RACE 8: 9 CAMORA 1 DROGARATI 4 MY LORD AND MASTER 5 FINAL DESTINY
Preview: Difficult maiden with many in form. CAMORA (9) has only missed a pace once in five starts and given his pedigree this should be right up his alley. DROGARATI (1) should also enjoy the extra, his last two being sprints. Third run after a break. MY LORD AND MASTER (4) showed up well in a warm-up sprint after retuning from a break. Can make a bold bid. FINAL DESTINY (5) shows some promise and should also benefit from a step up in trip. (Andrew Harrison: 9-1-4-5).