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Go Like Flo has been selected to win the 6th race (Picture: Wayne Marks)

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R1     7 WORLD OF PLEASURE found one better in his debut effort which saw him end up in the second box but it was an impressive run despite being green. He should be the one to beat with natural improvement expected. Behind him on that run was 3 IMPACT INVESTOR who is the biggest danger and was running on smartly. 4 JOHNNY DRAMA as well as 10 WHAT A FORTUNE could be forward enough to run into the quartet on debut (Devon Pretorius: 7-3-4-10)

R2     10 GIVETHATMANABELLS drops back in trip to 1400m after a below par run over the mile in his last start. His best form has been over track and trip and runs well with Richard Fourie in the saddle. The biggest concern is the wide draw. Chief danger will be 7 GO IT ALONE who was in need of his last start but still ran a good race when well beaten into second. With the run under his belt he should strip fitter but this is a normal maiden plate and won’t be receiving any weight like he did last time. 6 IN THE BAG and 9 TSUNAMI WARNING are the best of the rest and should be running for minor placings (Devon Pretorius: 10-7-6-9)

R3     8 QHAWEKAZI was disappointing in her last start but that run can certainly be ignored. She drops back in trip to 1400m and if she repeats any of her previous runs before her last start, it should be good enough to see her win. 11 ROCKING PEONIE is another runner who ran below expectations last time out. Her penultimate run she was flying at the finish against much tougher company than what she faces here. 7 HAMPSTEAD HEATH steps up to 1400m which should see her continue to improve. She has strong each way claims. 2 PLUM PUDDING is another runner who is expected to improve stepping up in trip. (Devon Pretorius: 8-11-7-2)

R4     Quite a few runners with strong claims after hard luck stories in their last starts especially 6 APACHE CHIEF who had to check for a run at a crucial stage in the closing stages and ultimately wasn’t persevered with until the finish. He was giving weight to the field in that race and now back in a normal maiden plate at level weights, he is a good each way chance. The obvious concern is the fact that Richard Fourie jumps from Apache Chief to ride the improving 3 MR BELVEDERE who moved up like a winner in his last start but was a bit flat in the final 100m. 5 KWITE A KING came from a long way back in his last start and flew up to run into third from a wide draw. Expect another late charge from the son of Vercingetorix. 1 LOCKHEEDLIGHTNING might be in the maidens after seventeen career starts but his recent form behind the likes of Marshall Field and Call To Unite must give him a big chance of finally shedding the maiden tag. Don’t rule out the chances of 3 French Trip who is improving with every start (Devon Pretorius: 6-3-5-1)

R5     2 NATYAM looks hard to oppose after a string of good runs in the Western Cape. He was just touched off in his last start and the winner of that race came out to run third in the G3 Politician Stakes. 1 ROYAL WATCH bounced back to form in his latest start and has raced against some feature raced runners this season such as Montien and Mucho Dinero. In a weaker field this time round he should make his presence felt. 8 MARSHALL FIELD has been impressive since his maiden win and won comfortably in his last start. This is his toughest task to date but with a light weight of 52kgs to shoulder over 2200m, that should bring him into contention. 5 BROADWAY GIRL is well weighted with the sex allowance and should fight out the placings with 3 GIMME MORE TIME (Devon Pretorius: 2-1-8-5)

R6     6 GO LIKE FLO is looking to make it four wins in a row and it is hard to oppose her. She did receive a 6 point penalty for her latest win but the manner in which she has been winning certainly shows no signs of stopping. 7 GLEE CLUB was involved in a blanket finish in her last start despite finishing 8th. This field is weaker than what she faced last time and she could be the biggest danger to the first selection. 9 KAMAKAZI has been ridden like a Kamakazi in her last two starts. She is improving but has never been far off in her career and is actually on considerably favourable weight terms from the 10th October formline with Go Like Flo but when they reopposed each other on the 10th of December, she is held by Go Like Flo by a few lengths. Watch for further improvement from 1 TICKET TO VEGAS (Devon Pretorius: 6-7-9-1)

R7     Competitive sprint where a few runners have a good chance but the best form to look at would be the 6th of January formline where 7 DUMBLEDORE holds quite a few runners comfortably. Richard Fourie is engaged for the ride and holds off 4 TENANGO by 1,33 lengths on revised weight turnarounds. 2 MAJOR APOLLO was not disgraced first run out the maidens carrying the same weight as Axl who came out to win again from that formline. With Just 54kgs to carry and plenty of scope for improvement, he could represent some good each way value. 10 ALL ABOUT AL has yet to miss the quartet in his last four starts and should continue his consistent form here. 5 Moya Wa La Liga; 9 Night Tiger and 12 Teflon Man are also contenders you can’t leave out in wider permutations (Devon Pretorius: 7-4-2-10)

R8     6 CALA MURETTA is undoubtedly the class filly in the race and should take a power of beating dropping back to a sprint and taking a big drop in class after running in the Fillies Guineas. She has top weight to shoulder, but this isn’t a strong field and she looks to be one of the better bets on the card. 5 NIGHT VIGIL comes in with a light weight after her maiden win and she is a smart filly with potential to upset if the weight gets to the first selection. 7 TRIP TO MAPUTO drops in distance to a sprint and she could bounce back to her best form after a disappointing run last time out. 1 DAME OF TRIX is bred in the purple and after an impressive win on debut, there should be more to come especially with a light weight of just 52,5kgs. (Devon Pretorius: 6-5-7-1)