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The Abdicator is tipped to win race 2 (Picture: Wayne Marks)

Gold Circle

Race 1     Competitive fillies juvenile maiden plate to open the meeting. 5 TUSCAN ROMANCE has only had the one start under the belt but she managed to finish 2nd in a competitive field which has already produced a winner when Miss Argonaut franked the formline last week. 7 MISS WORLD wasn’t too far behind her on that run and should have finished closer with better luck in running. 3 BABELICIOUS has ability and her last run is best ignored. She is more than capable to bounce back here. 10 IN THE GREEN ZONE has been consistent since her introduction to racing and should be in the shake-up. Respect betting support for any of the first timers (Devon Pretorius: 5-7-3-10)

Race 2     2 THE ABDICATOR stands out as a solid first selection over the 1000m trip. He’s been in top form of late and is one of the standout selections on the day. 4 PIROSHKA is the biggest danger despite being a while since his last win. However, he is never far off the action and can’t be ruled out. 5 DUMBLEDORE drops back to 1000m and the blinkers have come off. If he can repeat his penultimate start he can upset in this small field. 6 BLUFF ON BLUFF took off late in his last start and with a light weight again, he should be doing his best work late. (Devon Pretorius: 2-4-5-6)

Race 3     7 HANGING ROCK returns after a brief break but her last formline stands out with Lady Loxton; Love Shack and Figure Eight having franked that formline. However, using Lady Loxton as a line horse then 9 ELLORIX should have the beating of Hanging Rock as Ellorix finished second behind Lady Loxton by a nose but was conceding 4,5kgs to her in an open maiden. With racing fitness on her side, a chance is taken on Ellorix to beat Hanging Rock. Respect for 3 LISTENTOTHEOCEAN who was fancied to win last time out. 2 LUCY ROCKET can also feature in the finish having dropped slightly in trip (Devon Pretorius: 9-7-3-2)

Race 4     8 PLUM PUDDING has finished 2nd in her last two starts and looks like the one they all have to beat. She holds 2 SAINT BRIGID from that run and there should be no reason to reverse that form. 3 TICKING BOMB drops slightly in trip to 1600m after a good effort when finishing fourth over 1800m. 11 NATIONAL DISGRACE returns after a break and has a wide draw to overcome but she should be able to finish in the quartet (Devon Pretorius: 8-2-3-11)

Race 5     9 MR BELVEDERE was disappointing in his last start but with too much ground to make up and on the wrong side of the track, his last start can be ignored. He should bounce back to his best form here with the drop back to the mile. 1 APACHE CHIEF moved up well but struggled to go past when he joined alongside the leaders. He’s in good form and must be respected. 6 NOCTURNAL FLIGHT last ran in the Gold Rush as a maiden and meets a much weaker field here. He could be at a good each way price. 3 DAIMYO showed big improvement over this trip for the first time and should improve from that run (Devon Pretorius: 9-1-6-3)

Race 6     4 TIME FOR LOVE is a filly on the up having just missed out in her last start when Katsu caught her on the line. She is 2kgs better off than the latter and with further improvement to come she looks like the one they have to beat as one of the best weighted horses in the race. 7 CORONATION TIME won with front running tactics in his last start although he won’t have it as easy as he did last time, he only received a two point penalty for that win and is more than capable of following up. 11 KITCHAKAL has improved with every run in the Cape and finished second in his last start over track and trip. Respect for 1 GIMME MORE TIME and 12 KATSU who both won in their last respective starts as well and a runner like 8 ROYAL WATCH who is more than capable on his day (Devon Pretorius: 4-7-11-1)

Race 7     Competitive race with a few runners in good form and seem to be improving with every start. 9 ASPECT is the perfect example having won two in a row in comfortable fashion but has received a total of 12 points in two starts. This is his toughest task to date but he should be in the shake up. 4 OLIVER was an unlucky loser in his last start and with luck in running, he is the one to beat after Tyrion Lannister came out from that form to win the Newlands Stakes. 2 SOOTY is having his first run out the maidens but he does have ability and must be respected in his first start over 1400m. 11 MICHAEL FARADAY just managed to hold on to victory in his last start and if he can overcome the draw he should be involved. 13 DANCINGTOTHELIGHT must be respected around the turn for the first time at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth (Devon Pretorius: 4-9-2-11)

Race 8     10 SAN PEDRO ran well above his rating in his last start and wasn’t penalised for finishing second. That form has been franked twice by Wecangoallnight as well as the Newlands Stakes winner, Tyrion Lannister. 11 GREETING MY MASTER returns after a break and has always been held in high regard. With just 55kgs to shoulder and Richard Fourie in the saddle, he is a runner that must be respected if he is not in need of the run. The same can be said about 5 SCALINI who last ran in a G3 at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. His form prior to that in this sort of company is can’t be ignored and can be some good value on the day. 7 FUN ZONE is taking on the boys in a handicap and does not claim the sex allowance but she is in consistent form and can feature. Watch for improvement from 8 NEVADA KING who drops in trip (Devon Pretorius: 10-11-5-7)

Race 9     6 PINEAPPLEMINTGREEN has been improving with every run of late and it seems like the penny has dropped after an impressive win when she quickened up with ease in her last start. She has only received a 3 point penalty for her win and it seems like she is more than capable of winning again off this mark. 3 NORDIC QUEST is better off at the weights and can reverse the form. 9 MIA’S HARPER ran an improved race last time out and has dropped 2 points in the ratings. She is well weighted on a few collateral formlines and it wouldn’t be surprising to see her upset the applecart. 1 GIRL LIKE US was a little disappointing last time and another chance is taken on her to bounce back. Watch for an improved run from 5 FIGURE EIGHT who drops back in trip after a few efforts around the turn (Devon Pretorius: 6-3-9-1)