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Beechamwood Boy is rated the one to beat by the At The Races tipster in the 7th at Hollywoodbets Scottsville tomorrow (Candiese Lenferna Photography)
At The Races
1 12:45 PM – Download The Race Card Online www.goldcircle.co.za Maiden Plate (F & M)
The opening race is peppered with first-timers, and the betting may be the best guide to finding the winner. TOMYRIS is by Vercingetorix and could be the one that attracts solid betting support. LADYBUG has a female line imbued with speed and could race prominently, especially if the going is favourable on the outside. MASCHERINA is very well bred and could threaten, even if preferring further in time to come. GRECIAN PALACE has shown good pace in her starts and along with WINDS OF WINTER, who also has track experience, could be in the money.
2 1:20 PM – Mobile Betting Visit www.trackandball.co.za Conditional Progress
SUN BLUSHED is looking to make it four from four at this venue. He was tried over further but didn’t enjoy it and could bounce back to best. However, he has to give TIME FO ORCHIDS (best weighted) 7kg and CAPTAIN’S CHRISTY (also loves this track) 8kg, so could be in for a tough time. TIME FO ORCHIDS gave signs she could be coming back to form over 1400m and has shown the class to pull it off. CAPTAIN’S CHRISTY is racing after a rest and if not in need of the run should be right there. QUANDARY won his last two tries at this track and rates the dark horse. MR HENLEY and VOLDEMORT can earn.
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Vercingetorix filly CELTIC BEAUTY caught the eye on debut. She may not have met a strong field but she only got into it late and could have much more to come. In her second start Silvano filly FLIGHT MANEUVER finished runner-up to a promising sort in Minogue. She could show the strength of that form. AMBER SKY ran a fair race after rest and having drawn well could get away at the right time. ELEGANT ACT wasn’t disgraced when dropping in distance on the poly in her last start. She may be coming to hand now. ELUSIVE BELLE is getting the hang of things too. More can improve.
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FIREFLARE has room for good improvement. He made progress on debut despite finding 1200m too short. He ran on well on the poly last time and rates a big contender. HIAWATHA GOLDBERG has run two decent races in a row on the poly and could confirm back on turf. He looks to be in the right race but has drawn a bit wide. GLOBAL RULER was only beaten 0.60 lengths last time but needs to confirm. BASIE RAAKVAT and GIJIMA MFANA have done similarly well having jumped at big prices and both need to be watched. FIRST MASTER could be the dark horse.
5 3:05 PM – www.tabgold.co.za Maiden Plate
Rafeef gelding ONLY A POET caught the eye in his second start. He got going late to finish second and on that could be looking for the longer distance. Stablemate BILLY OF TEA has been a bit costly but the blinkers have been taken off and if getting the race run to suit he could open his account. SWIFT NICKS had IMAGINABLE and a few others beaten when just touched off by True Trojan last time. The latter has come out to run well in a stronger race straight. PLAYER X had things go wrong in his last two and still ran well. Most of these are trying the marathon trip for the first time.
6 3:40 PM – Gold Circle Racing YouTube Channel Fm 84 Handicap (F & M)
SABATINI is rounding into best form now and could be worth a strike. She found only one better in poly specialist Shipholia last time and if not minding the switch back to turf can finally win again. HOT PEARL proved hard to catch at Hollywoodbets Greyville last time and is one from one over this course and distance so must be respected. But MAQUETTE is 6.5kg better off with her for a 1.05-length beating and could turn it around. ANCIENT EPIC is way better than her run after a rest as she had everything go wrong. MIA’S ATHENA and returning CONVOCATION need to be taken seriously.
4:13 PM – Open A Tabgold Account – 031 314 1874 Mr 98 Handicap
BEECHAMWOOD BOY is expected to come on nicely after running a fair race behind top class Quasiforsure in his first run after rest. He will however be trying the shorter 1000m for the first time. RENAISSANCE MAN beat brilliant Isivunguvungu the last time he ran over the course and distance. He too races after rest but has won racing fresh before. Three-year-olds KUPHOLIWE and CAPTAIN WARA need to be taken seriously. The pair have shown the ability needed to run well in a race like this. Track and trip specialist FAUSTINO is better than his recent form and could be dangerous from draw one.
8 4:43 PM – Hollywoodbets Bright Future Mr 78 Handicap
Although having patchy form KHANYISA INDLELA has the credentials to win a race like this. He has won on both poly and turf and looks to be coming to hand again. CYBER TIME enjoyed the conditions last time and if the going comes up to his liking again he could follow up. DONTSTOPMENOW has steady form at Hollywoodbets Greyville and may improve at this venue. FINE ADMIRAL improved when given more ground, albeit on the poly last time. He could confirm on grass and finally get back to winning ways. Stablemate AFRICAN DUSK as well as RICCARDO have decent form.