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1 12H30  – Welcome To Cape Racing Maiden Juvenile Plate

RED IMPACT defied a market drift when making a promising course-and-distance introduction behind an odds-on shot and ought to have come on with that experience, so is the runner to beat. CHARLIE CROKER finished alongside and has the form and experience to make his presence felt. Well-bred newcomer ICONIC DESTINATION appeals on paper and will probably need further in time but could pose a threat if not too green GREEN IN SPRING is another first-timer to take note of. BEERENBERG has been rested and gelded after an improved last start and could have more to offer. NOT IN DOUBT has claims too.
 
Top Tip: CHARLIE CROKER (2)
Watch out for: BEERENBERG (1)
 
2 13H05  – Tab Maiden Juvenile Plate
Tricky. ROYAL AUSSIE has been second in both starts over 1200m so wouldn’t be winning out of turn but is drawn wide and will need things to go his way. PAS DE NOM has improved with every start and was second behind a promising sort last time but could have more to offer stepping up in trip. CONTIGUOUS is sure to come on from his course-and-distance debut so is likely to play a role. Improving TEATRO finished on the heels of that rival last time and could have a say if making further progress. AMBER COAST is another likely improver stepping up in trip.
 
Top Tip: ROYAL AUSSIE (10)
Watch out for: CONTIGUOUS (2)
 
3 13H40  – tabonline.co.za Maiden Juvenile Plate (Fillies)
It’s probably best to side with TIPSY TARRAGON who should improve after a pleasing debut over a shorter trip. LOVE IS A ROSE appears well held on that form but should have every chance of fighting out the finish if confirming the promise of her eye-catching third on debut. TEARDROP and GODDEX APHAEA are closely matched on debut form. The former has not been seen since whereas the latter improved over this trip next time out to finish ahead of ECHO OF LIFE but behind LUCY THE PINK, who has the most experience. DREAMT I COULD FLY is a likely improver and not discounted.
 
Top Tip: LUCY THE PINK (8)
Watch out for: TIPSY TARRAGON (10)
 
4 14H20  – www.caperacing.co.za Maiden Plate (F & M)
The 2yo’s should hold sway but the draws may prove a determining factor. FLYING FIRST was fourth on debut over track and trip but well held by FUN ZONE, who confirmed the improvement of her previous start (also over this course and distance). The former should improve to get closer but is drawn on the other side of the course – watch Race 1 for any clues to draw/ground bias. Crawford runners LA VIDA (outside) and METAR (inside) have the form and experience to play a role. TOUCH OF GRACE, DAISY DUKE and ELSAS PALACE could all improve to have a say. Watch newcomer RAFEEF’S CHOICE.
 
Top Tip: FUN ZONE (10)
Watch out for: FLYING FIRST (9)
 
5 14H55  – Racehorse Owners Association Classified Stakes
ON THE ROAD AGAIN has improved after gelding and has dropped in the ratings, so could capitalise in his peak outing. RAGNAR LOTHBROK (0,5kg better off) is closely matched with that rival and also open to improvement in his second start after gelding, so likely to be competitive. Veteran POWER GRID and filly MISS GREENLIGHT are well in under the conditions, though preference is for the latter in her peak outing with scope for improvement. FORT RED returned to form with blinkers fitted last time and could confirm so must be respected. AULD MUG and PERSISTANCE are capable.
 
Top Tip: RAGNAR LOTHBROK (8)
Watch out for: MISS GREENLIGHT (3)
 
6 15H30  – Racing240 Classified Stakes
MILLAHUE has rediscovered his form after gelding and has eased in the ratings. He was a fast-finishing third and ahead of several re-opposing rivals last time. On that form, he should confirm superiority over LINE OF DUTY and SERVIC ACE, who remains capable but hard to catch on a going day. NIGHT RULER has shown signs of a return to form given respite from the handicapper and is 2,5kg better off with the selection for 2.1-lengths so likely to be involved. GENTLEMAN JOE is likely to improve after a rest and gelding so must be respected. QUE SHIRAZ isn’t without a chance either.
 
Top Tip: NIGHT RULER (1)
Watch out for: GENTLEMAN JOE (3)
 
7 16H05  – World Sports Betting Allowance Stakes (F & M)
LA FOLIE DOUCE is consistent at this level and will appreciate the ease in grade and drop in trip, so is expected to feature prominently. Last-start winner BRIANNA faces a tougher task under a big weight but should make her presence felt with a repeat of her recent course-and-distance success. Consistent NIPPY WINTER is effective from 1000m to 1200m so won’t be inconvenienced by this trip and should acquit herself honestly. SONIC BURST and LOUIS’ DIAMOND continue to hold their form and have a good record at this level, so must be respected. PACIFIC GREEN could be anything.
 
Top Tip: LA FOLIE DOUCE (1)
Watch out for: BRIANNA (3)
 
8 16H40  – World Sports Betting Maiden Plate
ITSRAININGWILLIAM has shown promise and is open to improvement after a break during which he was gelded so should be competitive. However, this isn’t a shallow race and a couple of older rivals may have his measure, despite giving him weight. WAR BANNER has improved nicely since relocating from the Highveld and looks primed to make a winning bid in his peak outing after finishing second in a race that has produced winners. WINTER’S JOIE was a length off that rival on debut and should improve to have a say. Respect newcomers I DID IT MY WAY and LEADERSHIP.
 
Top Tip: CASTLE TIME (2)
Watch out for: RULE OF THUMB (12)