There is an interesting tone to Wednesday’s race meeting at Durbanville.

Only 76 runners are carded in this eight-race meeting and with seven withdrawals at the time of writing, this looks a day on which to take smaller perms a number of times.

While the outcome of most of the races is hardly cut and dried, there are a number of events in which just two or three horses dominate the betting.

As a result, most of the exotics looks catchable that could make it score one for the punters!

Remember, as all races at Durbanville are around the left-handed bend, low draws are a massive advantage on this tight-turning track.    

Best bet on that card could be Silver Falcon in Race 5, a Maiden Plate over 1250m. This well-bred Silvano colt caught the eye on his 1000m debut at Kenilworth last month, when staying on well at the business end to finish a 1.50-length second behind Rod The Mod.

He lost ground at the start and the experience should have brought him on nicely. In addition, on breeding he looks sure to enjoy the extra 250m.

He is trained by Justin Snaith and will be ridden by Richard Fourie.

Looking at some other races, Persistance and Shesh Besh dominate Race 1, Mercury Rising and Nippy Winter in Race 2, Vida Futura and Serious Business in Race 3, Jet For Time and Call It Fate in Race 4 and Adderbury Lake and Whatsinadream stand out in Race 6.  

They could be all you need in the Place Accumulator and BiPot so for just R32 you can have a decent BiPot which you could take many times.

The last two races look a touch more competitive so one would need to add a few runners in Races 7 and 8 to shore up the Pick 6 and the two Jackpots.

Jack Milner’s selections

Race 1: 7 Persistance, 8 Shesh Besh, 5 Escape Plan, 4 Coffee Break

Race 2: 5 Mercury Rising, 6 Nippy Winter, 4 Louis’ Diamond, 1 Amanzimtoti

Race 3: 11 Vida Futura, 8 Serious Business, 1 Back To You, 2 Forever Bill

Race 4: 4 Jet For Time, 2 Call It Fate, 9 Winter Scout, 8 Warm Welcome

Race 5: 8 Silver Falcon, 1 Mr Frostie, 6 Fifty Fiver, 3 Africanroyaljewel

Race 6: 1 Adderbury Lake, 2 Whatsinadream, 3 Respectable Miss, 4 Song

Race 7: 1 Alfred’s Girl, 8 Queen’s Club, 3 Starboard, 6 Crimson Princess

Race 8: 11 Zambaq, 1 Galiek Yo Baby, 2 Snow Dragon, 10 Versailles


Race 5 No 8 Silver Falcon


Race 7 No 1 Alfred’s Girl


Race 3 8×11 – Jack Milner