RACE 1: 6 PARIS RIX 7 UNCOMPLICATED 3 CHIEF EXECUTIVE 9 PACIFIC WORLD
Preview: Most are first timers so keep an eye on the betting. Of those that have run, PARIS RIX (6) was well fancied on debut when starting favourite and the experience will hold him in good stead. (Andrew Harrison: (6-7-3-7).
RACE 2: 5 GODSWOOD 1 SHINNECOCK 4 SPYDAS CORNER 2 KINGS ROAD
Preview: GODSWOOD (5) jumped from a maiden win to an 80MR win first up out of the maidens. He took on stronger last run and should have a big shout. SHINNECOCK (1) made a smart local debut and with Marcus aboard should be competitive. SPYDAS CORNER (4) has hardly put a foot wrong and must have a big winning chance. (Andrew Harrison: 5-1-4-2).
RACE 3: 2 VARVACIOUS 1 INTUITIVE 7 INDOMAVEL 8 RUBY SKY
Preview: VARVACIOUS (2) has made recent improvement in ear-muffs and was not far back to the highly rated Star Act last outing. INTUITIVE (1) made a smart debut over course and distance and wil start at short odds. INDOMAVEL (7) caught the eye second time out as did RUBY SKY (8) both are worth watching in the betting. (Andrew Harrison: 2-1-7-8).
RACE 4: 8 ABBEY WOOD 1 PERFECT DISPLAY 13 ANA NOBA 15 LAUREL LANE
Preview: ABBEY WOOD (8) was a beaten favourite at her last two but may have found her last effort too far at this stage of her career. Over this shorter trip she should go close. PREFECT DISPAY (1) was narrowly beaten on the poly last outing, her second in KZN. She can make further improvement.
GLOBAL APPEAL (9) has made steady improvement and from a good draw and over her right trip she should be right there. ANA NOBA (13) almost upset on debut and although draw wide must have a big chance on her first showing. LOVE THE FLAG (12) and LAUREL LANE (15) are others to watch. (Andrew Harrison: 8-1-9-15).
RACE 5: 1 GRIMALDI 2 SECRET GIVER 8 STORM CRY 12 ELLIS ISLAND
Preview: GRIMALDI (1) and SECERET GIVER (2) look the two principal runners given form and draw. Warren Kennedy rides for both trainers but Van Zyl possibly his loyal option. Include both in your exotics and you should make it through. STORM CRY (8) and ELLIS ISLAND (12) can be upset material. (Andrew Harrison: 1-2-8-12).
RACE 6: 1 PHINDA MZALA 6 BRAZIL NUT 9 LETABA 10 QUANT MASTER
Preview: PHINDA MZALA (1) has consistent Highveld form in useful company. With a 4kg claimer up he should make another bold bid. BRAZIL NUT (6) tried further last run but has not reached his PE form so far. This may be his race. LETABA (9) had his consistency rewarded last run. He only got a two-pound penalty so can go in again. QUANT MASTER (10 is never far off them and won well last start He should be right there again. (Andrew Harrison: 1-6-9-10).
RACE 7: 2 SNIPER SHOT 4 SOLID GOLD 7 MASTER KEYS 4 GURU’S PRIDE
Preview: Tough race. SNIPER SHOT (2) came from a long way back send second last time out. The quick CELEBRATION ROCK (9) could be used as pacemaker. With a good draw and a handy weight he could finally crack his next win. SOLID GOLD (4) loves this course and his last sprint is best ignored. On his day he will make them gallop. GURU’S PRIDE (8) may well prefer the poly, winning well last run, but has made steady improvement. MASTER KEYS (7) is always game and has been taking on useful company f late. She can surprise with this weight. (Andrew Harrison: 2-4-7-8).
RACE 8: 1 ALSFLAMINGBEAUTY 3 JACKSON WELLS 2 ALFONSE BABY 5 CONCHITA
Preview: Not easy but ALSFLAMINGBEAUTY (1) steps up in trip from a good draw. She is not the easiest ride but does have ability. JACKSON WELLS (3) was ‘cleaned up’ in the running when starting favourite last run and is way better than that effort. ALFONSE BABY (2) was narrowly beaten over course and distance last run and from a much better draw should be competitive. CONCHITA (5) is lightly raced and still on the up. She showed up well first run out f the maidens and can still improve. (Andrew Harrison: 1-3-2-5).
RACE 9: 6 SHASTINA 7 CONNECT ME 14 FUTURISTIC DAME 5 CAPRICCIO
Preview: SHASTINA (6) won well on the poly last run but does go well on the turf. She took a big rise in the handicap last start but still looks progressive. CONNECT ME (7) has come down progressively in the ratings and has not been far off in stronger company. With a 4kg claimer up and blinkers on, she could be the surprise package. FUTURISTIC DAME (14) has drawn in Woodhouse Road but shows consistent recent form. CAPRICCIO (5) has smart recent poly form in weaker company but has a handy weight and can feature.
(Andrew Harrison: 6-7-14-5).
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