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Picture: The Gauteng Gijimaz lost narrowly to the Kwazulu Royals in the opening contest, so will be out to score a win against the Cape Stingers tonight at Hollywoodbets Greyville.

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1 18H05 – GTH 50/50 Dash Maiden Plate (F & M)

If WHERE’S THE PARTY makes a slight improvement, she could have her way here. She was a fair second on debut behind a Hollywoodbets Scottsville specialist and is now meeting a weak field. One to beat. NAMIBSROOS was unlucky not to finish closer after suffering interference on her local poly debut. If she can repeat on the turf she could fight it out. ROYAL VENUS was scalped in her last run when making the running. She should enjoy the drop in distance and is expected to get closer here. JOY TO THE WORLD has shown little but has only had two starts and can improve.
Watch out for: NAMIBSROOS (7)
2 18H23 – GTH 50/50 Dash Maiden Plate (F & M)
SLEEK AS SILK competed against horses like Feather Boa and Canadian Summer in her penultimate and confirmed with a fair second on the poly last time. Cheekpieces may have helped and she can step up on her form as well. UMHLALI misbehaved in her first start but she didn’t run badly considering. She met a decent bunch of males last time when tiring late and can do a lot better on turf first time. CINNAMON BLUSH also did well even though losing valuable energy playing up. She too will need to behave to have a winning chance. Elder ROYAL OASIS has had chances but could take advantage at best.
Top Tip: UMHLALI (4)
Watch out for: SLEEK AS SILK (2)
3 18H45 – Global Team Horse Racing Mr 87 Handicap
On paper PASSAGE OF POWER, who has finished ahead of SIKHULU and CAPTAIN WHO, represents the form choice even if having to do a bit more at the weights. He is highly regarded but yet to win at Hollywoodbets Greyville. SIKHULU has only won on the poly at this venue but is not one to take lightly after two solid races facing a tough task. DANDOLO was beaten only 0.30-lengths by SIKHULU the last time they met and is now 2,5kg better off. He should run a big race but is carded to run prior. CAPTAIN WHO is capable but will need them to go hard in the early stages.
Top Tip: SIKHULU (4)
Watch out for: DANDOLO (3)
4 19H03 – Global Team Horse Racing Fm 68 Handicap (F & M)
Crystal ball needed here as anything can win, especially if REGINAS ANGEL doesn’t repeat her maiden winning performance at Scottsville. It took 24 attempts, but she eventually did it convincingly. Highveld filly THEROSEOFBECHARRE lost form recently but could enjoy the change of scenery and has blinkers refitted. She has beaten better. LUNDY ISLAND has been dropping in ratings and has drawn well yet again. She needed her last run and could come on nicely. FLOWER SEASON should run well from a prime position. She has shown versatility and could bounce back.
Top Tip: TOP HONOURS (7)
Watch out for: REGINAS ANGEL (4)
5 19H21 – Global Team Horse Racing Mr 96 Handicap
Top division field with plenty of pace. All of CHATTERTONS KEEPER, AL’S MY DADDY, LADY LEGEND and GOODTIME GUY can lead and as such this will be quite tactical. DESOLATE ROAD is in good nick having run four seconds from his last five and could enjoy the speed. BABY SHOOZ showed promise earlier and perhaps the drop in distance will see him make a strong comeback. CHATTERTONS KEEPER wasn’t disgraced giving weight to the field in a minor feature last time and has to be taken seriously. GOODTIME GUY should be right on top of them over this course and distance as well.
Watch out for: GOODTIME GUY (8)
6 19H39 – Global Team Horse Racing Mr 96 Handicap
ARCTIC DRIFT was not disgraced on his track debut when needing the run. He should come on in leaps and bounds. But it is wide open. On a line through TREAD SWIFTLY, ARTIC TUNE could be the one that comes up trumps. He has been supported in difficult races but had excuses in those. TREAD SWIFTLY may not have enjoyed racing upfront last time and given a chance could run them down coming from off the pace. MASTER OF DESTINY is most consistent and has drawn well in his comeback – not one to take lightly. SILVER TYCOON is on the verge of coming back to best.
Top Tip: ARTIC TUNE (6)
Watch out for: MASTER OF DESTINY (1)
7 19H57 – Global Team Horse Racing Maiden Plate (3-Year-Olds)
WYLIE RILEY has plenty going for him. He wasn’t slowing down when second in a competitive field in yielding going and should enjoy the longer distance. He is also bred for it. POLITICAL PARTY has run like he needs further, but he will have matured and can stake a claim. SAINT SILAS and WIIDSKI both have room for big improvement.
Top Tip: WYLIE RILEY (7)
Watch out for: POLITICAL PARTY (8)
8 20H15 – GTH Super Charge Fm 84 Handicap (F & M)
SPLASH OF GREEN has secured a plum gate on her return to KwaZulu-Natal. She raced in a Grade 1 here as a juvenile but battled a bit before making a form return earlier in the year. She has dropped in ratings and could be the one to watch. Fellow Highveld based MAGICAL FLIGHT is holding form. She did well even though injuring herself on the poly last time and rates a strong contender. It could get close between SHAPE OF YOU and BELLA SICCOME on their earlier meeting. LUCKY MISS is giving signs she’s ready to challenge for the win. Most are useful and have claims.
Watch out for: SHAPE OF YOU (1)