Race-by-race for the ten race marathon at Scottsville (now Hollywoodbets Greyville) today. First event off at 11:35am.
RACE 1: 1 AISLING 3 SHELDON 10 PACIFIC WORLD 4 THUSVIR
Preview: First Juvenile race of the new KZN season. All first timers from stables who like to send them out early. Follow the betting. (Andrew Harrison: 1-3-10-4)
RACE 2: 7 BERNIE’S DREAM 1 VINODH’S BOY 4 ANCIENT STATE 5 STAR ACT
Preview: BERNIE’S DREAM (7) was touched off over course and distance last run. He is lightly raced and should go one better. VINODH’S BOY (1) is lightly raced and has improved with each run. He tried further last start but meets a weak field here. ANCIENT STATE (4) has shown flashes of ability and can find the money. STAR ACT (5) is a nicely bred first timer and one to watch in the betting. (Andrew Harrison: 7-1-4-5)
RACE 3: 7 WYLIE’S LASS 8 EMBARRAS DE RICHES 4 HAREBELLE 16 ZIVA NOIR
Preview: Form is extremely thin in this race so any market support should be noted. WYLIE’S LASS (7) has been rested but has been showing steady improvement and should have a big chance in this company. EMBARRAS DE RICHES (8) was not too far back in a strong maiden last start. Seems set to improve. HAREBELLE (4) is lightly raced but the stable is coming to hand and she can go well here. ZIVA NOIR (16) has not been far back on the poly of late and is well suited to this trip. Can give apprentice Wiseman Njokwe his first success. (Andrew Harrison: 7-8-4-16).
RACE 4: 2 FLYING PETER 6 BURNING WINGS 3 MONDOVI 10 BELLS AND WHISTLES
Preview: FLYING PETER (2) was in need of his last outing, returning from a lengthy break. He will enjoy the extra. BURNING WINGS (6) has been doing well over shorter but should prefer this trip. From a good draw he rates a strong chance. MONDOVI (3) is way better than his last effort from a wide draw and the drop in trip and a better draw should see him improve. BELLS AND WHISTLES (10) has been rested but the stable has hit form and she is way better than her last effort in useful company. (Andrew Harrison: 2-6-3-10).
RACE 5: 5 EMERALD PALACE 10 QUEPID 11 CHOO CHING CHOW 6 GLOBAL APPEAL
Preview: EMERALD PALACE (5) has come on nicely at recent outings. Distance suited and rates the one to beat. QUEPID (10) comes from a very much in form stable. Came close to causing an upset last run and a repeat should see her close again. CHOO CHING CHOW (11) has shown signs of coming to hand since a lay-off. She should be close to her peak now and can feature prominently. GLOBAL APPEAL (6) was not far back over a mile last run. She appears to be coming along the right way and any market support must be respected. (Andrew Harrison: 5-10-11-6)
RACE 6: 7 BADRAH 2 LADY OF LUTETIA 4 VARVACIOUS 14 CONCHITA
Preview: BADRAH (7) is way better than her last run after going close from a wide draw at her previous start. The step up in trip from a better draw should suit. LADY OF LUTETIA (2) has been costly to follow but will get it right at some point. She may be worth another chance but with no confidence. VARVACIOUS (4) improved nicely at her second outing and the trip will suit. She rates a strong chance. CONCHITA (14) has drawn on Woodhouse Road but she can do better than her last start and can surprise. (Andrew Harrison: 7-2-4-14).
RACE 7: 10 PURPLE PERSUASION 5 DIAMONDS AND PEARLS 9 CONNECT ME 7 LADY LU
Preview: PURPLE PERSUASION (10) has improved with each step up in trip and should make a strong challenge. DIAMONDSANDPEARLS (5) is a quirky mare but more than capable on her day. She may need a touch further. CONNECT ME (9) is a useful front runner and can be hard to catch if setting the right pace. LADY LU (7) goes well over this trip and the blinkers are back on. (Andrew Harrison: 10-5-9-7).
RACE 8: 4 BABY SHOOZ 5 MR FITZ 6 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT 7 INDI ANNA
Preview: BABY SHOOZ (4) was obviously in need of his last start as he came from well back to finish to FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT (6) who came back to his better form when winning. Marcus replaces the apprentice and the tables should be turned. MR FITZ (5) was also in need of his last run when getting going late over course and distance. He is likely to make good improvement and should be involved in the finish. INDI ANNA (7) has shown up we in two starts for his new stable. He is seldom far back and has a chance if finding his best form. (Andrew Harrison: 4-6-5-7).
RACE 9: 7 STAR OF JOBURG 9 KAYSON 6 DI MAZZIO 1 WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL
Preview: STAR OF JOBURG (7) has put in two promising efforts for his new stable. He looks primed for this race. KAYSON (9) got a hefty shunt up the ratings after his last win and the form has not worked out that well. But he is smart and can go in again. DI MAZZIO (6) is never far back and always game. He prefers the poly but can be effective here. WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL (1) was badly in need of his last effort. He has been dropping in the ratings and is smart on his day. (Andrew Harrison: 7-9-6-1).
RACE 10: 14 IT MUST BE LOVE 13 LEADING LYRIC 8 MYSTERY TRIP 9 FOXY LADY
Preview: IT MUST BE LOVE (14) has been close-up in all three starts. She should make another bold bid. LEADING LYRIC (13) made sudden improvement last run on the poly from a wide draw. She is lightly raced and should go well in this company. MYSTERY TRIP (8) is way better than her last effort in the soft. She may also have just needed it. FOXY LADY (9) has had plenty of chances but is back over a straight course and her form has been consistent. (Andrew Harrison: 14-13-8-9).