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Jack Milner (4Racing)
 
With a number of leading jockeys in the Cape either serving out suspensions or taking a holiday Keagan de Melo and Louis Mxothwa look the riders to follow at Kenilworth on Saturday.
 
Both have picked up rides for some top stables and should come away from the meeting with a at least couple of winners apiece.
 
De Melo arguably has picked up the best two rides on the card with Future Turn in Race 4 and Gimme’s Lassie in Race.
 
Both will be popular Pick 6 bankers and they will give opportunity to bettors to load some of the other legs.
 
Future Turn runs in a Maiden Plate over 1600m and he is fully expected to get among the winning ranks at his fifth start.
 
This three-year-old Futura colt, trained by Justin Snaith, has finished second in both starts beyond 1200m – over 1600m and 1500m respectively – appears to be getting stronger with every run. In both of those races he has been beaten less than a length and last time was just run out of it in a close duel by Canford Lights, going down 0.30 lengths.
 
Candice Bass-Robinson sends out Gimmie’s Lassie in a Maiden Plate for fillies and mares over 1200m. This daughter of leading sire Gimmethegreenlight disappointed at short odds when runner-up for the second time from as many starts over the track and trip almost three weeks ago.
 
She bumps the right field on this occasion and now with a little more experience, should reward her followers by opening her account at the third time of asking.
 
Mxothwa has picked up the ride for Snaith on Royal Aussie in Race 6, MR 79 Handicap over 1400m. This three-year-old colt shed his maiden tag over the track and trip 10 weeks ago.
 
This promising son of Royal Mo had finished second in his first two starts over 1200m then relished the extra 200m in his third start, beating a decent field on that occasion by a comfortable 2.25 lengths – and the form of that race has held up well since.
 
The level of competition Royal Aussie faces on his handicap debut is, admittedly, significantly stronger but Snaith’s charge is open to any amount of improvement in just his fourth start under an in-form rider who should coax the best out of him.
 
This is undoubtedly one of the more competitive races on the card and it could be worth including a number of runners in some of the exotics.
 
Dance Variety is another lightly raced three-year old and this Adam Marcus-trained Var colt produced a flying finish over 1200m last time to end up a 0.95-length third to Benjamin. Based on the manner in which he took off, Dance Variety should relish the step up to 1400m, especially with De Melo in the irons.
 
Progressive Faire Advantage, another last-start winner over the course and distance, should keep his younger adversary honest. He beat Gaudis Masterpiece and Path Of Choice in a similar contest last time and those rivals should once again make their presence felt on 1.5kg better terms.
 
It could be very close between those three for the minor placings.
 
 
 
Jack Milner’s selections
 
Race 1: 7 Gimme More Time, 8 Selukwe, 9 Fallo Ancora, 10 Short Sharp Shock
 
Race 2: 5 Hunting Trip, 4 Gold Poker Game, 2 Hear My Voice, 8 Rafeef’s Choice
 
Race 3: 6 Doubling Up, 2 Teatro, 3 Bullitt, 5 Contiguous
 
Race 4: 4 Future Turn, 1 Masterful Guy, 2 Naushon, 6 Allez Moris
 
Race 5: 3 Global Movement, 2 Global Forests, 5 Nothingelsematters, 1 Double Duet
 
Race 6: 5 Royal Aussie, 7 Dance Variety, 3 Path Of Choice, 1 Gaudis Masterpiece
 
Race 7: 11 Ciollum’s Delight, 3 Kimball O’Hara, 4 Ragnar Lothbrok, 5 On The Road Again
 
Race 8: 4 Gimme’s Lassie, 10 Twice The Flo, 1 Fly Better, 6 Majestic Queen
 
 
 
BEST BET
 
Race 8 No 4 Gimme’s Lassie
 
VALUE BET
 
Race 7 No 11 Ciollum’s Delight
 
BEST SWINGER
 
Race 8 4×10
 
 
 
BIPOT
 
R288
 
Leg 1: 7, 8, 9, 10
 
Leg 2: 2, 4, 5
 
Leg 3: 2, 6
 
Leg 4: 4
 
Leg 5: 2, 3, 5
 
Leg 6: 1, 3, 5, 7
 
 
 
PLACE ACCUMULATOR
 
R162
 
Leg 1: 2, 4, 5
 
Leg 2: 2, 6
 
Leg 3: 4
 
Leg 4: 2, 3, 5
 
Leg 5: 3, 5, 7
 
Leg 6: 3, 4, 11
 
Leg 7: 4
 
 
 
PICK 6
 
R840
 
Leg 1: 2, 3, 5, 6
 
Leg 2: 4
 
Leg 3: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
 
Leg 4: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7
 
Leg 5: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11
 
Leg 6: 4
 
 
 
JACKPOT 1
 
R210
 
Leg 1: 4
 
Leg 2: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
 
Leg 3: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7
 
Leg 4: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11
 
 
 
JACKPOT 2
 
R210
 
Leg 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
 
Leg 2: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7
 
Leg 3: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11
 
Leg 4: 4