Tuesday, 30 October 2018


11:25 - Market Toyota Culemborg Maiden Plate Tricky. APOLLO ACE makes most appeal of the raced runners and should confirm with FERRARI'S MOON, BEETHOVEN and DUKE OF HAZARD. Both HEY BOY and TYRIAN are held by the selection but could have more to offer after gelding. EMPIRE GLORY and SPRING FLING disappointed last time but are capable of better and QUICK STAR showed ability before the layoff. The newcomers have claims too!

Watch out for: APOLLO ACE (3)

12:00 - Samson Foundation Maiden Plate (F & M) ALMOST CAPTURED showed pace on debut over 1200m before being outrun into 5th by four fillies who have all won since. The drop to 1000m with the benefit of that experience should bring about improvement which makes her hard to oppose. AU REVOIR and ALSFLAMINGBEAUTY can get a look in if building on recent comeback runs. Speedy WINTER FIVE is overdue and won't be far off either.

Top Tip: WINTER FIVE (3)
Watch out for: AU REVOIR (7)

12:35 - Investec Fm 72 Handicap (F & M) SANS REGRETS beat hat-trick seeking ROCKET GIRL before her layoff. She renews rivalry with the latter on better terms but has fitness concerns. ROCK TRIP finished behind EVELINA recently and isn't weighted to reverse that form but has drawn better. CRUISE ALONG caught the eye last time and will have more to offer. Maiden winners TROPICAL HIBISCUS and SKYE LANE have claims too.

Top Tip: VODKA LIME (1)
Watch out for: SANS REGRETS (6)

13:10 - ICA Laboratories Fm 92 Handicap (F & M) Hard to assess as much depends on the fitness of DYNASTY'S BLOSSOM and Bass-Robinson runners RAYA BAYA and INTOTHELIMELIGHT. They're all capable racing fresh after a break, although preference over this trip is for the coupling. Stable companion EXTRADITE has run well at this level recently and should again be competitive on these terms. ANGLETY and MIDNIGHT MOONLIGHT can earn.

Top Tip: EXTRADITE (8)
Watch out for: INTOTHELIMELIGHT (3)

13:45 - Berk Enterprises Mr 99 Divided Handicap Gutsy frontrunner HEAD HONCHO went from strength to strength during a rewarding KZN season, winning four of his last five starts including three features. He is unlikely to be fully tuned on his comeback but should enjoy dictating terms. CAPTAIN COURTEOUS can get a look in over this trip but a bigger threat could come from stable companion LOVE HAPPENS and bottom-weight GYRE.

Top Tip: HEAD HONCHO (1)
Watch out for: MAC DE LAGO (2)

14:20 - Bradbury Finance Mr 80 Divided Handicap A race dominated by highly regarded 3yo colts with bigger targets on their agenda. CROWN TOWERS is bred to enjoy the extra and should confirm with IN THE JUNGLE and KING OF ACES. He was a beaten odds-on favourite that day so could be worth opposing here. Improving last-start winners HERODOTUS and CAPOEIRA are closely matched on recent form and preferred in receipt of 3,5kg.

Top Tip: WHAT A JOKER (3)
Watch out for: CAPOEIRA (5)

14:55 - Astra Maiden Plate (F & M) ETERNAL NIGHT, OVER THE WAY and RIVER INN are unlikely to win from wide draws. They have had their chances and are vulnerable to less-exposed rivals here. VOMANDLA and PRINCESS IRENE have been close-up in recent starts and should be in the thick of things again. Both SILVANO'S PRIDE and STAR FIGHTER are open to further improvement so could fight out the finish.

Watch out for: VOMANDLA (2)

15:30 - Amalgamated Properties Maiden Plate (F & M) CANTATA has finished 2nd in all three starts but has been getting closer with each step up in trip. and with further improvement should contest the outcome. MINONA was two lengths off that rival when making her debut but she could turn the tables with progress expected over this distance. Improving SILKEN THREAD and FORTUNE FLIES are most likely to complete minor money.

Watch out for: CANTATA (3)

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