Saturday, 1 December 2018


11:15 - Morris Vee Sports Bet Maiden Juvenile Plate

The betting will provide the best guide to the chances of these youngsters in the first juvenile race of the season. The Snaith yard report SHINNECOCK to be ready to make a winning debut but well-related PUTONTHEREDLIGHT could also be up to the task. LASATA is from a yard which does well with their 2yo's. Fillies CHILLY WINTER and WARM EXPRESSION get the sex allowance. Open!

Watch out for: SHINNECOCK (4)

11:50 - Drakenstein Stud Mr 85 Handicap

ROCK MY SOUL may be allowed a soft lead in a race devoid of pace but slow fractions may suit improving GRAND SILVANO, who was a winner over this trip last time. GYRE usually finishes his races off well over shorter trips, so could have more to offer over this distance if the pace is genuine. Both MAN ABOUT TOWN and CAPE XTREME are capable and should be competitive on best form.

Top Tip: GYRE (2)
Watch out for: MAN ABOUT TOWN (3)

12:30 - Vaughan Marshall Racing Work Riders' Maiden Plate (F & M)

SECRET PATH has been close-up in her last five, including 2nd at three of her last four. She returns fresh from a break and makes most appeal on exposed form. SPRING BURST was disappointing last time but has shown enough in both sprints to be competitive here, especially with blinkers now fitted. CONTESSA'S GLANCE was drawn wide last time but will enjoy reverting to sprinting.

Top Tip: SECRET PATH (4)
Watch out for: SPRING BURST (3)

13:10 - Snaith Racing Maiden Plate

VIKRAM races as a gelding for the first time and could make amends after being beaten as an odds-on favourite last time. DUBULA found only one too good when ridden from the front over course and distance last time. He had NOVEMBER STORM behind and could confirm in his peak outing. MASTER OF SPAIN should also confirm with CABO DU CRUZ. Both CONSUL OF WAR and CAT DADDY can earn.

Top Tip: CONSUL OF WAR (2)
Watch out for: VIKRAM (4)

13:45 - Lammerskraal Stud Mr 68 Handicap

SENATLA trotted up over course and distance last time and will have more to come on handicap debut. The Snaith yard runs a useful coupling and both CARLAS MAMBO, who has been holding form, and QUEST can make their presence felt. The former is closely matched with top-weight FLASH TWICE, while the latter wasn't disgraced last time and has scope to improve. Others could earn...

Top Tip: FLASH TWICE (1)
Watch out for: SENATLA (2)

14:20 - Klawervlei Stud Fm 77 Handicap (F & M)

Several of these are closely matched on recent form. SUMMER OLIMPICS beat CAPTAIN'S CHOICE when winning over the course and distance last time. ROCK ONWOOD has references with those and is weighted to reverse form with KAWAKAMI who was touched off in her only start over this trip. Top-weight PEARL JAM will be sharpened by the blinkers so should be competitive in this grade.

Watch out for: KAWAKAMI (3)

14:45 - G-Bets Gauteng Summer Cup (Grade 1)

Mike De Kock has the top 3 in the betting, CASCAPEDIA, TAKINGTHEPEACE and NOBLE SECRET as well as LIKE A PANTHER. The last 2 disappointed last time but are lively contenders on earlier form. SECRET POTION proved well being when beating CASCAPEDIA after a rest. IT'S MY TURN has ability but may be short a run. Weight could keep CORAL FEVER out. CASH TIME could go all the way...

Top Tip: IT'S MY TURN (4)
Watch out for: CASCAPEDIA (2)

15:10 - Betting World Fm 72 Handicap (F & M)

PRINCESS IRENE has been getting better the further she goes, so will enjoy this step up in trip. She also has most scope for improvement so should be competitive on her handicap debut. Top-weight WOODSTOCK FAIRY has returned from a break in good form and is at her best over this distance, so will pose a threat. SUMMER MOON and HOPEFUL are holding form and will be in the mix too

Top Tip: HOPEFUL (7)
Watch out for: WOODSTOCK FAIRY (1)

15:45 - Khaya Stables Mr 90 Handicap

CLIPPER CAPTAIN bounced back to form last time over course and distance in a better race, albeit in a small field. He will improve in his peak outing so should contest the outcome. BWANA will enjoy reverting to this trip, as will CAPTAIN COURTEOUS and both should be competitive. NASTY HARRY can get a look in with weight off and READY STEADY GO has claims too. Respect KENNY TRIX

Top Tip: BWANA (7)
Watch out for: CLIPPER CAPTAIN (9)

16:15 - Wilgerbosdrift Fm 68 Handicap (F & M)

PUREST BLISS was deemed good enough to contest a Grade 1 as a juvenile and with improved fitness after an eye-catching comeback run should have a role to play under top weight. ALMOST CAPTURED bounced back to shed her maiden tag last time and with further improvement can feature. GIMME LONDON, RUSH HOUR GIRL and SUNSHINE LADY with Fourie up are capable of staking a claim too.

Watch out for: ALMOST CAPTURED (2)

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