Upcoming Midweek Runners – Flamingo Park & Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack

We have a few runners to look forward to this week and all of them are expected to feature prominently. Starting off on Monday 28th October 2019, Spanish Fort steps out over his favourite course and distance out at Flamingo Park. Thereafter, all of Purple Persuasion (pictured), Jerry The Juggler and Alphamikefoxtrot have decent chances on the Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack, this Wednesday 30th October 2019. See more about their chances here.

Monday 28th October 2019
Flamingo Park

Race 2 – 13:00
1000m – MR 73 Handicap

7 – Spanish Fort
Trainer: Cliffie Miller
Jockey: Collen Storey
Wgt: 54.0kg
Draw: 14 (14 Runners)
Current Betting: 16/1

He has settled into his Kimberley home well and that is reflected in his form, more so over this 1000m dash. He has slipped three points in his Merit Rating since his last start and in this sort of company, he looks fairly well handicapped and a threat at a decent price. His work in the past week has been very impressive and that has been a result of the blinkers being fitted, to sharpen him up a little. Those go on today and Collen Storey retains the ride. A slight concern would be the fact that he is drawn on the wrong side of the course, but he is expected to improve many lengths here and the stable give him a firm each way chance.

Winning Form Comment: Weighted to finish closer to 6 on last start.

Race-2 (Sand) – R56 000
1000m – 13:00 
WFA: 3yrs-5.5kgs 4yrs-0kgs
1 11 Elegant General 60 73 TBA C Habib Cliffie Miller
2 1 Winter Trade 58 69 BA M V’Rensburg Cliffie Miller
3 7 Concealed Secret 57.5 68 TBA *D R Lerena S von Willingh Smit
4 9 Dolphin 55.5 64 BA Wes Marwing Stephanie Miller
5 5 Lucky Veil 55.5 64 BA M Yeni Corrie Lensley
6 6 Zip Line 55 63 TBA R Munger Stephanie Miller
7 14 Spanish Fort 54 72 TBA C Storey Cliffie Miller
8 3 Give Me Dynamite 53.5 60 TBA M Thackeray Stephanie Miller
9 12 What A Captain 53 59 A *N Klink Tienie Prinsloo
10 10 Double Deluxe 52.5 58 T A *K Matsunyane Tienie Prinsloo
11 4 Class Protector 52 53 A *M H Zuma -4.0 Tobie Spies
12 13 Aramouse 52 52 T A *C F Dicken -4.0 Corrie Lensley
13 2 Windy Flight 52 51 A *J R Syster -3.0 Corne Spies
14 8 Day’s Of Thunder 52 45 A M Mjoka Tienie Prinsloo
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,2,7) (4,6,8) (5,12) (9,10,14)

Wednesday 30th October 2019
Hollywoodbets Greyville Poly

Race 6 – 16:00
1200m – MR 76 Handicap

1 – Purple Persuasion
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Jockey: Anton Marcus
Wgt: 61.0kg
Draw: 6 (10 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/1

She makes her handicap debut here, on her return to racing after a solid campaign as a two year old last season. She has thrived during the spring and this run has come on the back of some exceptionally good track work in recent times. Drawn in the middle, Anton Marcus takes the ride and he will be looking to bounce her out to settle just behind the early leaders. If not too in need of the run, she has the ability to win a race like this and we expect to see her go very close to doing so.

Winning Form Comment: Faced stronger in features recently. Big runner with top jockey aboard.

Race-6 (Poly) – R90 000
1200m – 16:00
For Fillies and Mares
WFA: 3yrs-5.5kgs 4yrs-0kgs
1 6 Purple Persuasion 61 89 A A Marcus Alyson Wright
2 5 Peppermint Tea 60.5 77 A G Lerena J A Janse van Vuuren
3 2 La Valette 59 74 A C Zackey Duncan Howells
4 9 Suzi Woo 59 74 CA D Dillon Shane Humby
5 7 Smiley Kylie 58.5 84 A W Kennedy Gareth van Zyl
6 8 Amber Furst 58.5 73 T A C Habib Wendy Whitehead
7 1 Path To Glory 58.5 73 T A S Moodley Michael Miller
8 4 Rock Pigeon 58.5 73 A *Y Ramzan -4.0 Wayne Badenhorst
9 10 Candle Rock 56 79 A S Khumalo Jeff Freedman
10 3 Elnora 54 75 A M Yeni Wayne Badenhorst
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote

Race 8 – 17:13
1000m – MR 68 Handicap

2 – Jerry The Juggler
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Jockey: Jason Gates (-1.5)
Wgt: 61.0kg
Draw: 4 (11 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 14/1

He has dropped 5-points in the Merit Ratings since his last start, which as expected, he still needed badly. He now has his third run after a rest and he will strip a lot fitter this time, as he drops significantly in class for his peak run back. Drawn 4, the 1.5kg claiming Jason Gates takes the mount and he knows him very well – being his regular work rider at home. He returns to the poly where he won his maiden three starts back and that run came over the same 1000m trip. He will be lengths better than his last two starts and looks a nice place bet, with an outside win chance.

Winning Form Comment: Back on Poly. Apprentice claim should assist and could  upset.

6 – Alphamikefoxtrot
Trainer: Darryl Moore
Jockey: S’manga Khumalo
Wgt: 58.0kg
Draw: 5 (11 (Runners)
Predicted Betting: 4/1

Back over his favourite course and distance after winning here in his last start in similar company, he received just a 2-point penalty for that victory and it is no surprise to see S’manga retain the ride. He too, has his third run back after a short absence from the course and he will be cherry-ripe for this run. Drawn relatively well, he has another realistic chance of finding the winners enclosure and looks a solid each way bet.

Winning Form Comment: May have escaped with minimum penalty.

9 – Seventh Son
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Scratched!
Wgt: 56.5kg
Draw: 9 (11Runners)
Predicted Betting: Scratched!

Race-8 (Poly) – R90 000
1000m – 17:13 

WFA: 3yrs-5.5kgs 4yrs-0kgs
1 10 Fives Wild 62 72 BA *X Jacobs -4.0 Kumaran Naidoo
2 4 Jerry The Juggler 61 70 A *J Gates -1.5 Alyson Wright
3 2 Liquidity 60 79 T A C Zackey Dennis Drier
4 7 Ninotto 59.5 78 T A S Veale Dennis Drier
5 3 Charlie-Fox 59.5 67 CA D Dillon Michael Roberts
6 5 Alphamikefoxtrot 58 64 TBA S Khumalo Darryl Moore
7 1 Lotsa Silver 58 64 A S Randolph Tony Rivalland
8 8 Valeriana 57.5 63 T AM S Moodley Lezeanne Forbes
9 9 Seventh Son 56.5 61 TXa SCRATCHED Clinton Binda
10 11 Jonathan 55.5 59 B W Kennedy Yadav Singh
11 6 Panza 55.5 59 T A S Brown +1.0 Ivan Van Wyk
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote

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