Upcoming Runner – Hollywoodbets Greyville (Turf) – Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Mighty Smart has had a rather consistent start to his career thus far, having been knocking on the door for the winners box in his last four starts. He returns to the Hollywoodbets Greyville Turf, for his second outing at this course on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 and once again he will be fighting out the finish. See trainer Paul Laffertys’ comments and the final field here.

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Hollywoodbets Greyville Turf

Race 6 – 15:40
1800m – Durban View Restaurant Maiden Plate

7 – Mighty Smart
Trainer: Paul Lafferty
Jockey: Sean Veale
Wgt: 57.0kg
Draw: 3 (18 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 4/1

He has been thereabouts in all of his starts to date and despite the fact that he has found a few wide draws to overcome, his luck seems to have changed in that department. He stayed on well in his last start, when stepping up to the 1900m on his Hollywoodbets Greyville debut. Moving up at the right time, he hung inwards and a change of bit this time should address that problem. He will also be fitted with the blinkers for the first time and that too will assist with a more determined finish. He is reunited with Sean Veale here and having ridden him twice before, he knows him well.

He renews his rivalry with Joseph Jagger and with the latter drawn a lot wider this time, things look far more favourable for Mighty Smart. The stable are confident of another big run and with him being the type that will get stronger as he matures, his maiden victory is imminent. He deserves another strong each-way chance.

Winning Form Comment: Knocking on the door. Tries the headgear and gets a good barrier position. Can go close.

Race-6 (Turf) – R100 000
1800m – 15:40 
DURBAN VIEW RESTAURANT MAIDEN PLATE
For all Maidens
1 11 Master George 60 66 A D Dillon Doug Campbell
2 9 Royal Pursuit 60 65 A T Godden Lezeanne Forbes
3 10 City Deep 60 0 BA *C F Dicken -4.0 Jeff Freedman
4 1 Slew City 60 0 A S Randolph Dean Kannemeyer
5 12 Joseph Jagger 57 82 BA K de Melo Dean Kannemeyer
6 5 Master Vision 57 82 A C Zackey Nathan Kotzen
7 3 Mighty Smart 57 80 BA S Veale Paul Lafferty
8 13 Declaration Of War 57 76 BA S Khumalo Doug Campbell
9 14 Great Guy 57 76 A S Moodley Garth Puller
10 15 Pure Quality 57 74 A *K Sakayi -1.5 Nathan Kotzen
11 16 Edo Furin 57 0 A C Habib Paul Lafferty
12 7 Gibral De Roche (IRE) 57 0 A B Jacobson Gareth van Zyl
13 18 Seattle Samba 57 0 A J L Samuel Kumaran Naidoo
14 2 Twice Golden 57 0 A *L J Ferraris Garth Puller
15 4 Whateverittakes 57 0 A S Brown Gavin van Zyl
16 17 Yukta’s Dance 57 0 A M Yeni Gareth van Zyl
17 8 Jubilate 57 0 A Reserve 1 Duncan Howells
18 6 Kings Counsel 57 73 A Reserve 2 Julie Dittmer
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,8) (4,5) (6,10) (7,11) (9,14) (12,16)

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