Gail Force makes her return to racing for her first outing in Port Elizabeth today, when she steps out in the 8th and final event at Fairview. We’ll be looking for a positive performance from this beautifully bred daughter of Soft Falling Rain. See more here.
Monday 6th July 2020
Fairview Poly Track
Race 8 – 16:40
1400m – Covid-19 National Crisis Helpline 0800 029 999 FM 76 Handicap (F&M)
6 – Gail Force
Pedigree: Soft Falling Rain x Icy Air (Jallad USA)
Trainer: Gavin Smith
Jockey: Stallone Naidoo
Draw: 5 (16 Runners)
Current Betting: 7/2
Due to her well documented temperament issues, we made the decision to move this filly to Port Elizabeth where the training facilities offer more of a tranquil setting as opposed to the hustle and bustle at Summerveld. The plan seems to have worked and she is now ready for her first test at Fairview. With that said, it has been a challenge to find the right race for her and this 1400m event should be a touch on the far side. She is the half-sister to the Cape speedster, Russet Air, which further confirms her affinity for the sprints, so it will be a surprise to see her win this.
With that said she is loaded with ability and on class alone, we’ll be hoping that she gives a decent account of herself.
Winning Form Comment: Moderate handicap debut in this class but won penultimate on this surface.