Upcoming Weekend Runners – Friday 5th April 2019

We have just the one runner this weekend, coming up on Friday night 5th April 2019, on the Greyville Polytrack. Spanish Fort will be looking to make big improvement on that moderate debut effort in early February. See more below.

Friday 5th April 2019
Greyville Poly Track

Race 1 – 17:15
1400m – Maiden Juvenile Plate

8 – Spanish Fort
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Jockey: Athandiwe Mgudlwa
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 8(11)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

We were disappointed with his debut run back in early February this year, after winning his Barrier Trial three weeks before that. He has shown some very encouraging work at home and we were expecting a much better performance from him. It was clear that he kept changing legs throughout that run up the straight at Scottsville. The fact that he pulled up sound and well the day after points to him not enjoying the frantic speed that is customary in a 1000m sprint and he kept becoming unbalanced throughout that run, hence the changing of legs. As such, we have opted for this 1400m test where we can expect to see a slightly more sedate gallop and he should settle a lot better. On his pedigree, he is bred for a mile and further. His work has been good and we are expecting a much improved performance from him. If things come together, he has a nice place chance at decent odds.

Winning Form Comment: Poor debut, but bred for further. Expect progression.

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