Upcoming Midweek Runners – Monday 20th May 2019 – Thursday 23rd May 2019

We have a few runners to look out for this week, kicking off at Flamingo Park on Monday 20th May 2019. Spanish Fort (Pictured) runs in the opener and has a nice chance. On Tuesday, we have two runners at the Vaal in the form of Seventh Son and Captain’s Legacy. Moving down to the coast on Wednesday, Alphamikefoxtrot lines up in the 7th race at Greyville and looks very competitive. Finally on Thursday, Setablaze will be looking to redeem himself after that disappointing last run and isn’t without a chance.

Monday 20th May 2019
Flamingo Racecourse

Race 1 – 12:50
1000m – Maiden Juvenile Plate

6 – Spanish Fort
Trainer: Cliffie Miller
Jockey: Marco van Rensburg
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 1 (9)
Current Betting: 7/2

Although still beaten by over 9 lengths on his local debut, the jockeys post-race remarks were quite encouraging. He travelled a lot better on the sand and just got tired in the closing stages. That was over the 1200m and with this drop in trip to the 1000m, he looks far more likely to put in a much bigger claim. He has come on nicely since that latest effort and remarks from the yard are that his work has been good enough to win today.

Winning Form Comment: Should enjoy this drop in trip. Respect.

Tuesday 21st May 2019
Vaal Turf

Race 7 – 15:45
1200m – MR 66 Handicap

12 – Seventh Son
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 53.0kg
Draw: 6 (16)
Predicted Betting: 14/1

He has dropped down to a much more competitive rating again, after the penalties received for those two wins in a row late last year. As such, he gets another light mass to shoulder for this drop in trip. He has won twice over the 1000m and with the speed he showed in his last start, he should be right there in the finish.

Winning Form Comment: Dropping in ratings and can feature on best form.

Race 9 – 16:50
1000m – Maiden Plate (Fillies)

6 – Captain’s Legacy
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Kabelo Matsunyane (-1.5kg)
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 2(14)
Predicted Betting: 33/1

Drawn wide in her last start she was never in the race and tailed off to finish a disappointing last. She is back down the straight today and we are hoping to see big improvement from her. Time is clearly running out for her and she will need to show us something here.

Winning Form Comment: Back down the straight after a poor draw last time. Watch.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Greyville Polytrack

Race 7 – 16:00
1000m – MR 64 Handicap

10 – Alphamikefoxtrot
Trainer: Darryl Moore
Jockey: Athandiwe Mgudlwa
Wgt: 52.0kg
Draw: 1(10)
Predicted Betting: 10/1

He has started to show signs of running a big race, since the move to Durban with his course record indicating that he has an affinity for this surface. He looks threatening in these lower handicaps, off his current rating and from a very useful draw this time around he looks a big contender for the winners box.

Winning Form Comment: Drops further in MR and likes this surface. Drawn well, include.

Thursday 23rd May 2019
Vaal Turf

Race 9 – 16:55
1400m – Maiden Plate

1 – Setablaze
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Kabelo Matsunyane (-1.5kg)
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 8(18)
Predicted Betting: 12/1

One will have to look past his last start to give him a chance today. It was a very disappointing run and he will be out to redeem himself this time around. We get the impression that he’s best suited to this trip and he’ll be looking to race handy, where he should be able to find a useful position to launch his challenge from. He has a fair each way chance.

Winning Form Comment: Moderate latest from a wide draw. Chance over this C&D.


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