UPDATE: Upcoming Midweek Runners – Scottsville Racecourse – Wednesday 15th May 2019 & Vaal Racecourse – Thursday 16th May 2019

After an eye-catching winner with Travelling Light, to kick off the Scottsville Meeting on Sunday, we have big plans to close the Scottsville meeting this Wednesday 15th May 2019 with a strong contender in the form of Simply Russian in race 8. Mocha Rose (pictured) , was carded in the 5th  race, but has been withdrawnBlow Me Down has his debut at the Vaal, on Thursday 16th May 2019. See more details here.

Wednesday 15th May 2019
Scottsville Racecourse

 Race 5 – 14:40
1400m – MR 69 Handicap

2 – Mocha Rose
Trainer: Duncan Howells

Wgt: 58.5kg
Draw: 13(18)
Predicted Betting: 12/1

Unfortunately it was noted that she was 1/5 lame this morning (15th May), having aggravated a pectoral muscle. Without wanting to aggravate it any further, she has been withdrawn from today’s 5th race. Although not a serious injury, the Physio will provide her with the required treatment before she resumes her program. 

Winning Form Comment: SCRATCHED

Race 8 – 16:30
1200m – Maiden Plate

14 – Simply Russian
Trainer: Garth Puller
Jockey: Lyle Hewitson
Wgt: 57.0kg
Draw: 7( 16)
Predicted Betting: 5/2

She hasn’t missed the places in her two starts to date, finishing 3rd on both occasions. Her last start was particularly encouraging, when she found herself in last place 200m from home before flashing up late with a strong finish to land in the 3rd box. That run came over the Scottsville 1000m, in the mud no less.  This time around she steps up to the 1200m, which she is going to love. She is bred to eventually go a mile, but for now she looks hard to oppose over this extra furlong. We give her a good winning chance with Hewitson up.

Winning Form Comment: Placed in both runs and well related.

Thursday 16th May 2019
Vaal Turf

Race 1 – 12:45
1000m – Maiden Juvenile Plate

1 – Blow Me Down
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 16(16)
Predicted Betting: 20/1

He has been working well leading up to his debut run here. We haven’t pushed him yet, but he put up a nice grass gallop a few weeks back and although he may still need this he should make a positive account of himself.

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