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Silly Sunday For KZN Jocks

All over the course

The stipendiary stewards who were officiating at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday  had their hands full and we could be looking to import jockeys for the next few meetings.

So muses Andrew Harrison who writes on www.goldcircle.co.za that like cockroaches scattering in the kitchen when the lights are turned on, they were all over the course – whether it be bowling horses out of the gate or losing their compass in the straight.

The stipes would have had a hard time sorting through the culprits in the third.

Lowan Denysschen looked to have had a change of fortune when the meeting was switched to the poly track with Crusade’s Star out-gunning the opposition in the second.

Two races later he was cursing his luck as High Green ended up the meat in the sandwich just as he was moving through to make his run.

Replacement rider Muzi Yeni was not entirely blameless as he allowed his mount to shift out slightly, but he got hammered from both sides and would certainly have finished a lot closer than he did as he was shunted out of the race.

Ed – the Stipes have opened an inquiry as to why High Green had to ease at the 250m

Anton Marcus was on the receiving end as Prince Karesh got ‘done’ out of the pens in the sixth and his mount never raising a gallop – not that he would have had any chance with winner Valiente who barrelled out of the gate and was not for the catching.

These were just a few instances that caught the eye.

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15 comments on “Silly Sunday For KZN Jocks

  1. Luigi Morelli says:

    KZN racing is fast becoming the new Flamingo Park. Just look at the results and endless carry overs. Massive form reversals are now common!!!

  2. WILLIAM MILKOVITCH says:

    Good morning Mr. Morelli,

    What should be taken into account by the punters is that Natal have been successful, extremely successful in hosting plenty, plenty meetings for their owners to run their most beloved & earn.

    In addition, they have programmed many maiden races and rightly so, in an attempt to keep things fresher in the lower handicaps.

    So in that respect, well done to them unlike us here in Cape Town where ‘they’ can hardly put together a fuller card, just once a week.

    The many meeting in Natal will lead to horses running against each other more frequently than usual… I take the stance when studying form, my turn this week & your turn to earn in 7 days time.

    Nothing sinister, horses just sharing.

  3. gavin says:

    it is beacuse very avrerage horses run here

  4. Graham Martin says:

    As iv’e mentioned on numerous occasions on this forum before, these unbelievable form reversals are due to this despicable MR handicapping system! I can’t remember the last time I actually looked at a MR handicap in a race card! Why? because it’s a waste of time. Horseracing has become a LOTTERY, nothing but a guessing game or lucky numbers. Change is needed urgently because trying to attract new, younger punters is a waste of time. Anybody who wants to guess lucky numbers can go to a Casino. New, young punters might go to the course a few times but once they see the light they quit! There’s nothing to keep them going to the course for a sustainable amount of time. What happened to the so called MOD? What has changed? NOTHING!

  5. Michael Jacobs says:

    KZN is my least favourite racing centre, and I generally steer clear, and seldom play there.

    Besides the diabolical draw sysyem, the racing is very mediocre with weak handicaps the order of day. The Greyville tight track, the Scotsville wide draw disadvantage and the unexplainable results makes for unenjoyable punting. The only time KZN is worth following is in the Winter season when the good horses around the country descend on KZN.

  6. Graham Martin says:

    And I will keep on keeping, keeping on and on!

  7. Graham Hurlstone-Jones says:

    Race 3 the Vaal….gotcha….all above board of course…

  8. George McDonald says:

    Michael Jacob,you have to wait until Cecil picks himself off the floor and gets his breath back after falling off his chair whilst reading your comments on KZN racing.

  9. Luigi Morelli says:

    Point taken Mr Milkovitch

  10. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Someone took his sleeping pill and laxative same time again ..,😂

  11. Trevor van Niekerk says:

    I simply love KZN, nice venue to make real money. Just find one crocodile for the day and you’re in like Flynn

  12. INNOCENT KOLBE says:

    KZN racing is doing well yes they are form reversals but I like they not scared to keep up upset after upset unlike cape town where PA pays R10 but I wish they can stop that diabolical draw system

  13. wayne fouche says:

    I hope all you KZN racing fans enjoy your racing there 2/3 times a week. Poor quality horses (and many of them!!) a ridiculous draw system and of course the brilliant handicap system where below average horses are rated as world beaters. Have fun but not for me.

  14. Kmconstantine says:

    Good luck catching a pick 6 at Greyville. I don’t even bother taking any bets there. The form reversals of some of these horses make no sense. You can study form as long as you want and make the obvious selections but they always run in the bush and a 40/1 horse with no formline whatsoever will spoil the party. The most unpredictable results in all of SA

  15. Leon Smuts says:

    Michael Jacobs, keep posting, your opinion is as valid as the next one and differences of opinion should be welcomed and enjoyed as it can spark good debate when received in the right spirit. As far as different centers and results are concerned I think that it is clear that mediocre racing is very much a part of our racing program with many average horses that have to be catered for. If horses can be catered for the same should apply to punters. I have been campaigning for some time for new products that take mediocre horses and frequent rough outcomes into consideration, to be added to the product line up. Punters should have an enjoyable experience and a winning opportunity even when things go awry as this will make it easier to sell the game to new players and look after existing players more effectively. A few additions will make a big difference to the way that racing is perceived and give the sport a more meaningful expansion opportunity. Keep on fighting guys, change will come.

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