A Busy Day For JP Van Der Merwe

The first race at Fairview is off at 12h30

Racing takes place on the Fairview polytrack this afternoon and eight races are carded.

JP van der Merwe has a full book of rides with a couple of decent winning chances and he may be the jockey worth following.

The first is due off at 12h30.

Humdinger (JP van der Merwe in white cap) keeps at it to beat Desert Miracle (S’Manga Khumalo) in a gripping race (Pic – JC Photos)

Narcos from the Montana Turner stable is the possible Pick 6 banker in Race 4. He showed good pace in his last start over this distance on the turf and held on where it matters most. It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked.

He has won once, finished second once and third three times from as many starts on this surface. The son of Coup De Grace takes a drop-in class and he can follow up.

Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer Gavin Smith saddles Jaspero in Race 8 and he may be the horse to close off the meeting. He should have finished closer to the winner in his last start over 1600m as he hung in the closing stages.

It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked. He meets a similar type of field today and if JP van der Merwe is able to keep him on a straight line in the run for home, he can notch up his third career victory.

General Information as at 11 October 09:22
Weather 40-60km/h South Westerly Crosswind to Headwind
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: Nil
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days:
Penetrometer Reading
Track Condition Standard
False Rail 3m @421m mark
  • · The Bipot starts in the first race at 12h30
  • · The Place Accumulator starts in the second race at 13h00
  • · The Pick 6 starts in the third race at 13h35
  • · The first Jackpot starts in the fourth race at 14h10
  • · The second Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 14h45

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