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The Greyville Super Sunday Pick 6 kicks off in the fourth race at 14h05 and it is interesting to see three fillies facing up to the boys in the R300 000 Gr2 Umkhomazi Stakes.  It won’t be the first time that trainer Corne Spies has pulled a tactical rabbit out of the hat and his flyer Seattle Singer looks a serious threat from her favourable draw.

A field of 11 lines up in this 1200m feature and on the face of it Seattle Singer has a cracking chance on her best form.

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Corne Spies – astute placement

The daughter of Sail From Seattle has a remarkable form- line that ncludes four stake raced runner up cheques  and she extraordinarily only shed her maiden at her penultimate start – and then only just.

She has matched strides with the boys previously and was the only opponent to give Vaughan Marshall’s very exciting Gold Medallion winner Always In Charge a remote run for his money – albeit well beaten.

She comes out refreshed after an 8 week break and from a favourable 2 draw with regular jockey Muzi Yeni in the saddle will give them a run for their money.

No Luck

Sean Tarry has had no luck with the draws for this final meeting of the season and his promising Storm Bird Stakes winner Flying Myth has to contend with the widest of the gates.

The son of Trippi was a facile winner of his last start and with a bit of luck will rattle the Spies filly’s cage.

Flying Myth wins Storm Bird Stakes

Flying Myth – banker for some

Johan Janse Van Vuuren brings the pacy British Royale down for a tilt at the Gr2 trophy.  If he takes to the Greyville turn the son of Great Britain cannot be left out.

It could be a big race for Great Britain as Grant Maroun saddles two of his progeny.

The unbeaten filly Wrecking Ball looks to be his stable elect. She has won twice over the Vaal 1000m with impressive showings of good toe.

Wrecking Ball is yet to take on the boys and it will be interesting to see how she adapts to the right handed Greyville turn.

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Gavin Lerena – rides Wrecking Ball

Her rider Gavin Lerena will be a big plus as he looks to finish the season on a high.

Her stablemate Queen Laurie is another daughter of Great Britain and she took four starts to shed her maiden in facile fashion at Turffontein three weeks ago.  She had excuses there as she was cut into in the running and it was a victory full of merit.

Count Von Count was a shock winner on the polytrack at  his second start and he will need to show that was no fluke as he gets tested here.

Drier Duo

Dennis Drier has two in the race with Gimmethegreenlight’s debut winner Hack Green coming straight out of his 16-1 victory into Gr2 company.

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Dennis Drier – nice coupling

It is difficult to know what to make of that win and he is another who will need to confirm his rated status.

His stablemate Rocky Valley beat subsequent maiden winner Shoot The Bull at his second start and Anton Marcus rides him for the Joostes.  He should enjoy the extra.

Tyrone Zackey travels from Joburg with the Miesque’s Approval gelding Outshine who is another that falls into questionable recent form category.

Kom Naidoo’s pair of Ocean Drive South and Over Sure look to be making up the numbers on their recent form.

The race looks likely to develop into an interesting – albeit predictable tactical contest.

Seattle Singer will be out quickly and Flying Myth looks likely to be chasing at her late.

The rest will have to be half decent to have a shout.

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