Louis Is Set For Cruise Control

First due off @ 12h05

Today’s nine-race programme, previously carded for the turf track, has been moved to the polytrack at Fairview.

There are two feature races on this card – the Listed East Cape Oaks and the Non-Black Type Fairview Flying Five.

A reminder to take the free-to-play Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge with the first race due off at 12h05 and the lucky last set for 16h45.


Look-out for Louis at Fairview today (Pic – Pauline Herman)

Hollywoodbets-sponsored Trainer Gavin Smith saddles Cruise Control in the Non-Black Type Fairview Flying Five.

He showed good speed in his last start on the polytrack, found another kick and won with a ton in hand.

Three of his nine career victories have come over this course and distance.

Sporting Post-sponsored Jockey Louis Mxothwa retains the ride and the son of Querari should notch up his tenth-career victory.

Gunsmoke from the Tara Laing stable may be the horse to close off the meeting.

He is much better than his last start over 1600m on the polytrack.

His form prior to that outing was consistent. He has won twice and finished second once from five starts over this course and distance.

He has cracked a good draw of three and Devin Ashby will give of his best to coax that little bit extra out of him where it matters most.

  • Race 5 – #1 YOU KNOW WHO – 159-day break – time off to freshen up.    
  • Race1 – #2 BUMBLE BEE GOLD – 135-day break – rested after his first start and relocating.              
  • Race 5 – #4 FATEFUL DAY – 187-day break – being rested.
  • Race 6 – #6 IRON BARK – 140-day break – vaccinated for AHS.
  • Race 6 – #11 JEWEL CAT – 143-day break – change of stable yards.

Please take note of the following distance change in races:

Races 3 and 9 now 1300m

General Information as at 12 April 07h51
Weather Overcast, 20 deg, 21 km/h West South Westerly Cross Wind
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 52mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Last 7 Days:
Penetrometer Reading
Track Condition Standard
False Rail 3m out at the 421m mark
  • The Bipot starts in the second race at 12h40
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the third race at 13h15
  • The Pick 6 starts in the fourth race at 13h50
  • The first Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 14h25
  • The second Jackpot starts in the sixth race at 15h00

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