Smith’s Tower Has The Power

The first is off at 12h30

The new week on the local front starts off with an eight-race programme on the polytrack this afternoon. The first is due off at 12h30 with the lucky last set for 16h28.

Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer Gavin Smith saddles Watch Tower in Race 1. He has produced four creditable efforts to date.

Gavin Smith saddles Watch Tower in the opener (Pic – Pauline Herman)

He did not get off to the best of starts last time and rallied late to finish second. It must be noted that the horse that finished third that day has come out and won since.

The son of Jackson gets the compression mask and tries the blinkers for the first time which should keep his mind on the task at hand. In this line-up, he should be the horse to beat.

Euphoric from the Jacques Strydom yard takes his place in the lucky last. He ran a good race when second over this course and distance last time.

The manner in which he ran on at the business end was encouraging. He has won once, finished second three times and third once from seven starts over this course and distance. He takes a drop-in class and with Keanen Steyn retaining the ride, he can go one better.

Denis Schwarz is not riding today.

General Information as at 17 April 07:45
Weather Sunny 29 degrees Westerly Wind 14 km/h Head Wind .
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 9.5mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: Nil
Penetrometer Reading
Track Condition Standard
False Rail 3m out at th 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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