The Falcon To Fly Over Fairview Today

First due off @ 12h35

Today’s local racemeeting takes place at Fairview Racecourse.

Two feature races, the Listed East Cape Guineas and Listed East Cape Sprint Cup, are carded on the eight race programme.

Don’t forget to take the free-to-play Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge with the first due off at 12h35.

Silver Falcon (Juan Paul V’D Merwe) won on the poly at Fairview on 26 May 2023 – Will he pull it off today? (Pic – Pauline Herman)

Silver Falcon from the Justin Snaith stable takes his place in the Listed East Cape Sprint Cup.

He should have finished much closer to the winner in the Khaya Stables Gr2 Diadem Stakes last time. He finished 0.3 lengths behind Countdown that day.

He is 1kg better off at the weights today and that should be enough for the tables to be turned.

With a bit of luck in running, his trip to the Eastern Cape may be a successful one.

  • Here’s a replay of Silver Falcon in action with a close finish in third…

Emmanuel Kaknis sends out Light Without in Race 5.

He was not disgraced when third against stronger company in his last start over 1800m on this course.

It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked. He finished third in his only attempt over this course and distance.

The 6yo gelding takes on weaker this afternoon and with a bit of luck from his awkward draw of eight, he can notch up his fourth-career victory.

  • Race: 3 – #9 Camaradrie had a 150 day break due to changing stable yards.

  • Jockey Sandile Khathi will not be riding today.

General Information as at 22 March 07h52
Weather Overcast & warm, 30 deg, 24km/h East North Easterly Cross to Tail wind
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 13.5mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 28mm
Penetrometer Reading 21
Track Condition Good
False Rail 4m of zero to the 1200m decreasing to 1m around the turn to 2m at the 800m mark with a 3m spur
  • The Bipot starts in the first race at 12h35
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the second race at 13h10
  • The Pick 6 starts in the third race at 13h45
  • The first Jackpot starts in the fourth race at 14h20
  • The second Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 14h55

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