Van Der Merwe To Take Control Today

The first race at Fairview today is off at 12h20

An exciting nine-race programme takes place on the turf track at Fairview Racecourse this afternoon.

There are two feature races on the card including the Listed Tab4Racing Algoa Cup and the Listed Racehorse Owners Association Stakes.

The first is due off at 12h20.

Juan Paul van der Merwe rides Cruise Control in race 8 today! (Pic – Pauline Herman)

Hollywoodbets-sponsored trainer Gavin Smith saddles Cruise Control in Race 8 and he is the best bet on the programme. He was super-impressive when winning the Non-Black Type Speedsters Stakes last time.

He showed good speed, found another kick and won with a ton in hand. The son of Querari received an eight-pound penalty for that victory, but has plenty of class about him. He is the horse to beat.

Local horse, Peace In Our World from the Gavin Smith stable may be the one to side with in the Listed Tab4Racing Algoa Cup. He finished 2.25 lengths behind Never Ending Rain last time. He is 5kgs better off at the weights today and that should be enough for the tables to be turned.

He finished 3.35 lengths behind Grazinginthegrass in his penultimate run and is 7kgs better off at the weights today. He is drawn wide in barrier thirteen, but is versatile and JP van der Merwe knows him well. He is capable of notching up his third career victory

General Information as at 28 October 07:54
Weather Overcast with showers, 18 degs, 28 km/h Easterly Tail Wind
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: 8mm Last 7 Days: 23mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: Nil
Penetrometer Reading 24
Track Condition Good To Soft
False Rail 4m off zero to the 1200m increasing to 6,5m to the 780m Mark with a 6,5m Spur.
  • The Bipot starts in the second race at 12h55
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the third race at 13h30
  • The Pick 6 starts in the fourth race at 14h05
  • The first Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 14h40
  • The second Jackpot starts in the sixth race at 15h15

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