The Pick 6 pool is expected to reach R800 000 for this afternoon’s first Fairview meeting of the new season.
The eight race card, headed by the R110 000 Wedgewood Handicap, sees the Pick 6 start in the third at 14h00.
With the Aldo Domeyer and Greg Cheyne tussle for position on the national log having highlighted Tuesday’s final meeting of last term, punters can get back to focussing on finding the winners.
Cheyne has a decent card of rides and he partners the consistent Ashaawes mare So Enchanting in the Wedgewood. One of a trio from the Greeff stable, this supremely consistent sort boasts the best form in the race and must go close.
She tackles Lucky Lulu, who beat her 0,75 lengths last time, and is a half kilo worse off as she looks to make it two on the trot.
Gitango Tonight tops our race ratings and after a dull last run, she could be worth monitoring over the extra ground.
Justin Snaith brings the five-time winner Northern Ballet up from the Cape. The daughter of Silvano has not won in ages but is very capable.
Best of the rest looks to be the handily weighted Sanctuary, who comes in with a handy 52 kgs on her back.
Our top bet on the card is Finley Hill, who runs in the fourth. Sharon Kotzen’s Bezrin colt has run three game seconds and needs to get past Tundra to win this. He looks the Pick 6 banker.
Here are the trainers comments for first-timers and rested horses as received from Phumelela Publishing.
1 12:45 – ITSARUSH.CO.ZA WELCOMES YOU MAIDEN PLATE
4 JACK BE NIMBLE JVA Strydom: Too short
8 17:00 – NEXT FAIRVIEW RACE MEETING IS MONDAY 6 AUGUST FM 70 HANDICAP (F &M)
3 PRECIOUS PANSY G D Smith: Rested, may need run
The first race and Bipot opener is at 12h45.