Drum to go on beating

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Drum to go on beating

MARCO VAN RENSBURG

Jack Milner: Global Drummer will look to keep his unbeaten record at Fairview intact the Fairview Merchants Sprint (Non-Black Type) over 1200m on Friday.

There is no doubt that Global Drummer is a very decent three-year-old and it will be interesting to see if trainer Gavin Smith will try to run him outside the Eastern Cape again.

It is hard to fault the performances of the son of Global View. He has run seven times for six wins and is unbeaten at Fairview, both on turf and Polytrack.

He has suffered only one defeat and that was when he finished seventh last year behind high-class sprinter Eric The Red in the Summer Juvenile Stakes over 1200m at Kenilworth, his only trip out of the Eastern Cape. It might be that he does not enjoy travelling although it must be noted Smith had him gelded less than a week after that race so there might have been something else troubling him.

Four commanding wins followed as a two-year-old and he has looked just as good this season as a three-year-old, winning twice on the Polytrack.

Global Drummer takes another step forward in his career when he lines up on Friday in Race 7, the Fairview Merchants Sprint (Non-Black Type) over 1200m. His last two wins were over 1400m and 1600m respectively but now he drops in distance and returns to the turf.

He has shown himself to be versatile as he has won both his starts over the course and distance. That is why, despite the fact he will also be tackling his elders for the first time, it would come as a surprise were he to be beaten by a bunch of exposed runners.

Jockey Marco van Rensburg knows Global Drummer well enough, having won on him three times.

Rival trainer Alan Greeff has four in-form runners, but consistent Kimberley Star looks the main threat.

 

Jack Milner’s selections

Race 1: 2 Untamed Tiger, 7 Just So Easy, 4 Forbidden Affair, 3 Shakshuka

Race 2: 4 Sound Check, 1 Jungle Promise, 6 Waymaker, 3 Pot Sox

Race 3: 4 Mousey On Over, 5 Big In Texas, 1 Little Drummer Boy, 3 Toureiro

Race 4: 7 Find Me Unafraid, 1 Mio Grande, 11 Danilo, 3 Wicked Grin

Race 5: 5 Track Attack, 6 Modakhar, 8 Hit For Six, 10 Arion Express

Race 6: 6 Step Lively, 2 Joyful Noise, 7 Vodka Lime, 3 Mendocino

Race 7: 4 Global Drummer, 2 Kimberley Star, 1 Purple Diamond, 5 Tarsus

Race 8: 7 Mesmerizing Moon, 8 Shine A Light, 10 Oh Heavenly, 2 Storyland

 

BEST BET

Race 7 No 4 Global Drummer

VALUE BET

Race 8 No 7 Mesmerizing Moon

BEST SWINGER

Race 1 2×7

 

BIPOT

R288

Leg 1: 2, 7

Leg 2: 1, 3, 4, 6

Leg 3: 1, 4, 5

Leg 4: 1, 7

Leg 5: 5, 6, 8

Leg 6: 2, 6

 

PLACE ACCUMULATOR

R216

Leg 1: 1, 4, 6

Leg 2: 4, 5

Leg 3: 1, 7

Leg 4: 5, 6, 8

Leg 5: 2, 6

Leg 6: 4

Leg 7: 7, 8, 10

 

PICK 6

R900

Leg 1: 1, 3, 4, 5, 11

Leg 2: 1, 7, 11

Leg 3: 5, 6, 8, 10

Leg 4: 2, 6, 7

Leg 5: 4

Leg 6: 1, 2, 7, 8, 10

 

JACKPOT 1

R36

Leg 1: 1, 7, 11

Leg 2: 5, 6, 8, 10

Leg 3: 2, 6, 7

Leg 4: 4

 

JACKPOT 2

R60

Leg 1: 5, 6, 8, 10

Leg 2: 2, 6, 7

Leg 3: 4

Leg 4: 1, 2, 7, 8, 10

 

 

 

 

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