Visitors to strike at Fairview

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Visitors to strike at Fairview

ERIC SANDS

This season’s feature races at Fairview have seen some exciting finishes and we should be treated to another cracking race on Friday.

Race 7, the Memorial (Listed) over 1600m, takes centre stage and although this Western Cape raiders have not had a good time of late they have kept coming which is nice to see and there are three of them coming in this field.

It is hard to recall the last time an Eric Sands-trained runner make the trip to Fairview so his charge, Captain Flinders, must be thrown in all exotics.

He has been winning over shorter but should have no problem with this course and distance.

Majestic Mozart, representing trainer Candice Bass-Robinson, can be called a disappointment as he only has the two wins from 29 starts.

His recent form is good, though, and he should be course-and-distance suited. Majestic Mozart did make the trip to Fairview earlier this year and had to cope with a switch to the Polytrack, which probably did not suit him, and he could only manage a close-up fourth when favourite.

Two runners probably hoping for more rain and another switch to the Polytrack are Marmara Sea and Earth Hour. Both have both proven to be very effective on the Polytrack.

Trainer Gavin Smith thought Jaeger Moon could be good enough to take them on in the Western Cape and although well beaten at the finish, only tired over the last 200m.

The drop in distance to 1600m is a curious move from the shrewd trainer.

Justin Snaith-trained Somerset Maugham ran past the tiring Jaeger Moon that day but was disappointingly beaten in a race at this track when he was weighted to win easily.

Somerset Maugham only found his best stride very late in that defeat so it could be argued that he was in need of the race so improvement could be forthcoming.

 

Jack Milner’s selections

Race 1:  1 Angry Warrior, 10 V V Power, 2 Bold Captain, 5 Crystal City

Race 2:  8 Curly Top, 16 Royal Oasis, 9 Derecho, 13 Ladonna Mia

Race 3:  2 Cleto, 1 Lord Marmite, 15 Wind Sock, 3 Grace From Above

Race 4:  13 Anything For Love, 8 Purple And Gold, 10 Sweet Karma, 5 Perfect Angel

Race 5:  2 Doppio Oro, 7 Grazinginthegrass, 4 Atkinson Grimshaw, 9 Duchess Of State

Race 6:  6 Double Reward, 14 Malteza, 5 En Garde, 4 Shine A Light

Race 7:  6 Captain Flinders, 4 Majestic Mozart, 9 Somerset Maugham, 1 Marmara Sea

Race 8:  14 Global Design, 10 Joint Effort, 17 Wangan Midnight, 3 Radiant Love

Race 9:  1 Evies First, 2 Iron Henry, 12 Blow Me Down, 9 Paris Opera

 

BEST BET

Race 1 No 1 Angry Warrior

VALUE BET

Race 3 No 2 Cleto

BEST SWINGER

Race 9 1×2

 

PLACE ACCUMULATOR

R216

Leg 1: 1, 2, 15

Leg 2: 8, 10, 13

Leg 3: 2, 7

Leg 4: 5, 6, 14

Leg 5: 4, 6

Leg 6: 10, 14

Leg 7: 1

 

PICK 6

R2160

Leg 1: 8, 10, 13

Leg 2: 1, 2, 4, 7, 9

Leg 3: 4, 5, 6, 14

Leg 4: 4, 6, 9

Leg 5: 3, 10, 14, 17

Leg 6: 1, 2, 12

 

JACKPOT 1

R240

Leg 1: 1, 2, 4, 7, 9

Leg 2: 4, 5, 6, 14

Leg 3: 4, 6, 9

Leg 4: 3, 10, 14, 17

 

JACKPOT 2

R144

Leg 1: 4, 5, 6, 14

Leg 2: 4, 6, 9

Leg 3: 3, 10, 14, 17

Leg 4: 1, 2, 12

 

 

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