Snaith saves the best for last

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Snaith saves the best for last

GRANT VAN NIEKERK

Jack Milner: Justin Snaith usually dominates these meetings but nothing obvious stands out on Tuesday’s Durbanville card.

However, he might have left the best for last and could finish off the day with a flourish as his runners in Races 6, 7, and 8 all look to have excellent winning chances.

S’manga Khumalo partnered Pacaya to a debut victory over 1000m at Kenilworth and on the evidence of that fast-finishing win and breeding, Grant van Niekerk should preserve the well-related Trippi colt’s 100% win-record in Race 6, a MR 80 Handicap over 1250m.

His dam, Ash Cloud, is out of Star Of Arcole who is the dam of top-class stayers Arcola and Princess Of Light. With that in mind, Pacaya will get better when tried over even further.

He won on debut with ease but it is hard to assess how good that run actually is, although a winner has come from the form line. This race will provide the answer but with just 52kg to carry, Pacaya is certainly worth another look in a field of this nature.  

The same could apply to Black Silver who runs in Race 7, a MR 81 Handicap for fillies and mares over 1600m. She is by champion sire Silvano out of the stable’s former champion race mare Ebony Flyer and could take some beating on her return from a 108-day break.

She remains relatively unexposed and, with scope for improvement, is likely to have more to offer ahead of a big summer season. Richard Fourie takes the ride.

Fourie is also aboard Versailles in Race 8, a MR 71 Handicap for fillies and mare over 1600m. She looks another likely improver with winning credentials and could add to the yard’s already impressive recent haul.

The Vercingetorix filly ran away from her field to shed her maiden last time and is expected to follow up.

 

Jack Milner’s selections

Race 1:  5 Long White Cloud, 13 Rhythm Of The Rain, 6 Global Goddess, 1 Perfect Trust

Race 2:  3 Just Power, 4 Mel’s Princess, 5 Libran Lana, 1 Bite My Lip

Race 3:  4 Don Reposado, 11 Veldskoen, 3 Bon Boyage, 12 Winchester Mansion

Race 4:  4 Different Drum, 1 Razzle Dazzle Em, 5 Field Of Vision, 2 Galiek Yo Baby

Race 5:  6 Master Redoute, 4 One Day Or Day One, 3 Master Striker, 2 Hamlet

Race 6:  8 Pacaya, 5 Star Master, 9 Rostropovich, 1 Moon Rock

Race 7:  1 Black Silver, 6 Sacha, 3 Crimson Princess, 7 Grey Princess

Race 8:  7 Versailles, 5 Chansonette, 4 Enchanted Creek, 2 Kunming

 

BEST BET

Race 2 No 3 Just Power

VALUE BET

Race 6 No 8 Pacaya

BEST SWINGER

Race 2 3×4

 

BIPOT

R216

Leg 1: 5, 6, 13

Leg 2: 3

Leg 3: 3, 4, 11

Leg 4: 1, 4, 5

Leg 5: 4, 6

Leg 6: 1, 5, 8, 9

 

PLACE ACCUMULATOR

R324

Leg 1: 3

Leg 2: 3, 4, 11

Leg 3: 1, 4, 5

Leg 4: 4, 6

Leg 5: 5, 8, 9

Leg 6: 1, 3, 6

Leg 7: 5, 7

 

PICK 6

R1944

Leg 1: 3, 4, 11

Leg 2: 1, 4, 5

Leg 3: 3, 4, 6

Leg 4: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Leg 5: 1, 3, 6, 7

Leg 6: 4, 5, 7

 

JACKPOT 1

R216

Leg 1: 1, 4, 5

Leg 2: 3, 4, 6

Leg 3: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Leg 4: 1, 3, 6, 7

 

JACKPOT 2

R216

Leg 3: 3, 4, 6

Leg 4: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Leg 5: 1, 3, 6, 7

Leg 6: 4, 5, 7

 

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