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Trevor Reid
2 minute read
20 Aug 2014
1:00 pm

Pick 6 is the play

Trevor Reid

With a R124,000 start and an estimated final pool of around R525,000 the Pick 6 looks like the value bet at Flamingo Park today with two seeming bankers on the card.

EASY WINNER. Brooks-Club, ridden by Piere Strydom, runs out a comfortable winner of Race 7 at Turffontein last Saturday. Picture: Supplied

In the first leg, Race 4, a maiden plate over 1600m Niebelung could be too good for the modest field that competes.

The Louis Goosen trained four-year-old was a good runner-up to Captive Consort over this track and trip three weeks ago after looking dangerous 200m out. Niebelung could come on from that run as it was his first run on this surface.

Son Of A P was well behind Niebelung last time but he is better than that run would suggest and is a possible danger as is Wild Lord.

Race 5 looks competitive and a number of runners could be included. Carlisie and Imperani have the form in the book but San Vincenzo, Philanthropic, King Of The Castle and Money Flows are all capable of winning.

Race 6 is open and those most likely to fight out the finish are Karlo, Run For Wally, Merciless, Sir Newton and Captive Consort.

In Race 7, a MR 73 handicap for fillies and mares Jet For Joy should be a banker after easily winning over this course and distance earlier this month. Her 6.75-length victory saw her rise an incredible 23 points in the merit-ratings. The increase was due to her winning when well out at the weights but meets some of the horses she beat that day on terms that could see her follow up. Jet For Joy is 4.5kg worse off with Tobe Heather 6.75 lengths and 5kg out with Typhoon Tash 8.75 lengths.

Roman Legion, Secret Delight and Play-Play could be enough runners in Race 8 as they look to have the best recent form.

The last leg looks like an upset waiting to happen and the field could be the safest option.

The brave punter might want cut it down to just Princess Aiyana, All The Tens, Take Two Turns, To Be Brave and Safe Bet.