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Trevor Reid
1 minute read
8 Apr 2015
8:00 am

Sols Gold at a price

Trevor Reid

It is not often one comes up with a 50-1 (Betting World) horse who can possibly pop up but maybe, just maybe, Sols Gold can do us a favour on the Fairview Polytrack today.

GOOD OUTSIDER. Sols Gold is on offer at 50-1 and could bring supporters good rewards in Race 8 over 1300m on the Fairview Polytrack today.

The five-year-old mare has been in poor form recently this year but a change of scenery after joining the Steven Janse van Rensburg yard and racing off her turf mark of 64 instead of 79, could spark a return in an open looking last race, Race 8 over 1300m. Sols Gold is drawn in the middle of the pack, in stall No 8, and will be ridden by Lucian Africa.

Often the Solskiaer mare is slow away so a small place bet at the 7.75-1 the first four from Betting World may be the safer option. Trainer Gavin Smith has two likely dangers in the form of Dover Beach and Belle Coco and both need to be included in all exotics. The Justin Snaith-trained Pippi is another who has to be respected from a good draw.

In Race 7 the Alan Greeff yard could provide the banker needed to catch the exotics with his charge Strong Man Sam.

This four-year-old has been in very good form recently and has won three of his last five starts.

This Antonius Pius colt was by no means disgraced when beaten by a decent sort in Interface Ace in February.

Jockey Charles Ndlovu gets on well with Strong Man Sam and pole position draw is a big plus factor over this track and trip.

Soleil Royal, Rebel House and Kirkby Ninja are possible dangers if Strong Man Sam does not reproduce his best form.