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Trevor Reid
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21 Aug 2015
6:00 am

Have a Cruzcampo on Yvette

Trevor Reid

There was a lot to like about the way Cruzcampo won on debut so he could be a lot better than his rating and this Lecture gelding could sent punters home on a winning note by winning Race 8, a MR 63 Handicap over 1300m on the Fairview Polytrack today.

Picture: AFP.

Although unfancied at 20-1 Cruzcampo quickened nicely to put 2.25 lengths between himself and Memphis Mafia over the 1200m last month on this surface.

There are a number of likely challengers but the three-year-old Yvette Bremner-trained gelding may be able to see off the challengers of Rosslyn Chapel, Power Wind and Rushing Home.

Jockey Robert Khathi takes over the reins from Gift Funeka on Cruzcampo.

The Yvette Bremner yard also look to have a strong winning chance with her charge La Rebel a race earlier.

This promising Rebel King filly looked to have the race all done and dusted but was nabbed just short of the post by Purely Atomic.

If the commentator is to be believed jockey Funeka never saw Purely Atomic until too late.

It was La Rebel’s first taste of the Polytrack and she is likely to have come on from that run.

The Justin Snaith-trained pair Sapphire Gem and Queen’s Jet are sure to make a race of it though.

Sapphire Gem has not won for some time but was unlucky in her latest as she was flying at the finish and only suffered a neck defeat.

It will be her first race on the Polytrack but she has pole position draw to help her.

Stable companion Queen’s Jet is also well drawn but came from far back to win her last start on the turf.

This course and distance is harder to win at using those tactics.

It is a difficult card that awaits punters and exotic punters might take a chance with Crackpot in Race 5.

This four-year-old Judpot filly has been holding form well and looks ready for a much deserved second win.