After coping with aplomb when trying 1600m last time, this Silvano gelding now goes 1950m when he lines up in Race 7, a MR 87 Handicap.
Judged by his off the pace style of running, this half-brother to classy staying type Solid Speed should love the extra, and is a confident selection.
He has much bigger races in his immediate future, and indeed has been nominated for both the World Sports Betting 1900 on 19 May, and the Vodacom Durban July, so is clearly highly rated.
Top weight Made To Conquer is potentially a top stayer in the making, and Justin Snaith’s charge has won four of his last five races. All have been with Bernard Fayd’Herbe up, who now partners Silva’s Bullet, but Anton Marcus makes a more than able replacement.
He should provide the main threat if not in need of it after being off since the end of December.
Another solid winning chance is Amber Furst, who lines up in Race 4, a fillies Maiden Plate over 1400m. She caught the eye when running on strongly late to be beaten under a length on debut recently, and now goes over more ground which seems sure to suit.
Lilibet, Silver Raisin and Excellistic should all be involved for the places.
A good Eachway value bet could be She’s A Fortress in Race 8. She loves the Scottsville 1000m, and has been just on the fringes lately, with two respectable fourth places.
She now has a 4kg claiming apprentice up, meaning she only carries 51kg. This could make all the difference to the speedy mare, and she seems set to be in the shake-up.