Race 4 No 1 Spirit Of Song
Underrated jockey Marco van Rensburg can do no wrong at the moment, so you can trust him to safely deliver worthy Pick 6 banker Spirit Of Song – who has placed in last four starts – to victory.
To be specific, this Jackson gelding has recorded two second and just as many thirds at this venue. Considering the veterinarian reported that Spirit Of Song was not striding out, it is best you put a line through his most recent effort when beaten 2.25 lengths by Home Ruler.
If sound and Van Rensburg can get him to overcome the wide draw, this four-year-old will be extremely hard to beat.
Race 3 No 7 Deepston
Although Deepston failed to live up to expectations when based in Cape Town – only winning one of 10 starts – his former conditioner Vaughan Marshall has always been vocal about the fact he thought highly of this Var Gelding.
A change of province and surface seems to have done Deepston the world of good simply because he showed glimpses of talent when despite retuning from a four-month stint off the racetrack, he skipped a jaw-dropping 3.25 lengths clear of Reconnaissance over 1400m on the Polytrack.
The manner in which he won that contest strongly suggests he will relish the step up to 1600m when he returns to the same venue today. His chances are further strengthened by the fact he shoulders 5kg less than stable companion Chakri.
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