Bank on Aer­o­batic

The Star Early Edition - - RACING - DAVID THISELTON

THE Turf­fontein In­side track stages an eight race card to­mor­row and there look to be one or two po­ten­tial bankers in the ex­otics.

The first leg of the Pick 6 over 1 200m yields a banker op­por­tu­nity in Aer­o­batic, who showed good pace over 1 400m last time and fin­ished just 2,25 lengths back against some promis­ing sorts.

She has very lit­tle to beat here from a good draw with An­drew For­tune up.

Prince Of War

In the sec­ond leg over 1 200m Prince Of War had his best run over 1 000m at this course.

He was stay­ing on that day from a handy po­si­tion, so can do well here from a good draw in his third run af­ter a lay­off.

The two ob­vi­ous choices are Brave Na­tion and Ban­danna.

The lat­ter is bet­ter than his last run and is likely im­prov­ing be­ing by Sil­vano.

Mr Rambo and Fly­ing Rus­sian are on top of those three on form, so also have to be con­sid­ered.

The third leg is a typ­i­cally com­pet­i­tive 1 000m hand­i­cap, but the three which make most ap­peal are Kap­i­tan, Magic and Cap­tain­ofmy­heart, who all have speed as well as fair draws and good jock­eys.

Rafa can’t be ig­nored, while Tommy Wa­ter­devil is ca­pa­ble of run­ning on from be­hind from a wide draw, and course and dis­tance-suited Gun Fighter is only two points higher for his good last win.

Top­weight Fide­lio is 1kg bet­ter off with Gun Fighter for a 0,5 length beat­ing, but does have a tough draw.

The next leg is an E di­vi­sion hand­i­cap for fil­lies and mares over 1 600m.

Dancing Wall was well re­garded ear­lier in her ca­reer and has dropped to a merit rat­ing of 70.

She over raced with blink­ers on last time and they have been re­moved, so she is an in­ter­est­ing con­tender.

Win­ning Sis­ter goes well for Chase Mau­jean and if able to set­tle over a trip which is at the up­per limit of her stamina range she could make a bold bid from a handy po­si­tion.

Dawn Flight

This looks sharper than ideal for Dawn Flight, but the strength of S’Manga Khu­malo could give her a chance from pole po­si­tion.

How­ever, to make sure of get­ting through, the whole field will have to be in­cluded.

The fifth leg is com­pet­i­tive, but Ar­ling­ton im­pressed in his maiden win and with Piere Stry­dom up from a good draw could be a banker con­sid­er­a­tion. How­ever, Bush Pi­lot, Just Cruised In, Smar­ti­fact, My Trea­sure and Pa­tric could give him a lot to think about.

The last is a com­pet­i­tive fil­lies and mares hand­i­cap.

Rib­bonof­moon­light looks to be cry­ing out for this trip and could score for Stry­dom from a good draw.

Cosmo Russe Fish River Canyon, Bank The Bill, Spring In­deed, Cool Fan­tasy and Vogue’s Wood also war­rant con­sid­er­a­tion.

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