A soft Amer­i­can Land­ing

The Citizen (KZN) - - Racing Express - Bren­dan Gail­lard

Dy­nasty geld­ing Amer­i­can Land­ing has only two wins to his name but one of those was the East Cape Derby in 2018, which he won by a wide mar­gin of 5.75 lengths over Wi­dow's Lamp. He looks ready to pick up his third vic­tory when he runs in Race 6 at Fairview today.

When trained by Brett Craw­ford the now five-year-old con­tested many fea­ture races and al­though rarely disgraced, he never re­ally cap­tured his early form.

Now with trainer Alan Gre­eff a resur­gence of form could come the way of Amer­i­can Land­ing and he starts off in this Grad­u­a­tion Plate over 1600m where he is weighted to win com­fort­ably as long as he can show his best side.

It is worth not­ing Amer­i­can Land­ing was not strid­ing out last time out and the con­nec­tions were ex­pect­ing a big run from him.

Both of his wins were over fur­ther but there is no real rea­son to sug­gest that 1600m will be too short this time. Sta­ble jockey Greg Cheyne will be aboard.

The tal­ented but dis­ap­point­ing thus far Blush­ing Bride took a trip to Gaut­eng to try her luck in the Ready To Run Cup over 1400m. She ran a nice fea­ture race and was clearly not disgraced when fourth, only five lengths be­hind Spir­itofthe­groove.

Trainer Yvette Brem­ner steps her up to 2000m in Race 5, a FM 78 Hand­i­cap and she could be a very lu­cra­tive Each­way bet.

Gre­eff holds a very strong hand in Race 7, a FM 92 Hand­i­cap over 1000m, with seven of the 12 run­ners carded com­ing from his yard and it is top-weight Outlandos D'Amour who will carry the hopes of most pun­ters.

This Cap­tain Al filly has been con­sis­tent since win­ning in her first start for Gre­eff.

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