Chill to warm the punters’ hearts
Scarlet Chill made a very encouraging comeback following a short rest and should resume winning ways in the headlining Hollywood Greyville Polytrack FM 91 Handicap over 1400m today.
This Alyson Wright-trained filly is a daughter of What A Winter and she ran on stoutly from last to only be beaten 1.5 lengths a few weeks ago and should strip fitter on this occasion.
All three of her wins have come over 200m further, but she has displayed a liking for this surface, winning two from three races.
Tristan Godden has struck up a good relationship with the Wright yard and if he has her positioned within striking distance turning for home she can be expected to mow them down carrying a handy 56kg.
Oloye and Petra are the two most likely to give cheek.
It may be a day for the lesser lights in the jockey ranks, as another who appeals strongly is Garth Puller’s Noemi in Race 5.
Promising 4kg-claimer Jabu Jacobs partners this one and she returns to the course and distance over which both of her wins were scored. From a plum inside draw she will take some stopping.
Remarkably Anton Marcus was favourite in all eight races when Betting World priced up. In race order Holy Guacamole (12-10), Fergie’s Rock (11-10), Duchess Of Malfi (13-10), Baby Shooz (12-10), First Sighting (13-10), Petra (22-10), Farland (7-2) and Vision To Glory (13-10) were his board toppers.
Punters should note that due to the Turffontein meeting from Saturday being rearranged to today a number of jockeys are now not riding at Greyville.
They are Warren Kennedy, Dennis Schwarz, Naresh Juglall, Calvin Habib, Raymond Danielson and Jason Gates.