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Preview: HAPPY AND GLORIOUS (5) stayed on well for second last time from a similar draw over this course and distance and can improve further. NOBLE STRIKER (2) proved his potential last time and now that he has got the hang of it he could follow up, although he has a tough draw this time. FISHER KING (1) won well over 1450m in his penultimate start and is drawn in pole. RAPID CHARGE (8) is a full-sister to Surcharge (Yulong Prince) and she can improve on her moderate debut. TINDER DRY (10) could earn here with a 1.5kg claimer up. (David Thiselton 5-2-1-8-10)


Preview: BATTLE FORCE (11) is progressive and carries a featherweight so over a trip he should stay on pedigree he has a fine chance from pole position. EXPRESSFROMTHEUS (1) has come into his own and he is effective over this trip and loves the log straight of this course so can go close from draw three. WHORLY WHORLY (5) has been a revelation this season and dropping back to his favourite trip and being one of the joint best weighted runners he has a chance. (David Thiselton 11-1-5)


Preview: UNDER YOUR SPELL (9) packs a strong finish and will attempt to remain unbeaten but the usually unfavourable draw of one does pose a problem. HEAVEN'S GIRL (5) has a favourable high draw by trends and can be bridesmaid to Under Your Spell for the third time. GIFTED GAL (4) won well on debut after being heavily backed and from a good draw has a shout although she coms from a family who tend to start their careers well before becoming disappointing. (David Thiselton 9-5-4)


Preview: SHEELA (9) is highly regarded and can follow up on her impressive debut when squeezed out at the start and still winning going away by 3,75 lengths. SMORGASBORD (6) was backed to odds on when debuting over this course and distance and won easily. ROLLWITHTHEPUNCHES (4) was beaten seven lengths by Sheela over 1000m but bounced back with a fine win over 1160m and is now 3kg better off with Sheela although he des have a tricky draw of three. (David Thiselton 9-6-4)


Preview: SWEET FUTURE (8) has exceptional pace and the ability to kick too so this long-strider is the one to beat from a fair draw. TROPIC SUN (5) is going from strength to strength and her exceptional pace will make her dangerous from a nice high draw. CELESTIAL LOVE (9) has won her last three in the manner of a top sprinter and she is going to be a tough nut to crack. (David Thiselton 8-5-9)


Preview: SEEHAAM (4) will relish the step up in trip and could show herself to be a July final field prospect in this race. RUNNING BRAVE (1) has her third run since the Met so should be close to her peak and from a good draw of two can secure a handy or front-running role which is the way she likes it. SPARKLING WATER (6) is on the up and will enjoy this course and distance. NETTA (7) has improved and can also be involved. KELPIE (2) is better than her last two starts and has her third run on the Highveld over a strip she might get being by Dynasty and having SA Classic winner Divine Jury (Jallad) among her siblings although her dam herself was a useful sprinter. (David Thiselton 4-1-6-7-2)


Preview: CHIMICHURI RUN (1) has a good draw for a change and over this slightly too sharp trip should be running at them. TRUE TO LIFE (9) won last time in an exceptionally fast time over course and distance but does have a tricky draw of five which is on the low side. RIO QUERARI (2) proved his ability when winning the Grade 1 Cape Flying and will make a bold bid although he has a tough draw of four by trends. RIVARINE (3) has a high cruising speed and a good kick as he proved last year so he could feature from a the standside draw. MIND READER (10) has developed into a bull of a horse and can be involved despite being the lowest rated runner. RUSSET AIR (4) flew up for a narrow second last year from a tough low draw and he will have to repeat that effort. BOHICA (6) is a talented sprinter who has a shout. ANNA CAPRI (12) could be a factor if breaking well as she has exceptional pace. (David Thiselton 1-9-2-3-10-4-6-12)


Preview: GOT THE GREENLIGHT (1) will be cherry ripe and fresher than his two chief rivals, both of whom have had tough season, so he can use his exceptional turn of foot to maximum effect. MALMOOS (8) has proved himself top class especially over middle distances although from draw five in a nine horse field there is a slight risk of him being caught wide considering his gatespeed. SUMMER PUDDING (7) has a pole position draw so should get a good position and she will then gallop all the way to the line in her usual relentless fashion. (David Thiselton 1-8-7)


Preview: AFRICAN ADVENTURE (1) has to carry a big weight but will relish the further step up in trip and might outstay them. DON'T LOOK BACK (5) has relished the long-straighted Highveld courses and also stays well so he has a chance receiving 8kg from African Adventure. SMOKING HOT (7) officially has a tough task at the weights but the best might not yet have been seen of her. (David Thiselton 1-5-7)


Preview: EYES ON TIGER (1) has been knocking on the door but does have a tricky low draw. I DREAM OF GENIE (14) should go close on form but also has a tricky low draw. RAISETHEREDLANTERN (9) is better than his last run and is drawn on the right side. (David Thiselton 1-14-9)

Place Accumulator: (R96)
Leg 1: 9,5
Leg 2: 9,6
Leg 3: 8,5
Leg 4: 4,1
Leg 5: 1,9,2
Leg 6: 1
Leg 7: 1,5

Pick 6: (R1080)
Leg 1: 9,6
Leg 2: 8,5,9
Leg 3: 4,1
Leg 4: 1,9,2,3,10,4,6,12,7,5
Leg 5: 1,8,7
Leg 6: 1,5,7

Jackpot: (R180)
Leg 1: 8,5,9
Leg 2: 4,1
Leg 3: 1,9,2,3,10,4,6,12,7,5
Leg 4: 1,8,7

Race 5: 8

Race 8: 1

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