Tuesday, 01 January 2019 20:23

Greeff’s filly to have a big say

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Though up in class, Alan Greeff-trained Madame Speaker has a bright chance to post a course and distance on Wednesday at Fairview when lining up with Greg Cheyne again in Race 7, the Lady’s Bracelet (Listed) for fillies and mares over 1600m.

January 1, 2019

This five-time winner has the right credentials as she followed up a resounding maiden win with a further four visits to the winner’s box in her subsequent seven runs – three of which were smart wins in feature events.

Cheyne was aboard in this three-year-old’s last outing when she justified cramped odds with a decisive 3.25-length win in the 1600m Guineas Plate at Fairview.

At the bottom of the weights and receiving 4kg from her older opposition, she will be tough to beat.

Her principal rival is Justin Snaith-trained raider Platinum Class with the stable’s frontline jockey, Richard Fourie, up.

This four-year-old was in need of her last run when coming off a rest and finishing third with Cheyne aboard in a 1400m Pinnacle Stakes at Kenilworth. The four-time winner will be primed and ready and rates a major threat.

Another worthy of consideration is three-time winner Maverick Girl (Ryan Munger) out of the in-form stable of Yvette Bremner. After a short rest, the mare returned with a smart overdue win three runs back. Then stepping up in class and ridden by Munger, the five-year-old held form with placed runs over 1400m.

In with place claims is Gavin Smith-trained Cloud Atlas with Muzi Yeni in the saddle. This four-year-old has been threatening a fourth career win and should be in the final call again.

Next best are Just My Style and Sao Paulo.

Follow the powerful combination of Greeff and Cheyne in Race 3 with Keep The Faith who contests a MR 64 Handicap (F&M) over 1400m.

This two-time winner has been placed in her four runs since joining Greeff’s stable. She went off favourite in her last two outings, but with a good inside draw she should recoup losses.

Go with the same combination in Race 4 when Australian-bred Landela steps out in a MR 66 Handicap (F&M) over 1400m. This former Gauteng filly swept all aside in her three runs since switched to Greeff’s stable and should continue her winning ways.

Greeff’s one-time winner Voices Of Light (Cheyne) looks on target for victory in Race 5, a 1000m MR 66 Handicap – that is if he manages to jump on level terms this time.

This three-year-old’s last outing saw him run on stoutly from last to finish second over 1200m. The gelding’s win was four runs back when he scored by 2.50 lengths over 1000m at this course.




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