Top Class Racing at Scottsville on Sunday

Like most racing folk, be them fans or punters, I invariably see the bright side and whatever the standard of the racing it is always competitive and well worthy of attention week in and week out. Sometimes that means some pretty ropey stuff, but other times we get a card like we have at Scottsville this Sunday with ten races, all of them intriguing, and plenty of them top class and worth travelling to see (or turn on the TV, of course).

Better quality doesn’t necessarily make it any simpler to find the winners (I’m rolling out my excuses in advance), but with better racing at least we know every horse will be tuned to the minute looking for both the prize money and the bragging rights associated with winning the better races.

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Joey Ramsden – trains Made In Hollywood

As you may have noticed I’m a pretty big fan of statistics mainly because they have replenished the old bank account on many an occasion, and I notice straight away which yards are in decent form and that leads me straight to Mike de Kock who has just the one runner here, and I’m tempted to take that as a hint in itself. Mujallad is a lightly raced son of Australian sire Redoute’s Choice who won a Juvenile Plate at Turffontein at the second attempt very easily by three and a half lengths over 1000mtrs from Whorly Whorly before (somehow) getting beaten two lengths by the same rival at the same weights last time out when stepped up to 1200mtrs. In my biased and distorted view, that simply cannot have been his true running, and I am more than happy to give him another chance this afternoon and maker him my number one bet on an intriguing card.

Sticking with the in-form trainers and the Candice Bass-Robinson horses seem to be running well enough and in Live Life she has a really interesting sprinter who looks set to go on to bigger and better things this season and next. Five wins from ten starts for the daughter of Trippi is already an impressive return for owners Hunkydory Investments (great name by the way), but better still they include three in a row now with a defeat of the top class Carry On Alice at Kenilworth perhaps the pick of them. Today will be her first visit to Scottsville but I can see no reason why that will make any difference to the end result, and as she is only a “baby” at the age of three and still improving race on race, I can see her winning again and going close to the very top of the sprinting tree in the years ahead.

One more selection for me today (how can I resist on a card of this quality), and moving back in time to race 5 I like the look of Joey Ramsden’s Made In Hollywood – though not as much as the other two suggestions. Lightly raced with just the three career starts, she bolted up to take her maiden by six and a quarter lengths at Kenilworth but failed to follow up when only third to Dutch Philip last time out but seems open to a lot more improvement to me and will appreciate stepping back up in trip to the 1100mtrs here – though I think even further would suit her better, and expect her to try 1400mtrs in the not too distant future!

Sean Suggestions:

Made In Hollywood 14:00pm local time Scottsville Sunday (Race 5)

Mujallad 14:35pm local time Scottsville Sunday (Race 6)

Live Life 15:10pm local time Scottsville Sunday (Race 7)

 

 

 

 

 

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