Re:Greyville Poly, 5 October

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Greyville Poly, 5 October

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The Greyville Polytrack hosts Monday`s local races, an eight race card with a 12:25pm start time.

UNDERWAY AT

Race 1 - 12:25
Race 2 - 13:00
Race 3 - 13:35
Race 4 - 14:12
Race 5 - 14:50
Race 6 - 15:27
Race 7 - 16:05
Race 8 - 16:40

TRACK INFO

Race Track: Poly. 2000m track inside the turf circuit. All races clockwise round turn with 440m run-in. Turf. 2800m triangular-shaped circuit. All races clockwise round turn with 430m run-in.

Best Draws: Poly: Low-number draws slightly preferred 1400m and 1600m. Turf: Low-number draws preferable, especially 1400m and 1600m.

EXOTICS
Bi Pot (Races 1-6 )
P A (Races 2-8 )
Pick 6 (Races 3-8 )
Jackpot 1 (Races 4-7 )
Jackpot 2 (Races 5-8 )

BEST BET
Race 5 TOP SALUTE 19/10*

VALUE BET
Race 6 PUTCHINI 8/1*

*Odds correct at time of posting

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Re: Greyville Poly, 5 October

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R 4 14 Viking Red (reserve runner so possibly will be scratched)
R 5 3 - Barinois
R 6 11 - Bravo Zulu
R 8 5 - Roy's Magic, 7 - Mashari

All the best to all Clanners for the week ahead...stay safe and healthy...

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Re: Greyville Poly, 5 October

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Rained all night. If they couldn’t race yesterday, no reason they should race today.

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Re: Greyville Poly, 5 October

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flydubai wrote: Rained all night. If they couldn’t race yesterday, no reason they should race today.

And rained very hard for most of last night...jockeys better protest before the meeting starts to save everyone the day...

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Re: Greyville Poly, 5 October

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Due to Rain

ABANDONED

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Re: Greyville Poly, 5 October

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The powers that be must be really chuffed with their efforts. Lets cut up Greyville they said unanimously and lets lay an all weather track so that we never lose a meeting again. What a great idea in theory. Now what have we got??? The best track in KZN sold off the next best cut in half and a poly that doesn't take rain ... great stuff lets all pat them on the back. Racing really needs this at the moment. And the SILENCE IS DEAFENING!!
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Re: Greyville Poly, 5 October

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.....and I was once of the opinion that a polytrack at PE was not a good idea....and that track has saved many a more meetings than Greyville poly will ever do.....and yes the rainfall on the KZN coast is much much higher than that of PE
but these tracks are supposed to be designed to drain and not retain water.....I remember a greyville meeting where water was pooling on the surface and the track had to be harrowed over and over to break the surface "matting" effect to get the water to drain....something amiss with the Greyville poly on the drainage and substrate composition that they cannot seem to get right....:unsure:

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Re: Greyville Poly, 5 October

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Pretty shocked this meeting never went ahead, do we have the expertise to maintain an all-weather track?

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Re: Greyville Poly, 5 October

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Will have to get ready for Wednesday 🤞

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Re: Greyville Poly, 5 October

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hi All

There has been a lot of mild,steady rain in Durbs,hence safety first,abandoned.
Check the pic in the SP of MJB lying injured on his back,in normal conditions.
riding would have been detrimental for jocks in these adverse conditions.

As D Scott said,more time to prep for the next Poly.
Some 'research' for the avid punters.
appreciate any feedback on r2#1 last two runs

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Re: Greyville Poly, 5 October

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Doyen wrote: hi All

There has been a lot of mild,steady rain in Durbs,hence safety first,abandoned.
Check the pic in the SP of MJB lying injured on his back,in normal conditions.
riding would have been detrimental for jocks in these adverse conditions.

As D Scott said,more time to prep for the next Poly.
Some 'research' for the avid punters.
appreciate any feedback on r2#1 last two runs




If you see the stipes report in the one race that was run, there wasnt any horses that pulled up lame or striding short aswell as there were no incidents report during the race which one hardly has in racing. I wonder how some of these jockeys would have survived 10-15 years ago where they raced in pouring rain on very heavy tracks. This is where we used to get certain horses that were mudlarks. Miss that racing

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Re: Greyville Poly, 5 October

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Doyen nobody is suggesting that they should race if its dangerous. The point is that they installed a poly to avoid losing meetings ( a supposedly all weather track) so far today there has not been much rain and yes we had afair bit over the last few days but the poly or the track manager or both have proved ineffective.
Agree Batman.. doesn't seem we will see any true mudlarks anymore.
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