Greyville Gold Cup Betting: Gorongosa for Greyville glory

Anthony Delpech rides Gorongosa

Andrew Riddell offers his thoughts on the 3200m Greyville Gold Cup, the highlight of a stellar Saturday card...

Gorongosa: Had done nothing wrong until disappointing in the July, trip not her best. Decently drawn, stable jockey rides and back at her best trip, my idea of a solid each-way bet.

Seal: Won the Gold Vase over 3000m on July Day, out at the weights with a few and little more than a place chance from a bad draw.
Ilsanpietro: Ran fourth in this race last year, but held by Seal on the last run, a lot of racing the past year, bad draw: not for me.
Blake: This has been the target for a long time. All is well at home, drawn in the box seat and a massive runner.
Sage Throne: Outclassed in the July, first time over the trip and if he stays must have an outside chance of winning.
Top Seller: Only positive would be that he is fit: bad draw, first time at this trip, no chance.
In Writing: At the weights should beat Seal and has won over the trip, though often disappoints in the feature races and looks to be the stables second choice. Place chance.
Captain Wild: Shocking draw, ran in this race last year and disappointed, not for me.
Gorongosa: Had done nothing wrong until disappointing in the July, trip not her best. Decently drawn, stable jockey rides and back at her best trip, my idea of a solid each-way bet.
Aslan: Defending champ but has been disappointing of late, has not won since the race last year. Decent draw but has been to hit and miss and not for me.
Princess of Light: Front runner who should enjoy her first visit to Greyville, rarely runs a bad race and has placed over the distance. Don't think she is as classy as these but would have a place chance.
Soul Master: Not sure to stay and for me just making up the numbers.
Vettel: Champion trainer and jockey combine, good sixth in the July, bred for the trip. Everything in his favour but as a 3-y-o, I will be laying him in the win and place.
Croc Valley: Never won at Greyville, first time over this far, has a mountain to climb.
Heyouneverknow: Improved as she has got older. Enjoys the marathon distance, from a small stable and at a big price could upset, definite place chance.
Sun City: Drawn in the car park, never placed in races further than a mile and a half, contender for last place.
Thanks John: Nothing to recommend, not even the addition of blinkers. No chance.
Kolkata: Striker rides and looking for the July double. Well drawn, second in this race last year and better off at the weights this year but has not won in a while. Place chance, but a lay in the win market for me.
Golden Parachute: Has been campaigning and winning in minor centres, bit long in the tooth and not for me.
Campo de Santana: Will need lots of rain to have a say in this race, surprised when winning the Gold Cup in Port Elizabeth, lightning doesn't strike twice and not for me.
Jeppe's Reef: Fifth in this race last year, badly drawn this year and well held at the weights by various runners, no chance.

Selections
1st- GORONGOSA
2nd- BLAKE
3rd- SAGE THRONE

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