HandlangerSunday's racing comes from Greyville and Handlanger has lined up a speculative each way play for Race 6.







Greyville (Turf), Race 6, Due Off 15:20

MR 83 HANDICAP, 1200m


If they all stand their ground we will have a field of 11 runners for this 1200m trip and in terms of the betting its a typically wide open KZN sprint handicap. At the time of writing (Friday, early afternoon) there were 7 runners trading in single figures and Handlanger is taking on the boys with a 5yo mare who goes by the name of Flashy Kaitrina.


Kumaran Naidoo's charge is a 4 time winner from 26 starts and has also placed 10 times. Her last 3 runs were on the polytrack where she ran sixth, fourth and most recently third, beaten just over 2 lengths by Pelargonium. Flahsy K was drawn 11/11 and was punted last time out and on her penultimate start she was drawn 9/9. Sunday's task sees her drawn at a much handier gate 2.


Its not just the draw that caught my eye. Since her last turf run on the 14th November her merit rating has dropped from an 80 to a 72 and Kaden Brewer takes 2.5kg off on Sunday. Looking at that turf race in more detail Flashy Kaitrina finished in seventh, just over 2 lengths behind Dandolo who was fourth and with a 6kg turnaround she could well beat that rival.


There are many others to consider and running against the boys will be no easy task but the betting support last time out suggests she is in a good space and back on turf with a decent draw Flashy Kaitrina gets a speculative each way vote at odds of 8/1 (at the time of writing)


Greyville Sunday 6th March

Handlangers pick: Race 6, No 2 Flashy Kaitrina (each way)



*Handlanger is a recreational horse racing punter who's interest in the sport was rekindled in recent times. As the name suggests he is hoping to assist but you are more than welcome to share your own views on the weekly horse racing thread on our discussion forum.