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Racing News 3.5.2017 07:45 am

Follow the rainbow for a pot of gold

DUNCAN HOWELLS trains Rainbowinthesky who runs in Race 8 at Scottsville today.

DUNCAN HOWELLS trains Rainbowinthesky who runs in Race 8 at Scottsville today.

Trainer Duncan Howells sends out a number of runners at today’s Scottsville meeting but the pick could come in Race 8 where he saddles Rainbowinthesky.

Trainer Duncan Howells has a decent string of horses and his stable appears to be in good form currently.

He sends out a number of runners at today’s Scottsville meeting but the pick could come in Race 8 where he saddles Rainbowinthesky.

The three-year-old filly has been lightly raced and is only a one-time winner from five starts. However, she has placed in three other events and off a merit rating of 76 in this FM 74 Handicap over 1000m, looks perfectly positioned to notch up a second victory. In the past the draw has been vital and it would have been regarded as insane to punt a runner who is drawn No 16 up the undulating straight.

Ironically this filly’s only win came over 1200m at this track where she jumped from No 15 stall.

After winning a Maiden Plate, Rainbowinthesky took a jump in class into a FM 80 Handicap over 1200m. She did well to finish third, beaten jut 0.75 lengths by Cosmic Burst.

Her last start was again over 1200m at Scottsville, in a MR 79 Handicap, and she was not disgraced. She hit the front at the 400m mark but was run out of it and ended up in third, 1.55 lengths behind Trippi’s Girl.

Silk Trip is another lightly raced filly, having only run three times. She ran out a 4.25-length winner at Kenilworth in her second start after which trainer Andre Nel took her to Johannesburg where she finished a 3.20-length fourth over 1000m at Turffontein in February. She has not raced since but if close to peak fitness Silk Trip looks a definite threat.

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