Durbanville Preview – 9 March



Durbanville, 09.03.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Not much by the way of form to go on and SWEET KARMA stands out on the strength and promise of her early performances. VICTORIA TOWER is bred to be useful so could shape well on debut. BAD HABIT and FERRARI RED could have more to offer over this trip with a run under their girths. ORFERD’S FLASH must bounce back to get a look in. Watch the betting!



#5 Sweet Karma, #6 Victoria Tower, #1 Bad Habit, #3 Ferrari Red

Durbanville, 09.03.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: MIDWINTER was well beaten by an exciting newcomer last time and, in the absence of another potential star, should be competitive here. However, trainerVaughan Marshall will have a good line to work with so expect LASATA to have a role to play. CAPKUTA and FINDING CAMELOT are likely to improve and could make their presence felt too.


#4 Lasata, #5 Midwinter, #1 Capkuta, #2 Finding Camelot

Durbanville, 09.03.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: BOOMPS A DAISY was backed on debut when an eye-catching 2nd ahead of TRAP QUEEN and with natural improvement could well go one better. The latter is overdue a maiden win and should be competitive but a bigger threat may come from well-bred newcomers CAPTIVATING, IT’S MY LIFE and LANA BELLE. Watch the betting!


#4 Boomps A Daisy, #6 It’s My Life, #5 Captivating, #1 Trap Queen

Durbanville, 09.03.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: IN FULL POWER has improved smartly after gelding and should have more to come from a good draw in his peak outing. Well-bred SCRIBNER is also likely to improve after gelding so must be respected. EMPIRE GLORY and CRADLEOFGRATITUDE have form strong enough to play a role in the outcome but a bigger threat may come from unexposed MARCUS ADAMUS.


#2 In Full Power, #7 Scribner, #1 Empire Glory, #5 Marcus Adamus

Durbanville, 09.03.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R86.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: APOLLO ACE beat several of these rivals in his first start after gelding last time, when winning at Kenilworth over this trip recently. Both SINGFONICO and JOHNNY BLACK are weighted to reverse that form, but their conqueror may have more to offer. SKIDOO, CORTADA and BELLINGHAM BAY could get closer on these terms. Well-bred SHADOWING can also make his presence felt.


#2 Apollo Ace, #4 Johnny Black, #1 All About The Bass, #6 Shadowing

Durbanville, 09.03.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R225.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Betting World-sponsored Klawervlei Farm Sale race. Watch the betting with regards to the chances of the newcomers – especially GOLDEN TRACTOR, SEVENTH EXPRESS and TAHITIAN STAR. Of those with experience, it could pay to follow the form of impressive debut winner Captain Of Stealth who beat IMMEASURABLEon debut. PATH OF CHOICE, ROCK THE GLOBE and DON’T BE BLUE have credentials.


#3 Immeasurable, #4 Path Of Choice, #5 Rock The Globe, #8 Don’T Be Blue

Durbanville, 09.03.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R96.000, 17:22GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. Both EXTRADITE and ROCKET GIRL have not been beaten far in recent starts yet race off attractive lower marks, so are capable of getting a look in. DUCHESS OF BOURBON and stable companion OMEGA FORCE have been holding form, but the former is unexposed and should have more to offer so is preferred. In-form CRUISE ALONG is another with solid form credentials. Go wide!


#4 Duchess Of Bourbon, #6 Cruise Along, #5 Omega Force, #1 Extradite

Durbanville, 09.03.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 17:57GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. PHOTOCOPY, KALAHARI NINJA and ALL IN LINE boast form strong enough to play roles in the outcome. However, they all have wide draws to negotiate so are worth opposing. GG’S DYNASTY and DYNAMITE JACK are closely matched with that trio on recent form and have better starting berths, so are preferred. Last-start scorer PARA HANDY is capable over this trip so is respected.


#6 G G’s Dynasty, #7 Dynamite Jack, #14 Para Handy, #1 Photocopy

Best Win: #2 IN FULL POWER                      

Best Value Bet:                                       

Best Longshot: #4 DUCHESS OF BOURBON