Turffontein Preview – 16 March



Turffontein Standside, 16.03.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R110.000, 12:25GMT+2

Race Summary: JACKO BOY has finished runner-up in her last 3 starts and should be ideally suited to this track. FAVOURITE MODEL has been threatening for ages and deserves her victory. HAREER disappointed last time but deserves another chance. STEADY WAY ran on smartly on debut and will prefer the extra. DESTINY’S GAME, CRUCREEK, JIVE EXPRESS and JENGA could make up quartets.



#2 Jacko Boy, #1 Favourite Model, #4 Hareer, #12 Steady Way

Turffontein Standside, 16.03.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R118.000, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: A small but good field. CELTIC SEA gives start but is good enough to recover and take honours. She will have to catch REDBERRY LANE who should be on her bicycle. FRESNAYE has solid Cape form and if ready won’t go down without a fight. TAKINGTHEPEACE is a top filly but could be prepping for bigger things. FOLK DANCE needed her last run and should do better.


#6 Celtic Sea, #4 Redberry Lane, #3 Fresnaye, #2 Takingthepeace

Turffontein Standside, 16.03.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R110.000, 13:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. STOCKBRIDGE finished just behind SETABLAZE last time but has scope for improvement and could turn it around. EXCELLENT AL is never far back and could have his consistency rewarded. MEERAAS should enjoy the extra and will improve on debut. Stable companions BARON RODNEY, BLANCO and VETRI VEL are all capable of pulling it off. TRIPPLE Z needed his gelding debut.


#11 Stockbridge, #2 Setablaze, #1 Excellent Al, #9 Meeraas

Turffontein Standside, 16.03.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R114.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: MY DREAM CHASER is in form and maturing nicely. She gets 7kg from PRETTY BALLERINA which could tilt it in her favour. JAMRA is carded to race before this. She has ability but the form needs to be updated. WAITY KATIE claims 4kg and could take honours off bottom weight. FARIHA rested after going amiss in her last. BRAXTON could place.


#6 My Dream Chaser, #1 Pretty Ballerina, #3 Jamra, #5 Waity Katie

Turffontein Standside, 16.03.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R124.000, 14:45GMT+2

Race Summary: WHORLY WHORLY is bang in form and a hat-trick is on the cards. CATHEDRAL COUNTY has ability but has his problems. If trouble-free could be involved in the result. Look for a improved run from ANGEL’S POWER. GREAT SHAKA is fast and could make the money but KISSABLE is faster and wetter conditions will suit. VALBONNE and ISPHAN could upset.


#7 Whorly Whorly, #2 Cathedral County, #1 Angel’s Power, #3 Great Shaka

Turffontein Standside, 16.03.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R120.000, 15:20GMT+2

Race Summary: ROCK A ROLL DANCER should be at peak fitness and will make a bold bid. VISTULA could be looking for further but Anton Marcus is aboard and could get into the action. Stable mate NAUTIC SPIRIT forms a good back-up. POOL PARTY, MRS O and MISS PINKERTON could get into the mix. VINE STREET STAR and PEPPERMINT TEA could pop up.


#5 Rock A Roll Dancer, #1 Vistula, #2 Mrs O, #4 Nautic Spirit

Turffontein Standside, 16.03.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R400.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Sean Tarry has a strong hand in the Senor Santa Stakes; CIRILLO is up and coming and Anton Marcus retains the ride; GREEN PLAINS won well after a rest;TRIP TO HEAVEN needs to find true form; EXQUISITE TOUCH has 3 kg on MARDI GRASS and comes into the picture; BULL VALLEY could just need it. PRINCE OF KAHAL has improved since supporting blinkers. RIVARINE is better than recent.


#3 Cirillo, #9 Mardi Gras, #10 Green Plains, #2 Trip To Heaven

Turffontein Standside, 16.03.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R150.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: THE DAZZLER is bang in form and could go in again off a handy weight. He receives 7,5kg from Derby winner HERO’S HONOUR which could be to his advantage. SOCIAL ORDER ran well in a sprint but has his 2nd run after a rest over a lot further. PIETRO MASCAGNI and DAWN ASSAULT shouldn’t be far off. NOBLE SECRET is looking for further now but could flash up if a fast pace is set.


#10 The Dazzler, #1 Hero’s Honour, #4 Social Order, #7 Pietro Mascagni

Turffontein Standside, 16.03.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R98.000, 17:05GMT+2

Race Summary: JETORIO is only maturing now. She, however, is 4kg worse off with FLOWING GOWN on recent form for 3 lengths and it could get closer. SERENDIPITY is holding form and should give another good performance. GOLD SCENT comes off a maiden victory but can go on. SOLEMN PROMISE as well as stable companions ANGELIC APPEAL and CURBSTONE SHUFFLE could get into the mix.


#3 Jetorio, #6 Serendipity, #2 Flowing Gown, #5 Gold Scent


Best Value Bet: #3 CIRILLO

Best Longshot: #3 CIRILLO