Turffontein Preview – 23 March



Turffontein Inside, 23.03.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R110.000, 12:25GMT+2

Race Summary: MAHOGANY BOND hasn’t been far off to date and should contest the finish. SHANGHAI TANG is not going to Hollywood but could escape the maidens in a small field. THE GREAT QUEEN and TICKTACKTOE could make up quartets. First- timer THERAVADA could easily beat this lot if not too green.



#4 Theravada, #1 Mahogany Bond, #2 Shanghai Tang, #6 The Great Queen

Turffontein Inside, 23.03.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R114.000, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: THRONG finished just over a length in front of COME THE DAY last time but the positions could be reversed on this track. Stable companion RUSSIAN BEAT finished 1,7 lengths in front of WAR LEGEND last time but the latter needed the outing and could turn it around. AMERICAN INDIAN is capable if puts his best foot forward. ROYAL HONOUR can do better.


#3 Come The Day, #4 Throng, #6 War Legend, #2 Russian Beat

Turffontein Inside, 23.03.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R115.000, 13:35GMT+2

Race Summary: MAWSOOL was heavily backed on debut and had to work hard for victory. She will come on with the experience gained. MAKARA who is also sired by Soft Falling Rain could give her a go with 3kg less to shoulder. SARAH is improving with racing and could get into the picture. MALTEZA (claims 4kg) and KAYLA’S CHAMP could improve on their debut runs.


#1 Mawsool, #7 Makara, #2 Sarah, #8 Malteza

Turffontein Inside, 23.03.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R110.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: URBAN OASIS was unlucky not to have won her last race and despite a wide draw should make amends. HARTLEYFIVE has been placed in 3 of 4 starts and should improve her stats. KINDAVAR should be thereabouts from a good draw. BRITANNIA QUEEN, MIDNIGHT TOP, MISS SAMURAI, BERRY FLAMBEAU and newcomer GRACIOUS EBONY could make the frame.


#1 Urban Oasis, #2 Hartleyfive, #5 Kindavar, #12 Gracious Ebony

Turffontein Inside, 23.03.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R110.000, 14:45GMT+2

Race Summary: PEARL OF SIBERIA has been threatening for ages and could get his just reward. DESERT KITTEN has good early speed and could grab a winning lead from pole position. WESTERN OASIS is improving but has to find 3 lengths on PEARL OF SIBERIA. Watch first-timer ICEBREAKER.


#1 Pearl Of Siberia, #8 Desert Kitten, #2 Western Oasis, #7 Icebreaker

Turffontein Inside, 23.03.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R128.000, 15:15GMT+2

Race Summary: REGAL GRADUATION is bang in form and the combo could complete a hat-trick. WINTER WATCH is running close up and finished ahead of THREE STARS (needed the run) and BLONDE VISION (will be suited to this course) but it could get close all round. SAN FERMIN has a chance if produces best form. PENNY ROYAL and CAPTAIN’S PRINCESS could place.


#1 Regal Graduation, #2 Winter Watch, #7 Three Stars, #6 Blonde Vision

Turffontein Inside, 23.03.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R114.000, 15:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race with all 8 runners capable of pulling it off. POLAR ICE finds problems but if he has a trouble free run could take honours. JUBILEE LINE is holding form and should be right up with them again. GIMME HOPE JOHANNA claims 4kg and has pole position – respect. BIEN VENUE races as a gelding for the first time after a rest and could come on heaps.


#4 Polar Ice, #3 Jubilee Line, #5 Gimme Hope Johanna, #7 Bien Venue

Turffontein Inside, 23.03.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R110.000, 16:25GMT+2

Race Summary: GHAALLA has raced against a lot stronger but comes off a rest, however, she should be good enough to win this Assessment Plate. SKYE LANE wasn’t disgraced in her first run for her new yard and could come on. ROCKING RUSSIAN comes off a lengthy lay off and should just need it. FIRDOAS could need the outing. Others are looking for minor money.


#1 Ghaalla, #2 Skye Lane, #5 Rockin Russian, #3 Firdoas

Turffontein Inside, 23.03.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R110.000, 17:00GMT+2

Race Summary: JUNGLE JANE passed the post first last time but was demoted. She could make amends. FIFE is improving fast and should make her presence felt. TUSCAN LIGHT pulled up short last time and will do better here. TARGARYEN QUEEN may not have enjoyed blinkers last time when not getting into it. MORNINGTON SHEILA and LITTLE SPARROW could get into the box.


#1 Jungle Jane, #10 Fife, #2 Tuscan Light, #4 Targaryen Queen

Best Win: #1 URBAN OASIS

Best Value Bet: #4 POLAR ICE

Best Longshot: #4 POLAR ICE