Durbanville Preview 30 March

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: DURBANVILLE@2019.03.30

Durbanville, 30.03.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R83.000, 12:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. KAMADEVA is 3kg better off with MINNESOTA DREAM on their debut meeting so is weighted to turn the tables. MISTER VARGUS is also 3kg better off with last-start winner TUTORIAL. Both are on the up and should be competitive. CAPKUTA has shown enough to get a look in on these terms.

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Selections:

#6 Mister Vargus, #2 Tutorial, #5 Kamadeva, #1 Minnesota Dream

Durbanville, 30.03.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R83.000, 13:20GMT+2

Race Summary: CYBER BLOSSOM has solid form in similar contests so should have a role to play. However, both IBRA (backed on debut against male rivals) and Dutch Philip’s full-sister SCOTTISH ALLEY caught the eye on debut and with natural improvement should have more to offer. LUMIERE is also likely to have made progress so can stake a claim. Good race!

Selections:

#3 Ibra, #5 Scottish Ally, #2 Cyber Blossom, #4 Lumiere

Durbanville, 30.03.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R110.000, 13:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Useful BWANA stands out on recent form and should be hard to beat but he is yet to win at this course and over this trip so could be worth opposing with top-rated ELUSIVE TRADER who is distance suited and drops in class with a handy 1,5kg off his back. Veteran VINCENTE should make his presence felt on these terms.

Selections:

#1 Elusive Trader, #2 Bwana, #3 Vincente, #6 Singfonico

Durbanville, 30.03.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. BITTER LEMON and ALFRED’S GIRL are closely matched on a recent meeting over the course and distance. The former has a bit to find but has more scope for improvement so could have the edge. PRINCESS PENELOPE and PETITE BIJOU could stake a claim on their best form. SCARLET CHILL appears held on form but has scope, while SILVER BEAUTY is bred to enjoy the extra.

Selections:

#3 Bitter Lemon, #5 Alfred’s Girl, #2 Princess Penelope, #8 Silver Beauty

Durbanville, 30.03.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Open. PEGA D’ORO sprinted well after gelding and should have more to offer at this trip if overcoming a wide draw. Both PINK FLOYD and SIX DEGREES ran well this track and trip recently and with further improvement should have roles to play. GOLD PACT and KURSK are bred to better over this trip after fair sprint efforts. MARAUDING and CRADLEOFGRATITUDE aren’t without chances.

Selections:

#2 Pink Floyd, #12 Six Degrees, #4 Marauding, #3 Gold Pact

Durbanville, 30.03.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R86.000, 15:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. In-form APOLLO ACE should go close if equally adept over this trip. RED RASCAL faces a tougher task from a wide draw with a penalty for his recent course-and-distance win. GREEN JACKET should pose more of a threat to that rival from a better gate and favourable weight turnaround but stable companion GIMMETHERAIN may be hard to peg back. JARDIN is capable if ready.

Selections:

#10 Gimmetherain, #8 Green Jacket, #4 Apollo Ace, #2 Jardin

Durbanville, 30.03.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R96.000, 16:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Andre Nel holds a strong hand here with half the field from his yard. SILVER DE LANGE is a useful staying type but may need the run after a rest. SAILING LIZARD should be competitive under bottom weight and dropping in class after contesting a 3yo Grade 1. RUN RED makes most appeal after winning a feature and should have the measure of GYRE and progressive GRAND SILVANO.

Selections:

#1 Run Red, #6 Sailing Lizard, #4 Grand Silvano, #2 Gyre

Durbanville, 30.03.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R80.000, 16:50GMT+2

Race Summary: CROME YELLOW boasts strong post-maiden form. He has won better races recently over this trip and, despite a further 3-point penalty, still appears ahead of the handicapper so is hard to oppose from an inside gate. PERFECT SUMMER and STREETFIGHTING MAN are capable of posing a threat after excusable recent efforts. Include ALL IN LINE, DESTIN and MEGA SECRET in Quartet bets.

Selections:

#1 Crome Yellow, #3 Perfect Summer, #4 Streetfighting Man, #9 Mega Secret

Best Win: #1 CROME YELLOW

Best Value Bet: #2 PINK FLOYD

Best Longshot: #2 PINK FLOYD