Turffontein Preview 30 March



Turffontein Standside, 30.03.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R110.000, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: CRUCREEK is improving nicely and could open her account. CHOUETTE should beat peak fitness and won’t go down without a fight. OONA has done better in blinkers and could earn. TAKE MY WORD sports blinkers now and must be respected. SPARKLING GOLD, SENORITA AMOR and PETITE AMIE could get into the mix. Watch newcomer JUST MY LUCK.



#2 Chouette, #1 Crucreek, #3 Oona, #5 Take My Word

Turffontein Standside, 30.03.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R110.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: There should be nothing to choose between DUKE OF SWING and STOCKBRIDGE on their recent meeting but the latter gets the nod on draw differences. SILVER SPECTRUM should relish the extra and needed his first run as a gelding. EUREKA EFFECT is running close up and shouldn’t be far off. GLITTER PATH finds problems but could take home a lesser cheque. THREE DOG NIGHT can improve.


#1 Duke Of Swing, #2 Stockbridge, #3 Eureka Effect, #4 Midnight Rambler

Turffontein Standside, 30.03.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1100m, Turf, R200.000, 14:05GMT+2

Race Summary: GIN FIZZ was all the rage last time but disappointed. She finished just ahead of EMERALD TIARA then and should confirm. FLY AWAY looked special when cantering in on debut and could be anything. Stable companions ME TIME and WHAT YOU ARE must be considered after comparative form behind line horse Basadi Faith. Maiden PALACE OF DREAMS could find minor money.


#2 Fly Away, #3 Gin Fizz, #1 Emerald Tiara, #4 Me Time

Turffontein Standside, 30.03.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1100m, Turf, R200.000, 14:40GMT+2

Race Summary: FROSTED GOLD worked hard to share the limelight with TWILIGHT MOON last time but never appeared to be travelling well. Look for a lot better here. The little extra will suit CAVIVAR who finished on top of them last time and is better off. LOOK TO THE SKY shouldn’t be far off on current form. Stablemates ARAPAHO and RING OF FIRE could make the frame.


#1 Frosted Gold, #7 Cavivar, #6 Twilight Moon, #4 Look To The Sky

Turffontein Standside, 30.03.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1100m, Turf, R250.000, 15:15GMT+2

Race Summary: ALL AT ONCE has beaten MIGHTY HIGH on both times that they met but on weight difference now the positions could be reversed. CHIMICHURI RUN is back on home ground but could just need the run. Stable companion CARBON ATOM is no slouch and could feature. RUSSIAN PRINCE is looking for 4 straight but has a tough ask here. BASILIUS, OLD MAN TYME and BENJI could make the quartet.


#3 Mighty High, #6 All At Once, #1 Chimichuri Run, #5 Carbon Atom

Turffontein Standside, 30.03.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R1.250.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: The Horse Chestnut could turn out a straight fight between gallant LEGAL EAGLE and 4-years his junior SOQRAT. The latter finished well ahead in the Queen’s Plate but disappointed in his come-back run. Given a chance again LEGAL EAGLE could be catching late. There should be nothing to choose between CASCAPEDIA and ZOUAVES on their recent meeting. TILBURY FORT could upset.


#1 Legal Eagle, #9 Soqrat, #7 Cascapedia, #3 Tilbury Fort

Turffontein Standside, 30.03.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 2450m, Turf, R750.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: The SA Oaks will test stamina. RETURN FLIGHT led throughout to take the Classic but BLOSSOM was gaining ground rapidly. Over 650m further the Ormond Ferraris filly could turn it around. Gavin will give CHITENGO a chance and she could go on. BIZE won both starts. She is maturing and could make it 3 from 3, however, she is 8kg worse off with SEVILLE ORANGE for 2 lengths.


#3 Blossom, #1 Return Flight, #4 Chitengo, #2 Second Request

Turffontein Standside, 30.03.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 2450m, Turf, R2.000.000, 17:10GMT+2

Race Summary: HAWWAAM looks set to take the S A Derby. The field needs to improve over 10 lengths to give him a fright. The fight is on for minor money. Stable companion ATYAAB disappointed last time but sports blinkers now and will definitely see out the distance. ZILLZAAL is another that ran below best last time – expect better. LAST OF THE LEGEND is not well in but could come on heaps.


#1 Hawwaam, #3 Atyaab, #2 Zillzaal, #12 Last Of The Legend

Turffontein Standside, 30.03.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 2850m, Turf, R250.000, 17:45GMT+2

Race Summary: SUNSHINE SILK carries a handy weight here which could make the difference. NOBLE SECRET shoulders 7kg more but has class and could be up to it. WONDEROUS CLIMBER stays well and mus be in the reckoning. ODD ROB is never far back and should be thereabouts again. ALI BON DUBAI can do better than recent form. LET IT RAIN has a chance if finds best form. Others could earn.


#11 Sunshine Silk, #1 Noble Secret, #6 Wonderous Climber, #5 Odd Rob

Turffontein Standside, 30.03.2019, Race 10, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R250.000, 18:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. SYLVAN ON FIRE returned to form last time and despite 60kg on her back could take honours. HIGH SEAS BEAUTY tries extra and if held up for as long as possible could flash up again. JET START drops in trip and could resume winning ways. INSIGNIS, SILVER THURSDAY and TAMARINA are more for the short list.


#8 High Seas Beauty, #3 Jet Start, #1 Sylvan On Fire, #9 Insignis

Turffontein Standside, 30.03.2019, Race 11, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R136.000, 19:00GMT+2

Race Summary: D’ ARRIVEE is in hot form and has a bright chance of completing a hat-trick. CASHEL PRINCE is holding form and should again be in the shake-up. PILOU has won all 7 wins over the mile and could go all the way. Stable companion SHENANIGANS has ability but could be short a run. PIETRO MASCAGNI and ARCTICA could pull it off.


#7 D’ Arrivee, #5 Cashel Palace, #2 Pilou, #4 Pietro Mascagni

Turffontein Standside, 30.03.2019, Race 12, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R103.000, 19:35GMT+2

Race Summary: DHABYAAN is back over the right distance and should make a bold bid. AURORA AUSTRALIS runs well here and should be thereabouts. NORLAND will be given every chance with Striker aboard. TARSUS runs for Kabelo and the combo is on a hat-trick. MARCH TO GLORY is threatening for his 2nd win. STREET FLYER could make the money.


#1 Dhabyaan, #7 Aurora Australis, #3 Norland, #2 Tarsus

Best Win: #1 HAWWAAM

Best Value Bet: #1 LEGAL EAGLE

Best Longshot: #1 LEGAL EAGLE

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