Kenilworth Preview 03 April


Kenilworth, 03.04.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 13:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Both SALT and TROJAN WINTER were disappointing in recent starts but on earlier form should be competitive. The former makes more appeal with accomplished work rider Bambiso engaged. ROCK SPIRIT runs his best races over this trip and should have a role to play too. KINGSTON ROCK, WINDY FLIGHT and GIVE ME DYNAMITE (blinkers) can all get into the picture.


#1 Salt, #2 Trojan Winter, #3 Rock Spirit, #5 Kingston Rock

Kenilworth, 03.04.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: BOOMPS A DAISY was well beaten at short odds last time but that did appear a hot maiden so she could be worth another chance here. Both HOLLYWOOD BELLE and NATURAL JADE finished behind SUPER LADY last time but have more scope and with improvement expected should turn the tables. QUEEN OF POP shows speed and could enjoy racing up the straight, so must be respected too.


#4 Boomps A Daisy, #5 Hollywood Belle, #6 Natural Jade, #7 Queen Of Pop

Kenilworth, 03.04.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R83.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: WALDORF ASTORIA beat SUMMER MOON and DEPECHE in her first start out the maidens and could confirm with further improvement. Those rivals should pose more of a threat on these terms, though. EVERDENE needed the outing that day so could get closer too with blinkers fitted. Last-start winners SOMMERSONNE, PRINCIPESSA and TRANSYLVANIA have claims, as does maiden JE NE SAIS QUOI.


#2 Waldorf Astoria, #1 Summer Moon, #3 Depeche, #9 Je Ne Sais Quoi

Kenilworth, 03.04.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R96.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. Improving DUCHESS OF BOURBON should be better suited to this trip but STRAWBERRY FIRE and ELUSIVE TOUCH are weighted to turn the tables. The latter is held on these terms by INDIAN SONG who is also better off with fitter and unexposed MADONNA. Hat-trick seeking STAR OF SILVER could be hard to peg back if allowed to dictate but DREAM BABY DREAM should pose a threat.


#5 Star Of Silver, #3 Dream Baby Dream, #2 Duchess Of Bourbon, #4 Strawberry Fire

Kenilworth, 03.04.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R110.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Smashing race. VARDY chased home 2 proven Grade 1 performers in the lucrative CTS 1600 on Met day and, although 4kg worse off with recently gelded MAJESTIC MOZART, could confirm with first-time blinkers applied. ARABIAN AIR and RUSSET AIR are smart and could pose a threat over this trip. Highly regarded KNIGHTS TEMPLAR cannot be discounted and SHERWOOD FOREST could surprise.


#1 Vardy, #3 Majestic Mozart, #2 Arabian Air, #4 Russet Air

Kenilworth, 03.04.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R91.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. In-form GREEN ARCHER and consistent veteran WAITING FOR RAIN are likely to give competitive showings. Trainer Mike Robinson has a useful coupling and his runners should go well with ORAKAL preferred dropping in class and 1,5kg off his back. Stable companion SHALL BE FREE should have more to offer after an eye-catching comeback run. CHATUCHAK and NAO FAZ MAL have claims.


#1 Orakal, #4 Green Archer, #7 Shall Be Free, #2 Waiting For Rain

Kenilworth, 03.04.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R102.000, 17:15GMT+2

Race Summary: LESEDI LA RONA won twice both starts as a juvenile over this trip and was far from disgraced in a feature on her 3yo debut. She returns from a break but is open to any amount of improvement on her comeback and if race ready should be competitive. However, unbeaten RUN FOX RUN has done little wrong in winning both starts and will be hard to beat. CHARGE D’ AFFAIRES can earn too.


#5 Run Fox Run, #2 Lesedi La Rona, #7 Charge D’ Affaires, #4 Durty Nelly

Kenilworth, 03.04.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R80.000, 17:45GMT+2

Race Summary: LANA BELLE impressed when beating a strong field on debut. She is open to any amount of improvement and looks well placed here to make a winning handicap debut with jockey Aldo Domeyer retaining the ride. OVER AGAIN, CAPTAIN’S CHOICE and STEFFI’S GRAFT could get closest to that rival, although HURRICANE SILVA and WINGS OF HONOR have earning potential too. Get your Quartets on!


#1 Lana Belle, #12 Steffi’s Graft, #8 Captain’s Choice, #6 Wings Of Honor

Best Win: #1 LANA BELLE

Best Value Bet: #1 ORAKAL

Best Longshot: #1 ORAKAL

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