Durbanville Preview – 6 April



Durbanville, 06.04.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: LASATA was collared late over further last time so the drop in trip may suit. He makes most appeal of those with experience. The Snaith yard run 4 newcomers and riding arrangements suggest SAVVY is the pick of the bunch but sons of Gimmethegreenlight CAPTAIN TATTERS and the THEMADIRISHSHERIFF must be noted. Watch the betting on BROADSIDE and WILL SCARLET who can also shape.



#4 Lasata, #5 Savvy, #3 Captain Tatters, #2 Broadside

Durbanville, 06.04.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: GREY FERRARI has finished ahead of THE LAST SUPPER who showed good improvement last time after gelding and should have more to come. However, newcomer LEAD SINGER appears the pick of the Snaith runners so can be expected to go well. TREE OF WISDOM was inconvenienced on debut and with natural improvement should pose a threat. Watch the betting on newcomers ARMANDO and BACKGAMMON


#7 Lead Singer, #9 The Last Supper, #10 Tree Of Wisdom, #4 Grey Ferrari

Durbanville, 06.04.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: The 7 raced runners (excl. Reserves) will help you negotiate Leg 1 of the Pick 6. HIDDEN STRINGS improved nicely last time and should have more to offer. With natural improvement expected all of VICTORIA TOWER, BOLD DIVA, WALL OF SOUND and WINTER IN MOROCCO could get into the reckoning. Watch the betting on newcomers LINDA LOVES LACE, PRETTY YOUNG THING and BRIGHT EYED GIRL.


#5 Hidden Strings, #12 Victoria Tower, #14 Winter In Morocco, #13 Wall Of Sound

Durbanville, 06.04.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R80.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: SLEEPING SINGLE and AZIRI SUN finished behind OVER THE WAY last time but have more scope and with improvement both could turn the tables. GREY PRINCESS finished further behind but should be fitter and could get closer. TWICE TO SYDNEY has useful form but faces a tough task from a wide draw. MANINGI INDABA would have come on appreciably from her debut and should be competitive.


#13 Maningi Indaba, #1 Sleeping Single, #3 Aziri Sun, #5 Grey Princess

Durbanville, 06.04.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R80.000, 16:15GMT+2

Race Summary: The Woodruff yard is strongly represented here but RETRO EFFECT makes most appeal of the stable’s 3 runners. Stablemate THE PERFECT WAVE has earning potential too, but a bigger threat is likely to come from Crawford duo INDIGO TRACTOR and NORFOLK PINE who should improve after pleasing debut efforts. SILVER PLAINS, MARCUS ADAMUS and WITWATERSTRAND could get a look in too.


#1 Retro Effect, #11 Norfolk Pine, #10 Indigo Tractor, #4 Silver Plains

Durbanville, 06.04.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R80.000, 16:55GMT+2

Race Summary: VFORVICTORY confirmed the promise of his debut when stepped up in trip and will have more to offer over the extra. Hat-trick seeking SWIFT SURPRISE won recently over the course and distance and should be competitive again despite a resultant penalty. BIG FISH and MELIORA are weighted to get closer to those rivals on these terms. BOLD ASSASSIN and METROPOLITAN have claims too.


#1 Vforvictory, #2 Swift Surprise, #5 Big Fish, #4 Bold Assassin

Durbanville, 06.04.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R72.000, 17:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. SINGFONICO has been kept busy recently but is in good form and will be competitive. JOHNNY BLACK goes well at this course and races off a mark lower than his last winning rating, so should make his presence felt. SKIDOO, TEMP THE TIGER, CORTADA and PARA HANDY are all capable of getting into the picture, while QUARLLO could also stake a claim if overcoming a wide draw


#2 Johnny Black, #7 Singfonico, #6 Cortada, #8 Para Handy

Durbanville, 06.04.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 18:00GMT+2

Race Summary: PROCRASTINATION has done little wrong but faces a tough task on handicap debut from the widest draw. Fellow 3yo INDI ANNA has solid form credentials but also a wide gate negotiate. MARGRETHE caught the eye last time and can stake a claim in the outcome in her peak outing. Last-start maiden winners CRUSADE’S PROMISE, BLUSH SCARLET and SACRED STORY have earning potential too.


#4 Procrastination, #2 Margrethe, #8 Blush Scarlet, #1 Indi Anna


Best Value Bet: #13 MANINGI INDABA

Best Longshot: #13 MANINGI INDABA