Turffontein Preview – 6 April



Turffontein Standside, 06.04.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R110.000, 12:20GMT+2

Race Summary: DUOLOGY never went on last time after a bumpy start. He races as a gelding now and any improvement should see him victorious. THE SANDS and GIMME THE FIRE finished alongside last time and either could challenge for honours. TOMMY TIGER, PAUSED, TONGUE TWISTER and CINNABON are looking for minor money.



#11 Duology, #1 The Sands, #2 Gimme The Fire, #5 Tongue Twister

Turffontein Standside, 06.04.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R110.000, 12:55GMT+2

Race Summary: MASAAQAAT was backed when runner-up in both her starts. She will relish the extra and should make it 3rd time lucky. COMET CRYSTAL has been threatening and should be thereabouts from a good draw. TAKE MY WORD showed improvement in blinkers and could get into the picture. NOTQUITETHEREYET shouldn’t far off. TICKTACKTOE, CRYSTAL’S WORLD and WINNING QUEEN could place.


#11 Masaaqaat, #1 Comet Crystal, #4 Take My Word, #3 Notquitethereyet

Turffontein Standside, 06.04.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R110.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: HIT FOR SIX never kicked last time when finishing behind THE LITIGATOR and SMART DEAL but sports blinkers now and could get his act together. THE LITIGATOR stays well and should be thereabouts. SMART DEAL should have escaped the maidens a long time ago. FLAME FELLA comes off a rest but could get involved. WILLIAM HENLEY could get into the money. ETERNAL SUMMER claims 4kg.


#1 Hit For Six, #4 The Litigator, #5 Smart Deal, #2 Flame Fella

Turffontein Standside, 06.04.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R116.000, 14:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Every runner could pull it off. WONDEROUS CLIMBER is a bad starter and last time found more problems. If gets going could resume winning ways. TENDRE is ready for a big run. INDY ICE could get into the picture. DROMEDARIS is a strong front runner and could be in a galloping mood. STORM WARNING prefers the inside track but could feature. COME THE DAY could find it a touch far.


#2 Wonderous Climber, #6 Tendre, #9 Indy Ice, #1 Dromedaris

Turffontein Standside, 06.04.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R136.000, 14:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race but the 3 top weights could do battle. PINNACLE PEAK only ran a poor race in his penultimate, however, he pulled up coughing. Look for a gallant effort. SPEED POINT has form and performed well at this track. REBEL’S CHAMP has drawn on the inside but always gives his best. Stable mates TRIP TO HEAVEN and EXQUISITE TOUCH could bounce back to best. NAAFER may need it.


#1 Pinnacle Peak, #3 Speedpoint, #2 Rebel’s Champ, #10 Exquisite Touch

Turffontein Standside, 06.04.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R250.000, 15:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive Sycamore Sprint. SCHIPPERS is holding form and should again be thereabouts. DESERT RHYTHM could prefer a touch further but blinkers could sharpen her up. DANCING QUEEN won all 4 races over 1000m but could change that here. SEE YOU TYGER and PRETTY PENNY should get close together and either could take it. COVERED IN SNOW could just need it.


#2 Schippers, #4 Desert Rhythm, #9 Dancing Queen, #12 See You Tyger

Turffontein Standside, 06.04.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R400.000, 15:50GMT+2

Race Summary: A filly could land the Colorado King Stakes. FORT EMBER will be in touch going for home and S’manga could keep her going. SECRET POTION has won fresh before and should be in with a winning chance. SYLVAN ON FIRE returned to best last time and could go on. THE DAZZLER could turn it around with DIVINE ODYSSEY. DAWN ASSAULT, SOCIAL ORDER and CASH TIME are not out of it.


#10 Fort Ember, #8 Secret Potion, #9 Sylvan On Fire, #6 The Dazzler

Turffontein Standside, 06.04.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R103.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. AFRICAN SUNBIRD never got into it but finished fatigued last time. PILGRIM’S PROGRESS is holding form and shouldn’t be far off again. OSSETRA appears a difficult ride but if puts it in could take honours. ANGELIC APPEAL has ability but is unpredictable. EMERALD BAY, GLAMOROUS SCANDAL, WESTERN DANCE as well as coupling ELEGANCIA and ITSMYDARLIN could win it.


#6 African Sunbird, #1 Pilgrim’s Progress, #2 Angelic Appeal, #3 Ossetra

Turffontein Standside, 06.04.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R103.000, 17:05GMT+2

Race Summary: MY DREAM CHASER is in form and despite a wide draw could chalk up her 2nd victory. She is coupled with ABELIE who is no slouch. STEADY WAY won on the 2nd time of asking but has plenty scope for improvement. SILVEZ needed her last outing and should do better. Stable companion NOW YOU SEE ME forms a strong back-up. TRICIA runs for Nathan. Others with claims.


#2 My Dream Chaser, #7 Steady Way, #9 Silvez, #5 Tricia

Best Win: #11 MASAAQAAT

Best Value Bet: #6 AFRICAN SUNBIRD

Best Longshot: #6 AFRICAN SUNBIRD