Turffontein Preview – 13 April

RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: TURFFONTEIN STANDSIDE@2019.04.13

Turffontein Standside, 13.04.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R115.000, 12:00GMT+2

Race Summary: TRUE TO LIFE impressed when winning full of running on debut. She finished 2 lengths ahead of BLESSED RAIN who was also making her debut and is 2kg better off. Both could have a say in the finish. SINGFORAFA cruised in in her 2nd start and has scope for improvement. Stable companion WHAT YOU ARE will battle to confirm positions. Others looking for minor money.

Selections:

#4 True To Life, #6 Blessed Rain, #9 Singforafa, #5 What You Are

Turffontein Standside, 13.04.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R109.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: ZILLZAAL ran a good 2nd in the Derby last time and is still maturing, however, more experienced stable companion and filly CHARIOT OF GOLD is more than able and could give him a serious problem. EPIC DREAM is bred for the distance and could get into the action. MASTER MAGIC never traveled well last time and should do better.

Selections:

#3 Zillzaal, #2 Chariot Of Gold, #4 Epic Dream, #1 Master Magic

Turffontein Standside, 13.04.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R250.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: ESKIMO OASIS needed her last run and has a chance to open her account from a comparatively decent draw. JOSI DI NERO and URBAN OASIS have useful form but are drawn wide out which could prove costly. TAKE MY WORD has run 2nd in both last starts this course and distance and is not out of it. Many are looking for a stake cheque. Watch newcomers VICTORIA PAIGE and OUR MOTHERLAND.

Selections:

#1 Eskimo Kisses, #3 Josi Di Nero, #9 Take My Word, #16 Victoria Paige

Turffontein Standside, 13.04.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R250.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Mike de Kock has a strong hand. He has 3 runners capable of taking it. First choice is STOCKBRIDGE who has fared well in the draws and could go one better after 2 recent seconds. Mates LASAIR and filly GLACIER GIRL are improving with racing and could get into the reckoning. SETABLAZE could confirm with PADDY’S LEGACY. Look for improvement from TREE TUMBO. Many can earn.

Selections:

#9 Stockbridge, #2 Setablaze, #1 Lasair, #5 Paddy’s Legacy

Turffontein Standside, 13.04.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R109.000, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: NAAFER has the class but could still need another outing. COMANECI on the other hand is racing fit which could give her the edge. BASILIUS is running well and could get into the fight for honours. ALGEBRA and PEPPERMINT TEA could make up quartets.

Selections:

#5 Comaneci, #2 Naafer, #1 Basilius, #6 Algebra

Turffontein Standside, 13.04.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R110.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: ROCKIN RUSSIAN is well in here and needed her last outing. She could chalk up her 2nd victory. Stable companion SAINTS ALIVE has found form now and could keep on galloping. CAPTAIN’S PRINCESS needed her last run and could get into the mix. SEATTLE TANGO has a shout if relaxed early. MY DREAM CHASER is in form and cannot be discarded. KIMBERLEY GREEN and MISS SABINA could earn.

Selections:

#6 Rockin Russian, #3 Saints Alive, #2 Captain’s Princess, #4 Seattle Tango

Turffontein Standside, 13.04.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R1.000.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Cape champion filly OH SUSANNA is out to give Gauteng public a decent showing in the Empress Club. If acclimatised will deliver. Strong challengers abound. FRESNAYE will be running on strongly. CELTIC SEA has found form and could fend them off. Stable mates NAFAAYES, CASCAPEDIA and  GHAALLA will be out to prove themselves. RUNNING BRAVE is underrated.

Selections:

#1 Oh Susanna, #2 Fresnaye, #11 Celtic Sea, #10 Nafaayes

Turffontein Standside, 13.04.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R103.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: JETORIO is maturing nicely and should have no problem with the extra 600m. SEEKING GOLD ran 2nd in her last two and could go one better. LIVE IN LOVE beat EMILY HOBHOUSE (1kg better off) by 1,3 lengths last time. Both stay well and it could go either way now. ALL I GOT and MAGIC’S FIRST could prove best of the rest.

Selections:

#3 Jetorio, #2 Seeking Gold, #4 Emily Hobhouse, #5 Live In Love

Turffontein Standside, 13.04.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R98.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive with all 10 runners capable of pulling it off. POPSICLE TOES has ability and needed his first run as a gelding. FIRE AND RESCUE is in form and should be thereabouts again. MIGHTY VALDIE is best over the mile and could feature. POWERED BEAUTY was a touch unlucky last time but will be catching late here. WHOSETHEBOSSNOW sports blinkers now and could get on track.

Selections:

#2 Popsicle Toes, #3 Fire And Rescue, #1 Mighty Valdie, #4 Powered Beauty

Turffontein Standside, 13.04.2019, Race 10, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R124.000, 17:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky race to end. REGAL GRADUATION is in form and won her only try this course and distance. SOLDIER ON needed his last run and the blinkers are back on. CHIJMES has ability but has drawn wide and could just need it. SHUKAMISA should run another honest race. BILLY SILVER could run on over the extra if settles early. The remaining runners could all pop up.

Selections:

#3 Regal Graduation, #6 Soldier On, #4 Chijmes, #9 Shukamisa

Best Win: #5 COMANECI

Best Value Bet: #6 ROCKIN RUSSIAN

Best Longshot: #6 ROCKIN RUSSIAN