Turffontein Preview – 20 April



Turffontein Inside, 20.04.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R110.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Of those that have raced ROCK MANOR (3rd in both starts) and EL PATRON (good 2nd on debut) stand out. HERTOG can improve on debut. Watch the many first-timers especially the Candice Dawson pair PROMISEOFAMASTER and SAVIOUR as well as TIGER’S ROCK.



#12 Rock Manor, #7 El Patron, #13 Saviour, #9 Hertog

Turffontein Inside, 20.04.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R110.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: WINTER HAZE found support on debut but pulled up fatigued. CELESTIAL FIRE was backed at long odds on debut and showed plenty of speed. Both will know more about it. ALLMYLOVING hasn’t been far off in all 4 starts and could get into the mix again. KAYDEN’S BULLLET improved in her 2nd start in Kimberley. Watch betting on the many first-timers.


#13 Winter Haze, #3 Celestial Fire, #1 Allmyloving, #6 Kayden’s Bullet

Turffontein Inside, 20.04.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 2600m, Turf, R110.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: FLAME FELLA needed his last run and stays the distance. The one to beat. BYRON BAY ran on smartly last time and could turn it around with THE LITIGATOR over the extra. SMART DEAL disappoints every time but will put it in one day. VOODOO is another struggling to crack a victory. HUMOUR ME is improving and could enjoy the longer distance.


#1 Flame Fella, #2 Byron Bay, #3 The Litigator, #5 Smart Deal

Turffontein Inside, 20.04.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R110.000, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: LATIN OPUS will be at peak fitness and should be in the shake-up. THE BRASS WAY finished 4th in all 3 starts and was 1,8 lengths in front of BLOCKHEAD last time, however, the latter was on debut and could turn it around. GIMME THE FIRE did better in blinkers and shouldn’t be far off. EL SERENO and DUKE OF SWING have wide draws to overcome.


#4 Latin Opus, #9 Blockhead, #5 The Brass Way, #1 Gimme The Fire

Turffontein Inside, 20.04.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R110.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: EIGHTFOLDS LASS needed her last outing and should relish the extra. KAYLA’S EAGLE is doing better and could get into the action. DIAMOND’S AND RUBIES comes off a break – respect any market support.TUSCAN LIGHT and SPARKLING GOLD have drawn wide out but could place. VIJETA needed her last outing and with CRYSTAL’S WORLD could get into the quartet.


#10 Eightfolds Lass, #3 Kayla’s Eagle, #9 Diamonds ‘N Rubies, #1 Tuscan Light

Turffontein Inside, 20.04.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R120.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Another good race with all 7 runners capable of scoring. HAKEEM is honest and should give another good performance. COME THE DAY is back over shorter and shouldn’t be far off. YAMOTO never recovered after being hampered last time and could make amends. AMERICAN INDIAN has ability and if in a galloping mood could double up. CASH TIME and COLD CASH are more for the short list.


#6 Hakeem, #8 Come The Day, #4 Yamoto, #3 American Indian

Turffontein Inside, 20.04.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R124.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive race. LA BELLA MIA came off a rest, found support and ran them off their feet. SEE YOU TYGER accounted for WINTER WATCH (never far off), LAWDY MISS CLAWDY, THREE STARS (will do better) and OPERA (blinkers on now) before but failed to produce last time. She could resume winning ways. POOL PARTY could upset the apple-cart.


#1 La Bella Mia, #5 See You Tyger, #7 Three Stars, #8 Opera

Turffontein Inside, 20.04.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R120.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Another competitive event. ABELIE is an up and coming 3-year-old and impressed last time. With Muzi back aboard could go in again. BULLSADE and TAMMANY HALL could resume battle and it could go either way again. Top weight WITCH OF THE WEST should see out the mile nowadays. Stable companions FARIHA and ONLY TO WIN could get into the action. WAITY KATIE could pop up.


#6 Abelie, #2 Bullsade, #3 Tammany Hall, #5 Fariha

Turffontein Inside, 20.04.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R81.000, 17:20GMT+2

Race Summary: A big field around the tight track could see a lot of scrimmaging and luck in running could decide. MISSOURI looks to have found earlier form and from a good draw could resume winning ways. Stable mate GENESIS improved in blinkers and will be catching late. SHORTSTOP has won this track and trip before.TRIP TO TROY as well as widely drawn GONE WITH THE WIND and RAMBO can earn.


#10 Missouri, #2 Shortstop, #8 Trip To Troy, #12 Genesis

Best Win: #1 FLAME FELLA

Best Value Bet: #10 EIGHTFOLDS LASS

Best Longshot: #10 EIGHTFOLDS LASS

Author: Melissa