Durbanville Preview – 20 April



Durbanville, 20.04.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Too many first timers to make a selection. Watch the betting.



Durbanville, 20.04.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: No selection due to numerous first timers. SANSKRIFT stands out on exposed form.


Durbanville, 20.04.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: CAPTAIN’S DARLING made pleasing late headway here on debut, and now has Fourie up in a moderate field. Go close. HOLLYWOOD BELLE had her best run here,and is lightly raced. Respect. PHILOMENA and LOUISA MAY can both earn. First timers MY WICKED WAYS and ROLL IN THE HAY are both well bred. Watch the betting.


#6 Captain’s Darling, #3 Hollywood Belle, #9 Roll In The Hay, #8 My Wicked Ways

Durbanville, 20.04.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 15:10GMT+2

Race Summary: RIO QUERARI was outrun late last time, and should make amends in this moderate line up. SALT is fast, and could get away over 1000m here. EMPIRE GLORY and SUPER LADY are others with upset potential.


#8 Rio Querari, #1 Salt, #4 Empire Glory, #6 Super Lady

Durbanville, 20.04.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 15:50GMT+2

Race Summary: SILVER DAZZLE was backed last time, and while well beaten may have needed the run. Respect. SIGMA ALPHA made late headway on debut, and should improve.LIP SERVICE and PETITE BIJOU have both had a few chances, but should be in the shake up.


#5 Silver Dazzle, #9 Sigma Alpha, #6 Timeless Tiara, #1 Lip Service

Durbanville, 20.04.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 16:25GMT+2

Race Summary: LEAD SINGER showed tons of pace on debut, and from pole position should be involved in the finish. MARAUDING made good improvement last time, and will go close if repeating. FORBACH made a reasonable debut, and should come on. EPIC showed signs of life last time after gelding, and could shock with more improvement.


#9 Lead Singer, #1 Marauding, #6 Epic, #8 Forbach

Durbanville, 20.04.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R91.000, 17:00GMT+2

Race Summary: APOLLO ACE is best this distance, and will be closing fast late. Chance. Top weight WHAT A WINNER is another reliable type who loves 1000m though, and rates a major danger. DRAGON POWER should be involved with 53kg. BERNIE has dropped in the ratings and could surprise with a form return.


#4 Apollo Ace, #1 What A Winner, #7 Dragon Power, #2 Bernie

Durbanville, 20.04.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R83.000, 17:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Open. TWIN FALLS has met classy types in her last two, but her rating keeps dropping. Looks ready to win. CAPTAINS CHOICE showed plenty of pace last time, and has won here. Big threat. BOOMPS A DAISY looks decent, but didn’t shine when brought here, and has a wideish draw again. FLUTTERING has some decent maiden formlines, and will be competitive.


#3 Twin Falls, #4 Captain’s Choice, #6 Boomps A Daisy, #7 Fluttering

Best Win: #8 RIO QUERARI

Best Value Bet: #3 TWIN FALLS

Best Longshot: #3 TWIN FALLS

Author: Melissa