Turffontein Preview – 27 April



Turffontein Inside, 27.04.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R110.000, 12:25GMT+2

Race Summary: DOUBLETHINK has run close up in all 3 starts to date and if there is no well above average first-timer he should win this. Watch newcomers ALRAMZ, AL BORAK and NATIONAL MINT.



#6 Doublethink, #2 Alramz, #10 National Mint, #1 Al Borak

Turffontein Inside, 27.04.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R110.000, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Two runners seem likely to fight it out – FLYING HIGH and KEEP SMILING. The former took time to get going while the latter showed inexperience around this turn – both on debut. They will know more about it now and whoever improves most should win the battle. ZODIAC PRINCESS, CAPTAIN OF COLOUR and SECRET PALACE could fight out minor money.


#5 Keep Smiling, #3 Flying High, #10 Zodiac Princess, #2 Captain Of Colour

Turffontein Inside, 27.04.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R110.000, 13:35GMT+2

Race Summary: DESTINYS GAME has been touched off in her last 3 starts and deserves a change in fortune. She finished over a length in front of SUPER FINE with OCEANS PRIDE close behind and JAY BOMB a further 2 lengths back. She should confirm but watch for improvement from the others. Watch first-timers especially CAPTIVE LADY.


#1 Destinys Game, #2 Super Fine, #10 Jay Bomb, #4 Oceans Pride

Turffontein Inside, 27.04.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R110.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: PETRONI VINI showed marked improvement with blinkers last time and with Gavin up from pole position could get first run. UNION CASTLE sports blinkers for the first time and any improvement should see him contest the finish. MARSHALL FOCH races as a gelding now and could get his act together. WRITTEN IN STONE has drawn wide which could be costly. THE RUSSIAN SAILOR can earn.


#2 Petroni Vini, #12 Union Castle, #1 Marshall Foch, #3 Written In Stone

Turffontein Inside, 27.04.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R109.000, 14:45GMT+2

Race Summary: DEERUPT is in form and looking to double up at this track. Stable mate PEPPERMINT TEA should be at peak fitness and could feature. BOSS BABE is ready for win number 2 and the track should suit. VISUALITY has drawn wide but Striker could sort it out. Many are looking for money including stable companions top weight CASUAL WAR and OPERETTA.


#4 Deerupt, #6 Boss Babe, #3 Peppermint Tea, #9 Visuality

Turffontein Inside, 27.04.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R110.000, 15:15GMT+2

Race Summary: BIZE has class and is well in but drops back over a mile which could be a bit sharp nowadays. FLASH BURN was narrowly beaten over a mile last time but this track could be ideal. He finished 2 lengths in front of EVENING BELL but the latter has scope for improvement. CAPTAIN’S PRINCESS should be at peak fitness and could get into the action. Others looking for minor money.


#3 Flash Burn, #1 Bize, #8 Evening Bell, #2 Captain’s Princess

Turffontein Inside, 27.04.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R90.000, 15:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky and many could pop up. Even though MISSOURI and SHORTSTOP have experienced riders both could be hampered by wide draws, yet, they look the right ones on paper. GENESIS will be having his peak run and could get into the action. TRIP TO TROY has a definite chance if in the right mood. NOW AND FOREVER and stable mate MASTER BUILDER could pull it off. MIYOSHI needs further.


#7 Missouri, #11 Genesis, #5 Trip To Troy, #1 Shortstop

Turffontein Inside, 27.04.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R110.000, 16:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. SLAY THE DRAGON is on his peak run as a gelding and has plenty scope for improvement. On their meeting behind Lasair, VETRI VEL, TORONTO, BAHAMA STAR and MR CUDDLES shouldn’t be far away from each other, however, MR CUDDLES should be cherry ripe now and could have their measure. JOSI DI NERO tries further still and if stays could easily win. Respect DRY YOUR EYES.


#3 Slay The Dragon, #6 Mr Cuddles, #8 Josi Di Nero, #1 Dry Your Eyes

Turffontein Inside, 27.04.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R110.000, 16:55GMT+2

Race Summary: JUNGLE JANE has been running close up and should be thereabouts again. JIVE EXPRESS should enjoy the extra and is on the up. IDEAL CUT will enjoy the extra and could make her presence felt. DANCING FOR RAIN could win on debut in her new surroundings. SHEZAHOTTI is back over a preferred distance. FLIRTY GIRTY and OUR BISCUIT could get into the mix.


#1 Jungle Jane, #2 Jive Express, #3 Ideal Cut, #6 Shezahotti


Best Value Bet: #4 DEERUPT

Best Longshot: #4 DEERUPT