Turffontein Preview – 4 May


Turffontein Standside, 04.05.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R110.000, 12:00GMT+2

Race Summary: TREE TUMBO only got into the race late last time and should go close here. MAGIC VISION is improving with racing and could turn it around with BARTHOLOMEUS who never improved last time sporting blinkers on the Poly. DADS ROOTS wasn’t disgraced on debut and will relish the extra. KRYGER and TIGER’S ROCK should improve over the mile.


#8 Tree Tumbo, #6 Magic Vision, #1 Bartholomeus, #2 Dads Roots

Turffontein Standside, 04.05.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R110.000, 12:35GMT+2

Race Summary: INVISIBLE was backed on debut and just needed the experience. She will run a big race. STAGE DANCE was all at sea on debut and will come on especially over the mile. ANNATJIE could get into the money if stays the extra. Look for improvement from CANDY CANE who will relish the longer distance. CANDLE ROCK jumps up in trip and could get into the mix. Watch newcomer IRISH DAME.


#8 Invisible, #15 Stage Dance, #2 Annatjie, #5 Candy Cane

Turffontein Standside, 04.05.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R400.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: BASADI FAITH has yet to be tested. She is looking to extend her unbeaten sequence to 4. Sean Tarry is taking her on with UPCLOSEANDPERSONAL, VICTORIA PAIGE, EMERALD TIARA and CAVIVAR and all could earn. GIN FIZZ looked special on her debut win but appears held. FLY AWAY went wrong last time but is highly thought of. TRUE TO LIFE has won both – respect. RIO’S WINTER won on debut


#1 Basadi Faith, #9 Upcloseandpersonal, #10 Victoria Paige, #5 Gin Fizz

Turffontein Standside, 04.05.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R750.000, 13:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Highly thought of FROSTED GOLD was beaten by TWILIGHT MOON in his last 2 but has the services of Anton Marcus and could strike gold. However, he is coupled with first-timer BATTLEOFTRAFALGAR – watch! GOT THE GREENLIGHT is on the up and must be respected here. DE LA CRUZ beat stable mate INVIDIA on debut – both could place. PUTONTHEREDLIGHT and ROCK THE GLOBE can earn.


#4 Got The Greenlight, #13 Twilight Moon, #1 Battleoftrafalgar, #3 Frosted Gold

Turffontein Standside, 04.05.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R500.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: RETURN FLIGHT is only maturing now and sky’s the limit. INSIGNIS is not well in under the conditions but her form has been franked and could get into the reckoning. Stable companion, SECRET POTION needed her last run and will come on. FRESNAYE ran a bit flat last time but if finds true form could trouble the favourite. Others looking for minor money.


#7 Return Flight, #5 Insignis, #2 Fresnaye, #1 Secret Potion

Turffontein Standside, 04.05.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R400.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. The 3-year-olds could have the upper hand here. ALL AT ONCE needed her last run and has bettered MIGHTY HIGH twice before. COMANECI also needed her last outing and will come on. DANCING QUEEN and CHE BELLA are not out of it. EXQUISITE TOUCH should be at peak fitness now and could do it for older runners. LA BELLA MIA is in form. SCHIPPERS can feature. More can earn


#11 All At Once, #12 Dancing Queen, #3 Exquisite Touch, #6 La Bella Mia

Turffontein Standside, 04.05.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 3200m, Turf, R500.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: FOREST EXPRESS is in top form and Lyle knows how to ride her. She could add the Gold Bowl to her victories. SUNSHINE SILK loved the longer distance. She meets WALTER SMOOTHIE on 1,5kg worse terms for 2,1 lengths and TIRZAN on 5,5kg worse terms for 4,5 lengths. LIEGE is battling a bit but could now prefer this distance. Others are looking to take home lesser cheques.


#7 Forest Express, #3 Sunshine Silk, #6 Tirzan, #10 Africa’s Gold

Turffontein Standside, 04.05.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R4.000.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: HAWWAAM is out to show them who’s boss. If he behaves at the start should take the spoils. The fight for money is competitive. Stable companions NOBLE SECRET and CASCAPEDIA are decent back-ups. LEGAL EAGLE ran a bit flat last time and could redeem himself while stable mates TILBURY FORT and ZILLZAAL could get into the mix. Other are looking for minor money.


#10 Hawwaam, #1 Legal Eagle, #2 Tilbury Fort, #7 Noble Secret

Turffontein Standside, 04.05.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R1.000.000, 16:50GMT+2

Race Summary: VAN HALEN won well after a rest and beat RUSSIAN PRINCE (2kg worse) by a neck and CHIMICHURI RUN (2kg better) by 0,7 lengths – it could get close all round. TRIP TO HEAVEN bounced back to form last time and if doesn’t give too much start could flash up again. PINNACLE PEAK needed his last run and should be thereabouts. REBEL’S CHAMP wasn’t himself last time. Others could win.


#7 Trip To Heaven, #13 Chimichuri Run, #14 Van Halen, #15 Russian Prince

Turffontein Standside, 04.05.2019, Race 10, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R124.000, 17:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. WARRIOR’S REST is unbeaten sporting blinkers and a hat-trick is on the cards. PROTEA PARADISE has recorded his 3 wins with Gavin aboard and is looking to improve the stats. SOLDIER ON is no slouch and could go in again. SHOGUN can never be ignored for money. SILVER GOD is having his 3rd run after a rest and could pop up.


#3 Warrior’s Rest, #5 Protea Paradise, #1 Soldier On, #6 Shogun

Turffontein Standside, 04.05.2019, Race 11, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R109.000, 18:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Sean Tarry holds all the keys today and especially here. BIEN VENUE should be at peak fitness, this his 3rd run after a rest and gelding and should make a bold bid. He is backed up by THRONG (blinkers back on), MIGHTY VALDIE (blinkered now) and AURORA AUSTRALIS (coughing last time). HAKEEM is running close up and should be thereabouts again. KINGS ARCHER is never far back.


#7 Bien Venue, #6 Hakeem, #9 Mighty Valdie, #8 Throng

Turffontein Standside, 04.05.2019, Race 12, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R98.000, 18:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive race to end. MASTER AND MAN is better than his last run and could get back on track over the shorter trip. Stable companion ZEAL AND ZEST won his only try this track and trip and could double up. WAR LEGEND is versatile and should give another game showing. Never-say-die YER-MAAN must be respected especially if the going is soft.


#2 War Legend, #4 Master And Man, #8 Yer-Maan, #1 Zeal And Zest

Best Win: #10 HAWWAAM

Best Value Bet: #2 WAR LEGEND

Best Longshot: #2 WAR LEGEND

Author: Melissa