Turffontein Preview – 11 May



Turffontein Standside, 11.05.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: WINTER HAZE has most scope for improvement and should go on with it now. DESERT KITTEN was not striding out last time but should give a bold showing. TRUTH OR DARE comes off an enforced rest but look for a big run. KINDAVAR earns her keep but is struggling to crack a win. MISS SAMURAI could get into the mix.



#10 Winter Haze, #2 Desert Kitten, #8 Truth Or Dare, #4 Kindavar

Turffontein Standside, 11.05.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Paul Peter has a strong line with more than half the field and preference goes to BOLD MATADOR who should be ready to score. Stable mates SAINT MICHAEL (has his problems) and BIRTHDAY BOY appear best of the rest who all look capable of improvement. PIDGEON ROCK comes off a lengthy lay-off but if ready could take honours. COUNTRY SQUIRE is better than his last run.


#1 Bold Matador, #10 Pidgeon Rock, #5 Saint Michael, #3 Country Squire

Turffontein Standside, 11.05.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R95.000, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: BARON RODNEY drops in distance but takes on a moderate bunch and could get off the mark. THE RUSSIAN SAILOR is a slow starter but could grab them late. MARSHALL FOCH races as a gelding for the first time after a rest and could flash up fresh. WRITTEN IN SNOW, VARTANIUM and INSIDE POLITICS could get into the mix.


#1 Baron Rodney, #3 The Russian Sailor, #2 Marshall Foch, #4 Written In Stone

Turffontein Standside, 11.05.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R95.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: CAFTAN takes on a weak field and will use pole position to her advantage. GLITTER PATH has been running below best but should do better. KAYLA’S EAGLE and WILKES COUNTY could take home money but biggest threat could come from debutante LIGOGO. Watch the betting.


#2 Caftan, #8 Ligogo, #1 Glitter Path, #3 Kayla’s Eagle

Turffontein Standside, 11.05.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R95.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Another weak line-up. FLAPJACK ran below form last time but after a short rest could get his act together. Stable companions CINNABON and ROYAL PURSUIT are better than recent form and either could find it. CATEGORY FOUR and BAHAMA STAR could get into the frame.


#1 Flapjack, #5 Cinnabon, #4 Royal Pursuit, #2 Category Four

Turffontein Standside, 11.05.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R95.000, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: SLAY THE DRAGON never traveled well after a slow start last time but should make amends. The form has been franked. BYRON BAY is running well and shouldn’t be far off. THREE DOG NIGHT needed his first run as a gelding and will come on heaps. JET POWER, TURF MASTER and BORN RICH are all capable of taking home minor money.


#1 Slay The Dragon, #3 Byron Bay, #4 Three Dog Night, #5 Jet Power

Turffontein Standside, 11.05.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R95.000, 16:35GMT+2

Race Summary: SHEZAHOTTI has had her chances but deserves a victory and it could be her day now. AWAIT THE SUNSET got close to her last time and if confirms the form could make up the lee way. LACONIA could turn it around with MERENGUE with Sam taking the ride. WORDYNESS needed her last run and could improve more.Others looking for lesser cheques.


#1 Shezahotti, #7 Await The Sunset, #5 Laconia, #3 Merengue

Turffontein Standside, 11.05.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R95.000, 17:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Again Paul Peter holds the cards in the final event – ROYAL FUTURE appeared unlucky not to finish ahead of stable companion DESTINYS GAME recently but could do say here. On the same form line BRITANNIA QUEEN must come into the reckoning and is a strong contender. VARQUERA is back down the straight and could get into the picture. Watch newcomers ROSE D’ORE and THEWORLDSEESME.


#6 Royal Future, #2 Destinys Game, #1 Britannia Queen, #13 Rose D’Ore

Best Win: #1 FLAPJACK

Best Value Bet: #6 ROYAL FUTURE

Best Longshot: #6 ROYAL FUTURE