Kenilworth Preview – 29 June


Kenilworth, 29.06.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R80.000, 11:55GMT+2

Race Summary: NORFOLK PINE finished ahead of well-backed stable companion KHOPESH over the course and distance recently but the latter showed obvious signs of inexperience, and with improvement expected could turn the tables. PETER PAUL RUBENS improved last time and could feature if confirming. Juveniles BACKGAMMON, CAPTAIN FLINDERS and DAI ICHI are all bred to improve over this distance.


#2 Khopesh, #1 Norfolk Pine, #3 Peter Paul Rubens, #7 Backgammon

Kenilworth, 29.06.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: LOUISA MAY and FOREST FIELD have a score to settle after two meetings. The former is overdue a maiden win and should go close so is preferred, but both will be competitive. However, it could be worth siding with 2yo filly VELD FLOWER who got going late over shorter last time. On that evidence, she will enjoy the step up in trip and with improvement likely should be involved.


#7 Veld Flower, #1 Louisa May, #2 Forest Field, #6 Sigma Alpha

Kenilworth, 29.06.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R86.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: VELVET DAWN finished behind IT IS WHAT IT IS in a similar contest over this  trip last time. The latter has subsequently finished behind inconsistentbut capable ALSFLAMINGBEAUTY. Returning HERO’S DAUGHTER won at the second attempt after a promising debut. She could be anything after a long layoff so must be kept onside. REBELS SPIRIT and 2yo HIDDEN STRINGS can feature too


#2 Hero’s Daughter, #1 Velvet Dawn, #4 Alsflamingbeauty, #3 It Is What It Is

Kenilworth, 29.06.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1500m, Turf, R125.000, 13:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Pick 6 carryover. DRIVING MISS DAISY finished ahead of stable companions DRAMA QUEEN and SANSKRIFT in a 1200m feature last time and, while that pair should have more to offer over this distance, should confirm on identical terms. She has been beaten 2,5 lengths by DRAMA QUEEN over 1400m but is weighted to reverse that form. THIRD RUNWAY and HOWL can improve feature. Pick 6 on?


#2 Driving Miss Daisy, #1 Drama Queen, #4 Sanskrift, #6 Howl

Kenilworth, 29.06.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1500m, Turf, R200.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Exciting renewal. In the absence of highly regarded Captain Of Stealth, trainer Vaughan Marshall relies on debut winner SILVER OPERATOR which is telling. However, after a promising comeback run, it could be worth siding with DOUBLE ALLIANCE who is bred to improve over this trip. FINDING CAMELOT and KING OF GEMS ran well in handicaps and should be competitive. Include DJOCKOVIC.


#2 Double Alliance, #3 Finding Camelot, #6 Silver Operator, #1 Djockovic

Kenilworth, 29.06.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R150.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive Listed race dominated by five Snaith runners. DYNAMIC DIANA has had an ideal prep, is distance suited and is the best-weighted runner on ratings. She has lots in her favour and does appear the stable elect on riding  arrangements. Stable companions PLATINUM CLASS and LIBRA have been in good form so could pose a threat. SHAMROCK WIND will also have a role to play.


#1 Dynamic Diana, #2 Platinum Class, #8 Shamrock Wind, #6 Libra

Kenilworth, 29.06.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 2200m, Turf, R150.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: HELEN’S IDEAL has been beaten once in five starts with blinkers on, that was in the Grade 1 Cape Derby against male rivals. She was a creditable 5th that day which proves that she does maintain her ability over this trip. She made all to win the first two legs of this series and could repeat that feat to claim the bonus. STAR FIGHTER and DUCHESS OF BOURBON are likely dangers.


#1 Helen’s Ideal, #2 Star Fighter, #4 Duchess Of Bourbon, #3 Coral Bay

Kenilworth, 29.06.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R250.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: MAJESTIC MOZART would be a force to be reckoned were he not plagued by breathing issues. He has finished ahead of HERODOTUS in two legs of this series and there’s little reason to suggest that the latter could turn the tables stepping up to this trip with blinkers now fitted. ST VLADIMIR and unexposed NEXUS could make their presence felt. Include RETRO EFFECT in Quartet bets.


#1 Majestic Mozart, #2 Herodotus, #3 St Vladimir, #10 Retro Effect

Kenilworth, 29.06.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Frontrunner FATEFUL has filled an Exacta berth in each of his five starts with blinkers on but has won only once. He has hit the woodwork in three post-maiden starts and looks most likely of these to score with his rider claimer a handy 1,5kg. ROCKIN’ RINGO won a stronger race over course and distance recently and in similar form will pose a threat, despite a resultant penalty.


#1 Fateful, #2 Rockin’ Ringo, #4 Black Belt, #8 Caesura

Best Win: #1 FATEFUL

Best Value Bet: #2 DOUBLE ALLIANCE

Best Longshot: #2 DOUBLE ALLIANCE

Author: Melissa