Durbanville Preview – 3 July



Durbanville, 03.07.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 12:10GMT+2

Race Summary: ALL ABOUT SOPHIA, FLOREANA and NO MONEY HONEY have experience but must improve on what they have shown to be competitive. As a result, it could be worth following well-related newcomers ELUSIVE JAID and LADY WYLIE although both FLEECED and LARENTINA could be good enough to get a look in on debut too.



#2 Elusive Jaid, #3 Fleeced, #5 Lady Wylie, #6 Larentina

Durbanville, 03.07.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: CAPKUTA sets the standard on exposed form. He went closest to winning over this course and distance and should play a prominent role in the outcome returning to this track and trip. GREY FERRARI should pose a threat reverting to this distance. Newcomers YANKEE FORCE and WEST OF MEMPHIS reportedly show pace at home, so must be respected.


#2 Capkuta, #4 Grey Ferrari, #7 Yankee Force, #3 Go Jewel

Durbanville, 03.07.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: SPY was rested after two disappointing efforts but is capable of better if fit on his return. GOLDEN TIPPY improved last time and should be competitiveif building on that run. WADI RUN weakened over further in his last start but is capable of bouncing back to form over this trip. WINTER OASIS caught the eye on debut and with natural improvement should have a say. Watch TAMBORA


#7 Winter Oasis, #5 Tambora, #2 Wadi Rum, #1 Golden Tippy

Durbanville, 03.07.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: HONEY PIE is bred to enjoy the extra and, with natural improvement expected after two sprints, should be competitive over this distance. SWEET KARMA and LADY OF THE LAKE are closely matched on a recent meeting over this trip. Both are likely to have a say in the outcome. BAD HABIT is better than disappointing last start suggests and could bounce back to play a role too.


#6 Honey Pie, #7 Lady Of The Lake, #8 Sweet Karma, #2 Bad Habit

Durbanville, 03.07.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R86.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: BERNIE ran on well after a slow start over shorter last time to finish ahead of GIMMETHERAIN and is weighted to confirm the form of that run on these terms. The former is also closely matched with RED RASCAL on an earlier meeting and there should be little between the pair again. PHOTOCOPY goes well handy and could be hard to peg back. 2yo KAMADEVA has claims too. Good race!


#1 Bernie, #2 Gimmetherain, #3 Photocopy, #4 Red Rascal

Durbanville, 03.07.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R86.000, 15:10GMT+2

Race Summary: DREAM BABY DREAM has finished behind STAR OF SILVER twice but is now weighted to turn the tables and should do so dropping in class with a recent run under her belt. The latter, who has won twice from the front, could have competition for the lead from capable frontrunner ROCKET GIRL and speedy ALMOST CAPTURED. Both KAWAKAMI and last-start winner HAMMIE’S FAN can earn a cheque.


#1 Dream Baby Dream, #3 Star Of Silver, #5 Rocket Girl, #2 Kawakami

Durbanville, 03.07.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R80.000, 15:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. CRIMEA and MANINGI INDABA were fancied last time when finishing behind FEE FI FOE FUM and 2yo PAY PAY. The selection cast a shoe in running and will be better suited by this trip so deserves another chance. DAY TRIP has taken a while to come to hand but has scope to improve over this trip so could be competitive. MAGIC MOUNTAIN has earning potential too.


#2 Crimea, #1 Fee Fi Foe Fum, #4 Day Trip, #7 Pay Pay

Durbanville, 03.07.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R80.000, 16:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Brett Crawford has a strong hand in this concluding event but EARL OF WARWICK may need another outing to bring him on, while BESTDAY OF MYLIFE must confirm recent improvement over this trip. Stable companion HIGH KEY will be competitive but may need further to be seen at his best, so a chance can be taken on SILVER LEAGUE. Consistent BRANDENBURG should make his presence felt.


#3 Silver League, #4 High Key, #5 Brandenburg, #7 Jay Rock


Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #7 WINTER OASIS