Turffontein Preview – 6 July



Turffontein Standside, 06.07.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R95.000, 11:55GMT+2

Race Summary: MAGIC SCHOOL should know more about it now and should make a bold bid. NYMERIA is doing a lot better now and should get into the action. BRITANNIA QUEEN races before this – watch. OVER THE LIMIT drops in distance but could take home a cheque. She is coupled with debutante SEA ISLAND – watch the betting. EVER FAIR could place.



#9 Magic School, #10 Nymeria, #11 Sea Island, #2 Britannia Queen

Turffontein Standside, 06.07.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R95.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Both ORCHID STREET and BOLD MATADOR are due to race before this and their performances will have a lot to do with the outcome here. Watch and update form. WESTERN OASIS hasn’t been far back lately and should get into the money. BOUNCING TIGGER disappointed last time but can do better. DREAM DESTINY races as a gelding now after a long break and could improve heaps.


#1 Orchid Street, #2 Bold Matador, #3 Western Oasis, #9 Bouncing Tigger

Turffontein Standside, 06.07.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R95.000, 13:25GMT+2

Race Summary: ESCAPE TO VICTORY is coming along nicely and could get off the mark. TUSCAN LIGHT disappointed last time but has a good chance on her penultimate run. JAY BOMB finished runner-up in her last 2 and could go one better. TWICE AS SPECIAL raced green around the turn last time but will know more about it now. LAPLAND can only improve on debut. Watch newcomer TOBEFAIR.


#6 Escape To Victory, #2 Tuscan Light, #1 Jay Bomb, #13 Twice As Special

Turffontein Standside, 06.07.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R94.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: ARTEMISIA is having her peak run and could resume winning ways. HAFLA jumps from pole position which will help her chances. Stable mate COLOUR OF LIGHT could be looking for this trip. EIGHTFOLDS LASS did well in her post-maiden and should run another honest race. ILLUMINATE could enjoy her new surroundings. VIRGINIA and ITSMYDARLIN could pull it off.


#3 Artemisia, #7 Hafla, #13 Eightfolds Lass, #8 Colour Of Light

Turffontein Standside, 06.07.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R94.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: EMILY HOBHOUSE is in form and beat WESTERN DANCE by a length this distance last time. She should confirm at the same weights. SEEKING GOLD will be catching late if covered for as long as possible. Stable companion POISON IVY is maturing and could make the frame. GLAMOROUS SCANDAL gives start but if in the right mood could take honours. EMERALD BAY can never be ignored here.


#1 Emily Hobhouse, #2 Western Dance, #5 Seeking Gold, #9 Glamorous Scandal

Turffontein Standside, 06.07.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R82.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: More than half the field meet each other before this and the updated form is essential. MUTRIB and SLAY THE DRAGON are from different form lines which could shed more light. FRENCH LEAVE, THE BOSBOK, HIGHLANDER and FACT warrant consideration.


#7 Mutrib, #4 Slay The Dragon, #13 French Leave, #8 The Bosbok

Turffontein Standside, 06.07.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 2200m, Turf, R4.250.000, 16:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Great race and SA’s Horse Of The Year title may be decided here. Get your bets on and be part of history! HAWWAAM has a sparkling record but is tested against his elders at the highest level. DO IT AGAIN is proven this trip having won in 2018 and can indeed do it again. RAINBOW BRIDGE has pipped him before-watch out. TWIST OF FATE is a serious sort. LEGAL EAGLE has claims.


#4 Hawwaam, #1 Do It Again, #2 Rainbow Bridge, #6 Twist Of Fate

Turffontein Standside, 06.07.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R110.000, 16:55GMT+2

Race Summary: RUNNING BRAVE is well in under these conditions and should be hard to peg back. COMANECI was nosed out by RUNNING BRAVE back in December and on that run with 3kg better terms must be respected. ROCKIN RUSSIAN finds problems but if clear thereof could get into the picture. BLONDE VISION and SHUCKRA could make the frame.


#1 Running Brave, #6 Comaneci, #7 Rockin Russian, #2 Blonde Vision

Turffontein Standside, 06.07.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R76.000, 17:40GMT+2

Race Summary: As previously, more than half the field meet up before this – watch the form. BATTLE CREEK is bang in form and could complete a hat-trick. REBEL RENEGADE should go close if behaves at the start. SEVENTH SON is running close up and shouldn’t be far off again. Now that ALEX THE GREAT got his 2nd win he could go on. ICE EATER could get into the mix.


#1 Battle Creek, #8 Rebel Renegade, #7 Alex The Great, #13 Seventh Son


Best Value Bet: #3 ARTEMISIA

Best Longshot: #3 ARTEMISIA