Turffontein Preview – 20 July



Turffontein Inside, 20.07.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R95.000, 12:00GMT+2

Race Summary: The younger runners could have the upper hand. ETCHED IN BLUE showed good improvement in his 2nd start and will come on more. POP ICON should enjoy this track and could keep going. KELLAN’S COMET races as a gelding for the first time after a rest – respect. LION KING needs to go on with it but it could be his day. INSIDE POLITICS shouldn’t be far off. SILVER SEA can improve.



#6 Etched In Blue, #8 Pop Icon, #2 Kellan’s Comet, #3 Lion King

Turffontein Inside, 20.07.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 12:35GMT+2

Race Summary: INITIATOR flew up late this course and distance to be narrowly beaten and will know more about it now. BEFORE THE DAWN has run close up in all 3 starts but Lyle appears to have opted for debutante KYRU – watch the money. Other first-timers to respect are CAPITIANA and MAKOROKOTO. NYMERIA could place.


#9 Kyru, #8 Initiator, #5 Capitiana, #3 Before The Dawn

Turffontein Inside, 20.07.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R105.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: This is not a strong juvenile plate and recent maiden winners over 1200m MARGOT’S MAGIC and RISK TAKER could go in again over a mile. Maiden MACHALI receives 3kg from them and wasn’t disgraced on debut. She will relish the distance. CARRY ME CARRIE, MISS CAP MALA and SECRET STASH could make up the quartet.


#2 Risk Taker, #6 Machali, #1 Margot’s Magic, #4 Carry Me Carrie

Turffontein Inside, 20.07.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R105.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: STEAK AND ALE beat PERFECTLY PUTT by 2 lengths but the latter was on debut and with 3kg better terms should reverse it. CRAZY CHARLIE comes into the picture on the same form line. ARAPAHO needed his first run as a gelding and will come on. Maiden MOONLIGHTSTRANGER is improving nicely and could get into the mix. JOHNNY HERO has a shout if behaves at the start.


#8 Perfectly Putt, #1 Arapaho, #5 Crazy Charlie, #7 Moonlightstranger

Turffontein Inside, 20.07.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R130.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: JET START races for her new yard. She has ability and if ready should make a bold bid. GIFT FOR THE GAP is back to best and could go in again. AMERICAN INDIAN enjoys this track and is holding form – chance again. COLD CASH has won here and must be respected off a handy weight. GLIDER PILOT and SENOR LIZARD are looking to get into the quartet


#2 Jet Start, #4 Gift For The Gap, #3 American Indian, #6 Cold Cash

Turffontein Inside, 20.07.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R76.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Open. BOATSWAIN needed his last run and could win it from a decent draw. MASTER BUILDER runs on late and could get into the mix once again. VARIMAX was coughing last time and should do better. BAAHIR is never far back and should run another honest race. PRINCE JORDAN is capable but needs to confirm. Stable mate TOMBOLA debuts for her yard – watch! HOT AUGUST could place.


#3 Boatswain, #6 Master Boulder, #4 Varimax, #7 Baahir

Turffontein Inside, 20.07.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R105.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: GIMMETHENIGHT is having his peak run and should run a big race. GIMME HOPE JOHANNA is honest and should give another good showing. LAKE KINNERET is running close up and should be thereabouts again. ROCKY NIGHT hasn’t been far back lately and could take home a cheque. LONE SURVIVOR and lightly raced CULTURE TRIP could get into the picture.


#5 Gimmethenight, #3 Gimme Hope Johanna, #1 Lake Kinneret, #2 Rocky Night

Turffontein Inside, 20.07.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R95.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: DOGLIOTTI races as a gelding for the first time after a rest and could come on heaps. AFRICAN ADVENTURE took off late when not fancied on debut but will know more about it now. THE IRISHMAN and BLANCO are not going to Hollywood and are drawn wide but are having their peak runs. CROSS FROM GOA races before this this – respect over the extra. MIGHTY STORM could earn.


#3 Dogliotti, #6 African Adventure, #2 The Irishman, #1 Blanco

Turffontein Inside, 20.07.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R95.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: This is not a strong Maiden plate and if money comes for newcomers FOREVER FLAME and BELLA ROSA either could win it – watch. PRINCESS PENELOPE is the form runner but needs to overcome a wide draw. THE JOCELYN TREE is doing better and could get into the mix. NOTQUITETHEREYET has drawn wide but with ROSALINA could make the frame.


#1 Princess Penelope, #9 Forever Flame, #2 The Jocelyn Tree, #8 Bella Rosa


Best Value Bet: #3 DOGLIOTTI

Best Longshot: #3 DOGLIOTTI