Kenilworth Preview – 3 August


Kenilworth, 03.08.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R80.000, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: A competitive start the new WCP racing season and a race that may produce a formline to follow. LEAD SINGER and DOPPIO ORO both showed enough during their 2yo campaigns to have a say in this contest, while GREY AGAIN should also have a role to play if building on recent improvement. Watch the betting on well-bred newcomers BAG OF TRICKS, HALF AND HALF and ONLY ONE LIKE YOU.


#1 Lead Singer, #8 Only One Like You, #2 Grey Again, #3 Doppio Oro

Kenilworth, 03.08.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 13:35GMT+2

Race Summary: CALYPSO BEAT, LARENTINA and MISSISIPPI BURNING all finished 4th over this course and distance on their respective introductions. They’re all likely to have come since so, with natural improvement, could fight out the finish. SIXTEEN BARS could get a look in if making any progress but a threat could also come from a tuned-up newcomer. Watch the betting!


#8 Missisippi Burning, #1 Calypso Beat, #7 Larentina, #11 Sixteen Bars

Kenilworth, 03.08.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: CELTIC VOYAGER led for much of the way over 1200m last time but had no answer to the finishing burst of highly regarded Yorktown. On that evidence, this drop back in trip should suit so he’s expected to be in the firing line. TAMBORA is likely to improve after a pleasing debut (as a 2yo) against older rivals. Watch the betting on well-bred newcomers TALES OF US and TILLIEANGUS.


#1 Celtic Voyager, #5 Tambora, #4 Tales Of Us, #6 Tillieangus

Kenilworth, 03.08.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R80.000, 14:45GMT+2

Race Summary: WINTER IS OVER caught the eye on debut when running smartly over 1400m to finish ahead of older, more-experienced BROTHER LOUIS. Both will have more to offer stepped up to this distance but the former has more scope and is opento any amount of improvement so rates the one to beat. JJ THE WOLF and FORBACH could improve after their respective breaks to play a role in the finish.


#9 Winter Is Over, #2 Brother Louis, #6 Forbach, #1 Jj The Wolf

Kenilworth, 03.08.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R86.000, 15:15GMT+2

Race Summary: SLEEPING SINGLE won a stronger race on handicap debut and would have strengthened/improved during a subsequent 10-week break, so could well complete the hat-trick over a distance more likely to suit. SECRET DEPTHS was not disgraced in course-and-distance Listed races recently and should be competitive racing off the same mark. STAR OF SILVER and SILVER DAZZLE can get a look in.


#3 Sleeping Single, #2 Secret Depths, #1 Star Of Silver, #4 Midnight Moonlight

Kenilworth, 03.08.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R96.000, 15:52GMT+2

Race Summary: LOVE HAPPENS was rewarded for consistency when getting the better of AMERICAN LANDING (2kg better off) over 1800m last time. There’s little to choose between the pair on these terms and they’re unlikely to be inconvenienced by the extra 200m. The latter is closely matched on the form of an earlier meeting with GYRE and OVIDIO. Both CROME YELLOW and WAITING FOR RAIN have claims.


#2 Love Happens, #3 American Landing, #4 Gyre, #6 Crome Yellow

Kenilworth, 03.08.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R86.000, 16:27GMT+2

Race Summary: ALSFLAMINGBEAUTY and IKEBANA justified betting support when winning last time and will be competitive if reproducing those efforts in spite of their 3-point penalties. VELVET DAWN and IT IS WHAT IT IS are capable of winning a race of this nature but need to bounce back after disappointing last starts. HERO’S DAUGHTER is an unknown quantity and could be anything on her comeback.


#4 Hero’s Daughter, #3 Alsflamingbeauty, #7 Ikebana, #2 Velvet Dawn

Kenilworth, 03.08.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R86.000, 17:12GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race to end. MACHIAVELLI was 2nd over this course and distance in a better race last time and sets the standard racing off the same mark. AFRICAN VICTORY, PHOTOCOPY and DALIBHUNGA are in good form and should have a say on these terms. POWER GRID and BERNIE are capable of staking a claim too if fulfilling this engagement. Debut winner LATE AT NIGHT could be anything!


#1 Machiavelli, #2 African Victory, #9 Dalibhunga, #3 Power Grid


Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #4 HERO’S DAUGHTER

Author: Melissa