Durbanville Preview – 10 August



Durbanville, 10.08.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: WINTER OASIS and GREY FERRARI make most appeal of those experience and should be competitive here. ALL BLACK disappointed after a promising debut but could confirm his ability after a rest. Well-related AL BRAGGA and fellow first-timer CAPTAIN TURK must be monitored in the betting market.



#8 Winter Oasis, #2 Grey Ferrari, #3 Al Bragga, #6 Captain Turk

Durbanville, 10.08.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 13:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Quality maiden. Stable companions LILAC SENSATION and QUEENSBARNS went close on debut and with expected improvement should fight this out. Both NOBLE RHYTHM and RYANAIR also ran with promise on debut and are likely to have come on since, so should be competitive. LABYRINTH can get a look in with further progress, while ON CAPTAIN’S SIDE will have more to offer going this trip.


#6 Lilac Sensation, #9 Queensbarns, #7 Noble Rhythm, #12 Ryanair

Durbanville, 10.08.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Well-bred fillies DUCHESS OF STATE and FYNBOS caught the eye when close up on debut. Both would have come on for that experience and with natural improvement should run well again. LINDA LOVES LACE, ORFERD’S FLASH and likely improver DOUBLE SHUFFLE could all get into the picture too.


#7 Duchess Of State, #10 Fynbos, #1 Linda Loves Lace, #6 Double Shuffle

Durbanville, 10.08.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R80.000, 15:05GMT+2

Race Summary: CANE LIME ‘N SODA is a standout form choice and should not be too long in shedding his maiden tag if continuing on his upward trajectory. However, it could pay to follow the progress of well-related CAPTAIN FLINDERS was 3rd behind exciting Bayberry over this trip when fitted with blinkers last time. Stable companions DOUBLE CROWN and DOUBLE THE FUN should improve after gelding.


#1 Captain Flinders, #5 Cane Lime ‘N Soda, #6 Generous Jack, #2 Double Crown

Durbanville, 10.08.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R80.000, 15:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Several with chances. DANGER ZONE and OVER THE WAY showed enough prior to their respective layoffs to be competitive here if in similar form, but both have wide draws to overcome. DUNTOCHE wouldn’t be winning out of turn after a number of near misses recently but a chance is taken on improving WHISKY TANGO who was 4th over track and trip as a 2yo against older rivals. Tricky!


#9 Whisky Tango, #3 Crimea, #4 Duntoche, #2 Over The Way

Durbanville, 10.08.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R86.000, 16:15GMT+2

Race Summary: SECRET DEPTHS bumped a smart sort last week but finished clear of the 3rd horse and her quick reappearance here suggests she has taken that run well enough to acquit herself competitively despite top-weight. DANCING SALLY, ELUSIVE FORTUNE and MAGIC MARY are closely matched on the form of a recent meeting and there should be little between the trio on these terms.


#1 Secret Depths, #7 Magic Mary, #3 Dancing Sally, #6 Elusive Fortune

Durbanville, 10.08.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 16:47GMT+2

Race Summary: FOREST FIELD finished behind PRETTY YOUNG THING before winning last time out but is unlikely to turn the tables, despite the improving latter’s draw and weight. ELUSIVE TOUCH and REBELS SPIRIT have been competitive at this level recently and are unlikely to be far off the mark again. CAPTAIN’S DARLING and CASINO QUEEN are on the up and likely to be in the thick of things too.


#9 Casino Queen, #6 Captain’s Darling, #4 Elusive Touch, #1 Pretty Young Thing

Durbanville, 10.08.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R72.000, 17:25GMT+2

Race Summary: DJOCKOVIC, MARCO POLO and GROUND CONTROL all face tough tasks on handicap debut under big weights. However, they displayed above-average ability as 2yo’s and should have bright futures. The latter finished close to an exciting and unbeaten sort in a feature before being gelded and so is likely to have more to offer. ICON KING, MISTER VARGUS and SCRIBNER also have claims.


#2 Ground Control, #3 Marco Polo, #7 Mister Vargus, #1 Djockovic


Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #9 WHISKY TANGO