Turffontein Preview – 10 August

RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: TURFFONTEIN STANDSIDE@2019.08.10

Turffontein Standside, 10.08.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R95.000, 12:20GMT+2

Race Summary: STONE JUDGEMENT found no support on debut but ran on smartly to take 2nd. He will come on with the experience. RAINBOW HAZE found some support when not disgraced in both her starts and should be thereabouts. HOUSE MASTER and KWIKSTIX are looking to improve. Watch newcomers FIREWORKS and MAJESTIC THUNDER.

Selections:

#5 Stone Judgement, #8 Rainbow Haze, #7 Fireworks, #2 Kwikstix

Turffontein Standside, 10.08.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R130.000, 12:55GMT+2

Race Summary: DALAI’S PROMISE ran a bit below par on the Poly last time but is back on turf and could resume winning ways. However, PRINCE OF KAHAL is no walk-over and despite giving her 5,5kg could take honours. With a 4kg claim TALKTOTHESTARS could grab them late. DONNY G has ability and if in the mood could feature.

Selections:

#1 Prince Of Kahal, #2 Dalai’s Promise, #4 Talktothestars, #3 Donny G

Turffontein Standside, 10.08.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R95.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: GOLD GRIFFIN has been threatening in blinkers and could get it right this time. MAROON BELLS needed his last run when cut into and should be in the shake-up here. FINAL OCCASION has been costly to follow but should get into the trifecta. IN FOR A PENNY is improving – check his updated form. VERDI has had his chances but could make the quartet.

Selections:

#3 Gold Griffin, #1 Maroon Bells, #2 Final Occasion, #4 In For A Penny

Turffontein Standside, 10.08.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R95.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: THERECANBEONLYONE will enjoy the extra and could open her account on the 4th time of asking. PERFECT LIGHT did well on debut and will know more about it now. Stable mate WILKES COUNTY is improving now and could get into the mix. ARABIAN SUNRISE should be held by PERFECT LIGHT but could earn. Watch the last run of FLORIBUNDA – she will relish the extra. CHICA D’ ORO can improve.

Selections:

#10 Therecanbeonlyone, #9 Perfect Light, #1 Wilkes County, #11 Floribunda

Turffontein Standside, 10.08.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R60.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Gary Alexander has a strong hand here – except for his penultimate run THE BOSBOK has been consistent and could could win his 2nd race; KAMAKURA is returning to best and should be considered; THE BEE EFF GEE is not out of it either. 11-year-old YER-MAAN is looking for his 13th victory and cannot be ignored. REVELATION cannot be ruled out while THE BEE’S KNEES can do better.

Selections:

#1 The Bosbok, #2 Kamakura, #4 Yer-Maan, #5 Revelation

Turffontein Standside, 10.08.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R130.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: SOLDIER ON ran below best last time and could get his act together. FLYING WINGER needed his last run and could go in. On his run last year August PUGET SOUND has the form and runs fresh. WONDERWALL comes off a short rest and must be considered. ALL AT ONCE is bred for this and further but needs to get her act together. ROCK OF AFRICA and GIMMETHENIGHT warrant inclusion.

Selections:

#3 Soldier On, #4 Flying Winger, #1 Puget Sound, #6 All At Once

Turffontein Standside, 10.08.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R88.000, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: AFRICAN ADVENTURE is only maturing now and even though he narrowly beat a maiden field last time will come on heaps. AFRICAN ROCK deserved his maiden win last time and could go in again. EUROSTORM was coughing last time and has claims in this field. ARCHILLES is the only 2-time winner here but has breathing problems. CHIPOFFTHEOLDBLOK and GRINDELWALD could do it.

Selections:

#1 African Adventure, #2 African Rock, #5 Eurostorm, #3 Archilles

Turffontein Standside, 10.08.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R75.000, 16:35GMT+2

Race Summary: HIGHTAIL enjoyed the extra after a rest and the mile should be to her liking. WISHONAIRE improved in blinkers and is maturing nicely.  COTOPAXI claims 4kg and could get into the action. She holds FULL FORCE who now sports blinkers. Now that she has made her 50, ONE DOLLAR MORE could do it. LUSCIOUS LOCKS will relish the extra – respect.

Selections:

#1 Hightail, #6 Wishonaire, #3 Cotopaxi, #5 One Dollar Massage

Turffontein Standside, 10.08.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R100.000, 17:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Open. EXCALIBUR’S RETURN comes off a lengthy break. She has the form but could just need it. Lightly raced LOUVAIN looks to have plenty of scope for improvement. PICCADILLY SQUARE is running well and should be thereabouts. EMPRESS ROCK was coughing last time and should do a lot better. TOMBOLA races before this – watch. MOVIE AWARD has a shout if doesn’t give too much start.

Selections:

#5 Louvain, #8 Piccadilly Square, #2 Excalibur’s Return, #10 Empress Rock

Best Win: #3 GOLD GRIFFIN

Best Value Bet: #10 THERECANBEONLYONE

Best Longshot: #10 THERECANBEONLYONE