Turffontein Preview – 17 August



Turffontein Inside, 17.08.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 12:15GMT+2

Race Summary: SECRET PALACE sports blinkers now and if starts on terms could get off the mark being fresh. NORDIC QUEEN has shown good improvement in her last 2 and should contest the finish. SET AND MATCH finished just in front of MIDNIGHT LIGHTS (better drawn) and both could get into the money. Watch the many first-timers.



#1 Secret Palace, #2 Nordic Queen, #6 Midnight Lights, #10 Set And Match

Turffontein Inside, 17.08.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R95.000, 12:50GMT+2

Race Summary: ORCHID STREET is overdue a win. He has been costly to follow but could get it right from pole position. He holds INSIDE POLITICS on their recent meeting but the latter is better than that performance. POTALA comes off a rest. He has ability but has drawn wide out. TEQUILA MAN could place. Watch newcomers especially ARTISAN and TALLINN.


#1 Orchid Street, #7 Artisan, #11 Tallinn, #4 Potala

Turffontein Inside, 17.08.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R95.000, 13:25GMT+2

Race Summary: DICKENS has been threatening and could have his consistency rewarded from a good barrier position. PORT KEY was laid off and gelded after a good debutand if ready will be right there – respect any support. SEGONTIUM was blowing last time but should enjoy the extra and warrants consideration. DUKE OF ABERCORN is sure to improve over the mile. Watch newcomer MATLOOB.


#1 Dickens, #4 Port Key, #6 Segontium, #3 Matloob

Turffontein Inside, 17.08.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R88.000, 14:03GMT+2

Race Summary: 5-year-old PICCADILLY SQUARE is running well and should be thereabouts, however, she takes on year younger SEE ME RUN who has plenty of scope for improvement and will be tested. Slow starter MOVIE AWARD as well as MY ELUSIVE could prove best of a moderate bunch.


#5 See Me Run, #2 Piccadilly Square, #9 Movie Award, #4 My Elusive

Turffontein Inside, 17.08.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R100.000, 14:38GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. LASAIR has matured and needed his last run – look for a good showing. SEVENTH OF JUNE last won when claiming 4kg – he does so again and over the same track and trip. ROYAL HONOUR has found form and won his only try this course and distance. ZABARJAD disappointed in his post-maiden but is better. SKIMINAC never got into it last time but has a chance on penultimate.


#3 Lasair, #1 Seventh Of June, #2 Royal Honour, #4 Zabarjad

Turffontein Inside, 17.08.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R105.000, 15:13GMT+2

Race Summary: GIMMETHENIGHT is running close up and could chalk up a 2nd victory. ROLL OF DRUMS races as a gelding now and if ready will go close. JOHNNY HERO is on the up and could double up at this track. ASTRIX is bred for the extra and needed his last run. PUNTA CANA comes off a lengthy lay off but has ability – watch the money. ETCHED IN BLUE has scope for improvement.


#3 Roll Of Drums, #4 Gimmethenight, #1 Johnny Hero, #7 Astrix

Turffontein Inside, 17.08.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R112.000, 15:48GMT+2

Race Summary: PROMISE has come well and looking for 4 in a trot. She is unbeaten this track and trip and looking to complete a hat-trick here. TEHUANO was a bit disappointing last time and if not troubled by breathing could resume winning ways. BULLSADE comes into the picture with a 4kg claim. ARTEMISIA needs to confirm her last run. Stable mates TWELVE OAKS and SAMMI MOOSA could feature.


#7 Promise, #5 Tehuano, #1 Bullsade, #6 Artemisia

Turffontein Inside, 17.08.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R112.000, 16:23GMT+2

Race Summary: BIEN VENUE debuts for his new yard and could get off to a flying start. Ex stable companion CULTURE TRIP won well last time but runs before this – watch the form. KINGS ARCHER is getting on but is as honest as they come. FULL OF ATTITUDE has a chance if puts his best foot forward. Top weight EMILY JAY is capable but appears a bit moody nowadays. PRIVATE RULER could earn.


#2 Bien Venue, #4 Culture Trip, #5 Kings Archer, #3 Full Of Attitude

Turffontein Inside, 17.08.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R88.000, 16:58GMT+2

Race Summary: A moderate line-up to end. 5-time winner LEVI LADY is finding form and although she stayed on last time has yet to win over 1200m and further. On their meeting in July PASSION PEACH (1kg better) finished alongside her and it could go either way here. With a 4kg claim LADY LUCINDA comes into the picture on good Kimberley form. COSMIC MIST finds problems but can earn.


#3 Passion Peach, #4 Levi Lady, #6 Lady Lucinda, #5 Cosmic Mist

Best Win: #5 SEE ME RUN

Best Value Bet: #3 LASAIR

Best Longshot: #3 LASAIR