Turffontein Preview – 24 August



Turffontein Standside, 24.08.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. FLOWER OF SCOTLAND improved in her 2nd start when just in front of BRIDESMAID BLUES last time but it can go the other way round now as the latter was on debut. CLOCK STOPPER was narrowly beaten on debut when hampered by a slipped saddle. MUSAYTARA finished 4th in both her starts to date and could improve positions. EXULTANT, SET AND MATCH and CATTITUDE can earn.



#8 Clock Stopper, #6 Bridesmaid Blues, #10 Flower Of Scotland, #13 Musaytara

Turffontein Standside, 24.08.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R88.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: This is not a strong field and MOUNT KEITH, even though not at best recently could resume winning ways. WE ALL CHOMIES and stable mate BOLD MATADOR come off maiden wins and could go on. Other inmate LITHUANIAN’S DREAM beat ROYAL CAVALIER by 6,75 lengths but is unpredictable. SSNOOP won on debut as a gelding and could go on. GEMCUTTER needs to confirm form now in Gauteng.


#2 Mount Keith, #7 We All Chomies, #5 Royal Cavalier, #6 Ssnoop

Turffontein Standside, 24.08.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R95.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult race to assess with many first-timers. Paul Peter has 2 newcomers and also INTOTHEMYSTIC as well as MR MOGAMBO who weren’t disgraced on their debuts – watch the money. Mike De Kock has Vercingetorix newcomer MARSHALL. He has a good line – respect. Other first-timers to respect are KRATO’S POWER and VIPER JET. TOKOLOSH can improve more.


#10 Marshall, #8 Intothemystic, #9 Kratos Power, #11 Mr Mogambo

Turffontein Standside, 24.08.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R95.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Again the first-timers could come out tops – watch especially HAWTHORN. EMPRESS JOSEPHINE, FROSTED STEEL and VARNICA. FIREWORKS got going late on debut and will come on heaps with experience gained.


#9 Hawthorn, #7 Fireworks, #6 Empress Josephine, #8 Frosted Steel

Turffontein Standside, 24.08.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R122.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race with all 9 runners capable of pulling it off. There should be nothing to choose between SAINTS ALIVE and STATE STAR on collateral form but the nod goes to the former at this track. MY DREAM CHASER comes into the reckoning on 3,5kg better than SAINTS ALIVE for 1,75 lengths. ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY and JAMRA are more for the short list.


#1 Saints Alive, #7 State Star, #6 My Dream Chaser, #2 Jamra

Turffontein Standside, 24.08.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R100.000, 15:33GMT+2

Race Summary: EXCALIBUR’S RETURN needed her last run and should get into the action. BIG MYTH has been running well and could go all the way. WORDYNESS has ability She often finds problems but cannot be ignored. SAMMI MOOSA always gives a run for money and should get into the frame again. ANIMAL LOVER could need the run but is looking for quartet money.


#4 Excalibur’s Return, #7 Big Myth, #3 Wordyness, #5 Sammi Moosa

Turffontein Standside, 24.08.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R130.000, 16:07GMT+2

Race Summary: Another good race. SNORTING BULL has matured now and won full of running over this distance last time. He could go in again. FACTOR FIFTY finished 1,75 lengths in front of him recently but is 3,5kg worse off. TOP SHOT has claims on the same form line. PILGRIM’S PROGRESS is unbeaten over this trip and could add another to the sequence. JUST CRUISED IN hails from KZN – respect.


#7 Snorting Bull, #4 Factor Fifty, #5 Pilgrim’s Progress, #1 Just Cruised In

Turffontein Standside, 24.08.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R88.000, 16:42GMT+2

Race Summary: KURT’S APPROVAL takes on a moderate line-up and could add a fifth to his notch. FRENCH LEAVE will be running on late and could snatch it. YER-MAAN has a shout even at the ripe old age of eleven. SO LONG SPRING showed a form return last time and could take it. Stable mate GENTLEMAN ONLY could improve after a rest. TOUGH CHOICE and HANDS OF MAN are looking for minor money.


#3 Kurt’s Approval, #1 French Leave, #7 So Long Spring, #6 Yer-Maan

Turffontein Standside, 24.08.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R100.000, 17:22GMT+2

Race Summary: ARAPAHO was run out of it last time but needed the outing and could make amends. AFRICAN ROCK is in form and could complete a hat-trick. DHABYAAN showed determination in blinkers and should make his presence felt. PRIVATE RULER is a consistent earner and could take home another cheque. TRIPLE Z and NORLAND, if trouble free, could make the frame.


#4 Arapaho, #7 African Rock, #3 Dhabyaan, #9 Private Ruler

Best Win: #4 ARAPAHO

Best Value Bet: #7 SNORTING BULL

Best Longshot: #7 SNORTING BULL

Author: Melissa