Turffontein Preview – 31 August



Turffontein Inside, 31.08.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R95.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: MUSAYTARA was hampered by a bad saddle slip last time and could make amends here. INITIATOR is improving with racing and could go on with it. MADAME PATRICE ran on nicely on debut and will know more about it now. TWO PATHS is improving and if overcomes a poor draw could get into the mix. AALSMEER found some support on debut – expect a better performance. More with claims



#5 Musaytara, #8 Initiator, #12 Two Paths, #9 Madame Patrice

Turffontein Inside, 31.08.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R95.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: MAJESTIC THUNDER ran on smartly on debut and the mile will be to his liking. He is coupled with newcomer AL RAGNAR – watch! OYSTER KING should be at a peak but has a wide draw. STONE JUDGEMENT finished 3rd in both starts and should see out the mile trip. ATOMIC BLONDE will prefer the little shorter here. WHIPPING BOY improved as a gelding – respect.


#7 Majestic Thunder, #3 Oyster King, #10 Stone Judgement, #1 Atomic Blonde

Turffontein Inside, 31.08.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R95.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: WILD DATE drifted in the betting on debut but ran on to take 4th. She should relish the mile trip. WIJDAAN showed improvement over the extra last time and should be thereabouts. FOREVER INDIGO has been threatening since day one and could get her just reward. VIROCANA is maturing and must be respected. STUNNING could make up the 2 lengths on her. AT YOUR REQUEST can feature.


#10 Wild Date, #1 Wijdaan, #3 Forever Indigo, #9 Virocana

Turffontein Inside, 31.08.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R112.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Very competitive with all 10 runners capable of pulling it off. REACH FOR THE LINE showed a form return when needing his last run. DHABYAAN was runner-up in his last 2 but LONE SURVIVOR comes into the reckoning on collateral form. MARCH TO GLORY runs well here. He is coupled with TWO OF US and SEVENTH OF JUNE who are no slouches. MANITOBA is better than his last run.


#4 Reach For The Line, #7 Dhabyaan, #1 Lone Survivor, #3 March To Glory

Turffontein Inside, 31.08.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R88.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Another wide open event. BOHICA won on the 2nd time of asking and although he takes on a lot stronger could be anything. ROCKY PATH has been running close up and could win it. Top weight HIDDEN AGENDA is looking for an 8th victory – respect. PELICAN BAY gives start but could flash up late. RESPONSIBLE could double up this track and trip. Others with claims.


#3 Bohica, #7 Rocky Path, #1 Hidden Agenda, #9 Pelican Bay

Turffontein Inside, 31.08.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R135.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: SPIRITOFTHEGROOVE is maturing nicely and could show her class here. ROCK A ROLL DANCER has found form and could confirm with WITCH OF THE WEST (4,5kg better off) who could need it. OPERETTA is in form and looking for a hat-trick. Stable mate AFROSTAR should make her presence felt. DOUBLE ‘O’ EIGHT is one of many looking for stake money.


#11 Spiritofthegroove, #2 Rock A Roll Dancer, #7 Operetta, #1 Afrostar

Turffontein Inside, 31.08.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R250.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Good Spring Spree Stakes. PRINCE OF KAHAL is running well and won his only try this track and trip. LA BELLA MIA has similar form here and should make a race of it. WILL PAYS and ZOUAVES may not be at peak fitness but have ability and could feature. BOLD EAGLE comes off a rest and could find true potential. DOOSRA and RUSSIAN PRINCE are capable but have wide draws.


#5 Prince Of Kahal, #8 La Bella Mia, #1 Will Pays, #2 Zouaves

Turffontein Inside, 31.08.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R105.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: ROCKIN RUSSIAN should be in the shake-up if doesn’t give away too much start. Stable companion SECOND REQUEST has class and will prefer a bit further but could take honours being fresh. SCENT OF EVENING is holding form and could get into the picture. WESTWING BELTER makes her track debut and could make the trifecta. GAIAN GLORY, MARGOT’S MAGIC and WAY OF THE WORLD could place.


#1 Second Request, #3 Rockin Russian, #2 Scent Of Evening, #4 Westwing Belter

Turffontein Inside, 31.08.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R95.000, 17:25GMT+2

Race Summary: GHALYOON found support on debut and wasn’t disgraced in 4th. He will come on heaps. Stable mates MASTER OF MASADA (supported on debut) and newcomer ARNICA MONTANA could get into the picture. KARAKORAM has been costly to follow but the blinkers could do the trick. QUEST FOR GOOD attracted money on debut- expect a better showing. STOP FOR NOTHING found obstacles last time.


#9 Ghalyoon, #8 Arnica Montana, #1 Karakoram, #11 Quest For Good


Best Value Bet: #10 WILD DATE

Best Longshot: #10 WILD DATE

Author: Melissa