Turffontein Preview – 7 September



Turffontein Standside, 07.09.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 12:35GMT+2

Race Summary: SINGLE RED ROSE finished just in front of CLOCK STOPPER on debut. The latter franked the form with a close 2nd behind Cattitude with MADAME PATRICE close behind and EXULTANT not far off. Good race. Watch newcomers BOLIVIA and MENTONE.



#9 Single Red Rose, #6 Clock Stopper, #7 Madame Patrice, #1 Exultant

Turffontein Standside, 07.09.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R88.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: GOLD GRIFFIN has come on heaps since narrowly beaten by TOUGH CHOICE (3,5kg better now) in July and could complete a hat-trick. KURT’S APPROVAL is running well and should give another honest performance. PORT KEY won on debut as a gelding and should come on this being only his 3rd start. SLAY THE DRAGON comes off a rest and cannot be ignored.


#1 Kurt’s Approval, #2 Gold Griffin, #4 Slay The Dragon, #3 Port Key

Turffontein Standside, 07.09.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: TOUCH OF FATE has started poorly in all 7 starts to date but recovers quickly. He should make a bold bid. DANCING FLAME has been threatening since day one and won’t go down without a fight. Stable mate GREAT JOE has a place chance. Watch newcomers especially IKIGAI and ORCHID EXPRESS.


#3 Touch Of Fate, #1 Dancing Flame, #10 Ikigai, #11 Orchid Express

Turffontein Standside, 07.09.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: LIVE BY NIGHT finished just ahead of PURE WISDOM last time but with 4kg offhis back the latter could turn it around. ENDANGERED comes off a rest. He is improving and could contest the finish. BRIDGE OF SPIES could make the frame. Watch newcomers especially TIGERMIL.


#2 Pure Wisdom, #4 Live By Night, #1 Endangered, #11 Tigermil

Turffontein Standside, 07.09.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R95.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Small but competitive field. MAROON BELLS and IN FOR A PENNY finished together last time but the former could get the upper hand over the longer distance here. FIERCE FIGHTER showed good improvement last time and could get into the action. POPPYCOCK needed his last run and loved the distance. KUNGHAYFATCHOY and SMART DEAL could get into the mix.


#4 Maroon Bells, #3 In For A Penny, #1 Poppycock, #5 Fierce Fighter

Turffontein Standside, 07.09.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R100.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: JACKO BOY tried this trip last time and won full of running. She should make a bold bid. EXS ‘N OH’S could turn it around with ANGELIC APPEAL who won last time despite a slipped saddle. Stable mate JIVE EXPRESS forms a good back-up. ALWAYS RED (3,5kg better) needs to find 4,5 lengths with JACKO BOY. BEAUTIFUL SHAY needs to keep going over the last 200m.


#2 Jacko Boy, #3 Ex’s ‘N Oh’s, #1 Angelic Appeal, #6 Always Red

Turffontein Standside, 07.09.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R130.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: VISTULA is holding form and wasn’t disgraced in a recent feature. The one to beat. Stable mate AFROSTAR is no slouch and is unbeaten over this distance. SCHIPPERS has ability, loves the track but and tries a little further now. MAWSOOL must be respected. She has ability but will be tested in this class. ROUGE ALLURE, ANNEKA (on April run) and TWELVE OAKS could earn.


#2 Vistula, #7 Mawsool, #1 Schippers, #3 Afrostar

Turffontein Standside, 07.09.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R100.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Lightly raced FIRED UP is not well in here but has scope for improvement. Look for a big run. GREASEPAINT and TOKYO DRIFT renew rivalry and it could get close again. MASTER BOULDER is better than his last run and could resume winning ways. BARON RODNEY and STRIKEITLIKEAMATCH could get into the mix.


#1 Fired Up, #2 Tokyo Drift, #3 Greasepaint, #7 Master Boulder

Turffontein Standside, 07.09.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R122.000, 17:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open and many as possible to be included in bets. BOCKSCAR has the lowest weight and could flash up late. Paul peter’s three AMERICAN HUSTLE, CHE BELLA both claim 4kg as well as SACRED CASTLE must be respected. TOP MAST needed his last run and could feature. STARFLASH, SINGFONICO and PILLAROFTHEEARTH are just a few of many capable of winning.


#15 Bockscar, #1 American Hustle, #8 Topmast, #11 Starflash

Best Win: #2 VISTULA

Best Value Bet: #2 PURE WISDOM

Best Longshot: #2 PURE WISDOM

Author: Melissa