Durbanville Preview – 14 September



Durbanville, 14.09.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: CAPTAIN TURK caught the eye on debut when staying on strongly over a shorter trip. He would have come on since and should offer more over this trip. Regally bred stable companions WILD COAST and TALES OF US will also have more to give after a pleasing introductions. STORMIN NORMAN is also likely to improve after gelding. Watch the betting on the newcomers, especially PARKTOWN.



#2 Captain Turk, #9 Wild Coast, #5 Parktown, #1 Stormin Norman

Durbanville, 14.09.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 14:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Stable companions CAMP DAVID and TILLIEANGUS showed promise on debut and with natural improvement should run well again. The latter has two lengths to find on the former but is bred to enjoy the extra and appears the stable elect on riding arrangements. GOLD MEDAL should have more to offer after gelding. Watch the betting on newcomers AUGUST LEAVES, FADE TO BLACK and REGIMENTAL


#9 Tillieangus, #3 Camp David, #1 Gold Medal, #7 Regimental

Durbanville, 14.09.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 14:45GMT+2

Race Summary: OVER THE WAY has had better chances and a wide draw does her no favours, sopreference is for VELD FLOWER who makes most appeal of the remainder with experience. She also has an awkward starting gate to overcome but has scope for improvement and will benefit from her rider’s claim. TRANSCEND and GLOAMING are likely improvers too. Watch the betting on the newcomers!


#3 Veld Flower, #1 Over The Way, #10 Transcend, #7 Joyful Winter

Durbanville, 14.09.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R80.000, 15:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Improving DOUBLE THE FUN would have needed his last run after a rest during  which he was gelded. He stayed on well over shorter and should have evenmore to offer over the extra. DAI ICHI has shown enough to make his presence felt and is also likely to improve after break and gelding. YOSMA has earning potential but a bigger threat could come from FORBACH. Watch FLOWERSCAPE!


#5 Double The Fun, #4 Dai Ichi, #7 Forbach, #1 Yosma

Durbanville, 14.09.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R86.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. VFORVICTORY found only one better when adopting frontrunning tactics last time and from a plum draw could be allowed to dictate. Both MELIORA and SNOWY MOUNTAIN are closely matched on that form, though, and there shouldbe little between the trio on these terms. SAINT WEST and MAGIC MARY must also be considered on previous meetings with those rivals. Others have claims!


#9 Vforvictory, #5 Snowy Mountain, #3 Retro Effect, #10 Meliora

Durbanville, 14.09.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R120.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Veterans STAR CHESTNUT and CATKIN are capable but may be in need of the run after respective layoffs, though the former does run well fresh. Consistent  READY STEADY GO is proven at this level and should be competitive. ZEB is closely matched with that rival but stable companion AGENT OF FORTUNE makes more appeal after an eye-catching last start (first after gelding). Tricky


#5 Agent Of Fortune, #3 Ready Steady Go, #4 Zeb, #6 Waiting For Rain

Durbanville, 14.09.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R100.000, 17:05GMT+2

Race Summary: MUSHI STEREK impressed on her return and has the speed to cope with this drop in trip. Both CELESTIAL STORM and HILDEGARDE are unbeaten over this course and distance so must be respected, but the latter may be in need of the run after a rest. NASTERGAL won a feature last time and LESEDI LA RONA should get closer on these terms. VELVET DAWN and RUSH HOUR GIRL are capable too.


#6 Mushi Sterek, #2 Celestial Storm, #3 Nastergal, #4 Lesedi La Rona

Durbanville, 14.09.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R86.000, 17:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. IKEBANA attempts to complete a hat-trick but faces a tougher task under top weight. CHILLY WINTER beat REBELS SPIRIT last time but the latter is weighted to turn the tables. PHILOMENA and GIMME KATRINA should also get closer on these terms. VICTORIA TOWER has beaten some of these rivals and is weighted to confirm. MISSISIPPI BURNING is progressive and may follow up.


#5 Missisippi Burning, #6 Rebels Spirit, #8 Victoria Tower, #3 Chilly Winter

Best Win: #3 VELD FLOWER

Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #9 VFORVICTORY