Turffontein Preview, September 21



Turffontein Inside, 21.09.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R95.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult to assess. BOLD RANSOM has done well in both starts and top work rider Joe Gwingwizha rides, however, stable companion newcomer GOLDEN DUKE is reported very useful – watch the betting. ORCHID STREET has been battling to crack it and finished just in front of INSIDE POLITICS recently. Watch WALLAA who debuts before this.



#8 Golden Duke, #7 Bold Ransom, #1 Orchid Street, #2 Inside Politics

Turffontein Inside, 21.09.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R112.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Paul Peter is firing and has honest runner PILGRIM’S PROGRESS in a 6-horse field, however, she has a hefty 63kg to shoulder. JACKO BOY is running well and with 7kg less on his back could capitalise. He races before this – watch the form. ILLUMINATE has a chance to turn it around with PILGRIM’S PROGRESS while SPRING POETRY and CIRCLE OF LATITUDE are not out of it.


#5 Jacko Boy, #1 Pilgrim’s Progress, #3 Illuminate, #2 Spring Poetry

Turffontein Inside, 21.09.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R95.000, 13:45GMT+2

Race Summary: A big field where the barrier positions are important. LITTLE RAIN ran on smartly on debut and will love the extra. FLOWER SEASON is bred for further and could feature after a decent debut. GINSENG wasn’t disgraced on debut and will improve heaps. BELLE VIEW and QUEEN OF SOUL are improving but have drawn wide out. BRIDESMAID BLUES ran below her debut last time. Watch SIDONIE.


#12 Little Rain, #10 Flower Season, #2 Belle View, #11 Ginseng

Turffontein Inside, 21.09.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R105.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Classy GREEN TOP comes off a long lay-off and should need the run. However,she could score even though not fully wound up. KEEP SMILING should be ready for a big run but although stable mates CORDILLERA and AURELIA COTTA could be short a run they are decent back-ups. Highly thought of QUEEN SUPREME disappointed last time but could show true ability. WAY OF THE WORLD can earn.


#3 Green Top, #6 Keep Smiling, #4 Queen Supreme, #1 Cordillera

Turffontein Inside, 21.09.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R126.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Stable companions MY DREAM CHASER and ABELIE renew rivalry but with 3kg less to shoulder the latter could again come out tops. JAMRA needed her last outing and comes into the picture on that form line. Stable mate SAINTS ALIVE needed her last run – respect. VIRGINIA is a strong front runner and those tactics could see her complete a hat-trick. CAPTAIN’S PRINCESS can earn.


#7 Abelie, #1 My Dream Chaser, #5 Virginia, #2 Jamra

Turffontein Inside, 21.09.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R130.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Most runners are prepping for bigger things. SHENANIGANS will be racing fit and could take advantage of the situation. PUGET SOUND should be having his peak run as a gelding and must be respected. SECRET POTION drops in distance as do ALI BON DUBAI, SEVILLE ORANGE and SUNSHINE SILK but all have ability and could win underdone. Others are not well in here.


#2 Shenanigans, #1 Puget Sound, #5 Secret Potion, #4 Seville Orange

Turffontein Inside, 21.09.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R100.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: THREE STARS has been disappointing but is back in the right race. If she overcomes a wide draw could resume winning ways. BEFORE THE DAWN has won both starts sporting blinkers and looking for a hat-trick here. CATTITUDE appeared underdone when winning on debut and will come on. It could go either way between SOLAR FLARE and SEEMYVISION on collateral form.


#2 Three Stars, #7 Cattitude, #4 Before The Dawn, #3 Solar Flare

Turffontein Inside, 21.09.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R88.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: BLACK FERRARI won on the 2nd time of asking and looks to have plenty more to offer. She has drawn a lot better than debutante winner MOUNT LAUREL who will be doing the catching. Look for a good effort from SENECA FALLS who is running over the right distance now sporting blinkers. MARGOT’S MAGIC won her only try this track and trip. PASSION PEACH and LADY LUCINDA could earn.


#2 Black Ferrari, #7 Mount Laurel, #6 Seneca Falls, #4 Margot’s Magic

Turffontein Inside, 21.09.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R100.000, 17:20GMT+2

Race Summary: SUCCESSION benefited from a rest and showed true potential when winning his maiden easily. He could follow up. Stable companion URBAN ROCK races as a gelding now after a rest and could come on heaps. THE SANDS improved in blinkers and looks to have more to come. He could confirm with CAPTAIN’S ALPHA despite 2,5kg worse terms. BRIGTNUMBERTEN could get into the mix.


#5 Succession, #1 The Sands, #6 Urban Rock, #8 Captain’s Alpha

Best Win: #5 JACKO BOY

Best Value Bet: #12 LITTLE RAIN

Best Longshot: #12 LITTLE RAIN

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