Durbanville Preview – 5 October


Durbanville, 05.10.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: QUINTAY looked a winner in waiting after consecutive seconds early in his career before disappointing over further. He was not disgraced in a hot maiden when reverting to a sprint last time and could make amends here if building on that. COUNT JACK and FREEDOM OF SPEECH ran with promise on debut over track and trip and, together with CAMP DAVID, should improve to pose a threat.


#3 Quintay, #6 Camp David, #7 Count Jack, #8 Freedom Of Speech

Durbanville, 05.10.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 13:53GMT+2

Race Summary: SOVEREIGN SPIRIT was 2nd to a speedy newcomer over the track and trip last time and with natural improvement could go one better. ALL ABOUT SOPHIA was further back after overcoming a wide draw and will make her presence felt from an inside gate. LOOKS LIKE MAGIC and returning AYE AYE should have more to offer and could earn too. Watch betting on well-bred newcomer PEACE FLOWER.


#10 Sovereign Secret, #8 Peace Flower, #7 Looks Like Magic, #3 All About Sophia

Durbanville, 05.10.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R80.000, 14:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Open. VELD FLOWER may have needed her last outing so should strip fitter asa result and could make amends. FOXY LADY and ROCAMADOUR improved stepped up to this trip last time and should have more to offer but are drawn wide. CROSS COURT has been getting closer with each start and should do so again over the extra. FYNBOS and EVENING SONG are also capable of getting a look in.


#3 Veld Flower, #4 Cross Court, #5 Evening Song, #1 Foxy Lady

Durbanville, 05.10.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R86.000, 15:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Well-bred FLAME TREE was impressive when winning on debut and is open to any amount of improvement. Subsequent winners from that form only strengthen her case to remain undefeated. Fellow debut scorer TEMPLETON is another likely to improve after a promising debut success, so must be respected. KELPIE and FLATWARE are on the up too and can stake a claim. ELUSIVE FORTUNE can earn


#1 Flame Tree, #8 Templeton, #10 Kelpie, #11 Flatware

Durbanville, 05.10.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R96.000, 15:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Progressive CAT DADDY arrives in good form from KZN and will be competitiveif not in need of the run after gelding. SWIFT SURPRISE caught the eye overshorter on his comeback last time and will also have more to offer. VIKRAM bounced back to winning ways last time and along with GREEN ARCHER could play a role. CANE LIME ‘N SODA is on the up and could be hard to beat under 53kg


#10 Cane Lime ‘N Soda, #2 Swift Surprise, #3 Vikram, #8 Green Archer

Durbanville, 05.10.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R200.000, 16:20GMT+2

Race Summary: FRONT AND CENTRE drew a blank during Champions Season but was plagued by wide draws so lost nothing in defeat. She’s an entirely different proposition in the W.Cape and on best form will take a power of beating on these terms. FREEDOM CHARTER is weighted to stake a claim but a bigger threat is likely to come from frontrunner HELEN’S IDEAL, SHAMROCK WINS and STAR FIGHTER.


#1 Front And Centre, #6 Helen’s Ideal, #8 Shamrock Wind, #7 Star Fighter

Durbanville, 05.10.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R200.000, 16:55GMT+2

Race Summary: UNDERCOVER AGENT and ONE WORLD set a high standard and should dominate, despite a possible lack of race fitness after respective layoffs. Both are likely to race on the pace and are distance suited. AFRICAN WARRIOR enjoyed a fruitful 2yo campaign and is bred to be better over this trip. PLEASEDTOMEETYOU and SACRED ARROW are closely matched and capable of getting a look in too.


#2 One World, #1 Undercover Agent, #11 African Warrior, #9 Pleasedtomeetyou

Durbanville, 05.10.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 17:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. PEACEFUL DAY was well backed and not disgraced in a hot maiden last time. He’ll improve with race experience and will have more to offer over this trip. CAPTAIN ELLIODOR caught the eye on his local debut after gelding and is another likely improver. FUNDRAISER and TURN IT HARVEY must confirmrecent improvement to have a say. Include THE SECOND WAVE who has claims too


#12 Peaceful Day, #6 Captain Elliodor, #14 The Second Wave, #2 Turn It Up Harvey


Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #3 QUINTAY

Author: Melissa