Turffontein Preview – 5 October



Turffontein Inside, 05.10.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R95.000, 12:20GMT+2

Race Summary: WALLAA got going late when a close 3rd on debut and will relish the extra. GUNNER RUNNER has run close up in all 4 starts and could get his just reward. He is coupled with SAVIOUR who can only improve – watch! ROCK MANOR hasn’t been far off to date and should again run well. Stable mate UNTAMED TIGER has drawn better. GOD OF THUNDER and stable mate newcomer TRAPICHE can earn.



#14 Wallaa, #3 Gunner Runner, #4 Rock Manor, #2 God Of Thunder

Turffontein Inside, 05.10.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R95.000, 12:55GMT+2

Race Summary: PETERSHAM was backed at long odds when not disgraced over this trip last time. He was a length ahead of KELLAN’S COMET who has drawn better. SPERO OPTIMA wasn’t far back on debut but will come on heaps over this longer distance. MASTER DANIEL is improving and could get into the mix. THUNDER JET did well on debut but with ADOLFO (needed it) have poor draws. LEFT HOOK can earn.


#9 Petersham, #3 Kellan’s Comet, #13 Spero Optima, #11 Master Daniel

Turffontein Inside, 05.10.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R112.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: FLICHITY BY FARR (new yard) and stable mate PRETTY BORDER come off good efforts in KZN feature races recently but have big weights and could be prepping for bigger things. EMILY HOBHOUSE needed her last outing and the extra 1,5kg off her back could give her the advantage. JACKO BOY meets stronger now but is racing fit and gets chunks of weight – respect. All others can earn.


#5 Emily Hobhouse, #8 Jacko Boy, #2 Pretty Border, #3 Bondiblu

Turffontein Inside, 05.10.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R88.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: PERFECT LIGHT has won once and been close up in the other 3 starts to date.She races before this – watch and update the form. Stable mate SAMMI MOOSA was not striding out last time but is honest and could get into the money. ITSMYDARLIN is back on track and expect another good effort. GREEN DRAGON showed vast improvement last time but needs to confirm.


#6 Perfect Light, #5 Itsmydarlin, #3 Green Dragon, #1 Sammi Moosa

Turffontein Inside, 05.10.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R100.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: TOKYO DRIFT finished just in front of PIDGEON ROCK who performed well in his post-maiden with BRIGTNUMBERTEN further behind. He then finished 7 lengths behind BARON RODNEY (4,5kg worse off) and appears held. LAZARUS TREE sports blinkers which will sharpen him up over the shorter trip. WE ALL CHOMIES hasn’t been far back in both post maiden runs.


#3 Lazarus Tree, #2 Baron Rodney, #5 Pidgeon Rock, #4 Brigtnumberten

Turffontein Inside, 05.10.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R350.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Many are prepping. Bang in form VISTULA takes on year younger GIN FIZZ  who receives 7,5kg. The latter needed her run badly and if this is not too soon after could come out tops. SIDONIE paralysed her field on debut but tackles the best around. She warrants respect. Stable companion SPIRITOFTHEGROOVE is on the up and could get into the mix. GREEN TOP needed her last run.


#13 Gin Fizz, #8 Vistula, #12 Spiritofthegroove, #14 Sidonie

Turffontein Inside, 05.10.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R350.000, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: BUFFALO BILL CODY is better than his last run and is the one to watch. He returns from a rest and has a wide draw to overcome. ZOUAVES is unbeaten this course and distance and could make it number 4 here. PRINCE OF KAHAL is fit and in form. He should keep ANGEL’S POWER at bay. INFAMOUS FOX and EHSAAN could feature. CHIMICHURI RUN and PUTONTHEREDLIGHT could need it.


#4 Buffalo Bill Cody, #3 Zouaves, #6 Prince Of Kahal, #5 Infamous Fox

Turffontein Inside, 05.10.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R100.000, 16:35GMT+2

Race Summary: WAY OF THE WORLD sports blinkers now over a preferred trip and could go all the way. SALLY CALLED finished in front of OCEANIA last time and should confirm. The latter beat KIRKCONNEL LASS before that but it could go either way here. JUST KIDDING ran behind JETORIO recently but is a lot better than that. She also holds BID BEFORE SUNSET on their penultimate run.


#7 Way Of The World, #5 Just Kidding, #2 Sally Called, #6 Kirkconnel Lass

Turffontein Inside, 05.10.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R88.000, 17:10GMT+2

Race Summary: BLACK FERRARI will be having her peak run and should see out the extra. Stable companion ANNATJIE needed her last outing and will make a race of it. GOLDEN SPIRAL has ability and could go in again. DIVA FAUSTINA finished ahead of SENECA FALLS and UFO last time and should confirm. DESERT KITTEN just won her maiden but has a hefty weight – the 4kg claim could help.


#5 Black Ferrari, #4 Annatjie, #2 Golden Spiral, #9 Diva Faustina


Best Value Bet: #3 LAZARUS TREE

Best Longshot: #3 LAZARUS TREE

Author: Melissa