Durbanville Preview – 9 October

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: DURBANVILLE@2019.10.09

Durbanville, 09.10.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 13:35GMT+2

Race Summary: DUCHESS OF STATE has hit the woodwork in both starts but on firmer ground and with natural improvement should be scoring soon. Both FLOATLIKABUTTERFLY and ON THE SCENT will be wiser to the task after fair introductions and are likely to have more to offer over this trip, so could pose a threat. OVER THE WAY and DARK MISTRESS can get a look in. Respect newcomer DUCHESS OF MALFI.

Selections:

#9 Duchess Of State, #8 Duchess Of Malfi, #2 Over The Way, #14 On The Scent

Durbanville, 09.10.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R80.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: The bird had flown when TRACK ATTACK got going over 1400m in his last start but that experience and step up to this trip should bring about improvement. CAPTAIN FLINDERS (blinkers off) wasn’t disgraced behind a subsequent winner last time and on that form must be respected. CAPTAIN TURK could also show more over this distance. FLOWERSCAPE, FORBACH and ANDERSON have claims too.

Selections:

#8 Track Attack, #6 Captain Turk, #1 Captain Flinders, #5 Anderson

Durbanville, 09.10.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R80.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: KHOPESH was well beaten by a smart sort last time when returning from a break but will strip fitter and should be competitive. Improving stable companions OVER THE ODDS and DOUBLE CROWN are bred to enjoy the extra and with further progress expected should play leading roles. BACKGAMMON would have needed his last run and is also bred to improve over this distance so is respected

Selections:

#5 Double Crown, #4 Over The Odds, #1 Khopesh, #3 Backgammon

Durbanville, 09.10.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R80.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. MANINGI INDABA ran well with cheekpieces on last time and should have a say if building on that effort. She finished behind PAY PAY prior to that but has scope to improve and turn the tables. WHITE LACE and NAN have theform to be competitive and may be even better over the extra. FAVOUR ME wasbehind the latter on debut and will improve with the benefit of that outing.

Selections:

#7 Nan, #13 Futuristic Dame, #8 Pay Pay, #5 White Lace

Durbanville, 09.10.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R83.000, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Well-related HURRICANE HARRY is on the up but faces a tough assignment froma wide draw against some hard-knockers. BRANDENBURG and BLACK BELT were close up in a stronger race over C+D recently and on that form should be in the mix here. NORFOLK PINE and SIX DEGREES have scope so could get a look in, while HORATIUS and PSYCHEDELIC had excuses last time and are capable of better.

Selections:

#4 Brandenburg, #8 Black Belt, #3 Six Degrees, #12 Hurricane Harry

Durbanville, 09.10.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R86.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Several bright prospects here. BINDI could be anything after an impressive debut win her wide draw is a concern. RILLE acquitted herself well when returning from a break and with improved fitness should have more to offer. LARENTINA won full of running over track and trip recently and is another likelyto improve. Stable companions PHIL’S DANCER and FERRARI RED have claims too.

Selections:

#7 Larentina, #5 Phil’s Dancer, #2 Rille, #3 Bindi

Durbanville, 09.10.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R96.000, 17:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. ROLL IN THE HAY fared better than stable companions MISS HONEY and VANDAH’S SPIRIT in a pair of 2yo features during the KZN winter, but they arent expected to be fully tuned returning to competitive action. HILDEGARDE lost her unbeaten course-and-distance record in a stronger contest lasttime but should bounce back to winning ways. CHILLY WINTER could pose a threa

Selections:

#5 Hildegarde, #8 Chilly Winter, #11 Victoria Tower, #6 Captain’s Darling

Durbanville, 09.10.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R86.000, 17:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. REGIMENTAL landed a betting coup when winning on debut but faces a sterner test of his mettle here from a wide draw. RIO QUERARI and stablemate MARCO POLO have the form and fitness to play leading roles. Both BALTIMORE JACK and JEAN’S MAN are open to any amount of improvement and could make sufficient progress to pose a threat. DJOCKOVIC and PARTERRE have claims too.

Selections:

#10 Rio Querari, #13 Regimental, #6 Baltimore Jack, #9 Marco Polo

Best Win: #5 HILDEGARDE

Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #4 BRANDENBURG