Durbanville Preview – 12 October


Durbanville, 12.10.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 13:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Few with chances in a competitive opener. LEAD SINGER and AQUA BOLD have shown their best form around this distance. Both are entitled to improvement so should play leading roles. The former’s stable companion BOLLINGER has done little wrong and is capable of getting a look in too. ZENO ran well behinduseful sorts before a rest and gelding so must be respected too.


#2 Lead Singer, #3 Aqua Bolt, #4 Barberton Silver, #10 Zeno

Durbanville, 12.10.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R80.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. CARIBBEAN SUNSET was only collared late over track and trip lasttime when returning from a break, so could go all the way with that run under her belt. QUEEN’S CLUB caught the eye on debut but hasn’t been since. If not in need of the outing, she should improve to make her presence felt. Watch the betting on newcomers LADY LU, PERFECT PATHWAY and SPRINGISINTHEAIR.


#2 Caribbean Sunset, #9 Queen’s Club, #4 Lady Lu, #3 Noble Rhythm

Durbanville, 12.10.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Good maiden. REWRITE THE STARS finished ahead of GOOD TIMES ROLL last time and was unlucky not to have finished closer, so must be respected stepping up to this trip. QUICKSTEP LADY and SILVER TIARA outran big odds on debut andwith natural improvement should be competitive over this distance. DOUBLE REWARD and BLUE GANGSTA have claims too. Watch the betting on WHAT A FLIRT!


#9 Silver Tiara, #7 Quickstep Lady, #10 What A Flirt, #8 Rewrite The Stars

Durbanville, 12.10.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R80.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: A lot at stake. Several of these are expected to go on to bigger and better things but need to shed their maiden tags sooner rather than later if they’re to reach those heights. Well-bred duo KILINDINI and PINKERTON should fight out the finish from inside gates but GOLD MEDAL could get in on the action too, if overcoming his draw. LASATA, BENICARLO and CAPTAIN ZEE have claims.


#9 Kilindini, #2 Pinkerton, #1 Gold Medal, #3 Lasata

Durbanville, 12.10.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R100.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Intriguing contest. CANUKEEPUITSECRET is capable of winning this if at best, but may need the outing after a rest. RUSH HOUR GIRL has had the benefit of a recent run and should be competitive. However, she must concede 6,5kg topromising 3yo fillies BINDI (C+D debut winner) and DRAMA QUEEN (smart 2yo),which could prove a tough ask. LANA BELLE is unexposed and could have a say.


#9 Drama Queen, #1 Rush Hour Girl, #10 Bindi, #8 Lana Belle

Durbanville, 12.10.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R120.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky as most of the principals are using this as a springboard to bigger targets. Classy SERGEANT HARDY may need the run after a rest but is capable of having a say. Little separated BWANA and ELUSIVE TRADER in a similar racerecently and both should be better for that run, but it could be worth following the progress of Langerman winner SNOW REPORT after a rest and gelding.


#8 Snow Report, #5 Elusive Trader, #2 Bwana, #1 Sergeant Hardy

Durbanville, 12.10.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R86.000, 17:20GMT+2

Race Summary: FOLLOW THE STAR confirmed the promise of her 1400m debut when swooping by late to shed her maiden tag over 1600m last time and the manner of that win suggests she will be even better over the extra 200m, which make her the one to beat. Consistent hard-knockers DANCING SALLY, ROSALIE RUNS and bottom-weight ROCK TRIP could pose the biggest threat.


#6 Follow The Star, #3 Rosalie Runs, #1 Dancing Sally, #9 Rock Trip

Durbanville, 12.10.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R83.000, 17:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive event. Course-and-distance winner LUCKY DANCER pleased in a comeback sprint but will have more to offer over this trip so should have a sayin the outcome, despite a big weight. Just 1,25 lengths separated SIR MICHAEL, BAG OF TRICKS and MIRACULOUSLY OURS recently and there should be little between the trio again on these terms. SNOWY MOUNTAIN is another to consider.


#1 Lucky Dancer, #7 Bag Of Tricks, #4 Sir Michael, #6 Miraculously Ours


Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #1 LUCKY DANCER

Author: Melissa