Turffontein Preview – 19 October



Turffontein Inside, 19.10.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R95.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: BASSAM attracted money on debut but was outpaced. Respect here from a decent draw and a better distance. Stable mate MAJESTIC THUNDER disappointed in his 2nd start but has drawn poorly. BLUE SPARK was not striding out last time but should do a lot better after a rest. PURE STATE wasn’t disgraced on debut and will relish the extra. SPOOKY and CHRISTOPHER ROBIN can improve more.



#4 Bassam, #2 Blue Spark, #13 Pure State, #12 Majestic Thunder

Turffontein Inside, 19.10.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R112.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: RISK TAKER comes off a rest and has matured now. She could complete a hat-trick. Stable companion MAWSOOL turned it up last time but has ability and must be respected. MOUNT LAUREL has won both her starts and could keep unbeaten status over a preferable distance. FLYING HIGH is holding form but appears held by RISK TAKER on their previous meeting. WILD DATE can improve more.


#3 Risk Taker, #5 Mount Laurel, #1 Mawsool, #2 Flying High

Turffontein Inside, 19.10.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R116.000, 13:45GMT+2

Race Summary: TALLINN has won both her starts and is on the up. A hat-trick is on the cards. STORMY WINTER was strongly fancied when showing all heart on debut and will know more about it now. BALLON D’OR is in the same boat but has a wide draw to overcome. ILLUSION started poorly on both starts and has a chance if behaves. CAPETOWN AFFAIR, STEAK AND ALE and ETCHED IN BLUE could place.


#6 Tallinn, #10 Ballon D’Or, #4 Stormy Winter, #2 Illusion

Turffontein Inside, 19.10.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R100.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: BOLD ELLIE opened her account in open company and despite a wide draw could go in again. VISCOUNTESS VIVIEN is holding form and could turn it around with COMET CRYSTAL. Similarly KIRKCONNEL LASS could reverse places with NOW YOU SEE ME on 1kg better terms. ENCELADUS recorded 3 easy wins in Kimberley and looks to be in top form. RACHEL and VI VA PI PA are more to consider.


#11 Bold Ellie, #2 Viscountess Vivien, #8 Kirkconnel Lass, #12 Enceladus

Turffontein Inside, 19.10.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R130.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Open. RUSSIAN BEAT finished ahead of GREEN HAZE recently and performed well subsequently. Both will be cherry-ripe and it could get close. OWLINTHETREE comes into the reckoning on collateral form after needing the run. SILVER SPECTRUM won well after a rest and appears stable elect. POPSICLE TOES is running close up and could win it. The remaining 3 runners could pop up.


#4 Russian Beat, #2 Green Haze, #3 Owlinthetree, #6 Popsicle Toes

Turffontein Inside, 19.10.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R130.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Most runners are looking to reach peak fitness after this. LA BELLA MIA is running well and could capitalize on fitness here. She should go close with a 4kg claim. ATTENBOROUGH has a hefty 63kg to shoulder but has class and could pull it off. WINTER STORM took a walk in the betting last time when needing it. He will come on. STATE TROOPER is another fit contender – respect.


#2 La Bella Mia, #1 Attenborough, #5 Winter Storm, #4 Warrior’s Rest

Turffontein Inside, 19.10.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R122.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: THREE STARS, DOUBLE ‘O’ EIGHT and OURO met up recently. THREE STARS sported blinkers and finished ahead of them. She could confirm, however, OURO who needed it could turn it around with DOUBLE ‘O’ EIGHT. TWELVE OAKS could get into the action with 4kg off her back. BLONDE VISION could improve with blinkers now on. SOUL OF WIT could flash up late.


#9 Three Stars, #2 Ouro, #1 Double ‘O’ Eight, #4 Twelve Oaks

Turffontein Inside, 19.10.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R100.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: IMPRESSIVE DUCHESS just needed her last run and could make amends, however, she meets CLOCK STOPPER on 5,5kg better terms for 1,5 lengths, 4kg claim included. MARGOT’S MAGIC loves this track but has drawn wide. Maiden VIRTUOSAis back on turf and looks sure to give them a go. CLAREMORRIS has been knocking and should be right there. WAY OF THE WORLD (claims 4kg) can do better.


#2 Impressive Duchess, #7 Clock Stopper, #4 Margot’s Magic, #3 Virtuosa

Turffontein Inside, 19.10.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R100.000, 17:20GMT+2

Race Summary: TRUE CHARM needed her last outing and could get away from a good draw. REBEL RENEGADE (comes off a rest), BRIGTNUMBERTEN and BATTLE CREEK are never farback and any one of them could succeed. Stable companions ROOI TOM (rested)and TOKOLOSH (blinkers improved) come off maiden wins but both have scope for improvement. PILLAROFTHEEARTH needs to behave at the start.


#4 True Charm, #11 Rebel Renegade, #7 Brigtnumberten, #3 Battle Creek

Best Win: #2 LA BELLA MIA

Best Value Bet: #4 TRUE CHARM

Best Longshot: #4 TRUE CHARM

Author: Melissa