Kenilworth Preview – 5 November

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: KENILWORTH@2019.11.05

Kenilworth, 05.11.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R70.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. Both EMPIRE GLORY and CAPKUTA are overdue maiden wins. They are closely matched on recent form and likely to be in the thick of things again. CAPE OF STORMS got the better of AL BRAGGA recently but the latter, whose been backed in both starts, was returning from a break and could turn the tables with that run under the belt. WINTER OASIS (blinkers on) has claims too.

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Selections:

#8 Al Bragga, #3 Cape Of Storms, #5 Capkuta, #1 Empire Glory

Kenilworth, 05.11.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R70.000, 13:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Well-related newcomer CROISETTE caught the eye in a KZN Barrier Trial and has not been since. She would’ve come on with that experience and has been found an ideal opportunity in this line-up to make a winning debut for in-form connections. JOYFUL TRIP is another likely improver so should be competitive. RYANAIR, CYBER BLOSSOM and TO DO RON RON have earning potential.

Selections:

#5 Croisette, #6 Joyful Trip, #2 Ryanair, #3 Cyber Blossom

Kenilworth, 05.11.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R70.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: LOOKS LIKE MAGIC was only collared late over this trip at Durbanville last time and, if building on that outing, could prove too hard to peg back at this track. CARIBBEAN SUNSET has hit the woodwork in both starts this term and won’t be too long in opening her account. She was ahead of SPRINGISINTHEAIR (debut) last time but the latter should improve and could turn the tables.

Selections:

#3 Looks Like Magic, #11 Springisintheair, #2 Caribbean Sunset, #4 Labyrinth

Kenilworth, 05.11.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: WINTER TANGO ran well over the course and distance last time when fitted with blinkers and should play a leading role if building on that effort with headgear retained. Both CYCLONIC BREEZE (on debut) and JACK THE JETSETTER (rest/gelding) caught the eye recently and with improvement should be involved too. ONLY ONE LIKE YOU is also likely to improve having been gelded. Tricky!

Selections:

#9 Cyclonic Breeze, #11 Jack The Jetsetter, #1 Winter Tango, #4 Only One Like You

Kenilworth, 05.11.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R65.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Highly regarded FOLLOW THE STAR shed her maiden tag over this trip before getting going late in a similar contest over further last time. She’ll need an genuine tempo but will be hard to hold out if the race is run to suit. ELUSIVE FORTUNE is proven at this level and likely to give cheek, while improving last-start winner HOW AND WHY could also pose a threat stepped up in trip.

Selections:

#2 Follow The Star, #1 Elusive Fortune, #4 How And Why, #8 Rock Trip

Kenilworth, 05.11.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R75.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Open. Little separated BROTHER LOUIS and MIRACULOUSLY OURS in a similar race recently and both should be competitive on that evidence. LUCKY DANCER, SNOWY MOUNTAIN and WINTER SHADOW have also been holding their own at this level of the handicap and are capable of having a say, but it could pay to follow progressive 3yo’s DOUBLE THE FUN and AZORES who is bred to enjoy the extra.

Selections:

#11 Azores, #10 Double The Fun, #9 Brother Louis, #5 Miraculously Ours

Kenilworth, 05.11.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R75.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. BRANDENBURG and HURRICANE HARRY are likely to go forward which should ensure a genuine pace. FREEDOM OF SPEECH is another who goes well handy and the addition of blinkers could light him up early too. This trio, along with SIX DEGREES, are all likely to be competitive but the race could be run to suit highly regarded KILINDINI who is on his way through the divisions.

Selections:

#1 Kilindini, #7 Hurricane Harry, #3 Brandenburg, #2 Six Degrees

Kenilworth, 05.11.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R90.000, 17:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Intriguing contest. LIBERTY HALL may need further to be seen at his best but will be fresh after a promising 2yo campaign so could acquit himself competitively. However, AGENT OF FORTUNE, PHOTOCOPY and and GREEN JACKET receive weight from that younger rival and are race ready so should have his measure. VIKING MOON and POWER GRID are capable sprinters who can get a look in too.

Selections:

#6 Agent Of Fortune, #5 Photocopy, #2 Liberty Hall, #7 Green Jacket

Best Win: #1 KILINDINI

Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #11 AZORES