Kenilworth Preview – 9 November



Kenilworth, 09.11.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 12:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive opener. GO MAN GO caught the eye on debut after a slow start and with natural improvement should play a leading role. SPEED OF NIGHT also showed promise on debut and could get involved too if race ready after 6 months out. BOLLINGER and RADIANT LOVE (gelded) have both shown enough to get a look in too. Watch the betting on newcomers MAITLAND MAGIC and ROYAL RETURN.



#7 Go Man Go, #2 Bollinger, #12 Speed Of Night, #11 Royal Return

Kenilworth, 09.11.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R82.500, 13:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. BLACK KNAP confirmed the promise of his debut when annihilating his rivals over this course and distance nine weeks ago. He will be tested stepped up to this class but ought to have strengthened and improved since sowith progress expected could prove up to the task. VIKRAM and SWIFT SURPRISE have solid form at this level of the handicap and will pose a threat.


#4 Black Knap, #1 Vikram, #2 Swift Surprise, #3 Chatuchak

Kenilworth, 09.11.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 13:55GMT+2

Race Summary: DARK MISTRESS finished ahead of FIRST STREET and MISS LA DEE DA over this trip at Durbanville and will need to overcome a wide draw to confirm, while her rivals are likely to get closer having run on from a long way back in that recent meeting. O SOLE MIO has gone close in both local starts and in her peak outing should do so again. MAYFERN and WHITE LACE have earning potential


#1 O Sole Mio, #2 Mayfern, #4 Dark Mistress, #5 First Street

Kenilworth, 09.11.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R75.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race likely to be dominated by the improving 3yo brigade. Well-bred WILD COAST is the going the right way and with further progress could completehis hat-trick. BAG OF TRICKS and HEXATONIC bounced back to winning ways last time and will be involved with a repeat of those efforts. Last-start maiden winners ANDERSON and STANLEY are on the up and can make their presence felt


#3 Wild Coast, #4 Bag Of Tricks, #5 Hexatonic, #6 Anderson

Kenilworth, 09.11.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R135.000, 15:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Many of these will be using this as a stepping stone to bigger targets later this summer. ONE WORLD stands out on these terms and will be a hard horse to pass. CHARLES impressed after gelding last time and should have more to offer so could pose a threat. TAP O’ NOTH retains ability and could play a role too. PLEASEDTOMEETYOU, SACRED ARROW, SEARCH PARTY and MORE MAGIC can earn.


#1 One World, #5 Charles, #3 Tap O’ Noth, #6 Pleasedtomeetyou

Kenilworth, 09.11.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1100m, Turf, R150.000, 15:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. Crawford-trained Aussie imports MUSHI STEREK and BOOMPS A DAISY are above average and have scope, so are possibly better than rated. The same could be said of Gr1 winner MISS FLORIDA who will enjoy reverting to a sprint after losing her unbeaten status over further last time. Stable companions FREEDOM CHARTER, NOUS VOILA, NASTERGAL and LESEDI LA RONA have claims too.


#6 Miss Florida, #11 Boomps A Daisy, #9 Mushi Sterek, #1 Freedom Charter

Kenilworth, 09.11.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R150.000, 16:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Many with chances. DHARMA won the Winter Derby over track and trip in his only attempt at the distance and should be competitive. He does, however, appear held by HERODOTUS who bounced back to form after gelding and should havemore to offer. STRATHDON and GIMME ONE NIGHT are proven at this level of competition and will have a role to play if race fit. HEAVE’S EMBRACE can earn.


#4 Strathdon, #2 Herodotus, #7 Dharma, #6 Gimme One Night

Kenilworth, 09.11.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R75.000, 16:55GMT+2

Race Summary: BALTIMORE JACK fluffed his lines last time but is worth another chance and could make amends if bouncing back to the form and promise of his earlier outings. Stablemates CELTIC VOYAGER and HARDFALLINGRAIN are speedy sorts with scope and could pose a threat over this trip. FIRE WALKER and WADI RUM are dangerous at this level. MR COBBS and IN FULL POWER must raise their games.


#1 Baltimore Jack, #4 Celtic Voyager, #6 Hardfallingrain, #2 Fire Walker

Kenilworth, 09.11.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R65.000, 17:30GMT+2

Race Summary: BINOCHE impressed when quickening well in soft conditions to win on debut. She would have strengthened and improved during a subsequent layoff and if fit on her return could remain unbeaten. However, promising WHAT A LOVER is fast and could expose any chinks in the former’s armour. Consistent VICTORIA TOWER, fitter MON CHERIE and unexposed MY WICKED WAYS could also feature.


#7 What A Lover, #1 Binoche, #2 Victoria Tower, #3 Mon Cherie

Best Win: #4 BLACK KNAP

Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #6 MISS FLORIDA