Turffontein Preview – 16 November



Turffontein Standside, 16.11.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 800m, Turf, R90.000, 12:00GMT+2

Race Summary: First juvenile race in Gauteng. Well bred Var debutante MIRACLE FLIGHT looks the right one here – watch the money. New sire on the block Coup De Grace appears to bring them out early – watch FLAMING WINTER and DANCEINDAMOONLIGHT. WITH OUR BLESSING could prove best of the Ashley Fortune foursome.



#6 Miracle Flight, #5 Flaming Winter, #9 With Our Blessing, #3 Danceindamoonlight

Turffontein Standside, 16.11.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 800m, Turf, R90.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: GARDEN PARTY by Soft Falling Rain could be the way to go. SUPREME ELEVATION could find speed from the dam side. Stable mates BRITISH REBEL and VALYRIAN KING could feature. THE EIGHTH LORD comes from the ‘juvenile’ star stable- respect. STORMY SEAS is bred for speed. Respect money for any.


#5 Garden Party, #8 Supreme Elevation, #2 British Rebel, #7 Stormy Seas

Turffontein Standside, 16.11.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R90.000, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. WILD N GREY and ATIAAF weren’t without support on their debuts. They are drawn on opposite sides- watch the draws and the money. SAMOA ran on smartly last time and holds MADAME PATRICE on a recent meeting. DARK SONG needs to make up 2 lengths on debut to get involved. Watch Orpen debutante KAY TEE PERRY – she is rumoured to be smart. Others looking for minor money.


#20 Wild N Grey, #14 Kay Tee Perry, #1 Samoa, #5 Madame Patrice

Turffontein Standside, 16.11.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R1.000.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: BATTLEOFTRAFALGAR is well above average. He has been off the track for a while but the Monaco Million could make up lost capital. DOUBLETHINK has been knocking and if blinkers have no adverse effect could get into the action. Fillies DUCHESS OF WINDSOR and HOT GOSSIP did well on their debuts and will know more about it. MAY QUEEN and GOLDEN DUKE could make the frame.


#1 Battleoftrafalgar, #2 Doublethink, #14 Duchess Of Windsor, #17 Hot Gossip

Turffontein Standside, 16.11.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R100.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: The International jockeys could get off to a flying start with WHAT A JOKER and JACKMAN. Thy have both drawn well but the former is best suited to this distance. SWEET TRIAL is running well but drawn wide out which could be costly. HARTLEYFOUR is a live runner whose chances will be enhanced in softer conditions. RIGA D’ORA needed his last outing and will come on.


#10 What A Joker, #11 Jackman, #9 Sweet Trial, #5 Hartleyfour

Turffontein Standside, 16.11.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R100.000, 15:10GMT+2

Race Summary: SEVEN SEAS wasn’t disgraced in her post-maiden when finding obstacles and despite a wide draw could get into the action. STARLIGHTTEMPTRESS is going to get into a good position early and could go on. KIRKCONNEL LASS has a wide draw but can never be ignored for money. FORTUNA DORO could turn it around with COMET CRYSTAL (1,5kg better for 1 length) on the draws.


#5 Seven Seas, #6 Starlighttemptress, #9 Kirkconnel Lass, #2 Fortuna Doro

Turffontein Standside, 16.11.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R100.000, 15:50GMT+2

Race Summary: BOCKSCAR appears a difficult ride but blinkers could find him handier than usual. If covered early THE SANDS will be running on smartly. ICE EATER is bang in form. He should be in front going for the line and could complete a hat-trick. BARON RODNEY has matured nicely and could get into the action. MOON WARRIOR, SPORTING MONARCH and BRIGTNUMBERTEN could get into the mix.


#3 Bockscar, #6 The Sands, #5 Ice Eater, #4 Baron Rodney

Turffontein Standside, 16.11.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R100.000, 16:28GMT+2

Race Summary: HELLOFARIDE won well when tried over a mile on his 2nd start and the extra will suit. AT HAND is running well and the little extra should not matter. CHEVRON needed his last run and will come on. He should hold CORRIDO (usually gives start) on that. MASTER AND MAN is holding form and shouldn’t be far off. PALACE GREEN needed his last outing and could get into the mix.


#11 Hellofaride, #7 At Hand, #4 Chevron, #6 Corrido

Turffontein Standside, 16.11.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R100.000, 17:10GMT+2

Race Summary: PORT KEY is only maturing now and tries the marathon distance. He could pass the test. SNORTING BULL is best over this distance and should make his presence felt. EMILY HOBHOUSE is back over her favourite track and trip – respect. BEFORE NOON is holding form and shouldn’t be far off. MAJOR RETURN should be at peak fitness and must be included in all bets. Others with claims.


#5 Port Key, #3 Snorting Bull, #7 Emily Hobhouse, #4 Before Noon


Best Value Bet: #3 BOCKSCAR

Best Longshot: #3 BOCKSCAR

Author: Melissa