Turffontein Preview – 23 November


Turffontein Inside, 23.11.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R90.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Mike de Kock could start the day off well – AKWAAN needed his last run and should make a bold bid while TILMEETH wasn’t disgraced on debut and the blinkers are off. The former appears stable elect. AFRICAN DARTER got tired after a rest and will be a lot fitter. CURIOUS can improve on debut but has a wide draw to overcome. Look for improvement from DUKE Of ABERCORN – gelding.


#3 Akwaan, #12 Tilmeeth, #9 African Darter, #10 Curious

Turffontein Inside, 23.11.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: This is not a strong field and many can improve. LUCKY SHAMROCK found no support on debut and was a distant 2nd on debut. She will come on heaps from a decent draw. GUADELOUPE on the other hand has a wide draw to overcome which could prove costly. STRAIT WORDS will enjoy the extra – respect money. MIDNIGHT TOP will try lead from the jump. WILEY KIM and TZARITZA can earn.


#14 Lucky Shamrock, #5 Guadeloupe, #9 Strait Words, #1 Midnight Top

Turffontein Inside, 23.11.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: RIVER JORDAN needed his first run as a gelding and should contest the finish. CORVETTE CAPTAIN did well on debut and will relish the extra. FLYCATCHER is on the up and shouldn’t be far back. Stable mate EARTH SHAKER could go all the way. TAHITIAN LEGACY is improving with racing and the extra will suit. LINTY’S LEGACY wasn’t disgraced on debut as a gelding and can only improve.


#7 Corvette Captain, #1 River Jordan, #3 Flycatcher, #11 Tahitian Orana

Turffontein Inside, 23.11.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R105.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive race on recent form. SAINTS ALIVE should be right there if relaxed in front. Watch stable companions AURELIA COTTA who has come well and could double up here as well as ROCKIN RUSSIAN who cannot be ignored. EIGHTFOLDS LASS is honest and the one that they’ll all have to respect. Stable mates MY DREAM CHASER and ABELIE could feature at best. FLORIDA KEYS is capable.


#6 Saints Alive, #8 Eightfolds Lass, #3 Aurelia Cotta, #7 Rockin Russian

Turffontein Inside, 23.11.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R75.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: YOUCANTHURRYLOVE failed narrowly to complete a hat trick recently but could resume winning ways here. HAWTHORN impressed when opening his account on the 2nd time of asking and the little extra now will suit. TOP RANK wasn’t disgraced on his come-back run and must be considered. JACKMAN disappointed on debut in his new yard and should do better. DUOLOGY can do better.


#1 Youcanthurrylove, #13 Hawthorn, #7 Top Rank, #11 Jackman

Turffontein Inside, 23.11.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R110.000, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: APACHE TOO needed his last run and could chalk up a 4th victory. SKIMINAC is in form and the combo could complete a hat-trick. OWLINTHETREE has ability but needs to be in the right mood. Stable mates JAMRA and WONDEROUS CLIMBER have money claims. FULL OF ATTITUDE showed improvement last time and could get into the frame.


#4 Apache Too, #6 Skiminac, #2 Owlinthetree, #5 Jamra

Turffontein Inside, 23.11.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 16:35GMT+2

Race Summary: KING OF THE DELTA is holding form and should give another honest performance in this field. TOKOLOSH is speedy and could grab a winning lead. BOATSWAIN could easily win this if ready after a break. Any of the remaining runners could pop up including, BRIDGE OF SPIES, CERTIFIABLE and ROYAL CAVALIER.


#3 King Of The Delta, #4 Tokolosh, #7 Boatswain, #6 Bridge Of Spies

Turffontein Inside, 23.11.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R80.000, 17:10GMT+2

Race Summary: CHOUETTE never runs a dull race and could double up this track and trip. Stable companion INITIATOR won her only try this course and distance and could do it again. IN FULL BLOOM won all 3 over the minimum trip. THE GREAT QUEEN needs to make 4,5 lengths on her for 2,5kg. THE FIFTH WAVE hasn’t been far back and could get into the mix again. JUST DANCE could just need it.


#1 Chouette, #8 In Full Bloom, #4 Initiator, #3 The Fifth Wave

Turffontein Standside, 23.11.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R200.000, 17:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Sean Tarry has a strong hand in the Citizen Fillies Mile – GIN FIZZ tries the mile now and should have no problem with it while SPIRITOFTHEGROOVE finished like a train last time and the extra will suit. Other inmate SIDONIE can do better. TALLINN never recovered from obstacles last time – watch for a better run. KAYLA’S CHAMP did well after a rest. SUMMER PUDDING is unbeaten.


#2 Gin Fizz, #5 Spiritofthegroove, #9 Tallinn, #3 Kayla’s Champ

Best Win: #3 AKWAAN

Best Value Bet: #6 SAINTS ALIVE

Best Longshot: #6 SAINTS ALIVE

Author: Melissa