Turffontein Preview – 5 December


Turffontein Standside, 05.12.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 800m, Turf, R90.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Paul Peter is looking to dethrone Corne Spies as top juvenile trainer. He has WAR ROOM and PORTICO while his rival runs WESTERN LION. Of those that have raced filly SULTAN’S DAUGHTER gets the nod on times but stable-mates AGNESCA and SWEET CANDY WOMAN could be doing better – watch the money. Respect debutantes ACTION PACKED and ENTENTE among others.


#11 Western Lion, #10 War Room, #14 Sultan’s Daughter, #1 Action Packed

Turffontein Standside, 05.12.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 800m, Turf, R90.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Only BELIEVE IN DREAMS has raced and she wasn’t disgraced. Watch the form of the previous race for further guidance. Watch newcomers especially RABBEDOE, TOP DRAWER, WINTERS POWER and EMERALD FLOE.


#1 Believe In Dreams, #9 Top Drawer, #11 Winters Power, #8 Rabbedoe

Turffontein Standside, 05.12.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: TILMEETH showed marked improvement as a gelding after a rest and looks to likely to come on heaps, however, he did finish behind PINCH POT before but the latter ran flat subsequently. TOBEFAIR is threatening and will be right there at the finish. BANHA BRIDGE is improving with racing and should make the quartet. Others are looking for minor money.


#3 Tilmeeth, #11 Tobefair, #4 Pinch Pot, #9 Banha Bridge

Turffontein Standside, 05.12.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 14:40GMT+2

Race Summary: NIMITZ looks difficult to oppose here after a good debut as a gelding last time. LYNTYS LEGACY should be at peak fitness and could challenge. FOLLOW MY PATH has a definite money chance if gets away on terms. IDEAL DAY never recovered after a problematic start last time and should do better. GENERAL JACKSON could just need it. HAMLIN is looking to improve.


#2 Nimitz, #4 Lyntys Legacy, #3 Follow My Path, #1 Ideal Day

Turffontein Standside, 05.12.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R130.000, 15:10GMT+2

Race Summary: HAWWAAM looks to be going for an exercise gallop here and if behaves should win with hands and heels. TIERRA DEL FUEGO is no slouch and looking for 4 in a trot. He should be clear second best. HERO’S HONOUR should need it but could make the trifecta. LAKE KINNERET, GIFT FOR THE GAP and SHUKAMISA are looking for minor positions.


#1 Hawwaam, #3 Tierra Del Fuego, #2 Hero’s Honour, #4 Lake Kinneret

Turffontein Standside, 05.12.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 15:42GMT+2

Race Summary: MOVIE MAGIC doesn’t tackle a strong field here and should be right there. MAMBO SYMPHONY comes off a long lay-off but is reported well and warrants consideration. 8-year-old STREET FLYER needed his last run badly and could come on a lot. PRIX ECLIPS, WILD CURVE, LASAIR and PRIVATE RULER could make the frame.


#1 Movie Magic, #2 Mambo Symphony, #4 Street Flyer, #10 Prix Eclips

Turffontein Standside, 05.12.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R110.000, 16:17GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. STATE TROOPER returned to best after a coughing spell previously and could feature. HOW DOES IT TASTE looks above average and if ready after almost a year could take honours. OLD MAN TYME will be better suited to the lesser distance with blinkers on. PURPLE DIAMOND could run on late to earn. DOUBLE O’ EIGHT could turn it around with AMERICAN HUSTLE at the weights.


#5 State Trooper, #8 How Does It Taste, #4 Old Man Tyme, #3 Double ‘O’ Eight

Turffontein Standside, 05.12.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R90.000, 16:52GMT+2

Race Summary: SPANISH BOY found problems in his post debut run but is capable and a better performance is expected. Stable mate BARON RODNEY runs well here and could return to best. BRIDGE OF SPIES was touched off last time and could make amends. WE ALL CHOMIES races as a gelding now and any improvement could see him win. Many others are looking to pop up.


#10 Spanish Boy, #11 Bridge Of Spies, #15 We All Chomies, #1 Baron Rodney

Best Win: #2 NIMITZ

Best Value Bet: #5 STATE TROOPER

Best Longshot: #5 STATE TROOPER

Author: Melissa