Turffontein Preview – 14 December

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: TURFFONTEIN STANDSIDE@2019.12.14

Turffontein Standside, 14.12.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 12:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Both first-timers, CORNISH POMODORO and THE IT FACTOR are ridden by top workriders and the amount of support could prove a good guide. CRAZY CHARLIE has been running close up and should be thereabouts. FRIENDS FOREVER showed good improvement in his 2nd start and could feature. MELLOW MUSIC could get back on track after a rest HOUSE MASTER needed his first run as a gelding.

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Selections:

#10 Friends Forever, #9 Cornish Pomodoro, #2 Crazy Charlie, #13 The It Factor

Turffontein Standside, 14.12.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. TOBEFAIR races before this and if takes her place could feature. LUCKY SHAMROCK is improving with racing and shouldn’t be far off. MACULATE was friendless in the betting on debut but was running on nicely. The extra will suit. MILFORD SOUND should do better on her 2nd attempt over a mile. TUSCAN LIGHT needed her last run and with FLAGSHIP FUND could make the money.

Selections:

#5 Tobefair, #10 Lucky Shamrock, #11 Maculate, #12 Milford Sound

Turffontein Standside, 14.12.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R100.000, 13:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Another good contest. Lightly raced SARAGON carries a hefty 62kg but should be having her peak run and could come out tops. EMILY JAY (1kg worse) beat ILLUMINATE and EVENING BELL in a photo recently with PRETTY BALLERINA over 2 lengths further behind. It could get close all round. SAINTS ALIVE has a shout if relaxes early. SAMMI MOOSA can never be ignored for money.

Selections:

#1 Saragon, #5 Evening Bell, #6 Illuminate, #2 Saints Alive

Turffontein Standside, 14.12.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R90.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: AT HAND and YOUCANTHURRYLOVE renew rivalry. The former is a fighter and even though finished over 2 lengths behind his rival in an earlier meeting is 2kg better off. The latter disappointed last time and is worse drawn. ICE LORD improved and has yet to taste defeat as a gelding. He could complete a hat-trick. OVER-SHARING, KURT’S APPROVAL and DICKENS make up the short list.

Selections:

#2 At Hand, #7 Youcanthurrylove, #8 Ice Lord, #5 Over Sharing

Turffontein Standside, 14.12.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R130.000, 14:45GMT+2

Race Summary: RETURN FLIGHT won her only try this course and distance and needed her last run. She should resume winning ways. If she fluffs her lines then many will be out to capitalise. PRETTY BORDER gets 12kg from her which could be telling. Also taking advantage of a 4kg claim is JET START who could make a race of it. MASTER MAGIC, PERFECT TIGRESS and APACHE TOO could challenge.

Selections:

#2 Return Flight, #13 Pretty Border, #8 Jet Start, #4 Master Magic

Turffontein Standside, 14.12.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 2850m, Turf, R85.000, 15:20GMT+2

Race Summary: They all try the 2850m trip for the first time. FLAME FELLA moved a touch too early last time and could get it right. POPPYCOCK and OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE loved the marathon distance and have scope for improvement. THE BOSBOK could keep on going. SHABBA BANKS is coming right and should see out the extra. ROCKSTAR CHILD could relish the trip. FRENCH LEAVE and EARTH SKY can earn.

Selections:

#4 Flame Fella, #7 Poppycock, #5 The Bosbok, #8 Out Of Your League

Turffontein Standside, 14.12.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R135.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: BASADI FAITH lost her unbeaten record after bleeding. She comes off a long break and if trouble free could resume winning ways. FLY AWAY has come well and looking for a hat-trick. BIG BAY completed a hat-trick after a rest and looking for 4 straight now. RIO’S WINTER and DONDERWEER could make the quartet.

Selections:

#1 Basadi Faith, #7 Fly Away, #2 Big Bay, #11 Rio’s Winter

Turffontein Standside, 14.12.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R100.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: ALRAMZ needed his last run and wasn’t disgraced after a bumping episode. Heshould be involved in the finish. MYTHICAL BOLT never recovered after a badstart last time. Expect a better showing. INFORMATIVE has been running close up and shouldn’t be far off again. SUMMER AFTERNOON needed her last run and could take home a cheque. WRITTEN IN STONE is looking for minor money.

Selections:

#2 Alramz, #1 Mythical Bolt, #3 Informative, #5 Summer Afternoon

Turffontein Standside, 14.12.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R105.000, 17:15GMT+2

Race Summary: CHIJMES is no slouch and should be at peak fitness now. She should run a big race. IN THE DANCE is back to best and rates a live danger. She appears held on their recent meeting. ASHBAAL if coming right fast and could get into the picture. APPROACH CONTROL, AFROSTAR and STONE JUDGEMENT are looking for minor money.

Selections:

#1 Chijmes, #2 In The Dance, #6 Ashbaal, #3 Approach Control

Turffontein Standside, 14.12.2019, Race 10, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R75.000, 17:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open final event. PASSION PEACH tries a marathon distance now and is bred to see it out she could go in again. LAAT LAMMETJIE has an obvious chance but needs to confirm her last effort. Stable mates RATION MY PASSION and SEEKING GOLD shouldn’t be far off on current form. GLAMOROUS SCANDAL and CRYSTAL STREAM could renew rivalry. Others could pull it off.

Selections:

#11 Passion Peach, #5 Glamorous Scandal, #14 Ration My Passion, #2 Seeking Gold

Best Win: #2 RETURN FLIGHT

Best Value Bet: #11 PASSION PEACH

Best Longshot: #11 PASSION PEACH