Kenilworth Preview – 18 December



Kenilworth, 18.12.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 900m, Turf, R75.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: ATKINSON GRIMSHAW is a Judpot colt that makes his debut – respect. ERIK THE  RED and JOSEPH BARRY are 2 Captain Al colts that come from trainers that know what is needed to win these early Juvenile races and it will not be a surprise if either of them win. PRAY FOR RAIN has made the trip down from KwaZulu-Natal and the Soft Falling Rain colt represents a strong yard.



#5 Pray For Rain, #4 Joseph Barry, #7 Stuck On You, #1 Atkinson Grimshaw

Kenilworth, 18.12.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R70.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: OVER THE WAY is holding form well and appears course and distance suited. She can fight out the finish once again. WINTER’S AWAKENING did not show muchon debut but could improve. SPRINGISINTHEAIR is improving. Jockey Aldo Domeyer has a difficult draw to overcome but can contest the finish. OVER COUNT was not disgraced when runner-up at Fairview last time out and can place.


#3 Springisintheair, #1 Over The Way, #8 The Vow, #4 Over Count

Kenilworth, 18.12.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R55.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: A tough Maiden handicap and don’t let anyone fool you that small fields make it any easier to find a winner. SENOR DON was not too far behind in his last 2 starts and has a winning chance. PETER PAUL RUBENS was not too far behind when trying Blinkers last time out and should go close in this race. BROOKLYN’S CHOICE is better than his last run. HOPE AND PRAY has a chance as well


#1 Senor Don, #2 Peter Paul Rubens, #3 Brooklyn’s Choice, #4 Hope And Pray

Kenilworth, 18.12.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R75.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: INDI ANNA probably needed her come back start and will be fitter this time.She can bounce back to winning form. ESTEEMAL is in good heart and can contest the finish. STAR OF SILVER has been disappointing in her last 2 starts, POINT OF  SALE did better last time out and may not have liked the soft track before that. CRUISE ALONG is better than her last run. ROCKET GIRL can win


#1 Indi Anna, #2 Esteemal, #4 Point Of Sale, #5 Cruise Along

Kenilworth, 18.12.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R65.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: A tough and competitive race. FOREST FIELD is holding her form and is clearly not out of it. Richard Fourie has a difficult draw to overcome on SOVEREIGN SECRET but she can win a race like this. VICTORIA TOWER is better than her last run and must be considered. HAMMIE’S FAN is holding form and clearly deserves respect. JOY MAISHA is improving and could finish in the money.


#2 Sovereign Secret, #3 Kathleen, #4 Victoria Tower, #5 Hammie’s Fan

Kenilworth, 18.12.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R75.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: FORTUNE FLIES just needed her last run and should get even closer to the winner. MADONNA has battled in her last 3 starts but is capable of better. CORAL BAY is coming off a nice win and could follow up. Stable companions JACQUELINE and PERFECT AIR needed their last start and will strip fitter this time. Both have a winning chance. WALLIS SIMPSON returned to form last time out.


#1 Fortune Flies, #4 Jacqueline, #5 Perfect Air, #3 Coral Bay

Kenilworth, 18.12.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: EVELINA needed her come back start and may prefer further than the minimum trip. ICON PRINCESS does not always show her best form but does have a winning chance. CROWDED HOUSE needed her last run and should improve. HILDEGARDE continues to hold her form and should be right there at the finish. AMY JOHNSON did well last time out and has a winning chance. BINOCHE can win again.


#6 Amy Johnson, #4 Hildegarde, #9 Binoche, #7 Captain’s Darling

Kenilworth, 18.12.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R65.000, 17:15GMT+2

Race Summary: QUEENS CLUB disappointed last time out but is clearly capable of doing better. CROISETTE won impressively on debut and can follow up. CHILLY WINTER is holding form but does need to do more to win. MY WICKED WAYS is unpredictable but does have a winning chance. MON CHERIE and PIPPIELANGKOUS are both coming off nice runs and could finish in the money. REBELS SPIRIT can place.


#3 Croisette, #1 Queen’s Club, #9 Stella’s Story, #6 My Wicked Ways

Best Win: #3 CROISETTE

Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #2 SOVEREIGN SECRET