Turffontein Preview – 21 December

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: TURFFONTEIN STANDSIDE@2019.12.21

Turffontein Standside, 21.12.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: CAPTAIN HINDSIGHT finished 2nd in his last 2 starts to decent sorts and should be hard to oppose here. TITELIST is running consistently close up and looks the likely danger. Others are looking for minor money.

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Selections:

#1 Captain Hindsight, #2 Titelist, #3 Iron Mike, #7 Live By Night

Turffontein Standside, 21.12.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: URBAN OASIS has been costly to follow. She finished over a length in front of GLOWTORIA last time but the was on debut and could make up the leeway. BLESSED RAIN has ability but comes off a long break. She could win fresh. MAY QUEEN and ALLEZ LES BLEU could get into the mix. Watch newcomers GIMME SHIMMY and ROYAL REWARD.

Selections:

#1 Blessed Rain, #10 Glowtoria, #9 Gimme Shimmy, #6 Urban Oasis

Turffontein Standside, 21.12.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: DIORAMA needed her last run and if this is not too soon after should make abold bid. PUCKER UP has matured now and should be thereabouts. WILD THOUGHTS ran flat in her 2nd run after a long break and could get back on track. FIREWORKS was not striding out last time and deserves another chance. She is coupled with first-timer OCEAN FOREST – watch! AZTEC can improve in blinkers.

Selections:

#13 Diorama, #3 Pucker Up, #1 Wild Thoughts, #15 Ocean Forest

Turffontein Standside, 21.12.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: VICTORIA PAGE finished just behind SNOW PALACE in July and was rested since. The latter has winning partner Warren back aboard but needs to put it in. STAGE DANCE will be having her peak run and could gain the advantage now. Stable companion LADY DEFIANCE won impressively on debut but could just need it. Others will battle to place.

Selections:

#1 Victoria Paige, #4 Stage Dance, #2 Snow Palace, #5 Lady Defiance

Turffontein Standside, 21.12.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R100.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: OWLINTHETREE will have no problem with the extra if covered till late but has to concede 8,5kg to up and coming year younger KEEP SMILING who is ready to strike. SPERO OPTIMA wasn’t disgraced last time and won’t go down without a fight. HELLOFARIDE races before this and if takes his place could make the quartet. Others will battle to place.

Selections:

#7 Keep Smiling, #4 Spero Optima, #1 Owlinthetree, #5 Hellofaride

Turffontein Standside, 21.12.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R95.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Sean Tarry has 3 strong entries, MONTREAL MIST, SPIRITOFTHEGROOVE and TROPIC SUN. The first mentioned beat rival SPIRITOFTHEGROOVE narrowly in a KZN feature but the latter could have her revenge on 3kg better terms. TROPIC SUN is on the up and could show them a clean pair of heels. AFROSTAR and NAWAASI could make the quartet.

Selections:

#6 Spiritofthegroove, #2 Montreal Mist, #7 Tropic Sun, #1 Afrostar

Turffontein Standside, 21.12.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R150.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: The Secretariat Stakes sees Mike De Kock with 4 runners – filly VIRTUOSA is classy. She has matured and on a hat-trick. ALAMEERY won on debut as a gelding and has scope while YOUR PLACE OR MINE may just need it. VASEEM won a maiden recently. AL BORAK is unbeaten as a gelding and looking for a hat-trick. GREEN LASER needed his last and could feature. Maiden VIPER JET can earn.

Selections:

#2 Virtuosa, #4 Al Borak, #3 Green Laser, #6 Alameery

Turffontein Standside, 21.12.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: FROSTED STEEL is threatening for a 2nd victory and could take it. CHOUETTE was a touch disappointing last time but is back over a preferable distance. FLYING HIGH comes off a short rest and could win fresh. KIRKCONNEL LASS can never be ignored. TARTAN DANCER has a chance again if confirms her last run.GOLDEN SPIRAL is running close up. CHAMPAGNE GOLD can improve.

Selections:

#2 Frosted Steel, #4 Chouette, #1 Flying High, #10 Kirkconnel Lass

Turffontein Standside, 21.12.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 17:22GMT+2

Race Summary: Mike De Kock ends off the meeting strongly. GHALYOON has been costly to follow but races as a gelding for the first time and could get his mind on the business at hand. Stable mate AKWAAN should be at peak fitness – watch the money. EPPAGILIA races before this but must be considered if takes his place. CURIOUS is improving with racing but has drawn wide. FAST DRAW can earn.

Selections:

#4 Ghalyoon, #5 Akwaan, #3 Eppagilia, #11 Curious

Best Win: #1 CAPTAIN HINDSIGHT

Best Value Bet: #2 FROSTED STEEL

Best Longshot: #2 FROSTED STEEL