Turffontein Preview – 28 December



Turffontein Standside, 28.12.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R90.000, 12:05GMT+2

Race Summary: WYLIE WENCH attracted late money on debut but showed inexperience and was narrowly beaten. She should be right there. MIDNIGHT TOP is fancied to win before this – update the form. COUNTESSOFCOULTER ran well on debut and will know more about it now. SINGLE RED ROSE is better than her last 2. DIFFERENTIATE and SET AND MATCH could make the frame.



#16 Wylie Wench, #3 Midnight Top, #11 Countessofcoulter, #1 Single Red Rose

Turffontein Standside, 28.12.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R90.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: DIFFERENT LIGHT races before this and if takes her place should be thereabouts. LEADING FAST has attracted money in both starts and could produce best form here. RAZNA, BRIDESMAID BLUES and MAMAQUERA could get into the frame. Watch newcomers SULTANAH and FIRE FLOWER.


#8 Different Light, #13 Leading Fast, #15 Sultanah, #9 Fire Flower

Turffontein Standside, 28.12.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult to assess. OPENING GAMBIT races before this – watch the form. LATEST CRAZE, LYNTYS LEGACY and WAR JEWEL meet before this – watch and update the form. GOLDEN TUNE has a shout if overcomes a wide draw. AFRAAD needed his first run as a gelding and must be considered. PETERSHAM races as a gelding now after a rest and could win fresh. GENERAL JACKSON may just need it.


#5 Opening Gambit, #3 Lyntys Legacy, #6 War Jewel, #2 Latest Craze

Turffontein Standside, 28.12.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R100.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Filly SIDONIE has a handy weight and should make a bold bid if settles early. GREEN TOP is the other female in the race and gives her 4kg. She shouldn’t be far off though. DATE PALM looks to have scope for improvement and could edge out stable mate BATTLE OF ALESIA. CHRISTOPHER ROBIN has come well and could go in again. INDY GO and GRINDELWALD could pop up.


#7 Sidonie, #2 Green Top, #4 Date Palm, #3 Battle Of Alesia

Turffontein Standside, 28.12.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R110.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: CAPTAIN FLYNT is bang in form and a hat-trick is on the cards. He meets SEA AIR on 1,5kg worse terms for 1,5 lengths so it could get close. HIDDEN AGENDA comes into the picture with a 4kg claim and with stable mate LONE SURVIVOR can never be ignored for money. SILVER SPECTRUM has won fresh before.


#7 Captain Flynt, #6 Sea Air, #8 Hidden Agenda, #2 Lone Survivor

Turffontein Standside, 28.12.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: PEARL OF SIBERIA, SULLENBERGER and BOATSWAIN finished alongside last time but the last mentioned could get the upper hand this time. ILLUSION turned it up last time but is a lot better and could get back on track. REBEL RENEGADE has a shout if jumps on terms. ICE EATER, BRIDGE OF SPIES and VARIMAX are more of many capable of pulling it off.


#12 Boatswain, #2 Illusion, #8 Sullenberger, #7 Pearl Of Siberia

Turffontein Standside, 28.12.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R200.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: PRINCE OF KAHAL, WILLIAM THE SILENT and GIMME A WAVE were not striding out in the merchants and if problem free could feature. Top weight VAN HALEN needed the run last time and will be given every chance. MR FLOOD has class but could need the outing after a lengthy lay-off. RIVARINE, OPERETTA, DONDERWEER and NICKY NOO could upset calculations.


#1 Van Halen, #2 Prince Of Kahal, #3 William The Silent, #7 Gimme A Wave

Turffontein Standside, 28.12.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: This is not a strong field and recent maiden winner MOHICAN could make most improvement and follow up. CONTRAIL won his maiden at long odds but the blinkers did the trick. TRUE WORDS has the best form to date and could chalkup a 6th win. MOVIE MAGIC shouldn’t be far behind. MARCH TO GLORY, RIGA D’ORA and WRITTEN IN STONE are looking to make the quartet


#2 Mohican, #5 True Words, #3 Movie Magic, #10 Contrail

Turffontein Standside, 28.12.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R120.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: SEATTLE FORCE and GREENWOOD DRIVE are strong front runners and could get away from the rest. LORD SILVERIO never got into it last time while stable companion SHENANIGANS needs to get his act together. MASTER MAGIC ran below form last time but should do better. FLICHITY BY FARR needs to get back on track. Stable mates UNAGI and TOP SHOT could get involved.


#4 Seattle Force, #7 Greenwood Drive, #3 Master Magic, #2 Shenanigans

Turffontein Standside, 28.12.2019, Race 10, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R90.000, 17:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult to assess. Some fancied runners are racing before this and the form needs to updated. These include NUMBERNINETYNINE and GHALYOON. IDEAL MAN ran a well beaten 3rd last time but could get into the action here. BELLAGIO KING, ARTISAN, EIGHTINTHEEIGHTH, KOOL BAIKAL, and DUKE’S GAME are looking to improve.


#16 Numberninetynine, #6 Ghalyoon, #14 Ideal Man, #8 Artisan


Best Value Bet: #12 BOATSWAIN

Best Longshot: #12 BOATSWAIN