Turffontein Preview – 4 January

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: TURFFONTEIN STANDSIDE@2020.01.04

Turffontein Standside, 04.01.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R90.000, 12:50GMT+2

Race Summary: TITELIST has the best form of those that have raced and should be thereabouts. KAY TEE PERRY found support on debut but never got into it. Watch for a better run. CAPTAIN’S FORT, MOODIES WELL and FATHER TIME can improve. Watch newcomers CORNISH POMODORO and OFF THE CUFF.

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Selections:

#1 Titelist, #10 Cornish Pomodoro, #13 Off The Cuff, #16 Kay Tee Perry

Turffontein Standside, 04.01.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 13:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Both TUSCAN LIGHT and MILFORD SOUND are having their peak runs and should contest the finish, however, the nod goes to the latter who has a slight advantage on their recent meeting. GUADELOUPE and DOUBLE HEARTS are improving and will enjoy this track and trip. PUCKER UP and DANCINGINTHEWIND are looking to get into the trifecta. LUCKY SHAMROCK could find a place.

Selections:

#5 Milford Sound, #2 Tuscan Light, #3 Guadeloupe, #7 Double Hearts

Turffontein Standside, 04.01.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 14:00GMT+2

Race Summary: THERAVADA needed his last run and could resume winning ways. CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is running well and could challenge. RIVER JORDAN and AUGUST RAIN come off maiden wins and have scope for improvement. ATOMIC BLONDE and SHABBA BANKS could make up quartets.

Selections:

#3 Theravada, #6 Christopher Robin, #7 River Jordan, #10 August Rain

Turffontein Standside, 04.01.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R120.000, 14:35GMT+2

Race Summary: SEVILLE ORANGE runs for Craig and could go in again over this distance. FACTOR FIFTY is running well and should again contest the finish. SUNSHINE SILKhas come well and will make her presence felt. Stable companions SECRET POTION and EMILY HOBHOUSE as well as PRETTY BORDER are capable of mixing it up.

Selections:

#1 Seville Orange, #5 Factor Fifty, #2 Sunshine Silk, #3 Pretty Border

Turffontein Standside, 04.01.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R200.000, 15:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. WISTERIA WALK has drawn wide again but has the speed to overcome it and open up. GIN FIZZ pulled up fatigued last time and with in-mate STAGE DANCE can feature. Sean Tarry’s SPIRITOFTHEGROOVE, VICTORIA PAIGE and FROSTED STEEL all warrant respect. MARYGOLD comes into the reckoning on a good last run. SHIVERS, MOUNT LAUREL and stable mate MAGIC SCHOOL can earn.

Selections:

#3 Wisteria Walk, #7 Victoria Paige, #4 Gin Fizz, #6 Spiritofthegroove

Turffontein Standside, 04.01.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R200.000, 15:50GMT+2

Race Summary: GOT THE GREENLIGHT has proven himself and despite giving lots of weight all round could win, however, the long break could prove costly. Filly GAIAN GLORY receives weight from all and could get into the action. IKIGAI is maturing nicely and should give it a go. LEOPOLD is underrated and could challenge. JOHN HANCOCK and unbeaten ALIBI GUY could make the frame.

Selections:

#1 Got The Greenlight, #10 Gaian Glory, #5 Ikigai, #6 Leopold

Turffontein Standside, 04.01.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R200.000, 16:25GMT+2

Race Summary: All 6 runners could take the London News Stakes. AL MUTAWAKEL should be cherry-ripe now and could return to winning ways. Stable companion RETURN FLIGHT needs to get back on track. CHIJMES and DIVINE ODYSSEY won their only try over this course and distance. GREEN HAZE should be charging late and could grab them. JET START could upset the apple-cart.

Selections:

#4 Al Mutawakel, #3 Chijmes, #5 Green Haze, #2 Return Flight

Turffontein Standside, 04.01.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R120.000, 17:00GMT+2

Race Summary: DANCING QUEEN drops down to the minimum distance where she recorded 4 of her 5 wins. Gavin knows her now and she could improve those stats. Stable mate POOL PARTY will be catching late. OPERETTA (claims 4kg) and stable companion CHE BELLA could get into the mix. LA BELLA MIA enjoys it here. MONTREAL MIST needed her last run and could get into the money.

Selections:

#4 Dancing Queen, #6 Che Bella, #1 La Bella Mia, #7 Pool Party

Turffontein Standside, 04.01.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R95.000, 17:35GMT+2

Race Summary: PIDGEON ROCK is ultra consistent and should again give a good account of himself. PALACE ASSEMBLY needed his last run badly and could turn it around. GALACTIC WARRIOR shouldn’t be far off them on collateral form. INFORMATIVE and GEMCUTTER is never far back and could get into the money again. DONNY G is looking to upset.

Selections:

#2 Pidgeon Rock, #8 Palace Assembly, #4 Informative, #5 Galactic Warrior

Best Win: #3 THERAVADA

Best Value Bet: #4 DANCING QUEEN

Best Longshot: #4 DANCING QUEEN