Kenilworth Preview – 10 January


Kenilworth, 10.01.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Check the comments on the first timers, QUESTA and TRICKSTER both are positive with the comment on TRICKSTER eye catching. Follow the betting closely. THUMBS UP made a good debut finishing a short head behind and can only get better. FIFTYSHADESDARKER was slow out in that and not disgraced so can get closer. DAD’S CATCH showed a good turn of foot on debut. Nice race.


#6 Thumbs Up, #1 Dad’s Catch, #2 Fiftyshadesdarker, #7 Trickster

Kenilworth, 10.01.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R70.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: PARKTOWN could be a nice sort in the making. He showed up nicely in his second sprint and may relish the longer trip. It could get close again between TAMBORA and THE CAMBO. Both are rounding into top form but the former has the best of the draw. ROYAL RETURN made progress on debut and being a Gimmethegreenlight may relish the trip. TURN IT UP HARVEY is overdue to win.


#7 Parktown, #1 Tambora, #3 The Cambo, #8 Royal Return

Kenilworth, 10.01.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R70.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Many can enjoy this trip. TWO FOR TEA is a Twice Over filly out of a Dynasty mare and could much prefer this distance. Her form overall is fair but blinkers may also help her chances. BOLD DIVA had steady form earlier but has figured out what it’s all about and is ready to win. She just found one better last time. HALLIBERRY has been plagued by bad draws. She can get it right.


#4 Two For Tea, #2 Bold Diva, #3 Halliberry, #9 Stars In Her Eyes

Kenilworth, 10.01.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R75.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: An amazing sprint handicap full of useful fillies. SING OUT LOUD was impressive in her second start and can only improve. She could be anything. LANA BELLE has strong form and knocking for that next win. QUEEN OF QUIET may be the stable elect of Justin Snaith’s runners on riding arrangements-she has beaten SING OUT LOUD. But all of the Snaith runners are capable here.


#9 Sing Out Loud, #4 Lana Belle, #13 Queen Of Quiet, #15 Phil’s Dancer

Kenilworth, 10.01.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R100.000, 14:43GMT+2

Race Summary: CASINO QUEEN has not been right there at the business end of her last few but she had to jump from wide draws and those were features. With a 4kg claim she carries a light weight and could make them run. HELEN’S IDEAL is very capable and with blinkers back on could prove to be very dangerous. DYNAMIC DIANA is a dark horse at best. POINT OF SALE and STAR OF SILVER have claims.


#10 Casino Queen, #1 Helen’s Ideal, #2 Dynamic Diana, #9 Point Of Sale

Kenilworth, 10.01.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R150.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: KELPIE was not disgraced from a wide draw in the Cape Guineas. She is by Dynasty and could be right at home over the longer trip. SLEEPING SINGLE  runs like she’ll also enjoy every metre of the trip and after running second in her last two could get back to winning ways. FORTUNE FLIES won a nice race last and with SHAMROCK WIND and HEAVEN’S EMBRACE are entitled to respect.


#4 Kelpie, #6 Sleeping Single, #2 Fortune Flies, #1 Shamrock Wind

Kenilworth, 10.01.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R350.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: A match between mega fillies CELTIC SEA and CLOUDS UNFOLD should draw the crowds in the L’ORMARINS Friday racemeeting. Both are sensational sorts that go hard over all sorts of distances – amazing. CELTIC SEA has some sprinted incredibly well this season and may just edge the enigmatic CLOUDS UNFOLD. TEMPLE GRAFIN, youngsters THIRD RUNWAY and WHAT YOU ARE and more add to it.


#1 Celtic Sea, #2 Clouds Unfold, #3 Temple Grafin, #10 Third Runway

Kenilworth, 10.01.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R65.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Trainer Justin Snaith has a strong hand in this. PINKERTON and HURRICANE HARRY could fight it out on recent form. Both will enjoy the 1400 metre trip again but the former has a wide draw so is a tricky ride. MAGIC MIKE was supported last time and ran well in a sprint. Could enjoy this. CYBER LAW’s next win is overdue now and he could pop up. More with claims.


#2 Pinkerton, #3 Hurricane Harry, #1 Magic Mike, #14 Cyber Law

Best Win: #1 CELTIC SEA

Best Value Bet: #10 CASINO QUEEN

Best Longshot: #10 CASINO QUEEN

Author: Melissa