Turffontein Preview – 11 January

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: TURFFONTEIN STANDSIDE@2020.01.11

Turffontein Standside, 11.01.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 12:45GMT+2

Race Summary: CORNISH POMODORO was all at sea when closing fast on well backed Kay Tee Perry on debut and will know more about it now. The one to beat. TREND MASTER has been threatening and won’t go down without a fight. LATEST CRAZE, NU BELLE, PSYCHO KING and newcomer could get into the trifecta.

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Selections:

#12 Cornish Pomodoro, #4 Trend Master, #5 Latest Craze, #14 Nu Bell

Turffontein Standside, 11.01.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R100.000, 13:20GMT+2

Race Summary: After a brilliant win in the Dingaans this course and distance SHANGO looks hard to oppose. Only serious contender is APPROACH CONTROL who is no slouch and looking to capitalise on a below form performance of the favourite. IN CAHOOTS and INDY GO are respective back-ups for above stable mates and could make the trifecta.

Selections:

#4 Shango, #1 Approach Control, #2 In Cahoots, #6 Indy Go

Turffontein Standside, 11.01.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R90.000, 13:55GMT+2

Race Summary: DIORAMA was runner-up in her last 2 and challenges MARTHA who is on the up. Both are having their peak runs and should be in the shake-up. The former’s stable mate ACORN VALLEY is improving with racing and must be considered. VARQUERA found obstacles last time and could turn it around with GREY FLYER who could enjoy the extra. EVER FAIR should be cherry-ripe and can earn.

Selections:

#4 Diorama, #5 Martha, #15 Acorn Alley, #1 Varquera

Turffontein Standside, 11.01.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R90.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Stable companions GHALYOON and NIMITZ needed their 1st runs as geldings and will come but the latter has a wide draw to over-come. Other inmate ARMINIUS should be at peak fitness but has a wide draw as well. BINKY should relish this distance and could get into the mix. LATIN OPUS, MAROON BELLS, EIGHTINTHEEIGHTH and BANHA BRIDGE are looking for minor money.

Selections:

#9 Ghalyoon, #7 Nimitz, #8 Arminius, #1 Binky

Turffontein Standside, 11.01.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R90.000, 15:05GMT+2

Race Summary: BY CHANCE has come well has won her last 2 starts this course and distance and has a bright chance of completing a hat-trick. GREEN TOP is running close up and won’t go down without a fight. KEEP SMILING will run on if covered till late. POMANDER is still maturing and could get into the reckoning. ILLUMINATE and MADDOX TUNE are looking for minor money.

Selections:

#4 By Chance, #1 Green Top, #6 Keep Smiling, #8 Pomander

Turffontein Standside, 11.01.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R110.000, 15:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. DONDERWEER beat LAND OF THE BRAVE (3,5kg better off) by 0,5 lengths but is 3,5kg worse off and could battle to confirm. MR WHATSON was not striding out last time and should be right there. BENJI has been sparingly raced but races fresh and could win it. Stable mate CHIEF OF STATE can earn. PILLAROFTHEEARTH is running close up and should give another honest showing.

Selections:

#4 Land Of The Brave, #1 Mr Whatson, #2 Benji, #9 Pillaroftheearth

Turffontein Standside, 11.01.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R150.000, 16:20GMT+2

Race Summary: SARAH should be a hot favourite to take the Swallow Stakes. She is well in, distance suited and looks to get away from the rest. GIN FIZZ and stable companion TALLINN will be running on in the latter stages but could be outpaced. TROPIC SUN has ability and even though 4kg less on her back may not be ready for this. FLYING HIGH could take home a lesser cheque.

Selections:

#1 Sarah, #6 Gin Fizz, #10 Tropic Sun, #2 Tallinn

Turffontein Standside, 11.01.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R90.000, 16:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. GALACTIC WARRIOR is running well and should turn it around with GEMCUTTER (6kg worse for 1,25 lengths) and confirm with CERTIFIABLE (4kg worse and 0,5 lengths). BOLD RANSOM was rested and gelded after a maiden win and could improve heaps. SPANISH BOY could just find form. Many others could pull it off.

Selections:

#1 Galactic Warrior, #9 Bold Ransom, #10 Certifiable, #15 Gemcutter

Turffontein Standside, 11.01.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R100.000, 17:30GMT+2

Race Summary: LAST OF THE LEGEND ran on nicely last time and should be cherry-ripe. VAR AND AWAY was backed on his debut win but returns after a break – respect any support. AL BORAK wasn’t disgraced last time and could get into the picture. NORLAND and TALKTOTHESTARS can never be ignored for money. AFRICAN DARTER can do better.

Selections:

#2 Last Of The Legend, #3 Var And Away, #4 Al Borak, #10 Norland

Best Win: #4 SHANGO

Best Value Bet: #1 GALACTIC WARRIOR

Best Longshot: #1 GALACTIC WARRIOR