Kenilworth Preview – 14 January

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: KENILWORTH@2020.01.14

Kenilworth, 14.01.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Only a few with winning credentials. BOLLINGER showed improvement in blinkers last time when finishing ahead of stable companion FUNDRAISER in a work riders’ event but need only repeat that effort to play a leading role. The latter could pose more of a threat though in his third run after gelding. WHAT A MAN is improving with experience and should be in the shake-up.

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Selections:

#1 Bollinger, #2 What A Man, #3 Fundraiser, #5 Alloverthepuppies

Kenilworth, 14.01.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 13:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Improving LADY WYLIE fared better than stable companion INNOGEN over track and trip last time and, with further progress expected, should confirm. WHAT A JEWEL could also get a look in if building on an improved last start. Newcomers NIPPY SWEETIE and OUR PRIZED JEWEL are worth a market check. The latter is bred to be very good and the booking of Anton Marcus is encouraging!

Selections:

#6 Our Prized Jewel, #2 Lady Wylie, #1 Innogen, #3 What A Jewel

Kenilworth, 14.01.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: VIVA RIO has only twice been beaten in five outings over this distance, at Grade 2 level in the Concorde (4th) and last time out in the Guineas (2nd). The strength of that Grade 1 form and the favourable conditions of this racemake him hard to oppose in this. Stable companion SIX DEGREES has earning potential but a bigger threat is likely to come from WESTLIFE and INVISIBLE.

Selections:

#1 Viva Rio, #4 Westlife, #6 Invisible, #2 Six Degrees

Kenilworth, 14.01.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R85.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: APOLLO ACE edged stable companion DRAGON POWER in a similar race over course and distance recently. There wasn’t much between the pair then and there shouldn’t be a lot separating them again on these terms. Well-bred PRINCE OF PERSIA has held his own at feature-race level over further but is effective over this trip so warrants respect. Brothers AL BRAGGA and AL WAHED can earn.

Selections:

#4 Dragon Power, #3 Apollo Ace, #2 Prince Of Persia, #5 Al Bragga

Kenilworth, 14.01.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R60.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Progressive fillies AYE AYE and FREEDOM SEEKER renew rivalry and are likelyto play prominent roles with further improvement expected. PIPPIELANGKOUS has gone close in each of her last three starts and will give the others something to catch. Last-start winner FOURS A CROWD makes most appeal of the remainder.

Selections:

#2 Freedom Seeker, #1 Aye Aye, #3 Pippielangkous, #6 Fours A Crowd

Kenilworth, 14.01.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R72.500, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. HILDEGARDE ran well without the blinkers last time but is betterwith them on and will be involved with the headgear refitted. VODKA LIME was a good winner over track and trip last time and is likely to pose a threat. MON CHERIE and PIPPIELANGKOUS are closely matched with that rival and could also get a look in. Both ALSFLMAINGBEAUTY and SOMEWHERE IN TIME are capable

Selections:

#1 Hildegarde, #3 Alsflamingbeauty, #5 Vodka Lime, #7 Mon Cherie

Kenilworth, 14.01.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R72.500, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: CRUSADE’S PROMISE will enjoy a return to this trip and should have a role to play. CRUISE ALONG will need a genuine pace to aim at and from gate No 1 may enjoy the run of the race. Consistent last-start winner HAMMIE’S FAN has more to do in this but won’t be far off the mark, which brings SWEET KARMA and ALFRED’S GIRL into the reckoning. GIMME GIMME GIMME could represent value.

Selections:

#6 Gimme Gimme Gimme, #1 Crusade’s Promise, #3 Cruise Along, #5 Hammie’s Fan

Kenilworth, 14.01.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R60.000, 17:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Several with chances including LADY LU who could have more to offer going this trip. MAYFERN and FLATWARE ran well enough over the course and distance last time to warrant respect in this, though the same could be said of both ROCK TRIP and FLASH FIRE. However, well-bred CATCHAFALLINGSTAR will be hard to hold out over this trip with expected improvement on her handicap debut.

Selections:

#1 Catchafallingstar, #3 Lady Lu, #11 Flatware, #2 Mayfern

Best Win: #1 VIVA RIO

Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #6 GIMME GIMME GIMME