Kenilworth Preview – 1 Feb

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: KENILWORTH@2020.02.01

Kenilworth, 01.02.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 11:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive opener to a smashing card. MEET AT THE GEORGE made an eye-catching debut over track and trip and with improvement should be in the firing line. DIVA’S EXPRESS has shown promise in both starts and would have come on during a subsequent break, so is likely to feature prominently. BAD HABIT, LADY WYLIE and INNOGEN are closely matched and also capable of having a say.

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Selections:

#9 Meet At The George, #8 Diva’s Express, #2 Bad Habit, #4 Lady Wylie

Kenilworth, 01.02.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 12:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky start to the exotics. RADIANT LOVE has improved after gelding and should enjoy the extra after an eye-catching last start when over shorter. PARKTOWN and BOLLINGER have run well over track and trip and could have a say if reproducing that form, but riding arrangements suggest stablemate LEAD SINGER is preferred. SENOR DON has the form to be competitive. Watch CAPTAIN ZEE

Selections:

#1 Radiant Love, #4 Lead Singer, #3 Parktown, #10 Captain Zee

Kenilworth, 01.02.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R150.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Open. Both ERIK THE RED and PRAY FOR RAIN were impressive in winning last time out having finished behind JOSEPH BARRY on debut. EMBLEM OF HOPE is closely matched with that trio and weighted to turn the tables. DAD’S CATCH and CAPTAIN’S FLO warrant respect, as do PE raiders GLOBAL DRUMMER and ETERNAL HOPE. Both STUCK ON YOU and THUMBS UP are weighted to be competitive. Go wide!

Selections:

#3 Joseph Barry, #4 Pray For Rain, #1 Erik The Red, #9 Emblem Of Hope

Kenilworth, 01.02.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R5.000.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Hard to assess. Fillies SARAH, WISTERIA WALK and SPRING BREAK are weighted to run well but will be tested by their male rivals. The latter finished behind CARTEL CAPTAIN last time but will pose more of a threat on these terms with improved fitness on her side. On that form, THREE TWO CHARLIE must be respected under these conditions. ALRAMZ also has solid credentials. More to it

Selections:

#14 Sarah, #15 Wisteria Walk, #6 Cartel Captain, #5 Three Two Charlie

Kenilworth, 01.02.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R5.000.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Only a few with winning credentials. GOT THE GREENLIGHT sets a good standard and will strip fitter after a pleasing comeback in a Highveld feature. WILD COAST ran well in the Guineas when ahead of stablemate SACHDEV and should confirm on these terms. CANE LIME ‘N SODA could get closer from a better draw with blinkers on. COUNT JACK and SILVER OPERATOR are capable but drawn wide

Selections:

#1 Got The Greenlight, #2 Wild Coast, #4 Sachdev, #5 Cane Lime ‘N Soda

Kenilworth, 01.02.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R200.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Traditional Cape Derby trial which the Snaith and Crawford yards dominate. The former may have the edge as each of the stable’s 3 runners have both theform and ability to play a role in the outcome – riding arrangements suggest SILVER HOST is the stable elect. PARTERRE and BAG OF TRICKS are most likely of the Crawford quartet over this trip. SIR MICHAEL will be in the shake-up

Selections:

#9 Silver Host, #4 Bag Of Tricks, #2 Sir Michael, #8 Bayberry

Kenilworth, 01.02.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R1.000.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Undefeated RUN FOX RUN has done everything asked of her and has scope for further improvement so could be up to this task. CHIMICHURI RUN beat several of these rivals over track and trip recently and on that form should have a say in the outcome. Champ KASIMIR and pacey PACIFIC TRADER are proven at the highest level and closely matched with that rival so likely to be involved.

Selections:

#9 Run Fox Run, #2 Chimichuri Run, #3 Pacific Trader, #1 Kasimir

Kenilworth, 01.02.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R1.000.000, 16:15GMT+2

Race Summary: CELTIC SEA has nothing to prove at this level and has won a Gr.1 over this trip. She sets a high standard and should acquit herself competitively again. CLOUDS UNFOLD made a timely return to form behind that rival last time andon that evidence should make a bold defence of her title. QUEEN SUPREME is on the up though and could have their measure with further progress likely

Selections:

#11 Queen Supreme, #1 Celtic Sea, #2 Clouds Unfold, #3 Front And Centre

Kenilworth, 01.02.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R3.000.000, 17:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Smashing renewal. Last year’s winner RAINBOW BRIDGE has maintained his form at the highest level and is expected to make a bold defence of his title. VARDY and ONE WORLD have solid credentials but are untried over this trip. HAWWAAM has no stamina doubts and could set the record straight reverting to this distance. DO IT AGAIN and TWIST OF FATE also remain capable. Must see!

Selections:

#4 Hawwaam, #3 Vardy, #2 Rainbow Bridge, #1 Do It Again

Kenilworth, 01.02.2020, Race 10, Gallops, 2800m, Turf, R350.000, 17:45GMT+2

Race Summary: DOUBLEMINT gave weight and a beating to most of these rivals in a similar contest last time and should confirm superiority on these revised terms. Brothers STRATHDON and TAP O NOTH ran on from a long way back on that occasion so may pose more of a threat over the extra. ATYAAB, CROME YELLOW and DYNASTY’S BLOSSOM are capable stayers with earning potential. Others can get into it

Selections:

#1 Doublemint, #5 Strathdon, #4 Tap O’ Noth, #7 Crome Yellow

Kenilworth, 01.02.2020, Race 11, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R70.000, 18:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Several with chances. THE VOW produced a career-best effort when trying 1600m last time and could make further improvement over this trip. SILVER TIARA has been running well recently and ought to be competitive racing back against her own sex. WHAT A FLIRT and ACADEMIC GOLD have scope to improve going this trip. DOUBLE REWARD, FORGET O’ GIRLS and TWO FOR TEA have claims too.

Selections:

#6 The Vow, #1 Silver Tiara, #2 What A Flirt, #3 Academic Gold

Kenilworth, 01.02.2020, Race 12, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R80.000, 18:55GMT+2

Race Summary: A race dominated by the Snaith yard. DOUBLE THE FUN has solid post-maiden form and appears the stable elect on riding arrangements. OVER THE ODDS has also run well since shedding his maiden tag but will need a genuine pace to have a say in the outcome. WINTER IS OVER and VERATRUM make appeal and have scope to improve on recent displays. CONGO COMPAQ and BLACK BELT are capable.

Selections:

#4 Double The Fun, #10 Veratrum, #8 Winter Is Over, #11 Black Belt

Best Win: #1 DOUBLEMINT

Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #1 RADIANT LOVE