Turffontein Preview – 1 Feb



Turffontein Inside, 01.02.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R90.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: VIPER JET has drawn widest of the 10 runners. He hasn’t been far back in all 5 starts and should again be involved in the finish. HOT GOSSIP is improving fast and will make her presence felt. FRIENDS FOREVER should be at peak fitness and shouldn’t be far off. PLUVIOPHILE is improving now and could get into the mix.



#7 Hot Gossip, #1 Viper Jet, #2 Friends Forever, #3 Pluviophile

Turffontein Inside, 01.02.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 13:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. SULTANAH loved the mile trip last time and with experience gained could handle the inside track. She beat BELLA ROSA (needed her last) by 2 lengths and should confirm. MILFORD SOUND has improved and shouldn’t be far behind. SUPER DUPER comes off a rest and could get into the money. GUADELOUPE, GET SET, SEA LIKE GLASS and BORDEAUX BEAUTY could place.


#12 Sultanah, #1 Bella Rosa, #2 Milford Sound, #5 Super Duper

Turffontein Inside, 01.02.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R90.000, 14:05GMT+2

Race Summary: MASTER SUPREME was friendless in the betting on debut but stayed on nicely. If overcomes a wide draw should be in the shake-up. TYRUS EXPRESS will stay the distance if settles early but with KOOL BAIKAL who has improved now are drawn on the wide side. SUN GIANT was hampered on debut and will do better.FAST DRAW has blinkers now fitted. Watch newcomer SOLDIERS SONG.


#12 Master Supreme, #6 Tyrus Express, #1 Kool Baikal, #14 Sun Giant

Turffontein Inside, 01.02.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R130.000, 14:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Any of the 6 runners could take honours. SEATTLE FORCE has won all 4 runs at this track including both over this distance. DUKE OF SPIN gets weight from all and has the blinkers back on. DIVINE ODYSSEY never runs a dull race and with co-top weight HERO’S HONOUR (needed last) could give it to them. LAKE KINNERET has been given another chance with blinkers on.


#3 Seattle Force, #6 Duke Of Spin, #1 Divine Odyssey, #2 Hero’s Honour

Turffontein Inside, 01.02.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R90.000, 15:20GMT+2

Race Summary: JIVE EXPRESS never recovered from a bad draw last time. She won her only try this course and distance and could double up. WILD THOUGHTS did well in her post-maiden and should see out the extra now. Top weight PRETTY BALLERINA found problems last time and should make the frame. RABIA THE REBEL cannot be ignored but needs to be in the right mood. HEART STWINGS could earn.


#2 Jive Express, #6 Wild Thoughts, #1 Pretty Ballerina, #3 Rabia The Rebel

Turffontein Inside, 01.02.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race where there shouldn’t be much to choose between MADEMOISELLE, ESKIMO KISSES, OCEAN CITY and WINTER WATCH on recent collateral form and it could go any way. NAWAASI and ARIKEL shouldn’t be far behind on the same form. Difficult to assess.


#3 Mademoiselle, #6 Eskimo Kisses, #4 Ocean City, #1 Winter Watch

Turffontein Inside, 01.02.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R100.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult to choose between stable companions MARSHALL who was rested and gelded after not striding out in the Dingaans when well backed and YOUR PACE OR MINE who should be at peak fitness. Also either of coupling IVALO’S PRINCE and CAPTAIN CHORUS could be preferred – watch the betting all round. BALLON D’OR could improve after a rest.


#2 Your Pace Or Mine, #1 Marshall, #7 Captain Chorus, #6 Ivalo’s Prince

Turffontein Inside, 01.02.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R75.000, 17:25GMT+2

Race Summary: This is not a strong field. MAMBO SYMPHONY races before this. He appears to be finding true form – watch. SHORTSTOP has the current form but has a wide draw to overcome. ROYAL CITY should get cover from a wide draw which will allow him to run on. PODCAST could produce on the day. Many others are capable of popping up at best form.


#1 Mambo Symphony, #7 Shortstop, #12 Royal City, #6 Podcast

Turffontein Inside, 01.02.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R75.000, 18:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Open race to end. CHIPOFFTHEOLDBLOK should be cherry-ripe and could chalk up his 2nd win from a good draw. GOLD ROCK won on the 3rd time of asking and has scope for improvement. Look for improvement from WHAT A STORY. Hard knockers SAMARRA and GOLDEN MAN are looking for their 8th and 7th win respectively. HOT AUGUST, THE MAKWAKKERS, SPANISH BOY and IN THE GAME could pop up.


#7 Chipofftheoldblok, #3 Gold Rock, #9 What A Story, #13 Hot August