Turffontein Preview – 8 February

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: TURFFONTEIN STANDSIDE@2020.02.08

Turffontein Standside, 08.02.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R90.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: AFTERNOON TEA attracted money on debut and despite a saddle slip stayed on to get close in 2nd. She should go close. POWDER PUFF showed inexperience when not supported on debut and wasn’t disgraced – she will come on heaps. Stable mates GOLDEN YEARS and MERRYWOOD weren’t far behind on their debuts and could get into the mix. Watch the newcomers.

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Selections:

#1 Afternoon Tea, #9 Powder Puff, #7 Golden Years, #8 Merrywood

Turffontein Standside, 08.02.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R90.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: ENTENTE hasn’t been far back in both starts and is improving. KARNALLIE found problems in his 2nd start but should do better. SOUTH EAST, DOUBLE SEVEN and PHINDA MZALA will have gained experience. Watch the first-timers especially AL MUTHANA coupled with EDAARA as well as EAGLE ALLEY.

Selections:

#16 Entente, #1 Al Muthana, #14 South East, #8 Karnallie

Turffontein Standside, 08.02.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R90.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: GIN FIZZ showed a form return when back over a shorter trip but on her penultimate run she could battle to keep FROSTED STEEL at bay on 3kg worse terms for 0,4 lengths. The latter is also back over a winning course and distance. Stable companion GOLDEN BELLE needed her last run and should be right there at the finish. CAPITIANA and GALLIC PRINCESS could make the quartet.

Selections:

#5 Frosted Steel, #1 Gin Fizz, #4 Golden Belle, #9 Gallic Princess

Turffontein Standside, 08.02.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R110.000, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: MASTER AND MAN is honest and off a handy weight could chalk up a 5th win. DIAMOND DANCER is another holding form but has 4kg more to shoulder. It appears too far for FLASH BURN but he is bred for this and further and must be respected. OWLINTHETREE has ability but has disappointed before. FACT enjoys this track but could prefer further now. MAJOR RETURN can get into the mix.

Selections:

#6 Master And Man, #2 Diamond Dancer, #4 Flash Burn, #1 Owlinthetree

Turffontein Standside, 08.02.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R150.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: GREEN HAZE and SOCIAL ORDER race similarly and with a good pace both likely to be set will be challenging late. The one they will try to catch could be APPROACH CONTROL and with Striker aboard won’t be easy. SHUKAMISA¬† should do better now and with a handy weight could upset. CAPTAIN OF TORTUGA and D’ARRIVEE could prove best of the rest. Others are capable at best.

Selections:

#1 Green Haze, #3 Social Order, #2 Approach Control, #12 Shukamisa

Turffontein Standside, 08.02.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R200.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Two runners dominate the Tommy Hotspur – MR FLOOD and FLY AWAY. Both have tasted defeat twice when encountering problems. They will be matching strides up front which could help faster finishers like GIMME A WAVE. Stable mate ROMI’S BOY is doing better and could get into the mix. P E visitor QUINLAN loves it here and should give another honest performance. Others could earn.

Selections:

#2 Mr Flood, #10 Fly Away, #6 Gimme A Wave, #1 Quinlan

Turffontein Standside, 08.02.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R500.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: A top and full Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas field. MILL QUEEN has run 5 times for 3 wins and 2 seconds whereas market rival SUMMER PUDDING has won all her 3 starts. The former appears to have met stronger but the latter will stay on the better. Stable companions KEEP SMILING, VICTORIA PAIGE and SPIRITOFTHEGROOVE have definite money chances. SHIVERS could feature.

Selections:

#1 Mill Queen, #3 Summer Pudding, #8 Spiritofthegroove, #5 Keep Smiling

Turffontein Standside, 08.02.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R1.000.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: A classy field meet in the Gauteng Guineas. SHANGO deserves his position on top of betting boards but stable companions IKIGAI and EDEN ROC won’t¬† lie down. IKIGAI is just maturing and strode out freely on this testing track. YOUCANTHURRYLOVE has improved with racing and will be competitive. FROSTED GOLD will battle to give start in this field. RIVERSTOWN cannot be ignored.

Selections:

#4 Ikigai, #1 Shango, #3 Frosted Gold, #6 Youcanthurrylove

Turffontein Standside, 08.02.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R135.000, 17:20GMT+2

Race Summary: FLICHITY BY FARR has come well at the right time and could complete a hat-trick with blinkers fitted. Stable companion FACTOR FIFTY is a good stayer and could get into the action. CHITENGO is back over a marathon distance and should make a race of it. BONDIBLU is holding form and can never be ignored for money. POMANDER is still maturing and could feature. FIFE should stay.

Selections:

#1 Flichity By Farr, #2 Chitengo, #4 Factor Fifty, #6 Pomander

Turffontein Standside, 08.02.2020, Race 10, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R120.000, 17:55GMT+2

Race Summary: DANCING QUEEN is running well and despite her penalty could hold stable mate POOL PARTY as well as RUNNING BRAVE (drops in trip hoping to find her form), GREEN PLAINS and ALL AT ONCE on recent form. CARIOCA is having her peak run and shouldn’t be far behind. TRUE CHARM appears unpredictable. TOO PHAT TO FLY has improved in blinkers. Others could earn.

Selections:

#2 Dancing Queen, #1 Running Brave, #3 Green Plains, #11 Carioca

Best Win: #2 DANCING QUEEN

Best Value Bet: #4 IKIGAI

Best Longshot: #4 IKIGAI