Turffontein Preview – 22 February

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: TURFFONTEIN STANDSIDE@2020.02.22

Turffontein Standside, 22.02.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: CREATION sports blinkers for the first time and could go on with it now. OPENING GAMBIT has been running well and should be in the shake-up. FAST DRAW should feature if confirms his penultimate effort. ZULUONMYSTOEP is having his peak run and with blinkers now on could get into the reckoning. Look for improvement from SOLDIERS SONG.

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Selections:

#1 Creation, #2 Opening Gambit, #3 Fast Draw, #5 Zuluonmystoep

Turffontein Standside, 22.02.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R90.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: SOUTH EAST is improving with racing and should give a good account of himself, however, he is drawn on the inside rail. BOWIE found support on debut but was well beaten. He is looking for further but should get close. FIRE ANDICE has been in the money in all 4 starts. WINTER STORIES and EDAARA are looking to improve. STORMY SEAS showed improvement in his last start.

Selections:

#11 South East, #1 Bowie, #14 Winter Stories, #4 Fire And Ice

Turffontein Standside, 22.02.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R90.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: DUBAWI PRINCESS showed improvement in her 2nd start and the little extra will suit. WAR OF ATHENA showed up well when not supported on debut. In the same race ULULATE was also on debut and only length behind – both can only improve. Watch the first-timers especially SACRED LOTUS and SWISS BANK.

Selections:

#3 Dubawi Princess, #13 War Of Athena, #12 Ululate, #9 Sacred Lotus

Turffontein Standside, 22.02.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: WESTERN VISION drops to 1000m and could keep up the gallop. INTOTHEMYSTIC wasn’t disgraced in his first run as a gelding and will come on. BLOW ME DOWN hasn’t been far back recently and should run another honest race. WAIMEA comes off a short rest and could make the quartet. PURE WISDOM is looking for minor money.

Selections:

#11 Western Vision, #2 Intothemystic, #1 Blow Me Down, #3 Waimea

Turffontein Standside, 22.02.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1100m, Turf, R130.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: MARDI GRAS won fresh in his new surrounds last time and could repeat that performance despite a hefty weight. Stable companion MOMBELA has her problems but could match strides with the best on her day. REBEL’S CHAMP never runs a dull race and should get close again. BASADI FAITH and MIGHTY HIGH need to produce true form to win. ULLA could find a place.

Selections:

#1 Mardi Gras, #4 Mombela, #2 Rebel’s Champ, #6 Basadi Faith

Turffontein Standside, 22.02.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: GALLIC PRINCESS does her best against strong opposition, however, on paper she should be held by FROSTED STEEL (4kg better for 0,75 lengths) and STAGE DANCE who finished 0.75 lengths ahead and is 3,5kg better off. GAIAN GLORY needed her last outing and will come on. KAY TEE PERRY is looking for minor money.

Selections:

#4 Frosted Steel, #5 Stage Dance, #1 Gaian Glory, #2 Gallic Princess

Turffontein Standside, 22.02.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R90.000, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: WILD DATE beat SECRET DREAM by 0,5 lengths but meets her on 2,5kg worse terms. It could go the other way. The latter came out and franked the form winning the hard way as she did before. HEART STWINGS dug down deep to win last time and could go in again. EVENING BELL is capable if in the right mood. COUNTESS TRENTON has a shout on collateral form.

Selections:

#1 Secret Dream, #3 Wild Date, #2 Heart Stwings, #4 Evening Bell

Turffontein Standside, 22.02.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R75.000, 16:35GMT+2

Race Summary: THERAVADA hasn’t been far back in his post-maidens and pick up a 2nd victory. MAGIC MILA has ability but is a difficult ride which could cost her a hat-trick. GOLDEN MAN is trying a longer distance but if relaxed early could run on strongly late. LAINSBERG BLUE has a money chance if confirms his latest. HIT FOR SIX could make the frame.

Selections:

#2 Theravada, #1 Magic Mila, #11 Golden Man, #4 Lainsberg Blue

Turffontein Standside, 22.02.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R90.000, 17:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky race to end. SACRED DAWN stayed on when not disgraced on debut and could come on heaps. KOOL BAIKAL has drawn wide but could get into the picture. IDEAL MAN ran below best last time but returned with a runny nose. ROMANTIC ERA, FORT ALADO, NUMERICAL, FRIENDS FOREVER, CITY DEEP, ABDUL and NATIONAL ICON could all improve to feature.

Selections:

#16 Sacred Dawn, #2 Kool Baikal, #1 Ideal Man, #13 Fort Alado

Best Win: #3 DUBAWI PRINCESS

Best Value Bet: #2 THERAVADA

Best Longshot: #2 THERAVADA