Turffontein Preview – 24 March


Turffontein Inside, 24.03.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 13:25GMT+2

Race Summary: PUCKER UP has been threatening and should have a bright chance of escaping the maidens here. APPLE MAGIC comes off a rest and if ready could go all the way. Stable companion MAJESTY RHEA has drawn widest of all but can get into the mix. RIQAABY could get into the mix but races before this – watch the form. ANATURA is doing better and warrants respect here.


#3 Pucker Up, #8 Apple Magic, #2 Riqaaby, #5 Majesty Rhea

Turffontein Inside, 24.03.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 14:00GMT+2

Race Summary: URBAN OASIS finds problems and will try again but this time the blinkers are on. EXULTANT is running well and should be in the shake-up. CAERPHILLY improved last time and Raymond retains the ride – respect. WESTERN UNION hasn’t been far back in all her 5 starts to date. CHASING GREEN comes off a lengthy lay-off and could need it.


#8 Exultant, #2 Caerphilly, #9 Urban Oasis, #4 Western Vision

Turffontein Inside, 24.03.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R90.000, 14:35GMT+2

Race Summary: PLUVIOPHILE was not striding out last time and deserves another chance especially sporting blinkers now and 4kg off his back. NORDIC QUEEN has Striker aboard from pole position and could be hard to catch. BARTHOLOMEUS has blinkers back on and could get into the mix. Watch newcomers BARAK and TAKE THE WORLD but both have wide draws. Reserve TITAN’S CRUSADE could place.


#2 Pluviophile, #14 Nordic Queen, #9 Barak, #1 Bartholomeus

Turffontein Inside, 24.03.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R90.000, 15:10GMT+2

Race Summary: CURVATION finished 0,75 lengths in front of SUPER DUPER last time but it could get close at this track. DAPHNE DU MAURIER wasn’t far behind and could improve more. Neither were DANCE CLASS and SPIRIT LAW who have poor barrier positions this time. BLOODLINE wasn’t disgraced in open company last time and could get into the action. MACULATE should do better from pole position.


#2 Super Duper, #5 Curvation, #1 Daphne Du Maurier, #3 Dance Class

Turffontein Inside, 24.03.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 15:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. Roy Magner has a strong hand with PILLAROFTHEEARTH, ISPHAN and REBEL RENEGADE any any could win. KING OF DELTA comes off a rest after a hard fought victory. ICE EATER races fresh from pole position. CALS CRUSH is finding form. CROWN GARDEN will be catching late. JOZI HUSTLE makes his post-maiden before this – watch.


#3 Pillaroftheearth, #5 Ice Eater, #2 King Of The Delta, #8 Rebel Renegade

Turffontein Inside, 24.03.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R110.000, 16:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Another competitive race. ODEN gives start but runs on strongly in the latter stages. He may have to grab OLD MAN TYME who is threatening for a 4th victory. CAPTAIN COURTEOUS could prefer further. Stable mates CULTURE TRIP and PIDGEON ROCK have won their only try over this track and trip. EPIC DREAM races before this – watch. BATTLEOFTRAFALGAR has ability but needs to find it.


#5 Oden, #4 Old Man Tyme, #2 Captain Courteous, #9 Battleoftrafalgar

Turffontein Inside, 24.03.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R100.000, 16:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Stable companions and soft ground lovers, FLORIDA QUAYS and PROMISE are holding form and it could go either way but the latter appears stable elect on riding engagements. Another pair of inmates, STAGE DANCE (wide draw) and ISLE OF FRANCE (problems last time) could give them a go. A third pair of stable mates THREE STARS and SALLY CALLED are not out of it.


#4 Promise, #2 Florida Quays, #6 Isle De France, #5 Stage Dance

Turffontein Inside, 24.03.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R75.000, 17:30GMT+2

Race Summary: MISS KHALIFA is a slow starter and will have to settle far behind from a wide draw. She may not be able to catch TIGERMIL who will get there for nothing. Many are looking to feature including GOLDEN SPIRAL (wide draw), READYSETGLO (peak run), KISUMU (may need), LIGHTNING ROCK (has scope) as well as maiden FIRE FLOWER and reserve PICCADILLY SQUARE.


#7 Tigermil, #6 Miss Khalifa, #9 Readysetglo, #11 Kisumu


Best Value Bet: #5 ODEN

Best Longshot: #5 ODEN