Kenilworth Preview – 1 August

RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: KENILWORTH@2020.08.01

Kenilworth, 01.08.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R40.000, 12:20GMT+2

Race Summary: BARNEY MCGREW outran big odds when 4th on debut – would have come on, so should be competitive. EMBLEM OF HOPE rested after 2 smart displays behind exciting prospects – has form to win if ready. Newcomers could pose a threat, betting will be a guide to their chances – stable companions KAPTEIN and LIVINGSTONE are bred to be useful. BETTER DAYS and BLINGKING others to make note of.

Selections:

#5 Emblem Of Hope, #6 Kaptein, #1 Barney Mcgrew, #7 Livingstone

Kenilworth, 01.08.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R40.000, 12:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Watch the betting on Australian-bred newcomer KITTY CAT CHAT – daughter of 2yo and 3yo Gr.1 winner Press Statement. Quartet of Snaith-trained debutantes also worth a market check, LEGAL DREAM and PERFECT DISPLAY make most appeal of those. SONIC BURST should improve on course-and-distance debut, so has earning potential. SOVEREIGN ROSE 2nd this track and trip behind well-bred newcomer last time – pick of those with experience.

Selections:

#1 Sovereign Rose, #5 Kitty Cat Chat, #7 Perfect Display, #9 Sonic Burst

Kenilworth, 01.08.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R40.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. HOEDSPRUIT makes obvious appeal after a pleasing debut 2nd behind subsequent winner – improvement expected this trip but wide draw a concern. NORTHERN SONG not beaten far on debut in open company, will have more to offer now over extra 200m from good draw – stable companiuon ZO LUCKY fits a similar profile and appears pick of yard’s runners on riding arrangements. SH BOOM and DESERT ILLUSION both likely to improve over this trip – can get into the picture. Newcomer GEORGE and well-bred GREENLIGHTFLASH others capable of earning a cheque.

Selections:

#6 Hoedspruit, #9 Northern Song, #13 Zo Lucky, #1 Sh Boom

Kenilworth, 01.08.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1700m, Turf, R40.000, 14:05GMT+2

Race Summary: MYHOPESANDDREAMS won after gelding and wasnt disgraced in a stronger race than this on handicap debut, stayed on well over 1400m – improvement likely this trip. BLACK BELT hard-knocker this level, holding form + race fit = contender. TILLIEANGUS and VERATRUM can make presence felt if building on improved last-start efforts. CAPTAIN TURK has scope, not without chance.

Selections:

#1 Myhopesanddreams, #3 Black Belt, #2 Tillieangus, #6 Captain Turk

Kenilworth, 01.08.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R40.000, 14:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. Both STAR OF SILVER and CRUISE ALONG down in class after flat recent efforts – better expected, warrant inclusion. CRUSADE’S PROMISE only touched off by the latter on reapppearance, likely improver from good draw – has claims. GIMME GIMME GIMME also entitled to a better account after 1400m comeback – not discounted either. Highly rated last-start winner OUR PRIZED JEWEL ought to improve further over extra 200m – runner to beat. FYNBOS and LADY LU have earning potential.

Selections:

#6 Our Prized Jewel, #4 Gimme Gimme Gimme, #3 Cruise Along, #2 Crusade’s Promise

Kenilworth, 01.08.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R40.000, 15:15GMT+2

Race Summary: DIVA’S EXPRESS improving with each outing, won latest before a subsequent rest – needn’t be fully fit to be competitive on handicap debut. Fellow last-start winner MISS MILLSTREAM has race fitness on her side – blinkers workedtreat last time and further progress expected stepped up in trip, value. WALDORF ASTORIA makes obvious appeal – consistent this level, fitter after comeback + jockey/trainer in good form = player. RUBY AND ROSES and ROCK TRIP have earning potential. MISS D’ ARAY will enjoy any rain – joker in the pack.

Selections:

#3 Miss Millstream, #6 Waldorf Astoria, #1 Diva’s Express, #8 Ruby And Roses

Kenilworth, 01.08.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R40.000, 15:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. DARK CRYSTAL found one too good in each of her last 3 starts, all in a similar contest to this – up another 2 points but likely to improve on recent comeback so hard to oppose, deserves another win. CARIBBEAN SUNSET has held form, has race fitness on her side too – danger. BOOMPS A DAISY likely to stake a claim too dropped in class. Others fighting for minor money.

Selections:

#1 Dark Crystal, #6 Caribbean Sunset, #4 Boomps A Daisy, #8 Mon Cherie

Kenilworth, 01.08.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R40.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: ON CAPTAIN’S SIDE and AYE AYE are closely matched on a recent meeting in a similar contest – latter should come on for that comeback run, while former is also expected to be competitive in peak outing. WINDSOR BEAT returns froma break 1,5kg better off with last-start conqueror – has scope, could play leading role if ready. ALMOST CAPTURED and HIDDEN STRINGS entitled to improvement after comeback runs, could make presence felt. FOURS A CROWD dangerous under boottom weight.

Selections:

#5 Windsor Beat, #3 On Captain’s Side, #6 Aye Aye, #8 Alfred’s Girl

Best Win: #1 DARK CRYSTAL

Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #3 MISS MILLSTREAM