Turffontein Preview – 8 August


Turffontein Standside, 08.08.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R60.000, 12:05GMT+2

Race Summary: ULULATE should be ideally suited to the mile and from a good barrier position should be right there. Stable companion LIVERPOOL LEGEND never got into it last time but should do a lot better. SPICE MARKET was not striding out last time but finished ahead of LIVERPOOL LEGEND before. Expect a better effort from MAKING A SCENE. SUNSET BEACH and FLYING FIRST CLASS could improve more.



#2 Ululate, #1 Liverpool Legend, #3 Spice Market, #4 Making A Scene

Turffontein Standside, 08.08.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R60.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Many are looking to improve over the mile trip. SYDS LIASON has drawn widest of all, however, he races as a gelding now and the track together with blinkers should do the trick. Stable mate SUPER NOIR can improve on debut. TRUMPS EXPRESS should stay the trip and make a race of it. ELUSIVE SWANN, CAROLINA REAPER, ENRICO CECCHETTI and SUMMERDALE warrant inclusion in quartets.


#10 Syds Liason, #12 Trumps Express, #3 Carolina Reaper, #4 Enrico Cecchetti

Turffontein Standside, 08.08.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R60.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: EURO CENT appeared a bit underdone when narrowly beaten on debut but should know more about it now. SWINDON’S PRIDE showed marked improvement with blinkers and could go on. After 2 good runs over a mile KINGSLEY’S HEART drops slightly in trip but must be respected. KARNALLIE has run against stronger. He is coupled with TAI GOLD who could improve more. RED TEN was a gutsy debut winner. SHAH AKBAR can improve.


#7 Euro Cent, #3 Swindon’s Pride, #1 Kingsley’s Heart, #5 Karnallie

Turffontein Standside, 08.08.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R60.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Paul Peter has 4 of the 7 runners. Preference goes to SHOGUN who is running well and receives 7,5kg from inmate WESTERN FORT, however, it wouldn’t bother the latter if he finds his form. MASTER SUPREME disappointed in his last 2 but has tons of ability and the short rest could prove just what the doctor ordered. 9-year-old FINCHATTON is holding form and could get into the action.


#3 Master Supreme, #5 Shogun, #2 Finchatton, #1 Western Fort

Turffontein Standside, 08.08.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R60.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky race. ILLUMINATE never recovered from a bad start last time and could resume winning ways. LITTLEWOOD wasn’t disgraced last time and Striker retains the ride. Stable companion PINK can never be ignored for money. CURVATION was coughing last time and could get back on track. RATION MY PASSION has a shout if overcomes a wide draw. THE SASH and PUCKER UP could get involved.


#1 Illuminate, #2 Littlewood, #5 Curvation, #13 Ration My Passion

Turffontein Standside, 08.08.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R60.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Small but competitive field. AMERICAN INDIAN beat SECRET POTION easier than the margin suggested and is only 1kg worse off. If holds form should confirm. DROMEDARIS is overdue his 7th victory and cannot be ruled out. Stable mates TOP SHOT, THE BOSBOK and BRAND NEW CADILLAC stay well any any could pull it off.


#1 American Indian, #3 Secret Potion, #2 Dromedaris, #4 Top Shot

Turffontein Standside, 08.08.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R60.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: WAR OF ATHENA ran a brilliant race in the Allan Robertson and the form has been franked. MISS ELEGANCE will enjoy this long run in and if the pace is on from the jump could get up. ELUSIVE WOMAN has a 4kg claim and will look to grab a winning lead. FANTASY FLOWER and SWEET AND SPICY are looking for quartet money.


#2 Miss Elegance, #1 War Of Athena, #3 Elusive Woman, #4 Fantasy Flower

Turffontein Standside, 08.08.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R60.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: On strict collateral form many should contest the finish. MAMAQUERA is in form and on a hat-trick but has been heavily penalised which brings SOUL OF WIT and ENCRYPTION into the reckoning. On a line EMPRESS JOSEPHINE (coughing last time), KAPAMA and MALTEZA warrant respect. COMANECI, ROYAL LINE and TEMENEE (blinkers improved) need to be included in bets.


#10 Mamaquera, #3 Royal Lily, #8 Malteza, #4 Comaneci

Turffontein Standside, 08.08.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R60.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult race to end. OH MERCY ME needed her last run and could get into the reckoning. WESTERN OASIS finished just ahead of CATEGORY FOUR in March and is 2,5kg better off so should turn it around. 9-year-old HIDDEN AGENDA is looking for his 9th victory and is not without a chance. WAR JEWEL, SMOKE, WELSH HARP and KURT’S APPROVAL are more for the short list.


#9 Oh Mercy Me, #11 Western Oasis, #2 Category Four, #1 Hidden Agenda

Best Win: #2 ULULATE

Best Value Bet: #10 MAMAQUERA

Best Longshot: #10 MAMAQUERA