Turffontein Preview – 15 August


Turffontein Standside, 15.08.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R60.000, 12:05GMT+2

Race Summary: FLASHLIGHT got lost on the Inside track last time and should enjoy this testing straight. The one to beat. ISLAND MISTRESS is improving now and should make her presence felt. TUSCAN LIGHT comes off a long break but has ability and could get into the money. OCEANS PRIDE is having her 30th attempt to escape the maidens but could earn another cheque. REGARDS TO ALL and GALACTICO can improve.


#3 Flashlight, #1 Island Mistress, #4 Tuscan Light, #5 Oceans Pride

Turffontein Standside, 15.08.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R60.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: AL QAQAA found support on debut but was a bit one-paced late. He will relish the extra and will know more about it. SEA WAYS found little support on debut but finished strongly. He should enjoy the extra and the track. FAST DRAW will be the one to catch going for home. PETERSHAM sports blinkers now and could earn. He is coupled with newcomer TROOPER – watch. FOREIGN FIELD and PEA ON THE MINT can improve.


#8 Al Qaqaa, #13 Sea Ways, #1 Fast Draw, #2 Petersham

Turffontein Standside, 15.08.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R60.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: WINTER SMOKE is classy and wasn’t disgraced in the Allan Robertson. She is looking to redeem herself. Both her stable mate CAPTAIN MORISCO and BOWIE won their debuts as geldings and could go on. SOUTH EAST is speedy and will try out pace them. Stable companion and other filly in the rave TOP DRAWER is no slouch but will be looking for further in the near future.


#1 Winter Smoke, #3 Captain Morisco, #4 Bowie, #2 South East

Turffontein Standside, 15.08.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R60.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: This looks a match-race – RAPID FIRE wasn’t far behind in a KZN feature last time and should contest the finish. GREENS went too fast last time with blinkers on but should now know a bit more and will make a race of it. LAETITIA’S ANGEL is held by GREENS but could make the trifecta.


#1 Rapid Fire, #2 Greens, #3 Laetitia’s Angel, #7 Bold Leah

Turffontein Standside, 15.08.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R60.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Computaform Sprint winner RIVARINE beat hot favourite MR FLOOD and they meet on the same terms, both weighted to shoulder 62kg. They give plenty of weight to the other 7 runners and could do battle again. The nod goes to MR FLOOD who could get back on track. BOHICA won his only try this track and trip and could get the better of stable mate ORAVAR. CHIEF OF STATE and DOWN TO ZERO could get into the mix.


#2 Mr Flood, #1 Rivarine, #8 Bohica, #4 Down To Zero

Turffontein Standside, 15.08.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R60.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: GOLDEN BELLE has found early form and should be hard to stop from completing a hat-trick despite 62kg on her back. RUNNING BRAVE is well above average and is versatile. She could capitalise if the winner fluffs her lines. The remaining 6 runners are all capable of getting into the frame.


#1 Golden Belle, #2 Running Brave, #5 Double ‘O’ Eight, #6 Pool Party

Turffontein Standside, 15.08.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R60.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: TAHITIAN ORANA was not striding out last time and could chalk up win number 4, however, if you go on strict form HEART OF A LEGEND meets her on 14kg better terms for a 4 length beating on her March run and appears to have her measure. MAGIC MILA should be cherry-ripe and could strike form. STRADA STATALE, BELLA ROSA and SULTANAH could make the money.


#1 Tahitian Orana, #7 Heart Of A Legend, #2 Magic Mila, #4 Strada Statale

Turffontein Standside, 15.08.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R60.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: BOLD FORTUNE ran on smartly when not fancied in the betting on debut. If ridden in a similar fashion should grab them. NABEELA is another that does well when covered early and will run on. CHARMING LASS should enjoy the extra and should be thereabouts. SUPER DUPER has been costly to follow but her turn won’t be long in coming. GIN SLING could place.


#10 Bold Fortune, #3 Nabeela, #1 Charming Lass, #4 Super Duper

Turffontein Standside, 15.08.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R60.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: SOLDIERS SONG will relish the 2000m at this testing track and could take honours if doesn’t give too much start. Also a slow starter, ELECTRA FLYING showed improvement in blinkers and could hold form with GREAT ESTEEM who is running close up and QUARARI’S VALENTYN who wasn’t far behind. ANOTHER PENNY is improving with racing and could get into the picture. PRINCE IN WAITING could improve.


#3 Soldiers Song, #4 Electra Flying, #2 Great Esteem, #1 Another Penny


Best Value Bet: #3 SOLDIERS SONG

Best Longshot: #3 SOLDIERS SONG

Author: Melissa