Durbanville Preview – 2 September


Durbanville, 02.09.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R46.000, 12:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. TICKET TO RIDE in the money in each outing after debut + drawn well = will be competitive. PICTURE THE MOMENT improving with experience, blinkers fitted now – can improve to play a role. BLINGKING will improve over the extra after pleasing debut – must overcome wide draw, warrants respect. Well-related THE GATEKEEPER caught the eye on debut over track//trip, would have come on since – should be a factor. Watch the betting on the newcomers.


#14 The Gatekeeper, #6 Blingking, #1 Ticket To Ride, #3 Picture The Moment

Durbanville, 02.09.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R46.000, 13:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Several of these have prior engagements, so their participation in this must be monitored. ROCKIN’ RINGO, STANLEY and BLACK BELT all have winning credentials and could claim honours if taking their place in the line-up, but it could pay to follow the progress of improving AL’S MY DADDY who will need toprove his fitness after a rest to play a prominent role. MIDNIGHT BADGER and ANECDOTE have scope – can make their presence felt. Last-start winner DESTIN should again have a say in the outcome too. Good race!


#2 Al’s My Daddy, #7 Destin, #3 Stanley, #4 Black Belt

Durbanville, 02.09.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1250m, Turf, R46.000, 14:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. LEGAL DREAM is one of several from the Snaith yard with a winning chance, with improvement expected after a pleasing debut – be thereabout. MISS TEXAS and MIRROR ME will also be wiser to the task. OHWHATANIGHT finishedahead of the latter on debut and from a good draw should fight it out. SOCIAL BUTTERFLY is also likely to have a say if taking her place in the lineup.LADY CATHERINE has earning potential if overcoming a wide gate. Newcomer WILD CREATURE is bred to have a bright future, so any market support for this indivaidual must be take seriously.


#9 Ohwhatanight, #4 Legal Dream, #8 Miss Texas, #13 Wild Creature

Durbanville, 02.09.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R46.000, 14:35GMT+2

Race Summary: WARRIOR BLING produced a promising debut before a subsequent rest during which he was gelded – expect improvement and a bold showing if race ready. TARA ITI is anther likely improver after a pleasing recent debut – will be a factor. NORTHERN SONG and IRISH TRACTOR were close-up in recent outings and will make their presence felt if taking their place in their lineup. KARIBA HALL must overcome a wide draw but will be wiser to the task after a fair intro.


#3 Warrior Bling, #11 Tara Iti, #9 Northern Song, #7 Irish Tractor

Durbanville, 02.09.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R46.000, 15:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Open. CRUISE ALONG and DOUBLE REWARD should pose more of a threat at this level having contested stronger races in each of their last 2 outings – must be respected. FIRST STREET bounced back to form reverting to this trip last time – ideally distance suited, will be competitive again. FYNBOS made her comeback in the same race and should strip a fitter horse for that outing, soexpect improvement + weighted to turn the tables on these terms = value proposition. Yet to see the best of unexposed DIVA’S EXPRESS who also warrants consideration. QUEEN’S CLUB improved latest over this trip – include.


#4 Fynbos, #2 First Street, #7 Queen’s Club, #5 Diva’s Express

Durbanville, 02.09.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R46.000, 15:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. CROME YELLOW and LOVE HAPPENS renew rivalry having met in a similar contest over 1600m recently. There won’t be much between the pair again – they should fight it out. The well-performed former will strip fitter after that pleasing comeback and will pose a threat on these terms, although slight preference is for the lightly raced latter who could have more to give in his 3rd run after a rest. BLACK KNAP is the only other likely winner – yet to see the best of this well-related colt.


#2 Love Happens, #1 Crome Yellow, #5 Black Knap, #6 Silver De Lange

Durbanville, 02.09.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R46.000, 16:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Must see. Unbeaten CAPTAIN OF STEALTH makes eagerly anticipated return – exciting prospect, warrants respect despite obvious lack of race sharpness. Course-and-distance specialist SPECTRA FORCE won a similar contest when last seen, beating consistent+honest READY STEADY GO and KAMPALA CAMPARI – won’t be much between that trio again on revised terms. The latter will be fitter for that comeback outing, could turn the tables now. MERAKI loves it here and can make his presence felt too. Last-start winners HURRICANE HARRY and ICON PRINCESS arent without chances either. The speed will be on!


#4 Captain Of Stealth, #1 Kampala Campari, #2 Ready Steady Go, #7 Spectra Force

Durbanville, 02.09.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R46.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: LOVE NOTE got going late on sprint debut – will improve for experience and step up in trip, one to beat. WIFE OF WINDSOR and BILLIE JEAN both likely toimprove over the extra too, will pose a threat. Both ROSEMARY MEADOW and CAPE TO RIO have shown enough to make their presence felt too. Others can get into the picture too.


#10 Love Note, #12 Wife Of Windsor, #8 Billie Jean, #1 Rosemary Meadow


Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #4 FYNBOS

Author: Melissa