Turffontein Preview – 12 September


Turffontein Inside, 12.09.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R76.000, 11:55GMT+2

Race Summary: SHOWDOWN KID passed the post first last time but was disqualified after weighing in under the required weight. EMERALD FLOE showed improvement on the Polytrack last time and sports blinkers for the first-time. EMERALD CREST comes off a rest and if ready should be in the shake-up. LHASA STAR can do better. Watch the newcomers.


#1 Showdown Kid, #2 Emerald Crest, #3 Karin B, #5 Emerald Floe

Turffontein Inside, 12.09.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R76.000, 12:25GMT+2

Race Summary: After a lengthy lay-off, PAW PATROL races as a gelding now for his new yard and looks the stable elect over PETERSHAM who has form. Respect any support. ENRICO CECCHETTI found problems last time and if sound will do a lot better. CUSTOM MADE is threatening and the stable is firing. BINGWA should enjoy the jump up to a mile. BACK TO BLACK and BURNING ICE could get into the frame.


#2 Paw Patrol, #6 Enrico Cecchetti, #3 Custom Made, #10 Bingwa

Turffontein Inside, 12.09.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R76.000, 12:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Despite speedy cutting ROUGE ALLURE won easily last time and beat RISK TAKER (1kg better) by 3 lengths with KAYLA’S CHAMP and ENCRYPTION further back. However, before that ROUGE ALLURE was well beaten by RISK TAKER but was reported coughing. TAHITIAN ORANA is running well and must be considered here. SHIVERS is looking to improve more.


#2 Rouge Allure, #3 Risk Taker, #4 Tahitian Orana, #5 Kayla’s Champ

Turffontein Inside, 12.09.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R76.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: FLOWER SEASON has been threatening but has a wide draw and could play second fiddle again. Stable companion WONDEROUS is improving nicely and could get into the mix. WATCHING CLOSELY has a better draw than both of them and if problem free could take honours. WINNING QUEEN, COTOPAXI, SHE’S A CRACKER, BURNT JASPER, LIVERPOOL LEGEND and TEQUILA are looking for minor money. Watch newcomer WAR WORTHY.


#7 Watching Closely, #1 Flower Season, #6 War Worthy, #12 Wonderous

Turffontein Inside, 12.09.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R76.000, 14:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Any of the 9 runners could have a say in the matter. ILLUMINATE and RABIA THE REBEL will be looking for the lead and hoping to go all the way. The latter, however, could prefer a galloping track. LADY AMHERST deserved her maiden victory but the form has not been franked. SAMMI MOOSA is always in with a money chance and is on a handy weight. PLUM FIELD has a chance if in the right mood. JACKO BOY can improve more.


#5 Illuminate, #4 Lady Amherst, #8 Sammi Moosa, #6 Rabia The Rebel

Turffontein Inside, 12.09.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R76.000, 14:45GMT+2

Race Summary: MATADOR MAN races in his new surroundings. He has the class but often loses his races at the start. AMERICAN INDIAN pulled up fatigued last time but is back on his favourite track and could win it. Look for a better run from ORPHEUS – he ran a bit flat last time. SHENANIGANS drops in distance but will be motoring late. DAWN ASSAULT has a chance if he gets his act together.


#1 Matador Man, #3 American Indian, #5 Orpheus, #6 Shenanigans

Turffontein Inside, 12.09.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R76.000, 15:20GMT+2

Race Summary: OSCAR WILDE should be at peak fitness and on 2kg better terms with CATEGORY FOUR could make up the deficit and reverse the form. After 4 consecutive seconds SELL HIGH and partner Piere Strydom could go one better. ROCKY PATH has ability but could be short a run. ROOI TOM found form and shouldn’t be far off. SWORDER STREET was a runaway maiden winner but has a hefty weight and could need it.


#7 Sell High, #9 Oscar Wilde, #10 Rocky Path, #6 Category Four

Turffontein Inside, 12.09.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R76.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Piere Strydom appears to have hopped off OCEANIA to ride MADAME PATRICE but it may not be the right decision. The 5kg difference could favour the former over the 1200m. ROYAL LILY comes into the reckoning on decent recent form. Lightly raced TOTO and WILD N GREY have plenty of scope for improvement. Others are looking for minor money.


#8 Oceania, #3 Madame Patrice, #1 Royal Lily, #5 Toto

Turffontein Inside, 12.09.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R76.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race to end. PRECIOUS STONE is ready to try the 1200m trip again and if given a chance will finish off strongly. There should be nothing between PUTINS PROMISE and BATTLE CREEK (1kg better for 1,5 lengths) and either could take honours. WRITTEN IN STONE cannot be written off and must be included in all bets. HOW DOES IT TASTE and THE SANDS could upset the apple cart.


#4 Precious Stone, #5 Putins Promise, #1 Battle Creek, #8 Written In Stone



Best Longshot: #7 WATCHING CLOSELY

Author: Melissa