Turffontein Preview – 19 September


Turffontein Inside, 19.09.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R76.000, 12:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. From pole position PETERSHAM looks sure to attempt to go all the way. THE KOP (improving with racing), DAWN OF A NEW ERA (last run better than appears) and MASTER ULETIDE (decent debut) should all relish the longer trip and will try to chase him down. EMERALD FOE pulled with blinkers last time but if settles will make her presence felt. ASH could feature. Watch newcomer ROCKPAPERSCISSORS.



#10 The Kop, #6 Dawn Of A New Era, #11 Emerald Floe, #9 Master Uletide

Turffontein Inside, 19.09.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R76.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult to assess. QUATTRO PASSI has been consistently close-up and rates the one to beat. However, many runners are capable of improving; ROOIPOORT (problems last time), SPOOKY (rested), MASTER MARINER (distressed last time), CRACK ON and TAKE ON ME (better trip). Newcomer HUMBLE TUNE must be respected if fancied.


#1 Quattro Passi, #6 Master Mariner, #9 Humble Tune, #2 Rooipoort

Turffontein Inside, 19.09.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R76.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: TWICE THE ACT never got into the race last time but just before that ran close to Sentbydestiny who won a feature subsequently. SO THEY SAY showed marked improvement this course and distance last time and could get it right here. Look for improvement from ABERDARE who is looking for the extra. FORT SNOW, PASCHALS SAMORE and OCEANS PRIDE could get into the Quartet.


#5 Twice The Act, #11 So They Say, #6 Aberdare, #10 Fort Snow

Turffontein Inside, 19.09.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 2600m, Turf, R76.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: FORT LOVE has been threatening and could get it right on his 18th attempt. TUSCAN LIGHT has had her chances but appeared a bit flat in her last run, the 2nd run after a rest. EUPHORIANT has improved in blinkers and should make a race of it. CAPPELLA MAGNA never got into it last time but is better than that. CORSAGE, as well as stablemates ROYAL SIEGE and TEMPLE OF REASON could make the frame.


#2 Fort Love, #8 Tuscan Light, #7 Euphoriant, #1 Cappella Magna

Turffontein Inside, 19.09.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 2600m, Turf, R76.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: TOP SHOT just beat stablemate THE BOSBOK (1kg better) with DROMEDARIS (3kg better off) a length behind. It could go to any of them. DAWN ASSAULT gives 6kg and more to them but is unbeaten in both starts this course and distance and could complete a hat-trick. GOLD GRIFFIN has done some mileage lately but cannot be ignored on form. BARAK is on the up and looking for a hat-trick. HERO’S HONOUR can feature.


#2 Dawn Assault, #3 Dromedaris, #4 Top Shot, #6 The Bosbok

Turffontein Inside, 19.09.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R76.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: CATEGORY FOUR is holding form and takes on many who are showing erratic form. The one they have to beat. HIDDEN AGENDA is getting on but should run into the picture. MASTER AND MAN, BANHA BRIDGE, GENERAL JACKSON, CHEVRON, JAGESA JAGESA, KURT’S APPROVAL and IN FOR A PENNY are all capable at pulling it off on best form.


#2 Category Four, #6 Hidden Agenda, #5 Chevron, #8 Kurt’s Approval

Turffontein Inside, 19.09.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R76.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: IKIGAI wasn’t disgraced behind Champion Stakes winner Golden Ducat last time and should show his class here. Mare SARAGON receives 8kg from him which could enable her to fight it out. REBEL’S CHAMP never runs a dull race and should get into the frame. ZOUAVES is better than his last run. DIVINE ODYSSEY and FIRED UP could get into the mix.


#1 Ikigai, #9 Saragon, #2 Rebel’s Champ, #4 Zouaves

Turffontein Inside, 19.09.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R76.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: JUST KIDDING was runner-up in her last 2 sporting blinkers but on their meeting in June there should be nothing between her and NOW YOU SEE ME on paper. MEERCAT is on the up and should be at peak fitness. DESTINY’S GAME usually gives start but could do a lot better here. STRADA STATALE, KAYLA’S CHAMP and COMET CRYSTAL could make the money.


#4 Meercat, #2 Just Kidding, #5 Now You See Me, #1 Destinys Game

Turffontein Inside, 19.09.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R76.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: CURVATION and FLY NORTH renew battle. The former beat his rival by 1,25 lengths over this distance but is 1,5kg worse off. It could get interesting. The fight for minor money could go to any of WELSH HARP, EX’S ‘N OH’S, READYSETGLO, SACRED LOTUS, PRETTY JOLLY and PICCADILLY SQUARE.


#2 Curvation, #8 Fly North, #5 Ex’s ‘N Oh’s, #9 Pretty Jolly

Best Win: #1 IKIGAI

Best Value Bet: #2 FORT LOVE

Best Longshot: #2 FORT LOVE