Turffontein Preview – 10 October


Turffontein Inside, 10.10.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult to assess. Paul Matchett has a strong hand with BLUE EYES who will appreciate the little extra as well as CAROLINA REAPER and BOLD JAZZ who are both capable of making the frame. Mike De Kock has fillies BOLD ALLURE who wasn’t disgraced on debut and newcomer MEENEERA who found support before being scratched. SERGEANT YORK improved in blinkers on the poly last time. EMERALD FLOE has a shout if settles.



#4 Blue Eyes, #3 Sergeant York, #11 Bold Allure, #12 Meeneera

Turffontein Inside, 10.10.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky race where first-timers ARYAAM and QUEEN ANNE’S LACE could have a say – watch the betting. MALVERN has a good barrier position and could feature. BITTER WIND has improved after a break and the stable is hot. IRISH WILLOW found no support on debut but wasn’t disgraced. She can only improve. WINTERS POWER has No 1 draw and comes into the reckoning.


#1 Malvern, #8 Aryaam, #2 Bitter Wind, #5 Winters Power

Turffontein Inside, 10.10.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. LEADING LAD (improved after a rest) and WHAT A WHAT (races as a gelding now after a rest) are both drawn poorly but are not without chances. MASTER MARINER should make his presence felt. CAPTAIN CUPID had an off day here last time but is better than that. BAYMAX can improve on debut but he is coupled with newcomer DAVID’S PALACE – watch.


#6 Master Mariner, #12 David’s Palace, #1 Leading Lad, #7 Captain Cupid

Turffontein Inside, 10.10.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R70.000, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: After consecutive seconds FSQUADRON has the draw and distance in his favour and could go one better. Also well drawn is NUSSPLY who was coughing last time and the distance should suit. He is coupled with WOLFFS WORLD who is looking to improve over the longer trip. FAST DRAW will probably be in front going for the judge but needs to keep going. ROOIPOORT is starting to show.


#10 Fsquadron, #1 Nussply, #2 Fast Draw, #3 Rooipoort

Turffontein Inside, 10.10.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 2600m, Turf, R85.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. BARAK got up narrowly to grab GOLD GRIFFIN over this course and distance recently but meets his rival on 5kg worse terms. Over this trip he could battle to confirm. FACTOR FIFTY ran well behind SUNSHINE SILK in the Gold Cup but was ahead of her before that. Look for a better run from SHENANIGANS. Stable companions TOP SHOT and ODD ROB could make the frame.


#9 Gold Griffin, #8 Barak, #2 Factor Fifty, #4 Sunshine Silk

Turffontein Inside, 10.10.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: CAPTAIN MORISCO was gallant in defeat last time but could chalk up a deserved 2nd victory. SPANISH BOY found no more with a change in tactics last time but is back over a preferred trip and could grab them late. VAR AGLOW is better than recent form and could feature. WE ALL CHOMIES and HOLY MAN cannot be left out of calculations.


#4 Spanish Boy, #3 Captain Morisco, #6 Var Aglow, #9 We All Chomies

Turffontein Inside, 10.10.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R77.500, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. Both TAHITIAN ORANA and ELUSIVE FORCE are in hot form and either could complete a hat-trick. Luke Ferraris is off the latter and hops aboard the former while S’manga Khumalo jumps off the former and rides CASTELLANO. Joker in the pack could be WYLIE WENCH who was rested after an indifferent run. DESTINYS GAME and NOW YOU SEE ME could be held by STRADA STATALE. LILY BLUE looks good but faces stronger.


#3 Wylie Wench, #1 Tahitian Orana, #2 Elusive Force, #7 Strada Statale

Turffontein Inside, 10.10.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R85.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: YOUCANTHURRYLOVE just needed his first run as a gelding and the extra will suit. WARRIOR’S REST is never far off. ASTRIX made all the running to win well after a rest and could go in again. DIVINE ODYSSEY and GREEN HAZE could feature if anything near their best. Stablemates CHARLES (first run for yard) and FIRED UP (needed it) as well as SOLDIER ON could get into the mix..


#4 Youcanthurrylove, #1 Warrior’s Rest, #6 Astrix, #2 Divine Odyssey

Turffontein Inside, 10.10.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R77.500, 17:05GMT+2

Race Summary: St John Gray has a knack of keeping his runners on the boil. This includes ULULATE who is looking for 4 straight wins and with a handy weight could succeed. PROSPECTOR is only having his 5th career start and looks to be improving with racing. CRANK IT UP is running close-up and should again be thereabouts. ETCHED IN BLUE, ROOI TOM and recent debut winner SOMASONIC could get into the reckoning.


#9 Ululate, #8 Prospector, #6 Crank It Up, #7 Etched In Blue

Best Win: #10 FSQUADRON

Best Value Bet: #4 BLUE EYES

Best Longshot: #4 BLUE EYES