Durbanville Preview – 17 October


Durbanville, 17.10.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R46.000, 13:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Good maiden. FIRE FOR SURE has finished on the podium in each of his 3 starts, won’t be a maiden for much longer – one to beat. Improving PACIFIC DUKE has a wide draw to overcome but can pose a threat with further progress expected after gelding. Well-bred SILVANO’S TIMER caught the eye in his only start on the KZN Poly and ought to improve for that experience, can make his presence felt too. TRACKBUSTER, TAKING SILK and TWIN FLAME all have earning potential. Follow the betting moves with regards to the chances of the newcomers.



#1 Fire For Sure, #2 Pacific Duke, #10 Silvano’s Timer, #11 Taking Silk

Durbanville, 17.10.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R46.000, 13:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive start to the Place Accumulator. VENI VIDI VICCI took off late once the penny had dropped on debut and would’ve come on from that outing – will go close with natural improvement likely. KARIBA HALL has shown promise in both his starts, the latest over course and distance – can fight it out.Newcomer LIFE ON MARS is worth a market check with top jock Anton Marcus up, respect. NOMORE MR NICEGUY, CHAUELS CAMELOT and likely improver GRAND VISION all have claims too and could get into the picture. SERIOUS TAPIT also has earning potential.


#11 Veni Vidi Vicci, #8 Kariba Hall, #9 Life On Mars, #3 Chauels Camelot

Durbanville, 17.10.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R46.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Open. FLY TO RIO has finished on the heels of the winner in both starts at this track, will be a factor. ROSIE ROAN fits a similar profile and will be competitive if building on her last start behind a smart sort. However, BLACK SILVER, who finished behind that rival, will be wiser to the task for thatpleasing intro – could improve to turn the tables. OHWHATANIGHT has finished in the money in both her outings at this track and is likely to have more to offer stepped up in trip now – can pose a threat. AL’S LASS, CRIMSON PRINCESS and newcomer GLITTER IN THE AIR can make their presence felt.


#6 Black Silver, #13 Ohwhatanight, #1 Fly To Rio, #2 Rosie Roan

Durbanville, 17.10.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R46.000, 15:05GMT+2

Race Summary: This presents an ideal opportunity for ARCTIC ICE to shed her maiden tag after finishing 2nd last time out and, more importantly, ahead of no fewer than six of these re-opposing rivals over course and distance. QAARAAT and WHATA FLIGHT got closest on that occasion and with improvement should keep the selection honest. WINTER FURI and CASA ROSADA must raise their games to posea threat. Newcomer BOLDLY GO and returning GRAND PRINCESS are worth a market check and could play minor roles.


#1 Arctic Ice, #3 Qaaraat, #4 What A Flight, #8 Grand Princess

Durbanville, 17.10.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R46.000, 15:40GMT+2

Race Summary: PERFECT STORM was only outrun late on her local debut over shorter – will be fitter for that run + step up in trip should suit. Contender. After back-to-back 2nds in her last 2 starts, the last at this track over 1800m, LUNAR TUNES wouldn’t be winning out of turn – can fight it out. Both FYNBOS and BIGSUZE are capable at this level of the handicap and warrant respect over this trip. POWER GIRL and MISS D’ ARAY could take home a minor cheque.


#1 Perfect Storm, #4 Lunar Tunes, #5 Big Suze, #2 Fynbos

Durbanville, 17.10.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R46.000, 16:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. FLAME TREE has beaten several of these in finishing 2nd in her last2 starts – remains unexposed and should improve this term, so is capable ofgiving weight and a beating to this field if ready after a break. Lightly raced ROSALIE RUNS seldom runs a bad race. She is distance suited and race fit – will pose a threat. REWRITE THE STARS and CATCHAFALLINGSTAR are both better than their disappointing last-start displays suggest and, on their best form, will make their presence felt. FIRST STREET and BOLD DIVA aren’t without chances either in an intriguing contest. Good betting race!


#1 Flame Tree, #2 Rosalie Runs, #4 Catchafallingstar, #3 Rewrite The Stars

Durbanville, 17.10.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R46.000, 16:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. RUSSIAN ROCK and TARANTINO enjoyed promising 2yo careers, both have bright futures so could be worth following from the outset of their 3yo campaigns. MIDNIGHT BADGER has run well at this level since shedding his maiden tag. He gets blinkers fitted now, 4kg off the back + from an inside drawshould represent value. MYHOPESANDDREAMS and ANECDOTE are hard knockers with earning potential too, but a bigger threat is likely to come from well-bred, unexposed last-start winner REAL GONE KID. At the bottom of the weights, DOPPIO ORO is capable of a surprise.


#6 Midnight Badger, #5 Tarantino, #1 Russian Rock, #8 Real Gone Kid

Durbanville, 17.10.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R46.000, 17:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Quartet race, as a case can be made for most – so expect a healthy dividend! GREY PRINCESS chased home ROCKET GIRL over track and trip last time, both have drawn wide but are capable of playing leading roles again. SPRINGISINTHEAIR and ALFRED’S GIRL have maintained their consistency at handicap level and over this trip, neither would be winning out of turn – leading contenders. WINDSOR BEAT and DIVA’S EXPRESS will make their presence felt if building on recent efforts, while unexposed GREEN LIGHT GAL is open to any amount of improvement and capable of staking a claim too. Others have claims.


#2 Springisintheair, #7 Alfred’s Girl, #1 Rocket Girl, #6 Windsor Beat

Best Win: #1 ARCTIC ICE

Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #6 MIDNIGHT BADGER