Turffontein Preview – 17 October

RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: TURFFONTEIN INSIDE@2020.10.17

Turffontein Inside, 17.10.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R70.000, 11:55GMT+2

Race Summary: MISS VENEZUELA sports blinkers for the first time and if they have no adverse effect could go on with it. LHASA STAR is having her peak run and won’t go down without a fight. MAKE A PENNY is improving nicely and could get into the fight for honours. MAUBY wasn’t disgraced when not fancied on debut this track and trip and could get into the picture. SUNSET BEACH and FORT SNOW could place.

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Selections:

#1 Miss Venezuela, #2 Lhasa Star, #3 Make A Penny, #10 Mauby

Turffontein Inside, 17.10.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: THE GYPSY KING has been unlucky not to have won yet but it could be his day. ROYAL WULFF was not himself on the poly last time but could get back on track. STAGEWORLD found no support on debut but ran on stoutly to get close in3rd. On his penultimate run CONFESSOR comes into the reckoning. TAKAGARI attracted money on both starts and if sound could produce on the day. QUATTRO PASSI and KOURA could place.

Selections:

#5 The Gypsy King, #4 Royal Wulff, #11 Stageworld, #6 Confessor

Turffontein Inside, 17.10.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 2600m, Turf, R70.000, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: THE SANDWICH MAN runs for Sherman Brown. He ran close up over this course and distance last time and could make a winning debut in his new surroundings. FORT LOVE does his best for Calvin Habib up and he is back in the saddle again. FAST DRAW has Piere Strydom in the irons and his judge of pace could determine the winner. ROYAL SIEGE could make the Quartet.

Selections:

#1 The Sandwich Man, #3 Fort Love, #2 Fast Draw, #6 Royal Siege

Turffontein Inside, 17.10.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R77.500, 13:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Mike De Kock has 2 strong contenders FOREVER MINE and AL MUTHANA. Both won impressively on debut but Callan Murray seems to have jumped off the latter and on to the other. Watch the money. Another needing respect is WILLOW EXPRESS who is capable of improvement. He is coupled with best-weighted PURE STATE who may need his first run as a gelding. WHAT YOU ARE ran flat last time and could place.

Selections:

#4 Forever Mine, #6 Al Muthana, #5 Willow Express, #2 What You Are

Turffontein Inside, 17.10.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R77.500, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Stable companions PUTINS PROMISE and CERTIFIABLE are to renew battle. This time the former could have his revenge on 1kg difference for a neck defeat. POP ICON needed his last run and with 4kg off his back could capitalise. RIVER JORDAN comes off a rest and cannot be left out of calculations. WHORLY WHORLY has a shout on collateral form. GOLDEN PHEASANT will be at peak fitness.

Selections:

#6 Putins Promise, #4 Pop Icon, #5 Certifiable, #7 River Jordan

Turffontein Inside, 17.10.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R77.500, 14:45GMT+2

Race Summary: MALMOOS was heavily backed when winning comprehensively on debut and can only come on. MISS ELEGANCE has a bad habit of giving start and if this was the outside track she would be a strong selection. TANZANITE QUEEN races in her new surroundings and if the money comes then respect. AFTER HOURS won with a bit in hand last time and could get into the action. ASTRAL PLANE could take home a cheque.

Selections:

#1 Miss Elegance, #2 Tanzanite Queen, #3 Malmoos, #4 After Hours

Turffontein Inside, 17.10.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R77.500, 15:20GMT+2

Race Summary: WINTER STORIES is on the up. He hasn’t the best of draws but will have no problem with the track. With a fast pace likely to be set by VISIWAY and GALACTIC WARRIOR runners like SPANISH BOY and BERGERAC will be flashing up late if not chasing. BATTLEOFTRAFALGAR will have the run of the race and could time it to perfection.

Selections:

#4 Winter Stories, #8 Spanish Boy, #1 Battleoftrafalgar, #5 Bergerac

Turffontein Inside, 17.10.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: After a narrow defeat on debut COPPER MOUNTAIN reeled off 2 wins in a row, one over this course and distance. He has a bright chance of completing a hat-trick. CAMPA eased in the betting on debut but won as he liked. The littleextra should suit. BATTLE CREEK has recorded 6 of his 7 victories over thistrip but has yet to win at this track. SILVER MASTER could prove best of his stablemates.

Selections:

#1 Copper Mountain, #2 Campa, #4 Silver Master, #3 Battle Creek

Turffontein Inside, 17.10.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R77.500, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: CREAM SODA took a walk in the betting when flashing up late to win on debut. She is looking for further but could double up. GREENS makes her track debut but the draw could be costly. Also drawn poorly is ROYAL LILY who will becatching late. THE FIFTH WAVE is rarely far behind. WINTERS POWER comes offa maiden win but could go in again. Others with claims.

Selections:

#1 Greens, #9 Cream Soda, #2 Royal Lily, #4 The Fifth Wave

Best Win: #4 FOREVER MINE

Best Value Bet: #1 MISS ELEGANCE

Best Longshot: #1 MISS ELEGANCE