Kenilworth Preview – 24 October

RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: KENILWORTH@2020.10.24

Kenilworth, 24.10.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R46.000, 12:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive start to a cracking card. SILVER SABRE was all at sea in the early stages of her belated debut over this course and distance but once the penny had dropped, caught the eye with a smart finish, displaying a good turnof foot. She wasn’t beaten far and, with natural improvement, can contest the outcome. QUEEN NIYABAH has filled the runner-up berth in both starts so wouldn’t be winning out of turn – will make her presence felt. Well-bred WILD CREATURE finished 2nd behind a subsequent winner over course and distance last time out – can fight it out too. Others looking for minor money.

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Selections:

#3 Silver Sabre, #10 Wild Creature, #9 Queen Niyabah, #4 In Your Time

Kenilworth, 24.10.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R46.000, 13:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. DOLLAR BRAND has decent form behind several useful sorts – needs todo more to win. Place chance. MACH FOUR was a close-up 2nd over track and trip when fitted with cheekpieces last start. Can fight it out again with headgear retained. BENJAMIN has a deep draw to negotiate but also the form to becompetitive – include. NEGREANU drew widest but is open to improvement after gelding, warrants consideration. Frankel colt DIVERGENT is another to keep an eye on after a modest intro. LEGITIMATE showed promise in KZN, gelded now, warrants respect. TRAVEL MASTER is worth another chance, include.

Selections:

#2 Mach Four, #11 Legitimate, #12 Travel Master, #1 Dollar Brand

Kenilworth, 24.10.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R46.000, 14:00GMT+2

Race Summary: GAINSFORD trounced his maiden rivals by more than 7 lengths over this trip when wearing blinkers for the first time – more needed against this opposition under 60,5kg but has most scope for improvement + headgear is retained.Hard-knocking handicapper PINK FLOYD and hat-trick-seeking MOON ROCK, who runs well for hot apprentice Josh Solomons, are likely to keep that rival honest. Will pose a threat. ALASKAN NIGHT is distance suited + registered his only win at this track = another to consider after a pleasing comeback run. TIMES NEW ROMAN, RED EIGHT and DESTRUCTION BOY have earning potential.

Selections:

#1 Gainsford, #4 Alaskan Night, #3 Moon Rock, #2 Pink Floyd

Kenilworth, 24.10.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1100m, Turf, R46.000, 14:35GMT+2

Race Summary: RUN FOX RUN lost her unbeaten record to re-opposing Equus Champ RUSSET AIR in a 1000m Grade 1 on Met day, when the former got going late to be beaten just over a length. The pair renew rivalry on similar terms butthe latter may struggle to confirm his superiority over the less-exposed filly. Smart SILVER OPERATOR is likely to need the outing after a layoff but retains ability – could go well fresh. Capable ELUSIVE TRADER and speedy ICON PRINCESS could get a look in under their apprentice riders. BILLY SILVER has earning potential too.

Selections:

#3 Run Fox Run, #1 Russet Air, #4 Silver Operator, #2 Fabian

Kenilworth, 24.10.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R46.000, 15:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Well-bred THE GATEKEEPER made the expected improvement when stepped up in trip last time, easily accounting for his maiden rivals over 1400m – there’s more to come from him over the extra 200m, so it could pay to follow his progress. Fellow 3yo NOIR’S BOY should pose a threat in receipt of 3kg from that rival. Both DOUBLE BLUE and CONTACT ZONE made all to shed their maiden tags when last seen and could be hard to peg back under handy galloping weights – respect. They should ensure an honest tempo which should suit REX UNION, who also has claims. BROTHER LOUIS can’t be discounted either.

Selections:

#1 The Gatekeeper, #5 Noir’s Boy, #3 Brother Louis, #4 Rex Union

Kenilworth, 24.10.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R125.000, 15:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Smashing renewal of this Grade 3 feature, with a number of these hoping to secure their spots and/or throw their name into the hat for Cape Guineas contention. However, it’s difficult to look beyond INVINCABELLE who impressed as a 2yo, beating several smart sorts. Among them, subsequent Langerman winner JET DARK, runner-up LINEBACKER and 3rd-placed HYDE PARK who made a winning3yo bow. Hat-trick-seeking colts RASCALLION and SPEED MACHINE warrant respect – can make their presence felt. MASTER OF POWER and MY BESTIE are others to consider with improvement likely over this trip. Must see!

Selections:

#4 Invincabelle, #1 Jet Dark, #5 Hyde Park, #2 Rascallion

Kenilworth, 24.10.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R150.000, 16:25GMT+2

Race Summary: A typically high-class renewal, featuring a number of well-performed fillies and several others with untapped ability – all with progressive profile, though. Both PRINCESS CALLA and TRICKSTER fall into the first category, having run well in a 2yo Gr.1 when last seen. LEMON DELIGHT and FIFTYSHADESDARKERfit a similar profile but both had their colours lowered by ZARINA, who ought to improve for that run and be better suited by this step up in trip. VERONICA MARS and DAZZLING SUN can get a look in if overcoming wide draws. MARMALISA and TWO PENNIES are unknown quantities – warrant inclusion.

Selections:

#1 Princess Calla, #2 Trickster, #4 Zarina, #5 Lemon Delight

Kenilworth, 24.10.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R46.000, 16:55GMT+2

Race Summary: PINKERTON is unbeaten this term, winning twice at this level over 1250m from as many starts. He finished well under a 4-point penalty last time and a further 2-point rise is unlikely to prevent him from completing a hat-trick. The step up to 1400m in his peak outing (3rd after rest/gelding) should alsobe to his liking. Hard-knockers MERAKI, who should be suited by conditions,and capable PHOTOCOPY (held by the selection) could get into the picture, though a bigger threat may come from likely improver LIBERTY HALL after a pleasing Cape comeback. CAPTAIN FLINDERS isn’t without a chance either

Selections:

#6 Pinkerton, #5 Captain Flinders, #3 Liberty Hall, #1 Meraki

Kenilworth, 24.10.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R46.000, 17:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Few of these inspire any confidence on exposed form, so include as many as the budget allows in what is a wide-open contest. WYLIE’S TRACTOR and CASANOVA KING caught the eye by running on well over shorter when last seen, suggesting there’s more to come over this trip. ALFRED’S LEGACY seldom finishes far off the action and, despite a wide draw, could get into picture again. THEMADIRISHSHERIFF could get away if allowed to dictate, so warrants respect. SAVANNAH BUDDY and FLY OVER could play roles in the outcome if confirming improvement. CAPTAINS WORLD and ONE WAY TRAFFIC are others to consider.

Selections:

#9 Casanova King, #6 Wylie’s Tractor, #4 Savannah Buddy, #8 Captains World

Best Win: #6 PINKERTON

Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #1 PRINCESS CALLA