Turffontein Preview – 24 October


Turffontein Inside, 24.10.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R70.000, 11:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky opener. CASTLE CORNER, PURPLE PANTHER and SUPREME ELEVATION have good form, but the last mentioned could battle from a wide draw. Many are looking to attract money. COURTROOM MAGIC did well on debut but is coupled with newcomer NARTJIE. EURO CENT finished on top of them on debut but ran a flat 2nd run – he is coupled with first-timer NAMIB DESERT. Watch the betting.



#5 Purple Panther, #4 Castle Corner, #12 Namib Desert, #6 Supreme Elevation

Turffontein Inside, 24.10.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R70.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: MYNAGE looks to have best recent form but appears to have breathing problems and cannot be backed with confidence. DICE THE BULLET is bred to travel the extra but needs to go on with it. SUPER DUPER is a trier and deserves her maiden win. She should confirm with PEARL DANCER who needs to make up 3 lengths. PURPLE SHADOW and SECRET STRIKE could make the frame.


#1 Dice The Bullet, #3 Super Duper, #5 Mynage, #2 Pearl Dancer

Turffontein Inside, 24.10.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R70.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: SEA WAYS disappointed when a hot favourite last time but tries further now and could get on track. MASTER MARINER could get into the reckoning on current form. BELIEVEINTHEFUTURE jumps up in distance and must be respected. GRAZINGINTHEGRASS is maturing now and could make his presence felt. ROCKPAPERSCISSORS was backed on debut but found problems and has drawn wide out.


#8 Sea Ways, #9 Master Mariner, #10 Believeinthefuture, #11 Grazinginthegrass

Turffontein Inside, 24.10.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R77.500, 13:45GMT+2

Race Summary: NAFOORAH is on the up and could make it 3 wins from 4 starts. MAGIC VISION is holding form and could get into the money again. MAJOR RETURN showed improvement in blinkers. OUR COYS has a chance in his new surroundings but needs to jump on terms. SKIMINAC needed his last run and could get into the picture. OUR MAN IN HAVANA and FLASH BURN could improve on recent form.


#3 Nafoorah, #8 Magic Vision, #1 Skiminac, #5 Our Coys

Turffontein Inside, 24.10.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R70.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Open. SHORTSOP could record his 7th victory in a moderate line up if he doesn’t give away too much start. HOT GOSSIP, SECOND BASE and STRIKEITLIKEAMATCH have wide draws to contend with but are not without chances. Stable companions ICE MAN COMETH, DUKE OF SWING and THANDEKHILE are capable of pulling it off. Recent maiden winner BANGOR NIGHT could follow up.


#7 Shortstop, #3 Hot Gossip, #2 Second Base, #1 Ice Man Cometh

Turffontein Inside, 24.10.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R70.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Another difficult race. PEACEONTHEROCKS is threatening for her 2nd win and could achieve it from a good barrier position. MALTEZA comes off a rest and could get into the picture. LAETITIA’S ANGEL should enjoy the extra and could go in again. COMET CRYSTAL, SOUL OF WIT and GET SET are more for the short list.


#5 Peaceontherocks, #4 Malteza, #3 Laetitia’s Angel, #8 Comet Crystal

Turffontein Inside, 24.10.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R70.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: GARDEN PARTY is a moody sort but if ridden with hands and heels could outpace the field again. CAPTAIN MORISCO was not striding out last time and could prove a live danger. STARFLASH is ready to spring his surprise again. PRECIOUS STONE cannot be ignored for money. PILLAROFTHEEARTH has a chance on hisJuly run.


#2 Garden Party, #4 Captain Morisco, #9 Starflash, #8 Precious Stone

Turffontein Inside, 24.10.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R77.500, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: VASEEM is well handicapped. He meets ROCK THE GLOBE (comes off a rest) and AGAINST THE GRAIN (first run as a gelding after a long break) who may not beready for this yet. WHAT YOU ARE has Piere Strydom from pole position whichcould see her challenge. FIRE AND ICE races as a gelding after a break and may not be fully wound up. THUMBS UP had to share his maiden win but will come on.


#1 Vaseem, #5 What You Are, #2 Rock The Globe, #6 Against The Grain

Turffontein Inside, 24.10.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: BEQUEST was backed on debut and didn’t raise a sweat to win. She meets 4-time winner GOLDEN SPIRAL (receives 0,5kg) who is in form but has drawn poorly. Reserve runner FROMHERETOETERNITY comes off feature races in Greyville so if gets a run could feature. Others are looking for minor money.


#1 Bequest, #2 Golden Spiral, #5 Initiator, #11 In Full Bloom

Best Win: #3 NAFOORAH