Turffontein Preview – 11 November


Turffontein Inside, 11.11.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R70.000, 12:50GMT+2

Race Summary: This is a difficult race to assess. Johan Janse van Vuuren has 3 runners – PRINCE ALF (races before this), MANTERIO (appears stable elect) and ABIA (not far off) and any could get into the reckoning. DUKE OF ABERCORN showed improvement before a short rest and should make a race of it. RICCARDO and ASH are looking for minor money. Biggest threats could come from first-timers EAGLE ALLEY and IRISH RAIN – watch.



#2 Duke Of Abercorn, #7 Eagle Alley, #10 Irish Rain, #11 Manterio

Turffontein Inside, 11.11.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R70.000, 13:25GMT+2

Race Summary: First reserve EMALINE will be hard to beat if she gets a run. RUBY WOO eased in the betting on debut but wasn’t disgraced and will come on over the extra with the experience gained. EMERALD FLOE has been running close up and could get into the mix. LADY NICA ran a flat second run after a rest. Others are looking for minor money


#14 Ruby Woo, #5 Emerald Floe, #7 Lady Nica, #1 Ginseng

Turffontein Inside, 11.11.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R70.000, 14:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Not a strong field and reserve runners could come into the play. MELCHIZEDEK hasn’t been running far off them and could go in. FOREVER LIGHT has a wide draw to contend with but could get into the action. CONTRAIL has ability but usually doesn’t jump well and has to play catch-up. She was given a long break and hopefully she has learnt to focus. IN FULL BLOOM, WESTERN OASIS and PRIVATE RULER could get into the mix.


#10 Melchizedek, #3 Forever Light, #1 Contrail, #6 In Full Bloom

Turffontein Inside, 11.11.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R70.000, 14:35GMT+2

Race Summary: On his penultimate run VAR AGLOW finished ahead of STARFLASH, GANG LEADER, and DEWALI and should confirm the form but for luck in running. MIND READER is holding form and should make her presence felt. IMPRESSIVE DUCHESS shouldn’t be far off. After winning on debut ON A HIGH NOTE ran downfield after pulling up not striding out. He could get back on track.


#3 Var Aglow, #5 Starflash, #8 Gang Leader, #7 Mind Reader

Turffontein Inside, 11.11.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R77.500, 15:05GMT+2

Race Summary: WINTER SMOKE and SWEET SENSATION did battle before and they finished together. It could get close again. GREENS has done well since sporting blinkers and shouldn’t be far off. SOUTHERN CHARM is back over 1000m and could double up this course and distance. VARINA needed her last run and has plenty of speed to keep up. COCKNEY PRIDE needs to get back to best.


#2 Winter Smoke, #3 Greens, #8 Sweet Sensation, #4 Southern Charm

Turffontein Inside, 11.11.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R77.500, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Paul Peter has 3 speedsters, CHE BELLA, SOUTH EAST and VISIWAY. The latter two met up before this and both ran below form. ALL OF ME had an enforced rest after bleeding and if problem-free could take it. Nine-year-old ISPHAN is holding form and could take home another cheque. MADAM PATRICE can use a handy weight to her advantage.


#2 All Of Me, #8 South East, #10 Visiway, #3 Che Bella

Turffontein Inside, 11.11.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R77.500, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: This promises to be a humdinger. BINGWA got going late in strong company last time and if ridden similarly should be in the shake-up. LOUIS GEM should enjoy the longer trip and will do better. DR DOOLITTLE and PURPLE PANTHER come off maiden wins with similar form while HAVE A GO JO won on debut as a gelding. All could go on. KINGSLEY’S HEART gives weight all round but could make the frame.


#2 Bingwa, #5 Louis Gem, #4 Dr Doolittle, #8 Have A Go Jo

Turffontein Inside, 11.11.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R70.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: A tricky race to end the meeting. CURVATION beat FLY NORTH by 1.25 lengths in September and is 1kg better off, however, she has fared slightly worse in the draw. Luck in running will play an important role. ILLUMINATE has drawn well and is looking to double up this course and distance. If SHEZAGLO stays the extra she could be a force to reckon with. TARTAN DANCER, CONSOL QUEEN and THE SASH could get into the mix.


#4 Illuminate, #3 Curvation, #11 Fly North, #1 Shezaglo


Best Value Bet: #4 ILLUMINATE

Best Longshot: #4 ILLUMINATE