Turffontein Preview – 14 November


Turffontein Standside, 14.11.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R70.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Two runners come off good debut runs, SEA VIRESCENT and DESERT BOY. Both will improve with experience and could fit it out. The latter looks sure to try to steal a winning lead but the former could grab him. MARRAKECH has not been far behind in all 9 races and should get into the money again. Many are looking to improve and respect money for newcomers.



#12 Sea Virescent, #10 Desert Boy, #5 Marrakech, #13 Supreme Dance

Turffontein Standside, 14.11.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R70.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: FLORENTINE was backed on debut but showed inexperience and was beaten into 2nd place. She will know more about it and rates the one to beat. Many are looking for minor money including OBLIGE, BELLA BLACK and SPACE RACE. Biggest threats, however, could come from first-timers SAY WHEN and PINK COSMOS.


#8 Florentine, #12 Say When, #11 Pink Cosmos, #9 Oblige

Turffontein Standside, 14.11.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: ROYAL WULFF has been costly to follow but could get it right on his 6th attempt. COURTROOM MAGIC has been close up in both starts to date and should get into the reckoning. HUMBLE TUNE found support on debut and is sure to improve. On his debut run SHAH AKBAR could threaten. He races fresh and should do better. THE TIME IS NOW, THUNDERJET and ENRICO CECCHETTI could make the Quartet.


#3 Royal Wulff, #8 Courtroom Magic, #10 Humble Tune, #11 Shah Akbar

Turffontein Standside, 14.11.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R85.000, 14:19GMT+2

Race Summary: Corne Spies has 5 of the 8 runners but COCKNEY PRIDE looks the right one in the yard. She is best in at the weights and has found her form. Stable companions WHAT YOU ARE and GOLDEN PHEASANT are running well and could get into the money. PURE STATE needed his first run as a gelding and will improve. He shouldn’t be far off. WHIPPING BOY isn’t well in but is fit and well and could take home a cheque.


#2 Cockney Pride, #3 Pure State, #6 What You Are, #4 Whipping Boy

Turffontein Standside, 14.11.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R85.000, 14:54GMT+2

Race Summary: CIRILLO won both starts over this course and distance and will be at peak fitness to increase the sequence. RUNNING BRAVE has produced some quality performances and cannot be underrated. ZOUAVES (disappointed last time), FROSTED GOLD (may just need it) and APPROACH CONTROL (runner-up last 2) have all done well this track and trip and could get into the mix.


#1 Cirillo, #5 Running Brave, #2 Zouaves, #3 Frosted Gold

Turffontein Standside, 14.11.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive Gardenia Stakes. Three-year-olds VERNICHEY who raids from Durban, ANNA CAPRI, SLALOM QUEEN as well as stable companions SPRINGS OF CARMEL and MIRACLE FLIGHT are out to prove they are worthy challengers. With so many speedsters around, it could, however, go to 4-year-old TRUE TO LIFE who has a powerful finishing burst. Many are capable of running into minor money.


#2 True To Life, #9 Vernichey, #4 Springs Of Carmel, #10 Miracle Flight

Turffontein Standside, 14.11.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R125.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Light weights could feature in the Victory Moon Stakes over 1800m. VICTORIA PAIGE found problems last time but could make amends. SNOW PALACE ran a shocker last time but has blinkers back on and could find her best form. Expect a better run from DANCE CLASS. ASTRIX gives them 3kg but is now ready for the extra and should be in with a good chance. TILBURY FORT has a shout if he doesn’t just need the run. Others are looking for minor money.


#10 Victoria Paige, #2 Astrix, #12 Dance Class, #11 Snow Palace

Turffontein Standside, 14.11.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: SECOND BASE doesn’t tackle a strong field. He will appreciate the extra and rates the one they all have to beat. MAJOR RETURN showed marked improvement sporting blinkers and could win again. Old-man STREET FLYER is a hard knocker and always has a money chance. NEBRAAS comes off a lengthy lay-off and could just need it. ATOMIC BLONDE needed his last outing and can only improve.


#5 Second Base, #8 Major Return, #11 Street Flyer, #1 Nebraas

Turffontein Standside, 14.11.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R77.500, 17:15GMT+2

Race Summary: QUICK WIT will enjoy 1600m and further now and should give a good account of herself in her peak run. AFTERNOON TEA is another who will have no problem with the trip and should be cherry-ripe for action. COMET CRYSTAL Is running close-up and should give another genuine performance. Watch if CASTELLANO attracts support. She needed her last run in her new surroundings. PRETTY BORDER could get into the money.


#8 Quick Wit, #4 Afternoon Tea, #10 Comet Crystal, #1 Castellano

Best Win: #5 SECOND BASE

Best Value Bet: #10 VICTORIA PAIGE

Best Longshot: #10 VICTORIA PAIGE