Kenilworth Preview – 21 November

RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: KENILWORTH@2020.11.21

Kenilworth, 21.11.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1950m, Turf, R46.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Many with chances in a competitive opener. THE SUMMONS threatened to leave the maiden ranks before an excusable last run over further. She’s capable of better especially reverting to a favourable trip. SWAZI QUEEN was getting closer to opening her account prior to her one-paced effort last time out. Blinkers should bring about improvement. SILVER MARIA and HIEMS VENIT improved to finish ahead of KAYC AL last time. Both stayed on well over a shorter trip and could have more to offer over the extra. BAD REPUTATION improved over track and trip last start and should be competitive.

Selections:

#3 Swazi Queen, #1 The Summons, #8 Bad Reputation, #4 Hiems Venit

Kenilworth, 21.11.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R46.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky contest. Little separates IRIS and VIRIDIAN LIGHT based on their recent meeting over course and distance. They’re closely matched on revised terms and are likely to be competitive again. Hard-knocker FOURS A CROWD wasn’t far behind that pair and is better off at the weights, so should make her presence felt. Last-start maiden winners QAARAAT and WINTER FURI have scope to improve and could get into the picture too. MISS MILLSTREAM isn’t without a chance either reverting to competition against her own sex.

Selections:

#1 Iris, #3 Viridian Light, #5 Fours A Crowd, #2 Qaaraat

Kenilworth, 21.11.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R46.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open race. DELTA QUEEN lost her unbeaten record at this track in a feature race after a break. Expect better now with a drop in class. DARK CRYSTAL and BOOMPS A DAISY are distance suited, fit and in good form so likely to expose any chinks in that rival’s armour. Both PIPPIELANGKOUS and VODKA LIME will be prominent and could go all the way if allowed. Capable SPIRIT FESTIVAL will be doing her best work late and could get into the picture if not too far out of her ground.

Selections:

#2 Dark Crystal, #3 Boomps A Daisy, #4 Delta Queen, #5 Vodka Lime

Kenilworth, 21.11.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R85.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: TIMES NEW ROMAN overcame a wide draw to finish second over track and trip last start. Now well-drawn in his peak outing and one of just three winners, could represent value. Stablemate SOVEREIGN ROSE is overdue a win after four consecutive runner-up finishes. A bigger threat may come from OPERA SWING who has opened her account and finished second over track and trip when last seen. WIFE OF WINDSOR, FORT RED and CARLO COLLODI all have earning potential, as does GIMME ACES who is likely to improve going this trip for the first time.

Selections:

#1 Times New Roman, #7 Opera Swing, #6 Sovereign Rose, #2 Gimme Aces

Kenilworth, 21.11.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R1.250.000, 15:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Hard to assess. SEEKING THE STARS is unbeaten with blinkers on and made all to win a Grade 3 over track and trip last start, so is preferred. LEMON DELIGHT and BALLROOM BLISS were fourth and fifth respectively in a fillies’ Grade 2 when last seen, so should be competitive in receipt of weight. FAST LOVE wasn’t disgraced in a 2yo Grade 1 last time out and subsequent gelding may have done him good – respect. TARANTINO has solid handicap form so must be respected too. NORTHERN SONG, SPIRITUAL WIND, and SONIC BURST are other who could get involved.

Selections:

#1 Seeking The Stars, #11 Lemon Delight, #12 Ballroom Bliss, #3 Fast Love

Kenilworth, 21.11.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R175.000, 15:40GMT+2

Race Summary: A typically high-class renewal of the traditional Cape Guineas prep. Unbeaten MALMOOS will take a power of beating. He cost a hefty sum and has delivered, winning with authority in each of his three starts, including a Highveld feature over this trip last time out. CRIMSON KING was a close-up third in a 2yo Grade 1 when last seen and subsequent gelding may have brought him on further – poses a threat. LINEBACKER and RASCALLION were second and third over 1400m in a Grade 3 last time and should improve over the extra. Stable companions THE GATEKEEPER and HOEDSPRUIT could get into the action.

Selections:

#1 Malmoos, #4 Crimson King, #3 Rascallion, #2 Linebacker

Kenilworth, 21.11.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R175.000, 16:15GMT+2

Race Summary: A race dominated by the Snaith yard. RIO QUERARI got the better of CAPTAIN TATTERS over a similar trip last month and should confirm superiority. However, riding arrangements suggest ERIK THE RED, unbeaten over track and trip, is the pick of the yard’s trio. FABIAN and CARTEL CAPTAIN aren’t at their sharpest but remain capable. THIRD RUNWAY is a smart sprinter and runs well for jockey Morne Winnaar, so can make her presence felt. READY STEADY GO, ELUSIVE TRADER and POINT OF SALE have consistent sprint form. WORLDS YOUR OYSTER boasts a smart record over track and trip.

Selections:

#10 Erik The Red, #5 Rio Querari, #4 Captain Tatters, #3 Third Runway

Kenilworth, 21.11.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R46.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race, featuring three smart Grade 1 winners. CLOUDS UNFOLD gave 10kg to the winner when second on her comeback and, on these terms and with that run under her belt, will be hard to beat. However, MISSISIPPI BURNING is also likely to improve for that outing and should get closer. ICON PRINCESS will be competitive on that form. SILVANO’S PRIDE and FREEDOM SEEKER may need the run after a rest but both remain capable. CAPITANA has done little wrong and could raise her game. PHIL’S DANCER is quick and under a light weight should feature prominently for much of the way.

Selections:

#1 Clouds Unfold, #8 Phil’s Dancer, #4 Icon Princess, #3 Missisippi Burning

Kenilworth, 21.11.2020, Race 9, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R46.000, 17:25GMT+2

Race Summary: CONTACT ZONE beat a smart field when winning on handicap debut and could follow up. ROCKIN’ RINGO has found his niche racing from the front and is well weighted. ARCTIC DRIFT may have needed his last, while the same can also be said of CAPTAIN FLINDERS. Both will strip fitter. JAILHOUSE ROCK and BLACK BELT could get into the picture too, if reproducing their best form, while DESTIN, MIDNIGHT BADGER and ANECDOTE aren’t without hope. Promising three-year-olds LION’S HEAD and ZO LUCKY add further intrigue to a competitive concluding contest.

Selections:

#6 Contact Zone, #3 Rockin’ Ringo, #4 Arctic Drift, #1 Captain Flinders

Best Win: #1 MALMOOS

Best Value Bet: #1 TIMES NEW ROMAN

Best Longshot: #1 TIMES NEW ROMAN