Kenilworth Preview – 25 November


Kenilworth, 25.11.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R46.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: IZAPHA improved last start (first as gelding) over further despite pulling. A faster pace over shorter should suit. Further progress is likely – leading contender. T’CHALLA disappointed over course and distance after promising debut second – worth another chance and capable of posing a threat. Of the newcomers, riding arrangements suggest ORLOV is preferred to stable companion FOUND THE DREAM – watch the betting. JACKBEQUICK is closely related to speedy stablemate Kathleen, so may be quick enough to have a say on debut – another to consider.


#5 Izapha, #9 T’Challa, #6 Jackbequick, #8 Orlov

Kenilworth, 25.11.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R46.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: DE BULL got going late when fourth on debut over a similar trip, with the winner of that race going on to win again. He could improve any amount with that experience – hard to oppose. COOLUSIVE also likely to improve on fair intro when fifth over track and trip – could make presence felt. HAPPY CHAPPY has shown enough to be competitive but needs to do more to win. A bigger threat may come from newcomer HAPPY ARISTOCRAT so any market support must be respected.


#7 De Bull, #8 Happy Aristocrat, #6 Coolusive, #2 Happy Chappy

Kenilworth, 25.11.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R46.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. QUEEN NIYABAH hit the woodwork twice, once over track and trip, before fluffing her lines over further last time – will appreciate a return to this trip. CROWN DIAMOND improved when leading for much of the way, finishing fourth over course and distance recently. She can build on that. GALIEK YO BABY stayed on to finish third on debut over shorter and should improve. Well-bred newcomer BRAVE NEW WORLD, Silvano debutantes SILVER STEPS and SPRING FESTIVAL, and Twice Over filly STARBOARD (pick of Nel-trained newcomers on riding arrangements) are all worth a market check.


#2 Queen Niyabah, #9 Galiek Yo Baby, #7 Crown Diamond, #6 Brave New World

Kenilworth, 25.11.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R46.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. HEARTBREAK HOTEL has been getting closer to shedding his maiden tag but has his work cut out from a wide draw. DIRTY MARTINI and LEGITIMATE have raised their game after gelding. Both will be competitive over this trip in their peak outings. CRACK IT OPEN has gone the right way with blinkers fitted. Well drawn and likely to enjoy the extra, he could make his presence felt. SUPERIOR LEADER is another likely improver going this trip. From a good draw should be a factor. DIVERGENT and JUAN CARLOS should also give better accounts of themselves going this trip for the first time.


#5 Legitimate, #7 Superior Leader, #4 Dirty Martini, #14 Divergent

Kenilworth, 25.11.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R46.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: DO ANGELS CRY has improved going this trip and was second over course and distance last time out. GLITTER IN THE AIR has run well in both starts over shorter distances. A step up to this trip likely to suit. Can improve to shed maiden tag. Both PERFECT PRINCESS and ZETA JONES improved stepping up in trip last start. Further progress is likely. EVERGLOW and INBETWEEN DREAMS have earning potential too.


#9 Glitter In The Air, #1 Do Angels Cry, #2 Perfect Princess, #10 Zeta Jones

Kenilworth, 25.11.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R46.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Race worthy of Graded status. Much, however, will depend on the fitness of high-class RAINBOW BRIDGE who, if anywhere near ready, will take a power of beating. AFRICAN NIGHT SKY and regally bred WILD COAST return from their respective layoffs but remain capable of posing a threat on their best form. SILVER OPERATOR and CAPTAIN OF STEALTH are talented individuals, and both are capable of having a say if rediscovering their best. PHOTOCOPY seldom runs a bad race and is another who could get a look in.


#1 Rainbow Bridge, #3 Wild Coast, #4 Silver Operator, #5 Captain Of Stealth

Kenilworth, 25.11.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R46.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. WATER SPIRIT and SOVEREIGN SECRET are capable sorts. Both likely to improve after comeback outings. Place chances. Both SECRET DEPTHS and ROCKET GIRL are distance suited and in good form, they’re proven at this level and closely matched on a recent meeting – respect. FIFTYSHADESDARKER is open to improvement trying this trip but has a bit to find on ZARINA who finished ahead of her in a 3yo Grade 2 feature last time. That runner’s stablemate GIMME GIMME GIMME seldom runs a bad race and could complete a stable Exacta/Quinella.


#3 Zarina, #5 Gimme Gimme Gimme, #6 Fiftyshadesdarker, #4 Secret Depths

Kenilworth, 25.11.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R46.000, 17:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. SILVER SABRE and RAIN IN NEWMARKET were both maiden winners over track and trip last time out. There should be more to come from the pair. Stable companions GAYLEACTIC STAR and MUSICAL GLITCH have run well since shedding their maiden tags. Both have scope for further progress, so are likely to make their presence felt. GERTRUDE BELL fits a similar profile and is likely to have more to offer stepping up to this trip. LA QUINTA, HAMMIE’S FAN and NOBLE RHYTHM have the form and experience to stake a claim too.


#1 Silver Sabre, #2 Rain In Newmarket, #9 Gayleactic Star, #12 Gertrude Bell


Best Value Bet:

Best Longshot: #1 SILVER SABRE