Turffontein Preview – 13 February

RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: TURFFONTEIN STANDSIDE@2021.02.13

Turffontein Standside, 13.02.2021, Race 1, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R70.000, 12:20GMT+2

Race Summary: EYES ON TIGER has been threatening and should be involved in the finish. ACE OF SPADES attracted some money when 2nd on debut and if not troubled by breathing will be thereabouts. AL SAKEET makes his debut before this – watch the form. LAZY GUY, BLUE EYES and newcomer GOLD STORM could make the frame.

Selections:

#5 Ace Of Spades, #1 Eyes On Tiger, #8 Gold Storm, #2 Lazy Guy

Turffontein Standside, 13.02.2021, Race 2, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R70.000, 12:55GMT+2

Race Summary: LEE EXPRESS was quietly fancied on debut but got going late to run 4th. She will know more about it. Stable companion DALGETY BAY was beaten recently 1.50 lengths by DIFFERENTIATE and the latter should confirm. ZODIAC PRINCESS is never far behind and could make the frame. BROADWAY BABE, COSMIC RAY and GREENHILL could get into the Quartet.

Selections:

#10 Lee Express, #5 Differentiate, #1 Dalgety Bay, #2 Zodiac Princess

Turffontein Standside, 13.02.2021, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: SMUTS is improving with racing and is maturing nicely. He could get off the mark. MAJOR WINTER lost his rider last time but showed marked improvement before that. He will enjoy the distance and could get into the action. LIGHT WITHOUT is starting to show while stable companion DANCE PARTNER can improve on debut.

Selections:

#1 Smuts, #2 Major Winter, #3 Light Without, #9 Dance Partner

Turffontein Standside, 13.02.2021, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R85.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: ANNA CAPRI is well handicapped and should make a bold bid. RAPID FIRE is best over the minimum distance but meets SWEET SENSATION on 5.5kg worse terms for a 2.75 beating. VALYRIAN KING is very fast but may find 5.5kg too much to give ANNA CAPRI. IMPRESSIVE DUCHESS is looking for minor money.

Selections:

#4 Anna Capri, #2 Rapid Fire, #5 Sweet Sensation, #3 Impressive Duchess

Turffontein Standside, 13.02.2021, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R77.500, 14:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. APOLLO ROBBINS returned to best and beat SELL HIGH (2kg better off) narrowly last time. MASTER SUPREME (always gives start) and BARAK (needed the outing) weren’t far behind and it could get close all round. NIMCHA comes into the reckoning on earlier form. CAPTAIN CHORUS is honest and with WESTERN FORT and TYRUS EXPRESS cannot be ignored for money.

Selections:

#4 Sell High, #5 Barak, #7 Master Supreme, #9 Apollo Robbins

Turffontein Standside, 13.02.2021, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R300.000, 15:20GMT+2

Race Summary: The Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas sees two top fillies renew rivalry, ANYTHING GOES and WAR OF ATHENA. When they met recently WAR OF ATHENA got the upper hand by 1.75 lengths but her opponent needed the run, was hampered by a slipped saddle and is 1kg better off. GEE FOR GO, MISS ELEGANCE and CARALLUMA are looking to increase their breeding value.

Selections:

#1 Anything Goes, #2 War Of Athena, #3 Gee For Go, #4 Miss Elegance

Turffontein Standside, 13.02.2021, Race 7, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R525.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: The World Sports Betting Gauteng Guineas is sure to be a thriller. Stable companions MOUNT PLEASANT and MALMOOS both lost their unbeaten status last time but neither was at his best and they are sure to bounce back. CATCH TWENTYTWO was well beaten by MALMOOS but won both features convincingly. He has come on and must be in with a great chance. SECOND BASE is underrated and has won 5 of his 6 starts – respect. Others are looking for minor money.

Selections:

#2 Catch Twentytwo, #4 Second Base, #3 Malmoos, #1 Mount Pleasant

Turffontein Standside, 13.02.2021, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R150.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: The Wilgersbosdrift Tommy Hotspur is wide open. WINTER SMOKE has finished close up in all 7 starts and should give another good showing. TRUE TO LIFE has blinkers back on and if they have no adverse effect, he could get into the shake-up. BOLD RANSOM is honest and must be respected while stablemate MIRACLE FLIGHT showed a form return sporting blinkers. WINTER STORIES and MOMBELA will be catching late.

Selections:

#9 Winter Smoke, #2 True To Life, #3 Bold Ransom, #8 Miracle Flight

Turffontein Standside, 13.02.2021, Race 9, Gallops, 1100m, Turf, R77.500, 17:05GMT+2

Race Summary: ZIMBABA showed true form when easily accounting for CELESTIAL LOVE last time and despite a 3kg disadvantage could confirm the form. TOTO did well after a rest but drops in distance, however, the blinkers could sharpen her up. BELLA BLACK hasn’t been far back in her post-maiden runs and could take home a cheque. DUNYAA disappointed in her post-maiden but could do better.

Selections:

#1 Zimbaba, #2 Celestial Love, #3 Toto, #4 Bella Black

Turffontein Standside, 13.02.2021, Race 10, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R85.000, 17:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult race to end. WHORLY WHORLY is in top form and could complete a hat-trick, however, on their meeting in December EXPRESSFROMTHEUS could have his measure. ZOUAVES and TIERRA DEL FUEGO are best over this course and distance and could win it. CHIJMES drops in trip but could finish off strongly. GOLDEN PHEASANT, LADY OF STEEL and PUTONTHEREDLIGHT could get into the mix.

Selections:

#3 Expressfromtheus, #6 Whorly Whorly, #4 Zouaves, #2 Chijmes

Best Win: #1 SMUTS

Best Value Bet: #10 LEE EXPRESS

Best Longshot: #10 LEE EXPRESS