Turffontein Preview – 20th March

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: TURFFONTEIN STANDSIDE@2021.03.20

Turffontein Standside, 20.03.2021, Race 1, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R70.000, 12:25GMT+2

Race Summary: MASTER OF LAW and NOBLE STRIKER both attracted money when finishing close together recently but the former was on debut and could have more to come. Only filly in the race FRANCA has not been disgraced in both her starts and could be involved in the finish. Watch the first-timers. Stables have lines and serious money must be respected.

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Selections:

#3 Master Of Law, #8 Franca, #5 Noble Striker, #4 Mitch Got His Wish

Turffontein Standside, 20.03.2021, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R85.000, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Small field but difficult to assess. BINGWA hasn’t been far off the best in recent features and could frank the form. MARYGOLD never travelled well in her last run and is a lot better. Raider KELPIE has won 4 of her 5 starts over 1600m and must be respected. Stable companions TIERRA DEL FUEGO and CAPTAIN AND MASTER could win if at their best.

Selections:

#5 Bingwa, #4 Marygold, #3 Captain And Master, #2 Kelpie

Turffontein Standside, 20.03.2021, Race 3, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R70.000, 13:35GMT+2

Race Summary: HOLLYWOODBOUND was quietly fancied on debut and was narrowly beaten. She will know more about it. ROUTE SIXTY SIX showed good improvement on the Polytrack last time while stablemate VOLTRON needs to jump well to be in the shake-up. HAMAAMA was not striding out on debut and a better performance is expected. Watch the many newcomers, especially SPLASH OF GREEN.

Selections:

#6 Hollywoodbound, #13 Splash Of Green, #11 Route Sixty Six, #5 Hamaama

Turffontein Standside, 20.03.2021, Race 4, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R70.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: A good contest. ROYAL WULFF has been threatening from debut and if the gelding has been successful he could go on with it. EYES ON TIGER has also been knocking and finished almost a length ahead of GRAPPLER who had to switch, so it could get close between them. COUNTRY MILE is running well and could get into the mix. LOVE LIES needed his first run as a gelding. He is coupled with newcomer POMELO – watch!

Selections:

#1 Royal Wulff, #2 Eyes On Tiger, #3 Grappler, #8 Pomelo

Turffontein Standside, 20.03.2021, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 14:45GMT+2

Race Summary: GRIMALDI was beaten when a hot favourite last time but is back on home ground and should make amends. TRACK COMMANDER finished alongside MANTERIO in December but disappointed last time. He sports blinkers now and any improvement should see him challenge. The former’s stablemate, IRISH WILLOW, is running well and should get into the money. FAST DRAW has had his chances but with MCEBISI and newcomer PAPERLESS POST, could earn.

Selections:

#1 Grimaldi, #3 Track Commander, #2 Manterio, #11 Irish Willow

Turffontein Standside, 20.03.2021, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R100.000, 15:23GMT+2

Race Summary: The Jacaranda Handicap looks competitive. Lightly raced SEEHAM should have been a lot closer last time and could get into the action. Stable companion MAGICAL FLIGHT and SPARKLING WATER finished on top of each other and either could have a say in the result. SHIVERS is running well and with JET START, BALLET SHOES, HEART STWINGS and SUNSHINE SILK could make the Quartet.

Selections:

#7 Seehaam, #9 Sparkling Water, #8 Magical Flight, #5 Shivers

Turffontein Standside, 20.03.2021, Race 7, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R125.000, 15:58GMT+2

Race Summary: WINTER SMOKE looks the one to beat in the Sycamore Sprint. She has run 8 times for 3 wins and 5 places and is looking to double up over this course and distance. TROPIC SUN should chase her home. She is 4.5kg better off with RIO’S WINTER and needs to make up 0.75 lengths. Top weight MILL QUEEN, DOUBLE ‘O’ EIGHT, RISK TAKER and SPRING BREAK could make the frame.

Selections:

#2 Winter Smoke, #8 Tropic Sun, #3 Rio’s Winter, #1 Mill Queen

Turffontein Standside, 20.03.2021, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R85.000, 16:33GMT+2

Race Summary: Sean Tarry’s 3 runners could fight this out, WONDERWALL, PUTONTHEREDLIGHT and WILLOW EXPRESS. The last mentioned is only a 1-time winner taking on 7 and 8 time winners yet he appears to have most scope for improvement and could take honours. WONDERWALL comes off a rest and could just need it. PUTONTHEREDLIGHT is rarely far off and has a chance. APPROACH CONTROL has a shout if settles. NORDIC REBEL cannot be ignored for money. Stablemates. ZOUAVES and CATEGORY FOUR could score.

Selections:

#7 Willow Express, #4 Putontheredlight, #3 Approach Control, #2 Wonderwall

Turffontein Standside, 20.03.2021, Race 9, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R70.000, 17:08GMT+2

Race Summary: CLEVELAND is in form and on a hat-trick. He beat LAST OF A LEGEND by just over a length but is 1.5kg better off and it could go to the wire. SUN GIANT won well sporting blinkers for the first time and this track will suit. SILVER MASTER shouldn’t be far off on his last run. GLOBAL ASH races in his new surroundings and could get a flying kick-off. AUGUST RAIN and MASTER SUPREME could feature if he behaves at the start.

Selections:

#11 Sun Giant, #5 Cleveland, #1 Last Of The Legend, #4 Silver Master

Best Win: #1 GRIMALDI

Best Value Bet: #1 ROYAL WULFF

Best Longshot: #1 ROYAL WULFF