Kenilworth Preview – 21 May


South Africa Horse Racing Previewss: KENILWORTH@2022.05.21

Kenilworth, 21.05.2022, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 12:05GMT+2

Race Summary: STRATOSPHERIC built on the promise of his debut 4th with a narrow 2nd last time out and could open his account if making further improvement. LANG’S POWER was on debut when finishing 4th in that race and with natural improvement should pose more of a threat. More-experienced rival NOT IN DOUBT was sandwiched between that pair and should make his presence felt again. SEEKING THE ONE made a pleasing introduction and is likely to have come on since, so could also have a say in the finish. Watch the betting on newcomers LITTLE SUNNY, DANCE VARIETY and I’M A MAN.



#9 Stratospheric, #5 Lang’s Power, #8 Seeking The One, #7 Not In Doubt

Kenilworth, 21.05.2022, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: KING MO represents the Michael Faraday form of 3 runners in the opener and ought to build on the promise of his debut, so rates the one to beat. CIDER HOUSE RULES, who was fancied on debut, and LE MANS have experience and could improve to stake a claim. However, a bigger threat could come from well-related newcomers COSMIC EVENT, SETTLE THE DUST and SPACE EXPLORER – watch the betting, which could provide a guide to their chances on debut.


#5 King Mo, #3 Cosmic Event, #6 Le Mans, #8 Settle The Dust

Kenilworth, 21.05.2022, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: CAMILLE CLAUDEL was 2nd on debut over track and trip before filling the runner-up berth again over 1000m at her next start. She’ll be more at home reverting to this trip and should make it third time lucky. PONTE VECCHIO finished alongside that rival on debut and should also improve, so is expected to pose a threat. BETTY BOOP and INARA’S DYNASTY, both out of Grade 1 winners, should improve with the benefit of an introductory run under their belts so could have more to offer. RENY makes most appeal of the newcomers and should be respected, especially if the market speaks in her favour.


#2 Camille Claudel, #7 Ponte Vecchio, #1 Betty Boop, #4 Inara’s Dynasty

Kenilworth, 21.05.2022, Race 4, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R70.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: GYPSY EXPRESS confirmed the promise of her debut 3rd with a fast-finishing 2nd over 1000m next time out and, on the evidence of that display, could go one better with the extra 200m likely to bring about further improvement. QUEEN OF SPARTA caught the eye in behind that rival, showing signs of her obvious inexperience on debut, and with natural progress expected is likely to challenge for race honours. BUTTERFLY BEAUTY and GOLDEN HOSTESS make the shortlist too, after promising debuts which they are likely to build on, and must be included. Newcomers DAISY DUKE and TUSCANY are worth noting.


#5 Gypsy Express, #7 Queen Of Sparta, #4 Golden Hostess, #2 Butterfly Beauty

Kenilworth, 21.05.2022, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Many with chances. ADIOS AMIGOS and HAN SOLO arrive in pursuit of hat-trick wins but the former is preferred with recent race fitness on his side. GALLIC TRIBE, however, is better off on these revised terms and should turn the tables given a 1.5kg weight turnaround for a length beating. Stablemates SILVANO’S DASHER and QUEEN’S WOOD have scope to improve and are likely to do so going this trip, so cannot be discounted. TOUT A FAIT should get closer too and is another to keep onside. Good race!


#3 Gallic Tribe, #1 Adios Amigos, #9 Queen’s Wood, #2 Han Solo

Kenilworth, 21.05.2022, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R150.000, 15:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Small but quality line-up. GOING UP got going late in the first leg of the fillies’ Winter Series over 1600m, suggesting this step-up in trip could bring about improvement and a return to winning ways. SHE’S A RAINBOW and MARIA QUEROL both have a bit to find on that form but are unexposed over the distance so could improve to pose a threat. FORRIES FOREVER will appreciate the extra and is likely to make her presence felt. PEUT ETRE MOI is in good form but this step-up in class demands more and she’ll need to improve to have a say.


#3 Going Up, #2 She’s A Rainbow, #5 Forries Forever, #1 Maria Querol

Kenilworth, 21.05.2022, Race 7, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R250.000, 15:45GMT+2

Race Summary: FUTURE PRINCE moved up strongly at the 400m in the First Leg of the Winter Series only to be outrun by GEM KING (1kg worse off) over 1600m. He is weighted to reverse that form and could do so if given a more patient ride. The latter is expected to make another bold bid, though, and will likely fight it out. PACAYA may have needed the outing (after rest/gelding) when finishing behind that pair and is expected to improve. Stablemates WINCHESTER MANSION and POMODORO’S JET are intriguing entries. Both are smart colts, relatively unexposed and likely to improve going this distance.


#3 Future Prince, #1 Gem King, #2 Pacaya, #8 Pomodoro’s Jet

Kenilworth, 21.05.2022, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R55.000, 16:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. DIFFERENT FACE has been competing at a higher level since being imported and relief given her by the handicapper could pave the way to a maiden local success. MA BLACK was running well prior to her rest and should be competitive if returning in the same form. CHILLY WINTER, WHAT A STATE and SEEKING PEACE are all closely matched on the form of a recent meeting and are likely to be involved with a repeat of those performances. APOLLO MOON, however, finished ahead of them last time and could have their measure again. SUPER SIRI remains capable too but is inconsistent. Tricky!


#6 Apollo Moon, #4 Chilly Winter, #1 Different Face, #3 What A State

Kenilworth, 21.05.2022, Race 9, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R60.000, 16:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Well-related IRISH WILDFLOWER should bounce back to form. She wasn’t disgraced on handicap debut over an inadequate trip and it may have been a case of too much too soon for her in a 3yo fillies’ feature last time. This drop to this class will suit and a big run is expected despite a wide draw. Last-start winners WHATSINADREAM and RAISING QUINN have more to do after resultant penalties but are likely to pose a threat nonetheless. SACHA and MAGICAL JAVA can put disappointing recent efforts behind them and remain capable of making their presence felt. GOLDEN DAH and HAMMIE’S FAN can earn.


#3 Irish Wildflower, #1 Whatsinadream, #4 Raising Quinn, #2 Golden Dah


Best Value Bet: #6 APOLLO MOON

Best Longshot: #6 APOLLO MOON