Turffontein Preview – 3 July


South Africa Horse Racing Previews: TURFFONTEIN STANDSIDE@2022.07.03

Turffontein Standside, 03.07.2022, Race 1, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 12:45GMT+2

Race Summary: NICE MOVE has been close up in all 3 starts and should be involved in the finish. ROCK THE FOX was obviously not at peak fitness after a rest as she drifted in the betting. Look for a serious challenge. UNYIELDING wasn’t disgraced on her sprint debut and should make good improvement over 1600m. BALLYCOTTON could make the Quartet.



#1 Nice Move, #6 Rock The Fox, #7 Unyielding, #4 Alyeska

Turffontein Standside, 03.07.2022, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: TOTAL PROTECTION was narrowly beaten when tried over this distance in his 2nd start and should contest the finish. Biggest threat should come from fellow two-year-old THERMOPYLAE who also showed good improvement in his 2nd start over the extra. The battle for minor money could be fought out between PRIME EXAMPLE, CLAP OF THUNDER, WARBONNET CREEK and newcomer RIVER ROMEO.


#9 Total Protection, #8 Thermopylae, #6 Prime Example, #7 River Romeo

Turffontein Standside, 03.07.2022, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R55.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: BELLA ROSA has been threatening for her 3rd victory and could have her just reward. SILLY FELLA is holding form and another honest effort is expected. BANHA BRIDGE should be ripe and ready and must be considered for honours. Stable companion SILVERY BLUE is running well and they shouldn’t finish far apart. MCEBISI hasn’t been far back in his post-maiden runs and should be thereabouts again. LESHAWES, GOLDEN TUNE, WIND SOCK and ENGLISH PRIMROSE could find minor money.


#8 Silvery Blue, #10 Bella Rosa, #1 Banha Bridge, #11 Silly Fella

Turffontein Standside, 03.07.2022, Race 4, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R120.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: NEBRAAS is unbeaten over marathon distances and should go close. Year younger SHANGANI receives 2kg from him and won’t go down without a fight. CAPTAIN CHORUS appears held on recent form but is a must for Trifectas. NEBRAAS and SMOKING HOT are carded to race a day before this. Confirm scratchings – it will have obvious changes in the odds. MARCHINGONTOGETHER and OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE need to find best form.


#1 Nebraas, #2 Shangani, #6 Captain Chorus, #5 Smoking Hot

Turffontein Standside, 03.07.2022, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R70.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: ANOTHER LEVEL is having his peak run after a rest and gelding and is sure to give a good account of himself. Others having their 3rd run after rests are WOLFFS WORLD (2.5kg better off for 2.75 lengths with the first mentioned) and JAIMALA (gelded) who could improve. HAVE A GO JO appears to have found form and must be respected. LEESON is in top form and looking for 4 straight wins in succession. Others all have Quartet claims.


#1 Another Level, #4 Have A Go Jo, #5 Leeson, #2 Wolffs World

Turffontein Standside, 03.07.2022, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R120.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: BINGWA is the class horse in the race but he has to give 10kg to NAVAL GUARD who is bang in form. It could prove too much. The latter is coupled with DR DOOLITTLE who could just need his first run as a gelding. SOVEREIGN SPIRIT did well with the blinkers off and is having his 3rd run after a break. YOUCANTHURRYLOVE is coming well and could get into the mix. IMPERIAL MASTER could make the frame.


#7 Naval Guard, #1 Bingwa, #2 Sovereign Spirit, #3 Dr Doolittle

Turffontein Standside, 03.07.2022, Race 7, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R120.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: What beats three-year-old SMORGASBOARD should win. Despite top weight he is ready to win his 4th career stake, however, there are many looking for him to fluff his lines. GALLIC PRINCESS could be the one to take advantage if not chasing up front. VASEEM showed up well after a rest and could challenge. CHIMICHURI RUN will prefer a fast pace early to produce a sustained effort. INVIDIA needed his last outing and with other three-year-olds ALULA’S STAR and BARD OF AVON could take home money.


#1 Smorgasbord, #7 Gallic Princess, #8 Vaseem, #2 Chimichuri Run

Turffontein Standside, 03.07.2022, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R55.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: This could be a very slow-run race and nobody is going through the divisions. ALLEZ LES BLEU looks the form runner and the safest inclusion for the exotics. EDWARD LONGSHANKS races before this – watch the form carefully. TRUST THE FIRE, RISING FENIX and FATHER TIME have chances if produce their best form. Among others, MERCER GIRL could make the frame.


#11 Allez Les Bleu, #4 Edward Longshanks, #2 Rising Fenix, #1 Trust The Fire

Best Win: #7 NAVAL GUARD

Best Value Bet: #8 SILVERY BLUE

Best Longshot: #8 SILVERY BLUE