Turffontein Preview – 6 August

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South Africa Horse Racing Previews: TURFFONTEIN STANDSIDE@2022.08.06

Turffontein Standside, 06.08.2022, Race 1, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R70.000, 12:10GMT+2

Race Summary: TWICE THE STORM was backed last time but disappointed. He is back over the straight sprint and could make amends. Similarly, BURGESS ran below form last time but is capable of better. This is not a strong field, so the three first-timers, VOLTE FACE (coupled with the first mentioned), HOUSTON and WIND WATER, could pop up. NORTHERN TUNE is doing better. PROSPER’S GIFT showed improvement last time but drops in trip. ALABASTER is looking for minor money.

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Selections:

#5 Twice The Storm, #6 Burgess, #4 Northern Tune, #9 Houston

Turffontein Standside, 06.08.2022, Race 2, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R70.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Stable companions QUEEN THEODORA and INNER SENSE come off long breaks after showing promise, however, if racing fit could have a say in the result. If not at best, then, barring a first-timer being strongly fancied, GREGARIOUS GAL should be difficult to oppose. CRITICAL THINKING found support last time but disappointed.

Selections:

#4 Gregarious Gal, #6 Inner Sense, #7 Misava, #1 Queen Theodora

Turffontein Standside, 06.08.2022, Race 3, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R70.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: ATLANTIC CITY nearly surprised last time when sporting blinkers for the first time and should run a big race. BIG GUY is improving with racing and will relish the extra. One for the shortlist. FLAG BEARER has had his chances but could have consistency rewarded. FLOW FOREVER and TREATY could get into the action. Others could battle to earn.

Selections:

#3 Atlantic City, #1 Big Guy, #4 Flag Bearer, #8 Treaty

Turffontein Standside, 06.08.2022, Race 4, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R55.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: On paper, CASTLE DURROW looks ‘thrown in’. She finished nearly a length ahead of GREEK MISS and over 4 lengths in front of FRANKLIN and is meeting them on 4.5kg and 3.5kg better terms respectively. LET THERE BE LIGHT and CRUSADE TO ROYALTY are no slouches and could get into the reckoning. GILDA GRAY is looking to make the Quartet.

Selections:

#4 Castle Durrow, #3 Greek Miss, #2 Let There Be Light, #5 Crusade To Royalty

Turffontein Standside, 06.08.2022, Race 5, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R120.000, 14:25GMT+2

Race Summary: FLYING FIRST CLASS and LAMBORGHREENI renew rivalry. The former finished 1.50 lengths in front of his rival over 200m less and could confirm. However, at this testing track it could get a lot closer. RAISEAHALLELUJAH is not out of it. He was a close 2nd to above-average Black Thorn earlier at this track and trip. THE KOP could just be found wanting. ARLINGTON ACTION is looking for Trifecta money.

Selections:

#3 Flying First Class, #4 Lamborghreeni, #2 Raiseahallelujah, #1 The Kop

Turffontein Standside, 06.08.2022, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R120.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Stable companions OPERA GLASS and ROUGE ALLURE are well in but there are question marks. The former is running below best form while the latter has the heart but may not see it out. Stablemates, DR DOOLITTLE and LONDON ROADS have ability but the former has lost form and the latter has problems. Other inmates, OCEAN WARRIOR (blowing last time) and GREEN HAZE (always a trier), could come out tops. They will all have to beat YOUCANTHURRYLOVE who is cherry-ripe. SUDDEN STAR races in new surroundings.

Selections:

#7 Youcanthurrylove, #5 Ocean Warrior, #8 Opera Glass, #3 Green Haze

Turffontein Standside, 06.08.2022, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R100.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Weight could prove the decider. MILL QUEEN and MIDNIGHT GEM are more than capable but have to concede 9kg and 8.5kg respectively to SPECIAL VARIETY who is only maturing now. ROHA should be a huge danger. She is holding form but also gives 5kg to the Ashley Fortune-trained filly. ROSAPRIMA and SACRED LOTUS are looking for minor money.

Selections:

#7 Special Variety, #3 Roha, #1 Mill Queen, #2 Midnight Gem

Turffontein Standside, 06.08.2022, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R60.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: BELLA ROSA has everything in her favour. She has pole position whereas main rivals MAMAQUERA (gives her 6.5kg) and SILVERY BLUE (gives her 2.5kg) have wide draws to deal with. Also drawn wide out is TIMEFORTHAT who did well after a break. PRINCESS PHILIPPA shouldn’t be far off them. Others could take home lesser cheques.

Selections:

#10 Bella Rosa, #1 Mamaquera, #6 Silvery Blue, #4 Princess Philippa

Turffontein Standside, 06.08.2022, Race 9, Gallops, 1160m, Turf, R55.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: In a wide-open last event, RIDGE TO REEF gets the nod after after showing steady improvement. FRONTLINE BADGER shouldn’t be far off on collateral form. INTEGRATE won easier than the margin suggested last time and could go in again. ESQUEVELLE improved last time and could have a say. THE GLIDING FISH won on the 2nd time of asking and can only improve. CAMPA is having his peak run and warrants inclusion in exotics. Others capable of pulling it off.

Selections:

#2 Ridge To Reef, #6 Integrate, #1 Frontline Fighter, #4 Esquevelle

Best Win: #4 GREGARIOUS GIRL

Best Value Bet: #10 BELLA ROSA

Best Longshot: #10 BELLA ROSA