Kenilworth Preview – 23 November

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South Africa Horse Racing Previews: KENILWORTH@2022.11.23

Kenilworth, 23.11.2022, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R120.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive maiden. Well-related AFRODITE was well-backed to win over 1400m last time having finished second over track and trip at her previous start. On that form, she ought to enjoy reverting to this distance and should be competitive in receipt of a 2,5kg sex allowance. Well-bred GREEN FALCON has improved after gelding (with blinkers and tongue-tie fitted). He was ahead of BULLITT and LOGISTICAL over track and trip last time and should play a role in the finish if confirming. Those rivals are open to improvement, though, so could pose a threat. Newcomer GOLDEN PEACE is one to note.

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Selections:

#1 Afrodite, #9 Green Falcon, #8 Golden Peace, #6 Logistical

Kenilworth, 23.11.2022, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R120.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. BUSY LIZZIE bounced back to form over track and trip after a five-month break. She had YGRITTE and JAZZ DIVA behind her that day and should be competitive with improved fitness and the likelihood of further progress. The latter should, however, improve with that experience under her belt to pose more of a threat – which can also be said of ILHA DA MAURICIA who made a pleasing introduction behind SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL and YGRITTE. Both ELLA’S DELIGHT and STRAWBERRY LIGHT wouldn’t be winning out of turn either, though preference is for the latter in first-time blinkers over this trip.

Selections:

#11 Busy Lizzie, #12 Strawberry Light, #10 Jazz Diva, #14 Ygritte

Kenilworth, 23.11.2022, Race 3, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R120.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: The Snaith-yard could dominate with DOUBLE CHECK and THEFUTUREISBRIGHT, both capable of fighting out the finish. The distance-suited former won a minor Eastern Cape feature over this trip when last seen and should be competitive against male opposition on these terms. Her consistent stablemate acquitted himself well in the Algoa Cup and in similar form ought to capitalise on this drop in class. CHEWBACA and PIKETBERG ALLEY are well-in under the conditions and capable of making their presence felt – the latter is unexposed over the distance so could surprise. OVER TWO YOU has claims too.

Selections:

#3 Thefutureisbright, #2 Double Check, #5 Chewbaca, #6 Piketberg Alley

Kenilworth, 23.11.2022, Race 4, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R130.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: BLACK KNAP, CAPOEIRA and SEVENTH GEAR are likely to need the outing after respective layoffs so are best watched for now. The latter’s stablemate SILVANO’S TIMER is the pick of the Kannemeyer runners following an eye-catching comeback in a quality feature race. He was unlucky not to have finished closer and ought to resume winning ways if building on that effort. Last-start winner SOMERSET MAUGHAM, the pick of the Snaith runners, is capable of fighting out the finish. Stablemate WARRIOR runs well fresh and could also have a role to play. CAT DADDY and CHOLLIMA can earn minor money.

Selections:

#1 Silvano’s Timer, #3 Somerset Maugham, #5 Warrior, #8 Seventh Gear

Kenilworth, 23.11.2022, Race 5, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R100.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Collateral form and weight turnarounds to assess. POLICY TARGET and MISTER MONOCLE were beaten little over a length by TWICE THE MASTER in a similar race (2200m) last time out but are weighted to turn the tables on 4kg better terms. NOTHINGELSEMATTERS started favourite for that race but was left too much to do, staying on to finish fourth. He will appreciate reverting to this trip and could reward followers with the longer run-in likely to suit. MACHETE MAN is closely matched with that rival and ought to be involved, along with QUATERMAIN and WILLIAM THE FIRST. Wide open!

Selections:

#5 Nothingelsematters, #3 Machete Man, #4 Twice The Master, #8 Quatermain

Kenilworth, 23.11.2022, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R100.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: A number of promising three-year-olds with big-race aspirations line up. FUTURE SWING was a good second in his first run out the maidens, albeit in receipt of 4kg from the winner. He is distance suited and should play a role in the outcome with further progress likely. KZN raider KITCHAKAL made a pleasing Cape debut when second in a stronger 1400m race. He tries this trip for the first time and must concede weight to all but races off the same mark, so need only repeat that effort to play a leading role. Of the others, SCALINI and MAX THE OTTER appear most likely to pose a threat.

Selections:

#3 Kitchakal, #1 Future Swing, #4 Scalini, #6 Max The Otter

Kenilworth, 23.11.2022, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R120.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: TCHAIKOVSKY suffered a narrow defeat over 1100m in his second start after a rest. He is unbeaten, however, over 1000m and was successful at his only start in this grade/class, so could prove hard to beat. DEAN STREET, BLUFF ON BLUFF and consistent DIFFERENT FACE are better than their last-start displays suggest and could be worth another chance returning to this trip. PORQUE TE VAS is likely to race prominently under just 50kg and could pose the biggest threat. She was game in defeat when finishing fourth with blinkers fitted (retained) in a stronger race last time and will be hard to peg back.

Selections:

#4 Tchaikovsky, #6 Porque Te Vas, #10 Ragnar Lothbrok, #2 Dean Street

Kenilworth, 23.11.2022, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R110.000, 16:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Well-bred PRICELESS, despite showing signs of inexperience, produced a smart turn of foot to make a winning debut over 1000m. On that evidence, and with the benefit of that run, there is likely to be more to come from her over this trip, so she could remain unbeaten. FUN ZONE, BONIKA and LITTLE MISS PINK have both the form and experience to keep her honest, so appear her biggest dangers. MAGNETIC DIME and PUCALLPA are also capable of getting into the picture.

Selections:

#5 Priceless, #6 Fun Zone, #8 Bonika, #2 Little Miss Pink

Kenilworth, 23.11.2022, Race 9, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R100.000, 17:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Several with chances, including PASHTUNWALI and QUANDARY who have prior engagements, so may not line up in this – monitor their participation. RED IMPACT has done little wrong over 1000m and is open to improvement trying this trip for the first time, so must be respected. CHEEKY LADDIE scored on debut over this trip and ought to appreciate reverting to this distance having raced over further in his last two starts. SWIFT ACTION arrives in good form and is capable of holding his own at this level. ENSUING is also effective over this trip and should fare better dropping in class.

Selections:

#3 Red Impact, #4 Cheeky Laddie, #9 Swift Action, #7 Ensuing

Best Win: #5 PRICELESS

Best Value Bet: #11 BUSY LIZZIE

Best Longshot: #11 BUSY LIZZIE