Durbanville Saturday Tips and Race Previews

PUBLISHED: 19 October 2019

Durbanville Saturday Tips and Race Previews by Warren Lenferna

Race 1
Preview: AYE AYE (1) starts from draw one and takes on only six others runners – if she cannot get it right today, she might battle in the future! She is improving and looks to be a very hard horse to beat. SWEET KARMA (2) disappointed last time but should be able to go close based on her good penultimate race and overall efforts thus far. FREEDOM SEEKER (4) finished fifth on debut not far off the winner and can improve now to get into the first three – respect. (Warren Lenferna 1-2-4)

Race 2
Preview: PATH OF CHOICE (5) finished last in the Langerman, came out of the Langerman, won his maiden and then won again – he has been selected to reel off the hat trick and can be followed. WILD COAST (6) trounced the opposition last time when winning his maiden at only the second time of asking. He looks useful and should make his presence felt. HARDFALLINRAIN (4) disappointed in a feature last time but a much better effort can be expected in this. (Warren Lenferna 5-6-4)

Race 3
Preview: LOOKS LIKE MAGIC (6) looks like a very nice progressive filly and she showed that in her second start. The others with form have had a few chances and this daughter of Visionaire who now gets the services of visiting rider Keagan De Melo looks very hard to beat. HOW AND WHY (2) is the immediate danger – she is lightly raced and is improving with racing – she is the exacta choice and EVENING SONG (3) has already been a beaten favourite twice but she should win her maiden soon. (Warren Lenferna 6-2-3)

Race 4
Preview: IRON HENRY (3) more than likely needed his local debut but was far from disgraced finishing fifth to Camp David. He should be much tighter now from the race and rates a winning chance. EMPIRE GLORY (2) is a case of what you see is what you get but I am more than happy to give him more credit that that – his last run was good which suggests to me that his maiden win is coming soon! CAPKUTA (5) has a bright place chance again. (Warren Lenferna 3-2-5)

Race 5
Preview: STAR FIGHTER (2) is holding form and seldom too far off the winners. She finished close up behind talented Front And Centre last time and that sort of form line should be good enough to win a race like this. DUCHESS OF BOURBON (4) won the Oaks last time and again looks to be a serious runner – respect and include and CASTELLANO (9) off a light weight can get into the thick of things and is worth including in the quartet. (Warren Lenferna 2-4-9)

Race 6
Preview: Could it be as easy as 1,2,3? Yes, TWIST OF FATE (1) wants further, yes, he is having his first run back from the KZN season, yes, he might need it but I feel that even if needing it, he can still make a winning comeback. He is classy and has tons of talent, these top horses overcome these negatives and can still win – he is my firm first choice. CHARLES (2) and MAJESTIC MOZART (3) are also returning from rests but have the form to be seriously competitive. They must be respected and included in most bets. (Warren Lenferna 1-2-3)

Race 7
Preview: Another small field! GOOD TO KNOW (1) clearly relished the mile last time and now gets even further – he can go one better. WINTER IS OVER (3) has the consistent form to be very competitive and he should not be a maiden for too much longer and pretty much the same thing can be said for MORSE (2). Respect his chances. (Warren Lenferna 1-3-2)

Race 8
Preview: WINTER SHADOW (8) ran very well last time which was his first time out the maidens – he showed up nicely that occasion which bodes well for today and the future. He has very strong each way claims. ANSE LAZIO (1) loves the distance but has to carry top weight but still should be able to go close and KHOPESH (5) won his maiden by just over seven lengths – it would be no shock if he were to follow up. (Warren Lenferna 8-1-5)

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