Turffontein Saturday Tips and Race Previews
PUBLISHED: April 20, 2019
Turffontein Saturday April 20 Tips and Race Previews by David Thiselton…
Turffontein Saturday Tips and Race Previews by David Thiselton
Preview: ASHBAAL (1) is an Australian-bred by Stratum out of a one-time winning Marauding mare over 1755m and he is a half-brother to Group 2 winner over 1500m and to a Listed winner. EL PATRON (7) made a good debut when up with the pace throughout over 1200m and coming from the Pettigrew yard he should improve and he also looks likely to enjoy the step down in trip as one with plenty of speed. SAVIOUR (13) is by Var and is a half-brother to Grade 1 A Classic winner Lobo’s Legend and he has a good draw. DUKE OF ABERCORN (6) is a R90,000 colt by Duke Of Marmalade and should have plenty of speed being out of a half-sister to Listed-winning sprinter Graduation day and a half-brother to the four-time winner over 1000m Dolphin. BAY TIBBS (2) is a R200,000 colt by July-winner Bold Silvano out of a full-sister to July winner Big City Life. ROCK MANOR (12) has run two fair races to date over this trip and could earn again. TIGER’S ROCK (14) is a Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of a Piccolo maiden. (David Thiselton 1-7-13-6-2-12-14)
Preview: CELESTIAL FIRE (3) made a good debut against a promising sort at the Vaal when showing pace and with improvement she can go close. WINTER HAZE (13) was backed in that same race and had a low draw to contend with so can improve on that effort. ALLMYLOVING (1) has not been disgraced against some of the best two-year-olds around. (David Thiselton 3-13-1)
Preview: HUMOUR ME (4) is drawn in pole and should enjoy the step up in trip. FLAME FELLA (1) is proven over this trip and has a fair opportunity here, although his wide draw is a concern. BYRON BAY (2) over raced last time from a wide draw when stepped up to 2000m yet still stayed on well, so from a fair draw here he can hopefully settle behind cover and in that case will have a chance here. SMART DEAL (5) disappointed last time from a tricky draw and can bounce back from this slightly better draw. THE LITIGATOR (3) is well drawn and has run some fair races over this trip but usually fades and has made a breathing noise before. (David Thiselton 4-1-2-5-3)
Preview: LATIN OPUS (4) is well drawn and can build on his good first start over this trip when staying on well after a slow start. THE BRASS WAY (5) has run three fair races from 1400m to 1600m and gets a fair draw for a change. BLOCKHEAD (9) can improve on his debut when finishing 1,80 lengths behind The Brass Way. (David Thiselton 4-5-9)
Preview: EIGHTFOLDS LASS (10) caught the eye running on strongly second time out over 1450m and she should enjoy this step up in trip, although she has a tricky draw. TUSCAN LIGHT (1) has good form from 1000m up to 1600m and she has a chance if able to overcome her wide draw. KAYLA’S EAGLE (3) has a fair draw and stayed on well over 1200m in her penultimate start, giving the impression she was looking for this trip. (David Thiselton 10-1-3)
Preview: AMERICAN INDIAN (3) won well over this trip last time and off a three point higher mark and from a good draw he can follow up. GIFT FOR THE GAP (5) impressed when winning the Derby Trial especially as he is immature and will be progressing all the time so he can go close here running on, although he is a sort who would probably prefer the Standside. YAMOTO (4) is a well-bred sort by Dynasty and from a good draw he should appreciate the step down from 2600m. (David Thiselton 3-5-4)
Preview: POOL PARTY (4) is well drawn and if repeating her penultimate start over 1160m can go close. OPERA (8) has a low weight and a fair draw and this consistent sort is interesting with first-time blinkers on. BELLA MIA (1) won easily over 1200m last time but does have a tricky draw. WINTER WATCH (6) is a talented sort who is only three points higher than her last win. SEE YOU TYGER (5) returns to the 1000m trip of her last win in the Bauhinia but she is seven points higher and has a wide draw. (David Thiselton 4-8-1-2-5)
Preview: WITCH OF THE WEST (1) kept on for second last time and now from a good draw should enjoy this trip. ONLY TO WIN (4) was disappointing last time over 1200m but this is a more suitable trip and she strikes as one who can rise above her current handicap mark. ABELIE (6) is an improving sort who can overcome a two point raise for her last win. (David Thiselton 1-4-6)
Preview: MISSOURI (10) is competitive again off his lowly merit rating and having stayed on over 1400m in his last two he should enjoy this trip from a low draw. GENESIS (12) is off a competitive merit rating and is well drawn over an ideal trip. PICCADILLY SQUARE (11) ran a good race last time considering she went well clear and the jockey will know more about her now. (David Thiselton 10-12-11)
Durbanville Saturday Tips and Race Previews
PUBLISHED: April 20, 2019
Durbanville Saturday April 20 Tips and Race Previews by Warren Lenferna…
Durbanville Saturday Tips and Race Previews by Warren Lenferna
Preview: SHADES OF BLU (9) can improve on his fair debut effort to get a lot closer this time – each way chance. HUBBLE (5) improved last time and can go one better and SIR MICHAEL (10) is well bred, could want further but could run into the money first time at school today. (Warren Lenferna 9-5-10)
Preview: SANSKRIFT (10) impressed on debut and should take a power of beating. DELIVERANCE (2) finished three lengths off on debut and has tons of scope to improve – she can place. MISS JACKSONVILLE (8) should relish the little extra distance she gets today and could now improve to finish in the first four. (Warren Lenferna 10-2-8)
Preview: CAPTAIN’S DARLING (6) ran well on debut and can improve to be very competitive for the win position and rates the one they all have to beat. PHILOMENA (1) is improving and should be able to free herself from the maidens very soon – if not today. HILDEGARDE (2) reverts to sprinting and one cannot help get the feel that she is better than her form thus far – could be the value for the places. (Warren Lenferna 6-1-2)
Preview: RIO QUERARI (8) failed to justify favouritism last time but he cannot be faulted on form – he improved second time of asking, looks progressive and could be very hard to beat this time. CAPTAIN YOLO (7) has tons of scope to improve on his fair debut and is one for the shortlist. SUPER LADY (6) placed at long odds last time and if confirming that recent improvement, will be competitive again. SALT (1) is starting to become costly to follow. (Warren Lenferna 8-7-6)
Preview: LIP SERVICE (1) ran a cracker last time but failed narrowly – she looks cherry ripe to win her maiden now. SILVER DAZZLE (5) and SIGMA ALPHA (9) should be right there at the finish and look to be natural inclusions in the quartet but they might all have to run some to beat the Joey Ramsden trained LIP SERVICE. (Warren Lenferna 1-5-9)
Preview: MARAUDING (1) is coming along but his last effort over 1400m was the most encouraging to date. He looks ready to go one better now. Plenty of improvement can be expected from LEAD SINGER (9) he finished an eye catching third on debut – respect! FORBACH (8) can improve to get a lot closer and is a must for the quartet. (Warren Lenferna 1-9-8)
Preview: SINGFONICO (3) is in top form – winning two out of his last three over today’s course and distance – he is drawn neatly again, is speedy and has a very bright chance of continuing on winning ways and has been made the firm first choice. APOLLO ACE (4) and WHAT A SUMMER (1) should be right there at the finish and must be included in the quartet. (Warren Lenferna 3-4-1)
Preview: BOOMPS A DAISY (6) impressed me when winning her maiden last time and looks to be talented – she has been selected to follow up. TWIN FALLS (3) is seldom far off the action and should once again be right there. VOMANDLA (2) could be the value in the race. (Warren Lenferna 6-3-2)
Greyville Friday Tips and Race Previews
PUBLISHED: April 19, 2019
Greyville Friday April 19 Tips and Race Previews by Andrew Harrison…
Greyville Friday Tips and Race Previews by Andrew Harrison
9 LIQUID IRISH 1 WILDLY IN LOVE 3 MAKHET 7 IMPERIAL SEAL
Preview: LIQUID IRISH (9) has been narrowly beaten in both starts and must have a big chance of going one better. WILDLY IN LOVE (1) is the highest rated filly in the race and shows some promise. She needed her last start and can go close. MAKHET (3) was disappointing last run over further after showing good improvement in blinkers. She may be worth another chance. IMPERIAL SEAL (7) is showing signs of coming to hand. She caught the eye last run and can make more improvement. (Andrew Harrison: 9-1-3-7).
10 CHARLIE MCCREEVY 5 CASSIUS COLT 6 KHEELAN DYNASTY 7 WINDCHEATER
Preview: CHARLIE MCCREEVY (10) was very unlucky last start. He found strong market support that day and can recoup some losses here. CASSIUS COLT (5) finished ahead of Charlie Mccreevy last start but the latter looks capable of turning the tables. KHEELAN DYNASTY (6) has improved in blinkers. He is back on the poly over a shorter trip. WINDCHEATER (7) is lightly raced but does show some ability. (Andrew Harrison: 10-5-6-7).
3 HIGH GREEN 4 LEGEND 1 TOMMY GRAND 5 ZANZIBARIAN
Preview: HIGH GREEN (3) has to get it right some time and can snap a run of seconds. LEGEND (4) takes a further drop in the handicap. He was disappointing last run but my no be looking for this trip. TOMMY GRAND (1) has shown up well at recent outings. He goes well on the poly and rates a strong winning chance. ZANZIBARIAN (5) is back on the poly where he has excelled in recent starts. From a good draw he should be right there. (Andrew Harrison: 3-4-1-5).
3 COLLABRO 4 RED SHIFT 2 MASTERGAMBIT 5 BRAVO BRAVO
Preview: COLLABRO (3) is holding form well. Last run was over further but he goes well over course and distance and must have a big winning chance. RED SHIFT (4) last run is best ignored. He has smart form over course and distance and should be right there again. MASTERGAMBIT (2) was in some tough races in the Cape after shedding his maiden. The extra should suit and he is another with a strong winning chance. BRAVO BRAVO (5) is another course and distance suited and jumps from a good draw. (Andrew Harrison: 3-4-2-5).
6 CLARA 7 SUZIE WOO 8 ROSE OF PERU 1 DAIDALA
Preview: CLARA (6) was a well supported maiden winner last start. She appears to have some scope and can go in again. SUZIE WOO (7) started favourite last run but her saddle slipped badly so that effort is best ignored. ROSE OF PERU (8) has come good at recent outings and looks primed for this race. DAIDALA (1) is lightly raced and was not far back over course and distance last run. She can do better here. (Andrew Harrison: 6-7-8-1).
5 VITI LEU 6 PURPLE AND GOLD 1 ARIZONA SUNSET 7 KILVINGTON
Preview: VITI LEVU (5) has been close-up at her last three. She has a god draw and a stronger rider aboard which could see her home. PURPLE AND GOLD (6) has been in good form of late and was a touch unlucky from a wide draw last run. There should be very little between her and Viti Levu. ARIZONA SUNSET (1) came in for market support last run. She has been consistent and the drop in trip could suit. KILVINGTON (7) Goes well over course and distance and is another in with a strong winning chance. (Andrew Harrison: 5-6-1-7).
5 DI MAZZIO 10 KINGSMEAD 1 CHANTYMAN 2 FILIPPO
Preview: DI MAZZIO (5) goes very well over course and distance and with a 3.5kg pull in the weights with the two top weights he could just go in again. KINGSMEAD (10) is overdue another win He has smart form over course and distance and with a light weight could finally crack it. CHANTYMAN (1) is quick and is over his best course and distance. He does have issues but at best will be hard to peg back. FILIPPO (2) has done well in his new stable and the form of his last win has worked out. However, he may prefer it a little softer than the poly. (Andrew Harrison: 5-10-1-2).
4 SARABI 5 BE HAPPY 9 NOEMI 6 GINGER BISCUIT
Preview: Tough race. SARABI (4) was a narrow winner last start. She is down in class here and only got a two-point raise in the handicap. BE HAPPY (5) was right behind Sarabi that day but has a tougher draw to overcome here. NOEMI (9) appeared to enjoy the drop to a sprint last run. She has a handy weight and has an inside draw to help. GINGER BISCUIT (6) is a tough mare who holds form well. She goes well over course and distance and is due a change of fortune. (Andrew Harrison: 4-5-9-6).
Fairview Friday Tips and Suggested Bets
PUBLISHED: April 19, 2019
Fairview Friday April 19 Tips and Suggested Bets by Devonne Govender…
Fairview Friday Tips and Suggested Bets by Devonne Govender
R2 (3) Day’s Of Thunder (4) Tarique (1) Gravitation
R3 (7) Sabbatical (1) Free Agent (4) Bold Viking
R4 (1) Maverick Girl (6) Making Miracles (4) Raven Girl
R5 (2) Sir Frenchie (1) Juan Two Three (5) Princess Rebel
R6 (3) Plano (5) Multi Gold (6) Frikkie
R7 (8) Fly Thought (2) Madonna (3) Snapscan
R8 (5) Country Rock (2) In A Perfect World (1) Drop Kick
R9 (6) Weston (1) Carlita (2) Make It Raine
Leg 1: 7 x 1
Leg 2: 1 x 6
Leg 3: 2
Leg 4: 3 x 5
Leg 5: 8 x 2
Leg 6: 5 x 2
Leg 7: 6 x 1
PICK 6 (R1152)
Leg 1: 1 x 6 x 4
Leg 2: 2
Leg 3: 3 x 5 x 6 x 1
Leg 4: 8 x 2 x 3 x 4
Leg 5: 5 x 2 x 1 x 6 x 7 x 9
Leg 6: 6 x 1 x 2 x 7
Race 5: 2
Race 3: 7
Eightfolds Lass to measure up
PUBLISHED: April 18, 2019
The best bet is chosen as Eightfolds Lass in the fifth race over 1600m, but she is an inexperienced filly running from a wide draw and so punters…
The Turffontein Inside track has an ordinary nine race meeting tomorrow but there will still be a lot to enthuse about.
The best bet is chosen as Eightfolds Lass in the fifth race over 1600m, but she is an inexperienced filly running from a wide draw and so punters might want to exercise caution in the Pick 6. Last time out from a wide draw at this course over 1450m the jockey managed to drop her out on the back of a fast pace and she was then able to use her stride. She then ran on strongly from last and just failed. So it all depends on the pace and, although her sire Eightfold Path was a stakes winner over a mile, her Jallad dam’s only win was over 1100m so there could be a slight stamina question mark. The dangers are Tuscan Light and Kayla’s Eagle, who should both enjoy the course and distance, although the former has a tough draw. Diamonds ‘N Rubies and Vijeta could improve and can also be included.
The PA first leg is over 2600m and Humour Me, being by Ideal World out of a Fort Wood mare, should relish the step up in trip and is drawn in pole. The rangy Byron Bay can be included from a fair draw as he stayed on well over 2000m last time despite over racing a touch early after being dropped to last from a wide draw. Flame Fella is proven over this trip so has to be included despite a wide draw being against him.
Latin Opus is a PA banker in the next over 1600m as he is a progressive sort who stayed on over this trip last time and he is well drawn again. The Brass Way has run three fair races and gets a good draw for a change so can be included in the Pick 6.
In the sixth race over 2000m American Indian is on the up and from a plum draw can make it two-in-a-row off a three point higher merit rating. Gift For The Gap impressed in the Derby Trial and will be improving all the time being an immature sort. Yamoto is a well-bred gelding by Dynasty who has plenty of substance and will be coming into his own, so he must be included.
In the seventh over 1000m in form Roy Magner’s pair Pool Party and Opera are the fancies from good draws. However, it is an open race and La Bella Mia, Winter Watch and See You Tyger are hard to ignore.
In the eighth over 1600m Witch Of The West has always struck as being a nice sort and has probably been looking for this trip. Only To Win has good form against some fair sorts over this trip and Abelie is improving. However, its open and the whole field can be included with the exception of Until Dawn who is hopelessly out at the weights.
In the last race over 1600m Missouri has dropped to a competitive mark and has been staying on over 1400m so should enjoy this trip and is selected to beat Genesis and Picadilly Square.
By David Thiselton