Punters to seek out Makara

PUBLISHED: 22 March 2019

Rocky Night (Candiese Marnewick)

The exotics look to be the best way to play the nine race meeting at Turffontein Inside tomorrow, although there are also one or two opportunities for on the nose punters.

Rocky Night (Candiese Marnewick)
Rocky Night (Candiese Marnewick)

In the first leg of the PA Makara makes appeal from pole position as she has some pace and stays on and is receiving 3kg from the promising sorts Sarah and Mawsool. However, all three can be included as this takes away all risk and likely lands a treble up in the PA.

In the fourth race over 1000m Urban Oasis is knocking hard and has faced some decent types without being disgraced. However, she is widely drawn and this is her second run after a ten month layoff so the talented Hartleyfive and the well drawn and course and distance-suited Kindavar can also be included in the PA. For the Pick 6 Brittania Queen and Midnight Top can be included.

In the first leg of the Jackpot Pearl Of Siberia is a consistent sort and can beat the only filly in the race Desert Kitten. Icebreaker is by What A Winter out of Grade 3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery winner Rose Reserve and has a fine chance too.

In the second leg of the Jackpot Blonde Vision will relish the step up in trip to 1200m. She has fair cruising speed and a good kick and a middle draw. Topweight Regal Graduation is in fine form and goes for a hattrick, although she does have a tricky draw. Winter Watch was staying on over 1000m last time so could be a threat from a good draw with Strydom up and Three Stars and San Fermin have to be considered.

In the seventh race over 1450m Orpheus comes out strongly on formlines and is drawn well over a probably ideal trip considering he is a classy, handy to front-running sort who reportedly makes breathing noises. Rocky Night won well last time at Greyville, but was a touch disappointing on Tuesday and on a line through Epic Dream is held by Orpheus. However, due to the breathing issues of the latter he can be included and so can Polar Ice, Jubilee Line and Victor Forth, who are all capable of winning.

In the next the form of Ghaalla’s win in the Grade 3 Fillies Mile has to be questioned as second-placed I Like It was lowly merit rated and third-placed Ronnie’s Candy did not have a good trip in that race. However, whichever way it is looked at she is well weighted in this event and the 1450m trip is ideal. Her stablemate Firdoas is talented and can be included alongside second best weighted Rockin Russian. The risk averse can consider Skye Lane and Parental Control.

In the last race over 1600m Fife should relish the step up in trip and is the one to beat from a good draw, with Jungle Jane and Tuscan Light being the back up.

By David Thiselton