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Posted 2017-08-11 19:51:32  
Preview Turffontein 12 August 2017


Race 1 Maiden 1400m

Weak maiden affair with the first timer from the De Kock yard with Murray onboard looking the horse they have to beat if at all fancied in the antepost, such is the weakness of this event. Of the raced runners Serendipity holds some appeal on her penultimate placing behind a useful sort. Beautiful Emmilee was second in her penultimate and could be in the shake up again. Princess Tin Tin looks to have the most improvement to come.

Race 2 MR 68 1000m

Varsity Princess could be the one to beat after a decent post maiden effort. This is only her 3rd start with loads of improvement expected. Celtic Lady comes from the same formline as Varsity Princess. However a form turn around is expected as Varsity Princess has the apprentice claiming 4kgs. Lakahal, the same issue exists, with the same formline and Variety Princess should be the best of the three.

Race 3 Condition Fillies and Mares 1160m

Secret Star is a MR 100 and looks the one to beat again after winning the last two. Spring Wonder is going for her second win in a row and should be right there. Khaleesi is well weight with the apprentice claiming and could be good for the minor money.

Race 4 MR 104

This high-class event has attracted some decent sorts. The likes of Captain Aldo and Will Pays are two old protagonists vying again for victory on the long Turffontein straight. Will Pays is a kg worse off from their previous clash and Captain Aldo is fancied. Unagi is a class sort and drops down in class and trip from his latest and his earlier triple crown efforts. He should place here.

Race 5 1600m Novice Handicap Fillies

Top weight Knysna Rose makes to most appeal but shoulders top weight. Two event efforts in lastest when runner up. Hard to oppose. Jet Start looks a progressive type and could be anything. Could back up on the maiden here. Sylvan on Fire won at only the third start and improvement could be on offer here. Another place chance.

Race 6 MR 92 2000m

Wild Horizon comes in off a low mass over a distance where it counts. If one ignores the latest, he has a chance to back up on his previous run which was a win. Happy Pills and Amsterdam clash again and there should be much between the two. The demoted Stonehenge can exact revenge over his two rivals on the same formline when he won the race but was places second.

Race 7 Middle Stakes Fillies and Mares  2450m

Dalley won well again last time out and has more improvement to come. She looks to be a decent Stayer that isn't in her place just yet. Bondiblu was knocking on the door in her last three starts and looks to be the bridesmaid again here. The minor placings are up for grabs and anything can place in what looks like a two horse race. Tobesuretobesure could be next best.

Race 8 Maiden fillies and mares 1800m

Vul Indela is also knocking the door down and is a long time exposed maiden. Again she is the one to beat. Maybe one last chance for the punters to be with her. Jewel In The Crown ran well the last time and could place. Gold Medal Girl for the minor placings.

Race 9 Maiden 1800m

Harington Point improved at his latest over the 1700m and this could be right down his street. Mister Lister was also on their tails at the finish, running in well after being slow away. The twice placed in a work rider maiden, Ali Bon Dubai is a minor selection even though he was second in his last two efforts. Others favoured for the top spot.

Bet Opinion is to go with Vul Indela and Dally as the double with Varsity Princess in  larger accumulators. Nice racing with decent efforts from the big runners expected. 

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