Saturday, 23 February 2019


10:45 AM - Capetown Noir Work Riders' Maiden Plate (F & M)

Tricky Work Riders' event to start. SPIRIT FESTIVAL is overdue but flattersto deceive. RIVER RHONE shows early speed so may enjoy this shorter trip. She is of appeal with accomplished work rider William Bambiso up. SUPER LADY improved last time out and could play a role if confirming that improvement. PHILOMENA has earning potential too. Watch newcomer KINDRED COUNTESS.

Top Tip: Spirit Festival (1)
Watch out for: River Rhone (2)
2 11:20 AM - Kepu Trading Juvenile Plate (Fillies)

VANDAH'S SPIRIT makes most appeal of these as the only winner in the race, but she must concede weight as a result. SWEET KARMA was 2nd on debut and with natural improvement should be competitive. Their stable companion SCOTTISH ALLY is the full sister to classy stablemate Dutch Philip, so must be monitored in the betting. Watch fellow newcomer DON'T BE BLUE!

Top Tip: Don't Be Blue (2)
Watch out for: Vandah's Spirit (1)
3 11:55 AM - Divine Jet Maiden Juvenile Plate

MIDWINTER makes most appeal of the raced runners, having finished ahead of both HALLELUJAH and GREY FERRARI in an earlier meeting. The latter could improve over this distance to get closer, but a bigger threat could come from CAPTAIN OF STEALTH and VIVA RIO who are both expected to run well. Watch the betting on newcomers ICLOUD and IMMEASURABLE.

Top Tip: Captain Of Stealth (1)
Watch out for: Grey Ferrari (2)
4 12:30 PM - Calulo Shipping Fm 85 Handicap (F & M)

Good race. HEMERO knows not how to run a bad race so is likely to play a role in the outcome again. PERFECTPROPORTIONS and stablemate PEARL JAM may enjoy reverting to this trip and at best both could be competitive. OMEGA FORCEis capable and can also make her presence felt. TWIN FALLS and OUTLANDOS D'AMOUR could surprise trying this trip. SILK TRIP isn't without a chance.

Top Tip: Hemero (3)
Watch out for: Twin Falls (4)
5 1:05 PM - Aeolus OTR Kenilworth Cup (Listed) (Handicap)

Pace could determine the outcome of this race. Capable frontrunner BALLAD OF THE SEA may be allowed to dictate terms so must be respected. Improving stayer CEDAR MAN runs well handy and is weighted reverse recent form with top-weight DYNASTY'S BLOSSOM who faces a tougher task under 61kg. PACIFIC CHESTNUT and JAILHOUSE ROCK are capable too and could make their presence felt.

Top Tip: Dynasty's Blossom (1)
Watch out for: Pacific Chestnut (2)
6 1:40 PM - Selangor Jet Master Stakes (Listed)

BRAVE MOVE is well in on official ratings and drops in class after contesting a Grade 1, but she faces a tough task against male opposition - led by MAN ABOUT TOWN, who should be competitive on these terms. SILVA'S BULLET may prove better than rated so could represent the value in an open contest. PLATINUM PRINCE and EARTH HOUR have claims. OUR MATE ART and GYRE could feature.

Top Tip: Platinum Prince (2)
Watch out for: Brave Move (3)
7 2:15 PM - Vasco Prix Du Cap (Grade 3) (Fillies And Mares)

Intriguing. LOVE TO BOOGIE was not disgraced from the widest gate in a Grade 1 last time. She has another wide draw to contend with but will make her presence felt at this level. ROSE IN BLOOM is weighted to run well and could feature prominently. MISS KATALIN and stable companion PLATINUM CLASS are both capable and can get a look in. DYNAMIC DIANA and SUGAR GIRL can earn too.

Top Tip: Love To Boogie (1)
Watch out for: Rose In Bloom (3)
8 2:50 PM - Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes (Grade 2)

KASIMIR stamped his authority over several of these rivals in a 1000m Grade1 on Met day. He is equally adept over this trip so could prove superior again. BOLD RESPECT, stable companion SEARCH PARTY, TRIP TO HEAVEN and SAND AND SEA should all get closer on these terms and over this trip but need things to go their way to turn the tables. CHIMICHURI RUN is weighted to run well.

Top Tip: Kasimir (1)
Watch out for: Bold Respect (2)
9 3:25 PM - Real Princess Maiden Plate

Tricky. DESTIN has gone close in recent starts and should not a maiden for much longer. MAGIC MOUNTAIN is closely matched with that rival, though, so must also be respected. RETRO EFFECT caught the eye last time from a wide draw but has another tricky gate to negotiate. ANSE LAZIO also has his work cutout from a wide gate. MARAUDING has the edge from a No 4 gate on that form.

Top Tip: Destin (1)
Watch out for: Retro Effect (2)

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