Wednesday, 20 February 2019


2:05 PM - Welcomes You Maiden Plate (F & M)

First race is competitive - catching the quartet should set the night up nicely. SATIN SLIPPER looks a bit better than her second start. She was racing after rest and should come on. JULEP caught the eye running on well over shorter. On pedigree she should go the trip. SAUCY BROAD is holding form and the form of her last race is strong. JUNGLE JANE and EVER FAIR must go in.

Top Tip: Julep (1)
Watch out for: Satin Slipper (14)
2 2:40 PM - All To Come Assessment Plate

Great race this Assessment Plate. Grade 1 winner MIGHTY HIGH has been gallant in defeat behind better weighted All At Once. She can make amends as she is well in again. But PALACE CHAPEL is a serious sprinter as well. He is back from the West Cape where he did not disgrace himself running fourth behind Cirillo in his first start there. More with scope.

Top Tip: Mighty High (3)
Watch out for: Palace Chapel (1)
3 3:20 PM - Join Us For Champions Day 4 May Maiden Plate

There is form in the race but many try the marathon trip here and it may be more competitive than at first glance. FLAPJACK should have won by now and the longer trip may suit so can get it right. FRENCH LEAVE has some fair runs in the bank for this company. On pedigree should stay. ADOLFO is getting better but has drawn wide in his debut this trip. STALKING can upset.

Top Tip: Adolfo (1)
Watch out for: Flapjack (2)
4 3:55 PM - Tab Pays The Full Dividend, No Limits Mr 66 Handicap

It is a big field and a handicap but MANHATTAN COCKTAIL would be deserving on recent form. He should have every chance with AURORA AUSTRALIS jumping from a wider draw. WINTER CRUSADE won well enough to suggest he could be effective on handicap debut. WHAT A JOKER needed a couple of runs and is set to show more. He has drawn well this time. Watch if the reserves get in.

Top Tip: What A Joker (7)
Watch out for: Aurora Australis (2)
5 4:30 PM - Join Us For The Joburg's Prawn Festival 30 March Mr 80 Handicap

CONDOR GULCH was impressing his connections before rest. He has been off a while so could just need it. However he is carded to run on the 17th. THRONG looks to have dropped enough in ratings to make a bold bid. He has run well at this venue. JUBILEE LINE is in good form and will be the one to catch. DIVINE CONNECTION and MARCH TO GLORY seem capable of threatening.

Top Tip: Condor Gulch (1)
Watch out for: Jubilee Line (3)
6 5:05 PM - Egoli Mile (3 Year-Olds)

Nice renewal of the Egoli Mile - many have scope. SEA AIR has done little wrong so far and in fact won a sprint well even though looking for this kind of trip. The race will show how much he has to offer. PROTEA PARADISE has some decent credentials and hence carries top weight. Still must be respected.CAPTAIN OF TORTUGA must improve as he matures. He is useful. More in it.

Top Tip: Protea Paradise (1)
Watch out for: Captain Of Tortuga (2)
7 5:40 PM - Book For Classic Day 0116811508 Fm 68 Handicap (F & M)

Aptly named PRETTY BORDER won a nice race last time and could have enough in the tank to follow up. JETORIO brings fair West Cape form into the race. She should get the trip on pedigree. FLOWING GOWN has top weight but a decent draw and showed something like her best form last time. WESTERN DANCE seems capable of better. AFRICAN SUNBIRD should be in the firing line.

Top Tip: Flowing Gown (1)
Watch out for: Abelie (4)
8 6:10 PM - Next Turffontein Racemeeting Saturday 23 February Mr 68 Handicap

POWERED BEAUTY tried a gruelling trip last time. He is a lot better than that and from draw one dropping in trip could show his mettle. RECONNAISSANCE has been running in stronger races and scored a merit hike as a result last time. He can win this but has drawn a bit wide. STORM OUTGOING ran a fair race the last time he raced here. MANITOBA and CORRIDO have claims as well.

Top Tip: Reconnaissance (1)
Watch out for: Manitoba (2)

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