Saturday, 9 March 2019


10:25 AM - Welcomes You Maiden Plate

Tricky start - watch the market. Paul Peter has 3 runners - WESTERN OASIS who needed his first run as a gelding but sports blinkers for the first time, SAINT MICHAEL who has his problems and Lyle appears to have chosen the former, as well as newcomer LIVINGLAVIDALOCA who has reported ability. TSITSIKAMMA BUSH (rested), LION KING, PEARL Of SIBERIA and HARTLEYFOUR can feature.

Top Tip: Hartleyfour (1)
Watch out for: Tsitsikamma Bush (2)
2 11:00 AM - Thabo Mbeki Foundation Maiden Plate (F & M)

URBAN OASIS has raced against stronger but has been side lined for a lengthy period. If close to ready should prove good enough. Clinton Binda has CAPTAIN'S LOVE, CATCH A GLIMPSE and CAPTAIN'S LEGACY who could fight it out if the Sean Tarry filly fluffs her lines. PEACH BLOSSOM is speedy but could need the outing. MERCER GIRL has a shout if produces form.

Top Tip: Urban Oasis (1)
Watch out for: Captains Love (2)
3 11:35 AM - Storm Bird Stakes (Listed) (2 Year-Olds)

FROSTED GOLD and CAVIVAR never raised a sweat to win on their debuts and the battle will be on for The Storm Bird Stakes. Great 'match-race'. LOOK TO THE SKY won well on debut and could come on heaps. ARAPAHO comes off a rest after winning on debut. GUATANANAMO BAY as well as stable mates DONDERWEER and TWILIGHT MOON could place.

Top Tip: Frosted Gold (2)
Watch out for: Cavivar (5)
4 12:10 PM - Ruffian Stakes (Listed) (2 Year-Old Fillies)

The public could witness another match-race in the Ruffian Stakes between BASADI FAITH who won both her starts without being pressured and GIN FIZZ who looks to be a serious thoroughbred. EMERALD TIARA won on debut and could improve but will be tested. The others will be be fighting out minor money

Top Tip: Basadi Faith (1)
Watch out for: Emerald Tiara (2)
5 12:45 PM - Sun Chariot Handicap (Non-Black Type) (Fillies And Mares)

GOTTALOTTALUV is in top form and has a bright chance of completing a hat-trick. She meets SUNSHINE SILK on 2kg worse terms for 3,8 lengths and PARISIENNE CHIC on 1kg worse terms for 3,4 lengths.The latter won subsequently. SEEKING GOLD now meets PARISIENNE CHIC on worse terms and should battle to reverse it. The others are looking for minor money.

Top Tip: Gottalottaluv (2)
Watch out for: Sunshine Silk (3)
6 1:20 PM - Derby Trial (Listed) (3 Year-Olds)

Mike De Kock has 2 strong contenders in the Derby Trial - filly and top weight STORM DESTINY and PROTEA PARADISE. The former is best when covered till late. The latter won on debut as a gelding and with 3kg less to shoulder could have tilted Gavin choice in his favour. Sean Tarry has 2 top sorts - unbeaten LAST OF THE LEGEND (combo in on a hat-trick) and improving FLASH BURN.

Top Tip: Storm Destiny (1)
Watch out for: Protea Paradise (2)
7 1:55 PM - Oaks Trial (Listed) (3 Year-Old Fillies)

A competitive listed Oaks Trial. SEVILLE ORANGE gives the rest 5kg and more but should still give a good performance. PRETTY BORDER is maturing now and should run well. She is backed up with ABELIE who is no slouch. AFRICAN DAISY and stable mate SATIN SLIPPER could get into the mix. BIZE could come on from an impressive maiden victory. Many others are looking for money.

Top Tip: Seville Orange (1)
Watch out for: Satin Slipper (4)
8 2:30 PM - Bauhinia Handicap (Listed) (Fillies And Mares)

The listed Bauhinia Handicap is another open contest. BLONDE VISION narrowly beat LAWDY MISS CLAWDY last time with WINTER WATCH and ILHA DA VARLETTE not far behind. Luck in running could separate them. Lightly raced THREE STARS has ability and has won fresh. CASUAL WEAR is unbeaten in both starts this track and trip. PRETTY PENNY is back to best. SEE YOU TYGER could upset.

Top Tip: Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1)
Watch out for: Winter Watch (2)
9 3:05 PM - Gold Rush Sprint (Non-Black Type) (3 Year-Olds)

AMERICAN HUSTLE is well above average and a rest and gelding could get him to concentrate better. BASILIUS is running well and shouldn't be far off. SUMMER AFTERNOON shaded TOPMAST last time but is 4,5kg worse off and could battle to confirm. Look for a better run from LADY LEXINGTON. OLD MAN TYME is better than his last run.

Top Tip: American Hustle (1)
Watch out for: Basilius (2)
10 3:40 PM - Next Turffontein Racemeeting Saturday 16 March Maiden Plate (F & M)

WILD THOUGHTS has been knocking and has a bright chance of getting her just reward. Stable companions TEHUANO and CRYSTAL STREAM could challenge over the distance. GLITTER PATH should see out the trip and must be considered. ETERNAL SUMMER, ARABIAN SUNRISE, BUILDING BRIDGES and MY ELUSIVE must be included in exotics.

Top Tip: Wild Thoughts (1)
Watch out for: Glitter Path (2)

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