10:35 Turffontein (RSA) 14 Jul 2018

Welcome To The Mark Master Masons Raceday Maiden Plate (f & M)(for Maiden Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

Winner 59,373 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f 169y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
040244
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Ms Sylvia Vrska & Mr Colin Bird)

Dunas Douradas 6 

b f Byword - Scarlet Sheila (Red Ransom)

4 9-6 b
-
S KhumaloRobbie Sage
2
545877
i
Royal blue, red maltese cross, white collar and sleeves, royal blue cuffs, white cap, royal blue stripe (Mrs D I Johnson)

Shiloh 18 

b f Bezrin - Ruby Eaglechild (Manshood)

5 9-6 b
-
Lukas BesterBrett Warren
3
i
Sky blue, navy maltese cross and cap (Mrs A J Wynne)

Mrs Wils 

b c Fencing Master - Shawnee (LAVERY)

4 9-6
-
Wesley MarwingBridget Stidolph
4
i
Black, silver diamond, pink sleeves, silver cap, black peak (Mr H C N Da Costa)

Royal Future 

b c MOGOK - Royal Prophecy (Royal Chalice)

4 9-6
-
Wayne AgrellaPaul Peter
5
i
Silver, black cross, quartered cap (Mr J J Van Der Walt & Mrs A J Wynne)

Samoa 

b c Global One - South Sea Lady (Torrential)

4 9-6
-
Collen StoreyBridget Stidolph
6
5
i
Black, yellow sash, sleeves and cap (Mauritzfontein (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss J B Slack))

Sun Up (IRE)  13 

b f Dawn Approach - Arabian Mirage (Oasis Dream)

3 9-6
-
R DanielsonAlec Laird
7
i
Silver and cerise halved vertically, cerise sleeves, silver stars, cerise cap, silver stars (Mr B P & Mrs K Finch)

Miss Pinkerton 

b c Var - Pure Class (JET MASTER)

3 9-0
-
K ZechnerOrmond Ferraris
8
06
i
White, black spot, red collar, black sleeves, red armbands, white cap (Mr Pops Soobben & Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G)

Operetta 18 

b f Oratorio - Varsity Queen (Var)

3 9-0
-
P StrydomPaul Peter
9
2
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Soul Of Wit 18 

b f Ideal World - Whisky Mist (Daylami)

3 9-0
-
R SimonsRomeo Francis
10
i
Turquiose, black chevron, collar and cuffs, striped cap (Mr J J Habib & Mr K P & Mrs N M Backos)

Walnut Dash 

b c Crusade - Platinum Wood (Fort Wood)

3 9-0
-
Craig ZackeyTyrone Zackey
Verdict

The 2-year-olds appear stronger than their elders in the maidens and could have the edge. OPERETTA made big improvement in her 2nd start and should be in the shake-up. SOUL OF WIT ran on strongly when not fancied on debut to take 2nd and will come on with the experience. SUN UP found support on debut- respect! DUNAS DOURADAS is better than her last run. Watch newcomers.

Verdict

SOUL OF WIT looks quite hard to fault and should give it a good go. Walnut Dash has to come into the equation too having her first run, while Miss Pinkerton may be the one for third first time out.

11:10 Turffontein (RSA) 14 Jul 2018

Kce Consulting Mr 104 Handicap(open) (3YO plus)

Winner 81,242 ZAR - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m 1f 208y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
29/313-6
i
Light blue, lilac star, light blue sleeves, lilac stars, light blue cap, lilac star (Mr & Mrs W V Rippon, Mr A & Mrs R Chadha & Messrs)

Heavenly Blue (AUS)  188 

gr c Snitzel - Simply Carina (El Prado)

5 10-1
-
R SimonsM F De Kock
2
218932
i
Orange, green shamrock, checked sleeves, green collar and cuffs, checked cap, green peak (Messrs B D Van Laun, Andre Fouche & M Gullan & Mis)

Arctica 13 

b g CAPTAIN AL - Little Grey Wolf (Indian Ridge)

6 9-4 b
-
Lyle HewitsonMike/adam Azzie
3
850-622
i
White and lilac checks, red sleeves, white cuffs and collar, red and white checked cap (Mr & Mrs J J Van Der Vyver & Mr B H Martin & Ms V)

Bankable Teddy 151 

b g Bankable - Harem's Secret (JET MASTER)

6 8-13
-
Donavan MansourDavid Nieuwenhuizen
4
4-00077
i
Black, yellow squares and sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs Kuben Gengan & G V Woodruff, Mrs S E M Louw)

Pagoda 70 

b g MOGOK - Pascha (Wolfhound)

5 8-10 b
-
Marco V'RensburgGeoff Woodruff
5
404262
i
Green and black checks, checked sleeves, halved cap (Mrs J P Gardner & Messrs B G Gardner, Mark Khan &)

Top Shot 20 

ch g A P Arrow - Ja-ja (Jallad)

7 8-5
-
Dennis SchwarzGary Alexander
6
142-789
i
Old gold, royal blue seams, old gold cap (Mr C Livanos)

Big Parade 105 

b g Dynasty - Flirtation (Silvano)

Non Runner
Verdict

ARCTICA is having his peak run and if ridden with restraint could see out the 2000m trip. TOP SHOT is holding form and must be considered off a handy weight. PAGODA is in the right race and if doesn't give away too much start could flash home. BANKABLE TEDDY and HEAVENLY BLUE (claims 4kg) could have a say if ready after breaks.

Verdict

TOP SHOT is the best in this line up on known form and is hard to look past. Arctica is the most realistic second preference, while Pagoda looks best of the rest.

11:45 Turffontein (RSA) 14 Jul 2018

Metal Technology Engineering Maiden Plate(for All Maidens) (3YO plus)

Winner 59,373 ZAR - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5-223
i
White, blue hoop, white sleeves and cap (Ralphs Racing (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss K Ralphs) & Mes)

Liberado (NZ)  20 

ch g Nicconi - Tusker (Volksraad)

4 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonGary Alexander
2
7-73544
i
Blue, red crossed sashes, yellow sleeves, blue cap (Mr E Verdonese)

Mogok's Time 18 

b g MOGOK - Time To Laugh (Windrush)

4 9-6
-
R DanielsonErico Verdonese
3
660025
i
White, black spot, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs G Eckert)

Sharp Gitano 20 

ch g Gitano Hernando - Rebecca Sharp (BECKER)

4 9-6 b
-
K ZechnerBrett Warren
4
634387
i
Red, white maltese cross, blue sleeves and cap (Messrs I W Longmore, J F & L M F Wernars & Mrs L C)

Ready To Strike 16 

b g Gimmethegreenlight - Strikelli (STRIKE SMARTLY)

4 9-6
-
Marco V'RensburgStanley M Ferreira
5
670548
i
Blue, white hoop, hooped sleeves and cap (Messrs Jace Chetty & W D Nankervis)

Enter The Dragon 11 

b g DOOWALEY - Gilt Lady (Goldmark)

4 9-6
-
T AppiePaul Matchett
6
000892
i
Black, scarlet and gold hooped sleeves, scarlet cap (Mr G Hodges)

National Aim 9 

ch g Main Aim - Moyo (Sarge)

4 9-6
-
Deon SampsonBrian Wiid
7
6-56000
i
Blue and white checks, blue sleeves and cap (Messrs A Joannides, Dean Alexander, G Chapple, A B)

The Bee Eff Gee 9 

ch g Await The Dawn - Divine Secret (Labeeb)

4 9-6 b
-
Dennis SchwarzGary Alexander
8
98009
i
Grey, red star, grey sleeves and cap, red star (Ms C V Walker)

Sunburst 18 

ch g Global One - Sunspear (Exclusive Patriot)

4 9-6
-
S KhumaloGerald C Walker
9
i
Yellow and red quartered, yellow sleeves, red armbands and cuffs, yellow cap (Messrs A V Van Der Poel & Shaylen Naidoo)

The Lawyer 

b c Curved Ball - Legal Lady (MOGOK)

4 9-6
-
Wesley MarwingShaylen Naidoo
10
4
i
Blue, white epaulettes, striped cap (Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Alyaasaat (AUS)  13 

b c Dawn Approach - Yaasah (Distant View)

3 8-11
-
R SimonsM F De Kock
11
99
i
Black, red maltese cross and sleeves, red cap, black peak (Mr A L A Crabbia)

Jagesa Jagesa 18 

b g Byword - INDIAN PEARL (Al Mufti)

3 8-11
-
Collen StoreyDorrie Sham
12
i
Blue, white chevrons, halved sleeves, blue cap (Onamission Syndicate (nom: Mr Mathew F De Kock))

Saint Etienne 

b c Elusive Fort - Spring Beauty (Silvano)

Non Runner
13
i
Orange, white fleurdelis, orange sleeves and cap (Messrs K W Chow & S C J Ng)

Stalking 

b c Dynasty - Hawker Hunter (JET MASTER)

3 8-11
-
P StrydomOrmond Ferraris
14
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

The Irishman 

b c Duke Of Marmalade - Reap The Rewards (Kahal)

3 8-11
-
Craig ZackeyPaul Peter
Verdict

LIBERADO has been threatening and could get his just reward. ALYAASAAT took a walk in the betting on debut but wasn't disgraced close behind. He will come on. MOGOK'S TIME finds problems but cannot be ignored for money. SHARP GITANO has matured now and could take home a cheque. Watch the first-timers especially THE IRISHMAN who is reported to be well fancied.

Verdict

LIBERADO is the one to beat judged on the form book and ought to win comfortably. Alyaasaat seems the most likely to take advantage if the selection fails to deliver, while Saint Etienne looks third best first time out.

12:20 Turffontein (RSA) 14 Jul 2018

Lad Brokers Personnel Recruitment Maiden Plate(for All Maidens) (3YO plus)

Winner 59,373 ZAR - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 3f 205y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
974422
i
Turquoise and red checks, turquoise cap, red peak (Messrs G D Dodd, R D Dukoff-gordon & Lucky Houdala)

Smart Deal 20 

b g Ideal World - Silverstick (STRIKE SMARTLY)

4 9-6
-
K ZechnerMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
2
0602
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Mantracker 9 

b c Mon Sang - Cayman Ridge (Al Mufti)

4 9-6 b
-
R SimonsD Gray St John
3
962273
i
Black and white stripes, shocking pink sleeves and cap (Messrs A B Giuricich, Dean Alexander & Pravin Chet)

Imoto 20 

gr g Traffic Guard - Shatter (Fard)

4 9-6
-
Dennis SchwarzGary Alexander
4
433237
i
Shocking pink, yellow diagonal spots, shocking pink sleeves, yellow cuffs and cap (Danny & Ronel Collins)

Festive Linngari 20 

b g Linngari - Festive Style (Fort Wood)

4 9-6 b
-
Marco V'RensburgDavid Nieuwenhuizen
5
9043
i
Magenta, black maltese cross, black sleeves, yellow cap (Miss S Bhana)

Village Deep 9 

b g Golden Sword - Bellita (Toreador)

4 9-6 b
-
R DanielsonScott Kenny
6
568
i
Yellow, green stars, black sleeves, yellow cap (Messrs G J Nassif, Z L Nassif & J Nassif)

Elathan 32 

b g Parade Leader - Eris (Rakeen)

4 9-6
-
Craig ZackeyFabian Habib
7
556286
i
Turkey red and black hoops, white sleeves, black cuffs, turkey red cap (Mr S M Leahy)

Harington Port 32 

b g Horse Chestnut - Colleen (Restructure)

4 9-6
-
Donavan MansourRoy Magner
8
4-90895
i
Blue, white squares, checked sleeves and cap (Mr H B Odendaal)

Kamakura 20 

ch g Admire Main - Competitive Edge (National Emblem)

4 9-3
-
Mpumelelo MjokaGary Alexander
9
0-43078
i
Black, yellow and black striped sleeves and cap (Mrs K Anthony)

Rich Harvest 20 

b c A P Arrow - Silwood (Fort Wood)

5 9-6 b
-
S KhumaloGreg / Anthony
10
700067
i
Red, blue crossed sashes, red sleeves, blue cuffs and cap, red peak (Messrs L Taylor & J Hugo)

Brave Gitano 9 

ch g Gitano Hernando - Fair Share (Eyeofthetiger)

4 9-6
-
Shadlee FortuneChris Erasmus
11
954900
i
French grey, brown sleeves and cap (Mrs T T Nassif)

Escamillo 20 

b g Oratorio - Sangria Girl (Wolfhound)

4 9-6 b
-
Wayne AgrellaTony Nassif
12
635509
i
Royal blue, yellow fleur de lys, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr H E Fletcher)

Voodoo 20 

b g Global One - Jinx (Ankara)

5 9-6 b
-
Lyle HewitsonTony Nassif
13
900600
i
Red and black halved vertically, red sleeves, hooped cap (Mr H H Y Gardner)

Ayessaypee 20 

b m A P Arrow - Mythical Madam (National Assembly)

8 8-4
-
Nathan KlinkJames Maree
Verdict

SMART DEAL came off a rest and was narrowly beaten last time. He should take a power of beating. MANTRACKER should huge improvement sporting blinkers last time and should enjoy the extra. IMOTO appears held on his last 2 runs but could take home a cheque. VILLAGE DEEP is doing better now and could take home money. FESTIVE LINNGARI is better than his last. ELATHAN is improving.

Verdict

MANTRACKER just about appeals most in this field. Smart Deal has the best claims of the remainder, while Village Deep commands a second look as well.

12:55 Turffontein (RSA) 14 Jul 2018

Pcd Solutions Fm 76 Handicap (f & M)(for Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

Winner 62,499 ZAR - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 6f 37y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
313441
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Messrs J A Maroun & G J Maroun)

Arte 34 

b f Ideal World - Idler (Fort Wood)

5 9-12 b
-
Lyle HewitsonGrant Maroun
2
244726
i
Lime green and purple checks, lime green sleeves and cap (Messrs B O Lenders, C P Bronkhorst, A Christodolid)

Subtle Force 34 

b f A P Arrow - Black Current (MOGOK)

5 9-1 b
-
Donavan MansourDavid Nieuwenhuizen
3
2-36552
i
Black, yellow sash, sleeves and cap (Mauritzfontein (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss J B Slack))

Dalley 34 

b m Ideal World - Lady Helen (Stage Colony)

6 9-0
-
K ZechnerMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
4
277930
i
Blue, white squares, checked sleeves and cap (Mr H B Odendaal)

Seeking Gold 11 

ch f Golden Sword - Ransom (Rambo Dancer)

5 8-13
-
Dennis SchwarzGary Alexander
5
045521
i
Royal blue and orange stripes, royal blue sleeves, striped cap (Mr & Mrs R A Wiggill & Messrs D F Coles, C Garlick)

Pin Up Fold 16 

ch f Eightfold Path - Pin Up Babe (GOLD PRESS)

4 8-3
-
T AppieMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
6
440685
i
Royal blue, white epaulettes, striped sleeves and cap (Messrs D A Simpson, G J Maroun & J A Maroun)

Candela 16 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Pascha (Wolfhound)

Non Runner
7
060808
i
Bright green, blue crossed sashes, bright green sleeves, quartered cap (Red Jack Trading (pty) Ltd)

Cranberry Crush 34 

ch m Kahal - Juniper Berry (Fahal)

6 8-3 b
-
Shadlee FortuneChris Erasmus
8
030040
i
Black, black sleeves, white stars, black cap, white star (Mr D J & Mrs H M R Nieuwenhuizen)

Golddust Woman 16 

b f Western Winter - Mat Gold (Goldkeeper)

5 8-4
-
Heavelon V'd HovenDavid Nieuwenhuizen
Verdict

Honest ARTE (claims 4kg) beat DALLEY, SEEKING GOLD and SUBTLE FORCE last time and on paper should have their measure again, however, marathon races are often dependent on the pace and the result could go any way. PIN UP FOLD only won his maiden last time but stays well and could get into the quartet.

Verdict

SUBTLE FORCE is selected tentatively but others can't be discounted in an open contest. Seeking Gold could have the most to offer of the remainder, while Dalley is the tentative selection for third.

13:30 Turffontein (RSA) 14 Jul 2018

Anonymous Overseer Fm 72 Handicap (f & M)(for Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

Winner 58,754 ZAR - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

5f 169y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
2-48865
i
Blue and yellow stripes, blue sleeves and cap (Messrs C R Millinger & J R Van Der Linden)

No More Words 32 

b f Byword - Adella (Toreador)

4 9-10
-
S KhumaloRobbie Sage
2
331104
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Moss Gas 9 

b f THE SHEIK - Marsh Gas (MOGOK)

5 9-10
-
Wayne AgrellaPaul Peter
3
417440
i
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, yellow seams, collar and cuffs, royal blue cap (Haras Del Carmo (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr P F M Do Carmo)

Paree 65 

b m Silvano - Distinta Wells (Poliglote)

7 9-1
-
Nathan KlinkTyrone Zackey
4
221630
i
Dayglo green, black chevrons, striped sleeves, halved cap (Mr Preggie Somasundram)

Peppermint Tea 30 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Peppermint (Hallgate)

4 9-9
-
Donavan MansourJohan J Van Vuuren
5
839475
i
Black, white spots, black sleeves, red cap (Messrs A W Procter & M S Van Vuuren)

Spring Breeze 16 

b f Querari - Scented East (West Man)

4 9-7
-
K ZechnerMike/adam Azzie
6
1-05435
i
Light blue, orange braces, light blue sleeves, orange cuffs and cap (Mr M Liontarides & Mrs J S Thomas)

Lunar Dancer 32 

ch f Philanthropist - Countless (COUNT DUBOIS)

4 9-3
-
Dennis SchwarzJohan J Van Vuuren
7
387212
i
Brown, beige shamrock, brown sleeves, beige cap (Mr A R Rapp)

Kick Butt 11 

ch f Traffic Guard - Unique (Muhtafal)

4 9-1 b
-
P StrydomStephen Moffatt
8
9-02010
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Virginia Moon 32 

b f Twice Over - Hancock News (London News)

4 9-1
-
Craig ZackeyPaul Peter
9
712557
i
Blue, gold sash, blue cap (Mr M E Leaf)

Esploratore 32 

b f Eightfold Path - Wonder Glow (Windrush)

4 9-0
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
10
4-44321
i
White, blue hoop, white sleeves and cap (Ralphs Racing (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss K Ralphs))

Ensemble 13 

b f Oratorio - Esoteric (MOGOK)

4 8-13 b
-
R DanielsonCandice Dawson
11
1780-80
i
Yellow, fuchsia stripe, halved sleeves, yellow cap (Sean Tarry Racing C C (nominee S G Tarry))

Lolita Delago 37 

b f Dan De Lago - Carolita (London News)

4 8-8
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
12
0-000
i
Royal blue and silver hoops, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs H Adams, D Chinsammy & Pravin Naidoo)

Flowersfromabrook 11 

b f Trippi - Fragrant Al (CAPTAIN AL)

4 8-3
-
T AppieJoey Soma
13
0-88309
i
Green, purple chevron, green sleeves, purple armbands and cuffs, green cap, purple peak (Mr S Parsons)

Great Aim 28 

b f Main Aim - Sacramento (Waldoboro)

4 7-13
-
Mpumelelo MjokaChris Erasmus
Verdict

After coughing in her penultimate run MOSS GAS showed that she was back to best with a good effort last time. She claims 4kg and could resume winning ways. LUNAR DANCER is running close up and a 2nd victory is on the cards. PAREE comes off a rest and with a 4kg claim could get into the reckoning. Top weight NO MORE WORDS could win a race of this nature. More with claims.

Verdict

KICK BUTT's recent efforts have been likeable on the whole and she is just about the pick in this company. Moss Gas chief among the rest shouldn't be underestimated, while Spring Breeze also has claims.

14:05 Turffontein (RSA) 14 Jul 2018

Taylor-ann Mr 88 Handicap(open) (3YO plus)

Winner 70,007 ZAR - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
131480
i
Yellow, blue braces, striped sleeves, halved cap (Dr I A Katz & Messrs L Lewison & J M Mort & Dreams)

Premier Show 13 

b g MOGOK - Picture Show (Sapieha)

4 9-11 b
-
Heavelon V'd HovenClinton Binda
2
322388
i
Black, orange maltese cross, sleeves and cap (Cracking Pace Syndicate (nom: Mr M S Cruickshank))

Greasepaint 30 

ch g Kahal - Lady Red (Russian Revival)

8 9-11 b
-
R SimonsRoy Magner
3
177253
i
Blue, red stars, blue sleeves, red seams, blue cap, red stars (Hartley Sa (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr P B Gibson))

Brigtnumberten 30 

b c Eightfold Path - Summer Dew (JOSHUA DANCER)

Non Runner
4
8-09061
i
Black, silver diamond, pink sleeves, silver cap, black peak (Mr H C N Da Costa)

African Ruler 13 

b g Trippi - Chant De Nuit (Caesour)

6 9-7 b
-
P StrydomPaul Peter
5
835463
i
Turkey red and black hoops, white sleeves, black cuffs, turkey red cap (Mr S M Leahy)

Isphan 30 

b g Tiger Ridge - Queen Of Persia (Fort Wood)

7 9-3 b
-
Dennis SchwarzRoy Magner
6
885493
i
White, black spot, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs G Eckert)

Sporting Monarch 13 

ch g Rebel King - Sporteska (Sportsworld)

5 9-1 b
-
Craig ZackeyBrett Warren
7
041-17
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars & Mrs T J Wernars)

Sir Spencer 30 

ch g What A Winter - Mgede (National Emblem)

4 8-11
-
R DanielsonJohan J Van Vuuren
8
942-886
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Twelve Oaks 13 

b f Pathfork - Land Of Wilkes (Diesis)

4 8-10
-
K ZechnerD Gray St John
9
10-5200
i
Red and royal blue diagonal stripes, red collar and sleeves, quartered cap, red peak (Messrs M J Rodrigues & G B Peters)

Hampton Court 30 

b g Var - LONDON BELLE (Royal Chalice)

4 8-9
-
Marco V'RensburgGeoff Woodruff
Verdict

BRIGTNUMBERTEN finished ahead of AFRICAN RULER (1,5kg better) recently but the latter bounced back to best subsequently with a fluent victory. They should contest the finish. ISPHAN has been around but can never be ignored over the minimum trip. SPORTING MONARCH has been costly to follow but could pop up any day soon. GREASEPAINT is getting on but could upset.

Verdict

AFRICAN RULER is in decent form right now and sets the bar, albeit not too high. Twelve Oaks is most likely the toughest opposition, while Sporting Monarch also requires a closer look.

14:40 Turffontein (RSA) 14 Jul 2018

Die Precision Moulding And Moulds Classic Mr 72 Handicap(open) (3YO plus)

Winner 54,992 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
703953
i
Red, green braces and sleeves, red cap (Mr I Levitan)

Tripod 41 

ch g What A Winter - Lightning Bird (JET MASTER)

4 9-7
-
Craig ZackeyDorrie Sham
2
707378
i
White, cerise star, white sleeves, cerise stars, white cap, cerise stars and peak (Mrs A Snyman)

He's Great 53 

b g Great Britain - Arabian Spell (Al Mufti)

4 9-5
-
S KhumaloDavid Nieuwenhuizen 1
3
177-928
i
Black, gold stars, gold sleeves, black stars, gold cap (Mr A J Van Bassen & Miss T Van Bassen)

Tour Of Duty 9 

ch g Western Winter - Tala (Lomitas)

5 9-4 b
-
Donavan MansourRoy Magner
4
946820
i
Red, purple sleeves, blue spots and cap (Mr J M Mort & Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda)

Dragoon 30 

b g Trippi - Dragon Lily (National Emblem)

7 8-11 b
-
Lyle HewitsonClinton Binda
5
78750-6
i
Dayglo yellow, dayglo pink cross and sleeves, white cap (Mr Barry Marais)

Nitro Charge 30 

b g Gimmethegreenlight - Mgede (National Emblem)

5 8-8
-
Mpumelelo MjokaChris Erasmus
6
259060
i
Orange, orange and blue checked sleeves, quartered cap (Mr Clinton Binda)

Manx Park 37 

b g Battersea Park - Green Oasis (Waajib)

7 8-9
-
Heavelon V'd HovenClinton Binda
7
2-09112
i
Black, orange maltese cross, sleeves and cap (Messrs M S Cruickshank & F I Konig)

Rebel Renegade 11 

b g Rebel King - Seminole (CAPTAIN AL)

6 8-9 b
-
Dennis SchwarzRoy Magner
8
426432
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Singaswewin 2 

b g COUNT DUBOIS - Tara's Tune (Tara's Halls)

5 8-7 b
-
Lukas BesterGrant Maroun
9
300038
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Just Africa 11 

b g Just as Well - Hallo Africa (Stratum)

6 7-11 b
-
Nathan KlinkGrant Maroun
Verdict

All 8 runners could pull it off. TRIPOD is speedy and won his only try this course and distance. As a 1-time winner he meets REBEL RENEGADE, who could chalk up his 5th victory on a 5,5kg disadvantage. HE'S GREAT races in his new surroundings and could feature. TOUR OF DUTY (lame last time) could finish off well if covered early. SINGASWEWIN runs before this - watch the form.

Verdict

DRAGOON has a little in hand but others can't be discounted in an open contest. Rebel Renegade seems best of the rest, while Tripod heads up those chasing third place.

15:10 Turffontein (RSA) 14 Jul 2018

Dwc Realtors Graduation Plate(maidens,1 & 2 Time Winners) (3YO plus)

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
4-71382
i
White, blue chevrons, blue sleeves, white cuffs, white cap, blue diamond (Mr & Mrs S Murray & Messrs S H Murray, P C Rugg &)

Full Mast 28 

b g Go Deputy - Full Card (Western Winter)

4 9-6 b
-
Lyle HewitsonMike/adam Azzie
2
732603
i
Blue, white epaulettes, striped cap (Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Punta Cana 28 

b g Trippi - Rememberance (Fort Wood)

4 9-0 b
-
R SimonsM F De Kock
3
040073
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H van Niekerk)

Aurelia Cotta 7 

b f Ashaawes - Roman Moser (Caesour)

4 9-0 b
-
Dennis SchwarzSean Tarry
4
1-4
i
Yellow, royal blue chevron, collar, cuffs and cap (Al Adiyaat South Africa (pty) Ltd)

Mutrib (AUS)  168 

br c Street Cry - Dane Belltar (Danewin)

4 8-10
-
Mpumelelo MjokaM F De Kock
5
0-74547
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Tammany Hall 11 

b f Await The Dawn - Bridal Paths (Braashee)

4 8-13
-
Craig ZackeyPaul Peter
6
10-5
i
Yellow, royal blue chevron, collar, cuffs and cap (Al Adiyaat South Africa (pty) Ltd)

Dhabyaan (AUS)  193 

br c Medaglio D'oro - Kiss The Sun (Anabaa)

4 8-13
-
T AppieM F De Kock
7
38-4879
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Mr Colin Bird)

Christofle 39 

b g Tiger Ridge - Malmaison (French Deputy)

4 8-10 b
-
P StrydomRobbie Sage
8
17-5857
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H Van Niekerk & Portapa (pty) Ltd T/a Supab)

Visuality 34 

ch f Visionaire - Personify (Personal Hope)

5 8-9
-
S KhumaloSean Tarry
9
860330
i
White, blue star, blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs L C A Bouwer)

Winter's Forge 49 

b f Western Winter - Forge Ahead (Parade Leader)

4 8-7 (ow1)
-
Marco V'RensburgStanley M Ferreira
10
1962
i
Turquoise blue, cerise epaulettes and sleeves, turquoise blue armband, cerise cap (Mr K P & Mrs N M Backos & Messrs S F G Habib, G J)

Louis The Seventh 7 

b c Crusade - Esterel (Var)

Non Runner
Verdict

FULL MAST wasn't disgraced after a rest last time. He finished 1,5 lengths ahead of PUNTA CANA (0,5kg better) but the latter should be at peak fitness and has blinkers back on. It could go either way. AURELIA COTTA has won both wins this course and distance and must be respected. 2-year-old LOUIS THE SEVENTH will be tested here but claims 3kg. WINTER'S FORGE goes over extra.

Verdict

FULL MAST got a poor run out of the way last time and is a major player. Winter's Forge could be the answer to second spot, while Punta Cana can win the battle for minor honours.

15:45 Turffontein (RSA) 14 Jul 2018

Ubuntu Family Health Centre Mr 72 Handicap(open) (3YO plus)

Winner 54,992 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

10

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
130667
i
Black, scarlet sash and cap (Mr O A Ferraris)

Blazing Winter 65 

ch g Western Winter - She's On Fire (JET MASTER)

5 9-11
-
P StrydomOrmond Ferraris
2
821451
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Chapel Jive 9 

b c King's Chapel - Come Dancing (Rambo Dancer)

4 9-4
-
R SimonsD Gray St John
3
811770
i
Yellow, green sash, yellow sleeves, green cap (Messrs Mervin Naidoo, P A Govender & Mrs Kumari Na)

Highway Eightyfive 30 

b g Kahal - Reigning Queen (King Of Kings)

5 9-1 b
-
Donavan MansourDavid Nieuwenhuizen
4
180-66
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H van Niekerk)

Aurora Australis 44 

b g Judpot - Pacific Lights (Al Mufti)

4 9-0
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
5
740060
i
Purple, white star, purple sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs J C Buffey, G J Maroun, J A Maroun & G H No)

Rambo 2 

b g Victory Moon - Rambo's Flirt (Rambo Dancer)

10 8-13 b
-
Wesley MarwingGrant Maroun
6
605324
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Messrs D A Simpson, G J Maroun & J A Maroun)

Quattro 2 

b g Judpot - Quatrain (Al Mufti)

Non Runner
7
610413
i
White, black sleeves, white armbands, striped cap (Messrs W G De Koker & H D T Smit)

Sovereign Reign 30 

b g Dynasty - Miss Caskura (Numerous)

7 8-11
-
Dennis SchwarzDavid Nieuwenhuizen
8
083009
i
Blue, white maltese cross, striped sleeves, white cap, blue peak (Miss L Van Der Westhuizen & Mr G J Maroun)

Timeofthevikings 2 

b c Great Britain - Chestnut Time (Johannesburg)

5 8-2
-
Nathan KlinkGrant Maroun
9
702442
i
Turquoise blue, cerise epaulettes and sleeves, turquoise blue armband, cerise cap (Mr K P & Mrs N M Backos & Messrs S F G Habib, M A)

Front Rank 7 

b g MOGOK - Jump Ahead (Sapieha)

7 8-7
-
S KhumaloTyrone Zackey
10
0-18029
i
Turquoise, purple stars, turquoise sleeves, purple armbands, turquoise cap, purple stars (Mr Andre Du Plessis)

Monty Python 30 

b g Global One - Sarah Smillie (Cordoba)

5 8-7 b
-
Craig ZackeyHeather Adamson
11
634752
i
Blue, white maltese cross, striped sleeves, white cap, blue peak (Miss L Van Der Westhuizen & Mr G J Maroun)

Time To Be Great 18 

b g Great Britain - Chestnut Time (Johannesburg)

6 8-4
-
Mpumelelo MjokaGrant Maroun
12
207676
i
Turquoise, white stars, red collar and sleeves, white stars, turquoise cap (Mr F Bronkhorst)

Private Ruler 6 

b g DOOWALEY - Private Affair (CAPTAIN AL)

5 8-3
-
Shadlee FortunePaul Matchett
13
000005
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Crimson Magic 9 

b g Latino Magic - Crimson Lace (CAPTAIN AL)

8 8-3 b
-
Lukas BesterGrant Maroun
Verdict

SOVEREIGN REIGN should be ideally suited to this course and distance - respect! FRONT RANK is running well and should be thereabouts again. With a 4kg claim BLAZING WINTER should be competitive. CHAPEL JIVE is in form and could go in again. TIME TO BE GREAT could be the pick of the Maroun 5. Others are looking for money.

Verdict

FRONT RANK started favourite last time out, but still appeals as the most obvious option. Quattro should be involved at the business end as well, while Sovereign Reign looks best of the others.