11:20 Durbanville (RSA) 17 Mar 2018

Itsarush.co.za Welcomes You Maiden Juvenile Plate(for Maiden 2 Year-olds) (2YO only)

Winner 49,993 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f 47y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
Black, red seams, white sleeves, black cap, red stripes (Messrs J J Elley, S Pereira & Jonathan Snaith)

Black Indy 

b c Marchfield - Cinnamon Lady (Hawk Wing)

3 9-6
-
Robert KhathiJustin Snaith
2
4
i
Black and red hoops, red and yellow hooped sleeves, black and yellow hooped cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Bountiful Strength 18 

b c Jackson - Generous Gabriella (Forest Wildcat)

3 9-6
-
R FourieJoey Ramsden
3
i
Royal blue and silver hoops, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr H Adams)

Country Rock 

b c Rock Of Rochelle - Country Girl (Mon Sang)

3 9-6
-
Devin AshbyDan Katz
4
0
i
Royal blue and silver hoops, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr H Adams)

Famous Orator 28 

b c Oratorio - Fast 'n Famous (JET MASTER)

3 9-6
-
Donovan DillonDan Katz
5
23
i
Light green, red maltese cross and sleeves, quartered cap (Mr M J A Ferreira)

Frozen Tune 35 

b c Noble Tune - Winter Feast (Western Winter)

3 9-6
-
A DomeyerCandice Bass-robinson
6
i
Dayglo green, black chevrons, striped sleeves, halved cap (Mr Preggie Somasundram)

Gallagher 

b c Var - Oasis Song (Selkirk)

3 9-6
-
L AfricaVaughan Marshall
7
i
Orange, dark blue 'v' bib, halved sleeves, orange cap, blue peak (Mr R M Sewgoolam)

Jardin 

b c Var - Azabu Park (BLETCHLEY PARK)

Non Runner
8
0
i
Bright orange, black braces, black and orange halved sleeves, striped cap (Mr A & Mrs L J Schipper)

Marked White Night 35 

ch c Warm White Night - Marked Expression (Goldmark)

3 9-6
-
Brandon MayBurger/v Reenen
9
i
Black, green stripe, black sleeves, green cuffs and cap ((messrs D Chinnadu, V Colan, Sugan Govender, D Mus)

Mr Green Street 

b c Gimmethegreenlight - Teresina (JET MASTER)

3 9-6
-
Grant Van NiekerkJustin Snaith
10
9
i
Light green, red maltese cross and sleeves, quartered cap (Mr M J A Ferreira)

Noble Class 28 

b g Noble Tune - Hidden Beauty (Victory Moon)

3 9-6
-
Grant BehrHarold Crawford
Verdict

FROZEN TUNE was a beaten odds-on favourite last time but has shown smart ability and should be competitive again. BOUNTIFUL STRENGTH stayed on well over shorter when producing a smart debut and will improve with that experience. Their biggest dangers are likely to come from newcomers JARDIN and MR GREEN STREET, who are both bred to be useful.

Verdict

FROZEN TUNE is just about the best of these all things considered but has next to no margin for error. Bountiful Strength seems the leading challenger, while Mr Green Street looks the one for the minor money seeing a racecourse for the first time.

11:55 Durbanville (RSA) 17 Mar 2018

Racing Association Maiden Juvenile Plate(for Maiden 2 Year-olds) (2YO only)

Winner 49,993 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f 47y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
Orange, dark blue 'v' bib, halved sleeves, orange cap, blue peak (Mr R M Sewgoolam)

Caesura 

b c Oratorio - Jeter (JET MASTER)

3 8-11
-
Louis BurkeVaughan Marshall
2
i
Vieux rose, white sash, halved cap (Mrs V A Foulkes & Mr O De W Foulkes)

Carlas Mambo 

b c Mambo in Seattle - Carlas Wisdom (Jallad)

3 9-6
-
Brandon MayJustin Snaith
3
5
i
Black and red hoops, red and yellow hooped sleeves, black and yellow hooped cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Carnage 35 

ch c Var - November Sky (Imperial Stride)

Non Runner
4
5-
i
Red, yellow stars, red sleeves, yellow armbands, red cap, yellow star (China Horse Club International Limited (nom: Mr M)

Flying Arrow 84 

b c CAPTAIN AL - Happy Archer (Dubawi)

3 9-6
-
M J ByleveldVaughan Marshall
5
2-0
i
Bright yellow, bright yellow sleeves, dark green stars, dark green cap, bright yellow star (Messrs P Blackburn, A D Hawkins, P Martin, P G De)

Lanza 49 

ch c Elusive Fort - Soprano Singer (National Assembly)

3 9-6
-
R FourieGlen Kotzen
6
i
Light green, red maltese cross and sleeves, quartered cap (Mr M J A Ferreira)

Provocateur 

b c Var - Model I.q. (Jallad)

3 9-6
-
Anthony AndrewsVaughan Marshall
7
i
Royal blue and silver hoops, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr H Adams)

Rock Fantastic 

b c Rock Of Rochelle - Flight Fantastic (Fantastic Light)

3 9-6
-
Devin AshbyDan Katz
8
0
i
red checked, grey sleeves, red cap (Messrs Rick Achmat, D C Lilley & A Reynolds)

Rumbleinthejungle 18 

b c Jackson - Diva Taahirah (Lake Coniston)

3 9-6
-
Grant BehrDean Kannemeyer
9
7
i
White, red broad stripe, blue braces and sleeves, white cap (Acme Financial Services (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr T J Ker)

Sacred Arrow 18 

ch c What A Winter - Cheyenne (Rambo Dancer)

3 9-6
-
A DomeyerCandice Bass-robinson
10
4-0
i
Dark blue and silver checks, silver sleeves, dark blue seams, silver cap, dark blue peak (Messrs S W F Barnard, F M Carruthers, Ian Robinson)

Skidoo 49 

b c What A Winter - Rustic Magic (Jallad)

3 9-6
-
C OrfferPaul Reeves
11
i
Emerald green, white star and sleeves, emerald green stars and cap (Messrs A J Brand, N C Cooper, J J Elley, T H Fenne)

The Suit 

b c Mambo in Seattle - Only Emily (CAPTAIN AL)

3 9-6
-
Grant Van NiekerkJustin Snaith
Verdict

FLYING ARROW was all the rage when on debut in a smart line-up. He would have come on appreciably from that outing and could now begin to recoup his R3.75m price tag. CARNAGE is another who should improve after a good debut run. Both LANZA and SKIDOO could fare better down in class after running in a Met-day feature. PROVOCATEUR and THE SUIT are newcomers to make a note of.

Verdict

LANZA has outstanding form claims and is going to be very tough to beat. Flying Arrow could be the answer to second spot, while Carnage comes into calculations for minor honours.

12:30 Durbanville (RSA) 17 Mar 2018

Tab Telebet 0861 000 822 Maiden Juvenile Plate (fillies)(for Maiden 2 Year-old Fillies) (2YO only)

Winner 49,993 ZAR - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
Crimson and silver grey stripes, crimson cap (Mrs M Belstead & Messrs P G De Beyer & E L Jooste)

Beautiful Beat 

b c Marchfield - Beautiful Noise (Centenary)

3 9-6
-
Sihle CeleMichael John Robinson
2
2
i
Orange, purple star, sleeves and cap (Messrs G M Miller & B G Nelson)

Canukeepitsecret 18 

b f CAPTAIN AL - Secret Of Victoria (Goldkeeper)

3 9-6
-
M J ByleveldVaughan Marshall
3
4
i
Red, white chevron and sleeves, red seams, quartered cap (Messrs M F Bass, J Cowing, G Joubert, Bryn Ressell)

Cruise Along 18 

b f Crusade - Sleek Jet (JET MASTER)

3 9-6
-
A DomeyerCandice Bass-robinson
4
i
Blue and orange quartered, orange sleeves, halved cap (Mr Stan Becker)

Hurricane Silva 

b c Oratorio - Hurricane Katrina (Windrush)

3 9-6
-
Brandon MayJustin Snaith
5
i
Dayglo yellow, purple spots (Messrs Greg Bortz, D W Krynauw & A J Van Huyssteen)

Silver Reserve 

b c Philanthropist - Pewter (Rakeen)

3 9-6
-
Grant Van NiekerkJustin Snaith
6
i
Red, navy blue sash, sleeves and cap (Messrs Rick Achmat & A Reynolds)

Victorious Girl 

b c Brave Tin Soldier - Arctic Bear (Black Sam Bellamy)

3 9-6
-
L AfricaHarold Crawford
7
6-4
i
Fuchsia, lime green diamond, fuchsia sleeves and cap, lime green diamond (Mrs C Reeves)

Winter Five 28 

b f What A Winter - Ramla (Rock Of Gibraltar)

3 8-11
-
Louis BurkePaul Reeves
Verdict

Regally bred CANUKEEPITSECRET looked a winner in waiting when finding just one too good on debut. She had CRUISE ALONG well beaten and, with natural improvement expected, looks hard to oppose. The latter should have more to offer with the benefit of that experience, although a bigger could come from Snaith-trained newcomers HURRICANE SILVA and SILVER RESERVE. Watch the betting!

Verdict

CANUKEEPITSECRET holds an appreciable advantage on the form book and will prove hard to beat. Cruise Along is the next best alternative, while Silver Reserve edges it so far as third place is concerned first time up.

13:05 Durbanville (RSA) 17 Mar 2018

Durbanville Twilight Meet 24 March 2018 Maiden Plate(for All Maidens) (3YO plus)

Winner 49,993 ZAR - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
936-364
i
Dayglo yellow, purple spots (Messrs G W Ennion, O Schoeman & A J Van Huyssteen)

Royal Marine 21 

b g What A Winter - Irish Royal (Kalanisi)

4 9-6
-
R FourieGreg Ennion
2
0950-2
i
Burgundy, burgundy sleeves, white seams, burgundy cap, white peak (Messrs A N Marcus & B Marcus)

Strabo 63 

ch g COUNT DUBOIS - Dragon Flower (National Assembly)

5 9-6 b
-
A DomeyerAdam Marcus
3
99-0
i
Dark blue and silver checks, silver sleeves, dark blue seams, silver cap, dark blue peak (Mr F M Carruthers)

Wealthsmith 28 

ch g Philanthropist - Blue Train (Trippi)

4 8-11
-
Sandile MbheleGlen Puller
4
0-4
i
Dayglo green, black chevrons, striped sleeves, halved cap (Mr Preggie Somasundram)

His Supremacy 56 

b g Seventh Rock - Her Excellency (Exceed and Excel)

4 9-6
-
J SmitsdorffGeoff Woodruff
5
i
Royal blue, yellow hoop, green sleeves, royal blue cap (Messrs A N Marcus & B Marcus & Mrs W J Probert)

Megalegs 

b c Ashaawes - Trendy Lady (Mellifont)

4 9-6
-
Grant BehrAdam Marcus
6
9-33
i
Royal blue and white quartered, white sleeves, quartered cap (Al Khayl Breeders (pty) Ltd)

Negma 35 

b f Dynasty - Russini (KITALPHA)

4 9-1
-
C OrfferBrett Crawford
7
000807-
i
Navy, red spot, navy sleeves, red cap (Mr G R & Mrs P A Baragwanath)

Tiger Bright 80 

gr f Blue Tiger - Icon Lady (Model Man)

4 8-6
-
Louis BurkeMike Stewart
Verdict

NEGMA has improved with each outing and, in a race lacking of depth, looks the one to side with. She receives a handy sex allowance ROYAL MARINE which could prove telling in the outcome. The latter is probably best suited to this trip but has had his chances and is vulnerable to less-exposed types such as STRABO, who ran well in blinkers last time, and a fitter HIS SUPREMACY.

Verdict

NEGMA has a definite advantage on form and has obvious claims. Megalegs should be thereabouts making his debut, while Strabo could also figure.

13:40 Durbanville (RSA) 17 Mar 2018

Betting World 087 741 2777 Maiden Plate (f & M)(for Maiden Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

Winner 49,993 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8324-34
i
Royal blue, white v bib, royal blue sleeves, red cap, white peak (Akber Investments (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr Dave Pearce))

Kamaishi 28 

b f Tiger Dance - Old Heritage (Western Winter)

4 9-6
-
Sihle CeleMichael John Robinson
2
72532-5
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Spam Alert 58 

b f CAPTAIN AL - Pin Number (Fort Wood)

4 9-6
-
Grant Van NiekerkJustin Snaith
3
9244-23
i
Blue, white stars, red sleeves, blue cap, white stars (Miss B A M Giddy)

Symphony 14 

b f Oratorio - Mysterious Land (Badger Land)

4 9-6 b
-
M J ByleveldVaughan Marshall
4
06-4
i
Red, purple sleeves, blue spots and cap (Mr J M Mort)

Nicky Noo 35 

b f Horse Chestnut - Burnt Sienna (Western Winter)

4 9-6
-
Grant BehrHarold Crawford
5
46-7679
i
Crimson and silver grey stripes, crimson cap (Mr P G De Beyer)

Bikini Model 7 

b f Antonius Pius - Born In The Wild (Model Man)

4 9-6
-
R FourieGreg Ennion
6
7037-38
i
Navy blue, white crossed sashes, white sleeves, navy blue cuffs, quartered cap (Adv A P Joubert)

Eternal Night 28 

b f Black Minnaloushe - Arctic Circle (Silvano)

5 9-6
-
Donovan DillonEric Sands
7
9
i
Orange and blue halved vertically, orange sleeves, striped cap (Messrs D J Barry & T Kirkpatrick)

Capital Q 18 

b f CAPTAIN AL - Queen Of Rubies (Dominion Royale)

5 9-6
-
A DomeyerBrett Crawford
8
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Everdene 

b c Lateral - Quick As Lizard (LIZARD ISLAND)

4 9-6
-
Anthony AndrewsWillem Nel
9
78
i
Royal blue, white maltese cross, shocking pink sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs P J Garlicki & Mr J A V Hoal)

Magic Mary 18 

b f Horse Chestnut - Mary Hinge (Second Empire)

4 9-6
-
C OrfferBrett Crawford
10
0
i
Yellow, royal blue and red sash, white sleeves and cap (Messrs P C Sarembock & L B Schkolne, Sea Cottage P)

Quayside 18 

b f Marchfield - Ocean Adventure (Miesque's Approval)

4 9-6
-
Devin AshbyAndries Steyn
Verdict

Few with chances here. Both SYMPHONY and KAMAISHI have been threatening to leave the maiden ranks in recent outings and should be competitive once more. SPAM ALERT disappointed last time when finishing behind ETERNAL NIGHT but she is better than that run suggests and can feature on earlier form. NICKY NOO could have a say if making further improvement. Watch the Crawford duo.

Verdict

SYMPHONY's recent form just about edges this she but will need to steer clear of any trouble. Kamaishi is the most likely threat, while Spam Alert is another with place prospects too.

14:15 Durbanville (RSA) 17 Mar 2018

Tabonline.co.za Maiden Plate(for All Maidens) (3YO plus)

Winner 49,993 ZAR - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
333-56
i
White and blue halved horizontally, pink sleeves, blue cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Sark 18 

gr g Silvano - Ilha Da Vitoria (Candy Stripes)

4 9-6 b
-
Grant Van NiekerkCandice Bass-robinson
2
56-5334
i
Royal blue and white halved diagonally, royal blue sleeves and cap (Messrs D D B Band, Raymond Davies, A Joannides, A)

African Messiah 18 

b g Elusive Fort - Posh Lady (Proclaim)

4 9-6 b
-
Sihle CeleMichael John Robinson
3
040-
i
Yellow and royal blue checked diamonds, red sleeves and cap, royal blue diamond (Chrigor Stud (pty) Ltd (nom: Mrs S Hattingh) & Mr)

Giant Flag 150 

ch g Jay Peg - Dvina (Tara's Halls)

4 9-6
-
Anthony AndrewsGreg Ennion
4
43-2536
i
White, red maltese cross and sleeves, white cap (Mr H H & Mrs M Zeppel)

Count Rosberg 14 

ch g COUNT DUBOIS - Mountain Of Light (Royal Academy)

4 9-6
-
A DomeyerMike Stewart
5
8-49453
i
White, white sleeves, light blue stars, collar and cuffs, red cap (Messrs Andre Louw, Bryn Ressell & N M Shirtliff)

Wemibono 14 

b g Visionaire - Citidancer (Northern Guest)

4 9-6
-
M J ByleveldDean Kannemeyer
6
704-504
i
Fuchsia, lime green diamond, fuchsia sleeves and cap, lime green diamond (Mr P Barrett & Mesdames G M Davies & C Reeves)

Moon Rock 14 

b g Rock Of Rochelle - Lady Tibbs (CASEY TIBBS)

4 9-6
-
Grant BehrPaul Reeves
7
96004-6
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Super Performer 21 

b g Dynasty - Kalinga (Unbridled's Song)

4 9-6
-
C OrfferBrett Crawford
8
57685-7
i
Black and yellow quartered, striped sleeves, yellow cap, black diamond (Messrs Andy Elton & D C Kotzen)

Norse God 28 

b g Noordhoek Flyer - Lady L (Danehill Dancer)

5 9-6
-
Devin AshbyAndries Steyn
9
7
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Room At The Top 75 

ch c Silvano - Lady Dane (Danehill)

Non Runner
Verdict

Many with chances. SARK should be at peak fitness and may be suited by a stronger gallop over this shorter trip. AFRICAN MESSIAH finished ahead of thatrival last time so has another money chance. COUNT ROSBERG failed to get into the race from a wide draw last time but should fare better from gate No 1now. WEMIBONO holds that rival so is preferred. SUPER PERFORMER has claims.

Verdict

AFRICAN MESSIAH is running very well right now as his last few efforts show and he vlooks the one they all have to beat. Giant Flag has the best claims of the remainder, while Count Rosberg looks third best.

14:50 Durbanville (RSA) 17 Mar 2018

Play Soccer 6, 10 And 13 Mr 81 Handicap(open) (3YO plus)

Winner 53,755 ZAR - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 3f 205y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3384-65
i
White and blue halved horizontally, pink sleeves, blue cap (Messrs F Green, Bryn Ressell & N M Shirtliff & Mr)

Woodland's Forest 49 

b g Elusive Fort - Moonlit Magic (Azamour)

5 9-6 b
-
Robert KhathiBurger/v Reenen
2
6414-21
i
Brown, white v bib, white cap, brown spots (Mr A R & Mrs A B L Beck)

Mister Colin (GB)  50 

b g Lawman - Al Beedaa (Swain)

4 9-1
-
Grant Van NiekerkJustin Snaith
3
1676-43
i
Black, white sash, red and white hooped sleeves, red cap (Mrs C L Gabler, Dr B D Sarembock, Mr P C Sarembock)

Gimme One Night 14 

b g Gimmethegreenlight - Fiesta Queen (Parade Leader)

5 9-1
-
C OrfferBrett Crawford
4
302211-
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

William The Brave 88 

b g Silvano - Musing (Centenary)

5 9-1 b
-
Donovan DillonJoey Ramsden
5
455236-
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Sister Soozie 95 

b f Silvano - Salamander Sue (LIZARD ISLAND)

5 8-4
-
Sandile MbheleWillem Nel
6
788-41
i
Royal blue and white quartered, royal blue sleeves, white chevrons, royal blue cap, white peak (Mr & Mrs Rob Pickering T/a Middlefield Stud & Mr B)

So It Begins 42 

b g Byword - Sleek Queen (King Of Kings)

4 8-2
-
Louis BurkeCandice Bass-robinson
7
4953-03
i
Dayglo yellow, purple spots (Messrs Greg Bortz, B P Finch, J Ramsden & A J Van)

Paddington 42 

ch g Elusive Fort - Catapult (Silvano)

5 8-7 b
-
R FourieJoey Ramsden
8
7863-81
i
Orange, yellow collar, orange and yellow checked sleeves, orange cap (Mr & Mrs W G Prestage)

Desert Lark 42 

b g Gitano Hernando - Musical Lark (Goldkeeper)

5 8-3 b
-
Anthony AndrewsBill Prestage
Verdict

Open. Progressive MISTER COLIN won his only start over the course and distance, so is preferred. Last-start winner DESERT LARK is 2 from 2 over track and trip. He PADDINGTON (1.5kg better off) and GIMME ONE NIGHT (2kg better off) last time but there should be little that trio on these terms. WILLIAM THE BRAVE is unbeaten with blinkers on and will have no issues going this trip.

Verdict

WOODLAND'S FOREST took a huge step forward last time and should make a bold show. Paddington could provide the biggest danger, while Sister Soozie shouldn't be ruled out.

15:25 Durbanville (RSA) 17 Mar 2018

Supabets 0861 76 22 37 Mr 79 Handicap(open) (3YO plus)

Winner 51,882 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f 47y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
321269-
i
Silver and cerise halved vertically, cerise sleeves, silver stars, cerise cap, silver stars (Mrs K Finch, Messrs B P Finch & J M Mort)

Rommel 122 

b g Var - Joshua's Mistress (JOSHUA DANCER)

4 9-6
-
Grant Van NiekerkJoey Ramsden
2
1324-19
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Mr Colin Bird)

Lindleys Lane 49 

b f Pathfork - My Lady Bluff (INDIGO MAGIC)

5 9-4
-
Donovan DillonGlen Kotzen
3
2119-66
i
Black and red hoops, red and yellow hooped sleeves, black and yellow hooped cap (Messrs D D Hayman, I W Longmore, Bryn Ressell, B R)

Johnny Black 18 

b g Sail From Seattle - Ginger Lily (DOOWALEY)

4 9-3
-
A DomeyerCandice Bass-robinson
4
3130-52
i
Green, pink sash, white sleeves, green stars, white cap, green stars (Messrs David Ng & V Ragoonath & Ms Joelle Ng)

Victorious Captain 28 

b g CAPTAIN AL - Cornucopia (Fort Wood)

4 9-2
-
M J ByleveldVaughan Marshall
5
12221-4
i
Dark blue and silver checks, silver sleeves, dark blue seams, silver cap, dark blue peak (Messrs F M Carruthers, A C Johnson G R Puller & Ia)

Western Storm 58 

b g Var - Happy Hostess (Western Winter)

6 9-2
-
J SmitsdorffGlen Puller
6
333-172
i
White, red diamond, black sleeves, red cap (Mr A Baum)

Dayonaut 18 

ch g Argonaut - Day To Day (MODERN DAY)

7 9-1
-
R FouriePaul Reeves
7
31
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Selailai 28 

b g Toreador - Larny Lady (Northern Guest)

4 8-13
-
Robert KhathiWillem Nel
8
22210-7
i
Black and red hoops, red and yellow hooped sleeves, black and yellow hooped cap (Messrs Bryn Ressell & N M Shirtliff)

Red Eight 18 

b g What A Winter - Colour Fast (Spectrum)

Non Runner
9
5985-55
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Mr Colin Bird)

Mount Keith (ZIM)  35 

b g Fencing Master - Mandla (Kahal)

5 8-3
-
Anthony AndrewsGlen Kotzen
10
7339-70
i
Dayglo green, dayglo pink collar and armbands, dayglo green cap (Messrs C J Burger & Andy Elton)

Spring Gold 28 

ch g Muhtafal - Spring Time (Counter Action)

5 8-4
-
Brandon MayBurger/v Reenen
Verdict

Nice race. ROMMEL is a useful 3yo buty may need the run after a rest. JOHNNY BLACK should finish closer to consistent DAYONAUT on these terms, while the latter may also struggle to confirm superiority over MOUNT KEITH. Promising SELAILAI will have more to offer with racing experience and looks well placed on handicap debut from an inside No 2 draw. RED EIGHT is worth monitoring

Verdict

JOHNNY BLACK looks marginally the pick in this field but this is an open race. Mount Keith could have the most to offer of the others, while Rommel may be the one for third.

16:00 Durbanville (RSA) 17 Mar 2018

Next Race Meeting Durbanville 24 March 2018 Fm 68 Handicap (f & M)(for Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

Winner 44,994 ZAR - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
9718-7
i
White, black diamonds, red sleeves and cap (Ms G A Jaffee, Messrs S S Govender, T Govender, Y)

Travel In Style 58 

b f What A Winter - Fly Jet Fly (JET MASTER)

4 9-10
-
Grant Van NiekerkCandice Bass-robinson
2
1039-14
i
Pink, yellow spots, pink sleeves, yellow cap (Messrs M F Bass, W D Mealing, Bryn Ressell & Wehan)

Queen Moira 18 

gr f Rebel King - Twing (Act One)

4 9-9 b
-
A DomeyerCandice Bass-robinson
3
4468-36
i
Black, grey diamond, blue and grey striped sleeves, blue cap (Ms S A Holland, Dr H L Sarembock, Mr P C Sarembock)

Waning Crescent 14 

b m Scarlet Letter - Ziggy Stardust (Eli's Star)

7 9-6
-
Grant BehrPaul Reeves
4
054-473
i
Navy blue, white star and sleeves, navy blue cap (Chrigor Stud (pty) Ltd (nom: Mrs S Hattingh), Mess)

Bon Bon 18 

b f Bold Silvano - Spring Clover (Kahal)

5 9-5 b1
-
R FourieGlen Kotzen
5
176-487
i
Royal blue and silver hoops, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr H Adams)

Lalena 14 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Lady Var (Var)

4 9-5
-
Donovan DillonDan Katz
6
881-900
i
Blue and white quartered, white sleeves, blue armbands, gold cap (Messrs H W J Crawford, B D Dawson & J Mento)

Whispering Light 14 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Fading Light (Bel Byou)

5 9-5
-
C OrfferHarold Crawford
7
3040-71
i
Crimson and silver grey stripes, crimson cap (Mr P G De Beyer)

Golden Wine 35 

b f Windrush - Vintage Green (Model Man)

5 9-4 b
-
Luyolo MxothwaGlen Kotzen
8
7133-56
i
Bottle green, bottle green and red checked sleeves and cap (Hintlesham Racing (nom: Mr David Allan))

Bushy Park 42 

b f Horse Chestnut - Cape Getaway (Jallad)

5 9-1 b
-
M J ByleveldVaughan Marshall
9
9189-47
i
Green, white shamrock, white collar and cuffs, yellow cap (Dr J L Craig)

Celtic Charm 28 

b m Windrush - Alluring Charm (Qui Danzig)

6 8-0
-
Louis BurkeMike Stewart
10
285987-
i
Blue and white quartered, white sleeves, blue armbands, gold cap (Messrs H W J Crawford, B D Dawson & J Mento)

Empire Rising 143 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Cherokee Rising (Fusaichi Pegasus)

5 8-8
-
L AfricaHarold Crawford
11
0-50669
i
Red, brown crossed sashes, blue sleeves and cap (Mr M Wall)

Mistico's Secret 4 

ch f Warm White Night - Amber Plain (National Emblem)

5 8-4
-
Brandon MayBurger/v Reenen
Verdict

Open. QUEEN MOIRA and stable companion TRAVEL IN STYLE have scope to improve so could feature but must concede weight to most of their rivals. WANING CRESCENT and BUSHY PARK are consistent hard-knockers who could capitalise. BON BON is capable at this level but must overcome a wide draw to have a say. LALENA and CELTIC CHARM have outside chances and are capable of an upset!

Verdict

EMPIRE RISING is easily the quickest in this line up and tops the shortlist . Lalena can also play a major role, while Bon Bon is one to bear in mind as well.