11:40 Kenilworth (RSA) 23 Jun 2018

Data Simplified Maiden Plate (3YO plus)

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

1

4f 214y

Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
626
i
Turquiose, black chevron, collar and cuffs, striped cap (Mr J J Habib)

Spy 25 

b c Kildonan - Current Secret (Saumarez)

4 9-6
-
M J ByleveldVaughan Marshall
2
0950-22
i
Burgundy, burgundy sleeves, white seams, burgundy cap, white peak (Messrs A N Marcus & B Marcus)

Strabo 98 

ch g COUNT DUBOIS - Dragon Flower (National Assembly)

5 9-6 b
-
A DomeyerAdam Marcus
3
236-827
i
Blue and gold diamonds, white sleeves (Mrs S De Nobrega, Messrs B R Nel & G R Puller)

Quarllo 39 

b g Querari - I'm Like Hello (Dominion Royale)

6 9-6 b
-
Piet BothaGlen Puller
4
62
i
Black and red hoops, red and yellow hooped sleeves, black and yellow hooped cap (Messrs Bryn Ressell & N M Shirtliff)

Elusive Trader 45 

b g Elusive Fort - Armatrading (Var)

3 9-0
-
Morne WinnaarGreg Ennion
5
i
White, blue hoop, red collar, blue and red hooped sleeves, white and blue hooped cap, red peak (Messrs B L Rae, M I Fullard, J H Drew, C & R Kiesw)

Hudoo Magic (AUS)  

b c Choisir - Hudoo (Halling)

3 9-0
-
Francois HerholdtBrett Crawford
6
i
Cyclamen, spectrum green crossed sashes, white sleeves, cyclamen cap (Mr N Jonsson)

Ladder Man 

b c Twice Over - Gin Rummy (Tapit)

3 9-0
-
Grant Van NiekerkJustin Snaith
7
2-04
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 98 

ch c Elusive Fort - Soprano Singer (National Assembly)

3 9-0
-
R FourieGlen Kotzen
8
0
i
Dark blue and silver checks, silver sleeves, dark blue seams, silver cap, dark blue peak (Mr F M Carruthers)

Sitheweasel 45 

ch c Warm White Night - Jet Me Tothe Stars (JET MASTER)

Non Runner
Verdict

STRABO has finished 2nd in two starts made with blinkers on. If race ready after a break, he could go one better with the headgear retained. SPY and QUARLLO could find the frame if reproducing their best form, but a bigger threat is likely to come from juveniles ELUSIVE TRADER and LANZA who have both shown enough to be competitive. Watch newcomers HUDOO MAGIC and LADDER MAN.

Verdict

ELUSIVE TRADER isn't easy to oppose on the form he has shown and isn't easy to look past. Spy makes most appeal among the rest, while Hudoo Magic is the tentative selection for third first time out.

12:15 Kenilworth (RSA) 23 Jun 2018

Liquidity Services Maiden Juvenile Plate (Fillies) (2YO only)

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

2

6f 211y

Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
050
i
Lilac, lilac sleeves, purple seams and cap (Messrs G S Knowles & T Yates, Mrs E Yates, Mr W &)

Ducky Fuzz 63 

b f Warm White Night - Suvretta House (Western Winter)

3 9-6
-
Francois HerholdtHarold Crawford
2
0
i
White and blue halved horizontally, pink sleeves, blue cap (Messrs Bryn Ressell & N M Shirtliff)

Exclamation 25 

b f Elusive Fort - Estimada (Ride The Rails)

3 9-6
-
Louis Burke (9)Candice Bass-robinson
3
00
i
Dayglo yellow, purple spots (Messrs Greg Bortz, G D Lentin & A J Van Huyssteen)

Grey Mistress 25 

gr f Ideal World - Pure Silver (Silvano)

3 9-6
-
Robert KhathiJustin Snaith
4
055
i
White, scarlet and white quartered cap (Varsfontein Stud (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr J S Kalmanson))

Kawakami 21 

b f Master Of My Fate - Miss Kiri (Jallad)

3 9-6
-
Grant Van NiekerkJustin Snaith
5
0
i
Yellow, royal blue epaulettes, yellow sleeves and cap (Messrs B Kantor & L M Nestadt)

Rock Trip 35 

ch f Trippi - Sunshine Rock (Rock Of Gibraltar)

3 9-6
-
A DomeyerCandice Bass-robinson
6
97322
i
Yellow, blue hoop, striped sleeves, yellow cap, blue peak (Messrs P R C Freestone & V H Marshall)

Rocket Girl 35 

b f Seventh Rock - The Jet Girl (JET MASTER)

3 9-6
-
M J ByleveldVaughan Marshall
7
42
i
Black, green stripe, black sleeves, green cuffs and cap (Green Street Bloodstock (pty) Ltd & (messrs F C Bl)

Sparkeling Fire 25 

b f Bold Silvano - Flame Of Fury (All Fired Up)

3 9-6
-
Donovan DillonJoey Ramsden
8
34
i
Black, scarlet cap (Wilgerbosdrift (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mrs M Slack))

Tropical Hibiscus 45 

b f Elusive Fort - Island Empress (Eyeofthetiger)

3 9-6
-
Grant BehrPatrick Kruyer
9
455
i
Blue and orange quartered, orange sleeves, halved cap (Messrs Stan Becker & Chris Snaith)

Valderrama 21 

b f Rock Of Gibraltar - Classical (Galileo)

3 9-6
-
R FourieJustin Snaith
Verdict

Good race. ROCKET GIRL was 2nd over this trip against older rivals and should be a factor again racing in her own age group. SPARKELING FIRE improved on her debut 4th to finish 2nd over this trip next time. She should have moreto offer and can stake a claim in the outcome. TROPICAL HIBISCUS and VALDERRAMA are bred to be better over this longer trip and can improve to feature.

Verdict

ROCKET GIRL is just about the best hope here taking everything into account but will need to be on song. Tropical Hibiscus is the most prudent second choice, while Kawakami should also be considered.

12:50 Kenilworth (RSA) 23 Jun 2018

Leapfrog Durbanville Maiden Plate (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 49,993 ZAR - 8 run - Draw Advantage: High

3

7f 210y

Soft

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
7323
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Bell Jar 25 

b f Querari - PETITE DANE (Danehill)

4 9-6
-
Ryan MungerWillem Nel
2
6563-2
i
White, black diamonds, red sleeves and cap (Ms G A Jaffee & Maine Chance Farms (pty) Ltd (nom:)

Sommersonne 21 

ch f Silvano - Sommermarchen (Pentire)

4 9-6
-
R FourieGlen Kotzen
3
8-65335
i
Red, black maltese cross, white cap (Mrs P J & Mr H C Devine)

Royal Kiss 39 

b f Dynasty - Kiss Me Quick (Caesour)

4 9-6
-
A DomeyerCandice Bass-robinson
4
78484
i
Silver and cerise halved vertically, cerise sleeves, silver stars, cerise cap, silver stars (Mr B P & Mrs K Finch)

Neria 25 

b f Silvano - Hi Jessie (JET MASTER)

4 9-6
-
Francois HerholdtBrett Crawford
5
566
i
Black, white sleeves, black armbands and cap, white peak (Mrs D J Sherrell)

Zelvano 25 

b f Bold Silvano - Jazelle (Greys Inn)

4 9-6
-
Sihle CeleBrett Crawford
6
977-7
i
Old gold, black and white checked sleeves, old gold cap, gold peak (Cigar Syndicate (nom: Adv J C Pieterse))

Cohiba Allday 35 

ch f Judpot - September Morn (Silvano)

4 9-6
-
Donovan DillonBrett Crawford
7
009
i
Yellow, royal blue and red sash, white sleeves and cap (Messrs P C Sarembock & L B Schkolne, Sea Cottage P)

Quayside 70 

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

4 9-6
-
J SmitsdorffAndries Steyn
8
i
Dark green, blue sleeves, white cap (Messrs C & R Kieswetter & Ridgemont Racing (nomine)

Let Me Love You 

b c Silvano - Prestine Performer (Rambo Dancer)

4 9-6
-
Robert KhathiBrett Crawford
Verdict

BELL JAR ran on from a hopeless position to finish 3rd over the course and distance last time. She will be handier from a better draw so should prove very competitive. SOMMERSONNE was touched off over 1400m on her return and will have more to offer now. ROYAL KISS and NERIA have earning potential and ZELVANO could pose a threat from gate No 1. Watch newcomer LET ME LOVE YOU!

Verdict

SOMMERSONNE is quite clearly in front of these formwise and is quite a confident pick. Bell Jar is the next best alternative, while Let Me Love You enters calculations for third place seeing a racecourse for the first time.

13:25 Kenilworth (RSA) 23 Jun 2018

Nu-Line Elevator Products Fm 84 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 60,008 ZAR - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 1f 208y

Soft

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
465-087
i
Aquamarine, dark grey seams, aquamarine sleeves, dark grey armbands, striped cap (Messrs Greg Bortz & A J Van Huyssteen)

Northern Ballet 14 

b m Silvano - Solo Dancer (Al Mufti)

6 9-7
-
Grant Van NiekerkJustin Snaith
2
173-253
i
Black, yellow sash, sleeves and cap (Mauritzfontein (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss J B Slack))

Ontenderhooks 45 

b f Dynasty - Awaited (Machiavellian)

4 9-3
-
A DomeyerCandice Bass-robinson
3
100-065
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Skip A Beat 70 

b m Dynasty - Ruby Heart (Western Winter)

6 9-3
-
R FourieWillem Nel
4
5236-45
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Sister Soozie 59 

b f Silvano - Salamander Sue (LIZARD ISLAND)

5 8-6
-
Ryan MungerWillem Nel
5
066541
i
Purple, orange band of diamonds, purple sleeves, orange cap (Messrs J G Armstrong & G M Miller & Mr B G & Mrs J)

Cavalleria 39 

ch f Silvano - Townsend (CAPTAIN AL)

5 8-3
-
Louis Burke (9)Patrick Kruyer
6
26-7084
i
Powder blue, red star, powder blue sleeves and cap, red star (Messrs V H Marshall & Lawrence Pillay)

Flash Fire 21 

ch f Philanthropist - La Rosita (Fasliyev)

5 8-3 b
-
Sandile Mbhele (9)Vaughan Marshall
Verdict

Good race. NORTHERN BALLET will be right at home racing over this trip and should give a better account in her peak outing. ONTENDERHOOKS is bred to get the trip and can make her presence felt. in the finish. Slow-starter CAVALLERIA relished the step up to this distance when winning well last time and she may have more to offer. SISTER SOOZIE is consistent and can get a look in

Verdict

SISTER SOOZIE earns the narrow vote but others can't be discounted in an open contest. Ontenderhooks looks the best bet for the runner-up spot, while Skip A Beat can't be ruled out of things either.

14:05 Kenilworth (RSA) 23 Jun 2018

121 BPO Services Pinnacle Stakes (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 75,006 ZAR - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

4f 214y

Soft

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
716-776
i
Royal blue, white maltese cross, sleeves and cap (Dr A H Parker)

Seattle Gold 119 

b f Sail From Seattle - CIRCLE OF GOLD (Al Mufti)

5 9-6
-
Francois HerholdtBrett Crawford
2
3132-45
i
Silver and cerise halved vertically, cerise sleeves, silver stars, cerise cap, silver stars (Mr B P & Mrs K Finch)

Made In Hollywood 28 

b f Querari - Sheer Fantasy (El Prado)

4 9-6
-
Donovan DillonJoey Ramsden
3
678-067
i
White, blue v bib, blue sleeves and cap (Mesdames V A Foulkes & Jane Truter & Mr K P Truter)

Nordic Breeze 28 

b f Windrush - Nordic Vine (Northern Guest)

5 9-3
-
Grant Van NiekerkJustin Snaith
4
1671-00
i
Royal blue, emerald green, red and white quartered, emerald green sleeves and cap (Messrs E A Braun, C M Domingo, S W Domingo & V L T)

Weston 147 

b f Philanthropist - Fort Belvedere (Fort Wood)

5 9-3
-
R FourieJustin Snaith
5
6-43203
i
White, red maltese cross and sleeves, white cap (Mr H H & Mrs M Zeppel)

It Is What It Is 14 

b f COUNT DUBOIS - Flaming Alice (CAPTAIN AL)

4 8-10
-
Louis Burke (9)Mike Stewart
6
11-0545
i
Blue, yellow chevron, yellow sleeves, blue chevrons, yellow cap (Mesdames G Burg & M H Mason & Mr M J T Wickens)

Passion Peach 14 

ch f Ideal World - Coral Garden (Tiger Ridge)

4 8-6
-
Sandile Mbhele (9)Candice Bass-robinson
Verdict

Best-weighted SEATTLE GOLD could go well fresh but needs further to be seen at her best. MADE IN HOLLYWOOD is probably best over sprint trips, as her form would suggest. She is well in here and should take a power of beating reverting to this trip and on these terms. IT IS WHAT IT IS may be hard to catch under a light weight and PASSION PEACH can also get a look in under 49.5kg

Verdict

PASSION PEACH should give a good account but will need everything to fall right. Nordic Breeze is the rational second choice, while It Is What It Is is also an interesting runner.

14:40 Kenilworth (RSA) 23 Jun 2018

Entertainer Fm 82 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 56,881 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: Low

6

5f 212y

Soft

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
353550-
i
Black and red hoops, red and yellow hooped sleeves, black and yellow hooped cap (Messrs B Riley, Bryn Ressell & N M Shirtliff)

Extradite 224 

b f Mambo in Seattle - Summer Angel (JET MASTER)

5 9-13
-
Sandile Mbhele (9)Candice Bass-robinson
2
33-3312
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Straat-Kind 14 

b f Var - JUST LIKE FLO (Elliodor)

5 9-9
-
Ryan MungerWillem Nel
3
331-047
i
Scarlet, gold crossed sashes, scarlet sleeves with gold circle, gold cap (Mr A N & The Hon Mrs G R Foster)

Trip The Willow 14 

b f Trippi - Grace Me Guide (Western Winter)

5 9-9
-
Grant Van NiekerkJustin Snaith
4
1-57780
i
Emerald green, red and royal blue striped sleeves, royal blue cap (Mrs M Belstead, Messrs P G De Beyer, M C Higgs, E)

Sun At Midnight 28 

b m Elusive Fort - Iris And Ruby (Counter Action)

6 9-2
-
A DomeyerMichael John Robinson
5
423121
i
Red, white maltese cross, blue sleeves and cap (Mr I W Longmore)

Miss Smarty Pants 35 

b f Horse Chestnut - Smart Colleen (STRIKE SMARTLY)

4 8-13
-
Francois HerholdtBrett Crawford
6
02-5148
i
Blue, white panel, blue sleeves and cap (Drakenstein Stud (nom: Mrs G A Rupert))

Namibia 14 

b f Var - Niyabah (Nashwan)

4 8-13
-
R FourieGlen Kotzen
7
613-855
i
Silver, teal diamond, cerise sleeves and cap (Mrs N D Rathbone)

Velvet Dawn 28 

gr f Crusade - Harolds Gold (Fort Wood)

4 8-8
-
M J ByleveldPatrick Kruyer
8
592231
i
Red, blue maltese cross and sleeves, red cap (Mr R Hass T/a Reinels Stud)

Clifton Beach 25 

b f Sail From Seattle - Enchanted Kingdom (Kahal)

4 8-5
-
Sihle CeleBrett Crawford
9
425420
i
Royal blue and silver hoops, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr H Adams)

Trip To Ibiza 28 

ch f Trippi - Dance With Al (CAPTAIN AL)

4 8-4
-
Louis Burke (9)Dan Katz
Verdict

STRAAT-KIND was rewarded for consistency when winning at this level two starts back. She followed up with a good 2nd off a higher MR in a similar contest last time and a further point penalty may not be enough to prevent her from winning again. Last-start winner MISS SMARTY PANTS fits a similar profile, having run well in both starts shedding her maiden tag. EXTRADITE can earn.

Verdict

VELVET DAWN is the tentative selection but will need everything to fall right. Straat-Kind could provide the main threat, while Namibia is not out of it for third place.

15:15 Kenilworth (RSA) 23 Jun 2018

Vans Auctioneers Mr 78 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 56,881 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: High

7

7f 210y

Soft

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
221291
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Chatuchak 35 

b c Tiger Ridge - Rat Burana (Dodge)

4 9-6
-
Ryan MungerWillem Nel
2
078-311
i
White, black spots and sleeves, white cap (Mrs N Hossack & Mr W J C Mitchell)

Jailhouse Rock 35 

b c Dynasty - My Lady Bluff (INDIGO MAGIC)

4 9-5
-
Grant Van NiekerkJustin Snaith
3
22135-8
i
White, blue v bib, blue sleeves and cap (Mrs Jane Truter & Mr K P Truter)

Flash Twice 39 

b c Twice Over - Bellotto Flash (Bellotto)

4 9-4
-
M J ByleveldVaughan Marshall
4
514-851
i
Blue, white panel, blue sleeves and cap (Drakenstein Stud (nom: Mrs G A Rupert))

River Cam 39 

b g Trippi - Croc Valley (Western Winter)

5 9-4 b
-
A DomeyerCandice Bass-robinson
5
61-4007
i
White, blue, red, black, yellow, green rings, green sleeves, collar and cap (Messrs Chad Le Clos & P V Lafferty)

Unbelievable Chad 35 

b g Toreador - Pink Tinge (Rakeen)

6 9-3
-
Robert KhathiCandice Bass-robinson
6
314728
i
Old gold, black and white checked sleeves, old gold cap, gold peak (Cigar Syndicate (nom: Adv J C Pieterse))

Gimmie A Cohiba 35 

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

4 8-10
-
Francois HerholdtBrett Crawford
7
252223
i
Royal blue, gold stars and collar,white sleeves, gold cuffs,white cap,gold star, r blue peak (Messrs S W F Barnard, H & R Wilkinson & P T Zeeman)

Spectra Force 21 

b g Royal Air Force - Faithful Olga (Spectrum)

4 8-10
-
R FourieHarold Crawford
8
2-10287
i
Old gold, red sash, striped sleeves, red cap (Dr A M De Villiers & Mr E L P Steyn)

In The Jungle 14 

ch g Kildonan - Forest Rainbow (Fort Wood)

6 8-7
-
Morne WinnaarPiet Steyn
9
549-321
i
Dark blue, yellow hoops, dark blue sleeves, checked cap (Mr A E Sands & Sands Grooms Racing Trust (nom: Mr)

Cyber Law 28 

b g Alado - Cyber Toy (MODERN DAY)

4 8-6 b
-
Sandile Mbhele (9)Eric Sands
Verdict

Many with chances. RIVER CAM was a ready winner of his last start and with further improvement could confirm with SPECTRA FORCE who is dropped two points despite maintaining a good level of form. FLASH TWICE should get closer to that pair with a comeback run under his belt. CHATUCHAK concedes weight but should be in the mix. Last-start winner JAILHOUSE ROCK may prefer further.

Verdict

CHATUCHAK is in a good spell of form and has leading claims. Spectra Force could provide the chief opposition, while Gimmie A Cohiba merits respect also.

15:50 Kenilworth (RSA) 23 Jun 2018

Mestichelli Construction/Platinum Century Property Mr 93 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 71,879 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f 211y

Soft

Abandoned
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
818566
i
Black and red hoops, red and yellow hooped sleeves, black and yellow hooped cap (Messrs R M Dunbar, Bryn Ressell & E L P Steyn)

Waiting For Rain 25 

b g Black Minnaloushe - Larsen's Ice (Counter Action)

7 9-6
-
A DomeyerPiet Steyn
2
14-8557
i
White, red chevron, white sleeves, red stars, red cap, white peak (Mr A J Brand & Mesdames Surina De Villiers & J J S)

Power Grid 7 

b g Gimmethegreenlight - LETSADOR (Elliodor)

5 9-5
-
Grant BehrAndries Steyn
3
2-81423
i
White, gold diagonal stripes, blue sleeves and cap (Messrs M I Fullard, J H Drew, G G Igesund, C P Kal)

New Caledonia 25 

b g Right Approach - Coral Garden (Tiger Ridge)

6 9-3
-
Grant Van NiekerkGeoff Woodruff
4
353726
i
Turquoise, large orange spots, turquoise sleeves, orange armlets, quartered cap (Mrs M Belstead, Messrs P G De Beyer, M C Higgs, E)

Shall Be Free 28 

b g Elusive Fort - Fair Song (Darby Fair)

6 9-3 b
-
Donovan DillonMichael John Robinson
5
22112-1
i
Red, bright green stars, black sleeves, bright green stars, black cap, bright green stars (Messrs M F Bass, F C Blomkamp, L F C Blomkamp, W C)

Bernie 28 

ch g Horse Chestnut - Maclaine (Var)

4 9-2 b
-
Sandile Mbhele (9)Candice Bass-robinson
6
2-34121
i
Grass Green, Gold seams, Indigo Collar, Sleeves And Cap, Grass Green Cuffs (Mrs S Plattner)

Hemmingway 21 

b g Silvano - Nothing But Silk (Belong To Me)

4 9-0
-
Ryan MungerWillem Nel
7
3050-13
i
Brown, white v bib, white cap, brown spots (Mr A R & Mrs A B L Beck)

Streak Of Silver 70 

b g Silvano - Alignment (Alzao)

6 9-0
-
R FourieEric Sands
8
436-441
i
Gold, red stars, white sleeves, red armbands, gold cap, red star, white peak (Mr R W S Chung)

Valbonne 45 

b c Var - Sunsational (Windrush)

4 8-13
-
M J ByleveldBrett Crawford
9
3-90131
i
White and blue halved horizontally, pink sleeves, blue cap (Mr N M Shirtliff)

Orakal 59 

b g Oratorio - Kalaam (Kahal)

4 8-7 b
-
Sihle CeleMichael John Robinson
10
51-6767
i
White, light blue seams and sleeves, striped cap (Mr J M Cola)

Tsitsikamma Dance 56 

b g CAPTAIN AL - Dans With Sally (Dansili)

4 8-7
-
Francois HerholdtBrett Crawford
Verdict

BERNIE was a fluent winner on his comeback from a rest and gelding, and could well have more to offer so represents good value in an open contest. NEW CALEDONIA and HEMMINGWAY warrant respect and both should be competitive on current form. The latter is held on these terms by ORAKAL who has improved racing with blinkers fitted. VALBONNE and STREAK OF SILVER have claims too.

Verdict

TSITSIKAMMA DANCE just about appeals most in this field but will need to be firing on all cylinders. Valbonne may be the one for second, while Hemmingway also comes into the reckoning.