11:05 Turffontein (RSA) 18 Aug 2018

Roodepoort Rotary Anns Maiden Plate (3YO plus)

Winner 59,373 ZAR - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8/05766-
i
Gold, red stars, white sleeves, red armbands, gold cap, red star, white peak (Mr R W S Chung)

Mighty Storm 76 

b g Sail From Seattle - Pasea (Confidential Talk)

4 9-6
-
Diego De GouveiaRoy Magner
2
747356-
i
Yellow, purple stars, yellow cap, purple star (Hollywood Syndicate (nom: Mr J M Everett) & Dreams)

Alphamikefoxtrot 2 

b g Var - Sharp Mistress (Tamburlaine)

Non Runner
3
559-
i
Purple, gold diablo, gold sleeves, purple chevrons, checked cap, purple peak (Mr T J Shawe)

Nuntius Oratorion 109 

b g Oratorio - Logontonews (London News)

4 9-6 b1
-
Marco V'RensburgGeoff Woodruff
4
7080-
i
Orange, black stars, orange sleeves, black seams, orange cap, black stars and peak (Mr D Shawe)

Unspoken Passion 55 

ch g Judpot - Justthewayyouare (Fort Wood)

4 9-6 b1
-
C MaujeanGeoff Woodruff
5
4-
i
Dayglo yellow, green star and collar, dayglo yellow sleeves, quartered cap, dayglo yellow peak (Messrs P J Cotterell, A D Carr & J A Carr)

Friend Of Time 20 

b g Trippi - PROUD PEYTON (National Assembly)

4 9-6
-
Craig ZackeyMike/adam Azzie
6
i
Blue, yellow epaulettes and cap (Mr M C Gerber)

March To War 

b c Marchfield - Tara's Tinker (Tara's Halls)

4 9-6
-
R DanielsonAlec Laird
7
0-
i
Green and black checks, checked sleeves, halved cap (Mrs J P Gardner & Messrs G M Alexander & B G Gardn)

Master And Man 140 

b g Await The Dawn - Fuselage (JET MASTER)

4 9-6
-
Mark KhanGary Alexander
8
44-
i
Black and old gold stripes, black cap (Messrs G M Alexander & Dean Alexander)

The Bosbok 63 

ch g A.p. Arrow - Plaisance (Mullins Bay)

4 9-6
-
Dennis SchwarzGary Alexander
9
5-
i
Yellow and red quartered, yellow sleeves, red armbands and cuffs, yellow cap (Messrs A V Van Der Poel & Shaylen Naidoo)

The Lawyer 35 

b g Curved Ball - Legal Lady (MOGOK)

4 9-6
-
P StrydomShaylen Naidoo
10
69785-
i
Blue, orange spot, striped sleeves and cap (Messrs Marc Peter, John-paul Peter & D T Peter)

Pelican Bay 7 

b g Seventh Rock - Encora De Lago (Encosta de Lago)

3 9-0
-
Warren KennedyPaul Peter
11
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H van Niekerk)

Blame Game 

b c CAPTAIN AL - Hockey Corner (Sportsworld)

3 9-0
-
K ZechnerSean Tarry
12
5-
i
Black, scarlet sash and cap (Mr O A Ferraris)

Rescue 42 

b g Crusade - Endangered Species (Sapieha)

3 9-0
-
Luke Ferraris (6)Ormond Ferraris
Verdict

After disappointing NUNTIUS ORATORION was rested and gelded. He has ability and could strike if puts it in. FRIEND OF TIME was friendless in the betting on debut but wasn't disgraced. The extra should suit. THE BOSBOK comes from franked form and must be respected. RESCUE found no support on debut and will come on. ALPHAMIKEFOXTROT and PELICAN BAY could make the frame.

Verdict

RESCUE looks quite tough to fault and has fair claims. Friend Of Time is not one to underestimate however, while Blame Game is another with the potential to figure first time out.

11:40 Turffontein (RSA) 18 Aug 2018

Roodepoort Rotary Club Novice Plate (3-Year-Old Fillies) (3YO only)

Winner 62,499 ZAR - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
062471-
i
Red, blue crossed sashes, red sleeves, blue cuffs and cap, red peak (Messrs L Taylor & J Hugo)

Brave Zndaya 7 

b f Eightfold Path - Rashuli Breeze (Windrush)

3 9-6
-
M YeniChris Erasmus
2
313-
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Messrs C J H Van Niekerk, G R Almanza & Dr J A War)

Crimson Royale 69 

b f Ashaawes - Latifah (CAPTAIN AL)

3 9-6
-
Craig ZackeySean Tarry
3
251-
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Soul Of Wit 16 

b f Ideal World - Whisky Mist (Daylami)

3 9-6
-
K ZechnerRomeo Francis
4
17-
i
Black, red 'v', sleeves and collar, silver cap (Mr B P & Mrs K Finch)

Vivir 84 

ch f Philanthropist - Sparkling Nymph (Sportsworld)

3 9-6
-
Luke Ferraris (6)Ormond Ferraris
5
i
Blue, yellow epaulettes and cap (Mr M C Gerber)

Virginia 

b c Philanthropist - Southern Pine (Silvano)

3 9-0
-
R DanielsonAlec Laird
6
95956-
i
Lime green and purple checks, lime green sleeves and cap (Mr B I Rajhununan)

Shadow Queen 30 

b f Await The Dawn - Lady Faye (Personal Hope)

3 8-8
-
Warren KennedyDavid Nieuwenhuizen
Verdict

CRIMSON ROYALE and VIVIR renew rivalry. The latter finished ahead of the Sean Tarry filly on debut and wasn't disgraced in a KZN feature thereafter, however, CRIMSON ROYAL has proven stamina over the distance. SOUL OF WIT (maturing nicely) and BRAVE ZNDAYA (won this track and trip last time) are not out of the reckoning. Debutante VIRGINIA is said to have ability - respect.

Verdict

VIVIR has an emphatic advantage on form and shouldn't be troubled too much. Crimson Royale is the most prudent second option, while Shadow Queen is another that could go well.

12:15 Turffontein (RSA) 18 Aug 2018

Roodepoort Metal Exchange Novice Plate (3-Year-Olds) (3YO only)

Winner 62,499 ZAR - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
136054-
i
Pink, purple epaulettes and sleeves, striped cap (Mr Shalita Nassif)

Affranchi 20 

b c Elusive Fort - Tropical Dance (Luhuk)

3 9-6
-
M YeniTony Nassif
2
81-
i
Red, yellow hoop, yellow and light blue halved sleeves, red cap, yellow spots (Mr C W Hui)

Arrows Of Desire 20 

ch g Silvano - Silver Apples (Victory Moon)

3 9-6
-
Luke Ferraris (6)Ormond Ferraris
3
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 42 

b c Crusade - Esterel (Var)

Non Runner
4
61-
i
White, black sleeves, red chevrons, black and red quartered cap (Mr L & Mrs S Meistre)

Melchizedek 30 

b c Mambo in Seattle - Indigo Princess (King Of Kings)

3 9-6
-
Warren KennedyPaul Peter
5
951-
i
Yellow, fuchsia stripe, halved sleeves, yellow cap (Sean Tarry Racing C C (nom: Mr S G Tarry) & Messr)

Russian Beat 76 

b c Elusive Fort - Mamalushka (KITALPHA)

3 9-6
-
P StrydomSean Tarry
6
21-
i
Yellow, blue star (Messrs E Lai - Thom, D Chinsammy & E Naicker)

Victor Forth 48 

ch c Pathfork - Ventura (Go Deputy)

3 9-6
-
K De MeloJoey Soma
7
i
Black, red maltese cross, white sleeves, white and red striped cap, black peak (Messrs M A Michael, G A Basel & A G Laird)

Maintain The Pace 

b c Potala Palace - Sustain Space (Spectrum)

3 9-0
-
R DanielsonAlec Laird
Verdict

Both VICTOR FORTH and ARROWS OF DESIRE are only having their 3rd career starts and both will relish the longer distance. AFFRANCHI and LOUIS THE SEVENTH finished close together in their penultimate runs and either could have a say in the finish. MELCHIZEDEK and RUSSIAN BEAT come off maiden wins and could improve more.

Verdict

ARROWS OD DESIRE gets a tentative nod in an open race. Affranchi also commands scrutiny, along with Victor Forth.

12:55 Turffontein (RSA) 18 Aug 2018

Morne And Friends Maiden Plate (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 59,373 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
742420-
i
Blue, pink stars, sleeves and cap, pink cap, blue star and peak (Miss C Soal)

Elangeni 25 

b f Linngari - Brightest Day (Country Reel)

4 9-6
-
Dennis SchwarzRoy Magner
2
6490-
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Ms Sylvia Vrska & Mr Colin Bird)

Mill Creek 9 

ch f Pathfork - Lena (Woodman)

4 9-6
-
M YeniRobbie Sage
3
004738-
i
Sky blue, navy maltese cross and cap (Mrs A J Wynne)

Oceans Pride 28 

b f Curved Ball - Royal Vip (Jallad)

4 9-6
-
Collen StoreyBridget Stidolph
4
070462-
i
Brown, grey and green hooped sleeves and cap (Mr J Wolff)

Rhyme Or Reason 76 

b m Noordhoek Flyer - Miss Maddie (Barathea)

5 9-6
-
Mark KhanHeather Adamson 1
5
008-
i
Dark blue and white quartered, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap (Mr R R Magner)

Remember Me 23 

ch f Visionaire - CATCH ME (Argosy)

4 9-6
-
Diego De GouveiaRoy Magner
6
80/000-
i
Red, green star, red sleeves, yellow cuffs and cap, green stars (Messrs K N Naidoo & Shaylen Naidoo)

Twentyfourkmagic 41 

ch f DOOWALEY - Gold Forum (Rich Man's Gold)

4 9-6
-
Jarryd PennyShaylen Naidoo
7
258-
i
All royal blue (Messrs L M Nestadt, G Barber & M C Gerber)

Frankly 133 

b f Frankel - Little Fastnet (Fastnet Rock)

3 9-0
-
Luke Ferraris (6)Ormond Ferraris 1
8
969-
i
White, cerise star, white sleeves, cerise stars, white cap, cerise stars and peak (Mrs A Snyman & Mr I Snyman)

Madiba's Magic 72 

b f Horse Chestnut - Captain's Paradise (CAPTAIN AL)

3 9-0
-
Dylan Lerena (6)David Nieuwenhuizen 1
9
780-
i
Sky blue, silver crossed sashes, black sleeves, white armbands, black cap (Messrs J Wolff & M B Rai, D Padayachee & Ram Singh)

Rosebud 109 

b f Noordhoek Flyer - Valentine Rose (Seventh Rock)

3 9-0
-
K ZechnerDianne Stenger 1
10
05-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Ashdown Forest 11 

b f Modus Vivendi - Onehundredacrewood (Malhub)

3 9-0
-
Warren KennedyD Gray St John
11
5-
i
Black, green collar, cuffs and cap (Mr M Winstanley)

Nandi's Vision 23 

ch f Visionaire - Qaphela (Requiem)

3 9-0
-
K De MeloStuart Pettigrew
12
8-
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H van Niekerk)

Whatabeauty 20 

b f Brave Tin Soldier - SUMMERSAULT (Northern Guest)

3 9-0
-
Craig ZackeySean Tarry
Verdict

FRANKLY has had a break after a few disappointing runs and could find true expectations. She should handle the extra but hasn't the best of draws. RHYME OR REASON has had her chances but rates a lively threat especially at this track. ELANGENI was reported something amiss last time but warrants respect on earlier form. Look for improvement from NANDI'S VISION and MILL CREEK.

Verdict

FRANKLY's overall form just puts her out in front but she can't afford for much to go wrong. Elangeni is most likely the sternest threat, while Oceans Pride is the other candidate for the three.

13:35 Turffontein (RSA) 18 Aug 2018

XFacta Consulting Mr 104 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 81,242 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3440/88-
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars)

New Predator (AUS)  189 

b h New Approach - Head Over Heels (Fastnet Rock)

6 10-3
-
Craig ZackeyJohan J Van Vuuren
2
053335-
i
Green and black checks, checked sleeves, halved cap (Mrs J P Gardner & Messrs Pravin Chetty, B G Gardne)

Unagi 20 

ch g Admire Main - CARIAD (Northern Guest)

5 9-6
-
Mark KhanGary Alexander
3
0/05840-
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars)

Brazuca (AUS)  105 

ch g Teofilo - Base Paradise (Choisir)

6 9-4
-
R DanielsonJohan J Van Vuuren
4
1260/31-
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)

Doosra 156 

b g CAPTAIN AL - CAUGHTINTHESLIPS (Caesour)

5 9-4 b
-
K De MeloJohan J Van Vuuren
5
513643-
i
Black, shocking pink and white sash, pink sleeves and cap, white hoop (Mr I F M van Schalkwyk)

Kings Archer 20 

b h A P Arrow - Qusoor (Fasliyev)

7 9-1 b
-
P StrydomStuart Pettigrew
6
371184-
i
Orange and dark blue stripes, yellow sleeves, orange and dark blue hooped cap (Messrs G Hodges, J Apfel & B O Wiid)

Emily Jay 42 

b m Jay Peg - West To East (Western Winter)

5 8-13 b
-
M YeniBrian Wiid
7
607843-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Messrs G J Maroun, G H Normand & J C Buffey & Mr &)

Wrecking Ball 11 

b m Great Britain - Picadilly Miss (London News)

5 8-10
-
Warren KennedyGrant Maroun
8
678/032-
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars)

Irish Pride 156 

b g Ideal World - Celtic Cross (Fort Wood)

6 8-9
-
Calvin HabibJohan J Van Vuuren
9
634314-
i
White, royal blue inverted chevrons, collar and cuffs, white cap with blue peak (Messrs P T & P Dimakogiannis)

Shukamisa 20 

ch g Silvano - SHIVER MY TIMBERS (Cordoba)

5 8-9 b
-
Luke Ferraris (6)Ormond Ferraris
10
671732-
i
All vieux rose (Mr B Riley & Mr M G Azzie & Mrs S Azzie)

Splendid Garden 20 

ch g Black Minnaloushe - Gardener's Delight (Giant's Causeway)

7 8-8
-
K ZechnerMike/adam Azzie
Verdict

Tricky. Johan Janse van Vuuren has 4 very useful runners in NEW PREDATOR, BRAZUCA, DOOSRA and IRISH PRIDE, however, all come of breaks and the money market needs to be watched closely. KINGS ARCHER is running well and shouldn't be far off. SPLENDID GARDEN finished ahead of SHUKAMISA last time but the latter never produced best form. EMILY JAY can never be ignored.

Verdict

SPLENDID GARDEN has put together a solid series of recent efforts and is much the one to aim at. Wrecking Ball could be the sternest threat, while Shukamisa edges things for third.

14:15 Turffontein (RSA) 18 Aug 2018

flymango.com - Why Not Today Mr 74 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 58,754 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m 1f 208y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
156048-
i
Yellow, royal blue chevron, collar, cuffs and cap (Al Adiyaat South Africa (pty) Ltd)

Wheel Of Time 16 

ch g Tapit - Pin Turn (Pivotal)

4 9-6
-
Diego De GouveiaM F De Kock
2
4/41005-
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Mr Colin Bird)

Greenwood Drive (AUS)  30 

ch g Lope De Vega - Bootsey (Cat Thief)

4 9-5
-
M YeniRobbie Sage
3
1/487-
i
Yellow, royal blue chevron, collar, cuffs and cap (Al Adiyaat South Africa (pty) Ltd)

Mutrib (AUS)  16 

br c Street Cry - Dane Belltar (Danewin)

4 9-5 b1
-
T AppieM F De Kock
4
326273-
i
Yellow, dark green sash, black collar, black and white quartered cap (Mr I D Berg & Ben Botha (pty) Ltd)

Querari Viking 25 

b g Querari - Anything Else (Model Man)

5 9-5
-
Luke Ferraris (6)Ormond Ferraris
5
807/001-
i
Teal, grey diamond and armbands, quartered cap (Fernando & Marcelle Baptista)

Revelation 109 

ch g Visionaire - Particular Passion (Rambo Dancer)

6 9-2 b
-
K De MeloErico Verdonese
6
633/318-
i
Black, yellow chevron and sleeves, quartered cap (Mr R L Doig & Mrs G G Doig & Mr N Sewnath)

Hokanui 147 

b g Meet At Malamala - Call For Caviar (Russian Revival)

Non Runner
7
123217-
i
Red and black checks, red cap (Mr C J H Van Niekerk & Portapa (pty) Ltd T/a Supab)

Psychic 16 

ch g Visionaire - Deceptive Charm (Kingmambo)

5 9-0
-
Dennis SchwarzSean Tarry
8
165575-
i
Blue, yellow stars, yellow and blue hooped sleeves, yellow collar and cap (Mr V C Veeramootoo)

Judd's Rocket 23 

ch g Judpot - Jet Flyer (JET MASTER)

4 8-10 b
-
R DanielsonCandice Dawson
9
421073-
i
Black, scarlet and gold hooped sleeves, scarlet cap (Mr G Hodges)

Bosphorus 25 

b g Antonius Pius - Distinguee (Anabaa)

4 8-8 b
-
Mathew ThackerayBrian Wiid
10
412080/
i
Bright green, blue crossed sashes, bright green sleeves, quartered cap (Red Jack Trading (pty) Ltd)

Daytona Charger 301 

b h Brave Tin Soldier - Silwood (Fort Wood)

6 8-6 b
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (3)Chris Erasmus
11
069655-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Yer-Maan 25 

ch g Jam Alley - Cheers (Jallad)

10 8-3
-
Warren KennedyD Gray St John
Verdict

PSYCHIC never got into it last time but is better than that and could resume winning ways. QUERARI VIKING won't be troubled by the little extra and could get into the fight for honours. 10-year-old YER-MAAN is holding form and could get into the frame. BOSPHORUS has an obvious chance if reproduces his last effort. GREENWOOD DRIVE, MUTRIB (blinkers) and JUDD'S ROCKET can earn.

Verdict

MUTRIB looks to have marginally the best credentials but has little margin for error. Querari Viking is most likely the toughest threat, while Judd's Rocket looks third best.

14:50 Turffontein (RSA) 18 Aug 2018

Roodepoort Metal Exchange Mr 83 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

7f 210y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
421754-
i
Black, red braces, striped sleeves, red cap (Messrs J Shill, G E Stein, M Trakman & J R Van Der)

Bold Viking 9 

ch g Black Minnaloushe - Norse Woman (Northern Guest)

5 9-6 b
-
Luke Ferraris (6)Sean Tarry
2
105181-
i
Blue, white braces, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs E R Grace & Mr D D Savadier & Mr E Verdon)

Nordic Rebel 23 

ch g Rebel King - Vinordic (Western Winter)

5 9-3
-
Craig ZackeyErico Verdonese
3
801255-
i
Royal blue, old gold fleur de lys, sleeves and cap (Mr D & Mrs F N V Paton)

Full Of Attitude 16 

b g Greys Inn - Cleome (Muhtafal)

4 9-0
-
K De MeloJoey Soma
4
106464-
i
Yellow, purple epaulettes, sleeves and cap, yellow peak (Mr M K Wittstock)

Post Grad 25 

b g ANNOUNCE - Wish For Wisdom (Fort Wood)

7 8-13
-
Marco V'RensburgStuart Pettigrew
5
2048/00-
i
White, blue hoop, white sleeves and cap (Ralphs Racing (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss K Ralphs), Mr M)

Orapa 23 

b g Tiger Ridge - Loupe (Fort Wood)

5 8-10
-
Dylan Lerena (6)Candice Dawson
6
3156/60-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Stunned 213 

ch g Call To Combat - Starstruck (Parade Leader)

5 8-10
-
R DanielsonD Gray St John
7
7601/90-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Rain Shadow 11 

b h Lateral - Robinia (Fort Wood)

6 8-8 b
-
Warren KennedyD Gray St John
8
387620-
i
Turquoise, white stars, red collar and sleeves, white stars, turquoise cap (Mr F Bronkhorst)

Street Flyer (AUS)  21 

b g Flying Spur - Rue des Reves (Royal Academy)

7 8-7 b
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (3)Paul Matchett
9
10/0-
i
Blue and red diamonds, red sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs R S Napier, M D Fleischer & J M Ulcoq)

Decision Time 23 

ch g Await The Dawn - Sophie's Choice (Russian Revival)

Non Runner
Verdict

Even though he gives start BOLD VIKING could find good acceleration now back over a mile and grab them late. NORDIC REBEL has won both starts over a straight mile and could record a hat-trick if equally effective around the turn. POST GRAD is best this distance and could get into the mix. FULL OF ATTITUDE hasn't been far back recently and could feature. Others looking to place.

Verdict

BOLD VIKING looks to have just about the best credentials. Post Grad is probably the sternest opposition, while Full Of Attitude deserves respect as well.

15:25 Turffontein (RSA) 18 Aug 2018

Morne And Friends Fm 78 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

7f 210y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1/31089-
i
White, green hoops and collar, white sleeves, green cuffs, white cap (Alado Project (nom: Mr David Allan))

Pale Lilac 20 

b f Alado - Cape Lilac (Fort Wood)

4 9-6
-
R DanielsonAlec Laird
2
130725-
i
All royal blue (Messrs L M Nestadt & A W Bott)

Tigerlace (AUS)  63 

ch f Where's That Tiger - Titania (Jade Hunter)

4 9-4
-
Luke Ferraris (6)Ormond Ferraris
3
174821-
i
Yellow, red chevron, yellow sleeves, red cap (Mr M K Ahmed)

Jamra 44 

b f Trippi - Sehaba (Galileo)

4 9-3 b
-
Dennis SchwarzSean Tarry
4
93/4351-
i
Black and white halved vertically, checked sleeves, red cap (Mr Jaime & Mrs Mariza Vilela)

Lady Negra 30 

b m Gimmethegreenlight - Hill Of Fire (Danehill Dancer)

5 9-3 b
-
Craig ZackeyMike/adam Azzie
5
205354-
i
Blue, yellow epaulettes and cap (Mr M C Gerber)

Noceur 9 

b m Mambo in Seattle - Rakadu (Northern Guest)

5 9-1
-
P StrydomAlec Laird
6
794604-
i
White, red maltese cross, striped sleeves and cap (Mr M F de Kock)

Excalibur's Return 28 

b f Golden Sword - Home Safe (Silvano)

4 8-9 b1
-
M YeniM F De Kock
7
9/51035-
i
White, blue hoop, white sleeves and cap (Ralphs Racing (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss K Ralphs) & Kla)

I Ain't Trippin 20 

ch f Trippi - La Patoneur (Badger Land)

4 8-9
-
C MaujeanCandice Dawson
Verdict

TIGERLACE recorded both wins over 1800m and despite a drop in trip could finish off strongly. She holds JAMRA on their meeting in May and should confirm. LADY NEGRA has ability but has often disappointed. If reproduces her last run should contest the finish. NOCEUR is versatile and cannot be discarded. EXCALIBUR'S RETURN could benefit with the blinkers on.

Verdict

NOCEUR has run plenty of good races recently and is much the one to aim at. Excalibur's Return has the strongest claims of the others, while I Ain't Trippin has place prospects as well.

16:00 Turffontein (RSA) 18 Aug 2018

XFacta Consulting Mr 84 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

5f 169y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
6/13941-
i
Black, gold chevron, black sleeves, gold seams, black cap, gold diamond (Messrs N S W Cullingworth, W McLean, G J Nassif, J)

Wild Curve 76 

b g Curved Ball - Wild Honey (Starcraft)

4 9-9
-
Dylan Lerena (6)Fabian Habib
2
564/931-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Lake Kinneret 135 

b g Kahal - Engagement (ANNOUNCE)

4 9-5
-
R DanielsonD Gray St John
3
070900-
i
Yellow and emerald green checks, red sleeves and cap (Messrs L J Sham, M D Sham, Mrs D A Sham, Mr & Mrs)

Classify 142 

b g Sail From Seattle - Classic Girl (LECTURE)

7 9-3
-
Collen StoreyDorrie Sham
4
452974-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Donny G 16 

b g Seventh Rock - Ladonna (Kabool)

6 9-3
-
C MaujeanGrant Maroun
5
247/890-
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H van Niekerk)

Ribovar 23 

b g Var - Vanilla Silk (Al Mufti)

5 9-2
-
Luke Ferraris (6)Sean Tarry
6
549348-
i
White, black spot, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs G Eckert)

Sporting Monarch 28 

ch g Rebel King - Sporteska (Sportsworld)

5 9-0
-
K ZechnerBrett Warren
7
865736-
i
Turquoise, white stars, red collar and sleeves, white stars, turquoise cap (Mr F Bronkhorst)

Dan The Lad 16 

b g Dan De Lago - Ashbrook (DOOWALEY)

5 8-11
-
P StrydomPaul Matchett
8
72/4006-
i
Emerald green, white sleeves and cap (Messrs P T Connellan, M F De Kock, M C Gerber, G M)

Well Connected 16 

b g Silvano - Over Bridget (National Assembly)

4 8-9
-
M YeniM F De Kock
9
214516-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Chapel Jive 35 

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

4 8-7
-
Marco V'RensburgD Gray St John
10
521258-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Certifiable 23 

b c Sarge - Edge Of Reason (Kahal)

4 8-5
-
Warren KennedyD Gray St John
11
07/1-
i
Light blue, red cross, light blue sleeves, red seams, light blue cap (Dr F C Janse van Rensburg)

Divine Connection 184 

b g Crusade - Platinum Ice (Western Winter)

4 8-5
-
Dennis SchwarzAlec Laird
12
6/10030-
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars)

Humble Addict (AUS)  48 

b g Reward For Effort - Debated (Royal Academy)

4 8-5 b
-
Mark KhanJohan J Van Vuuren
13
820070-
i
Turquoise, white stars, red collar and sleeves, white stars, turquoise cap (Mr F Bronkhorst)

Tumbling Stream 11 

b g King's Apostle - Western Intrigue (Western Winter)

4 8-3 b
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (3)Paul Matchett
14
006049-
i
Purple, white star, purple sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs J C Buffey, G J Maroun, J A Maroun & G H No)

Rambo 28 

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

10 8-3 b
-
Lukas BesterGrant Maroun
Verdict

Wide open. WELL CONNECTED needed his last run and could go in. Lightly raced WILD CURVE comes off a rest and could follow up. St John Gray's 3 runners, LAKE KINNERET, CHAPEL JIVE and CERTIFIABLE are all capable off pulling it off. DAN THE LAD could flash up late if there is a strong early pace. DONNY G pulled up not striding out in 2 of his last 3 but if sound could win.

Verdict

DAN THE LAD was a bit disappointing when favourite last time out, but looks worth another chance. Certifiable looks the best back-up if the selection underperforms, while Sporting Monarch looks best of the remainder.