11:05 Turffontein (RSA) 21 Mar 2017

Welcome To Turffontein Maiden Plate (3YO plus)

Winner 59,375 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
242
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Mr H C N Da Costa & Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr)

Unchained Melody (SAF)  14 

b g MOGOK - Flashy (GOLD PRESS)

4 9-6 b1
-
G LerenaPaul Peter
2
520-032
i
Red, purple sleeves, blue spots and cap (Mr J M Mort & Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda)

Western Warrior (SAF)  5 

b g Querari - Westwardly (Silvano)

4 9-6
-
Marco V'RensburgClinton Binda
3
0-54543
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Prince Of War (SAF)  17 

b g Great Britain - National Belle (National Assembly)

4 9-6 b
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
4
095-8
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Grey Glory (SAF)  7 

b g Great Britain - Snow Angel (Western Winter)

4 9-6
-
J V'd MerweClinton Binda
5
750976
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Singaswewin (SAF)  5 

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

4 9-6 b
-
Calvin Habib (3)Grant Maroun
6
0
i
Grey, red 'v' bib, red and black checked sleeves, red cap (MR M F SWART)

Castle Coole (SAF)  19 

b c Dynastic Rule - Strapless (Hermitage)

4 9-6
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
7
i
Blue, white braces, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs E R Grace & Mr D D Savadier & Mr E Verdon)

Nordic Rebel (SAF)  

ch c Rebel King - Vinordic (Western Winter)

4 9-6
-
P StrydomErico Verdonese
8
9
i
All royal blue (Mr L M Nestadt & Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Bi)

Wellspring (SAF)  21 

b g Querari - Woodstock Inn (Woodman)

Non Runner
9
660020
i
Shocking pink, black diamonds, black collar and cuffs, shocking pink cap, black diamonds and peak (Messrs G H Normand, J C Buffey, J Flemix, G J Maro)

Gimmeabreak (SAF)  5 

b f Overlord - Heartbreaker (Sapieha)

5 9-1 b
-
Lyle HewitsonGrant Maroun
10
0-0
i
Royal blue, fuchsia star, royal blue sleeves and cap, fuchsia star (Messrs G L Blank, G Nichas & J Sarkis)

Free The Wind (SAF)  77 

b f Windrush - Star Of Liberty (Saumarez)

4 9-1
-
R SimonsJ Vuuren
11
3-
i
Blue, white epaulettes, striped cap (Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Turaathy (AUS)  171 

b f Redoute's Choice - National Colour (National Assembly)

Non Runner
Verdict

TURAATHY was fancied on debut but showed inexperience. He will appreciate the extra and if not too green around this turn should be in the fight for honours. UNCHAINED MELODY has been close up in all three starts to date and should be in the shake-up. WESTERN WARRIOR showed good improvement last time and shouldn't be far off. Stable mates PRINCE OF WAR and GIMMEABREAK can earn.

Verdict

WESTERN WARRIOR quite clearly has the best form and is a straightforward selection. Unchained Melody ought to be involved as well , while Nordic Rebel is another likely to be on the premises first time out.

11:40 Turffontein (RSA) 21 Mar 2017

Classic Day Tickets At Webticket Fm 68 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 55,004 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
6230-45
i
White, sky blue stripe, striped sleeves, white cap, sky blue peak (Mr G L O'brien, Miss M Farah & Hyperpaint Syndicat)

Save The Day (SAF)  35 

b m Kahal - The Daydream (West Man)

6 9-11
-
Lyle HewitsonPaul Peter
2
221-9
i
Red, black fleur de lys, red and white striped sleeves, black cap (Messrs D P Marescia, W T Demmer, S Heeramun & L J)

Kilmokea (SAF)  35 

gr f Kildonan - Case Stated (London News)

4 9-10
-
R DanielsonRobbie Hill
3
5203-72
i
Black and white stripes, white sleeves, black stars, white cap, black stars (Mr G M Maree)

Little Swift (SAF)  33 

b f Toreador - Legality (Model Man)

4 9-9 b
-
G LerenaGavin Van Zyl
4
052221-
i
Orange, red diamonds, black sleeves, red cap (Mrs M J Wallace)

Sha-boom Sha-boom (SAF)  94 

b f Lateral - Rainbow Flag (Model Man)

4 9-6
-
Andrew FortuneGary Alexander
5
164298
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mesdames L J Schouten, Y J Venter & O A Van Der Me)

Queen's Jet (SAF)  21 

b m JET MASTER - Princess Isabella (Personal Hope)

6 9-5
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
6
183585
i
Purple and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, striped cap (Messrs F Van Wyk & F N Englezakis)

Timedtoperfection (SAF)  12 

b f Judpot - Gold Class (LECTURE)

4 9-4
-
Craig ZackeyCorne Spies
7
10-08
i
Shocking pink, yellow diagonal spots, shocking pink sleeves, yellow cuffs and cap (Danny & Ronel Collins)

Hurricane Bertha (SAF)  52 

ch f Western Winter - Atlantic Storm (Storming Home)

4 9-2
-
C MaujeanDavid Nieuwenhuizen
8
60534-1
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H van Niekerk)

Tandana (AUS)  63 

b f More Than Ready - The Miniver Rose

4 9-1
-
S KhumaloSean Tarry
9
25276-1
i
Red, blue maltese cross, white sleeves and cap (Messrs G C Kalil, W Clues & A G O'connor)

Goodness Me (SAF)  49 

ch f Noordhoek Flyer - Oh My (STRIKE SMARTLY)

4 9-0
-
Julius Mphanya (9)Barend Daniel Botes
10
02309-0
i
Kingfisher, royal blue epaulettes, kingfisher sleeves and cap, royal blue cuffs and peak (Mrs H Potgieter)

Chartwell (SAF)  47 

b m A P Answer - Miss Hoity-toity (Copperbelt)

6 9-0
-
Callan MurrayJohn Vos
11
386654
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Tell My Star (SAF)  5 

ch m ANNOUNCE - Star Of Savannah (What A Prospect)

8 9-0
-
P StrydomD Gray St John
12
2646-84
i
Red, black rings, black sleeves, red cap (Mrs M Mynhardt)

Cat's Whiskers (SAF)  12 

b f MOGOK - Sheer Brilliance (Kahal)

5 8-8 b
-
G WrogemannGreg / Anthony
13
342-093
i
White, black diamond, black and silver checked sleeves and cap (50 Shades Of Grey Syndicate (nom: Mrs J P Gardner))

Ladies Club (SAF)  14 

ch m Admire Main - Maroof's Grace (Maroof)

Non Runner
14
5-93565
i
Light green, red maltese cross and sleeves, quartered cap (Mr M J A Ferreira)

Pippi Shortsock (SAF)  5 

b f Parade Leader - Colchium (Elnadim)

Non Runner
Verdict

LITTLE SWIFT should be running on strongly this course and distance and could chalk up win number 2. SAVE THE DAY never runs a bad race and should be thereabouts again. SHA-BOOM SHA-BOOM and TANDANA have met before. Both come off maiden wins and should get close again. TELL MY STAR can never be ignored. Watch reserve runner LADIES CLUB.

Verdict

LITTLE SWIFT improved significantly last time after a weaker effort the time before and sets a solid standard. Cat's Whiskers is another who could play a major part in proceedings, while Timedtoperfection isn't out of it either.

12:15 Turffontein (RSA) 21 Mar 2017

Country Garden 1 April Maiden Plate (3YO plus)

Winner 59,375 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

7f 210y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
084-63
i
Black, red and white checked stripe, red and white checked cap (Mr P E White)

It's A True Story (SAF)  19 

b g A P Answer - Eye Witness (Allied Flag)

4 9-6
-
Andrew FortuneDianne Stenger
2
049-56
i
Pink, blue epaulettes and cap (Messrs N S Morrice, R S Napier, J M Ulcoq & Dr L K)

Huhi (SAF)  63 

ch g Mullins Bay - Starry-eyed (National Emblem)

4 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonGary Alexander
3
8-83456
i
Red, red and grey checked sleeves, grey cap, red star (Messrs G, K & M M Nassif)

Zaitunay Bay (SAF)  18 

ch g Go Deputy - Sunset Forest (Al Mufti)

5 9-6 b
-
Fanie ChambersTony Nassif
4
537-567
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Milne (SAF)  3 

ch c ANNOUNCE - Onehundredacrewood (Malhub)

4 9-6 b
-
Craig ZackeyD Gray St John
5
860-86
i
White, light blue epaulettes, striped sleeves, hooped cap (Messrs B B S & J M K Zackey & Mrs J De Rose)

Jay Zee (SAF)  10 

b g Jay Peg - Zili (Parade Leader)

4 9-6
-
M YeniTyrone Zackey
6
44/93-76
i
Bright green, blue crossed sashes, bright green sleeves, quartered cap (Red Jack Trading (pty) Ltd)

Zingana (SAF)  14 

b c MOGOK - Nogs Schlepper (Salaadim)

5 9-6 b
-
S BrownChris Erasmus
7
970-7
i
Silver, purple diamond, checked sleeves, purple cap (Messrs B O Lenders, C P Bronkhorst, A Christodolid)

King's Valour (SAF)  47 

b g King's Chapel - Stella Mia (Labeeb)

4 9-6 b
-
C MaujeanDavid Nieuwenhuizen
8
7-2
i
Royal blue, gold braces, royal blue sleeves, gold seams, striped cap (Mr M De Broglio)

Made To Conquer (SAF)  10 

b g Dynasty - Festive Occasion (CASEY TIBBS)

Non Runner
9
8-5
i
Silver, white star, silver sleeves, green cap, white star (Messrs M Gullan, Andre Fouche, T K Lundy, J F & L)

Student Grant (SAF)  23 

b g Royal Air Force - Scholarship (FANATIC DANE)

4 9-6
-
R SimonsJ Vuuren
10
00
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Witch King (SAF)  19 

b g Querari - Wild Oak (LECTURE)

4 9-6
-
Calvin Habib (3)Clinton Binda
Verdict

MADE TO CONQUER raced as a gelding last time after a rest and just needed the run. STUDENT GRANT needed his last outing where he showed marked improvement on his debut effort. IT'S A TRUE STORY should be at peak fitness and shouldn't be far behind them. HUHI comes off a rest but is no slouch. ZAITUNAY BAY could get into the money.

Verdict

IT'S A TRUE STORY has an outstanding chance on form and is well up to winning this. Student Grant is the next best alternative, while Huhi is another that could go well.

12:50 Turffontein (RSA) 21 Mar 2017

Stand A Chance To Win R20000 Cash Prize 1 April Mr 66 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 47,500 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 1f 208y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
042-710
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Quintessa (SAF)  40 

b f Sail From Seattle - Quatrain (Al Mufti)

Non Runner
2
7-84256
i
White, red spot and collar, halved sleeves, red cap (Mr H Kokkinidis & Mr & Mrs S W Kenny)

Tora Tora (SAF)  19 

b g Stronghold - Shatrang (Royal Applause)

7 9-2
-
G LerenaScott Kenny
3
4797-55
i
White, red hoops, blue sleeves, white stars, blue cap, white stars, red peak (Mr C J Barnard)

American Tiger (SAF)  31 

b g Tiger Ridge - Via Della (National Assembly)

6 9-1 b
-
Calvin Habib (3)Ormond Ferraris
4
8420-51
i
Blue, silver diagonal stripes and sleeves, blue armband, striped cap (Ms N H Kropman & Mr B O Wiid)

Racing Socks (SAF)  18 

ch g INDIGO MAGIC - Go Getter (Centenary)

6 8-13
-
M YeniBrian Wiid
5
962-321
i
Powder blue, red star, powder blue sleeves and cap, red star (Messrs Lawrence Pillay & D Chinsammy)

Red Rebel (SAF)  26 

ch g Rebel King - SWEET NATASHA (Russian Fox)

5 8-10
-
R SimonsPaul Matchett
6
53175-4
i
Blue, white stars, red sleeves, blue cap, white stars (Miss B A M Giddy)

Sergeant Pepper (SAF)  45 

ch g A P Arrow - Women's Rights (Al Mufti)

6 8-9 b
-
Callan MurrayGreg / Anthony
7
608288
i
Turquoise blue, cerise epaulettes and sleeves, turquoise blue armband, cerise cap (Mr K P & Mrs N M Backos & Mr S F G Habib)

Champions Cup (SAF)  14 

ch g Miesque's Approval - Stirrup Cup (Royal Chalice)

5 8-6
-
Craig ZackeyTyrone Zackey
8
1/546-90
i
Yellow and red diagonal stripes, black sleeves and collar, red cap, black peak (Messrs L J Van Der Vyver & C J Van Der Vyver)

Gladiatore (BRZ)  54 

gr g Linngari - Just Beyond (Ghadeer)

6 8-6
-
J V'd MerweAlec Laird
9
808-603
i
White, black diamond, black and silver checked sleeves and cap (50 Shades Of Grey Syndicate (nom: Mrs J P Gardner))

Red Room (SAF)  31 

ch g A P Arrow - Amaracehorse (Kahal)

5 8-5
-
Marco V'RensburgGary Alexander
10
251-087
i
Black, red and white checked stripe, red and white checked cap (Mr P E White)

Tern Unstoned (SAF)  31 

b g A P Answer - Star Sapphire (Elliodor)

4 8-4 b
-
K ZechnerDianne Stenger
11
5100-00
i
Black, white spots, yellow sleeves and cap, black peak (Mesdames A M Venter & M Jeffery & Mr S P Jeffery)

Ryder (SAF)  31 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Winona (Rakeen)

4 8-3 b1
-
C MaujeanGavin Van Zyl
12
80-4306
i
Red, blue maltese cross, white sleeves and cap (Messrs G C Kalil, G M Alexander & K E Michael & Mr)

Calico Quiver (SAF)  14 

b g A P Arrow - Ermine (Dominion Royale)

6 8-3
-
Lyle HewitsonGary Alexander
13
42668-7
i
Bright green, blue crossed sashes, bright green sleeves, quartered cap (Red Jack Trading (pty) Ltd)

Daytona Charger (SAF)  23 

b c Brave Tin Soldier - Silwood (Fort Wood)

5 8-3 b
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (6)Chris Erasmus
14
8000-80
i
Yellow, blue chevrons, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins)

Victorious Royal (SAF)  31 

b g Spanish Harlem - ROYAL SCOTT (Royal Chalice)

6 8-3
-
Jarryd PennyLeon Erasmus
15
22722-1
i
Royal blue, grey stripe, royal blue sleeves, striped cap (Motrade 252 (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr J A Human) & Pcs (p)

Air Force Legend (SAF)  75 

ch g Royal Air Force - Little Arc (Elliodor)

5 9-7
-
S KhumaloScott Kenny
16
170-830
i
Black, gold stars, gold sleeves, black stars, gold cap (Mr A J Van Bassen & Miss T Van Bassen)

Frappachino (SAF)  17 

b g Ideal World - Mocha Special (Silvano)

Non Runner
17
09-0905
i
Turquoise blue, cerise epaulettes and sleeves, turquoise blue armband, cerise cap (Mr K P & Mrs N M Backos & Mr S F G Habib)

King's Drive (SAF)  14 

b g Miesque's Approval - Scenic Drive (Qui Danzig)

Non Runner
Verdict

If RED ROOM gets away on terms he will be right there in the finish, otherwise he will need to confirm latest run here. He holds AMERICAN TIGER on their recent meeting. RACING SOCKS runs for Muzi and is best this distance. He could follow up. TORA TORA needs to find his acceleration over this longer trip. IF AIR FORCE LEGEND gets a run he could win.

Verdict

AMERICAN TIGER's overall form just puts him out in front but it promises to be touch and go. Tern Unstoned is most likely the principal challenger, while Tora Tora also commands respect.

13:25 Turffontein (RSA) 21 Mar 2017

Hsh Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes 22 April Fm 82 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 69,996 ZAR - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

5
Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
037-480
i
White and orange checks, green sleeves and cap (Vendel Civils (pty) Ltd & Messrs J F & L M F Werna)

Silver Class (SAF)  17 

b m Silvano - Aylesbury (Rakeen)

6 9-6
-
G LerenaJ Vuuren
2
1-8
i
White, scarlet and white quartered cap (Varsfontein Stud (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr J S Kalmanson))

Eternal Spring (SAF)  52 

b f Dynasty - Late Summer (Gone West)

4 9-2
-
J V'd MerweAlec Laird
3
24414-6
i
Cerise and yellow checks, cerise sleeves, yellow cuffs, checked cap (Mr Logan Pillay)

Samarra (SAF)  35 

b f Global One - Hettie (Rakeen)

5 9-2
-
Craig ZackeyJohn Vos
4
218178-
i
Dark blue, sky blue seams, dark blue cap, sky blue peak (Mr Lucky Houdalakis)

Allegorical (SAF)  173 

b f Oracy - Sweet Allegra (National Assembly)

5 9-1
-
Marco V'RensburgMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
5
360-562
i
Black, shocking pink and white sash, pink sleeves and cap, white hoop (Mr I F M van Schalkwyk)

Future Fantastic (SAF)  35 

b m Lateral - Misty River (Western Winter)

6 9-0 b
-
K ZechnerStuart Pettigrew
6
108-748
i
Red, black hoop and sleeves, red seams and cuffs, checked cap (Miss C Soal & Mr K Soal)

Comme-ci-comme-ca (SAF)  38 

b f Visionaire - Etoile Royale (Sahm)

4 8-11
-
P StrydomRoy Magner
7
07-2577
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 (SAF)  23 

b m Silvano - Distinta Wells (Poliglote)

6 8-11
-
M YeniTyrone Zackey
8
5-57625
i
White, green collar, white sleeves, green stars and cuffs, white cap, green stars (Favour Stud (nom: Mrs Engelize Du Preez))

Favour's Pride (SAF)  10 

b f Harry Hall - Sacred Sister (Manshood)

4 8-10
-
C MaujeanCorne Spies
9
1
i
Yellow, royal blue chevron, collar, cuffs and cap (Al Adiyaat South Africa (pty) Ltd)

Simply Royal (SAF)  31 

b f Silvano - Royal Fantasy (Al Mufti)

4 8-10
-
S KhumaloSean Tarry
10
410-
i
Shocking pink, yellow diagonal spots, shocking pink sleeves, yellow cuffs and cap (Danny & Ronel Collins)

Delightful Dancer (SAF)  115 

gr f Dynasty - Dancer's Daughter (Act One)

4 8-9
-
Callan MurrayDavid Nieuwenhuizen
11
20625-2
i
Cerise and yellow checks, cerise sleeves, yellow cuffs, checked cap (Mr Logan Pillay)

Catch A Thief (SAF)  75 

b m Malhub - Vice Queen (Hobnob)

8 8-3
-
Ryan MungerJohn Vos
Verdict

Tricky! SILVER CLASS has been running below form but if produces her best should beat this lot. SIMPLY ROYAL showed class in her maiden victory. She will be tested here. FUTURE FANTASTIC is holding form and could get into the action. SAMARRA and stable mate CATCH A THIEF could make the frame.

Verdict

FAVOUR'S PRIDE has largely been running well and sets the bar, albeit not too high. Paree can also play a significant part, while Samarra demands respect as well.

14:00 Turffontein (RSA) 21 Mar 2017

Intercontinental Village 6 May Mr 85 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 69,996 ZAR - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1/0665-0
i
Dayglo yellow, purple spots (Messrs A J Van Huyssteen, F N Englezakis, D Fleisc)

Kingoftheworld (SAF)  5 

b g Var - Julia's World (Sportsworld)

Non Runner
2
96607-6
i
Orange, orange and blue checked sleeves, quartered cap (Mr Clinton Binda)

Manx Park (SAF)  12 

b g Battersea Park - Green Oasis (Waajib)

6 9-5
-
Calvin Habib (3)Clinton Binda
3
1910-
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

The Thinker (SAF)  94 

b g Visionaire - Radiant Lass (Northern Guest)

4 9-2
-
R SimonsJ Vuuren
4
4121-53
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Movie Show (SAF)  10 

b f Atso - Picture Show (Sapieha)

5 9-2
-
Lyle HewitsonPaul Peter
5
1421-26
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Mr Colin Bird)

Dolphin (SAF)  42 

b g Trippi - Galaxy Gal (Encosta de Lago)

5 9-1
-
Andrew FortuneRobbie Sage
6
9000-46
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Evening Breeze (SAF)  10 

b f Kahal - Escondida (Fort Wood)

Withdrawn
7
5940-34
i
Red, black hoop and sleeves, red seams and cuffs, checked cap (Mr K Soal)

All Night Flight (SAF)  33 

b g Noordhoek Flyer - Shot In The Dark (Rakeen)

5 9-0
-
G LerenaRoy Magner
8
42504-1
i
Royal blue and white quartered, royal blue sleeves, white chevrons, royal blue cap, white peak (Mr B Riley & Mr M G Azzie & Mrs S Azzie)

Roquebrune (SAF)  70 

b g Var - Naledi (Western Winter)

5 8-9
-
P StrydomMike Azzie
9
520-171
i
Shocking pink, black stars, black and shocking pink halved sleeves, shocking pink cap, black stars (Messrs D J Visagie, J Shill & M Trakman)

Silver King (SAF)  12 

ch g King's Chapel - Silver Fantasy (Silvano)

4 8-5 b
-
S KhumaloSean Tarry
Verdict

All 9 could pull it off. ROQUEBRUNE is very fast and this track should suit. He could follow up. KINGOFTHEWORLD has ability. Watch his run before this. There shouldn't be much to choose between MOVIE SHOW, DOLPHIN and EVENING BREEZE on recent form. SILVER KING is improving and could follow up. ALL NIGHT FLIGHT and MANX PARK have yet to win at this track. THE THINKER won fresh.

Verdict

ALL NIGHT FLIGHT is in a good vein of form and is just about the pick in this line up. Movie Show is most likely the primary challenger, while Dolphin should also be considered.

14:30 Turffontein (RSA) 21 Mar 2017

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

Winner 69,996 ZAR - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
215-114
i
Black, shocking pink and white sash, pink sleeves and cap, white hoop (Mr I F M van Schalkwyk)

Secret Star (SAF)  23 

b f Pathfork - Flowing Stars (Western Winter)

4 9-6
-
P StrydomStuart Pettigrew
2
177859-
i
White, scarlet and white quartered cap (Varsfontein Stud (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr J S Kalmanson))

Alexa (SAF)  171 

b f Caesour - Alexandra Bi (Darshaan)

5 9-6
-
G LerenaGeoff Woodruff
3
03-6110
i
Black, silver diamond, pink sleeves, silver cap, black peak (Mr H C N Da Costa)

First Dance (AUS)  23 

br m Danehill Dancer - Lovingonyourmind (Storm Cat)

6 9-3
-
Lyle HewitsonPaul Peter
4
5460-31
i
Royal blue, dayglo pink braces, royal blue and dayglo pink striped sleeves, dayglo pink cap (Mr Justus Van Wyk)

Inyanga (SAF)  19 

b f Elusive Fort - Kruger Park (Al Mufti)

5 9-2
-
K ZechnerMike Azzie
5
421
i
Crimson and silver grey stripes, crimson cap (Mr P G De Beyer)

She's Foxy (SAF)  21 

b f Dupont - Forest Vixen (Fort Wood)

4 8-13
-
S KhumaloSean Tarry
6
85850-3
i
Yellow, royal blue chevron, collar, cuffs and cap (Al Adiyaat South Africa (pty) Ltd)

Intriguing Lady (AUS)  23 

ch f New Approach - Pleats (Green Desert)

4 8-11
-
Ryan MungerM F De Kock
7
393-323
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars)

Winter Al (SAF)  52 

b m CAPTAIN AL - Winter Parade (Western Winter)

Non Runner
8
323-239
i
Blue, red stars, blue sleeves, red cap (Mr D M Gray & St John D Gray)

Shivering Sea (SAF)  19 

b f CAPTAIN AL - Qui Success (Qui Danzig)

5 8-10
-
Craig ZackeyD Gray St John
9
6063-00
i
Black and neon green quartered diagonally, striped sleeves, quartered cap (Motrade 252 (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr J A Human) & Stone)

Triple Digit (SAF)  19 

b f Trippi - Angel Witch (Parade Leader)

4 8-5 b
-
Marco V'RensburgMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
Verdict

Competitive. WINTER AL and SHIVERING SEA meet SECRET STAR on favourable terms, however, SECRET STAR was reported not striding out last time and could resume winning ways. INTRIGUING LADY did well after a rest and should be right there on collateral form. ALEXA has class but may need it. SHE'S FOXY meets a strong field. INYANGA and FIRST DANCE are not out of it.

Verdict

ALEXA looks to have marginally the best chance but this is an open race. Winter Al can also play a significant part, while Shivering Sea is the third candidate for the three.

15:10 Turffontein (RSA) 21 Mar 2017

Next Turffontein Race Meeting Is Saturday 25 March Mr 72 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 55,004 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
765-596
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Call Kelly (SAF)  19 

ch g ANNOUNCE - Kelly's Guest (Northern Guest)

7 9-6
-
Craig ZackeyD Gray St John
2
3403-54
i
Royal blue, yellow inverted chevrons, yellow sleeves, royal blue cuffs, quartered cap (Mrs C Woodruff)

Mission Control (SAF)  21 

b g CAPTAIN AL - Rei Rei (DOOWALEY)

5 9-4
-
G LerenaGeoff Woodruff
3
81707/7
i
Shocking pink, yellow diagonal spots, shocking pink sleeves, yellow cuffs and cap (Danny & Ronel Collins & Mr D J & Mrs H M R Nieuwen)

Hot August (SAF)  14 

ch g Var - Bushgirl (HUNTINGDALE)

5 9-2
-
C MaujeanDavid Nieuwenhuizen
4
16-8
i
White and blue halved horizontally, pink sleeves, blue cap (Messrs N M Shirtliff, M F De Kock, M K Ahmed & Mrs)

Aspri Astrapi (UNR)  54 

b g Fastnet Rock - Donatella (Sadler's Wells)

4 9-1 b1
-
Callan MurrayM F De Kock
5
43-641
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Ego Amigo (AUS)  26 

b/b g Redoute's Choice - Possessed (Scenic)

4 9-1 b
-
Lyle HewitsonPaul Peter
6
417-8
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Sky High Flyer (SAF)  12 

ch g Noordhoek Flyer - Tin Legs (Western Winter)

Non Runner
7
44569-5
i
White and royal blue checked diamonds (Mr G B Nankervis)

Pistolero (SAF)  14 

b g Ashaawes - Sans Souci (Jallad)

6 9-0 b1
-
G WrogemannPaul Matchett
8
397/612
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H van Niekerk)

West Coast Warrior (SAF)  45 

b g Black Minnaloushe - WEST COAST MAMA (Gone West)

5 8-11
-
S KhumaloSean Tarry
9
02510/8
i
Red, red and grey checked sleeves, grey cap, red star (Messrs C L Whittle & G, K & M M Nassif)

Captain Coyote (SAF)  33 

b g CAPTAIN AL - NATIONAL VIXEN (National Assembly)

6 8-10
-
Fanie ChambersTony Nassif
10
1309-00
i
White and green quartered diagonally, white sleeves and cap, green peak (Ms V Last & Mr R R Magner)

Gaisce Gold (SAF)  14 

b g Kahal - Winning Glory (Gallic League)

6 8-10
-
R DanielsonRoy Magner
11
7070-76
i
Gold, black crossed sashes, gold sleeves and cap, black peak (Mr  K & Mrs L R A Zackey & Messrs J Nassif, Z L Na)

Last Battle (SAF)  47 

b g Parade Leader - Landaulet (Badger Land)

8 8-10
-
J V'd MerweScott Kenny
12
421803
i
Blue, white stars, white sleeves, blue cap, white star (Messrs G H Normand, J C Buffey, J Flemix, G J Maro)

Mr Rambo (SAF)  14 

b g Toreador - Rambo's Flirt (Rambo Dancer)

5 8-9 b
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
13
07-3364
i
Black, orange maltese cross, sleeves and cap (Messrs M S Cruickshank & F I Konig)

Rebel Renegade (SAF)  19 

b g Rebel King - Seminole (CAPTAIN AL)

5 8-3 b
-
M YeniRoy Magner
14
430470-
i
Yellow, blue star, collar and cuffs, blue cap, yellow star (Winstar Racing (nom: Dr I A Katz))

Devious Tiger (SAF)  218 

b g Tiger Ridge - Angel Water (Model Man)

Non Runner
Verdict

PISTOLERO needed his last run and should make a bold bid. MR RAMBO enjoys this track and should be thereabouts. CALL KELLY is finding form. MISSION CONTROL hasn't been far back and could get into the money. WEST COAST WARRIOR could find it a bit sharp. Others capable of popping up. Watch the reserve runners especially REBEL RENEGADE.

Verdict

MISSION CONTROL has been operating at a good level lately and is much the one to aim at. West Coast Warrior has the best credentials of the remainder, while Call Kelly might well have a say as well.