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Wednesday, 16 January

SCOTTSVILLE


Scottsville, 16.01.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R105.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: UNCLE CHARLIE has been well supported and run good races. He looks to have a big chance in this. SOLICITOR GENERAL made good improvement after gelding. He could be even better over the longer trip. VICTORIOUS MAN isn't doing badly either. He has drawn better than in his last race and should be there. FIRST CALL is well bred and could show more this trip.

Selections:
#3 Uncle Charlie, #4 Solicitor General, #5 Victorious Man, #10 First Call

Scottsville, 16.01.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R105.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: SONG OF THE FOREST found one better last time. She is back against her own sex and can go one better. Blinkers have been fitted. DUCHESS LANE is improving and has the best of the draw so must be afforded respect. QUEEN MAKEDA is well bred and looks to be improving as she is maturing. ANUCHKE'S WINGS has trialled well and could be the first timer to watch out for.

Selections:
#4 Song Of The Forest, #7 Duchess Lane, #6 Queen Makeda, #11 Anuchke's Wings

Scottsville, 16.01.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R109.200, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: GENEROUS LADY is improving nicely. She is well above average but the longer trip may test her in this company. PUMPKIN QUEEN was an easy winner the last time she raced here. She was not disgraced at Greyville but drops in trip.LADY LI LAY is going well again but meets better this time. Still she must be respected. PARABOLA and ARGENTEUS are capable mares.

Selections:
#3 Generous Lady, #4 Pumpkin Queen, #2 Lady Li Lay, #1 Parabola

Scottsville, 16.01.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1950m, Turf, R105.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: CIRCLE IN THE SAND caught the eye at Greyville. She is learning what it is all about now but has secured a wide draw at Scottsville. Not easy. ORIENT EXPRESS showed no interest at Greyville. She could be a lot better back on turf at this venue. UNILATERAL has shown versatility. She renews rivalry with BELLE OF PARIS and it could get close. JAMAICA BAY must have a say.

Selections:
#13 Circle In The Sand, #8 Orient Express, #5 Unilateral, #6 Belle Of Paris

Scottsville, 16.01.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1950m, Turf, R74.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: SHEZA ROCKSTAR could be looking for the longer trip. She has the pedigree for it and stays on well over shorter. ROMAN COURTESAN should be at a peak in her third run after rest. She can finally score here as she has drawn well again. EXPRESSO MARTINI goes for a hat trick of wins. She may be a Greyville specialist but she demands respect nonetheless. More in it.

Selections:
#9 Sheza Rockstar, #3 Roman Courtesan, #1 Expresso Martini, #2 Little Audrey

Scottsville, 16.01.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1950m, Turf, R74.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: RED HERRING showed good resolve to win at Greyville. She seems to love the poly but deserves a go on the turf even if carrying top weight. AWESOMELY TUNED on the other hand is carded to carry just 49kgs! She improved last time and could go on from there. JOSEPHINE BAKER can't be faulted in this company. GREEN ICE could relish being up in trip.

Selections:
#1 Red Herring, #9 Awesomely Tuned, #5 Josephine Baker, #6 Green Ice

Scottsville, 16.01.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R88.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: HASHTAGGTHEMOST is a bit better than her Greyville try. She was on a hat trick prior and could back to that form at this venue. But it is wide open. OOH LA LA is back over her best trip and should relish that and dropping in class after a feature run. BIKER BABE has won two out of her last three and demands respect. SILVER RAISIN is back over her best track and trip.

Selections:
#4 Hashtaggthemost, #2 Ooh La La, #9 Biker Babe, #13 Silver Raisin

Scottsville, 16.01.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R74.000, 17:20GMT+2

Race Summary: MASHARI came from last to finish second behind what is looking a useful sort in Good Rhythm. He could frank that form line as he has won over this track and trip and has a plum draw. EPIC SWORD is holding form and would not be winning out of turn. It as been a while since MASTER OF MISCHIEF won but he has dropped in ratings and could surprise. More can get into it.

Selections:
#4 Mashari, #6 Epic Sword, #2 Master Of Mischief, #10 Putchini

Best Win: #3 UNCLE CHARLIE                      
Best Value Bet: #4 HASHTAGGTHEMOST                    
Best Longshot: #4 HASHTAGGTHEMOST

 
 

 

Thursday, 17 January

KENILWORTH


Kenilworth, 17.01.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 12:10GMT+2

Race Summary: ROCKACHINO was quietly fancied on debut and could only improve with that experience. PAY PAY and WARM EXPRESSION should also be wiser to the task but will need to show more to feature. Newcomer SOMEWHERE IN TIME is expected to run well on debut for an in-form jockey-trainer combination. Respect fellow first-timer SWEET KARMA. Watch the betting!

Selections:
#4 Somewhere In Time, #5 Sweet Karma, #3 Rockachino, #2 Pay Pay

Kenilworth, 17.01.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R80.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: FLUTTERING makes the most appeal on exposed form and won't be a maiden for much longer. ICON PRINCESS ran with promise on debut and should be better this trip with natural improvement. Well-bred fillies BITTER LEMON and HILDEGARDE will also be wiser to the task. RIVER RHONE and DUNTOCHE have earning potential. Watch the betting on newcomers ROUND THE HORN and SLEEPING SINGLE.

Selections:
#1 Fluttering, #11 Icon Princess, #14 Sleeping Single, #13 Round The Horn

Kenilworth, 17.01.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R80.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: STEFFI'S GRAFT has been in good form in the Western Cape and beat several of these rivals over 1000m last time. She will be better suited to this trip so should be competitive. MUMTAZ and IKEBANA were in close attendance that day and could turn the tables on these terms. PUREST BLISS is above average and could rediscover her form in blinkers. Others could get into the picture.

Selections:
#3 Mumtaz, #6 Steffi's Graft, #1 Purest Bliss, #5 Ikebana

Kenilworth, 17.01.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R80.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: MERKABA is overdue a maiden win but could be worth opposing from a deep draw. STAR OF SILVER and BIG SUZE have shown enough to be competitive, while long-time maiden ALFRED'S GIRL and ALPHA SAPPHIRE could again have minor roles to play. FOREST FIELD showed her inexperience last time from a wide draw after a good debut. She will have to offer so could represent the value here.

Selections:
#10 Forest Field, #3 Merkaba, #13 Silvery Heights, #4 Star Of Silver

Kenilworth, 17.01.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R91.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. ANCESTRY has rediscovered his form and is weighted to turn the tables on MERAKI, who has taken his form to new heights with blinkers on. RED MARS is closely matched with ANCESTRY on a recent course-and-distance meeting and should confirm with top-weight LOADSHEDDER. Improving GRAND SILVANO and capable JAILHOUSE ROCK (down in class) can make their presence felt too.

Selections:
#2 Ancestry, #6 Meraki, #5 Red Mars, #7 Grand Silvano

Kenilworth, 17.01.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R110.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Open. Consistent OSTINATO races fresh but could find conceding weight to all a tough task. STRAAT-KIND has ability and with the blinkers removed could get a look in. SUNSHINE MINT was beaten on debut by VICE VERSA but may turn the tables if fit after a year's absence. The latter should be competitive but stablemate VODKA LIME is preferred under 52kg. CASUAL DIAMOND is capable.

Selections:
#9 Vodka Lime, #3 Vice Versa, #2 Casual Diamond, #1 Ostinato

Kenilworth, 17.01.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R91.000, 15:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky contest but one the 3yo fillies are likely to dominate with DUCHESS OF BOURBON preferred ahead of PEARL TIARA and CRUISE ALONG after an eye-catching last run at this level, albeit over further. ROCKET GIRL is closely matched with the latter so should be competitive. WALLIS SMIPSON is likely to improve over this trip. EXTRADITE and ANGLET are capable of getting a look in.

Selections:
#6 Duchess Of Bourbon, #7 Cruise Along, #5 Pearl Tiara, #3 Rocket Girl

Kenilworth, 17.01.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R91.000, 16:20GMT+2

Race Summary: The in-form Crawford stable holds a strong hand and its runners are likely to dominate the 'lucky last'. MIDDLE WOOD should be competitive but is closely matched with RETRO EFFECT (drawn wide). MARAUDING has shown useful ability and should have more to offer over this trip. Regally bred stablemate VFORVICTORY is also bred to enjoy the extra. ANSE LAZIO and BIG FISH have claims.

Selections:
#1 Golden Chance, #4 Miss Plumcake, #5 Water Spirit, #7 Star Fighter

Kenilworth, 17.01.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R80.000, 17:00GMT+2

Race Summary:

Selections:
#16 Vforvictory, #13 Marauding, #12 Anse Lazio, #2 Middle Wood

Best Win: #1 GOLDEN CHANCE                      
Best Value Bet: #10 FOREST FIELD                      
Best Longshot: #10 FOREST FIELD

 

TURFFONTEIN


Turffontein Standside, 17.01.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R110.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Despite striding short, DRY YOUR EYES ran on smartly over the mile last time. If problem free will make a bold attempt. FIRE AND RESCUE has run well in both starts and finished ahead AFRICAN ROCK who showed marked improvement after and LUMBER JACKAROO. MAHOGANY BOND tries further now and could get into the mix. SHINING BLADE could improve more.

Selections:
#4 Dry Your Eyes, #3 Fire And Rescue, #7 African Rock, #11 Mahogany Bond

Turffontein Standside, 17.01.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R110.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: DANCING QUEEN is well above average and should prove too strong for this field. CASUAL WEAR is speedy and looks the only serious threat. ELBI could do enough to take home a cheque but the rest appear to be looking for minor money.

Selections:
#1 Dancing Queen, #3 Casual Wear, #7 Elbi, #4 Operetta

Turffontein Standside, 17.01.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R110.000, 17:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive race where the draws could play an important part. AFRICAN DAISY has the draw in her favour and it could get her home. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS and MAGIC'S FIRST are drawn wide out while EVER FAIR is not much better off. All will be attempting to get a better position early on. Tricky. LACONIA is improving and has a favourable barrier position.

Selections:
#14 African Daisy, #5 Ever Fair, #4 Midnight In Paris, #6 Magic's First

Turffontein Standside, 17.01.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R98.000, 18:00GMT+2

Race Summary: WONDEROUS CLIMBER is bang in form and looking to make it 4 in a row. Their are a few getting closer to correct challenging weights and could make him fight for victory. They include, TENDRE, HIGHLANDER, EARTH SKY and VILLAGE WALK. POWERED BEAUTY needed his last run and if stays could be involved in thefinish.

Selections:
#2 Wonderous Climber, #1 Tendre, #4 Earth Sky, #3 Highlander

Turffontein Standside, 17.01.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R136.000, 18:35GMT+2

Race Summary: NOBLE SECRET is now looking for this distance and should run a big race, however on their Derby meeting CASH TIME comes into the picture. ARTE is honest and can never be ignored. With a light weight should make her presence felt. DROMEDARIS ran well below best last time and with TIRZAN, AMERICAN INDIAN and COME THE DAY could get into the picture.

Selections:
#1 Noble Secret, #8 Arte, #2 Cash Time, #5 Tirzan

Turffontein Standside, 17.01.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R90.000, 19:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult. ANGELIC APPEAL has the form but needs to be in the mood. REGAL GIRL ran a good post-maiden but drops down in distance. GLAMOROUS SCANDAL is not going to Hollywood but has a shout here. PURDEY could win if decides to run. LIVE IN LOVE and AFRICAN SUNBIRD are 2 more for the short list. Anything could pop up.

Selections:
#4 Angelic Appeal, #8 Regal Girl, #2 Glamorous Scandal, #5 Purdey

Turffontein Standside, 17.01.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R90.000, 19:45GMT+2

Race Summary: KISSMEINMYDREAMS beat MATTINA by nearly a length and is 2kg better off, yet the latter will relish the extra and could have her revenge. FULL FROLIC needed her last outing and a better run must be on the cards. Top weight ANGELIC and SEEKING GOLD are capable of better and warrant inclusion in all bets. MUSETTE and BLUE SAGE could get into the frame.

Selections:
#5 Mattina, #4 Kissmeinmydreams, #3 Full Frolic, #2 Seeking Gold

Turffontein Standside, 17.01.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 20:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Open event to end the meeting. TRICIA drops in distance but could grab them late. She was beaten by I AIN'T TRIPPIN who is 2kg better off. The latter could turn it around. ILHA DA VAR is holding form and should again be thereabouts. FLY NORTH hasn't been far off and could get into the money. LADY JACKSON disappointed slightly last time. Many others are looking to pull it off.

Selections:
#2 I Ain'T Trippin, #3 Tricia, #12 Ilha Da Var, #15 Fly North

Best Win: #1 DANCING QUEEN                      
Best Value Bet: #2 I AIN'T TRIPPIN                    
Best Longshot: #2 I AIN'T TRIPPIN
 

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