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Turffontein - Saturday, 9 March

Race Course : Turffontein
Race Course : Turffontein Picture: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Race 1

Race Summary: Good race. FOREST GOD is improving with racing and should make a bold bid. TO THE RESCUE has a serious chance and could exit the maiden ranks. KAROO GOLD has been threatening and should be involved. CALLABURN has been running close up and could challenge. SWORD OF MERCY, VOLTE FACE and RASTIGNAC could make the Quartet.


#1 To The Rescue, #3 Karoo Gold, #8 Forest God, #4 Sword Of Mercy

Race 2

Race Summary: Three runners could fight this out - VOLARE E MAMBO, ERUPT THE DAWN and SAY IT WITH ROSES but with blinkers now fitted VOLARE E MAMBO gets the nod. ERUPT THE DAWN as plenty of improvement to come and should confirm with SAY IT WITH ROSES who finished alongside last time. INCREDIBLE DREAM can only improve on debut. ARABIAN RED and A TOUCH OF SUGAR could sneak into place.


#2 Volare E Mambo, #8 Erupt The Dawn, #1 Say It With Roses, #9 Incredible Indrani

Race 3

Race Summary: TROIS TROIS QUATRE deserves his fourth victory and rates the one to beat. If he fluffs his lines JET DYNASTY could emerge the winner but the remaining four runners all have chances of taking honours.


#1 Trois Trois Quatre, #2 Jet Dynasty, #6 Pewter Sky, #5 Arlington Action

Race 4

Race Summary: COLD FACT could resume winning ways but won't have things her own way. MOONSHININGTHROUGH was recently well beaten by I AM GIANT who should be having his peak run and should confirm. SWING UPON A STAR is one for the shortlist and cannot be excluded from exotics. BARTHOLDI is having his peak run - respect. Others could find minor money.


#3 Cold Fact, #5 I Am Giant, #1 Bartholdi, #7 Swing Upon A Star

Race 5

Race Summary: The Ormond Ferraris Oaks Trial (Listed) over 2000m has a few improving stayers. FRANCES ETHEL beat MARY'S GREENLIGHT quite comfortably by 1.8 lengths, however, she has a penalty of 4.5kg which may not be enough to keep the latter at bay. EXPLOSIVE BOND comes into the reckoning - she won both starts cover 2400m but she could finish off strongly and could grab them. SUKHUMVIT, FORGIVENESS are looking to improve more.


#1 Mary's Greenlight, #4 Frances Ethel, #3 Explosive Bond, #5 Sukhumvit

Race 6

Race Summary: The TAB Hawwaam Stakes (Listed) over 2000m looks tricky. HAWKBILL did well despite encountering problems in his last few starts. He is coupled with VIVA BRAZIL who sports blinkers and forms a strong back-up. EIFFEL TOWER never produced last time but could get into the action. GEORGE HANDEL, THUNEE PLAYA as well as stable companions DUBAI HILLS and MARAUDING HORDE are looking for minor money.


#1 Hawkbill, #4 Viva Brazil, #2 Eiffel Tower, #3 George Handel

Race 7

Race Summary: After 3 runner-up positions, GOOD COUNCIL could get it right and take the TAB Aquanaut Handicap (Listed) over 2400m. BLACK THORN could be ready to get back on the winning trail. RED MAPLE, PRIME EXAMPLE and EAST COAST are capable on their day and could get into the money.


#1 Good Council, #4 Black Thorn, #6 Red Maple, #9 Prime Example

Race 8

Race Summary: SILENT WAR is holding form and should be right there, but he gives PLAYER 8kg which could prove his downfall. ZUZAN claims 4kg which could help and together with TIRPITZ could get into the reckoning. TOTAL SURRENDER needed his last run and could get into the frame. Others looking for minor money.


#10 Player, #2 Silent War, #1 Zuzan, #6 Tirpitz

Race 9

Race Summary: Good race to end the meeting. ZEUS and ARAGOSTA are top stayers but drop to 1800m and could battle to accelerate. ARAGOSTA, however, takes 4kg off and gets 6kg from ZEUS. LITIGATION is full of heart while stablemate NEBRAAS cannot be ignored for money. Stable companions STREET ART and MERIDIIUS are in with winning claims while SHOEMAKER and TWIN TURBO warrant respect.


#2 Aragosta, #3 Litigation, #6 Street Art, #7 Shoemaker

Best Win: #1 TROIS TROIS QUATRE                 

Best Value Bet: #2 ARAGOSTA                           

Best Longshot: #2 ARAGOSTA                           

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