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Turffontein Analysis - Saturday, 16 March

Racecourse : Turffontein (South Africa)
Racecourse : Turffontein (South Africa)

Race 1

Race Summary: LETS PLAY POKER was backed on debut but was beaten through inexperience - the one to beat. PHALA MILLIONS (claims 4kg) and CHILLI MARMALADE could chase. Watch the 4 first-timers.


#6 Lets Play Poker, #1 Phala Millions, #9 Chilli Marmalade, #2 Nkandla Gold


Race 2

Race Summary: QUICK TRIP has been costly to follow but is overdue her victory. Similarly, GOLD AGENT has let followers down and will be hoping to make amends. BILINGUAL made vast improvement last time and shouldn't be far off. THE NAVY LARK nearly pulled off a victory at 200-1 - she needs to confirm.


#1 Quick Trip, #3 Gold Agent, #2 Bilingual, #4 The Navy Lark


Race 3

Race Summary: Both PRESLEY and EMPORIUM never produced in their respective races last time but are a lot better - respect. MK'S DREAMS is having his peak run after a rest and gelding and is one for the shortlist. SCARLETT PIMPERNEL races fresh and could make his presence felt. GLOBAL IMPACT should also be cherry ripe and could have a say. Others are looking for Quartet money.


#3 Presley, #7 Mk's Dreams, #1 Scarlett Pimpernel, #4 Global Impact


Race 4

Race Summary: HUMDINGER is a difficult horse to overhaul if in the mood. In-form stable companions QUANTUM THEORY and UNZEN could chase her down. Many others are not at peak fitness or prepping for bigger purses.


#4 Quantum Theory, #8 Unzen, #5 Humdinger, #12 Texas Red


Race 5

Race Summary: Good race. BETULA is better than recent form and could run them down. VIX PRINCESS is holding form and will be going for the judge early. Despite having yet to win over this trip, MAGICAL FLIGHT should be ideally suited to it. CAPE LIGHTS should be thereabouts on collateral form. JUST BE LEKKER is back on home ground and the Cape spell could have been what was needed. Stablemates SEA ANEMONE and SIMPLE SIMPLE could challenge.


#2 Betula, #4 Vix Princess, #7 Magical Flight, #1 Cape Lights


Race 6

Race Summary: Difficult to assess. There was something amiss with CHASING HAPPINESS, SUNSHINE DAY and MOUNT PILATUS last time and they could all produce best form on the day. ZINOVI ran a shocker last time but beat PRINCEOFGREEN easily before that. With 4kg off her back, ELEGANT ICE could prove the one they all have to beat. READY TO CHARGE is back on home ground and cannot be ignored.


#7 Elegant Ice, #5 Mount Pilatus, #2 Zinovi, #9 Chasing Happiness


Race 7

Race Summary: MRS BROWNING is well above average and has recorded 3 wins and a place from her 4 starts this course and distance. WHITE PEARL drops in distance but is no slouch and will give her best. ONE  FELL SWOOP is holding good form and could have a say. LAW OF SUCCESS has matured now and could be up to it. Others could make the frame.


#2 Mrs Browning, #3 White Pearl, #5 One Fell Swoop, #9 Law Of Success


Race 8

Race Summary: AMBER ROCK is up and coming and could handle the jump in class. WOMAN OF POWER found problems in her last start but could get back on track. Stable companions COSMIC STAR and RAINBOW REWARD as well as AUSSENKEHR could get into the reckoning.


#8 Amber Rock, #7 Rainbow Reward, #10 Woman Of Power, #2 Cosmic Star


Race 9

Race Summary: Competitive last race. COVERT OPERATOR cannot be ignored for money but races fresh. There was something amiss with stablemate JASIRI last time - don't ignore. BROSNAN comes off a break but could win fresh. Stable companion SIBERIAN STEEL forms a strong back-up. DONTSHOOTHEBARMAN, ARTICUNO, IN THE ETHER, OUT THE MIST, STORMY SEAS and INAFIX warrant inclusion in larger perms.


#7 Brosnan, #4 Siberian Steel, #1 Covert Operator, #3 Jasiri


Best Win: #6 LETS PLAY POKER                    

Best Value Bet: #BETULA                               

Best Longshot: #BETULA                               

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