Turffontein, Saturday 23 January

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Turffontein, Saturday 23 January

3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago
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Turffontein hosts a nine race card on Saturday, with the action getting underway at 12:15pm on the Inside track.

TRACK INFORMATION

Race Track: Turf. 2500m near oval circuit inside Standside Track. All races run clockwise round turn with run-in of slightly less than 500m. Track rises 10m from the 1400m to the 500m marks.

Best Draws: Low-number draws preferable over 1450m and 1600m.

Pen - 23
Going - Good
False Rail - 5m back straight to 6m on the bend with a 8m spur at the 500m

UNDERWAY AT

Race 1 - 12:15
Race 2 - 12:50
Race 3 - 13:25
Race 4 - 14:00
Race 5 - 14:35
Race 6 - 15:10
Race 7 - 15:45
Race 8 - 16:20
Race 9 - 16:55

EXOTICS

Bi Pot (Races 2-7 )
P A (Races 3-9 )
Pick 6 (Races 4-9 )
Jackpot 1 (Races 5-8 )
Jackpot 2 (Races 6-9 )

BEST BET
Race 4 ROHA 6/1*

*Odds correct at time of posting

Last edit: 3 years 6 months ago by Bob Brogan.

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Re: Turffontein, Saturday 23 January

3 years 6 months ago
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Hi all…fancies for today

Gold Griffin place
Bartholdi win
Diorama place
Afternoon tea each way
Spring Break win
All of me place
Shah Akbar each way
Pin Up win but very open so cover in exotics
Liquid and Convexity place chances

Enjoy and be safe
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Re: Turffontein, Saturday 23 January

3 years 6 months ago
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let's try a double
Race 1 : Brand New Cadillac , 2 wins on this.one for this jock and hoping today will be 3 from 3
Race 9: The Contractor , 3rd run after rest, yard finding form can win today
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Re: Turffontein, Saturday 23 January

3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago
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Some to consider...

Race 1 - 5 Gold Griffin, 2 Captain Chorus...small field so unsure if I will take anything
Race 2 - 4 Tight Five, 3 Purple Pather, 1 The Eight Lord...small field so unsure if I will take anything
Race 3 - 6 Oscar Wilde, 3 Crank It Up
Race 4- 10 Afternoon Tea, 9 Mode, 1 Magical Flight
Race 5 - 2 Spring Break, 3 Thumbs Up
Race 6 - 1 Double O'Eight, 2 Battleoftraflagar
Race 7 - 1 Second Base, 8 Nartjie
Race 8 - 3 Illuminate, 1 Pin Up
Race 9 - 2 Rock Of Africa, 6 Written In Stone, 1 Pidgeon Rock

All the best to all Clanners for today...stay safe and healthy...
Last edit: 3 years 6 months ago by TNaicker. Reason: Included Race 9 selections
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Re: Turffontein, Saturday 23 January

3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago
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Interesting and competitive card with 7 handicaps - should be plenty of different opinions - so I think exotics will pay well - thoughts ....

R1: Small field but closely matched - all but Oyster King have chances - Fact and Brand New Cadillac have both won over this trip at this track, so those would be my top 2 if pushed

R2: Only 7 runners, but none could be safely ignored; Bartholdi over-raced last time in a strong field, and with Khumalo engaged is my first choice; Back to Black and Purple Panther have both won at this track and could be next best imo

R3: I fancy Storm Commander here; stable in hot form, pole position, very well in with the allowance and may be better without blinkers (which have been removed); Crank it Up looks safely held by SC, but likes this track and could be 2nd best from a good draw; Oscar Wilde my 3rd choice from Against the Grain, but if SC gets beat, any of the others could take advantage imo

R4: Afternoon Tea has come down 20 points in the ratings and if she takes to this track from a good draw, rates the one to beat for me; my 2nd choice is Roha - also tries the track, but good maiden win and the allowance will help; 3rd choice a toss-up between the Magical Flight and Swiss Bank - both are in form so can't be ignored

R5: Graduation Plate, where Portico and Spring Break stand out on official ratings - however neither have run to their ratings in their most recent starts, so I am not convinced; Thumbs Up returns from a visit to the Poly at Greyville, but has won (THAT race) at this track and from a good draw must go close imo; Midnight Caller looks an interesting runner; finding betting support, but bred for further and seems to be better over 1400

R6: Back to the handicaps; Double o' Eight in form, but has never won at this track so could be vulnerable; BattleofTrafalgar has pole position but looks very high in the ratings imo, so not convinced; dangers towards the bottom of the boards imo are El Zara and Angel's Power - both are ideally suited to this track and trip - AP does have a wide draw to overcome, but could be running on into the places; All of Me has won over this track and trip, but that was in yielding going and for me does seem better over 1000 - has found betting support, so probably can't be ignored in an open race

R7: Sea Cottage Stakes - not easy; Second Base looks well in here and has won at this track, but a wide draw could complicate things; for me the jury is still out on Al Muthana, rated to win here, so could be good enough; Dr Doolittle does not seem to be the stable elect, but for me should finish in front of the stable mate, who has found betting support; the others do seem held, but would not be a real surprise if any of them has improved enough to take the spoils

R8: Real tough F&M Handicap; I am including Mazari and Twice the Act, who both look well in here at the weights; the safer options would be Pin Up, Virocana and Traveling Wilbury, while Only the Brave also has credentials imo

R9: The Contractor is finding the market support, but not a lot between him and Fitzwilliam who has the better draw; Written in Stone and Pidgeon Rock both seem held by Fitzwilliam, but both could improve; real roughie to throw in, could be Louis the Seventh - no chance on his last run, but on his penultimate is weighted to beat all the main contenders

Enjoy B)
Last edit: 3 years 6 months ago by Frodo.
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Re: Turffontein, Saturday 23 January

3 years 6 months ago
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Hi All

3 horses I fancy on todays card

Against the grain
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Countess Trenton big price I've followed this horse countless times failed to fire but run before last showed some improvement hopefully today drop down to distance and running at supposedly best track might find the frame
Heather Adamson one runner thursday one winner maybe today that's an omen
Good luck all
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Re: Turffontein, Saturday 23 January

3 years 6 months ago
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R1 these type of races I tend to side with the proven stayers and light weights...so I would be in the Gold Griffin camp

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Re: Turffontein, Saturday 23 January

3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago
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Money horses

Race 1: CAPTAIN CHORUS
Race 3: SAMURAI JACK x STORM COMMANDER
Race 4: TOTO
Last edit: 3 years 6 months ago by Place_will_pay.

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Re: Turffontein, Saturday 23 January

3 years 6 months ago
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racing delay approx 10 minutes...problem with a rail...

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Re: Turffontein, Saturday 23 January

3 years 6 months ago
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I'm watching Cleanfeed and no information on screen...it would be nice...?
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Re: Turffontein, Saturday 23 January

3 years 6 months ago
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Thank you I'm sitting looking at the screen wondering what is going on surely presenters could have said something

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Re: Turffontein, Saturday 23 January

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fargo wrote: Thank you I'm sitting looking at the screen wondering what is going on surely presenters could have said something

they did...but you had to be listening for the 10 seconds it took place...:lol:

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