Follow JP At Turffontein Today

The first is off at 12h00

JP van der Merwe – can enjoy a good day today (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

Nine races are carded at Turffontein on the Standside course this afternoon.

Jockey JP van der Merwe has five rides booked with a couple of decent winning chances and he may be the man to follow.

The first is due off at 12h00.

Callmewhenuneedme takes her place in Race 6 and she is the possible Pick 6 banker.

The manner in which she drew clear of the opposition over 1400m last time was eye-catching. She does take a rise in class but is loaded with ability and should be up to the task at hand.

Trainer Alec Laird sends out Rule Book in Race 4 and he represents decent each way value.

He showed some signs of needing his comeback run over 1800m on this course. The manner in which he finished off his race that day was encouraging. His last victory came over this course and distance.

The son of Global View will strip a much fitter horse today and he will be mowing down the frontrunners.

Athandiwe Mgudlwa is riding at Hollywoodbets Durbanville. Tshepiso Matsoele has been stood down.

General Information as at 12 August 07h57
Weather Mostly sunny, 8 to 21 degs. 13 to 33km/h southerly cross wind. Sunset@ 5:47pm
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: Nil
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: 3mm Last 7 Days: 21mm
Penetrometer Reading 21
Track Condition Good
False Rail Zero on the back straight to 5,5m on the bend with a 5,5m spur at the 700m mark.
  • The Bipot starts in the second race at 12h30
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the third race at 13h00
  • The Pick 6 starts in the fourth race at 13h35
  • The first Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 14h10
  • The second Jackpot starts in the sixth race at 14h45

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