Turffontein Racecourse plays host to a nine-race programme on the Standside course this afternoon. The first is due off at 12h10 with the lucky last set for 16h45.
Gregarious Gal from the Mike and Adam Azzie yard is the best bet on the programme. She runs in the second race and will be partnered by Gavin Lerena, who rode a fine double at last evening’s Hollywoodbets Greyville racemeeting.
Gregarious Gal produced a promising debut effort over this course and distance when showing good speed, but was caught in the latter stages by Vivacious Spirit. The daughter of Areion would have gained from the experience and with the natural improvement that is expected, she should take a power of beating.
Trainer Phillip Labuschagne saddles Midnight Gem in Race 7. She did not enjoy the fitting of the blinkers in her last start over 1000m at the Vaal.
She finished second in her only attempt over this distance. The daughter of Crusade runs well for Muzi Yeni and if jumping on terms, she can return to winning ways.
|Weather||Mostly sunny, 9-22 degs, 11-43km/h north westerly cross/head wind. [email protected]:44pm|
|Rainfall||Last 24 Hours: Nil||Last 7 Days: 1mm|
|Irrigation||Last 24 Hours: Nil||Last 7 Days: 6mm|
|False Rail||Zero on the back straight to 10m on the bend with a 10m spur at the 700m mark.|
- The Bipot starts in the second race at 12h40
- The Place Accumulator starts in the third race at 13h15
- The Pick 6 starts in the fourth race at 13h50
- The first Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 14h25
- The second Jackpot starts in the sixth race at 15h00
Jockey JP van der Merwe and R Simons will not be riding today
Race 4 No 2 Let There Be Light – now trained by J Visser (ex P Peter)