In-Form Lerena Has The Chances Today

The first race at Turffontein is off at 12h10

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.

Jockey Gavin Lerena rode a great double at Hollywoodbets Greyville last evening (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

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.

General Information as at 06 August 08:03
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
Penetrometer Reading 21
Track Condition Good
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

Please note:

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)

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4 comments on “In-Form Lerena Has The Chances Today

  1. Graham Hurlstone-Jones says:

    Who was on the hot pot fav ? look the other way ……oops gotcha…

  2. Frankie Zackey says:

    Frankie Zackey…I suggest you re school apprentice Sosibo… Sis man …. wake up boy we not playing with play play money

    1. Editor says:

      More detail, please Frankie

  3. Lindy Harmse says:

    Wondering when the rule of jockey changes changed and no longer have to be like for like ie Sosibo for Jp Van Der Merwe .It appears once again if Jeckle and Hyde do what ever suits them .So much for there rules
    Racing in Gauteng becoming a Circus

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