Johan’s Cosmic Star To Shine Today

First due off @ 11h50

Turffontein Racecourse plays host to a nine-race programme this afternoon. The main event on the card is the Betway Gr3 Sycamore Sprint.

Get your free-to-play Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge selections in because it is an earlier start to the day with the first due off at 11h50.

JJ van Vuuren and Gavin Lerena team up with Cosmic Star today. Hong Kong-based Keagan de Melo rounds off the pic (Pic – JC Photos)

Cosmic Star from the Johan Janse van Vuuren stable takes his place in Race 8.

He raced from just off the pace last time and found one too good in the form of Power Broker.

It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked.

He has won once, finished second twice and third once from as many starts on this course. He can notch up his fourth-career victory.

Hollywoodbets-sponsored Trainer Brett Crawford saddles Articuno in the lucky last. She stayed on when fourth in her last start over this course and distance.

It must be noted that Law Of Success has come out and won again since.

The daughter of Vercingetorix has scope and with Kabelo Matsunyane in the saddle, she can return to winning ways.

Rested horses comments:

Race: 1 No: 6 LETS PLAY POKER had a 163 day break due to being given time off to mature.

Race: 4 No: 3 FUTURE PERL had a 140 day break due to recovering from a virus.

Race: 4 No: 6 JOHNNY HERO had a 357 day break due to injured after his last start and was rested to recovery.

Race: 6 No: 2 ZINOVI had a 125 day break due to a wind operation.

Marco van Rensburg is not riding in the first race.

General Information as at 16 March 07h56
Weather Mostly sunny and warm, 17-32 degs, 11-32km/h Westerly Head wind. Sunset @ 6:23pm
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 7mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: 6mm Last 7 Days: 36mm
Penetrometer Reading 22
Track Condition Good
False Rail 4m on the back straight to 7.5m on the bend with a 7.5m spur at the 700m mark
  • The Bipot starts in the second race at 12h25
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the third race at 13h05
  • The Pick 6 starts in the fourth race at 13h40
  • The first Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 14h15
  • The second Jackpot starts in the sixth race at 14h50

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