Peter’s Silent War To Explode Today

First due off @ 12h05

Turffontein Racecourse plays host to a nine-race programme this afternoon.

There are three feature races on the card, including the Ormond Ferraris Listed Oaks Trial, TAB Listed  Hawwaam Stakes and the TAB Listed  Aquanaut Handicap.

The first race is due off at 12h05.

Silent War from the Tony Peter stable takes his place in Race 8 and he is the best bet on the card.

Silent War (yellow jacket, Calvin Habib) chases subsequent dual feature winner Silver Hills home last time (Pic – JC Photos)

He raced from a handy position in the Betway Listed Wolf Power 1600 last time and tried hard all the way to the line.

It must be noted that Silver Hills has come out and won again since. He takes on weaker opposition this afternoon and can return to winning ways.

Trainer St John Gray sends out Eiffel Tower in the Listed TAB Hawwaam Stakes.

He is better than his last start as he raced wide around the turn and understandably lacked a finish in the straight.

The son of Potala Palace is a small horse who has a big heart. He should love the rise to 2000m and from his good draw of two, he can notch up his fourth-career victory.

General Information as at 09 March 07h56
Weather Partly cloudy with 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms, 16-32 degs, 9-28km/h Northerly Cross wind. Sunset@ 6:30pm
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 14.2mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: 9mm Last 7 Days: 36mm
Penetrometer Reading 22
Track Condition Good
False Rail Zero on the back straight to 3m on the bend with a 3m 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

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