Who Will Be Dad Of The Day?

First due off @ 12h05

Local horseracing wishes all Dads a Happy Father’s Day from Turffontein Racecourse today.

A nine-race programme is on the cards with the first due off at 12h05 and the lucky last set for 16h50.

Fanie Bronkhorst saddles Enchanting Lady in the fifth (Pic – JC Photos)

Trainer Alec Laird saddles Pointer in Race 2 and she is the best bet on the programme.

She made the expected natural improvement when shedding her maiden tag at the second time of asking.

She raced from just off the pace, quickened up well and drew clear of the opposition. It must be noted that the horse that finished second that day has come out and won since.

Pointer is a progressive type and with jockey Diego De Gouveia retaining this ride, the daughter of Canford Cliffs can follow up with another victory.

Here’s a replay of Diego and Pointer’s previous victory:

Enchanting Lady from the Fanie Bronkhorst stable takes her place in Race 5.

She has consistent form lines to her credit. She ran a good race when fourth in her last start over 1000m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack.

It must be noted that the horse that finished second that day has come out and won since.

It is encouraging that Gavin Lerena steps back into the saddle and she should return to winning ways.

Please note that Richard Fourie will not ride in races 7 and 9 today.

General Information as at 16 June 08h13
Weather Mostly sunny, 5-20degs, 7-24km/h Easterly Tail wind. Sunset at 5:24pm
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: Nil
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: 3mm Last 7 Days: 9mm
Penetrometer Reading 21
Track Condition Good
False Rail 2m on the back straight and bend with a 2m 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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