Will Orchids Bloom For Gavin Today?

First due off @ 12h05

Turffontein is alongside Hollywoodbets Kenilworth today. Nine races are carded for this afternoon with the first due off at 12h05 and the lucky last set for 16h50.

Can Gavin Lerena and Time Fo Orchids maintain their winning form today? (Pic – 4Racing)

Trainer Johan Janse van Vuuren sends out Time Fo Orchids in Race 5 and she is the best bet on the programme.

She is a winner of her last three starts. She quickened up well in a small field last time and won with a ton in hand.

She is a class above the rest of this field and despite her big mass of 62kgs, she should take a power of beating.

This daughter of Time Thief teams up with Jockey Gavin Lerena again and the winning duo may pull off another victory… watch the replay of their last win at Turffontein…

Home Of The Brave from the Tyrone Zackey stable takes his place in Race 7.

He stayed on when sixth in his last start over 1500m on the Inside course.

He has won twice and finished third twice from as many starts over this distance.

With a bit of luck from his awkward draw of eight, he can notch up his fourth-career victory.

Rested comments:

  • Race 3 – #9 Mocha Frappe had a 324 day break due to being given time off to mature.
  • Race 5 – #2 Global Thunder had a 149 day break due to injuring herself coming off the float and was given time off to heal.
  • Race 5 – #5 Rockets Red Glare had a lengthy break due to an infection of her hind leg and was given time off to heal.
  • Race 5 – #7 Rani Of Kittur had a 329 break due to undergoing knee surgery.
  • Race 9 – #10 Quiet Rebellion had a 127 day break due to being given a break from racing.

General Information as at 23 March 08h08
Weather Partly Cloudy with 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms, 14-25degs, 11-26 km/h Northerly Easterly Cross/Tail wind. Sunset @ 18h15
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 29.5mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 24mm
Penetrometer Reading 23
Track Condition Good
False Rail Zero back straight to 3.5m on the bend with a 3,.m 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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