Munchkin is rated one to look out for in the 8th race by the At The Races Tipster (Picture: JC Photos).
At The Races
R1 12:15 PM – 4Racing Welcomes You Maiden Plate (F & M)
Half of the 10 runners are debutantes – watch the betting. SHINE IN MEMPHIS found no support on debut but did well to run third, however, she disappointed in her next run. Similarly RIGHT TURN ON RED found no support on her debut but wasn’t disgraced – look for improvement. ZOOM LADY has been costly to follow but could get it right.
Top Tip: ZOOM LADY (2)
Watch out for: RIGHT TURN ON RED (8)
R2 12:50 PM – Racing240 For Racing. For You Maiden Plate
FAST DUTY has done better in blinkers and is overdue his maiden victory. Stable companion SOVEREIGNS CALL can improve on debut. COPPER MIST should be suited to this track and could have a say. TRIP TO STATES disappointed last time. Watch first-timer JAPANESE STAR.
Top Tip: FAST DUTY (2)
Watch out for: COPPER MIST (3)
R3 1:25 PM – Book A Table Call 0116811796 Maiden Plate (F & M)
VILLA SEMAYA should see out the extra and must be one for the shortlist. On their last meeting ANNEWITHAN E (needed her run) should hold OUTER DIMENSION (blinkers on) and SOLO DIVA (honest form) but it could go to any. LADY DYNAMO should hold ALL RISE and EXQUISITE DAWN on their recent encounter and all are looking for Quartet money.
Top Tip: OUTER DIMENSION (9)
Watch out for: SOLO DIVA (2)
R4 2:00 PM – www.tab4racing.com Fm 76 Handicap (F & M)
ANGEL’S WISH finished 1.75 lengths ahead of PRINCESS KESH recently but the latter has her blinkers removed which could help her settle. In the same race KIND JUDY never kicked and finished a further length behind, however, she appears much better than that. Her stable companion, BURMESE TIARA, could get into the mix.
Top Tip: KIND JUDY (1)
Watch out for: ANGEL’S WISH (3)
R5 2:35 PM – Racehorse Owners Association Mr 67 Handicap
After two runner-up positions BLACK LIGHTNING, who if relaxed early, could get his just reward. THREE STRANDS is improving but races before this – update the form. ROSY LEMON hasn’t been far off recently and could make her presence felt. ADMIRAL’S RANSOM won on debut for his new yard and could improve more now on the Highveld. Others are looking for minor money.
Top Tip: THREE STRANDS (4)
Watch out for: BLACK LIGHTNING (2)
R6 3:10 PM – Tab Telebet 0861 000 822 Fm 89 Handicap (F & M)
SHARAPOVA needed her last outing when touched off. She should have no problem doubling up this course and distance. RATTLE BAG could prove a threat if she starts on terms. Stablemate TWICE AS WILD could get into the mix. QUEEN OF SMOKE is a slow starter and could battle to make up ground at this track. GOLDEN ASPEN is another who gives away ground at the jump but has a definite Trifecta chance.
Top Tip: SHARAPOVA (4)
Watch out for: RATTLE BAG (5)
R7 3:40 PM – Farm Sale Stakes (3 Year Olds)
Two-time winner QHAWE LAMI meets one-time winner RICHARD THE FIRST and eight maidens so if handles the sharp turn could be hard to catch. RICHARD THE FIRST won well last time and has scope for improvement. Stable companions DHONI (needed the outing) and ZENOBIA’S GOLD (inexperienced on debut) should come on heaps. FIRE CHASER and JOHN WICK are looking for Quartet money.
Top Tip: DHONI (5)
Watch out for: QHAWE LAMI (1)
R8 4:15 PM – www.soccer6.co.za Mr 88 Handicap
BLACK EGRET was narrowly beaten by POWER BROKER last time and the 1kg difference could bring them together. However, the latter could make it 2 from 2 this track and trip. Stablemate SIBERIAN STEEL shouldn’t be far behind on collateral form. COSMIC STAR is speedy and could get away. MUNCHKIN and ZINOVI are not out of it and warrant inclusion in all bets. FORT LAUDERDALE could sneak into the Quartet.
Top Tip: POWER BROKER (2)
Watch out for: MUNCHKIN (4)
R9 4:50 PM – Next Turffontein Racemeeting Saturday 2 September Mr 75 Handicap
Open, and many with winning claims. SUCCESSFUL SECRET was troubled by breathing last time but if sorted could be involved in the finish. If settles STORMY SEAS should give a good account of himself. Stable companion SUPER AWESOME comes off a maiden win but could go on. HERE IS THE TIGER should enjoy this turn and could go in. Stablemate honest DARK TIDE cannot be ignored for money.
Top Tip: SUPER AWESOME (4)
Watch out for: STORMY SEAS (1)