Tuesday trainer comments

Tuesday trainer comments

Here follows trainer comments ahead of Tuesday’s race meeting at Turffontein.

Race 1:

Erico Verdonese:

No 2 Jackpot Jewel – Will need the run.

Sean Tarry:

No 6 Ballon D’Or – Maybe too sharp but will be running on.

Chris Erasmus:

No 7 For France – Will be green.

Corne Spies:

No 8 Pomegranate – Could need the run, small place chance.

Alec Laird:

No 9 Tusker – Place chance.

Paul Matchett:

No 10 Willo’thewisp – Will need the run.

Johan Janse Van Vuuren:

No 12 Supreme Win – Speedy filly, could possibly earn minor money.

Mike/Matthew De Kock:

No 13 Bassam – Unfavourable draw, should be running on.


Race 2:

Chris Jonker:

No 2 Stormy Weathers – Will need the run.

Alec Laird:

No 7 Emerald Crest – Will need the experience but may make the quartet.

Chris Erasmus:

No 9 Miss Britain – Will be green.

Erico Verdonese:

No 11 Querari Ferrari – Will need the experience.

Gary Alexander:

No 12 Thandekhile – Good Eachway chance.


Race 3:

Mike Azzie:

No 7 Fife – Coming back from African horse sickness vaccination, might need the run.

No 10 Readysetglo – She won well when winning her maiden race and is consistent so should be thereabouts at the finish.

Gary Alexander:

No 6 Magic School – She comes back after a short rest and has drawn a little wide but has an Eachway chance.


Race 4:

Erico Verdonese:

No 7 Jiffy – Will need the run.

Gary Alexander:

No 5 Odd Rob – Comes back after a 4 month break but could run a place.

Geoff Woodruff:

No 9 Star Of Joburg – Comes back after a rest but is moving much better than he has been in the past. He will be more suited to this distance but could just need the run.

Mike Azzie:

No 1 Greek Fire – He ran a good race when coming back from a long rest. It is his second run after a rest but I am expecting a nice run.

No 6 Splendid Garden – He’s a game old warrior and I’m just hoping he runs a decent race again.

Fabian Habib:

No 8 Jubilee Line – He will still need this run.


Race 5:

St John Gray:

No 5 At Hand – Preparations went well, expecting a decent run.

Gary Alexander:

No 7 Duke Of Swing – Has his first race out of maiden company but could run into the placings.

Geoff Woodruff:

No 4 Sir Geoffrey – He has had two grass gallops but may still need this run.

No 10 Top Rank – He has had two grass gallops but may still need this run.

Mike Azzie:

No 1 The Rocketman – He ran a better race last time after a rest and and I’m expecting a nice run from him.

Barend Botes:

No 2 Darkest Hour – Has his second run after a long break and should still need the run. Possible quartet inclusion.

No 9 Mighty Valdie – Has his first run for the stable and we will see how he goes.

Fabian Habib:

No 11 Waqaas – He’s extremely well but in a competitive field. Place chance.


Race 6:

Dorrie Sham:

No 1 Pinnacle Peak – Fresh and well, may need the run.

Geoff Woodruff:

No 6 Bold Eagle – He’s coming along well but is up against a strong field. Include in permutations.

Mike Azzie:

No 3 Down To Zero – He runs very well for Piere Strydom and I expect another game effort.

No 4 Rivarine – Is a much fitter horse than he was and I’m expecting a good run.

No 5 Oravar – He received a hefty penalty for his last win and if the handicapper has not caught up with him, he should give another good account of himself.

Barend Botes:

No 9 Starflash – Takes on a strong field.


Race 7:

Candice Dawson:

No 1 Approach Control – He’s well and I’m hoping for another good run.

Fabian Habib:

No 2 Wild Curve – He’s out at the weights. Possible quartet inclusion.


Race 8:

Geoff Woodruff

No 3 Mr Cuddles – He’s had two grass gallops but may still be in need of a run. He could challenge at best.

Fabian Habib:

No 7 Our Man In Havana – He’s extremely well. In a competitive field has a strong Eachway chance.

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