Dingaans and Fillies Mile - 2018

Soqrat - Horse Racing - South Africa - Photo Credit: JC Photographics / Gold Circle

The Grade 2 Dingaans, as well as the Grade 3 Fillies Mile, takes place at Turffontein this Saturday the 24th November 2018. These features are reliable indicators to the classic potential in the current 3yo crop. View the final fields and betting here.

(Photo credit: JC Photographics/Gold Circle)

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Grade 2 - 1600m - R500,000
Turffontein - Saturday 24th November 2018 - Race 8 - 16:15

No Dr Horse Odds Jockey Trainer
(12) Soqrat (AUS) 33/20 R Simons Mike de Kock
2 (9) National Park 2/1 R Munger Yvette Bremner
3 (4) Atyaab (AUS) 12/1 *D De Gouveia Mike de Kock
4 (14) Hawwaam 6/1 G Lerena Mike de Kock
5 (10) Perfect Peter 17/2 W Kennedy Gavin van Zyl
6 (1) Green Haze 33/1 R Danielson Alec Laird
7 (13) In Cahoots 25/1 C Maujean Sean Tarry
8 (16) Samurai Warrior 40/1 W Marwing Weiho Marwing
9 (7) Thanksgiving 33/1 M Khan Duncan Howells
10 (8) Silken Prince 66/1 K Zechner M G Azzie/A A Azzie
11 (5) Bien Venue 20/1 *L Hewitson Sean Tarry
12 (15) Gift For The Gap 25/1 S Brown Tyrone Zackey
13 (6) Roll Of Drums 66/1 M Yeni Joe Soma
14 (11) My Boi Caloi 50/1 M V'Rensburg Stephen Moffatt
15 (3) White Lightning 40/1 P Strydom Paul Lafferty
16 (2) Reach For The Line 16/1 *L J Ferraris M G Azzie/A A Azzie

Hollywoodbets will be paying 4 fixed odds places.
Betting is correct as of 20th November 2018.

Betting is subject to change. E&OE.

Winning Form - Magic Tips Selections:

The PE visitor NATIONAL PARK had always shown decent quality and that clearly shone through as he smashed the locals on his Highveld debut at Grade 3 level over seven furlongs earlier this month. He failed in his only attempt over the mile but that was on his seasonal and handicap debut against older rivals and the Gimmethegreenlight gelding appears better equipped to handle this distance now. He faces another smart line-up but clearly looks headed for the top & should be followed with confidence.

The best weighted entrant SOQRAT showed juvenile brilliance last campaign and though he had a solid return to action in older company early last month, he was expected to perform better. Furthermore, it is worth noting that the runner-up, his stablemate Alyaasaat was put to the sword by the top rating in the Graham Beck Stakes. That said, this imported colt has huge scope for progress and is a major contender despite his poor draw.

His stablemate HAWWAAM has also drawn badly but the half-brother to the brilliant Rainbow Bridge announced himself with a smart debut triumph in a contest that restricted the jockey's use of the crop. The son of Silvano should relish the mile but obviously faces stronger.

Predicted finish:
1st 2 - National Park
2nd 5 -  Perfect Peter
3rd 1 - Soqrat
4th 4 - Hawwaam
5th 3 - Atyaab


Fillies Mile

Grade 3 - 1600m - R275,000

Turffontein - Saturday 24th November 2018 - Race 9 - 16:50

No Dr Horse Odds Jockey Trainer
(3) Return Flight 5/2 *L Hewitson Sean Tarry
2 (5) Ronnie's Candy 13/2 R Danielson St John Gray
3 (2) Celtic Sea 13/2 *L J Ferraris Sean Tarry
4 (12) Ghaalla 9/2 R Simons Mike de Kock
5 (8) Railtrip 13/2 P Strydom Chesney van Zyl
6 (13) Storm Destiny 12/1 W Kennedy Mike de Kock
7 (6) Running Brave 12/1 M V'Rensburg Paul Matchett
8 (1) Afrostar 25/1 M Khan Paul Peter
9 (4) Isle de France 15/2 G Lerena Mike de Kock
10 (10) Sand Princess 50/1 M Yeni Sean Tarry
11 (7) Vi Va Pi Pa 10/1 C Maujean Sean Tarry
12 (9) I Like It 66/1 S Brown Stephen Moffatt
13 (11) Virginia 40/1 R Munger Alec Laird
Hollywoodbets will be paying 3 fixed odds places.
Betting is correct as of 20th November 2018.

Betting is subject to change. E&OE.

Winning Form Tips:
The high class RETURN FLIGHT had an excellent juvenile campaign which culminated with an impressive Grade 1 triumph over RAILTRIP (3kgs better off) over this distance at Greyville. The Tarry inmate has her belated seasonal debut possibly due to a setback but she may be aided by a likely sedate gallop and is certainly one worth following this campaign.

RAILTRIP was expected to beat lesser rivals that included VI VA PI PA in a recent minor feature but only managed a staying on 3rd after having too much ground to make in the latter stages. She is better drawn on her peak outing today though and is an obvious contender.

ISLE DE FRANCE is one of many who represent the RONNIE'S CANDY formline of the Starling Stakes earlier this month where this well-bred grey failed to quicken though it is encouraging that Lerena has opted for her as opposed to STORM DESTINY who didn't disgrace herself from a wide draw in the Grade 1 event behind RETURN FLIGHT late last season. Her good draw is a major plus.

CELTIC SEA had a dismal seasonal debut in the same event behind RONNIE'S CANDY three weeks ago but she will strip fitter and can bounce right back to the smart form which saw her claim a Grade 1 last campaign.

Predicted finish:
1st 1 - Return Flight
2nd 5 - Railtrip
3rd 9 - Isle De France
4th 3 - Celtic Sea
5th 6 - Storm Destiny


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