Bank on Aerobatic
THE Turffontein Inside track stages an eight race card tomorrow and there look to be one or two potential bankers in the exotics.
The first leg of the Pick 6 over 1 200m yields a banker opportunity in Aerobatic, who showed good pace over 1 400m last time and finished just 2,25 lengths back against some promising sorts.
She has very little to beat here from a good draw with Andrew Fortune up.
Prince Of War
In the second leg over 1 200m Prince Of War had his best run over 1 000m at this course.
He was staying on that day from a handy position, so can do well here from a good draw in his third run after a layoff.
The two obvious choices are Brave Nation and Bandanna.
The latter is better than his last run and is likely improving being by Silvano.
Mr Rambo and Flying Russian are on top of those three on form, so also have to be considered.
The third leg is a typically competitive 1 000m handicap, but the three which make most appeal are Kapitan, Magic and Captainofmyheart, who all have speed as well as fair draws and good jockeys.
Rafa can’t be ignored, while Tommy Waterdevil is capable of running on from behind from a wide draw, and course and distance-suited Gun Fighter is only two points higher for his good last win.
Topweight Fidelio is 1kg better off with Gun Fighter for a 0,5 length beating, but does have a tough draw.
The next leg is an E division handicap for fillies and mares over 1 600m.
Dancing Wall was well regarded earlier in her career and has dropped to a merit rating of 70.
She over raced with blinkers on last time and they have been removed, so she is an interesting contender.
Winning Sister goes well for Chase Maujean and if able to settle over a trip which is at the upper limit of her stamina range she could make a bold bid from a handy position.
This looks sharper than ideal for Dawn Flight, but the strength of S’Manga Khumalo could give her a chance from pole position.
However, to make sure of getting through, the whole field will have to be included.
The fifth leg is competitive, but Arlington impressed in his maiden win and with Piere Strydom up from a good draw could be a banker consideration. However, Bush Pilot, Just Cruised In, Smartifact, My Treasure and Patric could give him a lot to think about.
The last is a competitive fillies and mares handicap.
Ribbonofmoonlight looks to be crying out for this trip and could score for Strydom from a good draw.
Cosmo Russe Fish River Canyon, Bank The Bill, Spring Indeed, Cool Fantasy and Vogue’s Wood also warrant consideration.