Mike de Kock said about Saturday’s Turffontein runners: “We have three fillies entered. They’re all in a good space, running in races that look difficult to win but not out of it. They should all be considered.”
Bold Act was expected to finish in the places when she returned from a rest in a 1400m race, mid-March, but she faded out of contention over the last 1000m. She’s in a 1000m sprint this time, for the first time in her career, but having won over 1160m as a two-year-old, this speed-laden dash could be what she needs to bounce back to winning ways.
Mike said: “This is possibly too sharp for Bold Act but we’re trying to get her back to top form. She hit the front last time, the feeling was that it was just too far. I reckon she has good place prospects in this race.”
Next up, Tayooba in Race 8 over 1000m, the distance of her easy Maiden win. Mike commented: “I think Tayooba is a decent sort of filly. She was poorly ridden when she ran unplaced last time, it left me scratching my head. If given a chance to get into stride, she should be in the money.”
Beaded Gown has been running consistently well in low-rated handicaps and with a further drop in her rating she is likely to be competitive in Race 9 over 1000m. “Beaded Gown is quite honest. She’ll need a bit of luck from her outside draw, but I like the fact that she’s going around the turn again in this race, it suits her. I think she has a chance of contesting the finish, include her in your perms.”