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SAF flag VAAL CLASSIC
15 August 2019
Thursday 15th August

South Africa South Africa

VAAL CLASSIC

11:10 11:45 12:20 12:55 13:30 14:05 14:45 15:30 16:05

France France

U.S.A U.S.A

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Interbet.co.za 0861 150 160 Mr 68 Handicap(Open)

  • Channel: TRP
  • Distance: 7f 110y
Runners
9

Type
Flat

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(4)
Silk colours for Category Four
Category Four
J: M V'Rensburg
T: G J Maroun
Safely held in ninth (7f Vaal, handicap) three weeks ago
581669
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 69
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 8f 9-6 b 1/9 Rocky Path (½L) 13/1 69 -
23 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-2 b 9/16 Now And Forever (6L) 20/1 61 31
11 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-4 b 6/15 King Of The Delta (4L) 20/1 63 40
6 Jul 19 Tur Turffontein Standside 5f 9-0 b 6/13 Basilica Santo (5½L) 18/1 63 40
20 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-6 b 1/14 Alameery (¾L) 55/1 54 44
19 May 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 13f Md 9-6 8/9 Flame Fella (32L) 15/1 56 -
2
(1)
Silk colours for Rocky Path
Rocky Path
J: M Yeni
T: S J Gray
Creditable effort (went off 28-1) in a handicap 14 days ago (over this trip here), form boosted by Hidden Agenda winning since; generally modest form since maiden plate success at Turffontein Inside last September; handicapper considerably increases the burden; prospects in this race if in the same mood as when third six races back
340004
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: 67
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 8f 9-4 b 2/9 Category Four (½L) 71/20 67 -
1 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 7f 8-7 b 4/10 Lighthearted (2¾L) 28/1 60 -
2 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-1 b 12/14 What A Joker (10½L) 20/1 61 22
20 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-4 b 14/16 Battle Creek (9½L) 22/1 66 28
26 Mar 19 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-8 b 14/16 Certifiable (14L) 13/1 68 8
9 Feb 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 8f 8-9 b 4/7 Hero's Honour (6½L) 15/1 68 16
3
(9)
Silk colours for Short And Sweet
Short And Sweet
J: K Steyn
T: C I Jonker
Was held (Vaal 1m, handicap) a week ago; yet to win over 7½f; rise in ratings means unlikely to trouble the principals
18-870
Age: 6
Weight: 9-3
OR: 65
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 8f 9-3 5/9 Category Four (5½L) 15/1 65 -
8 Aug 19 Vaa Vaal 8f 8-6 10/15 Hidden Agenda (11L) 36/1 55 -
23 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-12 7/16 Now And Forever (4½L) 50/1 56 34
2 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-11 8/14 What A Joker (6½L) 40/1 56 36
4 Dec 18 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-11 8/13 Lazarus Tree (5¾L) 10/1 58 -
1 Nov 18 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-9 1/13 Moshav (shd) 12/1 56 -
4
(2)
Silk colours for Winter Crusade
Winter Crusade
J: K Matsunyane 3
T: P F Matchett
Generally modest form since maiden plate success at Turffontein Inside in January; came home fifth in a handicap last Thursday at Vaal with two of these rivals behind; taken a significant rise in the weights; a leading player
786655
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 65
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 8f 8-12 b 8/9 Category Four (7¼L) 71/20 65 -
8 Aug 19 Vaa Vaal 8f 8-5 b 5/15 Hidden Agenda (7½L) 13/2 55 1
13 Jul 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 9f 8-0 b 5/12 March To Glory (4¾L) 25/1 55 34
30 Jun 19 Tur Turffontein Standside 10f 8-3 b 6/12 Popsicle Toes (5¾L) 28/1 58 25
15 Jun 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 8f Hc 7-8 b 6/11 Silver Spectrum (5L) 15/1 61 36
8 May 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 9f 9-3 b 8/14 Corrido (4½L) 9/1 66 12
5
(8)
Silk colours for Sleepinseattle
Sleepinseattle
J: W Kennedy
T: E Verdonese
Impressive record of three wins from ten runs here and has form on straight courses; creditable effort (went off 40-1) over 7f at Vaal last month (handicap); his official mark has taken a hike; no surprise to see him go well if reproducing effort six races back when third
364705
Age: 8
Weight: 9-1
OR: 63
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 8f 9-1 4/9 Category Four (3¾L) 41/10 63 -
23 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-6 5/16 Now And Forever (2¾L) 40/1 55 40
11 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 8f 8-11 13/16 Prince Jordan (14½L) 16/1 58 -
4 Jul 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 8f 9-0 7/11 Copenhagen (6L) 11/1 58 36
27 Jun 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 8f 8-12 4/13 Jagesa Jagesa (2½L) 25/4 59 39
13 Jun 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 7f 9-1 6/14 Sweet Trial (3½L) 10/1 59 -
6
(3)
Silk colours for Monty Python
Monty Python
J: C Maujean
T: H E Adamson
Well beaten when eighth in a handicap at Flamingo Park 12 days ago; only one win from 37 starts achieved a long time ago; facing a tougher assignment than 12 days ago, looks vulnerable
090458
Age: 6
Weight: 9-0
OR: 62
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 8f 9-0 b 7/9 Category Four (6½L) 9/1 62 -
3 Aug 19 Fla Flamingo Park 7f 9-0 b 8/14 Private Ruler (11L) 14/1 52 13
20 Jul 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 6f 8-7 b 5/10 Master Boulder (3¾L) 15/2 52 39
27 Jun 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 6f 8-9 b 4/6 Big Blue Marble (5½L) 75/1 48 29
13 Jun 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 7f 8-6 b 12/14 Sweet Trial (17½L) 20/1 51 -
27 May 19 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-3 b 9/13 Bockscar (6½L) 66/1 55 58
7
(6)
Silk colours for Prince Of Promise
Prince Of Promise
J: S Brown
T: S Moffatt
Was behind two of these rivals a week ago when towards the rear at Vaal (handicap) when beaten 16l; ran well at this course when not beaten far 42 days ago but you have to go back a long way to find his only win from 24 starts; racing off a considerably higher mark; makes little appeal
650200
Age: 5
Weight: 9-0
OR: 62
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 8f 9-1 6/9 Category Four (5¾L) 9/1 63 -
8 Aug 19 Vaa Vaal 8f 8-5 13/15 Hidden Agenda (16L) 25/1 53 -
23 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-10 11/16 Now And Forever (6¼L) 10/1 54 27
4 Jul 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 8f 8-9 2/11 Copenhagen (1½L) 30/1 54 48
11 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 8f 7-13 13/16 Copenhagen (11½L) 22/1 55 -
9 May 19 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-9 5/8 Captain Of Tortuga (6½L) 50/1 45 29
8
(5)
Silk colours for Bishop Of Bombay
Bishop Of Bombay
J: M Mjoka
T: L J Erasmus (jnr)
All wins on all-weather; recent runs suggest he's gone off the boil; well beaten when ninth (6f Flamingo Park, sprint race) in January; returns from a layoff; not a particularly inspiring record returned from a break so makes no appeal
1335-9
Age: 5
Weight: 8-7
OR: 56
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 8f 8-7 b 9/9 Category Four (57L) 25/1 56 -
7 Jan 19 Fla Flamingo Park 6f 8-9 b 9/10 Bright Flame (21L) 5/1 81 -
5 Nov 18 Fla Flamingo Park 7f 8-6 b 5/7 Red Special (15L) 5/1 81 -
15 Oct 18 Fla Flamingo Park 7f St Hc 9-2 b 3/7 Just Ask Me (8L) EvensF 81 -
3 Sep 18 Fla Flamingo Park 7f St 8-5 b 3/10 Timkat (2L) 9/2 81 -
20 Aug 18 Fla Flamingo Park 7f St Hc 8-10 b 1/14 Phil's Power (1½L) 5/1 76 -
9
(7)
Silk colours for Melchizedek
Melchizedek
J: M Thackeray
T: P A Peter
Hasn't won for a while but won here in the past; found life tough two weeks ago in a handicap here (1m2f); handicapper considerably increases the burden; reverting to this trip sure to suit and should not be far away
-90000
Age: 4
Weight: 8-5
OR: 55
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 8f 8-5 3/9 Category Four (1½L) 31/4 55 -
1 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 10f 8-4 12/14 Nimcha (7½L) 9/1 47 39
27 Jun 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 8f 8-5 10/13 Jagesa Jagesa (4L) 40/1 48 27
21 May 19 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-3 b 14/16 Neng Kapa Neng (14L) 11/1 52 4
2 May 19 Vaa Vaal 7f 7-9 15/15 Wottahottie (18L) 13/1 57 -
14 Mar 19 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-12 9/18 Golden Lion (4¼L) 36/1 64 34
Verdict

WINTER CRUSADE is a strong fancy. He is taken to confirm placings with Short And Sweet and Prince Of Promise. Sleepinseattle has a fine course record while Rocky Path should be in the shake-up, and Melchizedek is in with a shout, but does need to be forgiven a poor run last time.

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Winter Crusade
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(4) Silk colours for Category Four Category Four
(1) Silk colours for Rocky Path Rocky Path
(9) Silk colours for Short And Sweet Short And Sweet
(2) Silk colours for Winter Crusade Winter Crusade
(8) Silk colours for Sleepinseattle Sleepinseattle
(3) Silk colours for Monty Python Monty Python
(6) Silk colours for Prince Of Promise Prince Of Promise
(5) Silk colours for Bishop Of Bombay Bishop Of Bombay
(7) Silk colours for Melchizedek Melchizedek
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