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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

Yellow underlined races have a myracing selection

Tab Pays The Full Dividend, No Limits Mr 72 Handicap(Open)

  • Channel: TRP
  • Distance: 6f
Runners
9

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(4)
Silk colours for Way Of The World
Way Of The World
J: W Kennedy
T: P A Peter
No impression at Turffontein Standside 39 days ago; if excused most recent form, interesting based on win three runs ago; is of interest
4167
Age: 3
Weight: 9-8
OR: 88
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 6f Hc 9-8 5/8 Hartleyfour (6¾L) 27/4 88 -
7 Jul 19 Tur Turffontein Standside 7f 8-9 7/9 Got The Greenlight (11L) 25/1 - 12
28 Apr 19 Gre Greyville Polytrack 7f 9-0 6/11 Master Jay (5L) 21/10 - 38
2 Apr 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 7f Md 9-6 1/10 Annatjie (4½L) 17/10 - 22
7 Mar 19 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-6 4/18 Mill Queen (5½L) 9/1 - -
2
(7)
Silk colours for Fitzwilliam
Fitzwilliam
J: R Danielson
T: D Sham
Beaten a fair way when sixth in a handicap stepped up to 7f 55yds two weeks ago here; recorded his only win on all-weather; handicapper has had his say
7-0656
Age: 4
Weight: 9-8
OR: 74
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 6f Hc 9-8 3/8 Hartleyfour (2L) 93/20 74 -
1 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 7f 9-2 6/10 Lighthearted (6¼L) 23/4 68 -
30 Jun 19 Tur Turffontein Standside 5f Hc 9-1 5/7 Operetta (2¾L) 25/4 71 58
4 Jun 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 6f Hc 8-11 6/9 Sugoi (2L) 28/1 74 58
23 May 19 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 9-2 12/12 Monopolize (8L) 22/1 83 41
31 Dec 18 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-0 7/8 Billy Silver (12L) 22/1 88 24
3
(1)
Silk colours for Ficticious
Ficticious
J: R Simons
T: C I Jonker
Beaten narrowly when third favourite last Tuesday over this trip at Vaal; has won here and has won multiple times on a straight course; ought to be in the mix despite having more on her plate
554253
Age: 6
Weight: 9-5
OR: 71
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 6f Hc 9-5 b 7/8 Hartleyfour (7½L) 71/20 71 -
6 Aug 19 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-0 b 3/9 I Ain't Trippin (¾L) 11/2 61 47
4 Jul 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 5f 9-3 b 5/12 Ocean City (5½L) 17/4 63 34
20 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-1 b 2/16 Ponchielli (1¼L) 157/20 60 55
9 Jun 19 Tur Turffontein Standside 5f 9-1 b 4/16 Ottawa (2½L) 13/1 61 47
23 May 19 Vaa Vaal 5f 8-8 b 5/13 Operetta (1¾L) 18/1 61 50
4
(9)
Silk colours for Pearl Of Siberia
Pearl Of Siberia
J: K Matsunyane 3
T: C Binda
No impression when eighth of ten (Vaal 5f, apprentice handicap) last Tuesday
132668
Age: 5
Weight: 9-2
OR: 68
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 6f Hc 8-12 6/8 Hartleyfour (7½L) 11/1 68 -
6 Aug 19 Vaa Vaal 5f 8-9 b 8/10 Battle Creek (6¼L) 12/1 58 33
6 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 5f 8-10 b 6/15 Alex The Great (3½L) 7/1 60 32
22 May 19 Gre Greyville Polytrack 5f 8-10 b 6/10 Alphamikefoxtrot (4¾L) 7/2 60 43
12 May 19 Sco Scottsville 6f 8-12 2/16 Fives Wild (nk) 29/4 60 75
18 Apr 19 Vaa Vaal 5f 8-8 b 3/15 Brigtnumberten (1½L) 15/1 60 80
5
(2)
Silk colours for Dread The Dragon
Dread The Dragon
J: J R Syster 9
T: P A Peter
Safely held in tenth (Vaal, 7f, handicap) 23 days ago; this looks tougher but needs to be respected
708420
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 67
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-1 b 10/16 Now And Forever (6¼L) 9/2 60 30
13 Jul 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 6f Hc 7-11 b 2/11 Purple Diamond (1¼L) 33/4 53 54
2 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-6 4/14 What A Joker (2½L) 7/1 53 46
20 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 8f 8-10 8/16 True Words (5¼L) 36/1 58 31
21 Mar 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 8f Hc 8-4 13/14 Sea Air (15L) 16/1 65 -
19 Jan 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 9f 8-3 7/7 Silver Thursday (21L) 50/1 70 -
6
(6)
Silk colours for Baahir
Baahir
J: S Khumalo
T: D Sham
Form has been up and down of late and hasn't won for a while; couldn't land a blow (handicap) over this distance at Turffontein Inside latest; taken a significant rise in the weights
232757
Age: 7
Weight: 9-0
OR: 66
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 6f Hc 9-0 b 4/8 Hartleyfour (2¾L) 4/1 66 -
20 Jul 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 6f 9-0 b 7/10 Master Boulder (5½L) 17/2 58 37
11 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-2 b 5/15 King Of The Delta (3L) 25/4 60 42
11 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-3 b 7/14 Battle Creek (5L) 73/20 61 38
21 May 19 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-0 b 2/16 Neng Kapa Neng (hd) 7/1 60 61
2 May 19 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-11 b 3/14 Sea Dance (1L) 11/2 60 62
7
(5)
Silk colours for Glass Castle
Glass Castle
J: N Qaule
T: W H Marwing
Generally modest form since maiden plate success at Turffontein Inside in November; never landed a blow when eighth of ten over 5f at Vaal (handicap) three weeks ago; now competes off a higher mark; not hard to look beyond him as facing a tougher assignment this time
-98008
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
OR: 65
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 6f Hc 8-12 b 8/8 Hartleyfour (9½L) 44/1 65 -
25 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 5f 9-3 b 8/10 Lithuanian's Dream (10½L) 66/1 62 29
13 May 19 Fla Flamingo Park 5f Hc 8-11 b 11/13 Trifecta (11L) 8/1 69 29
8 May 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 6f Hc 8-11 11/11 Captain's Alpha (11½L) 66/1 69 19
13 Mar 19 Gre Greyville Polytrack 6f Hc 8-7 8/8 Sea Urchin (8¼L) 18/1 73 32
29 Jan 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 6f 9-6 9/10 Russian Prince (12L) 22/1 76 16
8
(3)
Silk colours for Hartleyfour
Hartleyfour
J: R Munger
T: R R Magner
Was seventh of 13 in a handicap at Turffontein Standside latest; has won previously at this course; risen considerably up the weights; facing a tougher assignment than last month, makes little appeal
719007
Age: 4
Weight: 8-11
OR: 64
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 6f Hc 8-11 b 1/8 Hot August (1½L) 17/4 64 -
6 Jul 19 Tur Turffontein Standside 5f 9-0 b 7/13 Basilica Santo (6L) 22/1 60 37
20 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-2 b 11/16 Battle Creek (7L) 36/1 64 37
21 May 19 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-5 b 12/13 Master Boulder (5¾L) 10/1 68 39
2 May 19 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-3 b 9/16 Moon Warrior (3L) 15/1 68 -
9 Apr 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 5f Md 9-6 b 1/12 Bold Matador (¾L) 3/1 68 46
9
(8)
Silk colours for Hot August
Hot August
J: C Maujean
T: D Nieuwenhuizen
Not disgraced at Turffontein Inside in a handicap when ahead of Baahir four weeks ago; has not been in the winners' enclosure for a while now but potentially well treated; competing off a much higher rating
0-7044
Age: 7
Weight: 8-5
OR: 58
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Aug 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 6f Hc 8-5 b 2/8 Hartleyfour (1½L) 9/1 58 -
20 Jul 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 6f 7-13 b 4/10 Master Boulder (3½L) 15/2 48 37
11 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 6f 7-13 b 4/15 King Of The Delta (1½L) 50/1 45 39
4 Jun 19 Vaa VAAL CLASSIC 8f 7-13 b 11/14 Perfact (5½L) 30/1 47 37
21 May 19 Vaa Vaal 6f 7-11 b 7/13 Master Boulder (3½L) 36/1 49 37
9 Oct 18 Tur Turffontein Inside 7f Gd 8-4 b 13/14 Sleepinseattle (14L) 27/4 53 -
Verdict

A wide-open contest but DREAD THE DRAGON is preferred. He should be forgiven a poor latest run. Ficticious has winning CD form, Fitzwilliam is respected although is off a much higher mark than last time, and Way Of The World is likely to have a big say.

Verdict silk image
Dread The Dragon
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(4) Silk colours for Way Of The World Way Of The World
(7) Silk colours for Fitzwilliam Fitzwilliam
(1) Silk colours for Ficticious Ficticious
(9) Silk colours for Pearl Of Siberia Pearl Of Siberia
(2) Silk colours for Dread The Dragon Dread The Dragon
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