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15 February 2020
Saturday 15th February

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Flemington

02:40 03:50 05:10 05:50

Randwick

03:00 03:35 04:50 05:30 06:10

South Africa South Africa

Turffontein

10:40 11:15 11:50 12:25 13:00 13:35 14:10 14:45 15:25

Kenilworth

11:00 11:35 12:10 12:45 13:20 13:55 14:30 15:05
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Sa Derby 4 April Mr 78 Handicap(Open)

  • Channel: TRP
  • Distance: 1m 2f
Runners
12

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(4)
Our Man In Havana silk
Our Man In Havana
J: P Strydom
T: F P Habib
Beat Rocky Path, African Adventure and Corrido in a handicap (Vaal) latest, getting the job done by just over 1l; bids to pull off a hat-trick; racing off a higher mark but this only his second handicap outing; can make his presence felt
3721-1
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: 88
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Jan 20 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 8-11 b 1/15 Rocky Path (1¼L) 22/10 84 58
14 Nov 19 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 9-0 b 1/20 Christopher Robin (3½L) 18/10 84 57
31 Oct 19 Vaa Vaal 10f Md 9-0 2/15 Sell High (½L) 63/20 78 59
8 Oct 19 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-2 7/14 Westlife (6L) 3/1 81 38
19 Sep 19 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 3/14 Stormy Winter (3¾L) 7/1 - -
3 Sep 19 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 3/14 Succession (5L) 20/1 - 39
2
(10)
Rocky Path silk
Rocky Path
J: J Gates 3
T: S J Gray
Worth noting that all his wins have come racing right handed and has won here in the past; respectable effort in a handicap (at Vaal Classic over this trip) 16 days ago; rates a likely contender with drop in class a positive
14-424
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 78
Days: 16
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Jan 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-8 b 4/10 Nimcha (1½L) 13/2 78 43
21 Jan 20 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-2 b 2/15 Our Man In Havana (1¼L) 11/1 77 58
9 Jan 20 Vaa Vaal 10f 8-8 b 4/16 Finchatton (2¾L) 5/1 77 41
24 Dec 19 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-10 b 4/9 Master And Man (1L) 6/1 77 28
21 Nov 19 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-11 b 1/14 Sell High (1¼L) 10/1 73 44
26 Oct 19 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 9-2 b 1/12 The Bosbok (½L) 113/20 70 52
3
(8)
Corrido silk
Corrido
J: S Brown
T: F P Habib
Seemed to find life tough (beaten 7l into towards the rear) in a handicap latest (Vaal), making debut for this trainer; generally modest form since handicap success at Scottsville in July and no winning form at this distance; has eased in the weights; a very stiff task
6649-0
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 76
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Jan 20 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-4 14/15 Our Man In Havana (6½L) 40/1 78 40
16 Nov 19 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-8 9/12 At Hand (5½L) 12/1 79 26
31 Oct 19 Vaa Vaal 9f 8-11 4/13 Captain Flynt (2L) 20/1 79 -
10 Oct 19 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-6 6/12 Set The Standard (3½L) 12/1 80 60
17 Sep 19 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-6 6/11 Skiminac (2½L) 11/1 80 63
6 Aug 19 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-4 7/9 Master And Man (4¼L) 7/1 70 22
4
(3)
African Adventure silk
African Adventure
J: W Kennedy
T: J A Soma
Upped to 1m1f in a handicap last month (Vaal), 3½l behind Our Man In Havana; a course winner; now stepping up in trip and needs considering
612-7
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 75
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Jan 20 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-0 7/15 Our Man In Havana (3½L) 9/1 75 48
16 Nov 19 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-11 2/12 Al Borak (4L) 8/1 72 68
20 Jul 19 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 1/10 Dogliotti (shd) 9/1 - 29
23 Jun 19 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 6/10 John Hancock (6¼L) 33/1 - 22
5
(11)
Kings Cup silk
Kings Cup
J: L Bester
T: S Botha
Out of the frame beaten just over 3l (went off 8-1, handicap) last June (Turffontein Standside); returns from a layoff; handicapper applies the brakes
32344-
Age: 6
Weight: 9-0
OR: 72
Days: 230
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Jun 19 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 9-3 4/12 Popsicle Toes (3¼L) 8/1 67 49
4 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-12 4/12 Major Return (1¼L) 17/4 67 80
7 May 19 Vaa Vaal 12f Hc 9-5 3/9 Horace (6¾L) 57/20 67 -
28 Mar 19 Vaa Vaal 13f Hc 8-12 2/9 Africa's Gold (½L) 4/1 63 -
23 Feb 19 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 8-8 3/9 Gentleman Only (½L) 17/4 63 39
2 Feb 19 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 8-6 2/16 Zeal And Zest (1L) 5/1 61 33
6
(5)
Master Supreme silk
Master Supreme
J: R Danielson
T: C Dawson
Upped to 1m1f when winning by a neck despite the poor draw, hitting the target for the first time 14 days ago; deserves respect
51
Age: 3
Weight: 8-12
OR: 81
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Feb 20 Tur Turffontein 9f Md 9-6 1/12 Tyrus Express (nk) 2/1 - 68
2 Jan 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-4 5/15 Dual At Dawn (2¾L) 28/1 - 32
7
(6)
Kurt's Approval silk
Kurt's Approval
J: M V'Rensburg
T: C E Erasmus
Not disgraced in eighth at 28-1 in a handicap (Vaal Classic) last month over this distance; has won here; the assessor relents a little; now drops in class but others more likely
289-08
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
OR: 71
Days: 16
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Jan 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-4 b 8/10 Nimcha (4¾L) 28/1 73 27
9 Jan 20 Vaa Vaal 10f 8-7 b 11/16 Finchatton (6¾L) 33/1 75 26
12 Dec 19 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-2 b 9/16 Perfact (6L) 30/1 76 48
21 Nov 19 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-2 b 8/14 Rocky Path (5½L) 8/1 76 29
7 Sep 19 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 9-9 b 2/6 Port Key (nk) 39/20 75 44
24 Aug 19 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 9-4 b 1/6 So Long Spring (2½L) 26/10 70 -
8
(9)
Magic Vision silk
Magic Vision
J: D L Habib
T: P F Matchett
Beaten 9l into fifth (over this distance, Vaal Classic) last Thursday; unlikely to trouble the principals
5291-5
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
OR: 80
Days: 9
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Feb 20 Vaa Vaal 10f 9-0 b 5/6 Diorama (9L) 16/1 80 -
28 Dec 19 Tur Turffontein 10f Md 9-2 b 1/16 Arminius (1¼L) 12/1 68 48
30 Nov 19 Tur Turffontein 10f Md 9-0 b 9/11 Imperial Ruby (14½L) 27/4 73 -
7 Nov 19 Tur Turffontein 13f Md 8-11 b 2/10 Poppycock (8½L) 93/20 75 -
28 Sep 19 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 b 5/11 Youcanthurrylove (5½L) 14/1 78 37
13 Jul 19 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 b 6/11 Kalgoorlie (6¾L) 17/2 - 20
9
(12)
Final Occasion silk
Final Occasion
J: C Maujean
T: G V Woodruff
Well beaten seventh here over 1m5f last month
512-67
Age: 4
Weight: 8-11
OR: 70
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Jan 20 Tur Turffontein 13f 8-7 b 7/15 Top Shot (6¼L) 11/1 73 43
9 Jan 20 Vaa Vaal 12f Hc 9-4 b 6/15 Out Of Your League (7L) 73/20 74 33
14 Dec 19 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-11 b 2/14 Youcanthurrylove (3½L) 33/1 73 67
20 Aug 19 Tur Turffontein 12f Md 9-6 1/8 Poppycock (½L) 2/1 69 -
10 Aug 19 Tur Turffontein 10f Md 9-6 b 5/9 Gold Griffin (1¼L) 9/2 72 22
28 Jul 19 Tur Turffontein 9f Md 9-6 b 3/8 Pax Romana (5½L) 11/10 62 30
10
(7)
Riga D'Ora silk
Riga D'Ora
J: L J Ferraris
T: S G Tarry
Soundly beaten when towards the rear in a handicap over Christmas at Turffontein Standside; has winning form at this course; been eased in the ratings by the handicapper; far from solid now upped to a trip he has yet to prove stamina for
64730-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-11
OR: 70
Days: 49
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 19 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-11 11/13 Baby Lets Mambo (7L) 9/1 72 33
16 Nov 19 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-11 3/12 Al Borak (5¼L) 22/1 72 64
26 Oct 19 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-10 7/11 Movie Magic (5¾L) 13/1 72 32
11 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-2 4/16 Prince Jordan (7¼L) 6/1 64 17
25 May 19 Sco Scottsville 8f Hc 8-7 6/14 G G's Dynasty (2¼L) 14/1 64 58
8 May 19 Tur Turffontein 9f Md 9-6 1/7 Duke Of Swing (1¾L) 13/10 64 -
11
(1)
Tough Choice silk
Tough Choice
J: J R Syster 6
T: P F Matchett
Has been fairly consistent this year; stepped up to 1m5f (handicap) when not beaten too far in November
56284-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-9
OR: 68
Days: 100
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Nov 19 Tur Turffontein 13f Hc 8-8 b 4/12 Gentleman's Wager (1¼L) 10/1 68 21
26 Oct 19 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 9-0 b 8/12 Rocky Path (6L) 17/2 68 28
10 Oct 19 Vaa Vaal 12f Hc 8-4 b 2/15 Master And Man (½L) 33/1 64 -
19 Sep 19 Vaa Vaal 12f Hc 8-10 b 6/12 French Leave (3L) 20/1 66 -
7 Sep 19 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 9-1 b 5/6 Port Key (7½L) 18/1 69 10
24 Aug 19 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 9-2 b 4/6 Kurt's Approval (5½L) 5/1 70 -
12
(2)
Rockstar Child silk
Rockstar Child
J: M Mjoka
T: J J Van Vuuren
Finished third dropped to this trip in a handicap at Turffontein Standside latest; been eased in the ratings by the handicapper
8640-3
Age: 5
Weight: 8-3
OR: 61
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Jan 20 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 8-9 3/13 Western Fort (4¼L) 18/1 62 17
14 Dec 19 Tur Turffontein 14f Hc 8-5 12/12 The Bosbok (25L) 16/1 62 -
23 Nov 19 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-10 4/13 Top Rank (3L) 14/1 63 43
7 Nov 19 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-4 6/13 Marshall Foch (3¾L) 20/1 65 46
5 Oct 19 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-6 8/8 Pidgeon Rock (6½L) 45/1 67 31
7 Sep 19 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-5 7/8 Baron Rodney (9¾L) 36/1 66 30
Verdict

CD winner Rocky Path is respected while this distance might be a bit far for Master Supreme and African Adventure. But OUR MAN IN HAVANA is a firm choice. He is expected to confirm placings after he got the better of Rocky Path, African Adventure and Corrido latest and may be able to defy his hike up the weights.

Verdict silk image
Our Man In Havana
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