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17 September 2020
Thursday 17th September

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Play Soccer 6, 10 And 13 Mr 72 Handicap(Open) Racecard

  • Channel: TRP
  • Distance: 1m
Runners
13

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(3)
El Romiachi silk
El Romiachi
J: S Khumalo
T: R Francis
Seemed to find life tough (beaten 10l into eighth) in a handicap two weeks ago (Turffontein Inside); down in grade; likely to be thereabouts
552218
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
OR: 74
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-7 b 1/12 Elusive Swann (nk) 10/1 74 -
3 Sep 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-3 b 8/13 Prospector (10L) 20/1 74 35
17 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f MdHc 9-4 b 1/13 The Eighth Lord (½L) 10/1 72 43
2 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 b 2/13 Duke Of Gold (¾L) 9/2 70 37
21 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 b 2/14 Fifth Of July (1¼L) 10/1 68 50
12 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 10f Md 9-6 5/14 Cairon (2½L) 36/1 68 13
2
(1)
Follow My Path silk
Follow My Path
J: P Strydom
T: C E Erasmus
Has not been in the winners' enclosure for a while now; not disgraced when seventh in a handicap (Turffontein Inside) two weeks ago; was an encouraging third five races ago and if in the same mood warrants consideration
639807
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: 72
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-5 11/12 El Romiachi (6L) 73/20 72 -
5 Sep 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-8 7/12 Certifiable (3½L) 20/1 74 38
17 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-1 10/14 Stop For Nothing (11L) 15/1 76 21
21 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-10 8/13 Expressfromtheus (8½L) 22/1 81 43
16 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-9 9/13 Defy Gravity (5½L) 13/2 81 36
25 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-11 3/12 Akwaan (2½L) 21/4 81 64
3
(13)
Walterthepenniless silk
Walterthepenniless
J: P Mxoli 9
T: J Borman
A long time since his last win; tenth of 12 in a handicap at Greyville Polytrack latest; makes debut for stable
284370
Age: 6
Weight: 9-4
OR: 70
Days: 36
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-9 b 9/12 El Romiachi (4¾L) 16/1 70 -
12 Aug 20 Gre Greyville 8f Hc 9-8 b 10/12 All The Way Up (5L) 33/4 72 -
8 Jul 20 Gre Greyville 8f Hc 9-0 b 7/12 True Words (3½L) 4/1 73 53
1 Jun 20 Gre Greyville 7f Hc 9-1 p 3/12 Farland (1L) 17/2 73 54
1 Mar 20 Sco Scottsville 7f Hc 8-8 p 4/15 Antigonus (3½L) 10/1 75 -
12 Feb 20 Gre Greyville 10f Hc 9-3 b 8/9 Baby Shooz (9L) 17/2 76 7
4
(7)
Opening Gambit silk
Opening Gambit
J: C Zackey
T: S J Gray
Safely held in sixth last week here over 7f; in the mix if replicating form of his win at Vaal in February
219706
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 69
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-2 b 7/12 El Romiachi (3¾L) 33/1 69 -
10 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-11 b 6/10 Way Of The World (6L) 30/1 74 -
3 Sep 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-3 b 10/13 Prospector (12L) 30/1 74 29
17 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-1 b 7/14 Stop For Nothing (8¼L) 50/1 76 31
10 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-9 b 9/12 Crank It Up (10½L) 25/1 76 18
27 Feb 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 b 1/16 Bassam (nk) 7/1 75 56
5
(10)
Bravo One silk
Bravo One
J: C Murray
T: D Sham
Pacifiers replaced blinkers last month when winning with a bit in hand (Vaal) to break his duck; he should give it a bold bid
523341
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 68
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-1 p 12/12 El Romiachi (8¼L) 4/1 68 -
13 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 p 1/12 Drummer Dude (3½L) 3/1 68 -
2 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 b 4/13 Duke Of Gold (3L) 8/1 69 29
21 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 3/14 Fifth Of July (2½L) 5/1 70 46
30 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 8f MdHc 9-2 3/12 Willo'Thewisp (¾L) 13/2 70 -
22 Jun 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 2/12 Able Surprise (1½L) 11/2 70 44
6
(11)
Afraad silk
Afraad
J: C Maujean
T: S Moffatt
Last of 16 here 16 days ago; up against it
415700
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
OR: 66
Days: 16
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-12 b 4/12 El Romiachi (1L) 50/1 66 -
1 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 9f 9-6 16/16 Pink (11L) 40/1 70 -
2 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 9-5 b 14/14 Barak (35L) 17/2 72 -
16 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-3 b 7/13 Defy Gravity (3¼L) 30/1 73 38
2 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-0 b 5/14 African Adventure (5½L) 25/1 73 46
14 Jun 20 Tur Turffontein 10f Md 9-6 b 1/12 Barak (shd) 14/1 69 33
7
(5)
Elusive Swann silk
Elusive Swann
J: C Habib
T: P F Matchett
Off the mark (Turffontein Inside, this distance, maiden plate) last month, getting the job done by 2l; first go in a handicap
447031
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
OR: 81
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-11 2/12 El Romiachi (nk) 18/1 81 -
30 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-0 1/11 Thunderjet (2L) 6/1 79 30
8 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 3/12 Syds Liason (1¾L) 18/1 77 23
25 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 8-11 12/14 Imperial Master (16½L) 55/1 - -
25 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 7/12 Al Madhar (7L) 13/2 - 12
6 Jun 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 8-11 4/12 Lord Melbourne (2¾L) 16/1 - 36
8
(6)
Street Flyer silk
Street Flyer
J: J Penny
T: P F Matchett
Useful performer in his prime and potentially on a good mark; produced an encouraging effort (runner-up of 13, beaten 2l, this distance, here, stakes race) latest
683622
Age: 9
Weight: 8-10
OR: 63
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-10 b 5/12 El Romiachi (3L) 15/2 63 -
27 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f 8-11 b 2/13 Waqaas (2L) 8/1 63 33
13 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-9 b 2/13 Dark Tide (shd) 11/1 62 -
8 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-11 b 6/13 Category Four (4½L) 20/1 62 24
16 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-11 b 3/12 Trend Master (1¼L) 25/1 63 29
12 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-3 b 8/14 The It Factor (1½L) 66/1 63 43
9
(4)
Secret Dynasty silk
Secret Dynasty
J: M Thackeray
T: L J Human
Only career win was on all-weather but strong showing at this venue when fourth last month; ran well (11-1) beaten three-quarters of a length (this distance Turffontein Inside, handicap) two weeks ago (had two of these rivals behind); edging up the ratings; should figure if building on most recent effort
000542
Age: 5
Weight: 8-7
OR: 60
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-7 8/12 El Romiachi (4L) 17/2 60 -
3 Sep 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-7 2/14 Out Of The Rainbow (¾L) 11/1 57 53
25 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-4 4/11 Shortstop (2L) 40/1 57 -
13 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-7 5/14 Spanish Boy (4½L) 80/1 59 -
30 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-2 b 11/13 Category Four (9¾L) 66/1 65 -
23 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-1 b 13/14 Riga D'Ora (26L) 50/1 65 -
10
(2)
Private Ruler silk
Private Ruler
J: K Matsunyane
T: P F Matchett
Finished seventh last month albeit only beaten just under 3l over this trip (handicap) at Vaal; form is given substance by race throwing up a next-time-out winner; potentially on a good mark but a long time since his last win; has eased in the weights; he can be taken on
070947
Age: 7
Weight: 8-6
OR: 59
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-6 6/12 El Romiachi (3½L) 18/1 59 -
13 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-8 7/13 Dark Tide (2¾L) 137/20 61 -
30 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-11 4/13 Category Four (3¾L) 45/1 63 -
23 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-12 9/14 Riga D'Ora (5¾L) 33/1 63 39
2 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-0 12/14 Theravada (16L) 22/1 65 -
11 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 8f 9-2 7/11 Kapama (2¼L) 50/1 67 61
11
(9)
Short And Sweet silk
Short And Sweet
J: J R Syster 6
T: L J Human
Doesn't win often and no wins at this trip; not disgraced when seventh over this trip (handicap) two months ago at Turffontein Inside; has eased in the weights; easily dismissed
05-907
Age: 7
Weight: 8-5
OR: 58
Days: 56
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-5 7/14 Riga D'Ora (5L) 33/1 61 39
2 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-4 12/14 Stop For Nothing (11L) 75/1 62 -
16 Mar 20 Fla Flamingo Park 5f Hc 8-11 9/10 Singfonico (14L) 16/1 59 -
15 Aug 19 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-3 5/9 Category Four (5½L) 15/1 65 61
8 Aug 19 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-6 10/15 Hidden Agenda (11L) 36/1 55 -
23 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-12 7/16 Now And Forever (4½L) 50/1 56 34
12
(12)
In The Game silk
In The Game
J: M Yeni
T: B Webber
No wins at this distance but on a good mark based on best form; not beaten far in a handicap 14 days ago (Turffontein Inside); now competes off a higher mark; if stepping up from most recent effort has to be respected
579563
Age: 6
Weight: 8-3
OR: 56
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-3 3/12 El Romiachi (1L) 9/2 56 -
3 Sep 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-6 3/14 Out Of The Rainbow (2½L) 10/1 55 46
25 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-4 6/11 Shortstop (4¾L) 29/4 57 -
13 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-4 5/13 Dark Tide (¾L) 9/1 57 -
2 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-3 9/13 Lone Survivor (5¾L) 30/1 58 27
12 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-3 7/14 The It Factor (1¼L) 40/1 52 43
13
(8)
Flattley silk
Flattley
J: C F Dicken 6
T: S G Tarry
Found life tough when 6l back in seventh (handicap) at Turffontein Inside 14 days ago running over this distance; managed only one success; lower mark this time; easy enough to take on
030007
Age: 5
Weight: 8-3
OR: 50
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 7-11 b 10/12 El Romiachi (6L) 50/1 50 -
3 Sep 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 7-11 b 7/14 Out Of The Rainbow (5¾L) 55/1 52 31
27 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f 8-7 b 10/13 Waqaas (8½L) 55/1 52 5
13 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-3 b 12/13 Dark Tide (6¾L) 28/1 52 -
26 Feb 20 Sco Scottsville 10f Hc 7-8 b 10/12 Clara (7L) 23/4 45 -
18 Feb 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 7-8 b 3/13 Electromagnetic (1½L) 50/1 45 16
Verdict

This tight-looking race poses an interesting puzzle. This can go to IN THE GAME. Bravo One is a big threat.

Verdict silk image
In The Game
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