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17 September 2020
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Next Vaal Racemeeting Tuesday 22 September Mr 72 Handicap(Open) Racecard

  • Channel: TRP
  • Distance: 1m 2f
Runners
18

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(5)
Fifth Of July silk
Fifth Of July
J: L Hewitson
T: D Nieuwenhuizen
Ran well to finish third (beaten 3l) here 16 days ago; first go at a handicap; should not be far away
0413
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: 73
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-5 6/15 Shabba Ranks (8L) 97/20 73 -
1 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 9f 9-6 3/16 Pink (3L) 8/1 73 -
21 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 1/14 El Romiachi (1¼L) 11/1 - 55
5 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 4/14 Prospector (3½L) 25/1 - 31
6 Jun 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 11/12 Lord Melbourne (6L) 14/1 - 32
2
(4)
Major Return silk
Major Return
J: M V'Rensburg
T: M/a Azzie
Potentially well treated on his best form and has won here in the past; stepped up to 1m4f here last month when fifth beaten 2½l; should have every chance if building on promise shown last time
096045
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 70
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-4 3/15 Shabba Ranks (5¼L) 6/1 70 -
27 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 12f 9-6 5/14 Barak (2½L) 14/1 70 -
13 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-5 4/10 Tyrus Express (7¼L) 14/1 73 -
30 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 12f 8-8 14/14 Dance Class (22L) 14/1 76 -
12 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-3 6/14 The It Factor (1¼L) 14/1 77 58
23 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-6 9/12 Apollo Robbins (10L) 25/1 80 21
3
(2)
Red Admiral silk
Red Admiral
J: C Bantam
T: J A Soma
Stepped up to 1m4f, breaking his duck when springing 28-1 surprise (Vaal) in March; returns from break; he should go close
7-5061
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 70
Days: 175
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Mar 20 Vaa Vaal 12f Md 9-6 b 1/13 Romantic Era (2½L) 28/1 58 2
14 Mar 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 b 6/9 Samurai Jack (5¼L) 25/1 58 11
13 Feb 20 Vaa Vaal 9f MdHc 9-0 11/16 Bellagio King (10½L) 14/1 62 14
25 Jan 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 5/13 Storm Commander (6¾L) 50/1 - 15
24 Sep 19 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 7/14 Master Of Masada (9¾L) 12/1 - 9
31 Aug 19 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 5/10 Stop For Nothing (4¾L) 30/1 - 22
4
(6)
Zabarjad silk
Zabarjad
J: J Greyling
T: P A Peter
Finished last of 13 in a handicap over C&D in March; has won here but not been able to make much of an impact in handicaps recently; dropping in the ratings; returns from a layoff; not hard to turn elsewhere despite this looking a little easier than last time
1385-0
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 70
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-4 15/15 Shabba Ranks (75L) 50/1 70 -
10 Mar 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-11 13/13 Nimcha (28L) 12/1 72 -
29 Aug 19 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-6 5/6 Diamond Dancer (3½L) 8/1 77 58
17 Aug 19 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-3 8/9 Dry Your Eyes (4¾L) 22/10 79 58
11 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-7 3/16 Prince Jordan (5L) 47/20 69 30
27 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-7 1/10 Orchid Street (4¼L) 14/10 61 50
5
(1)
Manitoba silk
Manitoba
J: S Brown
T: S J Gray
Towards the rear of 13 (handicap, Turffontein Inside) 14 days ago; on a long losing run and been largely out of form in recent starts; dropping in class but very difficult to fancy
000000
Age: 6
Weight: 9-0
OR: 66
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-0 10/15 Shabba Ranks (19L) 40/1 66 -
3 Sep 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-0 12/13 Prospector (15L) 50/1 70 14
8 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-11 13/13 Category Four (13½L) 55/1 72 4
21 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-1 13/13 Expressfromtheus (17½L) 100/1 74 5
12 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-3 14/14 The It Factor (9¼L) 66/1 77 28
23 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-6 12/12 Apollo Robbins (29L) 50/1 80 -
6
(16)
Podcast silk
Podcast
J: M Thackeray
T: B D Botes
Recorded sole career win when competing on all-weather; not disgraced when eighth here two weeks ago; can be taken on
-02948
Age: 5
Weight: 9-0
OR: 66
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-0 11/15 Shabba Ranks (19L) 25/1 66 -
1 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 9f 8-7 8/16 Pink (4½L) 12/1 66 -
26 Mar 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-0 4/15 Akwaan (4L) 13/1 66 56
18 Feb 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-1 9/13 Electromagnetic (3¾L) 21/4 67 19
1 Feb 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-1 2/12 Written In Stone (1¾L) 113/20 67 35
7 Jan 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-4 b 12/16 Lasair (7L) 16/1 70 21
7
(15)
Tough Choice silk
Tough Choice
J: F Herholdt
T: P F Matchett
Yet to win over this distance and generally modest form since handicap success at Vaal in March; towards the rear beaten 18l here (1m4f) three weeks ago; looks vulnerable
140890
Age: 5
Weight: 9-0
OR: 66
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-0 b 13/15 Shabba Ranks (23L) 75/1 66 -
27 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 12f 9-6 b 12/14 Barak (18L) 16/1 68 -
2 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 9-5 b 9/14 Barak (9L) 12/1 70 28
14 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 12f 9-6 b 8/14 Dance Class (10L) 25/1 70 -
27 Jun 20 Tur Turffontein 16f 8-3 b 12/13 Imperial Ruby (15L) 30/1 70 -
8 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 12f Hc 9-6 b 4/12 Anagram (3¾L) 17/4 70 43
8
(8)
Drummer Dude silk
Drummer Dude
J: J R Syster 6
T: S Botha
Aiming for a second CD win after his success here latest; more on his plate this time but cannot be ignored
645231
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
OR: 67
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-7 b 7/15 Shabba Ranks (11½L) 12/1 67 -
25 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 10f MdHc 8-8 b 1/16 Fort Love (¾L) 3/1 61 40
17 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f MdHc 7-13 b 3/13 El Romiachi (¾L) 16/1 60 27
13 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 b 2/12 Bravo One (3½L) 16/1 60 -
21 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 b 5/14 Fifth Of July (6¼L) 66/1 60 32
14 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 b 4/14 Zig Zag (4¼L) 35/1 60 -
9
(13)
Magic Vision silk
Magic Vision
J: S Khumalo
T: P F Matchett
Unable to land a blow when fourth of 12 in a handicap three weeks ago over C&D; form boosted by the second going in since; should figure as might be able to capitalise on his reduced mark
708534
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
OR: 67
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-12 b 2/15 Shabba Ranks (2½L) 9/2 67 -
25 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 7-13 b 4/12 African Adventure (6¼L) 7/1 68 33
2 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 8-9 b 3/14 Barak (2L) 7/1 68 49
12 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-6 b 5/14 The It Factor (1L) 40/1 69 47
8 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 12f Hc 9-2 b 8/12 Anagram (10½L) 25/1 72 12
14 Mar 20 Tur Turffontein 10f 8-3 b 10/12 Christopher Robin (16½L) 55/1 75 -
10
(3)
Bellagio King silk
Bellagio King
J: C Murray
T: A B Fortune
No impression when tenth here over 1m1f two weeks ago
430050
Age: 4
Weight: 8-11
OR: 66
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-11 b 8/15 Shabba Ranks (18L) 16/1 66 -
1 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 9f 9-6 b 10/16 Pink (5½L) 20/1 70 -
25 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-7 b 5/12 African Adventure (10L) 44/1 70 22
2 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 9-5 b 11/14 Barak (13L) 15/2 72 13
2 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-0 b 10/14 African Adventure (10½L) 19/2 73 29
8 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-3 b 3/12 Oyster King (2L) 6/1 73 45
11
(18)
Kings Cup silk
Kings Cup
J: C F Dicken 6
T: P P Vermeulen
A winner over this course and distance but on a lengthy losing run; no impression when ninth in a handicap (C&D) in July; headgear worn last time discarded; makes his debut for new trainer; now drops in class but has questions to answer
-06009
Age: 7
Weight: 8-9
OR: 62
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-4 5/15 Shabba Ranks (6½L) 33/1 62 -
2 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-9 b 9/14 African Adventure (8¾L) 55/1 66 30
8 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-3 b 11/12 Oyster King (7¾L) 11/1 69 23
26 Mar 20 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-4 b 13/16 Tough Choice (13L) 12/1 70 -
10 Mar 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-11 b 6/13 Nimcha (2¾L) 30/1 72 54
15 Feb 20 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 9-0 11/12 Master Supreme (11L) 20/1 72 10
12
(7)
Blue Moon City silk
Blue Moon City
J: W Kennedy
T: P A Peter
Caused 33-1 upset last month when registering his first success (Vaal); first run in a handicap; cannot be ignored
9701
Age: 3
Weight: 8-6
OR: 78
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-6 b 9/15 Shabba Ranks (19L) 12/1 78 -
6 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 8-11 b 1/14 G I Joe (2L) 33/1 56 11
2 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 8-9 b 10/14 Numerical (15L) 75/1 - -
22 Jun 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 8-11 b 7/12 Able Surprise (13½L) 33/1 - -
26 Mar 20 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-0 9/11 Fire And Ice (33L) 8/1 - -
13
(12)
Prince Jordan silk
Prince Jordan
J: C Storey
T: L J Human
Hasn't won for a while; upped to 1m1f when towards the rear of 16 16 days ago; hard to see him involved with stamina to prove over this distance
67-000
Age: 6
Weight: 8-6
OR: 59
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-7 b 14/15 Shabba Ranks (25L) 66/1 59 -
1 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 9f 8-11 14/16 Pink (8¾L) 22/1 61 -
20 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-4 10/12 Creation (8½L) 50/1 64 28
10 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-3 11/12 Crank It Up (17L) 60/1 63 -
23 Nov 19 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-2 7/13 Top Rank (3¼L) 12/1 68 48
7 Nov 19 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-12 6/12 Ice Eater (4½L) 14/1 70 52
14
(14)
Bouncing Tigger silk
Bouncing Tigger
J: D Schwarz
T: C Spies
A long time since he saw any reward for his efforts; failed to take advantage of a good draw (handicap) 14 days ago at Turffontein Inside when beaten 6l (sixth of 14); hard to dismiss if in the same mood as when third four races back
983766
Age: 4
Weight: 8-5
OR: 60
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
3 Sep 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-10 6/14 Out Of The Rainbow (5¾L) 2/1 61 39
13 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-9 6/13 Dark Tide (1¼L) 12/1 63 -
8 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-11 7/13 Category Four (5¾L) 20/1 63 20
30 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-11 3/13 Category Four (3¾L) 22/1 63 -
2 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-10 8/14 Stop For Nothing (9L) 66/1 65 -
26 Mar 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-9 9/15 Akwaan (10L) 25/1 68 30
15
(17)
Shabba Ranks silk
Shabba Ranks
J: P Mxoli 9
T: B D Botes
Couldn't land a blow when ninth of 16 here (1m1f) two weeks ago; achieved only a sole win; passed over
079069
Age: 5
Weight: 8-5
OR: 58
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 7-10 1/15 Magic Vision (2½L) 25/1 58 -
1 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 9f 8-11 9/16 Pink (5¼L) 50/1 61 -
2 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 8-11 6/14 Barak (7¾L) 66/1 63 26
26 Mar 20 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-1 11/16 Tough Choice (9¾L) 15/2 67 -
10 Mar 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-0 9/13 Nimcha (11L) 10/1 70 22
18 Feb 20 Vaa Vaal 12f Hc 9-2 b 7/11 Gold Griffin (7¼L) 18/1 73 -
16
(10)
Jackman silk
Jackman
J: C Maujean
T: C E Erasmus
Well beaten ninth of 14 in a handicap (Turffontein Inside) 14 days ago; potentially on a good mark but hasn't won for a while; has eased in the weights; opposable
-02089
Age: 7
Weight: 8-4
OR: 57
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-4 b 12/15 Shabba Ranks (22L) 40/1 57 -
3 Sep 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-9 b 9/14 Out Of The Rainbow (7¼L) 25/1 59 32
13 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-8 b 8/13 Dark Tide (3L) 22/1 61 -
2 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-9 b 10/14 Stop For Nothing (10L) 12/1 62 -
26 Mar 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-7 b 2/15 Akwaan (2L) 66/1 60 57
18 Jan 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-9 b 10/14 Capetown Affair (16½L) 14/1 62 -
17
(9)
Hold Your Horses silk
Hold Your Horses
J: Reserve 1
T: G C Walker
Finished 11th of 12 beaten 26l in a handicap at Turffontein Inside when dropped back to 1m1f on Saturday; has won here; now drops in class but one to tread carefully with
026130
Age: 4
Weight: 9-8
OR: 76
Days: 5
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Sep 20 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-5 b 11/12 Sell High (26L) 50/1 76 -
30 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 12f 8-3 b 3/14 Dance Class (3½L) 66/1 76 -
25 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 b 1/12 Eppagilia (1½L) 20/1 70 44
2 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 b 6/12 Bergerac (3¼L) 50/1 64 -
26 Mar 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 b 2/11 Sun Giant (1L) 55/1 59 22
27 Feb 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 b 11/16 Akwaan (12L) 50/1 65 7
18
(11)
Hidden Agenda silk
Hidden Agenda
J: Reserve 2
T: S W Kenny
Third, beaten just under 4l, (this distance, here, handicap) 23 days ago; form boosted with the second winning since; a while since he has been in the winners' enclosure but a winner over this course and distance
825843
Age: 9
Weight: 9-8
OR: 74
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-8 4/15 Shabba Ranks (5½L) 9/2 74 -
25 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-0 3/12 African Adventure (3¾L) 14/1 74 51
8 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-11 4/13 Category Four (3L) 9/1 75 43
2 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-3 8/13 Lone Survivor (5½L) 18/1 77 37
25 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-10 5/12 Akwaan (3½L) 15/1 77 60
5 Mar 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-3 2/11 Tokyo Drift (shd) 8/1 77 42
Verdict

MAJOR RETURN is fancied for this. There is a question mark over whether Fifth Of July will be effective over this trip, and Drummer Dude has winning form over course and distance.

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Major Return
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