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23 February 2021
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Champions Day 1 May Mr 88 Handicap(Open) Racecard

  • Channel: TRP
  • Distance: 7f
Runners
14

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(5)
Against The Grain silk
Against The Grain
J: L Hewitson
T: S G Tarry
Fair effort when beaten just under 2l last month at Vaal Classic; race has produced a next-time-out winner; just a sole success to his name but has won here before; has posted some fair efforts in defeat and definite chance
333-44
Age: 5
Weight: 9-7
OR: 89
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-7 9/14 Ice Lord (5¾L) 10/1 89 -
28 Jan 21 Vaa Vaal 8f 9-0 4/7 Flying Carpet (1¾L) 13/2 89 46
23 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-7 4/10 Wylie Wench (1¾L) 4/1 89 -
29 Dec 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-0 3/9 Whorly Whorly (3½L) 5/2 90 64
28 Nov 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-2 3/10 Whorly Whorly (2¾L) 113/20 92 63
24 Oct 20 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-0 3/12 Fire And Ice (1½L) 30/1 92 57
2
(3)
Rock Of Africa silk
Rock Of Africa
J: W Kennedy
T: E Verdonese
Has won here before; respectable effort in a handicap on Thursday here over 6f; definite chance
21-315
Age: 7
Weight: 9-7
OR: 89
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-7 b 8/14 Ice Lord (4¼L) 16/1 89 -
18 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-5 b 5/12 Crown Guardian (3L) 17/2 89 52
23 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-7 b 1/10 Louis The Seventh (1½L) 9/1 85 63
2 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-7 b 3/10 Secrets Of Maya (3L) 12/1 85 38
5 Dec 20 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-11 b 1/15 Namaqualand (1¾L) 20/1 80 59
17 Nov 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-10 b 2/15 Oscar Wilde (shd) 16/1 79 67
3
(10)
Bold Jazz silk
Bold Jazz
J: M Yeni
T: P F Matchett
Boasts winning form over course and distance; finished runner-up dropped to this trip two weeks ago; should be in the mix
114-52
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 91
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-2 2/14 Ice Lord (¾L) 33/20 91 -
9 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 8-12 2/5 Mill Queen (2½L) 3/1 91 64
23 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 9-2 5/10 Second Base (8½L) 16/1 91 57
19 Dec 20 Tur Turffontein 7f 8-12 4/9 Paisley Park (2¼L) 10/1 91 54
5 Dec 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-2 1/9 Purple Panther (2L) 16/1 83 59
17 Nov 20 Vaa Vaal 7f MdHc 8-12 1/15 Numberninetynine (¾L) 16/1 80 66
4
(13)
Stormy Winter silk
Stormy Winter
J: D Schwarz
T: D Nieuwenhuizen
Course specialist who has won three times here; solid effort last month (Vaal Classic); form is given substance by race throwing up a next-time-out winner; comes from a stable in form and should not be far away
711-17
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 84
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-2 b 6/14 Ice Lord (3¼L) 9/2 84 -
26 Jan 21 Vaa Vaal 9f 9-2 b 7/11 Apollo Robbins (3L) 3/1 84 -
12 Jan 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-3 b 1/9 Romeo's Magic (¾L) 49/20 81 73
15 Dec 20 Vaa Vaal 8f 9-2 b 1/14 Tartan Dancer (1¼L) 3/1 75 79
19 Nov 20 Vaa Vaal 8f 9-5 b 1/15 Gold Rock (nk) 71/20 72 73
29 Oct 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-2 b 7/15 War Jewel (4¾L) 30/1 77 54
5
(6)
Trend Master silk
Trend Master
J: C Zackey
T: M N Houdalakis
Stepped up to 1m in a handicap 12 days ago (Turffontein Inside) when beaten a fair way (19l); no wins at this distance and recent runs suggest he's gone off the boil; dropping in the weights
215-76
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 84
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-2 b 10/14 Ice Lord (7L) 33/1 84 -
11 Feb 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-1 b 6/7 Crank It Up (19L) 9/1 85 6
23 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-7 b 7/10 Rock Of Africa (5½L) 12/1 85 43
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-2 b 5/13 Etched In Blue (4¼L) 43/20 85 31
3 Sep 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-6 b 1/9 Bergerac (1L) 2/1 81 52
17 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-3 b 2/14 Stop For Nothing (nk) 2/1 78 62
6
(14)
Kings Archer silk
Kings Archer
J: P Mxoli 6
T: S T Pettigrew
Finished last of ten in a handicap at Turffontein Standside three months ago; on a long losing run and hardly a model of consistency; dropping in the ratings; hard enough to fancy despite dropping in class
66230-
Age: 9
Weight: 9-1
OR: 83
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-1 b 11/14 Ice Lord (8¼L) 40/1 83 -
28 Nov 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-4 b 10/10 Whorly Whorly (7L) 18/1 84 42
8 Oct 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-6 b 3/9 After Hours (2L) 8/1 85 -
24 Sep 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-3 b 2/8 Dan The Lad (1¾L) 12/1 84 57
30 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-4 b 6/10 Category Four (3¾L) 44/1 86 55
20 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-11 b 6/12 Creation (5½L) 22/1 87 50
7
(11)
Oscar Wilde silk
Oscar Wilde
J: G Lerena
T: M F De Kock
Beaten a fair way when eighth (handicap) over this distance at Vaal Classic last Tuesday; has winning form at this course; blinkers now left off
17-368
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
OR: 81
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-12 14/14 Ice Lord (21L) 20/1 81 -
16 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-7 b 8/11 Prince Evlanoff (14L) 67/20 81 -
23 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-0 b 6/10 Wylie Wench (3¼L) 8/1 82 -
10 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-8 b 3/9 Ice Lord (2¾L) 4/1 82 54
5 Dec 20 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-3 b 7/16 Expressfromtheus (8¾L) 9/4 82 -
17 Nov 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-11 b 1/15 Rock Of Africa (shd) 63/20 80 68
8
(8)
Whipping Boy silk
Whipping Boy
J: J Gates
T: T Zackey
Finished last of seven in a handicap in December at Turffontein Standside; a course winner but no wins at this trip; not hard to turn elsewhere
14657-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
OR: 81
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-12 b 12/14 Ice Lord (12L) 66/1 81 -
19 Dec 20 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-8 b 7/7 Second Base (17L) 25/1 81 18
10 Dec 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-8 b 5/9 Golden Pheasant (6¾L) 14/1 82 36
3 Dec 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-4 b 6/9 Eliud (9½L) 18/1 82 66
14 Nov 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 8-10 b 4/7 Golden Pheasant (5¾L) 10/1 82 31
15 Oct 20 Vaa Vaal 8f 9-2 b 1/15 Bingwa (1¾L) 6/1 76 59
9
(4)
Starflash silk
Starflash
J: C Maujean
T: B D Botes
Produced an encouraging effort (third of 11, beaten 1½l) in a handicap three weeks ago (Vaal Classic); has won previously at this course
341-63
Age: 7
Weight: 8-11
OR: 80
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-11 3/14 Ice Lord (¾L) 25/1 80 -
2 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-8 3/11 Galactic Warrior (1½L) 12/1 80 70
2 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-2 b 6/10 Secrets Of Maya (5¼L) 20/1 80 26
15 Dec 20 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-11 b 1/16 Speechmaker (1¾L) 8/1 75 -
26 Nov 20 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 9-2 b 4/14 Mind Reader (1¾L) 10/1 76 47
24 Oct 20 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 9-2 b 3/11 Saviour (1L) 18/1 76 61
10
(7)
Great Warrior silk
Great Warrior
J: R Danielson
T: J A Soma
Last of 11 in a handicap at Turffontein Standside on first run for current trainer New Year's Eve; recent starts suggest he might be on a downward curve; competes off a lower mark; easy enough to swerve
35880-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
OR: 79
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-10 13/14 Ice Lord (20L) 66/1 79 -
31 Dec 20 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-11 11/11 Shah Akbar (18½L) 25/1 80 22
21 Oct 20 Gre Greyville 10f Hc 9-7 8/12 Run To Denmark (7¼L) 9/1 81 72
27 Sep 20 Gre Greyville 10f Hc 9-0 8/10 Matterhorn (5¾L) 11/1 82 43
19 Aug 20 Gre Greyville 10f Hc 9-0 5/12 Monarchy (1½L) 11/1 82 50
27 Jul 20 Gre Greyville 10f Hc 9-7 3/12 Donald McDonald (1¾L) 17/4 82 84
11
(2)
Ice Lord silk
Ice Lord
J: J Solomons 6
T: S G Tarry
Close runner-up sent off 73-20 in a handicap at Vaal Classic three weeks ago; has won previously at this course; more on his plate this time but shouldn't be far away
453-12
Age: 5
Weight: 8-9
OR: 78
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-9 1/14 Bold Jazz (¾L) 9/2 78 -
4 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-6 2/9 Wolffs World (¾L) 73/20 78 40
10 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-2 1/9 Tight Five (½L) 9/2 76 59
27 Dec 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-4 3/10 War Jewel (3¾L) 5/2 76 50
3 Dec 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-0 5/9 Eliud (9L) 13/2 78 63
17 Nov 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-9 4/15 Oscar Wilde (¾L) 9/1 78 64
12
(1)
Greek Fire silk
Greek Fire
J: S Khumalo
T: M/a Azzie
Successful by 1½l in a handicap (over 1m here) over Christmas, ending losing run; his official mark has been hit
56971-
Age: 6
Weight: 8-8
OR: 77
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-8 b 5/14 Ice Lord (2L) 16/1 77 -
24 Dec 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-6 b 1/8 Bartholomeus (1½L) 33/20 72 68
12 Dec 20 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-3 b 7/9 Our Coys (4½L) 20/1 77 55
5 Nov 20 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 8-11 b 9/11 Nimcha (6L) 15/1 80 -
1 Oct 20 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-1 b 6/7 Nafoorah (7¾L) 6/1 83 -
30 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-4 5/10 Category Four (3½L) 7/1 86 55
13
(12)
Stop For Nothing silk
Stop For Nothing
J: R Munger
T: S Moffatt
Beaten 4l when 11th of 15 but didn't run badly at 22-1 over C&D (handicap) in November; has won previously at this course; dropping in the weights; makes little appeal
71840-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 76
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-7 b 7/14 Ice Lord (4¼L) 40/1 76 -
17 Nov 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-8 b 11/15 Oscar Wilde (4L) 22/1 77 50
29 Oct 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-2 b 4/15 War Jewel (3½L) 18/1 77 58
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-7 b 8/13 Etched In Blue (5L) 5/1 77 20
17 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-11 b 1/14 Trend Master (nk) 4/1 73 58
2 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-11 b 7/13 Lone Survivor (4¾L) 15/1 73 36
14
(9)
Psycho King silk
Psycho King
J: C F Dicken 3
T: C Dawson
Well beaten ninth (handicap) 52 days ago at Turffontein Standside; largely disappointing since successful in a maiden plate at Turffontein Inside last March; has been dropped by the handicapper; this demands more than last time so others are preferred
4869-9
Age: 4
Weight: 8-3
OR: 72
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-3 b 4/14 Ice Lord (1¼L) 25/1 72 -
2 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-4 b 9/11 Gimmethegoahead (12L) 20/1 75 28
12 Dec 20 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-5 b 9/9 Our Coys (9¼L) 27/4 80 40
17 Nov 20 Vaa Vaal 12f 8-11 b 6/11 Captain Chorus (3L) 9/1 81 46
5 Nov 20 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 8-12 b 8/11 Nimcha (5L) 10/1 82 -
21 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-11 b 4/13 Expressfromtheus (4¼L) 50/1 82 61
Verdict

It may pay to side with ICE LORD who is bidding for a second success at this distance. However, this looks a competitive affair; CD winner Bold Jazz is respected, while Against The Grain could be vulnerable to a less exposed rival.

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Ice Lord
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