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4 May 2021
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Computaform Online Maiden Plate(For all Maidens) Racecard

  • Channel: TRP
  • Distance: 7f 55y
Runners
11

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(5)
Grimaldi silk
Grimaldi
J: W Kennedy
T: P A Peter
Finished tenth dropped back to 1m in a maiden plate latest when beaten a fair way (22l, Turffontein Standside); was an encouraging runner-up three races ago and if in the same mood could have a say
3-260
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: 75
Days: 45
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Mar 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 10/11 Irish Willow (22L) 17/10 77 -
21 Feb 21 Sco Scottsville 10f Md 9-6 6/13 August Red (5¼L) 2/5 - 72
2 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 9-6 2/12 Shadow Creek (2L) 16/10 - -
31 Dec 20 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-4 3/10 Romeo's Magic (2¾L) 7/2 - 39
2
(9)
Signals silk
Signals
J: R Danielson
T: S G Tarry
Came home sixth, beaten 7l, in a maiden plate (Vaal) in November; no headgear this time; returns from a layoff; one to oppose
576-
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: 69
Days: 176
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Nov 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-3 b 6/13 Tight Five (6¾L) 20/1 - -
2 Nov 20 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-4 b 7/10 Master Uletide (12½L) 9/2 - -
29 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-6 b 5/11 Procrastinator (7¾L) 15/1 - 22
3
(8)
Riccardo silk
Riccardo
J: L J Ferraris
T: D Sham
Recent runs suggest he's gone off the boil and yet to get his head in front after 11 starts; well held when eighth over this distance (handicap) at Vaal six weeks ago; definite chance on the pick of his form
422648
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: 68
Days: 40
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Mar 21 Vaa Vaal 7f MdHc 8-10 b 8/12 Dark Vision (8½L) 91/20 68 -
2 Mar 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 b 4/9 Eskimo Pie (6½L) 53/20 75 28
20 Feb 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 b 6/8 Countfonic Legacy (4½L) 33/20 76 9
28 Jan 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-4 b 2/10 Officer (hd) 21/20 76 -
19 Jan 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-4 b 2/14 Dawn Of A New Era (1L) 20/1 65 46
2 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-4 b 4/10 Euro Cent (6¼L) 33/1 63 -
4
(7)
Silly Fella silk
Silly Fella
J: M Yeni
T: S J Gray
Not far behind two of these rivals (this distance Vaal, maiden plate) last month when fourth beaten just over 2l; one to be interested in
644
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: 64
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Apr 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 4/13 Only Him (2¼L) 16/1 - 37
30 Mar 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 4/8 Maple Sugar (10½L) 16/1 - 21
25 Mar 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-6 6/10 Just As Rich (7½L) 13/1 - 20
5
(2)
Sonny Quinn silk
Sonny Quinn
J: C Maujean
T: D Sham
Well beaten sixth in a maiden plate at Turffontein Standside last month; he has a shout
334536
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: 63
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Apr 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 6/15 Pino Silvestre (8L) 16/1 66 12
25 Mar 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-6 b 3/10 Just As Rich (4L) 37/20 69 32
24 Feb 21 Gre Greyville 5f Md 9-6 p 5/12 Stanton Street (4L) 43/20 71 40
4 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-6 p 4/11 Al Sakeet (7½L) 33/10 74 25
21 Jan 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-6 p 3/11 Arran (½L) 53/20 76 43
7 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 5f Md 9-6 3/7 Stormy Seas (4½L) 17/4 78 41
6
(6)
Passing Shot silk
Passing Shot
J: R Munger
T: S Moffatt
Finished fourth dropped back to this trip last month; if stepping up from most recent effort has to be respected
-66554
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: 62
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Apr 21 Vaa Vaal 7f MdHc 8-4 b 4/11 Trying Times (2½L) 20/1 63 -
14 Apr 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 9-6 b 5/10 Irish Rain (5¼L) 17/2 63 41
25 Mar 21 Vaa Vaal 7f MdHc 8-6 b 5/12 Dark Vision (2¼L) 20/1 64 11
18 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-6 p 6/14 Deanagelo (6L) 20/1 59 15
21 Jan 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-6 6/14 Inherit The Rain (9L) 30/1 62 23
24 Nov 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-2 9/13 Convexity (8½L) 66/1 - 14
7
(3)
Light Warrior silk
Light Warrior
J: S Khumalo
T: C I Jonker
Split Duke Of Sussex (runner-up) and Silly Fella (fourth, maiden plate) when beaten 2l to finish third at Vaal last month; no surprise to see him go well if reproducing most recent effort
427023
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 60
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Apr 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-3 3/13 Only Him (2L) 13/1 60 38
25 Mar 21 Vaa Vaal 7f MdHc 8-8 2/12 Dark Vision (1¼L) 17/2 60 16
11 Mar 21 Tur Turffontein 8f MdHc 9-2 11/12 Blue Spark (5¾L) 73/20 62 14
23 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-3 7/13 Light Without (5½L) 9/2 63 23
30 Jan 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-3 2/7 Double Martini (¾L) 12/1 63 36
19 Jan 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-3 4/14 Cleveland (3¼L) 12/1 58 26
8
(10)
Apache Warrior silk
Apache Warrior
J: J R Syster 3
T: S Botha
This doesn't look easy against more experienced rivals so the betting may be the best guide; first racecourse experience
Form:
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: -
Days: -
9
(4)
Duke Of Sussex silk
Duke Of Sussex
J: C Zackey
T: M N Houdalakis
Went close on his debut when runner-up over this trip at Vaal (3-1, had two of these rivals behind); if stepping up from first effort has to be taken very seriously
2
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: -
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Apr 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 2/13 Only Him (¾L) 3/1 - 42
10
(11)
Naval Guard silk
Naval Guard
J: M V'Rensburg
T: P A Peter
Dam was a race winner; stable can ready one; easy enough to oppose this early in his career
Form:
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: -
Days: -
11
(1)
Groomedtowin silk
Groomedtowin
J: L Hewitson
T: S G Tarry
Didn't offer much on his debut at 20-1 at Turffontein Standside; receives age allowance
5
Age: 2
Weight: 8-11
OR: -
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Apr 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 8-10 5/15 Pino Silvestre (7L) 20/1 - 12
Verdict

Passing Shot is capable of running well while Riccardo is capable of better than his rather disappointing latest effort. But DUKE OF SUSSEX is strongly fancied to prevail. He is taken to confirm placings with Light Warrior and Silly Fella.

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Duke Of Sussex
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