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14 October 2021
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Betontab.co.za Mr 77 Handicap(Open) Racecard

  • Channel: TRP
  • Distance: 7f 110y
Runners
9

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(5)
Lion Of The Desert silk
Lion Of The Desert
J: R Danielson
T: S G Tarry
Has a progressive profile; registered first success when in front by just over 2l (Turffontein Inside) 19 days ago, finished ahead of next-time-out winner Another Level; first run in a handicap
721
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 78
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-6 1/8 Noble Striker (1L) 100/33 78 -
25 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 1/8 Another Level (2¼L) 5/9 - 34
2 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 2/9 Zanetto (hd) 100/13 - 51
10 Apr 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 7/11 Freed From Desire (11½L) 2/1 - 11
2
(1)
Sacred Lotus silk
Sacred Lotus
J: C Zackey
T: P A Peter
Ran respectably at 50-7 (Greyville Polytrack) latest, that form been boosted; potentially well treated; she is the only filly in this; this represents a step up in class but expected to be in the thick of things
780052
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 78
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-6 b 3/8 Lion Of The Desert (2L) 20/3 78 -
13 Sep 21 Gre Greyville 8f Hc 9-4 2/10 Tupelo Honey (¾L) 50/7 76 51
7 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-6 5/10 Timeforthat (1½L) 100/7 77 48
24 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-0 10/11 Golden Spoon (4¼L) 40/1 82 38
3 Apr 21 Tur Turffontein 12f 9-6 12/12 War Of Athena (83L) 100/1 82 -
11 Feb 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-8 8/11 Sparkling Water (9½L) 12/1 85 -
3
(2)
Ushuaia silk
Ushuaia
J: J Solomons 3
T: S G Tarry
Was sixth of seven, beaten 6l, in a handicap when dropped back to 1m2f (Turffontein Standside) in June; been eased in the ratings by the assessor
153206
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 78
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-3 7/8 Lion Of The Desert (6¼L) 25/2 78 -
26 Jun 21 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 8-6 6/7 Trend Master (5¾L) 20/3 81 50
8 May 21 Tur Turffontein 12f 8-7 10/12 Zeal And Zest (17L) 50/9 81 -
8 Apr 21 Vaa Vaal 12f Hc 8-8 2/11 Afraad (½L) 83/20 78 31
13 Mar 21 Tur Turffontein 10f 8-8 3/11 Pamushana's Pride (hd) 25/1 77 45
16 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 8-3 5/8 Pamushana's Pride (3¾L) 11/1 77 -
4
(8)
River Jordan silk
River Jordan
J: J R Syster
T: S G Tarry
Was seventh of eight, beaten 11l, in a handicap two weeks ago here; been generally quiet since successful in a handicap at Turffontein Standside in December; is passed over
-99767
Age: 6
Weight: 9-6
OR: 77
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-6 b 5/8 Lion Of The Desert (4¼L) 20/1 77 -
30 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-3 b 7/8 Noble Striker (11L) 100/7 77 -
1 Apr 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-4 b 6/12 Governors Glory (4½L) 14/1 78 58
2 Mar 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-6 b 7/10 Storm Commander (1¾L) 15/1 79 56
26 Jan 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-5 b 9/11 Banha Bridge (6¼L) 15/1 79 -
2 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-1 b 9/10 Secrets Of Maya (9¼L) 10/1 79 12
5
(4)
Euro Cent silk
Euro Cent
J: M Yeni
T: P A Peter
Finished seventh dropped back to 6f in a handicap in July; competes off a lower mark; hard enough to fancy given likely stiffer task
3-1397
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: 76
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-4 8/8 Lion Of The Desert (11L) 25/4 76 -
1 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 6f NvHc 9-6 7/10 Informative (2½L) 5/1 78 49
24 Apr 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-11 9/9 Back To Black (5¾L) 23/15 78 -
30 Mar 21 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-0 3/8 Willow Express (¾L) 12/1 78 52
2 Jan 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-4 1/10 Moon Jumper () 2/1 78 18
8 Dec 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-4 3/11 Stone Cold (5L) 14/10 80 5
6
(3)
Funky Music silk
Funky Music
J: S Khumalo
T: A B Fortune
Produced an encouraging effort (runner-up of nine, beaten just under 2l) in a handicap (Turffontein Inside) 42 days ago, the first franked the form since; has won here; competing off a higher mark; has to be respected
123242
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: 76
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-0 b 2/9 Val D'Orcia (1¾L) 25/7 75 31
24 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-5 b 4/8 Psycho King (6L) 25/11 76 81
5 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-9 b 2/7 Fromheretoeternity (3L) 20/11 76 48
29 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-0 b 3/13 Imperial Master (¾L) 25/3 76 61
24 Jun 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-8 b 2/14 Stormy Winter (2¼L) 25/7 76 55
1 Jun 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-6 b 1/11 El Romiachi (1¾L) 5/3 73 -
7
(7)
Stop For Nothing silk
Stop For Nothing
J: S Brown
T: S Moffatt
Has won here before but largely disappointing since successful in a handicap at Vaal Classic in April; soundly beaten when ninth in a handicap at Turffontein Inside last month; handicapper easing the burden; others appeal more despite this looking a little easier than last time
577849
Age: 5
Weight: 9-3
OR: 74
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-3 b 6/8 Lion Of The Desert (6L) 10/1 74 -
18 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-11 b 9/11 Back To Black (10½L) 50/3 76 29
19 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-3 b 4/7 Twin Turbo (1½L) 50/3 77 17
29 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-5 b 8/13 Imperial Master (6½L) 200/3 79 45
15 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-6 b 7/11 Supreme Dance (7¾L) 50/9 80 68
27 Jun 21 Gre Greyville 8f 9-2 b 7/8 Copper Mountain (8¼L) 100/1 80 25
8
(9)
Riccardo silk
Riccardo
J: C Maujean
T: D Sham
Has won here in the past; behind Noble Striker here (handicap) finishing third at 100-7 (beaten 5l) last month; a likely player
410163
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 74
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-2 b 4/8 Lion Of The Desert (3L) 10/1 74 -
30 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-2 b 3/8 Noble Striker (5L) 100/7 74 -
11 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-5 b 6/7 Cleveland (4½L) 25/1 74 46
2 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-6 b 1/12 Dark Travel (1¼L) 40/1 68 43
20 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-2 b 15/16 Belle Of Belize (15L) 40/1 68 5
13 May 21 Vaa Vaal 7f MdHc 8-12 b 1/11 Grace From Above (2¼L) 10/3 64 -
9
(6)
Noble Striker silk
Noble Striker
J: R Munger
T: C Spies
Gained a just under 2l success in a handicap last month (over 7f here) when accounting for two of these; handicapper increases the burden
705521
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: 87
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-0 2/8 Lion Of The Desert (1L) 25/11 87 -
30 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-8 1/8 Flying Grace (1¾L) 91/20 83 -
25 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-2 2/7 City By The Sea (2¼L) 10/1 83 -
27 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-6 5/10 Money Fighter (2½L) 25/2 83 49
10 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-4 5/7 Rain In Holland (8¼L) 50/3 - 44
12 Jun 21 Gre Greyville 7f 9-2 11/11 Cosmic Highway (8L) 100/1 - 39
Verdict

This looks a competitive race but FUNKY MUSIC gets the nod. He has seen the form of his latest run well advertised and has been successful at this track before. Sacred Lotus is a big threat, Riccardo isn't out of it, and Noble Striker is respected although overcoming a ratings rise could be tricky.

Verdict silk image
Funky Music
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