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Next Vaal Racemeeting Thursday 25 November Maiden Handicap(For Maidens with 3 or more runs) Racecard

  • Channel: TRP
  • Distance: 1m 110y
Runners
17

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(7)
Grand Escape silk
Grand Escape
J: D De Gouveia
T: B Crawford
Couldn't land a blow when seventh of eight in a handicap five weeks ago (Vaal Classic) when dropped to 7f; blinkers fitted for the first time; this just his second run in a handicap; a likely player with lower class a plus
407427
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 66
Days: 37
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-5 7/8 Wine Tasting (7¾L) 91/20 66 -
17 Jul 21 Ken Kenilworth 9f Md 9-6 2/11 Universe Boss (2½L) 10/1 66 -
17 May 21 Ken Kenilworth 7f Md 9-6 4/8 Bey Suyay (3½L) 50/7 68 46
13 Apr 21 Ken Kenilworth 7f Md 9-6 7/11 Happy Aristocrat (3L) 10/1 72 49
21 Mar 21 Dur Durbanville 8f Md 9-6 10/11 Sabina's Prodigy (6½L) 5/1 - 23
30 Jan 21 Ken Kenilworth 8f Md 9-4 4/13 Wolf Man (2¾L) 73/20 - 46
2
(2)
Ra'Ed silk
Ra'Ed
J: S Brown
T: S Moffatt
Safely held in fourth last Tuesday here (1m) on his second outing for this trainer; was an encouraging second three races ago and if in the same mood should get involved
584264
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: 64
Days: 9
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 b 4/11 Global Player (5¼L) 5/1 67 26
30 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 b 6/14 Red Saxon (5¼L) 100/3 67 24
14 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f MdHc 9-6 b 2/10 Heart Of Harlem (1½L) 25/2 66 59
18 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 b 4/6 Icy Night (4L) 2/1 69 2
27 Apr 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 b 8/10 West Coast Lover (12L) 25/11 74 7
27 Mar 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 b 5/13 Infinite Wonder (4¾L) 6/4 76 15
3
(11)
My True North silk
My True North
J: Wes Marwing
T: P P Vermeulen
Well beaten seventh of 13 at Turffontein Inside last month; first run in a handicap; a big ask stepping into the unknown over new trip
5457
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 62
Days: 33
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 7/13 Courageous Cat (12½L) 25/1 64 5
3 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 5/9 Bloomington (4¾L) 25/1 - 7
6 Jun 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 4/10 Mufasa (6L) 100/7 - 16
22 May 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 5/11 Tuscan Winter (4½L) 25/1 - 46
4
(16)
Zoffany's Girl silk
Zoffany's Girl
J: K De Melo
T: M F De Kock
Left her backers (sent off at 5-1) disappointed at Turffontein Inside; difficult to oppose if replicating initial run
4
Age: 3
Weight: 9-1
OR: 63
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 4/9 Veneta (1¼L) 5/1 - -
5
(15)
Touched By Stars silk
Touched By Stars
J: M V'Rensburg
T: B Warren
Well beaten when seventh here (7f) last month; first attempt at a handicap
065447
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 61
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 b 7/16 Zeus (5L) 50/1 61 23
27 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 b 4/7 Top Wesselton (5L) 20/1 57 -
10 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 b 4/8 Never No Way (5½L) 20/3 57 24
16 Mar 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 b 5/12 Qunetra (8¼L) 22/1 - 29
25 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-6 b 6/11 Supreme Dance (10L) 66/1 - 4
19 Jan 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-4 b 11/14 Dawn Of A New Era (15L) 44/1 - -
6
(12)
Global Approach silk
Global Approach
J: K Matsunyane
T: B Crawford
Third in Kenilworth handicap, 7l off winner three months ago; running in a handicap for just the second time
976403
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: 60
Days: 100
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Aug 21 Ken Kenilworth 10f MdHc 9-4 3/9 Fly Over (6½L) 25/1 65 -
17 Jul 21 Ken Kenilworth 9f Md 9-6 11/11 Universe Boss (22L) 10/1 65 -
23 Jun 21 Ken Kenilworth 10f Md 9-6 4/12 A Good Year (7¼L) 20/1 66 -
5 Jun 21 Ken Kenilworth 12f Md 9-6 6/11 Strike Speed (4L) 17/2 - -
8 May 21 Ken Kenilworth 8f Md 9-6 7/13 Coup De Main (3¼L) 25/1 - -
13 Apr 21 Ken Kenilworth 7f Md 9-6 9/11 Happy Aristocrat (4¼L) 55/1 - 45
7
(1)
Quality Joker silk
Quality Joker
J: C Zackey
T: P A Peter
Attempts to score at the 12th time of asking; out of the frame beaten 5l (went off 20-11) at Turffontein Standside two weeks ago; first attempt at a handicap; if replicating best efforts should be on the premises
463444
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: 60
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 4/6 Track Commander (5L) 20/11 62 -
21 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 4/9 Admiral Dooley (3½L) 10/1 63 53
30 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 4/6 Invincible Wall (2¾L) 25/4 64 4
13 Sep 21 Gre Greyville 10f Md 9-6 3/8 Tales Of Us (3½L) 91/20 62 47
28 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 b 6/6 Slings And Arrows (8½L) 50/3 63 11
15 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 b 4/8 My Master (5L) 50/7 63 32
8
(14)
Mike The Pilot silk
Mike The Pilot
J: R A Venniker 6
T: S J Gray
Safely held in ninth on Saturday (Turffontein Standside); makes handicap debut; one to oppose; needs to leave previous runs behind
548379
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: 72
Days: 5
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 9/13 Quiet Rebellion (6½L) 40/1 72 5
29 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-0 7/8 Winter With Jo (16L) 10/1 - 22
22 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 3/13 Safe Passage (5½L) 200/3 - 24
8 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-6 8/10 Excellarator (6½L) 100/3 - 18
1 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-6 4/7 Big Eyed Girl (8L) 200/3 - 32
22 Jun 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-6 5/6 Alesian Chief (11L) 200/3 - 8
9
(10)
Scottadito silk
Scottadito
J: R Munger
T: C Spies
Could not manage better than fourth two weeks ago (over 7f here); been eased in the ratings by the assessor; deserves respect if replicating best efforts
324344
Age: 3
Weight: 8-9
OR: 71
Days: 16
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 7f MdHc 9-0 4/9 Princess Philippa (6L) 20/7 73 -
28 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-2 4/9 Flame Flower (5½L) 20/7 73 29
14 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f MdHc 8-11 3/10 Heart Of Harlem (1¾L) 100/33 73 53
9 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-0 4/7 Wokonda (7¾L) 4/1 73 30
9 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-2 2/5 Puff Of Smoke (3½L) 5/4 - 17
28 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 8-7 3/7 Shangani (6¼L) 20/7 - 18
10
(17)
Duke Of Rain silk
Duke Of Rain
J: K A Brewer 9
T: M N Houdalakis
Well behind Movelikejackson (sixth) last week (over 1m1f here) when finishing last of eight; first go at a handicap
5438
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: 70
Days: 9
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 9-6 8/8 This Generation (17½L) 4/1 73 -
25 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 3/11 Ocean Warrior (9¼L) 20/3 - 13
7 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-2 4/10 Another Level (3¼L) 25/4 - 18
3 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-6 5/7 Whafeef (5L) 25/1 - 35
11
(4)
Groomedtowin silk
Groomedtowin
J: S Khumalo
T: C Binda
Finished in front of several of these in a handicap two weeks ago when fourth of 13 (25-3) on first run for this trainer (over 7f here); this just his second run in a handicap; trainer in good form and must enter calculations
57834
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: 70
Days: 16
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 7f MdHc 8-9 4/13 Ablueazure (3¾L) 25/3 70 -
30 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-0 3/6 Invincible Wall (2½L) 25/3 73 -
22 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 8/13 Safe Passage (11L) 100/3 - 5
4 May 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 8-11 7/11 Duke Of Sussex (5½L) 25/2 - -
17 Apr 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 8-10 5/15 Pino Silvestre (7L) 20/1 - 12
12
(5)
Indian War Dance silk
Indian War Dance
J: P Mxoli 6
T: T Zackey
Found life tough when 15l back in sixth last week (over 1m4f here); long-standing maiden; first run in a handicap; makes little appeal
456496
Age: 3
Weight: 8-3
OR: 65
Days: 9
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 12f Md 8-11 b 6/7 Dance Partner (14½L) 4/1 68 -
25 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 10f Md 9-0 b 9/12 Mister Blue Sky (5L) 20/1 73 -
12 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 9-0 b 4/9 Motown Magic (7L) 200/3 65 -
28 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 b 6/9 Indelible (14L) 200/3 70 6
21 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 9-6 b 5/8 Sabre Rattler (2¾L) 2/1 70 -
31 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 9-0 b 4/9 Bit Of Fun (7L) 25/2 74 45
13
(9)
Thai Treat silk
Thai Treat
J: J Penny
T: A B Fortune
Not beaten that far (4l, went off 50-1, handicap) here over 7f 16 days ago; this only his second handicap outing but his official mark has taken a hike
03765
Age: 3
Weight: 8-3
OR: 63
Days: 16
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 7f MdHc 8-3 b 5/13 Ablueazure (4L) 50/1 58 -
9 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 6/7 Wokonda (17L) 20/1 62 2
9 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-2 7/9 Frontline Fighter (12½L) 5/1 - 4
24 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-6 3/6 Runaway Princess (4L) 25/4 - 27
20 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-6 10/13 Zuzan (10L) 50/1 - 2
14
(8)
Movelikejackson silk
Movelikejackson
J: C Maujean
T: F Bronkhorst
He has struggled to find his best form recently and still searching for his first win after 11 attempts; 25-1 chance when finishing sixth of eight last week here (1m1f); others perhaps more persuasive
866986
Age: 3
Weight: 8-3
OR: 62
Days: 9
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 9-6 b 6/8 This Generation (6¾L) 25/1 65 -
25 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 10f Md 9-0 b 8/12 Mister Blue Sky (2¼L) 200/3 60 -
12 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 9-0 9/9 Motown Magic (16½L) 200/3 63 -
21 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 9-6 6/8 Sabre Rattler (3¾L) 50/3 62 -
31 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 9-0 6/9 Bit Of Fun (10½L) 20/1 62 33
26 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 9f MdHc 8-3 b 8/10 Run As One (6¾L) 100/1 62 -
15
(13)
Pomodoro Hills silk
Pomodoro Hills
J: J Solomons 3
T: S G Tarry
Finished last of 13 in a handicap (over 7f here) when he was behind a few of these two weeks ago; hard enough to fancy
07770
Age: 3
Weight: 8-3
OR: 57
Days: 16
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 7f MdHc 8-3 13/13 Ablueazure (19L) 100/7 62 -
14 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f MdHc 7-13 7/10 Heart Of Harlem (6½L) 100/7 65 30
7 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-6 b 7/8 William Robertson (16L) 75/1 - 7
27 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 8-11 7/8 Signals (9½L) 25/1 - -
17 Jun 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 13/15 Anytime Champ (18L) 100/1 - -
16
(6)
Vercin Dance silk
Vercin Dance
J: J Mariba
T: P A Peter
Comfortably beaten finishing ninth in a handicap here over 7f two weeks ago in blinkers for the first time; runs for only the second time in a handicap and been eased in the ratings by the assessor
69699
Age: 3
Weight: 8-3
OR: 53
Days: 16
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 7f MdHc 8-3 b 9/13 Ablueazure (11L) 50/1 55 -
16 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 8-12 9/13 Courageous Cat (13L) 100/1 48 -
18 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-0 6/6 Icy Night (11½L) 100/3 - -
20 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-0 9/9 Super Excited (30L) 50/1 - -
1 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-6 6/7 Big Eyed Girl (12½L) 25/3 - 17
17
(3)
The Great Romantic silk
The Great Romantic
J: Reserve 1
T: L J Human
Last of ten 42 days ago at Vaal Classic; first attempt at a handicap; hard to make a case for him with something to prove on handicap debut
980
Age: 3
Weight: 8-3
OR: 48
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-2 10/10 Another Level (15L) 100/1 - -
21 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 9-6 8/8 Sabre Rattler (14L) 200/3 - -
22 May 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 9/9 I'm That Tiger (22L) 100/1 - -
Verdict

ZOFFANY'S GIRL has an obvious shout. She is open to improvement on this second start. Ra'ed is likely to give a good account but the lengthy losing run is a worry while Groomedtowin will attract market support, and Quality Joker could be vulnerable to a less exposed rival.

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Zoffany's Girl
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