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4 January 2022
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  • Channel: TRP
  • Distance: 1m
Runners
15

Type
Flat

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(4)
Ablueazure silk
Ablueazure
J: W Kennedy
T: P A Peter
Seemed to find life tough (beaten 5½l into seventh) at Vaal last month; winner of a handicap two starts ago and too soon to write him off; is capable of making an impact
65517-
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: 78
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-2 7/19 Waqaas (5½L) 100/7 78 46
2 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 7f MdHc 8-9 1/13 West Point (1¾L) 4/1 70 -
6 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 8-11 5/9 Pride Of Paris (5½L) 5/1 - 25
20 Jun 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 5/10 Starrywinternight (4¼L) 100/7 - 48
22 May 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 6/9 I'm That Tiger (5L) 5/1 - 5
2
(8)
Secret Is Ours silk
Secret Is Ours
J: M Khan
T: P A Peter
Sole career win came on all-weather; finished sixth, beaten a fair distance, in a stakes race two months ago (Turffontein Inside) upped to 1m5f; first run for trainer; looks likely to be involved as finished third at Vaal Classic in October
78436-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 71
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 13f 9-6 6/8 Masaaken (5L) 20/3 71 32
21 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-1 3/9 Blue Moon City (2½L) 25/11 72 -
30 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 9f 9-6 4/11 Senescence (3L) 5/4 72 -
25 Jul 21 Sco Scottsville 9f Hc 9-0 8/12 Willow's Wish (5¼L) 50/3 75 30
16 Jun 21 Sco Scottsville 8f Hc 9-2 7/15 Spring High (3¼L) 25/2 76 74
25 Apr 21 Gre Greyville 10f Hc 9-2 4/11 Querari's Cowboy (1¾L) 25/3 77 59
3
(12)
Little Rain silk
Little Rain
J: M Yeni
T: B/Y Botes / Vosloo
On a lengthy losing run; didn't run too badly when out of the frame at Turffontein Standside (beaten just over 3l at 20-1) last month; has posted some fair efforts in defeat and wouldn't rule out a big run
20854-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-2
OR: 70
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Dec 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-0 b 4/13 Mckenna Skye (3¼L) 20/1 70 45
15 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-5 b 5/13 Dancing Arabian (1¾L) 20/1 73 57
19 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-1 b 8/12 I Dream Of Genie (6½L) 25/1 75 39
11 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-6 10/14 Marigold Hotel (5L) 50/9 75 45
19 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-1 2/5 Pin Up (3L) 25/2 75 40
3 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-6 4/12 Now You See Me (7½L) 20/1 76 30
4
(2)
Anatura silk
Anatura
J: S Khumalo
T: S J Gray
Tenth of 12 last month at Turffontein Standside; easy enough to take on
75100-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-2
OR: 69
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Dec 21 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 8-4 b 10/12 Keepingthepeace (9L) 100/3 69 -
7 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-5 b 13/13 Rabia The Rebel (20L) 20/1 69 -
15 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 10f Hc 9-1 b 1/11 Bella Swan (¾L) 50/7 66 32
2 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-2 b 5/13 Definitely Maybe (1¼L) 17/2 68 -
28 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-7 b 7/15 Rosaprima (8L) 40/1 68 25
7 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-6 b 8/13 Tinder Dry (4¾L) 100/3 68 30
5
(11)
Lady Calavera silk
Lady Calavera
J: D Schwarz
T: P P Labuschagne
Beaten just under 4l when eighth of 14 but didn't run badly at 50-3 last month (Vaal, dropped to 7½f); has winning form at this course; she can make a bold bid
60838-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 68
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-8 8/14 Golden Aspen (3¾L) 50/3 69 -
7 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-4 3/13 Rabia The Rebel (1¾L) 25/1 69 25
18 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-10 8/12 Raiseahallelujah (9L) 40/1 72 27
28 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-12 12/15 Rosaprima (13½L) 100/3 74 11
7 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-7 6/9 Rock You (5¼L) 4/1 74 24
16 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 8-9 2/5 Eliud (6L) 100/3 74 33
6
(5)
Purple Shadow silk
Purple Shadow
J: J Gates
T: C Binda
Finished 11th of 12 on Thursday at Vaal; recorded her sole career win on all-weather; can be taken on
77190-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 68
Days: 5
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-2 11/12 Euro Cent (10½L) 200/3 68 25
1 Jun 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-7 9/11 Funky Music (9¾L) 50/1 72 -
3 Mar 21 Gre Greyville 7f Md 9-6 1/12 Umkhomazi (¾L) 20/1 58 34
9 Feb 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-1 7/10 Mauby (17½L) 16/1 65 -
5 Jan 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-4 7/10 Traveling Wilbury (13½L) 25/1 70 1
17 Dec 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 8-11 7/15 Victor Lazlo (10L) 25/1 73 19
7
(9)
Catchthegreenlight silk
Catchthegreenlight
J: G Lerena
T: F P Habib
Upped to 1m2f (Vaal) in November when 20-1 seventh of 13; if replicating best efforts likely to be involved
00297-
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
OR: 73
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-2 p 7/13 Samuel Salt (3¾L) 20/1 75 -
28 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 9-4 p 9/12 Jet Cat (4¼L) 25/3 75 42
14 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-3 p 2/8 Corvette Captain (shd) 100/3 74 57
19 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-12 10/13 Midnight Gem (12L) 40/1 79 27
6 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-9 b 11/11 Now You See Me (23L) 25/1 82 -
1 Jun 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-12 9/11 Encore (8L) 100/7 82 -
8
(15)
Dark Travel silk
Dark Travel
J: R Munger
T: B Webber
No wins at this trip but has won here in the past; creditable third (draw was no help, over this trip, Turffontein Standside) on New Year's Day in front of Kapama; capable of making an impact
6372-3
Age: 4
Weight: 8-11
OR: 67
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-11 3/10 Flame Flower (1¼L) 17/2 67 54
14 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-9 2/14 Rose Willow (2¼L) 100/33 67 -
9 Dec 21 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-11 7/16 Willow Lane (3¾L) 25/4 67 46
15 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-12 3/13 Dancing Arabian (snk) 4/1 67 59
2 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-1 6/13 Definitely Maybe (2L) 4/1 67 -
21 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-6 1/11 Mckenna Skye (1L) 5/4 64 -
9
(1)
Golden Tune silk
Golden Tune
J: C Habib
T: D Nieuwenhuizen
Found life tough when 12l back in eighth (over this trip, Vaal) 12 days ago; makes limited appeal
61708-
Age: 5
Weight: 8-11
OR: 60
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-7 8/12 Elusive Swann (12L) 200/3 62 -
11 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-2 10/11 Timbavati River (6½L) 200/3 62 25
25 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-11 7/7 City By The Sea (13L) 12/1 62 -
22 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-7 1/11 The Cambo (2L) 20/1 56 44
5 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-0 6/7 Fromheretoeternity (9¼L) 75/1 62 16
20 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-6 12/16 Belle Of Belize (9¼L) 200/3 62 23
10
(7)
On The Warpath silk
On The Warpath
J: D B Geerthsen 9
T: G J Maroun
Well beaten behind the eighth, Golden Tune, (Vaal, this trip, handicap) last month making debut for this handler when 39l last of 12; only win came on all-weather; passed over
45100-
Age: 3
Weight: 8-7
OR: 68
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-9 b 12/12 Elusive Swann (39L) 40/1 68 -
10 Dec 21 Fvw Fairview 8f Hc 8-7 b 11/14 Wangan Midnight (10½L) 25/2 68 12
23 Nov 21 Fvw Fairview 8f Md 9-2 b 1/8 Super Fun (¾L) 50/3 68 42
19 Nov 21 Fvw Fairview 7f Md 9-2 b 5/11 Jaquar Cat (3L) 10/1 68 30
12 Nov 21 Fvw Fairview 6f Md 8-12 b 4/6 Rock Garden (6L) 100/3 68 37
5 Nov 21 Fvw Fairview 8f MdHc 9-3 b 6/14 Grace From Above (6¼L) 17/2 70 -
11
(13)
Silly Fella silk
Silly Fella
J: K A Brewer 9
T: F Bronkhorst
Creditable effort to finish fifth (Vaal) last month on his second outing for this trainer; largely disappointing since successful in a maiden plate at Vaal six months ago
89975-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 58
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-0 b 5/16 Midnight Badger (2¼L) 100/3 60 38
9 Dec 21 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 9-1 b 7/14 Frontline Fighter (2½L) 40/1 61 42
22 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 7f NvHc 8-10 b 9/10 Midnight Caller (12L) 100/3 66 47
19 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-2 b 9/13 Midnight Gem (10L) 25/2 66 33
5 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 6f NvHc 8-11 b 8/10 Grappler (8¼L) 25/2 69 36
20 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-6 b 11/16 Belle Of Belize (9¼L) 100/3 70 29
12
(6)
Cherokee Chief silk
Cherokee Chief
J: K Matsunyane
T: A Nassif
Managed only one win; finished fifth, beaten a fair way (Vaal) last month; one to oppose
66705-
Age: 5
Weight: 8-7
OR: 51
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 8-3 5/10 Platinum Sky (6¼L) 75/1 51 21
18 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 7-13 11/17 Elusive Swann (11½L) 100/3 54 -
16 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 9f NvHc 8-4 b 7/7 Aragosta (20L) 50/1 55 -
24 May 21 Gre Greyville 10f Hc 8-5 b 6/11 Command Control (5¾L) 20/1 56 42
26 Apr 21 Gre Greyville 7f Hc 8-12 b 6/10 Precious Love (3L) 17/1 58 -
4 Apr 21 Sco Scottsville 8f Hc 8-6 11/14 Contrail (5½L) 30/1 59 -
13
(14)
Rose Willow silk
Rose Willow
J: J R Syster
T: B Webber
No winning form at this distance; she accounted for three of these rivals last month at Vaal, getting the job done by just over 2l; should get involved
32771-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-3
OR: 59
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-9 1/14 Dark Travel (2¼L) 20/1 54 -
18 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 8f NvHc 8-3 7/14 Zeus (16L) 100/7 56 -
15 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-3 7/13 Dancing Arabian (2½L) 100/7 56 44
2 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-3 2/13 Definitely Maybe (½L) 25/2 56 -
21 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 7-13 3/8 Monashada (3L) 25/2 55 55
7 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-6 10/13 Tinder Dry (6L) 20/1 56 11
14
(3)
Speechmaker silk
Speechmaker
J: M V'Rensburg
T: H E Adamson
Fair third of 14 at Vaal 21 days ago just over 3l behind Rose Willow; recorded sole career win when competing on all-weather
48683-
Age: 5
Weight: 8-3
OR: 52
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-8 b 3/14 Rose Willow (3¼L) 50/3 53 -
15 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-5 b 8/13 Dancing Arabian (2¾L) 25/1 54 44
6 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-3 b 6/9 Fromheretoeternity (5L) 40/1 53 41
21 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 7-12 b 8/11 Dark Travel (4¾L) 50/3 53 -
4 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-9 b 4/10 Meet The Captain (7¼L) 50/3 54 36
30 Sep 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-3 b 4/11 Mitch Got His Wish (2½L) 100/3 54 -
15
(10)
Kapama silk
Kapama
J: N Klink
T: B Webber
Respectable effort finishing sixth (beaten 2½l, Turffontein Standside) running over this trip on New Year's Day; has winning form at this course but recent form leaves something to be desired; good record under N Klink (partnership reunited here)
9960-6
Age: 6
Weight: 8-3
OR: 51
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-3 6/10 Flame Flower (2½L) 100/3 51 41
20 Dec 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-5 10/13 Mckenna Skye (6¾L) 100/3 52 30
14 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-7 6/14 Rose Willow (5¼L) 50/7 52 -
15 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-3 9/13 Dancing Arabian (2¾L) 25/1 52 43
21 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 7-12 9/11 Dark Travel (5L) 50/3 52 -
7 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-5 7/13 Tinder Dry (4½L) 20/3 54 16
Verdict

SECRET IS OURS can prevail. He is bidding for a second success at this distance and can show that a below-par effort last time was just a blip. However, this is an open affair; Dark Travel should give a good account of herself even though she has gone a while without winning, while Little Rain and Ablueazure may have their stamina stretched over this distance.

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Secret Is Ours
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