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6 January 2022
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Ra Tops Up Feature Race Stakes 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
(1)
Elusive Current silk
Elusive Current
J: W Kennedy
T: P A Peter
A long time since she saw any reward for her efforts; creditable runner-up in a handicap (dropped back to this trip) at Turffontein Standside last month on first outing for new trainer; edging up the ratings; big chance as trainer form (9-43 last 14 days) a positive
44462-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-8
OR: 90
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Dec 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-5 2/7 Prince Of Fire (1L) 50/7 87 61
17 Oct 21 Gre Greyville 10f Hc 9-6 6/6 Aquae Sulis (5¼L) 10/1 90 46
22 Sep 21 Gre Greyville 7f Hc 9-3 b 4/11 Jackson Wells (1¼L) 17/2 92 62
29 Aug 21 Gre Greyville 8f Hc 9-7 b 4/10 Glory Days (3L) 25/3 92 50
11 Jul 21 Sco Scottsville 8f Hc 9-6 b 4/8 Meet At The George (1¼L) 4/1 92 47
16 Jun 21 Sco Scottsville 6f Hc 9-7 b 14/16 Antigonus (11L) 50/3 92 42
2
(10)
Fantastical silk
Fantastical
J: S Khumalo
T: A G Laird
Not beaten too far at 10-1 when seventh of nine at Turffontein Standside running over this trip last month; a course winner; this looks tougher but deserves respect
113/7-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 88
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Dec 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-8 7/9 Hedwig (4¾L) 10/1 88 58
19 Dec 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-8 3/6 Way Of The World (2L) 6/4 91 33
24 Nov 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-7 1/13 Burnt Jasper () 33/20 87 53
26 Sep 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-0 1/11 Lucy Belle (3L) 16/1 - 26
3
(4)
Ballon D'Or silk
Ballon D'Or
J: D Schwarz
T: D Sham
Safely held in seventh in a handicap on debut for this trainer at Turffontein Inside two months ago
23617-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-5
OR: 87
Days: 56
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-11 b 7/8 Eskimo Pie (5¾L) 25/2 87 48
28 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-2 b 1/6 Back To Black (¾L) 25/11 84 60
7 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-11 b 6/7 Captain Hindsight (3¼L) 2/1 84 60
6 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-0 b 3/9 Sea Ways (nk) 91/20 83 58
14 Jun 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-6 b 2/8 The Contractor (shd) 10/3 81 70
6 May 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-12 4/11 Royal Wulff (1½L) 25/1 81 63
4
(12)
Rock Of Africa silk
Rock Of Africa
J: J Gates
T: E Verdonese
Has not been in the winners' enclosure for a while now and consistency hasn't been his strong suit; couldn't land a blow when ninth of ten in a handicap here (7½f) last month; has been dropped in the weights; he can be taken on despite this looking a little easier than last time
53279-
Age: 8
Weight: 9-2
OR: 84
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-10 b 9/10 Theory Of Flight (5½L) 5/1 87 -
11 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-8 b 7/13 Bowie (8L) 100/7 87 -
18 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-2 b 2/9 Theory Of Flight (1L) 25/3 87 49
28 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-6 b 3/9 Captain Hindsight (2¼L) 50/3 87 42
9 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-2 b 5/10 Val D'Orcia (2L) 100/3 87 52
7 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-1 b 2/7 Captain Hindsight (nk) 5/1 87 73
5
(8)
Nordic Rebel silk
Nordic Rebel
J: C Habib
T: E Verdonese
Had two of these in arrears when in front by 1l 14 days ago here (handicap), ending losing run; now off a higher mark; should give it a good shot despite having more on his plate
65551-
Age: 8
Weight: 9-0
OR: 82
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-5 1/9 Bey Suyay (1L) 91/20 79 -
11 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-3 5/13 Bowie (7¼L) 50/3 82 -
18 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-10 5/9 Theory Of Flight (3L) 50/7 84 41
16 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-5 5/10 Eskimo Pie (3¼L) 100/3 87 38
22 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-4 6/7 Foreign Field (2¾L) 25/1 88 31
7 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-3 3/7 Captain Hindsight (1L) 100/13 89 72
6
(14)
Suited Connector silk
Suited Connector
J: M Khan
T: P A Peter
Seemed to find life tough (beaten just over 5l into fifth) last month here (7½f); second at Vaal 42 days ago and should go well
24525-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-11
OR: 80
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-3 5/20 Stone Cold (5¼L) 40/1 78 -
25 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-4 2/11 Fromheretoeternity (¾L) 50/9 78 64
9 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 7f 8-6 5/6 Sparkling Water (13L) 25/1 81 24
11 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-1 4/7 Cleveland (3L) 23/15 83 57
24 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-8 2/8 Psycho King (½L) 91/20 79 104
3 Aug 21 Vaa Vaal 7f NvHc 9-8 4/12 Florida Keys (3¾L) 5/2 79 43
7
(7)
Battleoftrafalgar silk
Battleoftrafalgar
J: K Matsunyane
T: M F De Kock
Not beaten too far at 100-7 when sixth of seven in a handicap (over 6f here) last Thursday; has won here and potentially well treated; should be in the mix with lower class a plus
67476-
Age: 5
Weight: 8-9
OR: 78
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-3 6/7 Smorgasbord (4½L) 100/7 78 53
9 Dec 21 Tur Turffontein 5f 8-11 7/15 Marengo (5½L) 123/8 82 49
23 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-2 4/7 Sea Virescent (4¼L) 10/1 87 -
7 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-2 7/7 Captain Hindsight (21L) 50/3 88 -
24 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-5 6/6 Bowie (7¼L) 50/3 92 39
1 Jun 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 9-6 6/7 Al Sakeet (8¾L) 100/7 94 39
8
(2)
King's Crusade silk
King's Crusade
J: J Mariba
T: J A Soma
Creditable effort when 200-3 third at Turffontein Inside on his first start for this trainer three months ago
15083-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
OR: 77
Days: 89
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 7f 8-7 3/10 Val D'Orcia (1¾L) 200/3 77 48
16 May 21 Gre Greyville 8f Hc 9-6 8/14 Al's My Daddy (6¾L) 100/3 81 46
31 Mar 21 Sco Scottsville 8f Hc 8-6 b 13/14 Karoo Lark (11L) 25/1 81 21
10 Mar 21 Gre Greyville 7f Hc 9-2 b 5/11 Master Of Destiny (3L) 21/4 81 49
7 Feb 21 Sco Scottsville 8f Hc 8-10 1/15 Sea Master (1¼L) 13/2 78 65
24 Jan 21 Sco Scottsville 8f Hc 8-3 6/13 Spring Fling (4½L) 7/1 81 -
9
(11)
Bey Suyay silk
Bey Suyay
J: M Yeni
T: B/Y Botes / Vosloo
Turned in a solid effort in defeat last month, when runner-up (handicap) behind Nordic Rebel (over 7½f here); a long time since his last win; more on his plate but he's an attractive contender
52242-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 76
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-2 b 2/9 Nordic Rebel (1L) 5/1 76 -
14 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-2 b 4/7 Earl (3¼L) 25/11 76 50
18 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 8f NvHc 9-6 b 2/14 Zeus (4¼L) 2/1 76 44
11 Nov 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-2 b 2/9 Little Prince (nk) 25/3 76 60
25 Aug 21 Ken Kenilworth 8f Hc 9-2 b 5/10 Abraham Lincoln (5¾L) 50/9 77 19
14 Aug 21 Ken Kenilworth 8f Hc 9-2 b 2/6 Destin (nk) 20/3 77 47
10
(13)
Waqaas silk
Waqaas
J: D De Gouveia
T: F P Habib
Aiming for a second CD win after his success here 30 days ago; ought to be competitive despite this step up in class
53141-
Age: 6
Weight: 8-7
OR: 76
Days: 30
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-5 1/19 After Hours (2¼L) 91/20 71 69
18 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-5 4/17 Elusive Swann (4L) 91/20 71 30
25 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-5 1/7 Theroseofbecharre (1¼L) 100/33 65 -
12 Oct 21 Vaa Vaal 9f 9-2 3/9 Blue Moon City (3L) 50/3 65 84
3 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-0 b 5/7 Clafoutis (7¼L) 50/9 68 19
11 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 7-13 b 5/7 Cleveland (4L) 50/3 70 46
11
(9)
Snorting Bull silk
Snorting Bull
J: N Klink
T: S W Kenny
Has won here before; finished last dropped back to 1m2f (handicap) 499 days ago (Vaal Classic); not seen for some time now; not likely to get competitive as facing a tougher assignment this time
/0000/
Age: 7
Weight: 8-6
OR: 75
Days: 499
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-5 12/12 African Adventure (23L) 33/1 79 -
30 Jul 20 Vaa Vaal 12f 8-12 10/14 Dance Class (12½L) 22/1 81 -
16 Jul 20 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-0 13/13 Defy Gravity (8L) 20/1 82 32
25 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-2 12/12 Akwaan (12L) 13/1 82 36
16 Nov 19 Tur Turffontein 12f 9-6 6/10 Fact (2¼L) 8/1 85 -
31 Oct 19 Vaa Vaal 9f 9-2 5/13 Captain Flynt (2L) 12/1 85 -
12
(6)
Duke Of Sussex silk
Duke Of Sussex
J: C Maujean
T: M N Houdalakis
Has won here before; held in eighth (handicap, Turffontein Inside) in July; returns from a layoff; dropping in the weights
21158-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-4
OR: 73
Days: 173
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-3 8/13 Super Handsome (6L) 5/1 75 35
3 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-7 5/8 Great Warrior (4½L) 23/15 76 64
18 May 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-0 1/16 Dawn Of A New Era (¾L) 15/4 72 49
4 May 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 1/11 Grimaldi (2¼L) 8/11 - -
14 Apr 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 2/13 Only Him (¾L) 3/1 - 42
13
(5)
Power Ranger silk
Power Ranger
J: K De Melo
T: M F De Kock
Has won here; 2l fourth to the reopposing Nordic Rebel in a handicap when not beaten too far last month (over 7½f here); been eased in the ratings by the assessor; more on his plate but one to be interested in
18594-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-3
OR: 70
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-10 4/9 Nordic Rebel (2L) 25/4 71 -
11 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-3 b 9/20 Stone Cold (7¾L) 25/1 71 -
18 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 8f NvHc 9-3 b 5/14 Zeus (14L) 25/4 73 6
1 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 8f 9-6 8/12 El Romiachi (4¾L) 5/4 73 35
3 Jun 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 1/13 Fast Draw (1¼L) 5/4 - 61
22 May 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 2/11 Tuscan Winter (2½L) 20/7 - 53
14
(3)
Hidden Agenda silk
Hidden Agenda
J: K A Brewer 9
T: S W Kenny
No wins at this distance and a while since he has been in the winners' enclosure; found life tough when 7l back in fifth in a handicap (Turffontein Inside) 474 days ago with blinkers refitted; not seen for some time now; hard to make a case for him with this looking tougher than last time
84345/
Age: 10
Weight: 8-3
OR: 68
Days: 474
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Sep 20 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-10 b 5/8 Category Four (6¾L) 8/1 74 54
17 Sep 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-8 4/15 Shabba Ranks (5½L) 9/2 74 35
25 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 9-0 3/12 African Adventure (3¾L) 14/1 74 51
8 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-11 4/13 Category Four (3L) 9/1 75 43
2 Aug 20 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-3 8/13 Lone Survivor (5½L) 18/1 77 37
25 Jun 20 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-10 5/12 Akwaan (3½L) 15/1 77 60
Verdict

Bey Suyay is one for the shortlist even if the losing run tempers enthusiasm but ELUSIVE CURRENT looks a solid choice. Fantastical is taken to mount a serious challenge, and Power Ranger has run well previously over this course and distance.

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Elusive Current
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