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12 January 2023
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Racehorse Owners Association Graduation Plate(For 1 & 2 Time Winners & Maidens) Racecard

  • Channel: SIS
  • Distance: 5f
Runners
7

Type
Flat

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(2)
Swing Upon A Star silk
Swing Upon A Star
J: G Lerena
T: S G Tarry
Not disgraced in third at 7-1 in a graduation plate in November (Turffontein Standside) on his second outing for this trainer; yard in good form and one to be interested in
23123-
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: 106
Days: 67
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 3/6 Tamarisk Tree (4¼L) 7/1 106 82
15 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 2/10 Moonshiningthrough (2¼L) 10/1 106 65
30 Jul 22 Gre Greyville 6f 9-6 1/11 Sun Blushed (shd) 14/1 - 74
18 Jul 22 Gre Greyville 8f 9-6 3/7 Countdown (5¾L) 6/4 - 32
27 Jun 22 Gre Greyville 7f Hc 8-4 2/9 Runaway Song (2¼L) 4/1 85 72
1 Jun 22 Gre Greyville 7f Md 9-6 1/12 Famous And Rich (1¾L) 4/1 - 54
2
(1)
Karangetang silk
Karangetang
J: K De Melo
T: J J Van Vuuren
Beaten narrowly at 15-2 (Vaal, this trip, non-black type race) last month; form is given substance by race throwing up a next-time-out winner; plenty of appeal as trainer form (5-19 last 14 days) a positive
50332-
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: 104
Days: 33
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 5f 9-6 e/s 2/8 Taikonaut (hd) 15/2 102 85
3 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-4 3/7 Constable (4¼L) 9/4 107 45
29 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Md 9-2 3/5 Far Away Winter (3½L) 6/4 109 44
4 Jun 22 Sco Scottsville 6f 9-6 10/12 Thunderstruck (6½L) 10/1 - 52
30 Apr 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-6 5/9 Miss Cool (6½L) 14/10 - 51
26 Mar 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-3 1/6 River Queraress (½L) 77/100 - -
3
(7)
Mescal silk
Mescal
J: M K Katjedi 6
T: F Bronkhorst
On a losing run; well held eighth of nine on Tuesday at Turffontein Standside
3424-8
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: 77
Days: 2
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Jan 23 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-9 8/9 Arbitrator (13L) 14/1 77 5
15 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-5 4/8 Melech (6½L) 11/2 78 44
1 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-2 2/13 Timbavati River (2¼L) 6/1 78 54
17 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-3 4/8 Tsar Bomba (4L) 25/1 76 -
27 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-4 3/10 Chyavana (2½L) 50/1 76 42
6 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-6 8/10 Samuel Salt (6L) 16/1 78 31
4
(4)
Highest Honour silk
Highest Honour
J: D Schwarz
T: J J Van Vuuren
Had something to spare at the finish when winning here over 6f, getting off the mark 18 months ago; long absence to overcome
31/
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
OR: 84
Days: 534
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-9 1/7 Bonnaroo (4¼L) 25/3 - 72
1 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-6 3/6 Waya Yire (2L) 25/1 - 30
5
(6)
Mandalay silk
Mandalay
J: J P v'd Merwe
T: S M Naidoo
Claimed a first CD win two months ago when successful by a head; not discounted
55321-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
OR: 63
Days: 58
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-1 1/10 Fiddleronthecliffs (hd) 5/2 63 19
4 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-1 2/10 Miss Soho (shd) 33/10 60 28
22 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Md 9-6 3/9 Don't Tell Ash (2½L) 9/2 60 22
25 Aug 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Md 9-1 b 5/7 Existentialist (12½L) 10/1 64 7
5 Aug 22 Gre Greyville 5f Md 9-6 b 5/8 Rose Velvet (3¾L) 25/1 64 34
19 Jun 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Md 8-11 b 5/8 Daisy Buchanan (3½L) 5/2 67 54
6
(5)
Egyptian King silk
Egyptian King
J: C Maujean
T: J J Van Vuuren
Dam was a race winner; trainer has fine record with debutants at this distance; inexperience a possible drawback so a look at the betting is advised
Form:
Age: 3
Weight: 8-7
OR: -
Days: -
7
(3)
Exhale silk
Exhale
J: J Greyling
T: J J Van Vuuren
Trainer has fine record with debutants at this distance; dam was a race winner; remains to be seen whether he'll be clued up enough to get off the mark at the first attempt - needs market confidence to make him of interest
Form:
Age: 3
Weight: 8-7
OR: -
Days: -
Verdict

CD winner Mandalay is respected while Swing Upon A Star is one to be interested in. But KARANGETANG looks set for a big run. He has seen the form of his latest run well advertised and must have every chance over a distance that suits.

Verdict silk image
Karangetang
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