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12 January 2023
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Next Vaal Racemeeting Tuesday 17 January Mr 72 Handicap(Open) Racecard

  • Channel: SIS
  • Distance: 6f
Runners
12

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(12)
Cool Winter silk
Cool Winter
J: K De Melo
T: M F De Kock
Finished ninth of 12 beaten 6l over C&D last Thursday; managed only one win; no surprise to see him go well
6665-9
Age: 3
Weight: 9-7
OR: 80
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-11 9/12 Lollapalooza (5¾L) 17/2 80 42
8 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 8-11 5/6 Tanganga (3½L) 8/1 85 52
3 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 8-11 6/11 Umthombo Wolwazi (6L) 10/1 85 59
22 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 8-9 6/6 Total Protection (28L) 14/1 90 -
10 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 7-10 6/8 Sheldon (5L) 28/10 92 53
16 Jun 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-1 b 3/7 Magic Tattoo (1¾L) 6/4 - -
2
(7)
Meteoric silk
Meteoric
J: G Pieterse
T: R Klaasen
All three wins around this trip; creditable effort at 16-1 in a handicap 28 days ago over C&D; raised a fair amount in the weights; ought to be competitive with lower class a plus
78932-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 72
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-3 b 2/8 Melech (¾L) 16/1 63 63
3 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-8 b 3/10 Queen Of Smoke (1¾L) 25/2 63 61
17 Oct 22 Gre Greyville 6f Hc 9-1 b 9/10 Noble Storm (5¾L) 15/4 63 34
22 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 8-12 b 8/10 Mythical Dream (8L) 10/1 63 28
1 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-1 b 7/11 Cocoa Hill (5L) 25/2 63 40
25 Jul 22 Gre Greyville 6f Hc 8-0 b 1/8 Green Dream (shd) 7/1 59 56
3
(6)
Pinch Hit silk
Pinch Hit
J: G Lerena
T: F Bronkhorst
Gave good account (Turffontein Standside) last month; likely to be involved
05523-
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: 77
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-6 b 3/8 Dark Tide (2L) 4/1 77 -
10 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-2 b 2/10 Second Breath (1¾L) 13/2 76 39
1 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-2 b 5/14 Esquevelle (3L) 8/1 76 56
18 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-2 b 5/16 Ramchandani Road (3¼L) 25/1 78 50
15 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 8-12 10/10 Moonshiningthrough (13½L) 75/1 83 20
4 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 7-12 12/14 Gallic Tribe (13L) 25/1 83 -
4
(9)
Tillieangus silk
Tillieangus
J: J Greyling
T: B Webber
Potentially well treated on his best form but has not been in the winners' enclosure for a while now; was held in ninth (handicap) 413 days ago (Vaal); has a long absence to overcome; dropping in class but hard to see him taking this
53989/
Age: 6
Weight: 9-4
OR: 70
Days: 413
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-1 9/11 Fromheretoeternity (8L) 40/1 75 35
7 Aug 21 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-0 8/8 Super Agra (22L) 25/4 75 -
22 Jul 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-6 9/10 Oyster King (6¼L) 25/7 75 7
6 Jul 21 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-6 3/7 Foreign Field (2¾L) 10/1 75 52
29 Jun 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-1 5/7 Vaseem (2¼L) 100/3 75 55
10 Jun 21 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-6 5/8 Forever Mine (3¾L) 100/3 75 -
5
(4)
Defender Of Rights silk
Defender Of Rights
J: R Simons
T: S T Pettigrew
Didn't run too badly when out of the frame at Turffontein Standside (beaten 4½l at 33-10) last month; has been dropped by the handicapper; likely to take plenty of beating despite this step up in class
45835-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 67
Days: 40
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
3 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-3 b 5/8 Paschals Samore (4½L) 33/10 69 17
20 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-1 b 3/14 Reny (4¾L) 17/2 69 -
21 Jul 22 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-5 8/10 Fantasy Flower (2½L) 7/2 73 3
29 May 22 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-1 5/14 Dark Travel (5¼L) 2/1 76 62
3 May 22 Vaa Vaal 9f 9-1 4/11 Immeasurable (4¼L) 6/4 76 -
12 Mar 22 Tur Turffontein 10f 9-0 3/15 Light Of The Moon (5L) 17/2 76 29
6
(1)
Great Times silk
Great Times
J: J R Syster
T: B Webber
Didn't offer much when eighth of 12 over C&D last Thursday; blinkers worn last time removed; easy enough to take on
3439-8
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: 66
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-11 b 8/12 Lollapalooza (5¼L) 25/1 66 38
27 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-8 b 9/10 Chyavana (10L) 20/1 69 16
13 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-6 b 3/10 Back To Basics (6L) 25/2 68 42
4 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-6 b 4/11 Texas Red (2L) 5/1 68 58
1 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-6 b 3/11 Corvette Captain (1½L) 16/1 68 62
21 Aug 22 Sco Scottsville 6f Md 9-6 b 1/8 Maserati Roar (4½L) 14/10 66 53
7
(8)
Rattle Bag silk
Rattle Bag
J: R Munger
T: G J Maroun
Displayed a fair level of form when just over 4l second in a handicap here over 7f over Christmas; on a lengthy losing run but a course winner; this represents a step up in class but hard to ignore
67292-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
OR: 65
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-5 b 2/11 In Cahoots (4¼L) 10/1 65 -
1 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-4 b 9/14 Esquevelle (8¾L) 13/2 61 28
24 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-1 b 2/9 Admiralty Arch (1L) 20/1 62 60
18 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-10 b 7/16 Ramchandani Road (5L) 25/1 63 40
10 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-12 b 6/8 Irontail (3¼L) 10/1 61 -
3 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-9 b 2/10 Queen Of Smoke (1L) 20/1 61 62
8
(3)
Written In Stone silk
Written In Stone
J: D B Geerthsen 6
T: B Webber
On a good mark based on best form but has not been in the winners' enclosure for a while now; safely held in sixth in a handicap (Turffontein Inside) in September; has been dropped in the weights; this is a step down in class although not hard to turn elsewhere
57266-
Age: 7
Weight: 8-11
OR: 64
Days: 107
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-6 6/11 Kalahari Blue (6¼L) 20/1 66 44
9 Jul 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-2 6/14 Integrate (3½L) 5/1 67 -
28 Jun 22 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-2 2/16 Coming In Hot (½L) 17/2 67 58
23 Jun 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-8 7/11 Letsdoit (4½L) 11/2 68 32
14 Jun 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-2 5/17 Call Me Master (3L) 17/2 68 55
26 May 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-6 6/20 Funky Music (3½L) 14/1 69 49
9
(10)
Back To Basics silk
Back To Basics
J: N Klink
T: B Webber
A winner over course and distance; nothing to fault about his last run (just under 2l third) over C&D last Thursday with three of these rivals behind him; he can make a bold bid
5035-3
Age: 4
Weight: 8-9
OR: 62
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-7 3/12 Lollapalooza (1¾L) 15/2 62 48
24 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-1 5/9 Admiralty Arch (4¾L) 28/10 63 46
10 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 8-12 3/9 Dancing Dora (1L) 4/1 63 67
3 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-3 10/11 Bronco Blitz (8¾L) 10/1 63 19
27 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-3 5/10 Chyavana (5¼L) 7/2 63 32
13 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-7 1/10 Arbitrator () 5/2 56 55
10
(5)
Treaty silk
Treaty
J: M K Katjedi 6
T: F Bronkhorst
Has won here; finished tenth of 12 (this trip Vaal Classic, stakes race) last Thursday, finishing behind three of these rivals; others more likely
8186-0
Age: 3
Weight: 8-6
OR: 66
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 6f 7-8 10/12 Lollapalooza (6L) 25/1 66 28
10 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-4 6/12 Winter Greeting (2¼L) 40/1 67 30
29 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-3 8/11 Strange Magic (6¾L) 25/1 67 -
15 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 8-9 1/10 Godfather (3L) 50/1 58 -
24 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 8-12 b 8/12 Que Ceu Azul (14L) 66/1 60 31
13 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-0 b 6/11 Futurewolff (5L) 40/1 61 -
11
(2)
Westwing Belter silk
Westwing Belter
J: N Qaule
T: H Van Der Westhuizen
Recorded sole career win when competing on Turf; finished last of six over C&D over Christmas; not an obvious one
/8246-
Age: 7
Weight: 8-4
OR: 57
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 8-8 6/6 Gimme A Shot (18L) 66/1 57 -
10 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-4 4/12 Winter Greeting (2L) 50/1 57 30
1 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 8-9 2/5 Aga Heat (5½L) 100/1 51 28
17 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-3 8/14 Wings Of Nike (5¼L) 100/1 51 33
14 Apr 21 Vaa Vaal 6f 7-12 11/14 Country Squire (9¼L) 40/1 56 -
25 Aug 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-8 b 8/11 Shortstop (10L) 9/1 61 -
12
(11)
Lizado silk
Lizado
J: J P v'd Merwe
T: B B Ruiters
Finished eighth, beaten a fair way (at Vaal over this distance) last month; been generally quiet since successful in a maiden plate at Turffontein Standside in July; others more likely
48568-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-3
OR: 55
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-4 e/s 8/14 Esquevelle (7½L) 40/1 58 31
13 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-12 p 6/10 Back To Basics (10L) 20/1 61 23
3 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 6f NvHc 8-3 p 5/9 Power Broker (6¼L) 40/1 63 41
6 Aug 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-9 p 8/12 Frontline Fighter (5¼L) 25/1 66 38
16 Jul 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-2 p 4/8 Coming In Hot (2¾L) 16/1 66 39
9 Jul 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 p 1/11 Burgess (hd) 50/1 62 61
Verdict

Firm preference is for DEFENDER OF RIGHTS. Rattle Bag has strong course form, and Meteoric may prove vulnerable after a rise in the weights.

Verdict silk image
Defender Of Rights
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