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17 January 2023
Tuesday 17th January

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Next Vaal Racemeeting Thursday 19 January Mr 72 Handicap(Open) Racecard

  • Channel: SIS
  • Distance: 7f 55y
Runners
11

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(2)
Waqaas silk
Waqaas
J: D B Geerthsen 6
T: F P Habib
Finished towards the rear of 17 at Vaal last month; on a lengthy losing run; headgear now discarded; looks no easy task
52090-
Age: 7
Weight: 9-11
OR: 76
Days: 38
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-3 b 15/17 Fateful Day (16L) 40/1 77 -
17 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-3 9/9 Share Holder (10½L) 25/2 79 30
4 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-7 13/14 Gallic Tribe (14L) 20/1 81 -
30 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-0 2/9 Cabinet Shuffle (nk) 10/1 78 63
11 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-8 5/11 Castle Corner (3L) 20/1 78 -
14 Jul 22 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-6 b 10/11 Vanderbilt (30L) 14/1 78 -
2
(11)
Fog Bank silk
Fog Bank
J: R Munger
T: S J Gray
Didn't run too badly when out of the frame here (beaten 3½l at 13-2) 12 days ago; a course winner; first run in a handicap; needs considering
21-7
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: 80
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-6 7/12 Lollapalooza (3½L) 13/2 80 50
15 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 1/10 Archimides () 5/2 - -
10 Mar 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-6 2/7 East Coast (1¾L) 25/2 - -
3
(1)
Robert Burns silk
Robert Burns
J: K Matsunyane
T: B Crawford
A course winner; last of ten (this trip, Turffontein Standside, stakes race) latest; first run in a handicap
90410-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 69
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-2 10/10 Trident King (10L) 14/1 69 31
8 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 1/10 Bowl First (1¼L) 13/10 66 -
15 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 4/10 Treaty (3¾L) 2/1 68 -
28 Aug 22 Ken Kenilworth 7f Md 9-6 10/10 Triple Time (25L) 11/2 71 -
21 Jun 22 Ken Kenilworth 9f Md 9-6 9/11 Douglas (2¾L) 18/10 71 32
11 May 22 Ken Kenilworth 7f Md 9-6 2/12 Kapuziner (shd) 5/1 - 22
4
(3)
Pinch Hit silk
Pinch Hit
J: G Lerena
T: F Bronkhorst
Got the job done by just over 1l in a handicap here over 6f on Thursday; had Rattle Bag behind; respected
5523-1
Age: 3
Weight: 9-1
OR: 77
Days: 5
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-4 b 1/11 Defender Of Rights (1¼L) 15/4 77 79
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
5
(6)
Irontail silk
Irontail
J: M V'Rensburg
T: C Spies
Finished 11th of 12 when favourite, beaten 36l (this distance, here, stakes race) two months ago; very difficult to fancy
14510-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-1
OR: 67
Days: 61
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-2 11/12 After Hours (36L) 28/10 65 -
10 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-3 1/8 Sequoia (shd) 33/10 65 -
24 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-6 5/11 After Hours (2½L) 8/1 65 47
13 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-3 4/10 Back To Basics (7L) 33/10 65 36
6 Sep 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-11 1/11 Admiralty Arch (shd) 16/1 63 59
10 Jul 22 Sco Scottsville 5f Hc 8-8 b 14/14 Hampton Court (12L) 17/2 66 15
6
(8)
Rattle Bag silk
Rattle Bag
J: P Mxoli
T: G J Maroun
Comfortably beaten finishing ninth in a handicap on Thursday here, 8l behind Pinch Hit; has won here in the past but has not been in the winners' enclosure for a while now
7292-9
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
OR: 65
Days: 5
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-12 b 9/11 Pinch Hit (7½L) 17/2 65 49
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 -
7
(4)
Save The Queen silk
Save The Queen
J: J P v'd Merwe
T: A G Laird
Recorded first CD win last month; first run in a handicap; poses a threat
61-
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
OR: 74
Days: 33
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-4 1/10 Three Strands (1½L) 9/4 - -
18 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 8-9 6/15 Gimmealight (7¼L) 33/1 - 16
8
(7)
After Hours silk
After Hours
J: K De Melo
T: S J Gray
Beaten 3l when sixth of ten but didn't run badly at 25-2 over this trip here (handicap) over Christmas; a course-and-distance winner and better than this level in his pomp; drops in class; should prove competitive
11306-
Age: 5
Weight: 8-10
OR: 63
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-3 b 6/10 Letsdoit (3L) 25/2 63 -
10 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-10 b 10/10 Second Breath (23L) 5/1 63 -
1 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-7 b 3/14 Esquevelle (2L) 9/2 63 54
17 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-7 b 1/12 Admiralty Arch (1L) 3/1 59 -
24 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 7f 8-11 b 1/11 Rule By Force () 16/1 54 52
4 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-7 b 4/8 Dancing Dora (3L) 15/4 54 47
9
(10)
Kwazzi's Lady silk
Kwazzi's Lady
J: R Simons
T: A G Laird
Well beaten when towards the rear in first-time blinkers (Turffontein Standside) over Christmas; failed to make much of an impact in handicaps recently and hasn't won for a while; facing a tougher assignment than over Christmas, hard enough to fancy
04090-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 60
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-0 b 11/14 Lil Miss Moneybags (8¼L) 8/1 66 21
10 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-4 9/12 Winter Greeting (4¾L) 25/2 70 30
27 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-8 13/14 Mythical Dream (6¼L) 25/1 73 40
13 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-7 4/8 Rosenwind (4½L) 13/2 73 39
27 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-5 11/11 Kalahari Blue (67L) 100/1 73 -
18 Nov 21 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-4 7/18 Big City Girl (3½L) 50/3 83 41
10
(5)
Parker Getrix silk
Parker Getrix
J: J Penny
T: C I Jonker
A course winner; no impression when fifth (handicap) upped to 1m2f in November
14045-
Age: 5
Weight: 8-5
OR: 58
Days: 61
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 10f Hc 8-11 b 5/7 San Quintin (9L) 5/1 58 28
3 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-10 b 4/10 Player (2L) 14/1 59 30
6 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-11 b 11/12 Never To Clever (14L) 7/1 59 -
6 Sep 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-7 b 4/12 Never To Clever (1½L) 8/1 59 48
30 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 8-4 b 1/8 Sir Tallin (hd) 6/1 56 39
16 Jul 22 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-9 b 6/13 Silly Fella (3¾L) 11/2 58 54
11
(9)
Earl Of Cardigan silk
Earl Of Cardigan
J: M K Katjedi 6
T: G J Maroun
Generally modest form since plate success at Turffontein Standside five months ago; seemed to find life tough (beaten 11l into eighth) upped to 1m on Thursday; is passed over despite blinkers back on
9547-8
Age: 4
Weight: 8-3
OR: 52
Days: 5
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 8f 8-7 8/9 Lady Calavera (11L) 16/1 52 31
27 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 5f 8-6 b 7/11 In The Ether (3½L) 33/1 53 38
15 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-7 b 4/8 Quick Run (2½L) 25/2 54 28
3 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-10 b 5/7 In The Ether (7½L) 7/1 57 7
18 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-7 b 9/16 Ramchandani Road (6¼L) 50/1 60 35
3 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-3 b 6/11 Bronco Blitz (6¼L) 80/1 62 28
Verdict

PINCH HIT is a strong pick. He had the reopposing Rattle Bag behind on Thursday and has been successful at this track before. After Hours is not the force of old while Fog Bank could have a say, and Save The Queen should be in the shake-up.

Verdict silk image
Pinch Hit
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