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19 January 2023
Thursday 19th January

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Play Soccer 6, 10 And 13 Mr 97 Open Handicap (3 Years Old)(3 year olds) Racecard

  • Channel: SIS
  • Distance: 1m 110y
Runners
7

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(2)
Argo Alley silk
Argo Alley
J: S Khumalo
T: S J Gray
Ran well to finish second (beaten 3l) dropped down to 6f over Christmas
08692-
Age: 3
Weight: 9-8
OR: 99
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-5 2/6 Gimme A Shot (3L) 5/1 100 58
26 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-6 9/13 Union Square (8½L) 66/1 103 40
29 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-0 b 6/16 Anfields Rocket (3¼L) 25/1 103 70
15 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-2 8/9 Bloomington (5L) 13/2 103 -
2 Jul 22 Gre Greyville 7f 9-6 12/14 Cousin Casey (6¾L) 25/2 - 40
12 Jun 22 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-6 4/9 Quantum Theory (2¼L) 9/4 - 48
2
(7)
Kentallen Bay silk
Kentallen Bay 1
J: M V'Rensburg
T: C Spies
Upped to 1m1f in a handicap when unable to land a blow in sixth two weeks ago; with more on his plate looks an unlikely winner
1818-6
Age: 3
Weight: 9-1
OR: 92
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 8-11 h1 6/10 Billy Bowlegs (10½L) 14/1 92 -
24 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 7f 8-12 h1 8/10 Jimmy Don (8L) 10/1 92 77
18 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-11 h1 1/9 Fateful Day (1¼L) 13/2 88 157
3 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-7 8/8 Duke Of Sussex (11L) 15/2 88 -
6 Sep 22 Vaa Vaal 8f NvHc 9-1 1/6 Corapi (2¼L) 9/2 83 31
25 Aug 22 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-0 1/10 Ignatius () 33/1 - 31
3
(6)
Atticus Finch silk
Atticus Finch
J: R Simons
T: A G Laird
Far from disgraced (beaten 2½l, handicap) 51 days ago here (1m); has won here in the past
3123-
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: 88
Days: 51
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-4 3/7 Future Pearl (2½L) 33/20 88 58
6 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-12 2/7 African Torrent (½L) 13/2 86 20
4 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-0 1/10 Central City (1¾L) 18/10 - 74
14 Jul 22 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 8-11 3/11 Eyjafjallajokull (2½L) 25/2 - 16
4
(1)
Pragmatist silk
Pragmatist
J: K De Melo
T: J J Van Vuuren
Fair performance to finish runner-up at 5-4 in a handicap at Turffontein Standside over Christmas; risen up the weights; leading claims despite this step up in class
41212-
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: 88
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-1 2/8 Bonete (1L) 5/4 84 17
10 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 9f 8-11 1/9 High Moon (3¼L) 5/4 78 52
6 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 8-3 2/4 Good Council (2¼L) 7/2 78 20
15 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-0 1/11 Carnelo (1¼L) 18/10 - 38
28 Jul 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-0 4/14 Boisterous (6¾L) 25/1 - 30
5
(3)
Bowl First silk
Bowl First
J: C Maujean
T: J J Van Vuuren
Recent performances suggest he is still progressing; registered first success when winning by three-quarters of a length 14 days ago here; makes handicap debut
32-1
Age: 3
Weight: 8-3
OR: 79
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-4 1/9 Broadway (¾L) 1/2 - 33
8 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-4 2/10 Robert Burns (1¼L) 28/10 - -
22 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Md 9-4 3/8 Covert Operator (1½L) 33/1 - 55
6
(4)
Futurewolff silk
Futurewolff
J: J P v'd Merwe
T: H E Adamson
Running consistently and knocking on the door of late; second was a good effort in a handicap last Thursday (over 1m here); has struck up a good partnership with this rider, who is back on board; rates a likely contender despite being up in class
4233-2
Age: 3
Weight: 8-3
OR: 76
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 8f NvHc 8-3 2/8 Toffas (2¼L) 7/1 76 42
24 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-6 3/8 Bonete (4L) 10/1 76 -
13 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f NvHc 8-3 3/6 Jimmy Don (2¾L) 7/2 76 -
6 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-9 2/9 Rule By Force (1¼L) 15/2 76 60
24 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-4 4/9 Admiralty Arch (3L) 7/1 76 55
13 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 1/11 Sparkling Jubilee (shd) 18/10 75 -
7
(5)
Just Eminent silk
Just Eminent
J: M Yeni
T: C J Lensley
Finished fifth, beaten a fair way (handicap) over Christmas (Turffontein Standside); has won previously at this course; running without blinkers; now competing off a lower mark
10355-
Age: 3
Weight: 8-3
OR: 76
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-7 b 5/8 Bonete (5L) 16/1 77 -
29 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-9 b 5/7 Future Pearl (4¼L) 10/1 80 43
17 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-4 b 3/8 Tsar Bomba (3½L) 66/1 76 -
24 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 7f 8-11 b 10/11 After Hours (12½L) 14/1 75 5
4 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-2 b 1/12 Stella Et Clavis (1¾L) 33/1 - -
30 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 6/6 Now I Got You (11L) 66/1 - 1
Verdict

There is a question mark over whether Futurewolff will be effective over this trip, and Atticus Finch should appreciate this course. However, PRAGMATIST is the recommendation. He is higher in the handicap but could be up to the challenge.

Verdict silk image
Pragmatist
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