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19 January 2023
Thursday 19th January

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Www.tab4racing.com Mr 71 Handicap(Open) Racecard

  • Channel: SIS
  • Distance: 5f
Runners
14

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(11)
Life Goes On silk
Life Goes On
J: C Habib
T: C Binda
Out of the frame beaten just under 5l (went off 8-1) last month at Vaal; no winning form at this trip
42727-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-6
OR: 71
Days: 49
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-2 7/13 Timbavati River (4¾L) 8/1 71 45
26 Sep 22 Gre Greyville 6f Hc 9-7 2/7 Hampton Court (shd) 4/1 71 60
21 Sep 22 Gre Greyville 6f Hc 9-1 7/8 Knight Warrior (3½L) 7/1 71 53
22 Aug 22 Gre Greyville 6f Hc 9-7 2/12 Grey Ocean (¾L) 6/1 69 61
6 Aug 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-12 4/12 Frontline Fighter (2¾L) 33/1 69 50
7 Jun 22 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-6 11/15 Midnight Badger (4L) 16/1 69 -
2
(5)
Stormy Seas silk
Stormy Seas
J: D Schwarz
T: R R Magner
Has won here in the past; solid effort here (6f) 14 days ago; no surprise to see him go well as has shown signs of promise
7254-5
Age: 5
Weight: 9-6
OR: 71
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-2 5/12 Lollapalooza (2¼L) 9/2 71 52
27 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-8 4/7 Umthombo Wolwazi (3L) 33/10 71 53
3 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 8-8 5/11 Umthombo Wolwazi (3¾L) 33/10 72 64
10 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 9-8 2/9 Dancing Dora (¾L) 10/1 72 72
20 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 9-6 7/14 Dancing Dora (4¾L) 7/1 72 44
6 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-11 3/10 Samuel Salt (2L) 11/2 72 48
3
(4)
Siberian Steel silk
Siberian Steel
J: K De Melo
T: J J Van Vuuren
Hit the target for the first time over this distance at Vaal (maiden plate) 49 days ago when getting the job done by a head (form has been nicely boosted); first go at a handicap; has to be feared
341-
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
OR: 77
Days: 49
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-6 1/15 Tre Amici () 5/2 - 56
24 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Md 9-4 4/9 Tanganga (2½L) 6/4 - 54
22 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Md 9-2 3/9 Pendragon (3¼L) 5/2 - 29
4
(12)
Captain Dizzy silk
Captain Dizzy
J: M Yeni
T: B/Y Botes / Vosloo
Comfortably beaten into sixth in a handicap last May at Kenilworth; hasn't won for a while; first start for new trainer; back from a break
/2676-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 69
Days: 253
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 May 22 Ken Kenilworth 7f Hc 9-4 6/12 Silent Trigger (6½L) 40/1 75 30
20 Apr 22 Ken Kenilworth 6f 8-7 7/9 Surjay (4L) 20/1 78 40
6 Apr 22 Ken Kenilworth 6f 9-2 6/11 Gem King (6½L) 8/1 79 67
29 Jan 22 Ken Kenilworth 5f Hc 9-0 2/11 Double Charge (1¼L) 25/4 79 68
15 Dec 21 Ken Kenilworth 6f Hc 8-4 4/5 T'Challa (3L) 17/2 81 56
30 Oct 21 Ken Kenilworth 5f Hc 8-5 5/7 Barney McGrew (3L) 50/9 81 56
5
(8)
Wings Of Nike silk
Wings Of Nike
J: J P v'd Merwe
T: S M Naidoo
Has won over course and distance; beaten three-quarters of a length at 5-1 over C&D over Christmas; one to note
64132-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 68
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 5f 9-2 2/11 In The Ether (¾L) 5/1 68 53
15 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 7-11 3/7 Rose For Trippi (3¾L) 5/1 67 57
17 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-6 1/14 Insatiable () 5/1 61 55
27 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-4 4/14 Mythical Dream (2¼L) 25/1 61 47
6 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-3 6/6 Kiss Me Captain (8L) 16/1 61 49
30 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 8-6 1/6 Above The World (1¼L) 25/1 55 51
6
(1)
Covert Operator silk
Covert Operator
J: G Lerena
T: J J Van Vuuren
Seemed to find life tough (beaten 5½l into fifth, Turffontein Standside) last month; form given substance by next-time-out winner; he can make a bold bid
65315-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 66
Days: 30
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-2 b 5/8 Dark Tide (5½L) 6/1 66 -
22 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Md 9-6 b 1/8 Wind Water (nk) 33/10 64 62
24 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Md 9-6 b 3/9 Tanganga (1¼L) 16/1 64 59
15 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 5/10 The Mauritian (5L) 7/1 64 27
10 Mar 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-6 b 6/12 Black Burner (4L) 20/1 72 32
4 Dec 21 Tur Turffontein 5f Md 9-6 b 6/11 The Hound (5L) 25/2 75 35
7
(10)
In The Ether silk
In The Ether
J: P Mxoli
T: G J Maroun
Boasts winning form over course and distance; fair performance to finish third at 33-10 over C&D last Thursday with two of these rivals behind; she shouldn't be far away despite being up in class
3121-3
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 66
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 9-3 b 3/12 Aniara (1L) 33/10 66 38
27 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 5f 8-11 b 1/11 Wings Of Nike (¾L) 5/1 66 54
17 Dec 22 Ken Kenilworth 5f 8-9 b 2/14 She's My Captain (¾L) 10/1 66 69
3 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-4 b 1/7 Bridge Of Spies (hd) 33/10 64 39
18 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-11 b 3/16 Ramchandani Road (2¼L) 66/1 64 51
3 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-3 b 3/11 Bronco Blitz (4L) 80/1 54 35
8
(14)
Phinda Mzala silk
Phinda Mzala
J: J R Syster
T: C Binda
Last of nine (this trip Greyville Polytrack, handicap) four months ago despite a favourable draw; looks well treated on the pick of his form but a long time since he saw any reward for his efforts; good record with J R Syster, who is restored to the saddle here; others perhaps more persuasive
44259-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-1
OR: 66
Days: 120
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Sep 22 Gre Greyville 5f Hc 9-2 b 9/9 Iron Bark (6½L) 28/10 68 45
19 Sep 22 Gre Greyville 6f Hc 9-4 b 5/8 Gimme A Rainbow (3L) 33/20 68 50
8 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 9-6 b 2/13 Trust The Fire (2L) 28/10 68 58
23 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-0 b 4/16 Twice The Storm (1L) 25/2 68 65
11 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 5f 9-6 b 4/11 Stormy Seas (1¼L) 5/1 68 52
4 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 9-0 b 3/10 Spielberg (1½L) 13/2 68 47
9
(2)
Rio's Kiss silk
Rio's Kiss
J: C Maujean
T: G J Maroun
Finished 11th of 12 over C&D last Thursday making her debut for this trainer when behind two of these (wore blinkers); no blinkers this time; facing a tougher assignment than last Thursday, difficult to build a solid case for her
1970-0
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 66
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-11 b 11/12 Aniara (7L) 40/1 66 17
7 Jun 22 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-3 12/15 Taikonaut (13½L) 66/1 72 -
26 Apr 22 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-12 7/8 Look Yourself (18L) 16/1 73 -
14 Mar 22 Gre Greyville 6f Hc 8-10 9/9 Space Race (11L) 25/4 73 18
12 Feb 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Md 9-6 1/8 Aga Heat (shd) 10/3 - 41
30 Jan 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-1 2/8 Picture Perfect (3½L) 25/1 - 21
10
(6)
Magic Flower silk
Magic Flower
J: G Pieterse
T: F Bronkhorst
Last of 16 in a handicap two months ago on his debut for new trainer at Turffontein Standside; not likely to get competitive
10500-
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: 72
Days: 62
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-9 b 16/16 Ramchandani Road (62L) 33/1 72 -
1 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-2 b 11/11 Corvette Captain (6L) 16/1 77 43
16 Aug 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-1 b 5/9 Irrevocable Dream (1½L) 25/1 78 41
6 Aug 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-7 b 12/12 Frontline Fighter (7L) 33/1 78 30
5 Jul 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-0 b 1/7 Great Times (1½L) 6/1 - 35
7 Jun 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 8-8 b 8/14 Thymetoshine (9L) 33/1 - 15
11
(13)
Pendragon silk
Pendragon
J: R Munger
T: F Bronkhorst
Well held sixth of 11 (handicap) over Christmas here over 7f
16076-
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: 69
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-1 6/11 In Cahoots (5¾L) 25/2 73 -
3 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 8-6 b 7/11 Umthombo Wolwazi (6L) 50/1 75 53
20 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 9-1 b 13/14 Dancing Dora (12½L) 20/1 78 15
6 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-6 b 6/10 Samuel Salt (3¼L) 25/2 78 41
22 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Md 9-2 b 1/9 Unzen (3¼L) 5/1 75 41
8 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Md 9-6 b 2/6 Drop Of Time (1¾L) 7/1 68 41
12
(7)
Bridge Of Spies silk
Bridge Of Spies
J: Wes Marwing
T: D C Pretorius
Was 12th of 16, beaten 12l, in a handicap (Turffontein Standside) on Monday; on a good mark based on best form but on a lengthy losing run; hard to recommend as has more on his plate in this
0525-0
Age: 7
Weight: 8-3
OR: 51
Days: 3
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Jan 23 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-5 12/16 King Of Venus (12½L) 33/1 51 -
15 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-6 5/8 Quick Run (4½L) 5/1 53 20
3 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-5 2/7 In The Ether (hd) 10/1 48 29
10 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 8-3 5/9 Dancing Dora (3¼L) 66/1 48 53
13 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-3 10/10 Back To Basics (11½L) 50/1 48 11
4 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f 8-7 10/11 Texas Red (7¾L) 40/1 50 28
13
(3)
Mercer Girl silk
Mercer Girl
J: N Klink
T: B H Stidolph
Respectable effort in defeat over C&D last week; looks well treated on the pick of her form and her three wins have all been over this trip; should be on the premises if reproducing most recent effort
7670-4
Age: 7
Weight: 8-3
OR: 50
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 7-13 b 4/12 Aniara (1¼L) 40/1 50 32
6 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 7-12 b 11/14 There She Goes (10½L) 25/1 51 18
10 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 8-3 b 7/9 Dancing Dora (5¾L) 50/1 51 45
22 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 8-3 b 6/10 Mythical Dream (3¾L) 40/1 51 38
8 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 7-11 b 7/13 Trust The Fire (6½L) 50/1 51 34
11 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 5f 8-0 b 9/11 Stormy Seas (5¾L) 66/1 52 27
14
(9)
Freedom Dancer silk
Freedom Dancer
J: M Thackeray
T: D C Pretorius
Finished last of eight over C&D (handicap) last month with blinkers refitted; his only win was on all-weather; this demands more than last time so might not be up to this
00098-
Age: 5
Weight: 8-3
OR: 40
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-3 b 8/8 Quick Run (14L) 66/1 50 -
10 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 8-3 9/9 Dancing Dora (25L) 66/1 50 -
19 May 22 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 8-5 b 11/12 Double Magic (13½L) 80/1 50 14
24 Mar 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-7 10/10 Chyavana (10½L) 50/1 52 12
19 Feb 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-7 10/10 Sabrina Fairchild (10L) 40/1 53 14
12 Feb 22 Tur Turffontein 5f 8-10 4/12 Imposing Angel (5L) 100/3 53 48
Verdict

SIBERIAN STEEL is hard to look beyond. He could be difficult to beat with plenty of scope to improve. Stormy Seas, Wings Of Nike and In The Ether are CD winners.

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Siberian Steel
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