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19 January 2023
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Next Vaal Racemeeting Tuesday 24 January Middle Stakes(For horses with nett rating of 101 and below) Racecard

  • Channel: SIS
  • Distance: 7f 55y
Runners
13

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(9)
Vanderbilt silk
Vanderbilt
J: S Sosibo 9
T: A P Peter
Has won here; not beaten far in a stakes race last month here over 1m; debut for new trainer; respected
11322-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-11
OR: 101
Days: 37
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 8f 8-6 b 2/6 Shango (1¼L) 33/20 101 69
29 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-11 b 2/10 Another Level (1¼L) 28/10 98 66
15 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-7 b 3/9 Bloomington (1¼L) 9/2 98 -
25 Aug 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-1 b 1/8 Sir Michael (4¼L) 18/10 89 91
9 Aug 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-2 b 1/6 Mcebisi (3L) 18/10 81 78
14 Jul 22 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-12 b 1/11 Bey Suyay (3½L) 28/10 73 91
2
(11)
Kayla's Champ silk
Kayla's Champ
J: M K Katjedi 6
T: F Bronkhorst
No impression when eighth last Tuesday at Turffontein Standside; has won here before; hard enough to fancy
3005-8
Age: 6
Weight: 9-6
OR: 98
Days: 9
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Jan 23 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-5 b 8/11 Chyavana (6L) 50/1 100 53
24 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-2 b 5/6 Bon Vivant (6¾L) 20/1 102 50
10 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-3 b 13/27 Duke Of Sussex (6L) 80/1 103 -
26 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-4 b 11/12 Vars Vicky (7L) 20/1 103 36
6 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-10 b 3/5 Moonshiningthrough (¾L) 20/1 103 64
24 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-8 b 3/6 Gobsmacked (¾L) 25/1 103 55
3
(6)
Cabinet Shuffle silk
Cabinet Shuffle
J: G Pieterse
T: R Klaasen
A good career strike-rate; not beaten that far (just under 5l, went off 25-1) 40 days ago (Vaal) on his second outing for this trainer
22119-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-6
OR: 94
Days: 40
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-7 9/27 Duke Of Sussex (4¾L) 25/1 94 -
22 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-6 1/7 Sylvan Theater (hd) 10/1 88 -
30 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-6 1/9 Waqaas (nk) 7/2 84 69
26 Jul 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-8 2/16 Midnight Badger (1L) 9/4 82 62
18 Jun 22 Sco Scottsville 6f Hc 9-4 2/11 Lord Wylie (1L) 3/1 79 61
6 Dec 21 Gre Greyville 6f Hc 9-2 2/13 Coin Spinner (nk) 17/2 77 77
4
(8)
Sir Michael silk
Sir Michael
J: K De Melo
T: C Dawson
A course winner; could not manage better than 12th with blinkers reapplied at Vaal latest; others are preferred
12890-
Age: 6
Weight: 9-6
OR: 92
Days: 40
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-7 b 12/27 Duke Of Sussex (6L) 100/1 93 -
18 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-9 9/9 Savannah Storm (37L) 40/1 94 -
10 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 7f 7-12 8/8 Forever Mine (7¾L) 6/1 93 51
25 Aug 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-9 2/8 Vanderbilt (4¼L) 33/10 93 81
12 Jul 22 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 1/8 Ocean Warrior (1L) 3/1 89 80
12 Jun 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-0 4/9 Back To Black (3½L) 6/1 90 26
5
(10)
Laguna Verde silk
Laguna Verde
J: S Khumalo
T: M N Houdalakis
Finished 11th, beaten a fair way (over this distance, Turffontein Standside) three months ago; in first-time blinkers now
24850-
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 101
Days: 82
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-0 11/16 Anfields Rocket (7L) 7/1 104 56
8 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-0 5/9 Prophet (4¼L) 4/1 104 68
30 Jul 22 Gre Greyville 8f 9-6 8/14 Cousin Casey (4¾L) 6/1 - 80
2 Jul 22 Gre Greyville 7f 9-6 4/14 Cousin Casey (2½L) 14/1 - 56
12 Jun 22 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-2 2/9 Quantum Theory (shd) 10/1 - 53
30 Apr 22 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-6 4/9 Miss Cool (5¼L) 6/1 - 56
6
(12)
Shivers silk
Shivers
J: C Maujean
T: J J Van Vuuren
Has winning course-and-distance form to her name but has had lots of chances since last win; last of five (here, this trip, fillies progress plate) last month making debut for this handler; unlikely to trouble the principals
52/65-
Age: 6
Weight: 9-2
OR: 95
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-7 5/5 Sound Of Warning (3¼L) 20/1 95 -
18 Jan 22 Vaa Vaal 9f 9-6 6/10 Bold Fortune (2½L) 25/2 100 -
7 Dec 21 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 2/6 Lemon Delight (3¾L) 25/7 100 43
30 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-2 5/8 Bold Fortune (3¾L) 17/2 100 27
3 Oct 21 Tur Turffontein 9f 8-11 3/9 Heart Stwings (2¾L) 25/3 100 8
11 Sep 21 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-6 5/8 Under Your Spell (5¾L) 50/3 100 55
7
(13)
Sudden Star silk
Sudden Star
J: M Yeni
T: B/Y Botes / Vosloo
Towards the rear of 13 at Turffontein Standside last Tuesday; a while since he has been in the winners' enclosure
3643-0
Age: 6
Weight: 9-2
OR: 89
Days: 9
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Jan 23 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-6 10/13 Platinum Sky (11½L) 20/1 91 24
29 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-6 3/7 Paisley Park (5¼L) 10/1 93 -
13 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-5 b 4/7 Vegas Hi Rise (4L) 7/1 95 42
24 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 8f 9-6 6/8 Imperial Master (2L) 6/1 95 69
29 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-9 3/10 Another Level (3L) 17/2 95 57
8 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 13f 9-6 8/8 Arlington Action (61L) 6/1 95 -
8
(2)
Meridius silk
Meridius
J: R Munger
T: A B Fortune
Claimed a narrow success in a handicap 35 days ago here over 7½f; should prove competitive
22301-
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
OR: 94
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-4 1/8 Sequoia (hd) 7/2 90 71
26 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-6 b 11/13 Union Square (9L) 66/1 90 39
6 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-3 3/7 African Torrent (1½L) 14/10 90 21
15 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 7f NvHc 8-9 2/9 Fast Love (1L) 83/100 88 46
4 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 2/6 Feather Boa (¾L) 8/1 88 -
28 Jun 22 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 8-11 1/7 Stepping Out (2½L) 2/5 - 24
9
(4)
Crimson Princess silk
Crimson Princess
J: J Mariba
T: A B Fortune
Not beaten too far at 9-2 when fourth of six two months ago here
42254-
Age: 5
Weight: 8-11
OR: 91
Days: 56
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Nov 22 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-9 b 4/6 Bellevarde (5L) 9/2 93 -
18 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-9 b 5/7 Bureau Des Legende (3½L) 6/4 93 44
29 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-3 b 2/11 Gilded Butterfly (1¾L) 16/1 88 52
27 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-6 b 2/8 Emirate Gina (1¾L) 8/1 86 71
15 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-10 b 4/7 What A Honey (1½L) 11/2 86 51
28 Jul 22 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-7 b 3/6 Rouge Allure (4¾L) 28/10 86 6
10
(3)
Good Queen Bess silk
Good Queen Bess
J: R Simons
T: M F De Kock
Result was a shade disappointing when seventh (5-2) in October here (6f)
54137-
Age: 5
Weight: 8-7
OR: 83
Days: 98
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-6 7/10 Golden Aspen (2¼L) 5/2 83 44
10 Jul 22 Sco Scottsville 5f Hc 8-8 3/10 Vivid Jet (1L) 5/4 83 59
18 Jun 22 Sco Scottsville 6f Hc 9-7 1/13 Botz (nk) 5/1 77 69
1 Jun 22 Gre Greyville 9f 8-11 4/6 Silvano's Timer (4L) 4/1 79 62
12 May 22 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-7 5/11 Gilded Butterfly (3L) 7/1 81 76
21 Apr 22 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-9 3/9 Lee Express (3¼L) 9/4 82 -
11
(7)
Lord Varys silk
Lord Varys
J: D De Gouveia
T: P F Matchett
Not beaten far when third (this trip Vaal Classic, handicap) over Christmas
/3053-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-7
OR: 79
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Dec 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-5 3/10 Letsdoit (1¼L) 10/1 78 -
6 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-9 5/9 Rule By Force (2L) 10/1 79 66
18 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-1 12/14 Samuel Salt (6¾L) 25/1 79 -
27 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-3 3/6 Mardi Gras (4L) 7/1 79 32
28 Nov 21 Gre Greyville 7f Hc 8-12 1/12 Shampompo Shampizi (shd) 5/1 83 45
7 Nov 21 Gre Greyville 7f Hc 8-10 2/14 Spring High (1¼L) 25/3 81 51
12
(1)
Paton's Tears silk
Paton's Tears
J: M V'Rensburg
T: M N Houdalakis
Not disgraced when sixth of ten (this distance, here, fillies handicap) three months ago; has won here but on a long losing run; pacifiers now discarded
32446-
Age: 5
Weight: 8-3
OR: 81
Days: 91
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-6 p 6/10 Princess Philippa (4¾L) 8/1 83 -
8 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-4 p 4/6 Hollywoodbound (2¾L) 4/1 83 53
27 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-5 p 4/8 Emirate Gina (4½L) 8/1 85 59
15 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-7 p 2/7 What A Honey (shd) 7/1 83 54
1 Sep 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-12 p 3/8 Greek Miss (2½L) 10/1 83 69
23 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 9f 8-11 5/11 Southern Song (3¼L) 25/2 85 34
13
(5)
Bloomington silk
Bloomington
J: D B Geerthsen 6
T: F P Habib
Well held when sixth (Turffontein Inside) two months ago; makes limited appeal
50166-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-3
OR: 76
Days: 58
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-2 6/7 Cabinet Shuffle (14½L) 6/1 76 -
27 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-1 6/12 Spin Doctor (3¾L) 11/2 76 79
15 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-3 1/9 Flashy Apache (1¼L) 25/2 73 -
4 Oct 22 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-3 11/14 Gallic Tribe (10½L) 16/1 75 -
25 Aug 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 7-10 5/8 Vanderbilt (6L) 25/2 77 56
11 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-3 2/11 Castle Corner (1L) 6/1 74 -
Verdict

This distance may be a bit longer than Good Queen Bess wants, and Meridius has good prospects if able to run to anything like that latest form. However, VANDERBILT gets a firm vote. He has won here once before.

Verdict silk image
Vanderbilt
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