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19 March 2024
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Next Vaal Meeting Thursday 28 March Mr 68 Handicap(Open) Racecard

  • Channel: SIS
  • Distance: 7f
Runners
18

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(15)
Thymetoshine silk
Thymetoshine
J: R Danielson
T: B Warren
Has winning form at this course; finished towards the rear of 20 beaten 11l (handicap) two weeks ago (over 6f here); might find this company a little easier but not hard to turn elsewhere
/797-0
Age: 4
Weight: 9-11
OR: 72
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Mar 24 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-11 17/20 Cian The Conqueror (10½L) 125/1 72 23
20 Jul 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-2 7/7 Suryavarman (8¾L) 20/1 80 -
27 Jun 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-8 9/11 I Am Giant (9¾L) 33/1 83 39
17 Jan 23 Vaa Vaal 6f NvHc 9-4 7/9 Wind Water (8¼L) 17/2 88 44
4 Aug 22 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-5 4/6 Feather Boa (4¾L) 5/1 90 -
2 Jul 22 Gre Greyville 7f 9-6 5/14 Mover And Shaker (2½L) 14/1 - 41
2
(4)
His Master's Voice silk
His Master's Voice
J: J Greyling
T: M Khan
Only win came on all-weather; no impression when 15th in a handicap here on debut for this trainer two weeks ago; dropping in the weights; not easy to fancy despite this looking a little easier than last time
418-60
Age: 4
Weight: 9-8
OR: 70
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Mar 24 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-12 15/20 Cian The Conqueror (9½L) 100/1 73 28
16 Jan 24 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-2 6/12 Slinky Mapimpi (7¼L) 125/1 76 -
30 Dec 23 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-11 8/11 Vix Princess (11L) 50/1 76 29
4 Oct 23 Gre Greyville 8f MdHc 9-13 1/11 Hiawatha Goldberg (1½L) 10/1 71 71
6 Sep 23 Gre Greyville 10f Md 9-6 4/11 King Of Seville (1L) 3/1 71 48
16 Aug 23 Gre Greyville 8f MdHc 9-6 2/11 Tobacconist (1½L) 11/2 71 48
3
(12)
Munchkin silk
Munchkin 1
J: C Zackey
T: M N Houdalakis
Just a sole success to his name; sent off 5-2 and achieved a fair standard last week when third (handicap, Turffontein Inside); has claims if reproducing most recent effort
4-7603
Age: 4
Weight: 9-8
OR: 70
Days: 5
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-6 h1 3/11 Vava Vegas (1¼L) 5/2 72 50
7 Mar 24 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-11 h1 10/20 Cian The Conqueror (3½L) 16/1 72 48
1 Feb 24 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-10 h1 6/10 Princess Ilaria (3¼L) 11/2 74 -
20 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 8f NvHc 9-3 h1 7/9 Presley (9½L) 8/1 76 26
28 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-8 h1 4/14 Southern Blaze (1½L) 16/1 77 85
5 Dec 23 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-7 h1 10/12 Edward Rye (11L) 14/1 81 23
4
(10)
Mariachi Madness silk
Mariachi Madness
J: S Sosibo
T: C Binda
Finished well behind the tenth, Munchkin, (handicap) at Turffontein Inside when unable to land a blow in tenth last week; not made much of an impact recently in handicaps; this is a step down in class although not hard to turn elsewhere
17-980
Age: 3
Weight: 9-7
OR: 75
Days: 5
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-4 b 10/11 Vava Vegas (10½L) 80/1 75 16
1 Feb 24 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-2 b 8/10 Princess Ilaria (6L) 33/1 79 -
2 Jan 24 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-3 b 9/10 Fully Loaded (9L) 50/1 82 34
21 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 9f 8-12 7/7 Bronze Sword (26L) 16/1 82 -
7 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-3 1/12 Policy Of Truth (shd) 50/1 75 -
23 Nov 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-2 5/16 Taegan's Champ (9L) 150/1 25 9
5
(17)
Mescal silk
Mescal
J: T Mayhew 9
T: F Bronkhorst
Didn't run too badly when out of the frame at Turffontein Inside (beaten 4½l at 14-1) in a handicap latest with blinkers back on; all career victories going right handed and has won here before; dropping in the ratings; drops in class and ought to be on the premises
60-884
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
OR: 69
Days: 33
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 8-10 b 4/8 Linkin Navigator (4½L) 14/1 71 34
25 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-10 8/9 Circus Lights (7¼L) 20/1 73 30
20 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-8 8/10 Silver Tudor (5½L) 33/1 73 37
9 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-5 13/14 What A Tiger (11½L) 25/1 74 19
23 Nov 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-7 6/14 Whirlybird (3¾L) 25/1 76 51
26 Oct 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-3 7/11 Esquevelle (6½L) 25/2 77 45
6
(13)
Longsword silk
Longsword
J: G Lerena
T: S G Tarry
Not beaten too far at 8-1 when fourth of 11 in a handicap three weeks ago (Turffontein Inside); race has produced a next-time-out winner; not been able to make much of an impact in handicaps recently but has won here before; entitled to respect as might be able to capitalise on his reduced mark
99-974
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: 74
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-2 4/11 Run For Cover (3¾L) 8/1 76 41
3 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-0 7/11 Joker Man (7¾L) 16/1 80 36
18 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-6 9/9 Just Nuisance (28L) 14/1 86 -
28 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-7 9/9 Princeofgreen (9¼L) 25/1 88 -
17 Sep 23 Gre Greyville 7f NvMd 9-0 9/13 Bevies Delight (2½L) 8/1 88 53
30 Jul 23 Gre Greyville 8f 9-6 12/13 Sandringham Summit (16L) 66/1 88 32
7
(11)
Nazare silk
Nazare
J: C Maujean
T: C Dawson
Finished eighth but wasn't beaten too far (just under 4l) in a handicap at Turffontein Standside latest
3346-8
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 68
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-12 8/13 Duke Of Rock (4L) 40/1 68 50
25 Sep 23 Gre Greyville 7f Hc 8-3 6/9 Sovereign State (5¾L) 8/1 72 56
20 Sep 23 Gre Greyville 8f Hc 9-5 4/9 Rodriguez (3½L) 11/2 72 53
2 Sep 23 Tur Turffontein 8f NvHc 8-12 3/7 King's Express (5L) 9/2 73 41
19 Aug 23 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-3 3/10 Silent Trigger (1¼L) 10/1 73 31
4 Jul 23 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-2 5/9 Funky Music (4½L) 9/2 73 46
8
(6)
Golden Aspen silk
Golden Aspen
J: M V'Rensburg
T: C Spies
Has won here in the past but a long time since her last win; finished last of 11 (handicap) on Wednesday (Greyville Polytrack); others appeal more
8-4340
Age: 5
Weight: 9-5
OR: 67
Days: 6
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Mar 24 Gre Greyville 6f Hc 9-3 11/11 Phaka Imali (4¾L) 7/1 67 39
25 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-6 4/9 Red Carpet Girl (5¾L) 8/1 68 38
7 Feb 24 Gre Greyville 7f Hc 8-11 3/7 Star Choice (2½L) 9/2 68 41
2 Jan 24 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-9 4/10 Duenna (5½L) 25/1 70 -
28 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-9 8/10 Nettleton (5½L) 8/1 70 35
9 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-7 h1 10/15 Stormy Choice (11L) 7/1 73 19
9
(2)
Kashkaval silk
Kashkaval
J: N Klink
T: M Khan
Went off 33-1 when good third (was done no favours by the draw, handicap) here (7½f) two weeks ago on first outing for new trainer; now down in grade and should go well
0505-3
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: 66
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Mar 24 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-5 3/15 Fully Loaded (½L) 33/1 66 -
21 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-4 5/17 Fulliautomatix (6L) 20/1 66 45
18 Oct 23 Gre Greyville 7f Hc 9-9 10/12 Lake Como (6L) 25/1 68 30
1 Oct 23 Gre Greyville 7f Hc 9-2 5/10 Nelson Bay (1¾L) 17/2 69 42
3 Sep 23 Sco Scottsville 10f Hc 9-4 12/12 Rodriguez (67L) 17/2 69 -
9 Aug 23 Gre Greyville 10f Hc 8-8 6/14 Catch The Tune (4¾L) 16/1 72 32
10
(3)
Cerulean Dancer silk
Cerulean Dancer
J: M Yeni
T: F Bronkhorst
Admirably consistent and has winning form at this course; upped to 7½f latest when beaten just over 1l to finish runner-up (Turffontein Inside), behind subsequent winner; no surprise to see her go well
-32312
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 65
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-7 2/10 Libeccio (1¼L) 33/10 65 -
1 Feb 24 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-5 1/7 Gimme The Flame (1L) 18/10 60 60
25 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-11 3/12 Twice As Wild (½L) 28/10 60 41
16 Jan 24 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-11 2/9 Mighty Goddess (1¾L) 6/1 60 28
2 Jan 24 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-4 3/10 Fully Loaded (1¼L) 7/1 60 51
28 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-7 4/10 Nettleton (3¼L) 11/2 60 36
11
(16)
Thambi silk
Thambi
J: S Khumalo
T: L Karriem
Upped to 1m1f in a handicap 19 days ago (Turffontein Inside) when close third at 20-1 on his second outing for this trainer; just the one win to his name; if stepping up from most recent effort has a decent shout
559-63
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 65
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-12 3/13 Futurewolff (¾L) 20/1 65 40
23 Jan 24 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-3 6/8 Gimme The Flame (6¼L) 5/1 65 -
28 Oct 23 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-10 b 9/12 Mo The Man (7¾L) 25/1 68 33
24 Aug 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-4 5/7 Silent War (8¼L) 15/2 68 -
12 Aug 23 Tur Turffontein 8f NvHc 8-10 5/9 Napoleon (4½L) 14/1 70 36
11 Jul 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-3 2/11 Flag Bearer (shd) 17/2 67 -
12
(14)
Herecomestherain silk
Herecomestherain
J: P Mxoli
T: P F Matchett
Not disgraced when fourth of nine in a handicap at Greyville Polytrack latest; classy performer in his prime; now looks to be past his prime and not one to rely on
0-9974
Age: 6
Weight: 9-2
OR: 64
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Feb 24 Gre Greyville 5f Hc 9-6 b 4/9 Griffin Park (4½L) 8/1 65 41
15 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 8-9 b 7/8 Linkin Navigator (6¾L) 50/1 70 26
8 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 5f 9-2 b 9/9 In The Ether (6L) 33/1 70 48
18 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 5f Hc 9-3 b 9/10 Var Park (10L) 100/1 75 35
5 Dec 23 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-5 b 12/12 Edward Rye (17½L) 125/1 79 -
17 Nov 23 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-12 b 10/10 Cornwall (23L) 66/1 79 -
13
(8)
Gamer silk
Gamer
J: R A Venniker
T: S J Gray
Finished towards the rear of 15 beaten 11l (over 5f here) 12 days ago; first attempt at a handicap; a big ask
-85470
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
OR: 66
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Mar 24 Vaa Vaal 5f Md 9-6 12/15 Prized Platinum (11½L) 20/1 69 17
15 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 7/9 No Place Like Home (6L) 33/1 71 12
1 Feb 24 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 9-6 4/12 Master Christmas (7¾L) 20/1 74 43
18 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-4 5/9 Golden Pavilion (4¾L) 16/1 76 28
7 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 9f Md 9-2 8/9 Eiger Sanction (5¾L) 16/1 - 5
12 Nov 23 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-6 7/9 Birthright (6¼L) 8/1 - 26
14
(7)
Jet Cat silk
Jet Cat
J: J R Syster
T: H Van Der Westhuizen
Potentially well treated on his best form but a long time since his last win; not disgraced when seventh in a handicap at Turffontein Standside two months ago; been eased in the ratings by the handicapper; down in class this time but one to tread carefully with
535-87
Age: 8
Weight: 8-11
OR: 60
Days: 66
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-9 b 7/11 Max The Otter (3¾L) 20/1 62 33
2 Jan 24 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-8 b 8/10 Fully Loaded (5L) 20/1 64 40
9 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-7 b 5/14 What A Tiger (4L) 16/1 63 38
23 Nov 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-7 b 3/14 Whirlybird (1¾L) 50/1 61 50
10 Aug 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-6 b 5/11 Lulu's Boy (3¾L) 66/1 61 46
16 Jan 23 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-3 b 9/16 King Of Venus (9¾L) 14/1 63 15
15
(9)
Scarlet silk
Scarlet
J: S Moodley
T: S J Gray
Well beaten fourth (over 6f here) 12 days ago; makes handicap debut; not hard to turn elsewhere with improvement needed on this handicap debut
960-54
Age: 3
Weight: 8-9
OR: 64
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Mar 24 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-6 b 4/12 Northern Kitten (5L) 25/1 64 15
10 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-6 b 5/8 Dhow Solo (7L) 80/1 50 16
9 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-6 b 18/19 Sugary Sweet (36L) 125/1 - -
3 Oct 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-2 6/6 Lorna Lilly (13L) 33/1 - -
17 Aug 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-6 9/10 Tamil Tigress (13L) 33/1 - -
16
(18)
Mandalay silk
Mandalay
J: J Gates
T: S M Naidoo
Just a sole success to her name; upped to 7½f four weeks ago (Turffontein Inside) when 33-1 sixth of ten; may be vulnerable
79-756
Age: 5
Weight: 8-5
OR: 54
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 8f 7-12 6/10 Libeccio (3¾L) 33/1 55 -
1 Feb 24 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 8-3 5/7 Cerulean Dancer (3½L) 33/1 52 46
25 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-3 7/12 Twice As Wild (3½L) 50/1 52 24
14 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-3 9/10 Happy Analia (6¼L) 50/1 52 22
23 Nov 23 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-3 7/11 Happy Analia (5¼L) 33/1 52 38
4 Nov 23 Tur Turffontein 6f 7-13 4/14 After Hours (4½L) 75/1 52 33
17
(1)
Della's Sword silk
Della's Sword
J: M K Katjedi
T: B Crawford
Solid effort when beaten just under 2l to finish third two months ago at Vaal Classic; on a long losing run; should be on the premises if confirming promise shown last time
5048-3
Age: 5
Weight: 8-4
OR: 53
Days: 63
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Jan 24 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-4 3/9 Mighty Goddess (1¾L) 9/2 53 23
7 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-6 8/11 Jury's Out (4½L) 7/1 55 15
16 Nov 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-6 4/11 Midnight Caller (5L) 50/1 55 -
4 Nov 23 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-3 14/14 Nettleton (9½L) 25/1 56 -
1 Aug 23 Vaa Vaal 5f Hc 8-8 5/11 Here Is The Tiger (2¾L) 33/10 57 39
2 Jul 23 Tur Turffontein 6f 7-13 4/8 Silent War (1½L) 8/1 57 41
18
(5)
Anytime Champ silk
Anytime Champ
J: K J Lihaba 3
T: J A Soma
Was seventh of eight, beaten 12l, in a handicap at Vaal Classic two months ago; a long time since his last success; blinkers been left off; far from solid
077-57
Age: 5
Weight: 8-3
OR: 51
Days: 56
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Jan 24 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-3 b 7/8 Gimme The Flame (12L) 8/1 51 -
2 Jan 24 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-4 h1 5/9 Fulliautomatix (4¾L) 17/2 53 -
21 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-4 h1 7/17 Fulliautomatix (7¾L) 10/1 53 30
7 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-7 h1 7/11 Jury's Out (3L) 16/1 56 21
4 Nov 23 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-3 h1 10/14 After Hours (6¾L) 10/1 59 27
21 Oct 23 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-12 h1 9/12 Carnelo (13½L) 7/1 60 -
Verdict

Cerulean Dancer will attract market support, Thambi is taken to mount a serious challenge, and Munchkin is one to consider. However, LONGSWORD didn't do much wrong last time (form has been boosted since) and he is the selection at the likely prices.

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Longsword
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