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28 March 2024
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Racehorse Owners Association Mr 80 Handicap(Open) Racecard

  • Channel: SIS
  • Distance: 1m
Runners
8

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(3)
Mardi Gras silk
Mardi Gras
J: N Nastili 9
T: F P Habib
A long time since his last win but season-ticket holder here with three wins; not beaten that far (just under 5l, went off 8-1, handicap) four weeks ago (Turffontein Inside); if replicating best efforts looks interesting
53-854
Age: 9
Weight: 9-9
OR: 83
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-4 4/11 The Brief (4¾L) 8/1 85 62
17 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 9f 8-6 5/10 Supreme Dance (2¼L) 25/1 86 62
16 Jan 24 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 8-10 8/11 Twin Turbo (5½L) 8/1 87 -
28 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-2 3/8 Mondial (1½L) 33/1 86 -
9 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-3 5/10 Argo Alley (3L) 33/1 87 -
14 Oct 23 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-12 b 6/10 Whispers Of War (3L) 40/1 89 -
2
(5)
Calibre Crest silk
Calibre Crest
J: B Plaatjies 9
T: J A Soma
Towards the rear of 15 in a handicap here over 7½f latest; has won previously at this course; has been eased in the weights; passed over
2250-0
Age: 5
Weight: 9-5
OR: 79
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Mar 24 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-7 14/15 Fully Loaded (14½L) 33/1 81 -
30 Dec 23 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-3 11/11 Vix Princess (22L) 20/1 81 -
8 Jul 23 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-5 b 5/8 Scallywag (10L) 9/4 81 41
18 Jun 23 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-3 2/11 Meridius (2¼L) 14/10 81 51
16 May 23 Tur Turffontein 7f 8-3 2/13 Zuzan (1L) 33/10 81 88
30 Mar 23 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-6 1/13 Batik (1¼L) 11/10 75 54
3
(4)
Celtic Rush silk
Celtic Rush 1
J: K J Lihaba 3
T: D Nieuwenhuizen
Solid career strike-rate; finished some way behind King's Express (third) and Mardi Gras (fourth) when last at Turffontein Inside (handicap) latest; this is a step down in class although faces a very stiff task
141-00
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: 79
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-1 h1 11/11 The Brief (37L) 33/1 79 -
15 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-1 h1 12/12 Dubai Hills (17½L) 14/1 79 8
27 Jul 23 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 8-11 h1 1/12 Silvano's Song (1L) 25/1 75 59
15 Jul 23 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-11 h1 4/11 Romeo's Magic (2¼L) 6/1 75 41
2 Jul 23 Tur Turffontein 10f 8-11 h1 1/7 Over Two You () 7/2 69 40
11 Jun 23 Tur Turffontein 9f Md 9-6 h1 1/10 Manz Knight (1L) 9/2 67 50
4
(8)
Greenbackcurrency silk
Greenbackcurrency 1
J: S Hlengwa
T: W H Marwing
Couldn't land a blow when fifth of six (Turffontein Standside) in January when dropped back to 6f; recorded sole career win when competing on all-weather; makes handicap debut; others perhaps more persuasive
26/1-5
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: 79
Days: 68
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Md 9-0 h1 5/6 Time Fo Orchids (12L) 66/1 79 30
11 Jan 23 Gre Greyville 10f Md 9-6 h1 1/6 Johnny's Hope (13L) 14/10 76 84
6 Dec 22 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-4 6/11 Ryan's Dream (5½L) 9/2 76 9
10 Nov 22 Tur Turffontein 10f Md 9-0 2/10 Gregor Macgregor (3L) 7/2 76 -
18 Sep 22 Gre Greyville 11f Md 8-11 p 2/9 Temperate Zone (6¼L) 2/1 76 14
4 Sep 22 Sco Scottsville 8f Md 9-0 4/12 Aurora Storm (6L) 20/1 - 54
5
(1)
King's Express silk
King's Express
J: M K Katjedi
T: F P Habib
Has winning form at this course; finished in front of Mardi Gras and Celtic Rush (handicap) four weeks ago putting in a solid effort to finish third (Turffontein Inside); now competing off a lower mark; must go on the shortlist with lower class a plus
717-73
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: 79
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-2 b 3/11 The Brief (4½L) 10/1 80 58
15 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-2 b 7/12 Dubai Hills (4¾L) 33/1 80 56
9 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 9f Md 8-11 b 7/8 Guy Gibson (9½L) 16/1 80 24
2 Sep 23 Tur Turffontein 8f NvHc 9-0 b 1/7 Ignatius (2¾L) 25/1 74 60
12 Aug 23 Tur Turffontein 8f NvHc 9-1 b 7/9 Napoleon (6½L) 17/2 74 34
6 Jul 23 Vaa Vaal 8f Md 9-6 b 1/9 George Handel (1L) 20/1 64 35
6
(6)
Tyrconnell silk
Tyrconnell
J: S Sosibo
T: M F De Kock
Failed to run to expectations at 91-100 (handicap) latest at Turffontein Inside running over this trip; unexposed in handicaps with this his second start in this company; very interesting
32-125
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: 78
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-4 5/10 Warhawk Bomber (2¾L) 91/100 78 66
17 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-0 2/10 Red Bomber (1¼L) 33/10 78 95
28 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 1/9 Mvelelo (2L) 1/2 78 70
2 Sep 23 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 2/10 King's Ransom (nk) 5/2 - 57
12 Aug 23 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 3/11 Command Pilot (1¼L) 77/100 - 64
1 Oct 22 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-6 2/13 Unzen (½L) 33/1 - 67
7
(7)
Whorly Whorly silk
Whorly Whorly
J: T Mayhew 9
T: C Binda
Has won eight times here; not beaten that far (4½l, went off 7-1, handicap) last Tuesday here over 7f; he can be taken on
11-366
Age: 9
Weight: 9-2
OR: 76
Days: 9
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Mar 24 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-2 6/19 Jury's Out (4½L) 7/1 76 66
7 Mar 24 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-3 6/15 Fully Loaded (2L) 7/1 77 -
10 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 8-10 b 3/9 Mid Winter Wind (1L) 14/1 76 68
5 Oct 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-5 1/14 Back To Basics (1½L) 3/1 71 89
31 Aug 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-10 1/11 Coming In Hot () 3/1 66 63
10 Aug 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 8-9 2/13 Back To Basics (hd) 10/1 65 53
8
(2)
Circle Of Grace silk
Circle Of Grace 1
J: D B Geerthsen 3
T: C Spies
Scored narrowly in a handicap (Greyville Polytrack) two weeks ago; this represents a step up in class but should prove competitive
6-3351
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
OR: 78
Days: 15
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Mar 24 Gre Greyville 9f Hc 8-12 h1 1/10 Wyatt's Choice (shd) 11/2 75 71
29 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-0 h,b 5/13 Futurewolff (1½L) 14/1 76 38
7 Feb 24 Gre Greyville 8f Hc 9-4 h,b 3/6 Farland (2¾L) 11/2 76 58
23 Jan 24 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-4 h,b 3/8 Gimme The Flame (3½L) 5/1 76 -
28 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 8-8 h,b 6/14 Southern Blaze (5½L) 14/1 76 61
21 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-4 h,b 3/17 Fulliautomatix (4¾L) 75/1 76 50
Verdict

TYRCONNELL is a strong fancy. King's Express has winning CD form, and there is a question mark over whether Mardi Gras will be effective over this trip.

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Tyrconnell
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