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4 June 2024
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Champion Owner Of The Season - Mauritzfontein Mr 96 Handicap(Open) Racecard

  • Channel: SIS
  • Distance: 7f
Runners
10

Type
Flat

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(3)
Paisley Park silk
Paisley Park
J: P Strydom
T: S G Tarry
Creditable effort when 20-1 third here (6f) last month; has won here
834-83
Age: 6
Weight: 9-9
OR: 99
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 May 24 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-11 b 3/10 Richard The First (2¾L) 20/1 99 72
21 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-9 b 8/9 Joker Man (13L) 20/1 99 31
23 Nov 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-4 b 4/10 Val D'Orcia (2L) 7/1 99 71
26 Sep 23 Tur Turffontein 6f 7-12 b 3/10 Dyce (3½L) 16/1 99 54
23 Aug 23 Sco Scottsville 7f Hc 9-7 8/8 Passage Of Power (5¾L) 10/1 99 67
29 Jan 23 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-6 b 11/12 Savannah Storm (11½L) 3/1 99 18
2
(5)
Laguna Verde silk
Laguna Verde
J: C Zackey
T: M N Houdalakis
Has won here in the past; 14-1 chance when finishing sixth of ten last month here over 6f
135696
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
OR: 97
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 May 24 Vaa Vaal 6f 9-11 b 6/10 Richard The First (6½L) 14/1 98 58
27 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 7f 7-12 b 9/9 Zinovi (11½L) 17/2 98 48
13 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-3 b 6/8 Bingwa (3½L) 17/2 98 53
24 Mar 24 Gre Greyville 8f 8-12 b 5/11 Narina Trogon (2¾L) 8/1 98 79
25 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-11 b 3/10 Mid Winter Wind (2¼L) 16/1 98 94
25 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-4 b 1/7 Tirpitz () 13/2 94 66
3
(10)
Wyzeact silk
Wyzeact 1
J: M V'Rensburg
T: C Spies
Went close at 4-1 (Turffontein Standside) on Thursday; has won here before
937142
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: 99
Days: 5
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 May 24 Tur Turffontein 7f Md 9-6 h1 2/8 The Africa House (¾L) 4/1 99 83
9 Apr 24 Vaa Vaal 7f Md 9-6 h1 4/6 Barbaresco (4½L) 6/1 99 -
13 Mar 24 Gre Greyville 7f Hc 9-2 h1 1/11 Sleek As Silk (shd) 18/10 96 76
25 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 8-7 h1 7/8 One Fell Swoop (5L) 10/1 97 -
28 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 6f Hc 9-0 h1 3/8 Power Broker (2¾L) 14/1 97 85
13 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-2 h1 9/9 Main Defender (15L) 20/1 97 52
4
(4)
Duke Of Sussex silk
Duke Of Sussex
J: R Danielson
T: M N Houdalakis
Specialist here with three wins but generally modest form since handicap success at Vaal Classic 12 months ago; stepped up to 1m1f (handicap, Vaal Classic) when beaten 7l (ninth of 11) in January; now competing off a lower mark; returns from a layoff; not hard to look beyond him
7000-9
Age: 6
Weight: 9-6
OR: 96
Days: 140
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Jan 24 Vaa Vaal 9f Hc 9-8 9/11 Twin Turbo (6¾L) 8/1 98 -
9 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 7f 9-0 12/22 Unzen (4L) 20/1 100 -
28 Oct 23 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 9-3 b 12/13 Silent War (12L) 16/1 102 39
14 Oct 23 Tur Turffontein 8f 8-3 b 11/12 Atticus Finch (9¾L) 25/1 103 48
16 Sep 23 Tur Turffontein 10f 8-3 7/7 River Romeo (7¾L) 8/1 103 13
17 Aug 23 Vaa Vaal 9f 8-7 3/6 Emirate Gina (hd) 28/10 103 -
5
(9)
Another Level silk
Another Level
J: C Maujean
T: C Dawson
Not disgraced when fifth of ten (handicap, over this distance, Turffontein Inside) latest; a long time since he saw any reward for his efforts but a course winner; been eased in the ratings by the handicapper
20-905
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 94
Days: 45
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-6 5/10 Money Heist (3L) 20/1 96 53
9 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 8f 9-6 10/10 Scallywag (11½L) 33/1 97 48
13 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-6 b 9/9 Silver Hills (12L) 10/1 98 23
9 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-11 14/22 Unzen (4½L) 20/1 98 -
12 Nov 23 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-11 2/9 Bavarian Beauty (1L) 8/1 98 85
9 Sep 23 Tur Turffontein 7f 7-12 5/10 Captain Peg (3L) 40/1 98 59
6
(8)
Tsar Bomba silk
Tsar Bomba
J: G Lerena
T: J J Van Vuuren
Unable to land a blow in eighth (this trip Scottsville, handicap) latest; should give it a good shot if reproducing form of his win three starts back
2-6138
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: 94
Days: 37
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Apr 24 Sco Scottsville 7f Hc 9-6 8/11 The Shepherd (5¼L) 8/1 94 60
30 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-6 3/8 Zinovi (4L) 33/10 94 76
29 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 6f 9-2 1/8 Silver Tudor (1½L) 11/2 92 82
25 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-3 6/7 Laguna Verde (5L) 11/2 93 47
9 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-6 2/10 Argo Alley (1L) 20/1 93 -
16 Nov 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Md 9-6 e/s,h 4/8 One Fell Swoop (3½L) 7/2 93 52
7
(6)
Emporium silk
Emporium
J: P Mxoli
T: P F Matchett
Finished tenth dropped back to this trip (Turffontein Inside) latest in a Listed race; has won here; others perhaps more persuasive despite dropping in class
7-4370
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: 93
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 May 24 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-3 10/12 Sabre Strike (4¼L) 33/1 95 68
2 May 24 Tur Turffontein 9f 9-2 7/7 Jordan (8½L) 66/1 96 34
20 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-1 3/10 Money Heist (1½L) 16/1 96 56
16 Mar 24 Tur Turffontein 8f Md 9-5 4/7 Presley (10L) 16/1 96 34
21 Oct 23 Tur Turffontein 9f Hc 9-6 7/7 House Of Romanov (11½L) 7/1 96 -
9 Sep 23 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-6 1/10 Houston (shd) 5/1 93 49
8
(2)
Brave Viking silk
Brave Viking
J: M Yeni
T: J A Soma
All wins on right-handed tracks; produced an encouraging effort (runner-up of ten, beaten 1l, this distance, Turffontein Inside, handicap) latest; not the biggest surprise to see him go well
34-852
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
OR: 87
Days: 45
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 24 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 8-10 2/10 Money Heist (1L) 4/1 87 54
25 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 7f 8-11 5/10 Mid Winter Wind (4¾L) 10/1 89 76
13 Jan 24 Tur Turffontein 8f Hc 8-4 b 8/9 Silver Hills (11½L) 25/2 90 23
9 Dec 23 Vaa Vaal 7f 8-3 b 4/22 Unzen (1¾L) 25/1 90 -
12 Nov 23 Tur Turffontein 7f 9-2 b 3/9 Bavarian Beauty (2¾L) 3/1 90 74
21 Oct 23 Tur Turffontein 10f 9-2 h1 6/8 Twin Turbo (6¾L) 11/2 90 -
9
(7)
Fully Loaded silk
Fully Loaded
J: S Khumalo
T: F P Habib
Narrow verdict by half a length in a handicap here (7½f) three months ago off career-high mark; bidding for a four-timer; more on his plate this time but one to be interested in
22-111
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
OR: 87
Days: 89
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Mar 24 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-11 b 1/15 Sage King (½L) 28/10 84 -
8 Feb 24 Tur Turffontein 7f Hc 9-3 b 1/11 Max The Otter (½L) 4/1 81 68
2 Jan 24 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-9 b 1/10 Kalahari Blue () 13/10 78 68
28 Nov 23 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-6 b 2/16 Hotarubi (¾L) 9/2 75 -
16 Nov 23 Vaa Vaal 6f Hc 9-0 b 2/10 Esquevelle (hd) 7/2 74 57
5 Oct 23 Vaa Vaal 7f Hc 9-7 3/14 Whorly Whorly (2L) 3/1 74 83
10
(1)
King's Express silk
King's Express
J: K Matsunyane
T: F P Habib
A course winner; went down by three-quarters of a length sent off 28-10 (handicap) here (1m) last month
-73173
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
OR: 85
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 May 24 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-12 b 3/8 Nordic Rebel (¾L) 28/10 85 55
23 Apr 24 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-3 b 7/9 Majestic Palace (8½L) 28/10 85 40
28 Mar 24 Vaa Vaal 8f Hc 9-5 b 1/7 Mardi Gras (1¼L) 6/1 79 56
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
Verdict

This is quite an evenly matched field but BRAVE VIKING can prevail. Fully Loaded and Wyzeact are respected course winners, and Tsar Bomba ought to be in contention although his last run was slightly disappointing.

Verdict silk image
Brave Viking
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