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26 March 2020
Thursday 26th March

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Vaal

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Vaal

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tellytrack.com MR 72 Handicap (3yo+) (Turf)

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good
Runners
16

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(3)
Akwaan silk
Akwaan b
J: Callan Murray
T: M F De Kock
Gained a 2l success here (7f) when hitting the target for the first time last month, next-time-out winners The It Factor and Samurai Jack boosted the form; first go in a handicap; has to be considered
1-4336
Age: 3
Weight: 9-6
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Feb 20 Vaa Vaal 7f Gd Md 9-6 b 1/16 Eppagilia (2L) 16/5 - -
23 Nov 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 7.5f Gd Md 9-2 4/11 African Darter (4L) 19/20F - -
14 Nov 19 Vaa Vaal 7f Gd Md 9-2 3/17 Stone Judgement (3½L) 15/4F - -
20 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 8f Gd Md 8-11 t 3/12 Oh Yeah (1¼L) 7/1 - -
6 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 7f Gd Md 8-11 6/16 Johnny Hero (6¾L) 31/20F - -
3
(11)
War Jewel silk
War Jewel
J: J R Syster 5
T: P F Matchett
Not beaten far when runner-up over this distance (graduation plate) latest; is respected
2064-1
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 19 Tur Turffontein Standside 8f Gd Md 9-4 1/16 General Jackson (1¼L) 69/20F - -
6 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 7f Gd Md 8-11 9/16 Johnny Hero (10L) 40/1 - -
30 Apr 19 Vaa Vaal 7f Gd 2y 8-9 7/11 Eden Roc (9¾L) 66/1 - -
11 Apr 19 Vaa Vaal 6f Gd 2y 9-0 7/10 Got The Greenlight (8¾L) 50/1 - -
29 Jan 19 Vaa Vaal 5f Gd 2yMd 9-6 7/14 Look To The Sky (7L) 36/1 - -
12 Jan 19 Tur Turffontein Standside 5f Gd 2y 9-0 6/9 Cavivar (10½L) 100/1 - -
4
(16)
Private Ruler silk
Private Ruler
J: Sherman Brown
T: P F Matchett
On a long losing run; couldn't land a blow when fourth of eight (handicap, Flamingo Park) on Monday; unlikely winner
50-266
Age: 6
Weight: 9-5
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Mar 20 Fla Flamingo Park 8f St Hc 8-8 4/8 Now And Forever (12½L) 5/1 - -
12 Dec 19 Vaa Vaal 8f Gd Hc 8-9 6/16 Perfact (3¼L) 33/1 - -
9 Apr 19 Vaa Vaal 8f Gd Hc 7-11 2/9 Morning Catch (1L) 28/1 - -
5
(5)
Father Time silk
Father Time b
J: C Maujean
T: David Nieuwenhuizen
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (0%)
Belied odds of 25-1 when winning by 1l (Turffontein Inside) 26 days ago, hitting the target for the first time, that form boosted; now handicapping; can't be ruled out
169-09
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Nov 19 Tur Turffontein Standside 7f Gd Md 9-2 11/15 Mohican (9¾L) 66/1 - -
6
(9)
Category Four silk
Category Four b
J: S'manga Khumalo
T: Grant Maroun
Creditable effort in fourth (beaten 2l) in a handicap last week at Turffontein Inside; generally modest form since handicap success at Vaal Classic in August but a course winner; should be on the premises if replicating best efforts
450-68
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Mar 20 Tur Turffontein Inside 7.5f Gd Hc 8-9 b 4/9 Bassam (2L) 25/1 - -
20 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 5f Gd Md 9-6 b 1/14 Alameery (¾L) 55/1 - -
7
(2)
Liberado silk
Liberado
J: D Schwarz
T: G M Alexander
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (0%)
Came up short here when 12th of 16 (handicap) latest; has winning form at this course; dropping in the weights; others more appealing despite dropping in class
067-10
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Jan 19 Tur Turffontein Standside 7f Gd Md 9-6 3/12 The Right Stuff (3½L) 17/4 - -
14 Jul 18 Tur Turffontein Standside 7f Gd Md 9-6 2/13 Alyaasaat (4¾L) 9/2 - -
7 Apr 18 Tur Turffontein Standside 8f Gd Md 9-6 2/9 Imperial Ounce (1¼L) 57/20 - -
8
(18)
Top Rank silk
Top Rank
J: N Klink
T: Geoff Woodruff
No wins at the trip but has won previously at this course; finished eighth but wasn't beaten too far (3½l) running over this trip (Vaal Classic) last month; has been dropped by the handicapper
863-15
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Jan 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 9f GS Hc 9-4 13/14 Seventh Of June (14½L) 25/4 - -
29 Dec 18 Tur Turffontein Standside 9f Gd Hc 8-13 5/10 Odd Rob (4¼L) 15/4 - -
16 Jun 18 Tur Turffontein Inside 8f Gd 9-0 4/9 Royal Crusade (2¼L) 15/1 - -
9
(17)
Waqaas silk
BF
Waqaas b
J: Gavin Lerena
T: Fabian Habib
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Out of the frame beaten 3½l (went off 3-1) over C&D (handicap) latest; has eased in the weights; can make his presence felt now down in grade
452-32
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Dec 19 Vaa Vaal 8f Gd Hc 8-10 b 3/16 Perfact (1¼L) 3/1F - -
24 Jul 18 Vaa Vaal 9f Gd Md 8-9 p 5/14 Horace (3¼L) 16/1 - -
12 Jul 18 Vaa Vaal 8f Gd 2y 9-6 6/11 King Of The Sky (7¾L) 13/1 - -
24 Jun 18 Tur Turffontein Inside 7.5f Gd 2yMd 9-6 9/12 Big Voice Jack (4½L) 18/1 - -
7 Jun 18 Vaa Vaal 6f Gd 2yMd 9-6 7/12 Basilius (14L) 57/10 - -
10
(4)
Street Flyer silk
Street Flyer b
J: D L Habib
T: P F Matchett
Found life tough when 29l back in sixth in a handicap at Flamingo Park two weeks ago; hasn't won for a while; others are preferred as has more on his plate in this
632907
Age: 8
Weight: 9-2
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Dec 19 Vaa Vaal 8f Gd Hc 9-1 b 13/16 Perfact (11L) 25/1 - -
11 Apr 19 Vaa Vaal 9f Gd Hc 7-8 b 4/12 Manitoba (4¼L) 15/1 - -
11
(15)
Podcast silk
Podcast t
J: M Yeni
T: B D Botes
Recorded sole career win when competing on all-weather; out of the frame beaten just under 4l (went off 21-4, Vaal Classic) 37 days ago over this distance; in the mix as looks well treated on past exploits
920-44
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Jun 18 Gre Greyville 7f GS 2yL 9-6 6/14 Barahin (4½L) 13/1 - -
12
(6)
City Dancer silk
City Dancer t
J: D R Lerena
T: Fabian Habib
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 13 in the last 14 days (0%)
Comfortably beaten into ninth in a handicap latest at Vaal Classic; been eased in the ratings by the assessor; hard to recommend
979-10
Age: 3
Weight: 8-13
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Nov 19 Vaa Vaal 7f Gd Md 9-2 t 15/17 Stone Judgement (11L) 17/2 - -
13
(7)
Bouncing Tigger silk
Bouncing Tigger
J: J Greyling
T: C Spies
No impression when third (handicap) last week (Flamingo Park); strong showing at this venue when sixth 21 days ago; is respected if in the same mood as when fourth four races back
366497
Age: 3
Weight: 8-9
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Oct 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 7.5f Gd 3yMd 9-6 1/13 Exion (½L) 9/1 - -
14
(8)
Trip To Paradise silk
Trip To Paradise t
J: R Simons
T: S Botha
Potentially well treated but a long time since he saw any reward for his efforts; finished seventh but wasn't beaten too far (4l, this trip, Greyville Polytrack, apprentice handicap) 15 days ago; this demands more than last time so hard to make a case
700-00
Age: 7
Weight: 8-9
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Nov 19 Vaa Vaal 6f Gd 7-12 tb 17/17 Hawwaam (21L) 100/1 - -
30 Apr 16 Tur Turffontein Standside 12.5f Gd 3yG1 9-6 t 10/11 Abashiri (33L) 125/1 - 51
15
(13)
Jackman silk
Jackman tb
J: Calvin Habib
T: C E Erasmus
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 28 in the last 14 days (4%)
Needs to bounce back after regressive performances; comfortably beaten finishing tenth in a handicap two months ago (at Turffontein Standside over this distance); is easing down the weights; little chance
Form: 0-6720
Age: 6
Weight: 8-7
OR: -
Days: -
16
(1)
What A Story silk
What A Story b
J: Mathew Thackeray
T: S Moffatt
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (0%)
Creditable effort (went off 33-1) in returning blinkers (over 7f here) latest; on a good mark based on best form but achieved only a sole win; steps into the unknown over new trip and others more persuasive
396-94
Age: 5
Weight: 8-6
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Sep 18 Tur Turffontein Inside 7.5f Gd MdHc 9-3 b 1/14 Dynajet (hd) 10/1 - -
17
(14)
Revelation silk
Revelation
J: C F Dicken 6
T: E Verdonese
Has winning form at this course but has not been in the winners' enclosure for a while now; decent effort when 25-1 third in a handicap (Turffontein Standside) dropped down to this distance in January; a rise in the ratings to contend with
Form: 3-0755
Age: 7
Weight: 8-3
OR: -
Days: -
2
(12)
Opening Gambit silk
Opening Gambit tb
J: W Kennedy
T: S J Gray
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 8 wins from 31 in the last 14 days (26%)
120393
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 19 Tur Turffontein Standside 8f Gd Md 9-4 b 5/16 War Jewel (4½L) 4/1 - -
14 Nov 19 Vaa Vaal 9f Gd Md 9-0 b 9/20 Our Man In Havana (12½L) 100/1 - -
24 Sep 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 10f Gd Md 8-11 6/11 Sworder Street (21L) 14/1 - -
18
(10)
March To Glory silk
March To Glory t
T: B D Botes
903-70
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Jan 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 9f GS Hc 8-9 6/7 Silver Thursday (8½L) 5/1 - -
Verdict

WAQAAS rates a strong tip. He is going over a distance that has yielded success for him in the past. Akwaan rates a serious contender.

Betting Forecast:

7/2 Akwaan,

Waqaas,

7/1 Top Rank,

10/1 Liberado,

14/1 Podcast,

Opening Gambit,

Street Flyer,

War Jewel,

16/1 What A Story,

20/1 Category Four,

Trip To Paradise,

Jackman,

Revelation,

33/1 Father Time,

Private Ruler,

City Dancer,

Bouncing Tigger,

100/1 March To Glory

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