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26 March 2020
Thursday 26th March

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Vaal

11:15 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:45 14:20 14:55 15:30

Vaal

11:15 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:45 14:20 14:55 15:30

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interbet.co.za 0861 150 160 MR 72 Handicap (3yo+) (Turf)

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

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(12)
Theravada silk
Theravada b
J: T Juglall 3
T: Geoff Woodruff
Not really built on success in a maiden plate last June at Turffontein Inside; seemed to find life tough (beaten 17l into ninth) in a handicap at Turffontein Inside last month; handicapper has eased the burden; looks vulnerable despite dropping in class
94-584
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Dec 19 Vaa Vaal 8f Gd Hc 8-9 b 5/16 Perfact (2½L) 14/1 - -
2
(13)
African Adventure silk
African Adventure tb
J: Gavin Lerena
T: J A Soma
Is a consistent performer; far from disgraced (beaten just over 1l, handicap) two weeks ago when dropped to 1m2f (Vaal Classic); handicapper easing the burden; drops in class; has a great chance
Form: 4567-2
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: -
Days: -
3
(15)
Highlander silk
Highlander t
J: L J Ferraris
T: S J Gray
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 4 wins from 14 in the last 14 days (29%)
Was eighth of 11, beaten 10l, (handicap) last month (Vaal Classic); hasn't won for a while but has won here; dropping in the weights; ought to be in the mix now down in grade
Form:
Age: 6
Weight: 9-4
OR: -
Days: -
4
(14)
Kings Cup silk
Kings Cup b
J: R Simons
T: S Botha
A while since he has won; creditable sixth, beaten just under 3l, of 13 in a handicap 16 days ago (Vaal Classic) on his second outing for this trainer; has been dropped in the weights; posted some fair efforts in defeat and has to be high on list
Form: 60-443
Age: 6
Weight: 9-4
OR: -
Days: -
5
(5)
Seeking Gold silk
Seeking Gold
J: D Schwarz
T: G M Alexander
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (0%)
All wins on right-handed tracks and has won here; never landed a blow when seventh of 15 stepped up to 1m4f latest (Vaal Classic); has been dropped in the weights
Form: 70-618
Age: 6
Weight: 9-4
OR: -
Days: -
6
(1)
Shabba Ranks silk
Shabba Ranks t
J: C Maujean
T: B D Botes
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (0%)
Well beaten ninth in a handicap (dropped to 1m2f) two weeks ago at Vaal Classic; his form has deteriorated in recent starts; has been dropped in the weights
Form: 9706-0
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: -
Days: -
7
(11)
Capetown Affair silk
Capetown Affair
J: M Yeni
T: A Fortune
No impression when eighth bidding for a Listed race for the first time 12 days ago (Turffontein Standside); a course winner; has to be high on list with drop in class a positive
83618-
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Jun 19 Tur Turffontein Standside 7f Gd 2y 9-2 7/8 Invidia (9½L) 28/1 - -
23 May 19 Vaa Vaal 6f Gd 2y 9-2 3/9 De La Cruz (4½L) 11/1 - -
20 Apr 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 5f Gd 2yMd 9-6 5/14 Hertog (4¾L) 18/1 - -
8
(2)
Anagram silk
Anagram
J: Callan Murray
T: Lucky Houdalakis
Upped to 1m2f two weeks ago at Vaal Classic when 22-1 sixth of 12; been eased in the ratings by the assessor
Form: 680-14
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: -
Days: -
9
(4)
Bellagio King silk
Bellagio King b
J: S'manga Khumalo
T: A Fortune
Was held in seventh running in a Listed race for the first time at Turffontein Standside two weeks ago; has winning form at this course; definitely of interest with drop in class a positive
71046-
Age: 3
Weight: 8-13
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Jan 20 Vaa Vaal 12f Gd Md 9-0 4/13 Nimitz (15½L) 14/1 - -
11 Jan 20 Tur Turffontein Standside 10f Gd Md 9-2 6/16 Banha Bridge (6¼L) 30/1 - -
28 Dec 19 Tur Turffontein Standside 10f Gd Md 9-2 5/16 Magic Vision (4L) 7/1 - -
25 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 7f Gd 2yMd 9-6 9/16 Rooi Tom (15L) 33/4 - -
10
(16)
Gentleman Only silk
Gentleman Only tb
J: C F Dicken 6
T: T Zackey
No winning form at this trip but looks well treated on the pick of his form; encouraging effort when second (handicap) two weeks ago (Vaal Classic); risen up the weights; warrants respect if reproducing most recent effort
209-80
Age: 7
Weight: 8-13
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Nov 18 Tur Turffontein Inside 10f Gd 7-3 tb 6/11 Obvious Child (3½L) 22/1 - -
11
(9)
Tough Choice silk
Tough Choice b
J: Jarryd Penny
T: P F Matchett
Has won here before and running consistently; not beaten too far (2½l) in a handicap two weeks ago at Vaal Classic when dropped down to 1m2f; been eased in the ratings by the handicapper; should go close if replicating best efforts
543-48
Age: 4
Weight: 8-13
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 8f Gd Md 9-6 9/12 Oh Yeah (6½L) 36/1 - -
6 Jun 19 Vaa Vaal 7f Gd Md 9-6 8/16 Johnny Hero (8¾L) 40/1 - -
12
(7)
Canquari silk
Canquari
J: Mathew Thackeray
T: C Spies
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (0%)
Finished ninth dropped to 1m in a handicap latest; struggled a bit in handicaps recently and largely disappointing since successful in a maiden plate at Vaal Classic in October; his claims aren't overly compelling despite this looking a little easier than
990-09
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
31 Aug 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 7.5f Gd Md 9-0 6/10 Stop For Nothing (5¼L) 66/1 - -
13
(3)
Rockstar Child silk
Rockstar Child
J: Calvin Habib
T: Johan Janse Van Vuuren
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 28 in the last 14 days (4%)
Well beaten eighth of 12 in a handicap last month (Turffontein Inside); a long time since his last win; been eased in the ratings by the assessor
83-046
Age: 5
Weight: 8-7
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Sep 18 Vaa Vaal 8f Gd Md 9-6 1/12 Major Return (2¼L) 4/1 - -
12 May 18 Tur Turffontein Standside 8f Gd Md 9-6 3/11 Lady's Knight (½L) 13/5F - -
26 Apr 18 Vaa Vaal 7.5f Gd Md 9-6 3/10 Sky High (3¼L) 27/4 - -
14
(8)
Serendipity silk
Serendipity t
J: P Mxoli 9
T: Lucky Houdalakis
Has winning form at this course but a long time since her last win; seemed to find life tough (beaten 5l into sixth) here over 1m 21 days ago; handicapper easing the burden
69-602
Age: 5
Weight: 8-6
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Jul 19 Vaa Vaal 8f Gd HcF 8-7 t 12/16 Eightfolds Lass (27L) 15/1 - -
15
(17)
So Long Spring silk
So Long Spring
J: N Klink
T: T Zackey
Finished last of 11 in a handicap here over 1m latest; a long time since his last success and no winning form at this distance; he's hard to fancy despite this looking a little easier than last time
005-03
Age: 5
Weight: 8-5
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Oct 18 Tur Turffontein Standside 8f Gd Hc 7-8 10/12 Pilou (7¾L) 15/1 - -
16
(6)
In The Game silk
In The Game
J: Keanen Steyn
T: B Webber
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
All three wins achieved here but generally modest form since handicap success at Vaal last April; didn't offer much when fifth of 13 in a handicap; form boosted with the first winning since; has been dropped in the weights; others more likely
Form: 50844-
Age: 5
Weight: 8-3
OR: -
Days: -
17
(10)
Latin Opus silk
Latin Opus
T: S G Tarry
12-960
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Jan 20 Tur Turffontein Standside 10f Gd Md 9-6 2/16 Banha Bridge (¾L) 30/1 - -
18
(18)
Flattley silk
Flattley b
T: S G Tarry
030-08
Age: 4
Weight: 8-3
OR: -
Days: -
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Mar 19 Tur Turffontein Inside 9f Gd 3yHc 8-9 b 10/13 Gone With The Wind (5½L) 22/1 - -
31 Mar 18 Tur Turffontein Standside 7f Gd 2yMd 9-6 5/11 Master Magic (6¼L) 28/1 - -
Verdict

Latin Opus is a big threat, and Tough Choice is a course winner and warrants respect. However, AFRICAN ADVENTURE is the one to back.

Betting Forecast:

5/2 African Adventure,

4/1 Latin Opus,

5/1 Theravada,

7/1 Serendipity,

10/1 Gentleman Only,

14/1 Seeking Gold,

Tough Choice,

Kings Cup,

Highlander,

16/1 Anagram,

Rockstar Child,

20/1 Capetown Affair,

Bellagio King,

So Long Spring,

In The Game,

33/1 Shabba Ranks,

50/1 Canquari,

100/1 Flattley

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