11:40 Vaal (RSA) 17 May 2018

Itsarush.co.za Welcomes You Maiden Juvenile Plate(for Maiden 2 Year-olds) (2YO only)

Winner 59,373 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
Blue, white epaulettes, striped cap (Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Barahin 

b c Gimmethegreenlight - Mocha Special (Silvano)

3 9-6
-
Bernard Fayd'HerbeM F De Kock
2
090
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Brave Detail 14 

ch c Brave Tin Soldier - Finest Detail (Kahal)

3 9-6 b
-
Mathew ThackerayRomeo Francis
3
8
i
White, cerise star, white sleeves, cerise stars, white cap, cerise stars and peak (Mrs A Snyman & Mr I Snyman)

Little Rock 19 

b g Seventh Rock - Winter Rhapsody (Western Winter)

3 9-6
-
Calvin HabibLeon Erasmus
4
5-40
i
Black, purple crossed sashes, black sleeves, purple cap (Messrs D W Rosser & G Goksel)

Peapack 98 

ch g Byword - Far Hills (Fort Wood)

3 9-6
-
C MaujeanGokhan Terzi
5
228355
i
Yellow, blue chevrons, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins)

Pieces Of Gold 19 

ch c Visionaire - Eli's Grace (Elliodor)

3 9-6
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
6
0
i
White, cerise star, white sleeves, cerise stars, white cap, cerise stars and peak (Mrs A Snyman & Mr I Snyman)

Red Shiraz 9 

b g Pomodoro - Tokara (Malhub)

3 9-6
-
Jarryd PennyLeon Erasmus
7
4079
i
Red, gold chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs C R Stonebridge, Mr M D & Mrs D A Sham)

Small Change 47 

ch g Byword - Centimes (Shamardal)

3 9-6
-
Deon SampsonDorrie Sham
8
50
i
Red, gold chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs C R Stonebridge, Mr M D & Mrs D A Sham)

Tudor Manor 77 

b g Seventh Rock - Wood Manor (Fort Wood)

3 9-6
-
K ZechnerDorrie Sham
9
i
Red, pale blue and black spotted sleeves and cap (Messrs W Clues, B D Botes, A G O'connor & Mr & Mrs)

White Moon 

b c Black Minnaloushe - Lempicka (Royal Academy)

3 9-6
-
Ryan MungerBarend Daniel Botes
10
i
Yellow, purple star, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star (Azzie-gericke Family Syndicate (nom: Mr Tinus Geri)

Whitehaven 

b c Var - Paradise Beach (Danehill Dancer)

3 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonMike/adam Azzie
11
90
i
Orange, silver stars and sleeves, orange cap, silver stars (Messrs W J Coates & D J Louw (jnr))

Willouws Tiger 33 

b c Where's That Tiger - Whistleinthewind (Windrush)

3 9-6 b1
-
Dylan LerenaBarend Daniel Botes
12
0484
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

White Book 14 

gr f Call To Combat - APPLE FAIR (Fine Edge)

3 9-1
-
Marco V'RensburgD Gray St John
Verdict

BARAHIN found support on debut but showed inexperience when running on nicely to run 4th. He should know more about it now and rates the one to beat. PIECES OF GOLD has not been far off from day one and should be in the mix again. WHITE BOOK has run a good race after a bad one but is capable of featuring. Watch first-timer WHITEHAVEN.

Verdict

BARAHIN is up to taking this easily on the form he has shown and sets a very tall standard. White Book should be thereabouts, while Pieces Of Gold is another with a place chance.

12:15 Vaal (RSA) 17 May 2018

Tab Pays The Full Dividend, No Limits Maiden Juvenile Plate (fillies)(for Maiden 2 Year-old Fillies) (2YO only)

Winner 59,373 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
54
i
Lime green and purple checks, lime green sleeves and cap (Mr B I Rajhununan)

Abelie 16 

b f Noble Tune - Bayard Crown (STRIKE SMARTLY)

3 9-6
-
M YeniDavid Nieuwenhuizen
2
6
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Messrs C J H Van Niekerk & B G Gardner)

Anneka 14 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Alula (Western Winter)

3 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
3
00
i
Turquoise, white stars, red collar and sleeves, white stars, turquoise cap (Mr F Bronkhorst)

Bated Breath 14 

b f Brave Tin Soldier - Ransom (Rambo Dancer)

3 9-3
-
Mpumelelo MjokaPaul Matchett
4
i
Green, blue spot, hooped sleeves and cap (Mrs B I D'oliveira)

Kapama 

b c Pomodoro - Kruger Park (Al Mufti)

3 9-6
-
Hennie GreylingBrett Webber
5
i
White, cerise star, white sleeves, cerise stars, white cap, cerise stars and peak (Mrs A Snyman & Mr I Snyman)

Madiba's Magic 

b c Horse Chestnut - Captain's Paradise (CAPTAIN AL)

3 9-6
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
6
i
Neon green, black collar, cuffs and peak (Mr E P Scheepers)

Merengue 

b c Kildonan - Sheikitupbaby (THE SHEIK)

3 9-6
-
Francois HerholdtChris Erasmus
7
5
i
White, cerise star, white sleeves, cerise stars, white cap, cerise stars and peak (Mrs A Snyman & Mr I Snyman)

My Dream Chaser 23 

b f Pomodoro - Valley Of Rubies (MOGOK)

3 9-6
-
Calvin HabibLeon Erasmus
8
i
Yellow, blue chevrons, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins)

Practical Cat 

b c Byword - Travel Safely (COUNT DUBOIS)

3 8-11
-
Dylan LerenaLeon Erasmus
9
i
Black, purple crossed sashes, black sleeves, purple cap (Messrs D W Rosser & G Goksel)

Solid Satin 

b c Gimmethegreenlight - Solar Blaze (JET MASTER)

Non Runner
10
0
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

St Bernadette 42 

ch f King's Chapel - Truly Scrumptious (Northern Guest)

3 9-6
-
Callan MurrayLeon Erasmus
11
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars & Mrs T J Wernars)

Sweet Red (AUS)  

b c Snitzel - Strawberry Field (Encosta de Lago)

3 9-6
-
K De MeloJohan J Van Vuuren
12
7
i
Lime green, black diamond, lime green sleeves and cap, black diamond (Stone Hill Stud (nom: Mr H C W Rix))

Waltz With Me 23 

b f Horse Chestnut - Waltzing Time (Anytime)

3 9-6
-
K ZechnerMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
13
0
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Red Beach 23 

b f Call To Combat - Sandy Beach (COUNT DUBOIS)

Non Runner (Reserve)
14
3-4077
i
Lime green and royal blue diablo, green collar, blue sleeves, green chevrons, blue cap, green quartered (Dr M Taljaardt & Mr L & Mrs S Meistre)

Liquid Gold 12 

ch f Philanthropist - Wrapped In Clover (Mt Livermore)

3 9-6
-
G WrogemannPaul Matchett
15
009
i
Green and red halved vertically, red and black halved sleeves, red cap, green star (Mr J Muya)

La Cha Cha 23 

b f Mambo in Seattle - La Diablesse (Model Man)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

ABELIE showed good improvement in her 2nd start and could open her account from a good draw. ANNEKA eased in the betting on debut but wasn't disgraced. She will come on. MY DREAM CHASER showed up well on debut and can only improve. Watch the first-timers especially SWEET RED and SOLID SATIN.

Verdict

ANNEKA has quite a significant edge on form and has a clear chance. Abelie seems the most likely to take advantage if the selection fails to deliver, while Sweet Red is one to bear in mind as well first time out.

12:50 Vaal (RSA) 17 May 2018

Supabets - 0861 76 22 37 Maiden Plate(for All Maidens) (3YO plus)

Winner 59,373 ZAR - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

7f 46y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
223243
i
White, royal blue stripe and sleeves, white armbands and collar, striped cap (Mr A Jular & Mr & Mrs S W Kenny)

Agent Kay 23 

b c Golden Sword - Oochee Agent (Cataloochee)

4 9-6 b
-
M YeniScott Kenny
2
323342
i
Yellow, purple band of diamonds and sleeves, quartered cap (Mr Max Naidoo)

Tommy The Builder 16 

b g Crusade - Linda Grandeza (Grand Lodge)

4 9-6
-
K ZechnerMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
3
645323
i
Black, scarlet and gold hooped sleeves, scarlet cap (Messrs G Hodges, J J Ayres & B O Wiid)

Mr Tinsel 14 

b g Just as Well - Glitterati (Western Winter)

5 9-6
-
Callan MurrayBrian Wiid
4
080009
i
Yellow, blue chevrons, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins)

Bytrix 7 

ch g Byword - Victrixit (Victory Moon)

4 9-6
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
5
08-8000
i
Bright orange, blue star, white sleeves, bright orange cap (Mr A F van Schalkwyk)

Scholar Patrol 21 

b g Traffic Guard - Ama De Casa (LAVERY)

5 9-6 b
-
Hennie GreylingDavid Kuit
6
00680-0
i
Bright orange, blue star, white sleeves, bright orange cap (Mr A F van Schalkwyk)

Eagle Ruler 19 

b g Spectrum - Dancing Falcon (Fighting Falcon)

4 9-6
-
Lukas BesterDavid Kuit
7
9
i
White, broad red band with black hoop, red and black hooped sleeves, black and red quartered cap (Mr R T Mattheyse)

Civil Disobedience 35 

ch g Rebel King - CORN FLOWER (Centenary)

4 9-6
-
G WrogemannCandice Dawson
8
00
i
Black and gold checks, white sleeves, black and gold checked cap, white peak (Messrs G W Du Toit, K G Hunter & G W Jooste & Mrs)

King Of Promise 35 

ch g Philanthropist - Almost Heaven (Trippi)

4 9-6
-
Deon SampsonStanley M Ferreira
9
05
i
Black, scarlet cap (Wilgerbosdrift (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mrs M Slack))

Limestone Mass (IRE)  49 

ch g Rock Of Gibraltar - Roskeen (Grand Lodge)

3 9-6
-
Bernard Fayd'HerbeM F De Kock
10
573-464
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars & Mrs T J Wernars)

Dreamsaremadeof (AUS)  63 

ch f Dream Ahead - Cangino (Perugino)

4 9-0
-
Lyle HewitsonJohan J Van Vuuren
11
i
Black, shocking pink and white sash, pink sleeves and cap, white hoop (Messrs I F M Van Schalkwyk, M J Campbell & T Kung)

Eureka Effect 

b c Pathfork - I've Got It (King Of Kings)

3 8-11
-
Marco V'RensburgStuart Pettigrew
Verdict

LIMESTONE MASS is improving with racing and should have more scope for improvement. TOMMY THE BUILDER needs to keep galloping and may be looking for blinkers. AGENT KAY has been costly to follow but should be thereabouts again. MR TINSEL shouldn't be far off yet again. Only filly DREAMSAREMADEOF could get into the money. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE can improve.

Verdict

MR TINSEL has a little in hand but will need to be on song. Dreamsaremadeof looks only to be playing for second at best, while Tommy The Builder also has claims.

13:25 Vaal (RSA) 17 May 2018

Betting World - 087 741 2777 Maiden Plate (f & M)(for Maiden Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

Winner 59,373 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

7f 46y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
44-65
i
Red, red and blue checked sleeves, blue collar and cuffs, red cap, blue diamond (Mr W E & Mrs L Cyril & Mr A Samuels)

Count Kournikova 19 

b f COUNT DUBOIS - Lydia Lopokovo (Var)

4 9-6
-
Wesley MarwingWeiho Marwing
2
325930
i
Jade, white shamrock and cap (Messrs G Sarmias, M D Sham & Mrs D A Sham)

Sing And Dance 7 

b f Oratorio - Boogie With Cher (Singspiel)

4 9-6
-
K ZechnerDorrie Sham
3
4-80957
i
Green, white crossed sashes, striped sleeves and cap (Mr L G Adams & Mrs A B Fortune)

Pachanga 23 

b f Mambo in Seattle - Island Rise (LIZARD ISLAND)

5 9-6
-
Wayne AgrellaAshley Fortune
4
387927
i
Royal blue, pink crossed sashes, turquoise sleeves, pink cap, turquoise star (Mr M S Moosa)

Rabia The Rebel 14 

b f Rebel King - Idle Thought (JOSHUA DANCER)

4 9-6
-
Hennie GreylingBrett Webber
5
50-0704
i
Brown, grey and green hooped sleeves and cap (Mr J Wolff)

Rhyme Or Reason 26 

b f Noordhoek Flyer - Miss Maddie (Barathea)

5 9-3
-
Mpumelelo MjokaClifford Harris
6
060004
i
Yellow, blue chevrons, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins)

Regal Lady 14 

b f Byword - Hargreaves (Allied Flag)

4 9-6
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
7
0-65064
i
Blue, white squares, checked sleeves and cap (Mr H B Odendaal)

Banana Republic 30 

b f Mullins Bay - Shatrang (Royal Applause)

4 9-6
-
C MaujeanGary Alexander
8
9-60865
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Milly's Miracle 9 

b f Jay Peg - Madam Milly (COUNT DUBOIS)

4 9-6 b
-
Ryan MungerRomeo Francis
9
806607
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Polly Again 7 

ch f King Of Kings - Blushing Polly (Jallad)

5 9-6 b
-
Calvin HabibLeon Erasmus
10
90
i
Green and black checks, checked sleeves, halved cap (Mrs J P Gardner & Messrs G M Alexander, B G Gardne)

Await The Sunset 26 

b f Await The Dawn - Forest Edge (Complete Warrior)

4 9-6
-
Mark KhanGary Alexander
11
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H van Niekerk)

Big Myth (AUS)  

b c Big Brown - Nufoos (Elusive Quality)

4 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
12
0
i
Gold and navy blue quartered diagonally, checked sleeves, gold cap (Mr L C W van Wyk)

Jenny Mcgee 21 

b f Jay Peg - Midship (CAPTAIN AL)

4 9-6
-
Dennis SchwarzJohan Van Eck
13
090
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Aegean 14 

gr f Ideal World - Caldera (Daylami)

3 8-11 b
-
M YeniRomeo Francis
14
4
i
Black, orange spot, black sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mrs M Slack & Mr M B Javett)

Jailhouse Jazz (AUS)  23 

br f Shamus Award - This Lady Rocks (Fastnet rock)

3 8-11
-
Callan MurrayM F De Kock
15
794689
i
Red, black chevron, green sleeves and cap (Messrs G J Nassif, Z L Nassif & J Nassif)

Secret Island 23 

ch f Kahal - Jetstream Lady (JET MASTER)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

COUNT KOURNIKOVA needed her last outing and will come on. PACHANGA wasn't disgraced on debut in her new surroundings and could feature. Two-year-old JAILHOUSE JAZZ can only improve on debut but will be tested here. RHYME OR REASON appears to returning to form. SING AND DANCE could do better. Watch debutante BIG MYTH.

Verdict

COUNT KOURNIKOVA formwise is in a league of her own and will take plenty of beating. Jailhouse Jazz also comes into the equation, while Big Myth is another who could figure first time up.

14:00 Vaal (RSA) 17 May 2018

Www.interbet.co.za - 0861 150 160 Fm 72 Handicap (f & M)(for Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

Winner 58,754 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f 210y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
70-0709
i
Black and white stripes, orange sleeves and cap (Mr C P Harris)

Blue Berry Pie 19 

b f THE SHEIK - Mulberry (Wolfhound)

5 9-10 b
-
Mpumelelo MjokaClifford Harris
2
881235
i
Emerald and lime green quartered diagonally, lime green sleeves and cap (Mr T Spies)

Melinda's Garden 18 

ch f Philanthropist - Silver Olive Grove (Dixieland Band)

4 9-6
-
Mark KhanTobie Spies
3
31973
i
Blue, white panel, blue sleeves and cap (Drakenstein Stud (nom: Mrs G A Rupert))

Pearl Of Bahrain 26 

b f Western Winter - Arabian Pearl (Al Mufti)

4 9-6 b
-
Bernard Fayd'HerbeM F De Kock
4
612-960
i
Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs F Hay)

Glamorous Scandal 47 

ch f Traffic Guard - White Mischief (JET MASTER)

4 9-4
-
M YeniM F De Kock
5
6610
i
Lime green, black diamond, lime green sleeves and cap, black diamond (Stone Hill Stud (nom: Mr H C W Rix))

Mattina 21 

b f Await The Dawn - April Showers (Western Winter)

Non Runner
6
214-625
i
Pink, gold ball, black sleeves (Champagne & Caviar Syndicate (nom: Mrs K E Laird))

Ossetra 28 

b f Greys Inn - Miss Beluga (Dupont)

5 9-4
-
Francois HerholdtAlec Laird
7
22-321
i
Yellow, royal blue epaulettes, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr B Kantor & Maine Chance Farms (pty) Ltd (nom: D)

Tia 21 

b f Silvano - Tachina (Spectrum)

Non Runner
8
026920
i
Cobalt blue, gold rings, cobalt blue sleeves and cap, gold peak (Messrs G Pansi, Sandhiran Govender & Waldo Kruger)

Black Biscuit 21 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Niche (Al Mufti)

4 9-0
-
Callan MurrayGeoff Woodruff
9
615239
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Purdey 9 

b f Crusade - Secret Babe (Labeeb)

4 9-0
-
Ryan MungerRomeo Francis
10
4-90141
i
White and orange checks, black sleeves, white and orange checked cap, black peak (Mr F C de Beer)

Gold Shades 21 

b m MOGOK - Lanterns Of Gold (Fantastic Light)

6 9-0
-
Dylan LerenaCoenie De Beer
11
321-875
i
Green, yellow and purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap (Messrs G L Coleman & M F De Kock & Mrs N P Malherb)

Sheema (BRZ)  23 

br f Archipenko - Sarkha (Danehill)

5 8-11 b
-
G WrogemannM F De Kock
12
881
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

It Is Not Over 14 

gr f Mon Sang - Silver Ending (MOGOK)

4 8-10
-
Marco V'RensburgD Gray St John
13
4-00133
i
Red, gold chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs C R Stonebridge)

Itsmydarlin 35 

b f Sail From Seattle - Bronwyn (HUNTINGDALE)

5 8-10
-
Deon SampsonDorrie Sham
14
10-0278
i
Black, yellow braces, striped sleeves, checked cap (Fred & Linda Mindszenty)

Wings Of Charne 14 

ch f King Of Kings - Vaudeville (Sapieha)

4 8-5
-
Jarryd PennyBrett Webber
15
70-0070
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

All Done 49 

b f Damage Is Done - Nesting Call (ANNOUNCE)

4 8-3 b
-
Mathew ThackerayD Gray St John
16
500-050
i
Turquoise, purple stars, turquoise sleeves, purple armbands, turquoise cap, purple stars (Mr Andre Du Plessis)

Juba 49 

b m Lateral - Jambalaya (Silvano)

6 8-3 b
-
C MaujeanHeather Adamson
Verdict

OSSETRA has freshened up over her last 2 sprints. She has matured now and should be ready to double up over a mile. PEARL OF BAHRAIN will do better now over the mile being used to the blinkers. ITSMYDARLIN is holding form and shouldn't be far behind. SHEEMA and PURDEY will enjoy the drop to the mile. Many others are looking to earn.

Verdict

PEARL OF BAHRAIN continues to operate somewhere near current best and should make a bold show. Ossetra could be the answer to second spot, while It Is Not Over may be the one for third.

14:35 Vaal (RSA) 17 May 2018

Play Soccer 6, 10 And 13 Fm 64 Handicap (f & M)(for Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

Winner 51,247 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
44-4721
i
Black, orange spot, black sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mrs M Slack & Mr M B Javett)

Fragrant Miss 35 

b f CAPTAIN AL - Mystery Dame (JET MASTER)

5 9-6
-
Bernard Fayd'HerbeM F De Kock
2
70-9810
i
Turquoise, purple stars, turquoise sleeves, purple armbands, turquoise cap, purple stars (Mr Andre Du Plessis)

Kitty Coo 49 

b f Main Aim - Good Ol Days (Pole Position)

5 9-3
-
G WrogemannHeather Adamson
3
109-020
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Virginia Moon 30 

b f Twice Over - Hancock News (London News)

4 9-2
-
M YeniPaul Peter
4
01-1241
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars & Mrs T J Wernars)

Sweet Pleasures (AUS)  24 

b f Reward For Effort - Candy Can (Testa Rossa)

5 9-2
-
K De MeloDennis Cason
5
508-900
i
White, red hoop, striped sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs A Snyman & Mr I Snyman)

Vargraves 14 

b f Var - Hargraves Bell (Royal Academy)

4 8-13 b
-
Calvin HabibLeon Erasmus
6
86-3303
i
Black and white stripes, orange sleeves and cap (Mr C P Harris)

Ficticious 23 

ch f Atso - Ficticia (Kitwood)

5 8-11 b
-
S BrownClifford Harris
7
696
i
Yellow, fuchsia stripe, halved sleeves, yellow cap (Sean Tarry Racing C C (nom: Mr S G Tarry), Mrs B M)

Suprise Move (NZ)  30 

b f New Approach - Cloneen (Fasliyev)

5 8-10 b
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
8
603-505
i
Orange, purple chevron, halved sleeves, purple cap, orange peak (Messrs A D Marx, M J Campbell, T Kung & I F M Van)

Danish Cross 30 

b f Pathfork - Queens Prerogative (National Assembly)

5 8-9
-
Marco V'RensburgStuart Pettigrew
9
867773
i
Jade, white shamrock and cap (Mrs D A Sham & Mr M D Sham)

Kungfoofighting 14 

b f Bold Silvano - Olympic Special (Special Preview)

5 8-9
-
C MaujeanDorrie Sham
10
15-7956
i
Old gold and black checked diamonds, black sleeves and cap (Miss J A Alexander & Messrs A B Giuricich & D A Si)

Aerobatic 30 

b f A P Arrow - Flying Magic (Hansel)

5 8-8
-
Dennis SchwarzGary Alexander
11
157-874
i
Kingfisher, royal blue epaulettes, kingfisher sleeves and cap, royal blue cuffs and peak (Mrs H Potgieter)

Lady Lucinda 14 

b f Global One - Lady Butterfly (Qui Danzig)

5 8-7
-
Brian NyawoWeiho Marwing
12
7-74504
i
White, black and orange striped sleeves, orange cap (Mr F D A Menezes)

Fashion Blast 23 

b f King Of Kings - Stylish Grace (Alami)

5 8-3 b
-
Jarryd PennyLeon Erasmus
13
156-989
i
Black, old gold maltese cross, black sleeves and cap (Messrs Dean Aexander, B G Gardner, A B Giuricich,)

Effortless 19 

b f Antonius Pius - HELENKA (West Man)

Non Runner (Reserve)
14
43023-4
i
Royal blue and silver hoops, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr H Adams)

Emerald Gal (IRE)  119 

ch m Galileo - Emerald Ring (Johannesburg)

Non Runner (Reserve)
15
432-21
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars)

Ancient Spirit (AUS)  19 

b f Fastnet Rock - Miss Concorde (Encosta de Lago)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Tricky. VIRGINIA MOON was not striding out last time but has Striker from pole position and could go all the way. KUNGFOOFIGHTING is never far back and could get into the mix. SWEET PLEASURES has done well at the Vaal and could run another honest race. FRAGRANT MISS opened her account last time and could go on. SUPRISE MOVE drops in trip but could flash up.

Verdict

KUNGFOOFIGHTING's recent efforts have had a lot to like about them and she just about gets the nod in this field. Suprise Move has the best credentials of the remainder, while Lady Lucinda also has claims.

15:10 Vaal (RSA) 17 May 2018

Tab Telebet - 0861 000 822 Mr 96 Handicap(open) (3YO plus)

Winner 76,243 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
891401
i
Yellow, purple crossed sashes, yellow sleeves, purple collar and cuffs, yellow cap (Mr D W Rosser)

Tandava (ZIM)  47 

ch g Century Stand - Davuli (KITALPHA)

6 9-12 b
-
G WrogemannGokhan Terzi
2
0-90434
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Queen Laurie 12 

b f Great Britain - Maggie Kay (LECTURE)

5 9-11
-
C MaujeanGrant Maroun
3
42-3223
i
Black, orange maltese cross, sleeves and cap (Cracking Pace Syndicate (nom: Mr M S Cruickshank))

Greasepaint 28 

ch g Kahal - Lady Red (Russian Revival)

8 9-5 b
-
Francois HerholdtRoy Magner
4
61-151
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Seven Lives 28 

b g Seventh Rock - The Cat Returns (Tale Of The Cat)

4 9-4
-
K De MeloPaul Peter
5
2820-08
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Donny G 16 

b g Seventh Rock - Ladonna (Kabool)

6 9-1
-
Wesley MarwingGrant Maroun
6
42-1772
i
Blue, red stars, blue sleeves, red seams, blue cap, red stars (Hartley Sa (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr P B Gibson))

Brigtnumberten 28 

b c Eightfold Path - Summer Dew (JOSHUA DANCER)

4 8-13
-
Ryan MungerRoy Magner
7
5-45885
i
White, black spot, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs G Eckert)

Sporting Monarch 28 

ch g Rebel King - Sporteska (Sportsworld)

5 8-10
-
M YeniBrett Warren
8
968-060
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd & Mr C J H Van Nieke)

Barrack Street 68 

b g Dynasty - LAPTOP LADY (Al Mufti)

4 8-8
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
9
607873
i
Green, white sash, hooped sleeves and cap (Dr I A Katz & Messrs L Lewison & J M Mort & Dreams)

Whorly Whorly 16 

b g Great Britain - Swingtime (JOSHUA DANCER)

4 8-8 b
-
Calvin HabibClinton Binda
10
779-810
i
Turquoise, white stars, red collar and sleeves, white stars, turquoise cap (Mr F Bronkhorst)

Kissable 77 

b f Antonius Pius - Kiss For Kate (Jallad)

4 8-7
-
Marco V'RensburgPaul Matchett
11
65263-8
i
All royal blue (Mr L M Nestadt & Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Bi)

Al Azraq 37 

b g Toreador - Blue Diamond (Model Man)

6 8-7
-
Donavan YeoClinton Binda
12
0142-88
i
Yellow, royal blue chevron, collar, cuffs and cap (Al Adiyaat South Africa (pty) Ltd)

Marmook (AUS)  28 

br g Medaglia d'Oro - Emissary (Dehere)

4 8-6 b1
-
K ZechnerM F De Kock
13
323510-
i
Royal blue, red diamond, sleeves and cap (Mr K A Waterston)

Nephrite 240 

gr g Right Approach - Emerald Beauty (Equalize)

6 8-3
-
Mpumelelo MjokaMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
14
000-090
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Crimson Magic 19 

b g Latino Magic - Crimson Lace (CAPTAIN AL)

8 8-3
-
Nathan KlinkGrant Maroun
Verdict

SEVEN LIVES showed a good turn of foot when easily accounting for BRIGTNUMBERTEN, GREASEPAINT, SPORTING MONARCH and MARMOOK (blinkered now) and despite a penalty could repeat the performance. TANDAVA won the Senor Santa and will be coming late. QUEEN LAURIE ran well in the Computaform Sprint and could feature. BARRACK STREET races as a gelding and warrants respect.

Verdict

SEVEN LIVES has been hard to fault in recent runs and should make a bold show. Barrack Street has to be feared, while Greasepaint can't be ruled out of it either.

15:45 Vaal (RSA) 17 May 2018

Next Vaal Racemeeting Tuesday 22 May Mr 72 Handicap(open) (3YO plus)

Winner 54,992 ZAR - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1
i
Red, white stars, white and blue striped sleeves and cap (Avontuur Estate (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr M J B Taberer))

Keyboogie 135 

b g Gimmethegreenlight - Valeta (Var)

4 9-11
-
R SimonsJohan J Van Vuuren
2
041-
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars & Mrs T J Wernars)

Sir Spencer 159 

ch g What A Winter - Mgede (National Emblem)

4 9-7
-
Hennie GreylingJohan J Van Vuuren
3
127073
i
White, cerise star, white sleeves, cerise stars, white cap, cerise stars and peak (Mrs A Snyman)

He's Great 28 

b g Great Britain - Arabian Spell (Al Mufti)