11:35 Vaal (RSA) 12 Oct 2017

itsarush.co.za Welcomes You Maiden Plate (3YO plus)

Winner 59,375 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
665335-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Prince Of War 12 

b g Great Britain - National Belle (National Assembly)

4 9-6
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
2
477403-
i
Royal blue, gold epaulettes and sleeves, striped cap (Heversham Park Farm (pty) Ltd)

Toby Coates 21 

ch g Almushtarak - Costa Rica (Russian Revival)

4 9-6 b
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
3
853509-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Singaswewin 17 

b g COUNT DUBOIS - Tara's Tune (Tara's Halls)

4 9-6
-
C MaujeanGrant Maroun
4
909030-
i
Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs M J Willemse & N Venturella)

Jingle 30 

b g MOGOK - Culamoya Chimes (MODERN DAY)

4 9-6 b
-
Hennie GreylingLeon Erasmus
5
0050-
i
Dayglo orange, purple crossed sashes, dayglo green sleeves and cap (Mr C P Bronkhorst)

Carpe Noctem 42 

b g Seventh Rock - PRINCESS BELINDA (Royal Chalice)

5 9-6 b
-
J V'd MerweLeon Erasmus
6
i
Green, gold chevrons, green sleeves, striped cap (Eclipse Racing & Breeding CC)

Mendoza Strike 

b c Don Pedro Mendoza - Strike Princess (Leopard Strike)

Non Runner
7
860662-
i
Yellow, blue chevrons, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins)

Raise A Flag 23 

b g Antigua Island - Gripsholm (Anytime)

3 9-4
-
Jarryd PennyLeon Erasmus
8
564-
i
Turquoise, white stars, red collar and sleeves, white stars, turquoise cap (Mr F Bronkhorst)

Tumbling Stream 12 

b g King's Apostle - Western Intrigue (Western Winter)

3 9-4
-
G WrogemannStephen Moffatt
9
744503-
i
White, cerise star, white sleeves, cerise stars, white cap, cerise stars and peak (Mrs A Snyman)

He's Great 23 

b g Great Britain - Arabian Spell (Al Mufti)

3 9-4
-
W C MarwingLeon Erasmus
10
698-
i
Silver and blue checked diamonds, white sleeves, blue cap (Messrs J R Van Der Linden, M Lieveaux & J Shill)

Wiggle Wiggle 23 

b g Antonius Pius - Lempicka (Royal Academy)

3 9-4 b
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (3)Robbie Sage
11
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Boardwalk Gangster 

b g Toreador - Coastal Cabaret (Stage Call)

3 9-4
-
Calvin HabibClinton Binda
12
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Seven Lives 

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

3 9-4
-
G LerenaJohan J Van Vuuren
13
07-
i
White, black sleeves, red chevrons, black and red quartered cap (Mr L & Mrs S Meistre)

Skyjack 21 

ch c Global One - Beautiful Jo (Silvano)

3 9-4
-
R SimonsPaul Matchett
14
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars)

Square The Circle 

b c Royal Air Force - Faithful Spirit (Phantom Earl)

3 9-4
-
Donavan MansourJohan J Van Vuuren
15
069907-
i
Brown, grey and green hooped sleeves and cap (Messrs J Wolff & M B Rai, D Padayachee & Ram Singh)

Noordwes 23 

ch c Noordhoek Flyer - Pink West (Manshood)

3 9-4 b
-
Mathew ThackerayClifford Harris
16
070-
i
White, red hoop, striped sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs A Snyman & Mr I Snyman)

Tonius 74 

b c Antonius Pius - Blingle Bells (Parade Leader)

Non Runner (Reserve)
17
008900-
i
White, pink spot, grey collar and sleeves, pink and white quartered cap (Mr Derek Olsen)

Lover's Legacy 28 

ch g A P Answer - Flower Lover (Exploit)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

TUMBLING STREAM showed brilliant speed when much improved after a break. If he took the race well could keep galloping. PRINCE OF WAR is never far off but battling to strike. SINGASWEWIN races before this - watch! RAISE A FLAG could have the measure of stable mate HE'S GREAT and they should be preferred of the the other 5 inmates. Watch newcomers especially SEVEN LIVES.

Verdict

PRINCE OF WAR is running really well right now as his most recent effort indicates and is the one to catch. Tumbling Stream could be the biggest competition, while Raise A Flag is another with the potential to be on the premises.

12:10 Vaal (RSA) 12 Oct 2017

All To Come Maiden Plate (3YO plus)

Winner 59,375 ZAR - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
556869-
i
Brown, grey and green hooped sleeves and cap (Mr J Wolff)

Sound Cloud 12 

b g Var - Avian Talk (Confidential Talk)

5 9-6
-
Hennie GreylingClifford Harris
2
0-
i
White, red chevrons, striped sleeves, white cap (Mr & Mrs C Jonker)

Dre's Legacy 275 

b g Malhub - Halloy (Val Des Bois)

Non Runner
3
6/4-
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Island View 187 

b g Visionaire - Tribute (Desert Team)

4 9-6
-
C MaujeanJoey Soma
4
0-
i
Purple, white crossed sashes, purple sleeves, white cap, purple spots (Mr & Mrs S W Kenny & Messrs D Fleischman & D Iliad)

Lascari 12 

b g Global One - Tiptoe Dancer (Parade Leader)

Non Runner
5
032-
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 & Gre)

Till Dawn 68 

b g Await The Dawn - Winehouse (Kahal)

3 9-2
-
G LerenaJohan J Van Vuuren
6
805909-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Green Brigade 35 

b g King Of Kings - Celtic Sands (Hermitage)

3 9-2 b1
-
R DanielsonD Gray St John
7
090800-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Hokipokidokeywokey 17 

b g Great Britain - Hokey Pokey (National Assembly)

3 9-2
-
Francois HerholdtGrant Maroun
8
i
White, sky blue stripe, striped sleeves, white cap, sky blue peak (Mr G L O'brien, Mr K & Mrs L R A Zackey & Hyperpai)

Corrido 

b c Mambo in Seattle - Malaguena (Cordoba)

3 9-2
-
Mark KhanPaul Peter
9
50-
i
Black, shocking pink and white sash, pink sleeves and cap, white hoop (Messrs I F M Van Schalkwyk, M J Campbell, W D Jack)

General Mao 67 

ch g Visionaire - Razy Wells (POLIGLOTE)

3 9-2
-
Calvin HabibStuart Pettigrew
10
7-
i
Cerise, white sleeves, cerise spots, white cap, cerise spots (Mrs Vanessa Harrison)

Judd's Rocket 139 

ch g Judpot - Jet Flyer (JET MASTER)

3 9-2
-
G WrogemannCandice Dawson 1
11
79-
i
Green, white epaulettes, green cap, white spots (Mr G S Knowles)

Middle Path 17 

b g Pathfork - Touche (JET MASTER)

3 9-2
-
K ZechnerMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
12
i
Black, scarlet and gold hooped sleeves, scarlet cap (Mr G Hodges & Mr L & Mrs S Meistre)

National Aim 

ch c Main Aim - Moyo (Sarge)

3 9-2
-
Devin HabibBrian Wiid
13
0-
i
Dayglo yellow, purple spots (Messrs A J Van Huyssteen, M F De Kock, M C Gerber,)

Tremendous 77 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Great Wall (Fort Wood)

3 9-2
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (3)M F De Kock
14
i
Yellow, royal blue chevron, collar, cuffs and cap (Al Adiyaat South Africa (pty) Ltd)

Yakeen (AUS)  

b c Teofilo - Reine (Royal Academy)

3 9-2
-
Callan MurrayM F De Kock
15
097099-
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Valado 9 

b g Alado - Lady Diesis (Diesis)

5 9-6 b
-
Heavelon V'd HovenRomeo Francis
Verdict

TILL DAWN ran close up in his last 2 on the poly before a rest and if agrees with turf could take honours. ISLAND VIEW has been given time and if ready will be in the shake-up. JUDD'S ROCKET and MIDDLE PATH can improve to place. Watch the first-timers especially YAKEEN and CORRIDO.

Verdict

TILL DAWN is the one to beat judged on overall form and sets the bar very high. Island View gets the vote for second, while Yakeen looks best of the remainder first time up.

12:45 Vaal (RSA) 12 Oct 2017

Play Soccer 6, 10 And 13 Maiden Plate (3YO plus)

Winner 59,375 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
595347-
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Witch King 107 

b g Querari - Wild Oak (LECTURE)

4 9-6 b
-
Mark KhanClinton Binda
2
786577-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

The Falls Road 19 

b g Call To Combat - Amalfi Drive (ANNOUNCE)

4 9-6 b
-
S BrownD Gray St John
3
999795-
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Romeo's Revenge 9 

b g Just as Well - Complicated Girl (Northern Guest)

4 9-6 b
-
Francois HerholdtRomeo Francis
4
98-
i
Blue, red crossed sashes, yellow sleeves, blue cap (Mr E Verdonese)

On Leave 19 

b g Brave Tin Soldier - Time To Laugh (Windrush)

4 9-6 b
-
Deon SampsonErico Verdonese
5
8885-
i
Blue, black hoop, armbands and cuffs, blue cap, black peak (Messrs D Abramowitz, L M Nestadt, J Shill, M Trakm)

Black Devon 19 

b g Toreador - Ad Infinitum (Among Men)

3 9-2
-
A DelpechOrmond Ferraris
6
545054-
i
Blue, orange chevrons, white sleeves and cap (Messrs C E & L Muller & Mr C L Whittle)

Outside Edge 35 

ch c Jay Peg - Grace Road (Goldkeeper)

3 9-2
-
S KhumaloTony Nassif
7
976-
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Hyper Jet 23 

b g Pathfork - Escondida (Fort Wood)

3 9-2
-
Mathew ThackerayPaul Peter
8
0-
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Mr Colin Bird)

Greenwood Drive (AUS)  96 

ch c Lope De Vega - Bootsey (Cat Thief)

3 9-2
-
G WrogemannRobbie Sage
9
3-
i
Dayglo yellow, purple spots (Messrs A J Van Huyssteen & William Henderson)

Huyssteen (AUS)  17 

b/b g Hard Spun - Renaka (Redoute's Choice)

3 9-2
-
G LerenaMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
10
52-
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

La Scala 17 

ch g Silvano - La Normandie (American Chance)

Non Runner
11
08-
i
White, blue hoop, white sleeves and cap (Messrs L P Ralphs & M F De Kock & Mesdames J & K R)

Peacock Pie 63 

b g Visionaire - Dubai Jewel (Fusaichi Pegasus)

3 9-2 b
-
Callan MurrayM F De Kock
12
i
Red, black spots, white sleeves, black cap (Messrs W D Jackson, M J Campbell & I F M Van Schal)

Savannah King 

b c Tiger Ridge - Art Of Africa (Elliodor)

3 9-2
-
R DanielsonStuart Pettigrew
13
9-
i
Purple and lilac quartered, striped sleeves and cap (Mr M Destombes)

Tango Man 63 

b g Mullins Bay - Andaman Dancer (Rambo Dancer)

3 9-2
-
J V'd MerweM F De Kock
14
i
Yellow and red diagonal stripes, black sleeves and collar, red cap, black peak (Ltk Racing & Breeding (nom:mr L J Van Der Vyver))

Think Of Magic 

b c Philanthropist - MILDEN MAGIC (National Emblem)

3 9-2
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
15
70007-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Howhighthemoon 5 

b g Bold Silvano - Voodoo Girl (Jallad)

3 9-2
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
Verdict

HUYSSTEEN was backed when narrowly beaten on debut. He will have gained valuable experience and rates the one to beat. LA SCALA is improving nicely and if jumps well shouldn't be far behind. HYPER JET will appreciate the extra and could get into the picture. BLACK DEVON improved last time and could feature. Many others are looking to improve and watch newcomers.

Verdict

HUYSSTEEN fell short of market expectations last time, but is worth giving another chance. Black Devon makes most appeal among the remainder, while Think Of Magic is another with a place chance seeing a racecourse for the first time.

13:20 Vaal (RSA) 12 Oct 2017

Supabets 0861 76 22 37 Maiden Plate (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 59,375 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
842355-
i
Red, white braces, blue and red striped sleeves, blue cap (Messrs Z L Nassif, S F G Habib, G J Nassif & J Nas)

Rolled Silver 14 

b f Go Deputy - Forged Anew (Western Winter)

4 9-6
-
G WrogemannScott Kenny
2
394003-
i
Silver, black star, silver sleeves, black stars, silver cap, black stars (Mr F R W van Ghent)

Lady Defender 9 

b f Greys Inn - Olympic Debut (Goldmark)

4 9-6
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
3
67040-
i
White, black stripes, collar and sleeves, striped cap (Messrs G Wolf, Clinton Lines & M C Janse Van Rensb)

Our Biscuit 56 

b f Warm White Night - Hersonet (Hussonet)

3 9-2
-
Marco V'RensburgJohan Van Eck
4
020793-
i
Brown, beige shamrock, brown sleeves, beige cap (Mr A R Rapp)

Kick Butt 9 

ch f Traffic Guard - Unique (Muhtafal)

3 9-2 b
-
K ZechnerStephen Moffatt
5
897064-
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Purdey 9 

b f Crusade - Secret Babe (Labeeb)

3 9-2
-
C MaujeanRomeo Francis
6
9-
i
Purple and lilac quartered, striped sleeves and cap (Mr M Destombes)

Cape Fire 19 

b f Kahal - Cape Pride (Cordoba)

3 9-2
-
Francois HerholdtAlec Laird
7
3-
i
Blue, yellow epaulettes and cap (Mr M C Gerber)

Circle Of Latitude 23 

b f Philanthropist - Gaily Goes West (Western Winter)

3 9-2
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
8
4-
i
Dayglo yellow, dayglo pink cross and sleeves, white cap (Mr Barry Marais)

Il Mondo 23 

b f Brave Tin Soldier - Silwood (Fort Wood)

3 9-2
-
J V'd MerweChris Erasmus
9
4-
i
Black and yellow halved diagonally, yellow sleeves, black cuffs, yellow cap (Messrs M A Currie, D G Abery, T Fourie, G S Knowle)

Inthepurplerain 40 

b f Querari - Bellhouse (Danehill)

3 9-2
-
G LerenaCandice Dawson
10
6-
i
Yellow, royal blue chevron, collar, cuffs and cap (Al Adiyaat South Africa (pty) Ltd)

Saheera (ARG)  35 

gr f Exchange Rate - Sabha (Elusive Quality)

3 9-2
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (3)M F De Kock
11
7-
i
Black, purple crossed sashes, black sleeves, purple cap (Mr G Goksel)

Sunrise Ruby 23 

b f King Of Kings - Indian Ruby (Dolpour)

3 9-2 b1
-
Donavan MansourGokhan Terzi
12
i
Brown, beige shamrock, brown sleeves, beige cap (Mr A R Rapp)

The Golden One 

b c Golden Sword - Devon Cross (Fard)

3 9-2
-
Mathew ThackerayStephen Moffatt
13
2-
i
Black, yellow sash, sleeves and cap (Mauritzfontein (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss J B Slack))

Witch Of The West 17 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Angel Witch (Parade Leader)

3 9-2
-
A DelpechMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
14
7-
i
Black, green collar, cuffs and cap (Mr M Winstanley)

Zulu Dawn 23 

b f Await The Dawn - Ithala (Albarahin)

3 9-2
-
R DanielsonStuart Pettigrew
15
9-
i
Lime green, black diamond, lime green sleeves and cap, black diamond (Stone Hill Stud (nom: Mr H C W Rix))

Royal Fountain 12 

b f Pathfork - Grootfontein (Kahal)

Non Runner (Reserve)
16
70-
i
Yellow, blue chevrons, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins)

Radiant Flower 33 

b f Spanish Harlem - Gloxinia (Tara's Halls)

Non Runner (Reserve)
17
599-
i
Yellow, blue chevrons, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins)

Really Mine 17 

b f Spanish Harlem - Voice Of An Angel (Silvino)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

WITCH OF THE WEST, SAHEERA and CIRCLE OF LATITUDE did well on their debuts and should come on heaps. The last mentioned found most support while SAHEERA was the least fancied, however, WITCH OF THE WEST ran on smartly and could come out tops. KICK BUTT has improved in blinkers and could upset the apple-cart. ROLLED SILVER is better than her last 2.

Verdict

WITCH OF THE WEST can only improve and will probably take all the beating. Circle Of Latitude looks sure to be involved as well , while The Golden One should go close too seeing a racecourse for the first time.

13:55 Vaal (RSA) 12 Oct 2017

interbet.co.za 0861 150 160 Fm 64 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 51,244 ZAR - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
720117-
i
Black, orange maltese cross, sleeves and cap (Cracking Pace Syndicate (nom: Mr M S Cruickshank))

Claremorris 63 

ch f Visionaire - Mayo (Northern Guest)

4 9-11
-
J V'd MerweRoy Magner
2
8410-
i
Purple, gold maltese cross, dark blue and royal blue halved sleeves, blue collar, quartered cap (Mr A K Rowe)

Opera 14 

b f Oratorio - Dual Honour (Al Mufti)

3 9-10
-
G WrogemannRoy Magner
3
241265-
i
Yellow, cerise hoop, yellow sleeves, quartered cap (Mr D F Coles & Mr & Mrs R A Wiggill)

Memphis Belle 86 

b f Var - Cheyenne (Rambo Dancer)

4 9-9
-
P StrydomMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
4
621152-
i
Cerise, black hoop and sleeves, cerise armbands, black cap (Mr G R Sadleir)

Osculation 21 

b f Argonaut - Kissing Cousin (CAPTAIN AL)

4 9-7
-
Mark KhanRoy Magner
5
622359-
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Varsity Princess 14 

b f Var - Texan Summer (Houston Connection)

4 9-6 b1
-
W C MarwingLeon Erasmus
6
864422-
i
White and red diamonds, checked sleeves, red cap (Messrs S Mileham, G H Long, H D Long & L C Long)

Celtic Lady 14 

b m Bankable - Inuit Woman (Western Winter)

5 9-4
-
G LerenaRoy Magner
7
057653-
i
Purple and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, striped cap (Messrs F Van Wyk & F N Englezakis)

Timedtoperfection 14 

b f Judpot - Gold Class (LECTURE)

4 9-4
-
A DelpechCorne Spies
8
833660-
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Burgundy Rose 14 

ch f King's Chapel - Catwalk Belle (MARTINELLI)

4 9-1
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
9
611740-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Aimee Sweet 21 

b f Great Britain - Centrespread (Model Man)

4 9-0
-
C MaujeanGrant Maroun
10
670036-
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 21 

b f Pathfork - Queens Prerogative (National Assembly)

4 9-0 b1
-
R DanielsonStuart Pettigrew
11
020112-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Prosperity 21 

b f Great Britain - Prosperous Storm (Storm Creek)

4 8-10
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
12
465570-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr & Mrs Mark Aboud & Messrs J C Buffey, G J Marou)

The Great Duchess 21 

b m Great Britain - Minski (Jallad)

5 8-3
-
Mathew ThackerayGrant Maroun
13
058870-
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Berdanine 14 

b f Great Britain - Balabos (Theatrical)

4 8-3
-
Jarryd PennyLeon Erasmus
Verdict

Open. CELTIC LADY has been runner-up in her last 2 and could confirm with TIMEDTOPERFECTION who needed it. OSCULATION shouldn't be far off again. MEMPHIS BELLE was slightly disappointing last time and should do better. PROSPERITY, CLAREMORRIS, OPERA, VARSITY PRINCESS and DANISH CROSS with blinkers on are all capable of pulling it off.

Verdict

PROSPERITY continues in form and is up to winning this. Celtic Lady seems the leading challenger, while The Great Duchess is prominent among those with minor place claims.

14:35 Vaal (RSA) 12 Oct 2017

Meet The Celebrities 4 November Fm 58 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 51,244 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

7f 210y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
15925-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Curbstone Shuffle 9 

b f MOGOK - SCUFFLEBIRD (Scuffleburg)

3 9-6
-
R DanielsonD Gray St John
2
460689-
i
Lime green, black diamond, lime green sleeves and cap, black diamond (Stone Hill Stud (nom: Mr H C W Rix))

Teenage Dream 28 

ch f Lateral - Tetre Rouge (French Stress)

4 9-6
-
G LerenaMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
3
738923-
i
Black, black sleeves, white stars, black cap, white star (Mr D J & Mrs H M R Nieuwenhuizen)

Monarch Air 17 

ch m A P Arrow - Lady Red (Russian Revival)

5 9-6
-
W C MarwingDavid Nieuwenhuizen
4
150746-
i
Old gold, red sash, striped sleeves, red cap (Dr A M De Villiers, Mr B O Lenders & Mr D J & Mrs)

Cinnamon Slew 33 

b f Mambo in Seattle - Cinnamon Sugar (Fort Wood)

4 9-5
-
P StrydomDavid Nieuwenhuizen
5
000411-
i
White, red sleeves, yellow cap (Messrs A Christodolides, E B Wright & Mr D J & Mrs)

Flowing Gown 33 

b m Imperial Stride - Akilah (Al Mufti)

5 9-3 b
-
Ryan MungerDavid Nieuwenhuizen
6
445200-
i
Black, black sleeves, white stars, black cap, white star (Mr D J & Mrs H M R Nieuwenhuizen)

Golddust Woman 17 

b f Western Winter - Mat Gold (Goldkeeper)

4 9-2 b
-
C MaujeanDavid Nieuwenhuizen
7
140504-
i
Purple and old gold checked diamonds, old gold sleeves and cap (Phumelela International Syndicate (nom: Mr J A Stu)

Flipflash 9 

b f Golden Sword - Cwebe Cwebe (Muhtafal)

4 9-1 b
-
A DelpechJohan J Van Vuuren
8
664513-
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Spice Queen 9 

b f Mambo in Seattle - Twang (Desert King)

3 9-0
-
Heavelon V'd HovenPaul Peter
9
850592-
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Charter Jet 9 

ch f A P Arrow - Millionaires Row (Way West)

4 9-0 b
-
J V'd MerweLeon Erasmus
10
953410-
i
Blue, hot pink stars, sleeves and cap, blue star and peak (Mesdames M Soal & C Soal & Mr K Soal)

Sussex 17 

ch f Golden Sword - Angora (Tamburlaine)

3 8-13
-
Donavan MansourRoy Magner
11
010004-
i
Turquoise blue, cerise epaulettes and sleeves, turquoise blue armband, cerise cap (Mr K P & Mrs N M Backos & Messrs S F G Habib, D I)

Legend Seeker 14 

b f MOGOK - Majestic Legend (Royal Academy)

4 8-11
-
Mathew ThackerayTyrone Zackey
12
808475-
i
Turquoise blue, cerise epaulettes and sleeves, turquoise blue armband, cerise cap (Messrs S F G Habib & Tyrone Zackey & Mr K P & Mrs)

Main Baby 17 

b f Main Aim - Jelly Baby (Jallad)

4 8-9
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (3)Tyrone Zackey
13
000450-
i
Black and white stripes, orange sleeves and cap (Mr C P Harris)

Ntoma 28 

b m COUNT DUBOIS - Gap Year (Rich Man's Gold)

5 8-9
-
Hennie GreylingClifford Harris
14
600448-
i
Red, red and grey checked sleeves, grey cap, red star (Messrs C L Whittle & G, K & M M Nassif)

Queenie 14 

b f Rebel King - Big Five Jive (Tiger Dance)

4 8-5
-
M YeniTony Nassif
Verdict

Luck in running could be the decider. Stable mates MONARCH AIR, CINNAMON SLEW and FLOWING GOWN have been finishing close together and any could win but slight preference to the last mentioned who is on a hat-trick. CURBSTONE SHUFFLE, FLIPFLASH (blinkers back on), SPICE QUEEN and CHARTER JET finished in a bunch and it could go anyway. TEENAGE DREAM is not out of it.

Verdict

TEENAGE DREAM gets a narrow vote but will need to steer clear of any trouble. Flipflash should be thereabouts, while Main Baby could also get a look-in.

15:10 Vaal (RSA) 12 Oct 2017

Equinity 9 November Mr 80 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 62,492 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

7f 210y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
521412-
i
Red and white quartered, red sleeves, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs M L P Rattray)

Pilou 23 

ch g Western Winter - Bardot (Badger Land)

4 9-6
-
S KhumaloSean Tarry
2
000037-
i
Lime green, black diamond, lime green sleeves and cap, black diamond (Stone Hill Stud (nom: Mr H C W Rix))

Man's Inn 12 

b g Greys Inn - Model Muse (Model Man)

6 9-6 b
-
M YeniMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
3
164950-
i
Turquoise, white stars, red collar and sleeves, white stars, turquoise cap (Messrs F Bronkhorst, D Bayley & L E Starkey)

Street Flyer (AUS)  12 

b g Flying Spur - Rue des Reves (Royal Academy)

6 9-5
-
P StrydomMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
4
265421-
i
Fuchsia, black spot, halved sleeves, striped cap (Brooklyn Bullet Trust (nom: Mr A J Joseph))

Tommy Waterdevil 23 

b g Jay Peg - Lazer Lady (JET MASTER)

5 9-1
-
Mark KhanErico Verdonese
5
211334-
i
Black, scarlet sash and cap (Mr O A Ferraris)

Shogun 12 

b g Dynasty - Oceana (Elliodor)

5 9-0
-
A DelpechOrmond Ferraris
6
605887-
i
Red, black chevron, green sleeves and cap (Messrs G J Nassif, Z L Nassif & J Nassif)

Refuge 23 

b g Toreador - Home Safe (Silvano)

4 8-13
-
G WrogemannScott Kenny
7
296640-
i
Black, scarlet and gold hooped sleeves, scarlet cap (Messrs G Hodges & B O Wiid)

National Key 23 

ch g National Assembly - Special Key (Brother Philips)

8 8-13
-
Deon SampsonBrian Wiid
8
1744-
i
Emerald green, white sleeves and cap (Messrs P T Connellan, M F De Kock, M C Gerber, G M)

Well Connected 19 

b g Silvano - Over Bridget (National Assembly)

3 8-5 b
-
Lyle HewitsonM F De Kock
9
010578-
i
White, black sleeves, red chevrons, black and red quartered cap (Mr L & Mrs S Meistre & Messrs J H Schoeman & W A W)

I'm A Raptor 42 

b g Soar With Eagles - I'm Flighty (I'm Great)

4 8-3
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (3)Paul Matchett
Verdict

TOMMY WATERDEVIL (switched) grabbed PILOU (spread a shoe) on the line last time. SHOGUN wasn't far off in the same race and it could get close between them again. WELL CONNECTED should do better off a handy weight. MAN'S INN (track and trip specialist), STREET FLYER, NATIONAL KEY (moody) and REFUGE could make up quartets.

Verdict

WELL CONNECTED has been hard to fault in recent races and is just about the pick in this line up. National Key should be thereabouts come the business end, while Pilou is also in the running for some place money at least.

15:45 Vaal (RSA) 12 Oct 2017

Charity Mile 4 November Mr 72 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 55,004 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
422811-
i
Red, blue maltese cross, white sleeves and cap (Mr G C Kalil)

Darkest Hour 28 

ch c Await The Dawn - Hezekiah (KITALPHA)

3 9-9 b
-
J V'd MerweBarend Daniel Botes
2
701143-
i
Royal blue, grey stripe, royal blue sleeves, striped cap (Pcs (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr P Botha) & Messrs G J Nassi)

Sail For Joy 105 

b g Argonaut - Joy To The Fore (Pole Position)

4 9-7
-
Ryan MungerScott Kenny
3
231215-
i
Blue, yellow epaulettes and cap (Mr M C Gerber)

Captain Chips 19 

b g CAPTAIN AL - Blue Swift (Redoute's Choice)

6 9-4
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
4
100377-
i
Yellow, green sash, yellow sleeves, green cap (Messrs Mervin Naidoo, P A Govender & Mrs Kumari Na)

Highway Eightyfive 39 

b g Kahal - Reigning Queen (King Of Kings)

4 9-3
-
W C MarwingDavid Nieuwenhuizen 1
5
223137-
i
Black, red and white checked stripe, red and white checked cap (Mr P E White)

Blue Diamond Road 63 

b g MOGOK - Blue Nevada (Anytime)

Non Runner
6
934950-
i
Royal blue and white quartered, royal blue sleeves, white chevrons, royal blue cap, white peak (Mr B Riley)

Side Show 21 

b g Querari - Show Piece (Fort Wood)

4 9-1
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
7
41582-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Lake Kinneret 12 

b c Kahal - Engagement (ANNOUNCE)

3 9-0 b
-
R DanielsonD Gray St John
8
127/407-
i
Cherry and white hoops, cherry cap (Messrs S F G Habib & Tyrone Zackey & Mr K P & Mrs)

Holy Joe 37 

b g Miesque's Approval - Angel Child (MOGOK)

4 8-13
-
K ZechnerTyrone Zackey
9
707479-
i
Red, purple sleeves, blue spots and cap (Mr J M Mort & Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda)

Western Warrior 14 

b g Querari - Westwardly (Silvano)

4 8-3
-
Mark KhanClinton Binda
10
060087-
i
Yellow, black sleeves, yellow cap (Messrs Anthony Maroun & Shalita Nassif)

Uposeupay 19 

ch g ANNOUNCE - Daisy Delux (Fort Wood)

5 8-3 b
-
M YeniTony Nassif
11
600098-
i
Yellow, blue 'v' bib, blue sleeves, yellow cap (Messrs C L Whittle & G, K & M M Nassif)

Sailabrate 74 

b g Sail From Seattle - Vivacity (Caesour)

Non Runner
Verdict

Competitive. LAKE KINNERET improved in blinkers and the form has been franked. CAPTAIN CHIPS is best this track and trip but on their meeting in May he has 2,3 lengths to find with SAIL FOR JOY, however, the latter could just need it. DARKEST HOUR has improved and could complete a hat-trick. BLUE DIAMOND ROAD comes off a rest but could win fresh.

Verdict

HOLY JOE is running well enough to take this but has little leeway if anything goes wrong. Sail For Joy is tough to ignore in the search for second, while Western Warrior also merits respect.

16:20 Vaal (RSA) 12 Oct 2017

Next Vaal Race Meeting Is Tuesday 17 Oct Mr 66 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 47,500 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1-
i
Gold and black stripes, gold sleeves, striped cap (Mr N D Moloi)

Genesis 23 

b c Await The Dawn - Dignify (Rambo Dancer)

3 9-6
-
S KhumaloSean Tarry
2
045405-
i
Red, red and grey checked sleeves, grey cap, red star (Messrs G, K & M M Nassif)

Cedrus Libani 19 

b g Horse Chestnut - Sunset Forest (Al Mufti)

4 9-6
-
G LerenaJohan J Van Vuuren
3
505258-
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Flag Of France 30 

b g THE SHEIK - Fields Of France (Val Des Bois)

8 9-6
-
Marco V'RensburgRomeo Francis
4
980440-
i
Blue, white epaulettes and sleeves, blue cuffs and cap (Messrs R Pettigrew, M J Campbell & A D Marx)

Majestic Bay 37 

b g Antonius Pius - Bay Of Desire (Red Ransom)

6 9-6
-
G WrogemannStuart Pettigrew
5
624962/
i
Old gold and cream quartered, old gold sleeves, quartered cap (Imagine Racing Cc (nom: Mrs C J Hartley) & Mr D Ma)

Petrichor 742 

ch g A P Arrow - Guest Gallery (Special Preview)

6 9-5
-
C MaujeanJoey Soma
6
5104-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Devil's Peak 9 

ch g Modus Vivendi - Emperor's Dance (Caesour)

3 9-4
-
R DanielsonD Gray St John
7
22/10-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Racing Free 12 

b g Silvano - Racing Heart (National Assembly)

6 9-2
-
S BrownD Gray St John
8
650042-
i
Red, Black Hoops, White Sleeves, Black Cuffs, Red Cap (Mr S M Leahy)

Neuf De Pape 19 

b g Right Approach - Best Chris (Trempolino)

5 9-1 b
-
Lyle HewitsonMike/adam Azzie
9
582210-
i
Royal blue, red and white hooped sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr J G Gomes)

Sleepinseattle 12 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Honour Dancer (Mistral Dancer)

6 9-1
-
Mark KhanErico Verdonese
10
554789-
i
Turquoise, white stars, red collar and sleeves, white stars, turquoise cap (Messrs F Bronkhorst, Lucky Houdalakis & K G Viljoe)

Rebel Baron 12 

ch g Rebel King - Mon Dieu (Saumarez)

4 8-9 b
-
R SimonsMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
11
045333-
i
Gold, black crossed sashes, gold sleeves and cap, black peak (Mr K & Mrs L R A Zackey & Messrs Buddy Zackey & Je)

Wottahottie 9 

ch g Kahal - SUCHA LOOKA (Braashee)

6 8-9 b
-
M YeniStanley M Ferreira
12
007688-
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Aquabuoy 9 

b g Sail From Seattle - Sea Time (Rambo Dancer)

6 8-8 b
-
Heavelon V'd HovenRomeo Francis
13
574517-
i
Royal blue, pink crossed sashes, turquoise sleeves, pink cap, turquoise star (Mr M S Moosa)

Varzen 21 

ch g Var - Zeigler (Elliodor)

4 8-6
-
Ryan MungerBrett Webber
14
935041-
i
White, light blue seams and sleeves, striped cap (Mr J M Cola)

William Grace 56 

b g Dynasty - Quick Single (Jallad)

4 8-6 b
-
A DelpechGavin Van Zyl
15
707303-
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Messrs Colin Bird & G R Sadleir)

Sabre Dance 26 

b g Kahal - Red Kaschka (Elliodor)

Non Runner (Reserve)
16
740597-
i
Gold, black crossed sashes, gold sleeves and cap, black peak (Mr K & Mrs L R A Zackey & Messrs J Nassif, Z L Na)

Last Battle 44 

b g Parade Leader - Landaulet (Badger Land)

Non Runner (Reserve)
17
673644-
i
White and red diamonds, checked sleeves, red cap (Messrs S Mileham, G H Long, H D Long & L C Long)

Shortstop 17 

b g Rebel King - Bella Diva (Eli's Star)

Non Runner (Reserve)