11:45 Vaal (RSA) 18 Jul 2017

Welcome To Vaal Maiden Juvenile Plate (2YO only)

Winner 59,375 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
395254
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Bennu 10 

b g King's Chapel - Rise Again (Tamburlaine)

3 9-6
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
2
0
i
Green, blue spot, hooped sleeves and cap (Mrs B I D'oliveira)

Bling Ball 24 

b c Curved Ball - Bling Dancer (West Man)

3 9-6
-
Devin HabibBrett Webber
3
08
i
Green, gold chevrons, green sleeves, striped cap (Eclipse Racing & Breeding CC)

Cold Front 37 

b c What A Winter - Up Front (COUNT DUBOIS)

3 9-6
-
Craig ZackeyCorne Spies
4
0544
i
Red, blue maltese cross, white sleeves and cap (Mr G C Kalil)

Darkest Hour 21 

ch c Await The Dawn - Hezekiah (KITALPHA)

3 9-6 b
-
J V'd MerweBarend Daniel Botes
5
0906
i
Brown, grey and green hooped sleeves and cap (Messrs J Wolff & M B Rai, D Padayachee & Ram Singh)

Noordwes 56 

ch c Noordhoek Flyer - Pink West (Manshood)

3 9-6 b
-
Hennie GreylingClifford Harris
6
062898
i
Yellow, blue chevrons, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins)

Raise A Flag 33 

b g Antigua Island - Gripsholm (Anytime)

3 9-6
-
Ryan MungerLeon Erasmus
7
35006
i
Turquoise blue, cerise epaulettes and sleeves, turquoise blue armband, cerise cap (Mr K P & Mrs N M Backos, Mr D I & Mrs J G Caunter)

So Long Spring 2 

b g Pathfork - Dancing Summer (Mr Greeley)

Non Runner
8
0
i
White, red hoop, striped sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs A Snyman & Mr I Snyman)

Tonius 10 

b c Antonius Pius - Blingle Bells (Parade Leader)

3 9-6
-
Evert PheifferLeon Erasmus
9
i
White, yellow spot, striped sleeves, yellow cap, white diamond (Mr N Kokkoris)

Vicomte 

b g Var - A Star For Maria (Noverre)

3 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonGavin Van Zyl
10
i
Black, green and tangerine sash, green sleeves and cap (Mr G R Almanza & Corryvrecken Racing Cc (nom: Mrs)

Fast Looks 

b f Crusade - Ramp Model (Rakeen)

3 9-1
-
G WrogemannLouis Goosen
Verdict

BENNU has the best exposed form, but is still a maiden after 9 runs. DARKEST HOUR has a couple of well beaten places. Lightly raced BLING BALL and COLD FRONT can be expected to improve. Debutantes VICOMTE and FAST LOOKS won't need to be too special to win against these.

Verdict

BENNU's recent runs have had a lot to like about them and he should prove hard to catch. So Long Spring is the most prudent second choice, while Darkest Hour looks best of the remainder.

12:20 Vaal (RSA) 18 Jul 2017

All To Come Maiden Plate (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 59,375 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
783346
i
Yellow, purple stars, yellow cap, purple star (Hollywood Syndicate (nom: Mr O B Heffer) & Dreamst)

Of The Moon 10 

ch f Trippi - Silver Apples (Victory Moon)

4 9-6
-
W C MarwingClinton Binda
2
327435
i
Light green, red maltese cross and sleeves, quartered cap (Mr M J A Ferreira)

Gotoluvher 21 

b f Trippi - Jambalaya (Holy Roman Emperor)

4 9-6 b
-
G WrogemannLouis Goosen
3
668672
i
Turquoise, purple stars, turquoise sleeves, purple armbands, turquoise cap, purple stars (Mr Andre Du Plessis)

Kitty Coo 26 

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

4 9-6 b
-
C MaujeanHeather Adamson
4
9807
i
Black, orange chevron, sleeves and cap (Mr C J Maree)

Orissa 16 

ch f Don Pedro Mendoza - Catipo (CATBIRD)

4 9-6 b
-
Donavan YeoJames Maree
5
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

A Rose For Juliet 

b f King's Chapel - Minder Binder (JOSHUA DANCER)

4 9-6
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (6)Romeo Francis
6
5
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Aquatique 16 

b f Rebel King - Reason To Believe (CAPTAIN AL)

3 9-0
-
Shadlee FortuneClinton Binda
7
5
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Coriander Queen 12 

ch f Modus Vivendi - Mumbai Magic (ANNOUNCE)

3 9-0
-
S KhumaloD Gray St John
8
i
Emerald and lime green quartered diagonally, lime green sleeves and cap (Mr T Spies)

Evangeline 

b f Elusive Fort - Ocean Island (Counter Action)

3 9-0
-
Ryan MungerCorne Spies
9
42
i
Black, dayglo yellow hoop, armbands and cap, black peak (Messrs G D Tooch, G L Blank, J Sarkis, D Yutar & B)

Ice Art 16 

b f Querari - Polar Art (Western Winter)

3 9-0
-
A DelpechMike Azzie
10
i
Emerald and lime green quartered diagonally, lime green sleeves and cap (Mr T Spies)

La Girona 

b f Jay Peg - Spanish Armada (Wolfhound)

3 9-0
-
Craig ZackeyCorne Spies
11
50
i
Magenta and black halved diagonally, white sleeves and cap (Messrs A J K & G B K Jarvis & O A Ferraris)

Tie Dye 10 

b f Visionaire - Rainbow Lady (Modern Day)

3 9-0
-
S BrownOrmond Ferraris
12
i
White and kingfisher quartered diagonally, checked sleeves and cap (Mr J H Deneys & Fred & Linda Mindszenty)

Wings Of Charne 

ch f King Of Kings - Vaudeville (Sapieha)

3 9-0
-
K ZechnerBrett Webber
Verdict

The juvenile ICE ART was supported when running on strongly last time, and should go one better. OF THE MOON is a regular placer, as is GOTOLUVHER. KITTY COO improved last time but needs to confirm. AQUATIQUE and CORIANDER QUEEN can both be expected to improve on their debut effort.

Verdict

ICE ART is some way in advance of these on form and is well up to winning this readily. La Girona should be thereabouts come the business end having her first run, while Evangeline is not out of it where the places are concerned first time out.

12:55 Vaal (RSA) 18 Jul 2017

Flamingo Park Raceday 5 August Maiden Plate (3YO plus)

Winner 59,375 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
075033
i
White, light blue seams and sleeves, striped cap (Mr J M Cola)

Just An Affair 19 

b g Just as Well - Flying Affair (Allied Flag)

4 9-6 b
-
K ZechnerMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
2
263357
i
Yellow, purple stars, yellow cap, purple star (Hollywood Syndicate (nom: Mr O B Heffer) & Dreamst)

Lauren Of Rochelle 52 

b g Rock Of Rochelle - Lauren B' (Elliodor)

4 9-6
-
W C MarwingClinton Binda 1
3
547755
i
Turquoise, purple stars, turquoise sleeves, purple armbands, turquoise cap, purple stars (Mr Andre Du Plessis)

Monty Python 16 

b g Global One - Sarah Smillie (Cordoba)

4 9-6 b1
-
C MaujeanHeather Adamson
4
09-6
i
Light blue and dark blue quartered, reversed sleeves, quartered cap (Miss D N Stenger)

Leeuwpoort 26 

b g Antigua Island - What A Life (Windrush)

4 9-6
-
Jarryd PennyDianne Stenger
5
653823
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Singaswewin 5 

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

4 9-6 b
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
6
555600
i
Lime green, blue cap, green star (Ms M Wagner)

Twounderpar 24 

b g Soar With Eagles - Rose Of Sharon (Prime Timber)

4 9-6
-
Evert PheifferJannie Borman
7
7
i
White, red chevrons, striped sleeves, white cap (Mr & Mrs C Jonker)

Powered By Malhub 19 

b g Malhub - Jetting In (Damascus Gate)

4 9-6
-
S BrownChris Jonker
8
00
i
Royal blue, grey stripe, royal blue sleeves, striped cap (Pcs (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr P Botha) & Messrs Deon Anth)

Dominico 77 

b g Toreador - Halterneck (Rich Man's Gold)

3 9-0
-
Lyle HewitsonScott Kenny
9
i
Black, white stripes, white sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs C P Murphy, J A Carr & P B Murphy)

Kentucky Boy 

b g Byword - Glorious Mamba (Parade Leader)

3 9-0
-
G WrogemannLouis Goosen
10
907
i
Royal blue, dayglo pink braces, royal blue and dayglo pink striped sleeves, dayglo pink cap (Mr Justus Van Wyk)

Red Cheque 21 

b c Traffic Guard - Jamaican Summer (Harry Hotspur)

3 9-0
-
Fanie ChambersRoy Magner
11
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Rocking Romeo 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Vienese Lady (Var)

3 9-0
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (6)Romeo Francis
12
46
i
Grey, red star, grey sleeves and cap, red star (Ms C V Walker)

Sweet Juliet 40 

b f Twice Over - Chancane (CAPTAIN AL)

3 8-8 b1
-
Craig ZackeyGerald C Walker
Verdict

The 2yo filly SWEET JULIET went close on debut, and has to be considered with bottom weight in this weak field. JUST AN AFFAIR seems set to leave the maiden ranks soon. LAUREN OF ROCHELLE would have a big say on best Cape form.SINGASWEWIN has to be respected. LEEUWPOORT showed signs of life last time. POWERED BY MALHUB showed pace on debut and will improve.

Verdict

MONTY PYTHON has run plenty of good races recently and is just about the pick in this line up. Just An Affair is another who could have a big say in proceedings, while Kentucky Boy merits respect as well first time out.

13:35 Vaal (RSA) 18 Jul 2017

www.itsarush.co.za Mr 82 Divided Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 69,996 ZAR - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
762331
i
White, black spot, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs G Eckert)

Sporting Monarch 16 

ch g Rebel King - Sporteska (Sportsworld)

4 9-6
-
Craig ZackeyBrett Warren
2
913351
i
Blue, red stars, blue sleeves, red cap (Mr D M Gray & St John D Gray)

Shivering Sea 7 

b f CAPTAIN AL - Qui Success (Qui Danzig)

5 9-5
-
G WrogemannD Gray St John
3
271723
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Messrs J Flemix, G J Maroun & J A Maroun)

Golden Man 37 

ch g Lateral - Picadilly Miss (London News)

6 9-4
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
4
32010
i
Blue, white braces, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs E R Grace & Mr D D Savadier & Mr E Verdon)

Nordic Rebel 7 

ch c Rebel King - Vinordic (Western Winter)

4 8-9
-
A DelpechErico Verdonese
5
7/72010
i
Shocking pink, yellow diagonal spots, shocking pink sleeves, yellow cuffs and cap (Danny & Ronel Collins & Mr D J & Mrs H M R Nieuwen)

Hot August 31 

ch g Var - Bushgirl (HUNTINGDALE)

5 8-8 b
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (6)David Nieuwenhuizen
6
234467
i
Royal blue, red diamond, sleeves and cap (Messrs K A Waterston, D Fleischman, David Green &)

Tokyo Drift 19 

ch g Admire Main - Gallica (Malhub)

6 8-7
-
J V'd MerweScott Kenny
Verdict

SHIVERING SEA was a very easy winner on Tuesday, and her MR was only raised 5 points. Now faces males, but has a decent shout. SPORTING MONARCH seldom runs poorly and has to be included. GOLDEN MAN is a serial placer and should be there again. NORDIC REBEL, TOKYO DRIFT and HOT AUGUST all have surprise potential in a competitive little contest.

Verdict

GOLDEN MAN looks to be the safest option but this is an open race. Shivering Sea is probably the biggest danger, while Tokyo Drift is the other candidate for the three.

14:05 Vaal (RSA) 18 Jul 2017

Racing Association Mr 69 Divided Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 55,004 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
381-
i
Black, silver diamond, pink sleeves, silver cap, black peak (Mr H C N Da Costa)

Exclusively Trendy 324 

ch g Elusive Fort - September Morn (Silvano)

4 9-6 b
-
Lyle HewitsonPaul Peter 1
2
100215
i
Peacock blue, peacock blue and burgundy hooped sleeves, peacock blue cap (Mr & Mrs P A Michaelides & Messrs W Clues & A G O')

Snow In Seattle 21 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Winter Bird (Aristis)

4 9-4 b
-
Craig ZackeyBarend Daniel Botes
3
0-701
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 19 

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

4 9-3
-
R SimonsPaul Matchett
4
774665
i
Red, purple sleeves, blue spots and cap (Mr J M Mort & Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda)

Dragoon 7 

b g Trippi - Dragon Lily (National Emblem)

6 9-3 b
-
W C MarwingClinton Binda
5
047012
i
Red, pale blue and black spotted sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs P A Michaelides & Messrs W Clues & A G O')

Tiger's Legacy 16 

b g Tiger Dance - Until (Danehill Dancer)

6 9-3
-
J V'd MerweBarend Daniel Botes
6
336695
i
Black, pink maltese cross, collar, cuffs and cap (Happy Valley Syndicate (nom: Mrs E Ladeira))

My Treasure 5 

ch g Right Approach - Treaj Pots (Rich Man's Gold)

6 9-2 b
-
Sandile Mbhele (9)Michael Nicholas Houdalakis
7
130583
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

King Of Mani 2 

ch g Kahal - Ashjaan (Malhub)

4 8-13
-
S BrownGrant Maroun
8
036-890
i
Blue, gold fleur de lys, blue sleeves, quartered cap (Mr P & Mrs J Vermeulen)

Ronin Warrior 16 

b g Kahal - Rosella (Jallad)

5 8-13
-
K ZechnerBrett Warren
9
340422
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Last Girl Standing 7 

ch f ANNOUNCE - Champion Tibbs (CASEY TIBBS)

5 8-5
-
S KhumaloD Gray St John
10
568070
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Messrs D A Simpson, G J Maroun & J A Maroun)

Quattro 5 

b g Judpot - Quatrain (Al Mufti)

5 8-5 b
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
11
039204
i
Gold, black crossed sashes, gold sleeves and cap, black peak (Mr K & Mrs L R A Zackey & Messrs Buddy Zackey & Je)

Wottahottie 26 

ch g Kahal - SUCHA LOOKA (Braashee)

6 8-4 b
-
Jarryd PennyStanley M Ferreira
12
600-970
i
Black, white maltese cross and sleeves, red cap (Messrs Paul Marks & M W Bass)

Bombs Away 87 

ch g Horse Chestnut - Spiced Gold (Kahal)

4 8-3
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (6)Stuart Pettigrew
13
76-1695
i
Black, silver diamond, pink sleeves, silver cap, black peak (Mr H C N Da Costa)

Amber Flash 26 

b g MOGOK - Gold Lass (Goldkeeper)

5 8-3 b
-
Dylan Lerena (9)Paul Peter
14
054631
i
Blue, white stars, white sleeves, blue cap, white star (Messrs J Flemix, J C Buffey, G J Maroun, J A Marou)

Rambo 2 

b g Victory Moon - Rambo's Flirt (Rambo Dancer)

9 8-3 b
-
C MaujeanGrant Maroun
Verdict

TIGER'S LEGACY confirmed his recent form return last time, and has to be considered again. LAST GIRL STANDING is always involved in the finish. SNOW IN SEATTLE is unreliable but can win at best. EXCLUSIVELY TRENDY looked promising but has been off the track for almost a year. I'M A RAPTOR made sudden improvement to win maiden last time.

Verdict

LAST GIRL STANDING was the beaten market pick on her most recent run, but should make the most of this opening. Snow In Seattle seems the principal threat, while Amber Flash also demands a second look.

14:40 Vaal (RSA) 18 Jul 2017

Soccer 6 Fm 68 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 55,004 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
048341
i
Aquamarine, silver maltese cross, checked sleeves and cap (Mrs C I Roberts Da Silva & Messrs G J Nassif, J Na)

Cataluga 24 

b m Fort Beluga - Jeanre (Cataloochee)

6 9-9
-
Craig ZackeyScott Kenny
2
224126
i
Yellow, cerise hoop, yellow sleeves, quartered cap (Mr D F Coles & Mr & Mrs R A Wiggill)

Memphis Belle 40 

b f Var - Cheyenne (Rambo Dancer)

4 9-5
-
A DelpechMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
3
1
i
Orange, brown v bib and sleeves, orange cap (Messrs R J, M J & R J Abrosie & Hyperpaint Syndica)

Analyse That 168 

b f Lithuanian - Noble World (Noble Thatch)

4 9-4
-
Jarryd PennyPaul Peter
4
837201
i
Black, orange maltese cross, sleeves and cap (Cracking Pace Syndicate (nom: Mr M S Cruickshank))

Claremorris 21 

ch f Visionaire - Mayo (Northern Guest)

4 9-1
-
J V'd MerweRoy Magner
5
577035
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Messrs J A Maroun & G J Maroun)

Pipkin 5 

b f Lateral - Pinnaquin (COUNT DUBOIS)

5 9-1
-
W C MarwingGrant Maroun
6
364154
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Burgundy Rose 24 

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

4 9-0
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
7
541860
i
Yellow, black stripe, yellow sleeves, black cuffs, yellow cap, black peak (Estate Late G J & Mrs C Royden-turner)

Succesfilly 21 

b f Var - Katici Princess (Noverre)

4 9-0 b
-
Lyle HewitsonGavin Van Zyl
8
14900-8
i
Yellow, black chevrons, red and black striped sleeves, red and black hooped cap (Mrs A Auby)

Never Give In 16 

b f Toreador - Hold Fast (Jallad)

5 8-11
-
Calvin HabibSean Tarry
9
6-19605
i
Red, blue maltese cross, white sleeves and cap (Messrs G C Kalil, W Clues & A G O'connor)

Goodness Me 16 

ch f Noordhoek Flyer - Oh My (STRIKE SMARTLY)

4 8-8
-
C MaujeanBarend Daniel Botes
10
783574
i
Purple, white star, purple sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs G J Maroun, J A Maroun, J C Buffey, G H Nor)

Lady On Fire 16 

ch m Albert Hall - Auberge (Fort Wood)

6 8-4
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
11
000092
i
Brown, gold star, brown sleeves, gold stars, brown cap, gold star (Messrs L P Collett & W C Lopes)

Queen At War 16 

ch f Brave Tin Soldier - Supreme Queen (Second Empire)

5 8-3 b
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (6)Roy Magner
12
869300
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Berdanine 24 

b f Great Britain - Balabos (Theatrical)

4 8-3
-
Evert PheifferLeon Erasmus
Verdict

Wide open. CATALUGA is speedy, and always a threat this class. MEMPHIS BELLE is sparingly raced and has only been unplaced once. ANALYSE THAT cruised in on debut, but has been off for six months. CLAREMORRIS has soundness issues, but is capable. LADY ON FIRE must go in on her latest.

Verdict

GOODNESS ME has been in good heart of late and is very much the one to aim at. Analyse That is high up there among the others, while Memphis Belle is perhaps the most interesting of those left.

15:20 Vaal (RSA) 18 Jul 2017

Book A Table 011 6811702 Middle Stakes (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 3f 205y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
4-21020
i
Yellow, black sleeves, yellow armbands, cuffs and cap (Maine Chance Farms (pty) Ltd (nom: Dr W A & Mrs N)

Bandola 63 

b f Silvano - Buccellati (Secret Prospector)

4 9-6
-
K ZechnerWeiho Marwing
2
6-67800
i
Maroon, white crossed sashes, sleeves and cap (Dr M J Pule)

Tobesuretobesure 24 

b m Tobe Or Nottobe - Model Sister (Model Man)

7 9-6 b
-
Craig ZackeyHeather Adamson
3
171339
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Messrs J A Maroun & G J Maroun)

Arte 24 

b f Ideal World - Idler (Fort Wood)

4 9-2 b
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
4
041231
i
Black, yellow sash, sleeves and cap (Mauritzfontein (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss J B Slack))

Dalley 35 

b f Ideal World - Lady Helen (Stage Colony)

5 9-2
-
A DelpechMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
5
441086
i
Royal blue, pink crossed sashes, turquoise sleeves, pink cap, turquoise star (Mr M S Moosa)

Blue Sage 35 

b f Russian Sage - Plum Blossom (Argosy)

5 9-2
-
G WrogemannCraig Mayhew
6
963432
i
Blue, white stars, red and white striped sleeves, white cap (Messrs J S Booth, R R Magner, Justus Van Wyk, A J)

Rose Water 24 

b f Silvano - Rosey Rapids (Virginia Rapids)

5 8-11
-
W C MarwingRoy Magner
7
504180
i
Salmon, black spots, salmon sleeves, spotted cap (Messrs G Morris & Tinus Gericke)

Solar Quest 10 

b f Elusive Fort - Galileo's Girl (Galileo)

Non Runner
8
063859
i
Pink, purple chevron, sleeves and cap (Mr M C Simmonds & Miss D N Stenger)

The Right Answer 12 

ch m A P Answer - Ananova (London News)

6 8-3 b
-
Jarryd PennyDianne Stenger
9
776405
i
Bright green, blue crossed sashes, bright green sleeves, quartered cap (Red Jack Trading (pty) Ltd)

Cranberry Crush 12 

ch f Kahal - Juniper Berry (Fahal)

5 8-3 b
-
J V'd MerweChris Erasmus
10
907587
i
Dayglo orange, purple crossed sashes, dayglo green sleeves and cap (Mr C P Bronkhorst & Mr D J & Mrs H M R Nieuwenhuiz)

Vision Of Dahlia 59 

ch f Visionaire - DAHLIA'S GUEST (Northern Guest)

5 8-3 b
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (6)David Nieuwenhuizen
Verdict

DALLEY is improving and may prove tough to beat in this poor field. ROSE WATER may well be looking for this trip. ARTE can earn stake money again. BANDOLA is unreliable but has a chance at best.

Verdict

DALLEY is operating at a good level lately and is probably the one to beat. Rose Water is probably the chief danger, while Arte could go well too.

15:55 Vaal (RSA) 18 Jul 2017

Next Vaal Race Meeting Is Thursday 20 July Maiden Plate (3YO plus)

Winner 59,375 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m 99y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
738025
i
White, light blue epaulettes, striped sleeves, hooped cap (Messrs B B S & J M K Zackey & Mrs J De Rose)

Jay Zee 12 

b g Jay Peg - Zili (Parade Leader)

4 9-6
-
J V'd MerweTyrone Zackey
2
6534
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Synergy 37 

b g Philanthropist - Synchronize (Al Mufti)

Non Runner
3
357643
i
Red, black chevron, green sleeves and cap (Messrs G J Nassif, Z L Nassif & J Nassif)

Tiger Jet 10 

b g Tiger Ridge - Jetstream Lady (JET MASTER)

4 9-6 b
-
Ryan MungerScott Kenny
4
576962
i
Grey and orange diagonal stripes, orange sleeves and cap (Mr M C Baars)

Artificio 12 

b g A P Answer - Shopping Paradise (Windrush)

4 9-6 v
-
Jarryd PennyDianne Stenger
5
687-664
i
White, black spot, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs G Eckert)

Victor Young 19 

ch g Dupont - Anna Charlotte (Damascus Gate)

4 9-6
-
Craig ZackeyBrett Warren
6
5865
i
White, red chevrons, striped sleeves, white cap (Mr & Mrs C Jonker)

Mister Lister 19 

b g Fan Club's Mister - Cyclone Barbara (Kabool)

4 9-6
-
C MaujeanChris Jonker
7
50-0078
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

The Falls Road 7 

b g Call To Combat - Amalfi Drive (ANNOUNCE)

4 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonD Gray St John
8
568865
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Oro Negro 10 

b g Argonaut - La Negrita (Labeeb)

4 9-6 b
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (6)Romeo Francis
9
51
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Devil's Peak 5 

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

Non Runner
10
0984
i
Turkey red and black hoops, white sleeves, black cuffs, turkey red cap (Mr S M Leahy)

Harington Port 10 

b c Horse Chestnut - Colleen (Restructure)

3 8-11
-
G WrogemannRoy Magner
11
457405
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Hello 10 

ch g A P Answer - Irresistible (National Emblem)

3 8-11
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
12
6
i
Royal blue, dayglo pink braces, royal blue and dayglo pink striped sleeves, dayglo pink cap (Messrs K Soal, R R Magner & Justus Van Wyk)

Justify 21 

b c Judpot - Shot In The Dark (Rakeen)

3 8-11
-
R SimonsRoy Magner
13
03
i
Salmon, black spots, salmon sleeves, spotted cap (Mr G Morris)

Money Matters 16 

b c Querari - Moon And Sixpence (Victory Moon)

3 8-11
-
K ZechnerMike Azzie
14
292
i
Royal blue, orange band of diamonds, sleeves and cap (Tinus Gericke)

Sess (AUS)  35 

b/b c Pluck - Sessantesimo (Flying Spur)

3 8-11
-
A DelpechMike Azzie
Verdict

The juvenile SESS is poorly drawn but has the form to be hard to oppose here. Fellow youngster DEVIL'S PEAK made a promising debut and could give some cheek. SYNERGY and JAY ZEE make most appeal of the older brigade, while lightly raced HARINGTON PORT, JUSTIFY and MONEY MATTERS should improve further.

Verdict

SESS is just about best of these all things considered but has little room for error. Jay Zee could be the chief opposition, while Hello is also in the running for some place money at least.