11:25 Vaal (RSA) 27 Jul 2017

Welcome To Vaal Maiden Juvenile Plate (fillies)(for Maiden 2 Year-old Fillies) (2YO only)

Winner 59,375 ZAR - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
57
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Aquatique 9 

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

3 9-6
-
W C MarwingClinton Binda
2
7
i
Royal blue, broad sky blue stripe, white braces, blue sleeves, striped cap (Messrs C B Cubitt & S W Robinson)

Bullsade 19 

b f Crusade - Bull Creek (Kahal)

3 9-6
-
Donavan MansourRoy Magner
3
i
White, navy stars, striped sleeves, white cap, navy stars (Mesdames A B Fortune & J P Gardner & Messrs A C Fo)

Chiara 

ch f Crusade - Aqueduct (Giant's Causeway)

Non Runner
4
4
i
Yellow, black sleeves, yellow armbands, cuffs and cap (Maine Chance Farms (pty) Ltd (nom: Dr W A & Mrs N)

La Collossa 14 

b f Querari - La Calima (Cadeaux Genereux)

3 9-6
-
K De MeloGavin Van Zyl
5
i
Yellow, red chevron, yellow sleeves, red cap (Mr M K Ahmed)

Make Me Happy 

ch f Philanthropist - Mirth (Encosta de Lago)

3 9-6
-
Callan MurrayM F De Kock
6
45305
i
White, cerise star, white sleeves, cerise stars, white cap, cerise stars and peak (Mrs A Snyman & Mr I Snyman)

Marimba Queen 11 

ch f King Of Kings - Culamoya Chimes (MODERN DAY)

3 9-6
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
7
9
i
Blue, brown crossed sashes and sleeves, light blue cap (Messrs C B Cubitt & S W Robinson)

Queen Cruiser 19 

ch f King Of Kings - Chestnut Cruiser (National Emblem)

Non Runner
8
6
i
Yellow, black seams, black cap, yellow spots (Messrs Pj, N, R & Miss S Delport & Mr P G A Labusc)

Red Orbit 28 

gr f Seventh Rock - Red Eminence (Grey Eminence)

3 9-6
-
I SturgeonStephen Moffatt
9
060900
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Royal Warrant 28 

ch f Miesque's Approval - Touch Of Nobility (Elusive Quality)

3 9-6
-
K ZechnerRomeo Francis
10
i
Blue, white panel, blue sleeves and cap (Drakenstein Stud (nom: Mrs G A Rupert))

San Fermin (AUS)  

b f Charge forward - Choice Blend

Non Runner
11
95
i
Bottle green, red epaulettes, bottle green sleeves, red armband and cap (Mr David Allan)

Serendipity 14 

ch f Jay Peg - Selika (National Emblem)

3 9-6
-
Marco V'RensburgMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
Verdict

LA COLLOSSA was backed on debut and after a slow start wasn't disgraced in 2nd place. She finished a length in front of SERENDIPITY who showed improvement. On that form line RED ORBIT comes into the picture having finished 5,5 lengths ahead of SERENDIPITY on debut. Watch newcomers CHIARA, MAKE ME HAPPY and SAN FERMIN. Check the betting.

Verdict

LA COLLOSSA impressed when making a promising debut and is up to winning this second time out. Serendipity looks only to be playing for second at best, while Red Orbit deserves some consideration too.

12:00 Vaal (RSA) 27 Jul 2017

All To Come Maiden Plate(for All Maidens) (3YO plus)

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

2

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In - None
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
633572
i
Yellow, purple stars, yellow cap, purple star (Hollywood Syndicate (nom: Mr O B Heffer) & Dreamst)

Lauren Of Rochelle 9 

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

4 9-6
-
W C MarwingClinton Binda
2
883345
i
All royal blue (Mr L M Nestadt & Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Bi)

Wellspring 28 

b g Querari - Woodstock Inn (Woodman)

4 9-6 b
-
P StrydomClinton Binda
3
538233
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Singaswewin 9 

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

4 9-6 b
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
4
956854
i
Cerise and yellow quartered, cerise collar and sleeves, yellow cuffs and cap, cerise star (Dr A C Strydom & Mr S M Ferreira)

Pachacuti 19 

b g Elusive Fort - Pretty Ruler (Northern Guest)

4 9-6
-
C MaujeanStanley M Ferreira
5
000
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Flame In My Heart 51 

b g Irish Flame - Any Dream (Muhtafal)

3 9-0
-
K ZechnerRomeo Francis
6
8059
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Green Brigade 14 

b c King Of Kings - Celtic Sands (Hermitage)

3 9-0
-
S KhumaloD Gray St John
7
0
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Mr Colin Bird)

Hint Of Gold (ZIM)  19 

ch g Fencing Master - Didoe (Kahal)

3 9-0
-
K De MeloGavin Van Zyl
8
000009
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Hokipokidokeywokey 14 

b g Great Britain - Hokey Pokey (National Assembly)

3 9-0
-
S BrownGrant Maroun
9
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Lake Kinneret 

b c Kahal - Engagement (ANNOUNCE)

3 9-0
-
G WrogemannD Gray St John
10
0705
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Little Magician 30 

b g Bold Silvano - Crystal Tiara (Beautiful Crown)

3 9-0
-
Lyle HewitsonGrant Maroun
11
i
White, blue chevrons, blue sleeves, white cuffs, white cap, blue diamond (Mr & Mrs S Murray)

Music Master 

b c Oratorio - Fine Wood (Fort Wood)

3 9-0
-
Craig ZackeyMike Azzie
12
0333
i
Gold, red stars, white sleeves, red armbands, gold cap, red star, white peak (Mr R W S Chung)

Sweet Trial 19 

b c Philanthropist - Call To Court (Al Mufti)

3 9-0
-
G LerenaRoy Magner
13
i
Dayglo yellow, purple spots (Messrs A J Van Huyssteen, M F De Kock, M C Gerber,)

Tremendous 

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

3 9-0
-
R SimonsM F De Kock
14
096
i
Yellow, blue crossed sashes, blue and yellow halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs T Harrison)

Zeidas Dream 19 

ch g Seul Amour - True Imperium (King Of Kings)

3 9-0
-
I SturgeonGavin Van Zyl
Verdict

LAUREN OF ROCHELLE was narrowly beaten on debut for her new yard last time and should improve. She should confirm with SINGASWEWIN who shouldn't be far behind. SWEET TRIAL is improving with racing and could get into the action.WELLSPRING has been running close up and should again be in the money. Watch newcomers MUSIC MASTER and TREMENDOUS.

Verdict

WELLSPRING is just about up to taking this but has next to no margin for error. Lauren Of Rochelle is tough to ignore if looking elsewhere, while Tremendous can't be ruled out first time out.

12:35 Vaal (RSA) 27 Jul 2017

Flamingo Park Raceday 5 August Maiden Plate (f & M)(for Maiden Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

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

3

4f 214y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
433362
i
Cerise, black hoop and sleeves, cerise armbands, black cap (Mr G R Sadleir)

Osculation 14 

b f Argonaut - Kissing Cousin (CAPTAIN AL)

4 9-6
-
G LerenaRoy Magner
2
833466
i
Yellow, purple stars, yellow cap, purple star (Hollywood Syndicate (nom: Mr O B Heffer) & Dreamst)

Of The Moon 9 

ch f Trippi - Silver Apples (Victory Moon)

4 9-6
-
W C MarwingClinton Binda
3
779630
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Prosperity 19 

b f Great Britain - Prosperous Storm (Storm Creek)

4 9-6
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
4
796800
i
Orange, orange and brown striped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr J A J Moller & Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Queen Louella 49 

b f King Of Kings - National Verse (National Assembly)

4 9-6 b
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
5
080080
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Countess Varovski 16 

b f Var - Crystal Symphony (Fort Wood)

4 9-6 b
-
Lyle HewitsonClinton Binda
6
i
Red and yellow checked diamonds, striped sleeves, red cap, yellow diamond and peak (Messrs A V Van Der Poel & Shaylen Naidoo)

Qui To The Beat 

b f Rebel King - Carey's Qui (Qui Danzig)

4 9-6
-
Marco V'RensburgShaylen Naidoo
7
669690
i
White, red hoop, striped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr I Snyman & Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Ebony Eyes 7 

ch f Ashaawes - Blackeyed Susan (Wolfhound)

3 9-0
-
I SturgeonLeon Erasmus
8
i
White, navy stars, striped sleeves, white cap, navy stars (Mesdames A B Fortune, J A Alexander, S E M Louw &)

Exclusive 

ch f Kahal - Exclusive Honour (Exclusive Patriot)

3 9-0
-
Craig ZackeyGary Alexander
9
78
i
Royal blue, yellow star and sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star (Mr P J & Mrs J Klaasen, Mr G M Alexander & Mrs A B)

Forever Joy 33 

b f Rebel King - Joy To The Fore (Pole Position)

3 9-0
-
C MaujeanGary Alexander
10
i
Red and white checked diamonds, purple sleeves and cap (Monte Carlo Syndicate (nom: Mr M K Wittstock) & Mr)

Fullfill My Dream 

ch f Philanthropist - LA PIROUETTE (Lustra)

3 9-0
-
G WrogemannLouis Goosen
11
502906
i
Blue, yellow braces and sleeves, blue cap (Mr T Kriel)

Jaunita 14 

b f Crusade - Perakeen (Rakeen)

3 9-0 b
-
J V'd MerweLeon Erasmus
12
6
i
Emerald and lime green quartered diagonally, lime green sleeves and cap (Mr T Spies)

Mexican Aster 164 

ch f Jay Peg - Cosmosniks (Wolfhound)

3 9-0
-
Jarryd PennyCorne Spies
Verdict

OSCULATION has been threatening and has a bright chance of opening her account here. OF THE MOON hasn't been far off in both runs in her new surroundings and could feature. PROSPERITY and JAUNITA could make up quartets. Watch first-timers QUI TO THE BEAT, EXCLUSIVE and especially FULLFILL MY DREAM.

Verdict

OSCULATION was much improved compared with previous effort on her most latest start and is the one to beat. Exclusive is taken to follow the selection home having her first run, while Fullfill My Dream is not out of it where the places are concerned first time up.

13:10 Vaal (RSA) 27 Jul 2017

Www.itsarush.co.za Maiden Plate (f & M)(for Maiden Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

Winner 59,375 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

7f 210y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
869755
i
Lilac, purple stars, maroon cap (Messrs J M W Moolman, N G Stevens, B Van Den Berg,)

Moon Dancer 14 

gr f Argonaut - Mississippi Moon (Elliodor)

4 9-6
-
Ryan MungerScott Kenny
2
963-797
i
Black, gold star, hooped sleeves and cap (Messrs Suven Govender, Peter Haripersad, K N Naido)

Fit For Fun 130 

b f Ashaawes - Moika (Western Winter)

4 9-6
-
S KhumaloShaylen Naidoo 1
3
007
i
Dayglo orange, black diamond, collar and sleeves, dayglo orange cuffs and cap, black peak (Messrs G Clarke, A C Dickerson & K Padayachee)

Ma Amour 16 

b f Royal Air Force - Ma Petit Choux (Royal Chalice)

4 9-6
-
Marco V'RensburgStanley M Ferreira
4
635486
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

I Am Titanium 5 

ch f Biarritz - Lady Porter (Windrush)

4 9-6 v
-
C MaujeanClinton Binda
5
0
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

All Done 60 

b f Damage Is Done - Nesting Call (ANNOUNCE)

3 8-11
-
K De MeloD Gray St John
6
979786
i
Blue, yellow braces and sleeves, blue cap (Mr T Kriel & Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Cantata Mundi 16 

ch f Crusade - Onda Punk (Punk)

3 8-11 b1
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
7
i
Black and white halved vertically, checked sleeves, red cap (Mr Jaime & Mrs Mariza Vilela)

Nor'west Arch 

b f Silvano - Nor'wester (Victory Moon)

3 8-11
-
Lyle HewitsonMike Azzie
8
0663
i
Brown, beige shamrock, brown sleeves, beige cap (Mr A R Rapp)

One Dollar Massage 14 

ch f Await The Dawn - Victory Tale (JET MASTER)

3 8-11
-
G WrogemannStephen Moffatt
9
0070
i
White, green collar, white sleeves, green stars and cuffs, white cap, green stars (Favour Stud (nom: Mrs Engelize Du Preez))

Royal Ball 3 

b f Royal Air Force - Academy Ball (National Assembly)

3 8-11
-
Craig ZackeyCorne Spies
10
350735
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Wild Lady 5 

b f MOGOK - Wild Island (LIZARD ISLAND)

3 8-11
-
J V'd MerweLeon Erasmus
Verdict

This is a moderate line up and if debutante NOR'WEST ARCH has any ability she could win this with ease. All the others showed improvement in weak fields. WILD LADY finished ahead of MA AMOUR and CANTATA MUNDI. ONE DOLLAR MESSAGE finished ahead of MOON DANCER. FIT FOR FUN has some form in KZN. I AM TITANIUM needs to keep galloping.

Verdict

NOR'WEST ARCH looks the safest option first time up and could well be the one to be on. Cantata Mundi is the most prudent second choice, while One Dollar Massage is another likely to be on the premises.

13:45 Vaal (RSA) 27 Jul 2017

Racing Association Maiden Plate(for All Maidens) (3YO plus)

Winner 59,375 ZAR - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f 210y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
7-03845
i
White, black chevron and sleeves, white cap (Adv B W Maselle)

Ahorse With Noname 16 

b g Warm White Night - Cha Cha Queen (National Assembly)

4 9-6
-
G LerenaScott Kenny
2
363623
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Dancing Rebel 16 

ch c Rebel King - Kwela-kwela (Muhtafal)

4 9-6 b
-
W C MarwingLeon Erasmus
3
944534
i
White, red chevrons, striped sleeves, white cap (Mr & Mrs C Jonker)

Short And Sweet 16 

b g Fan Club's Mister - Kesha (Braashee)

4 9-6
-
Mathew ThackerayChris Jonker
4
0-00786
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

The Falls Road 9 

b g Call To Combat - Amalfi Drive (ANNOUNCE)

Non Runner
5
536536
i
Yellow, blue chevrons, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins)

Spanish Blade 19 

b g Spanish Harlem - Stiletto (Muhtafal)

5 9-6
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
6
6678
i
Red and yellow checks, emerald sleeves and cap (Messrs Tony Moodley, D H Mollett & G V Woodruff)

Golden Gate Bridge 19 

b g Brave Tin Soldier - Bridge The Gap (Giant's Causeway)

4 9-6
-
Marco V'RensburgGeoff Woodruff
7
65040-0
i
Red, gold star, gold sleeves, red stars, red cap, gold star (Mrs A Devachander & Messrs V Haripersad, M A Makaa)

Masterofthestars (AUS)  49 

ch g Starcraft - Slippery Madam (Hussonet)

Non Runner
8
705750
i
Lime green, black squares, lime green sleeves,black armbands,lime green cap, black diamond (Mrs N L Bergh & Mr E G Anderson)

Ashoka 28 

ch g INDIGO MAGIC - STATELY BRIDE (Jallad)

5 9-6
-
C MaujeanErnie Anderson
9
000080
i
Green and red halved vertically, red and black halved sleeves, red cap, green star (Mr J Muya)

Main Flyer 51 

b g Main Aim - Lady Ladina (Aristis)

Non Runner
10
97
i
Blue, white crossed sashes, yellow collar, sleeves and cap (Mrs J Moffatt)

Michael 28 

b c Curved Ball - Splitsville (Badger Land)

3 8-11 b
-
Lukas BesterStephen Moffatt
11
i
White, blue hoop, white sleeves and cap (Messrs L P Ralphs & M F De Kock & Mesdames J & K R)

Peacock Pie 

b c Visionaire - Dubai Jewel (Fusaichi Pegasus)

3 8-11
-
Callan MurrayM F De Kock
12
5787
i
All royal blue (Mr L M Nestadt & Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Bi)

Rayo 7 

b g Toreador - Scenic Drive (Qui Danzig)

3 8-11
-
Lyle HewitsonClinton Binda
13
0
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Rocking Romeo 9 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Vienese Lady (Var)

3 8-11
-
K ZechnerRomeo Francis
14
7873
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Tongue Twister 28 

b c Damage Is Done - Speech Time (ANNOUNCE)

3 8-11
-
S KhumaloD Gray St John
Verdict

DANCING REBEL is having his 35th start but could pull it off in a moderate line up. THE FALLS ROAD showed improvement last time but was behind DANCING REBEL and SHORT AND SWEET in his penultimate. AHORSE WITH NONAME is not producing what capable of but could pop up. SPANISH BLADE, RAYO and TONGUE TWISTER could earn. If there is money for newcomer PEACOCK PIE then follow.

Verdict

PEACOCK PIE looks the safest option making his racecourse debut and looks the one to go along with. Dancing Rebel could provide the chief danger, while Short And Sweet is prominent among those with minor place claims.

14:20 Vaal (RSA) 27 Jul 2017

Tellytrack Mr 66 Handicap(open) (3YO plus)

Winner 47,500 ZAR - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

7f 210y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
4531
i
Black, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, black armbands, yellow cap (Messrs D Yutar, G L Blank, G D Tooch & H N Yutar &)

Jika 25 

ch g Jay Peg - Muamba (Pure Prize)

4 9-7 b
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
2
554177
i
Yellow, purple epaulettes, sleeves and cap, yellow peak (Mr M K Wittstock)

Post Grad 26 

b g ANNOUNCE - Wish For Wisdom (Fort Wood)

6 9-4
-
Mpumelelo MjokaSpike Lerena
3
0-7010
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 9 

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

4 9-5
-
R SimonsPaul Matchett
4
471800
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Aquabuoy 14 

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

Non Runner
5
308-605
i
Royal blue and yellow quartered, halved sleeves, yellow cap, blue peak (Messrs A J McNabb, E Miliotis & J R Van Der Linden)

Dromedaris 30 

b g Global One - Nautical (Fort Wood)

4 9-0 b
-
G WrogemannRobbie Sage
6
0-29418
i
Dayglo orange, white seams, dayglo orange collar and cap (Mr D Fleischman)

Just A Gigolo 30 

ch g Lundy's Liability - Dance All Night (Rambo Dancer)

5 9-0
-
Craig ZackeyDevin Little
7
1-08000
i
Black, purple crossed sashes, black sleeves, purple cap (Mr G Goksel)

Standpoint (ZIM)  16 

b g Century Stand - Bliss Point (KITALPHA)

5 8-13
-
I SturgeonGokhan Terzi
8
9-64699
i
Black, green stripe, black sleeves, green cuffs and cap (Green Street Bloodstock (pty) Ltd (y Ebrahim, F Be)

Zelig 21 

ch g Lateral - Zauberflote (Giant's Causeway)

Non Runner
9
4154-00
i
Black, purple crossed sashes, black sleeves, purple cap (Mr G Goksel)

Finlay 14 

ch g Go Deputy - Flaming Flower (Western Winter)

5 8-8
-
Jarryd PennyGokhan Terzi
10
070030
i
Blue and pink halved (Miss M M Van Wyk)

Rivers Edge 21 

b g Curved Ball - River Maiden (Badger Land)

4 8-6
-
C MaujeanStanley M Ferreira
11
0/0900-0
i
Green, orange hoops (Messrs B O Wiid, J Apfel, D Collins, D Ismay & Ken)

Rock On Rebel 21 

ch g Rebel King - Goldine (Goldmark)

5 8-6
-
Mathew ThackerayBrian Wiid
12
677073
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Messrs Colin Bird & G R Sadleir)

Sabre Dance 14 

b g Kahal - Red Kaschka (Elliodor)

4 8-4 b
-
J V'd MerweRoy Magner
13
085088
i
Blue, white maltese cross, striped sleeves, white cap, blue peak (Miss L Van Der Westhuizen & Mr G J Maroun)

Time To Be Great 11 

b g Great Britain - Chestnut Time (Johannesburg)

5 8-4
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
Verdict

SABRE DANCE did a lot better when covered early last time and if ridden similarly could chalk up win number 2. POST GRAD is never far back and should be thereabouts again. DROMEDARIS is better than recent form and could feature. JIKA won his maiden easily but he returns blowing heavily which could prove a problem. ZELIG, JUST A GIGOLO, TIME TO BE GREAT and AQUABUOY can earn.

Verdict

JIKA continues to run well and will probably take the beating. Zelig could provide the sternest opposition, while Sabre Dance enters calculations for third place.

14:55 Vaal (RSA) 27 Jul 2017

Computaform Mr 66 Handicap(open) (3YO plus)

Winner 47,500 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

7f 210y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
215-731
i
Red, black band of diamonds and sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs E J Rorke & Messrs J E Finlayson, I Levitan &)

Plum British 14 

b g Great Britain - SWEET NATASHA (Russian Fox)

4 9-9
-
Mathew ThackerayPaul Peter
2
41-6696
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Mr Colin Bird)

Arlington 60 

ch g Pathfork - Queen Star (King Of Kings)

4 9-6
-
P StrydomRobbie Sage
3
34-2312
i
Blue, yellow epaulettes and cap (Mr M C Gerber)

Captain Chips 14 

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

Non Runner
4
13137-0
i
Yellow, purple crossed sashes, yellow sleeves, purple collar and cuffs, yellow cap (Messrs D W Rosser & G Goksel)

Bankers Blues 35 

b g Greys Inn - Sure Strike (STRIKE SMARTLY)

6 9-4
-
I SturgeonGokhan Terzi
5
848031
i
Blue, silver diagonal stripes and sleeves, blue armband, striped cap (Ms N H Kropman)

Streetwear 14 

ch g Visionaire - Buttonhole (Muhtafal)

Non Runner
6
678852
i
White, red and white checked sleeves and cap (Messrs C, G M & S G Barkhuizen & K R Wood, B O Wii)

Jackman 11 

ch g Global One - Beautiful Jo (Silvano)

4 9-3
-
K De MeloBrian Wiid
7
546310
i
Blue, white stars, white sleeves, blue cap, white star (Messrs J Flemix, J C Buffey, G J Maroun, J A Marou)

Rambo 9 

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

9 9-0 b
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
8
4-28327
i
Dayglo orange, white seams, dayglo orange collar and cap (Messrs D Fleischman & J H Van Heerden)

Patric 21 

ch g Silvano - Jalantra (Jallad)

5 8-13
-
S KhumaloDevin Little
9
453322
i
Purple and yellow quarters, checked yellow and purple cap, purple peak (Messrs B A Habib & S F G Habib & Mr K P & Mrs N M)

Gentleman Only 21 

b g Miesque's Approval - Sand Trap (Fahal)

5 8-8 b
-
Craig ZackeyTyrone Zackey
10
759959
i
Hot pink, white cross and collar, hot pink sleeves, quartered cap, hot pink peak (Grazanite (pty) Ltd)

Aza Arrow 21 

ch h A P Arrow - Odessa (Luhuk)

6 8-3 b
-
Mpumelelo MjokaChris Erasmus
11
3-69441
i
Yellow, fuchsia stripe, halved sleeves, yellow cap (Sean Tarry Racing C C (nominee S G Tarry))

Pachuco 7 

ch g Latino Magic - Cockney Queen (London News)

5 8-11
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
12
056667
i
Yellow and orange halved diagonally, green sleeves, white armlets,orange and yellow striped cap (Mr M V Patel)

Lock Him Up 14 

b g Fort Beluga - I Said Hey (ALAMI)

Non Runner
13
406000
i
Royal blue and red stripes, red and royal blue halved sleeves and cap (Messrs T Y Lin & E Verdonese)

Black Cossack 21 

b g Black Minnaloushe - Fizzy (Fair Season)

7 8-4 b
-
K ZechnerErico Verdonese
Verdict

PLUM BRITISH tried the mile for the first time here last time and beat CAPTAIN CHIPS (2kg better) by 2 lengths. It could get closer. PACHUCO won easily here last week and if takes his place should be in the shake up. GENTLEMAN ONLY is enjoying his racing and shouldn't be far off. Stable companions JACKMAN and STREETWEAR are more of many that could win.

Verdict

PACHUCO has a small margin for error but it promises to be touch and go. Captain Chips will seemingly provide most resistance, while Jackman also requires consideration.

15:30 Vaal (RSA) 27 Jul 2017

Book A Table 011 6811702 Fm 85 Divided Handicap (f & M)(for Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

Winner 69,996 ZAR - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
133512
i
Blue, red stars, blue sleeves, red cap (Mr D M Gray & St John D Gray)

Shivering Sea 9 

b f CAPTAIN AL - Qui Success (Qui Danzig)

5 9-6
-
Craig ZackeyD Gray St John
2
0-07873
i
Yellow, black band of diamonds, yellow sleeves, red armband, yellow cap (Messrs A Lang & R J Mayhew)

She's A Dragon 16 

b f Jay Peg - Cherry Flower (Goldkeeper)

5 9-5
-
Ryan MungerCraig Mayhew
3
7-39134
i
Lime green, black diamond, lime green sleeves and cap, black diamond (Stone Hill Stud (nom: Mr H C W Rix) & Mr Bryn Ress)

Khaleesi 16 

b f CAPTAIN AL - Spirit Leader (Rakeen)

5 9-0
-
Marco V'RensburgMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
4
09-4572
i
Red, green braces and sleeves, red cap (Mr I Levitan)

Spring Wonder 16 

b f Querari - Spring Ahead (JOSHUA DANCER)

5 8-11
-
W C MarwingPaul Peter
5
13-4266
i
Blue, white panel, blue sleeves and cap (Drakenstein Stud (nom: Mrs G A Rupert))

Biblical Susan (AUS)  16 

b f Bernardini - Sharp Susan (Touch Gold)

4 8-10
-
G LerenaM F De Kock
6
110-76
i
Orange, white star, hooped sleeves, orange cap, white star (Mr & Mrs W V Rippon & Mr A & Mrs R Chadha)

Red Pomegranate (AUS)  159 

b/b f Nicconi - Zakuro (Hurricane Sky)

4 8-8
-
Callan MurrayM F De Kock
7
682918
i
Yellow, black sleeves, yellow cap (Mr Anthony Maroun)

Shwanky 16 

b f Great Britain - National Bay (National Assembly)

4 8-8
-
G WrogemannLouis Goosen
8
1/8
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Submergence 30 

b f CAPTAIN AL - HIDE MY GRADES (Honor Grades)

5 8-8
-
C MaujeanJoey Soma
9
466900
i
Gold, black crossed sashes, gold sleeves and cap, black peak (Mr K & Mrs L R A Zackey & Messrs G Nichas, D Rosso)

Lumya 30 

b m Toreador - Kissing Cousin (CAPTAIN AL)

6 8-6
-
K ZechnerStanley M Ferreira
10
852782
i
Yellow and purple checks, striped sleeves, yellow cap (Mr R Moffatt)

Kirkconnel Lass 16 

b f MOGOK - Wakefield Express (Jallad)

4 8-0 b
-
Mpumelelo MjokaStephen Moffatt
11
3-35121
i
White, broad blue band with yellow hoop, white sleeves, blue collar, cuffs and cap (Messrs E A Budlender, B A Bracher & M R Bracher, P)

Momo 30 

b f Ideal World - Counting Gold (Count Dubois)

4 8-4 b
-
K De MeloGavin Van Zyl
Verdict

MOMO is holding form and could go in again off a handy weight. SHIVERING SEA always gives of her best, however, KHALEESI and SPRING WONDER should get a lot closer at the weights. SHE'S A DRAGON is back to form and must be respected. KIRKCONNEL LASS as well as stable mates BIBLICAL SUSAN and RED POMEGRANATE could prove best of the rest.

Verdict

RED POMEGRANATE has been hard to fault in recent races and should give backers a run for their money. Spring Wonder makes most appeal among the rest, while Biblical Susan is another that could go well.

16:05 Vaal (RSA) 27 Jul 2017

Next Vaal Race Meeting Is Wednesday 2 August Fm 68 Divided Handicap (f & M)(for Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

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

9

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
0143
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Strawberry Pavlova 14 

b f Call To Combat - Pavlova (Jam Alley)

3 9-6
-
G WrogemannD Gray St John
2
024926
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars, Mr M C Gerber & Mrs T)

Nitrogen 16 

ch f Tiger Ridge - Zirconeum (Jallad)

5 9-5
-
Donavan MansourAlec Laird
3
005610
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Beckoning 16 

ch f Jam Alley - All I Ask (ANNOUNCE)

4 9-4 b
-
Craig ZackeyD Gray St John
4
938-863
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Ms Sylvia Vrska & Mr Colin Bird)

Open Road 30 

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

4 9-2
-
R SimonsRoy Magner
5
6851
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Surfers Paradise 25 

b f MOGOK - DOLPHIN COAST (Dolpour)

4 8-13
-
J V'd MerwePaul Peter
6
455335
i
White, red and white striped sleeves, checked cap (Messrs John-paul Peter & H C N Da Costa)

Bally Swiss 30 

b m MOGOK - Shoe Queen (Galba)

5 8-11 b
-
Lyle HewitsonPaul Peter
7
477508
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Claret Cup 16 

b f Miesque's Approval - League Award (Model Man)

4 8-8 b
-
Mathew ThackerayPaul Peter
8
21009
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Ficticious 16 

ch f Atso - Ficticia (Kitwood)

4 8-8
-
C MaujeanPaul Peter
9
315-0
i
Black, purple crossed sashes, black sleeves, purple cap (Mr G Goksel)

Invincible Swan (ZIM)  44 

ch m Century Stand - Swan River (Divine Act)

6 8-7
-
Jarryd PennyGokhan Terzi
10
4149-
i
Yellow, shocking pink star and armbands, yellow cap (Messrs L M Michael & D J Michael & Sean Tarry Raci)

Shah's Storm 301 

b f Ashaawes - Tropical Storm (West Man)

Non Runner
11
513594
i
Red and black halved diagonally, red sleeves, black cap (Messrs K G Hunter, B E Hertz, W J Laird, S Singlet)

Countess Jemina 28 

ch f King Of Kings - Spanish Isle (Russian Revival)

5 8-5
-
Marco V'RensburgStanley M Ferreira
12
835749
i
Purple, white star, purple sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs G J Maroun, J A Maroun, J C Buffey, G H Nor)

Lady On Fire 9 

ch m Albert Hall - Auberge (Fort Wood)

6 8-3
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
13
787848
i
Light grey, yellow seams, striped cap (Mr S M Ferreira)

Golden Attitude 7 

b f Argonaut - Switch Hit (Spectrum)

Non Runner
14
080009
i
White, black and orange striped sleeves, orange cap (Mr F D A Menezes)

Fashion Blast 40 

b f King Of Kings - Stylish Grace (Alami)

4 8-3 b
-
Evert PheifferLeon Erasmus
Verdict

Only 2-year-old in the races gives weight all round but has scope for improvement and could be up to it. OPEN ROAD needed her last outing and will improve. She holds BALLY SWISS who has plenty of speed but needs to keep going. NITROGEN and BECKONING are capable but need to produce on the day. SHAH'S STORM could need the run.

Verdict

BALLY SWISS has put together a solid series of efforts lately and is just about the pick in this line up. Claret Cup is most likely the main opposition, while Countess Jemina edges things for third.