10:10 Vaal (RSA) 4 Jan 2018

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

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
754036-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Little Magician 12 

b g Bold Silvano - Crystal Tiara (Beautiful Crown)

4 9-6 b
-
Lyle HewitsonGrant Maroun
2
896526-
i
Green, white sash, hooped sleeves and cap (Dr I A Katz & Messrs L Lewison & J M Mort & Dreams)

Pius Oil 5 

b g Antonius Pius - Essential Oil (MOGOK)

4 9-6 b
-
P StrydomClinton Binda
3
804-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Absolute Gem 12 

b g ANNOUNCE - Be My Gem (Model Man)

4 9-6 b
-
S BrownD Gray St John
4
560943-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Prince Of War 12 

b g Great Britain - National Belle (National Assembly)

5 9-6 b
-
M YeniGrant Maroun
5
0-
i
Royal blue, white epaulettes, striped sleeves and cap (Messrs D A Simpson & G J Maroun)

African Magic 16 

ch g Judpot - African Badger (Fort Wood)

4 9-6
-
K ZechnerGrant Maroun
6
i
All red (Mr J W & Mrs J K Armitage)

Breach Of Trust 

b c Horse Chestnut - Commingle (Jallad)

4 9-6
-
R SimonsClinton Binda
7
0-
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars, B R Binnie & M C Gerbe)

Divine Odyssey 26 

b g Oratorio - Divine Right (Dynasty)

Non Runner
8
i
Yellow, royal blue chevron, collar, cuffs and cap (Al Adiyaat South Africa (pty) Ltd)

Mr Tayab 

b c Trippi - Atyab (Mr Prospector)

4 9-6
-
J V'd MerweM F De Kock
9
i
Red, white maltese cross, blue sleeves and cap (Messrs I W Longmore, J F & L M F Wernars & Mrs L C)

Ready To Strike 

b g Gimmethegreenlight - Strikelli (STRIKE SMARTLY)

4 9-6
-
Craig ZackeyStanley M Ferreira
10
6-
i
Black, white maltese cross, black and white striped sleeves and cap (Messrs M J Nunes & S M Ferreira)

Rockstar Child 54 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Scarlet Wolf (Wolfhound)

4 9-6 b1
-
Marco V'RensburgStanley M Ferreira
11
i
White, red maltese cross, striped sleeves and cap (Messrs M F De Kock & J R Van Der Linden & Mrs N P)

Sirtain (AUS)  

b c Not A Single Doubt - Falqueen (Falbrav)

Non Runner
12
i
Shocking pink, royal blue band of diamonds, striped sleeves and cap (Messrs Tinus Coetzee, P J J Labuschagne & I M Lewi)

Speedy Diamond 

b c THE SHEIK - Be Speedy (Bezrin)

5 9-6 b1
-
Collen StoreyChris Jonker
13
09-
i
All red (Mr J W & Mrs J K Armitage)

Stop And Stare 12 

ch g Ashaawes - Bright Thing (LIZARD ISLAND)

4 9-6
-
Ryan MungerClinton Binda
14
672948-
i
Red, white sash, sleeves and cap (Missing U Syndicate (nom: Mr R C Knuppe))

Colombina 16 

gr f Crusade - Hard To Get (Fard)

Non Runner
15
00-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Royal Tattoo 5 

b g Marchfield - Persnikitty (Black Minnaloushe)

Non Runner (Reserve)
16
0-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Prince Jordan 16 

b g Great Britain - Ladyshood (Manshood)

4 9-6
-
Jarryd PennyGrant Maroun
17
0-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Laptop Wizard 12 

ch g Jay Peg - African Airways (JET MASTER)

4 9-6
-
Hennie GreylingGrant Maroun
Verdict

PIUS OIL finished 1 length in front of ABSOLUTE GEM, 1,75 lengths ahead of PRINCE OF WAR with LITTLE MAGICIAN and STOP AND STARE further adrift. ABSOLUTE GEM had blinkers fitted for the first time and could improve the distance beaten. Watch the newcomers especially SIRTAIN who found support before being withdrawn at the start recently.

Verdict

SIRTAIN has a lot going for him first time out and looks the one to go along with. Colombina can't hope for much better than second, while Mr Tayab commands a closer look as well first time up.

10:40 Vaal (RSA) 4 Jan 2018

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

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f 212y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
9-
i
Blue, white crossed sashes, yellow collar, sleeves and cap (Mrs J Moffatt)

Angeldust 93 

b f Spectrum - National Angel (National Emblem)

4 9-6
-
Lukas BesterStephen Moffatt
2
0-
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Charna Tiki Tarna 21 

ch f Judpot - Untold Stories (Right Approach)

Non Runner
3
i
White, blue stars, hooped sleeves, blue cap, white star (Dr N Bouwer & Messrs D & K Myburgh)

Coral Reef 

b c Silvano - Smouldering (Parade Leader)

4 9-6
-
Ryan MungerMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
4
0-
i
Dayglo yellow, purple spots (Messrs Greg Bortz & A J Van Huyssteen)

Fort Vodka 28 

b f What A Winter - Fort Belvedere (Fort Wood)

4 9-6
-
G WrogemannMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
5
07-
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H van Niekerk)

Fuyu 77 

ch f What A Winter - Soprano Singer (National Assembly)

4 9-6
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Sean Tarry
6
0-
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Glitzy 144 

b f MOGOK - Flashy (GOLD PRESS)

Non Runner
7
30-
i
Emerald green, white stripe and sleeves, emerald green cuffs and cap (Messrs G Ragunan & M F De Kock & Mrs N P Malherbe)

Grey Missile 233 

b f Greys Inn - Harry's Tale (Al Mufti)

4 9-6
-
Craig ZackeyM F De Kock
8
0-
i
Black, red broad stripe, white braces and sleeves, red armbands, black cap, red peak (Mr S Visser)

Harley Quinn 28 

b f Bold Silvano - Marigot Bay (Fairy King)

4 9-6
-
Marco V'RensburgStanley M Ferreira
9
9-
i
White, blue hoop, white sleeves and cap (Mr L P Ralphs, Mesdames J & K Ralphs & Klawervlei)

I Ain't Trippin 49 

ch f Trippi - La Patoneur (Badger Land)

4 9-6
-
G LerenaCandice Dawson
10
36-
i
White, blue hoops, red collar, cuffs and cap (Messrs D Bayley, M Franks, Bryn Ressell & L E Star)

Khomotso 14 

b f Ashaawes - Mount Airy (Scuffleburg)

4 9-6
-
K ZechnerMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
11
45-
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Kissmeinmydreams 14 

b f CAPTAIN AL - Roman Eagle (Caesour)

5 9-6
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
12
i
White and red quartered, yellow sleeves, red and yellow checked cap (Messrs S A Peters, J Di Blasio & Allan F Peters)

Loftus 

b c Toreador - Bluebell Wood (Jallad)

4 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
13
i
Lime green, black diamond, lime green sleeves and cap, black diamond (Stone Hill Stud (nom: Mr H C W Rix))

Only Kidding 

b c Dynasty - Double Bluff (KAHIR ALMAYDAN)

Non Runner
14
4-
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 & Vend)

Regal Graduation 26 

b f Oratorio - Royal Aspen (Fort Wood)

4 9-6
-
R SimonsJohan J Van Vuuren
15
00-
i
Luminous pink, white cross and collar, luminous pink sleeves, qtd cap, luminous pink peak (Grazanite (pty) Ltd)

Gimme A Var 23 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Varlet (Var)

4 9-6 b1
-
Mathew ThackerayChris Erasmus
16
0-
i
Blue, red stars, blue sleeves, red seams, blue cap, red stars (Hartley Sa (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr P B Gibson))

Brigtnumbereight 28 

ch f Eightfold Path - Glittering Temple (Windrush)

4 9-6
-
M YeniMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
17
0-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Modus Dancer 16 

ch f Modus Vivendi - Dance Alley (Jam Alley)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

KHOMOTSO was hampered by a slipped saddle last and could turn it around with KISSMEINMYDREAMS who won't be far off. GREY MISSILE went wrong in her post-debut but could make amends after a lay-off. I AIN'T TRIPPIN found support on debut and will improve. REGAL GRADUATION can improve on debut. Watch the many first-timers.

Verdict

KHOMOTSO has an excellent chance on what she has achieved so far and is a straightforward selection. Only Kidding can also play a major role making her debut, while Loftus could go well too first time out.

11:10 Vaal (RSA) 4 Jan 2018

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

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m 99y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
570255-
i
White, red chevrons, striped sleeves, white cap (Mr & Mrs C Jonker)

Short And Sweet 14 

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

5 9-6
-
Ryan MungerChris Jonker
2
695680-
i
Turquoise, purple stars, turquoise sleeves, purple armbands, turquoise cap, purple stars (Mr Andre Du Plessis)

Monty Python 26 

b g Global One - Sarah Smillie (Cordoba)

5 9-6 b
-
Craig ZackeyHeather Adamson
3
8224-
i
Blue and white checked diamonds, red cap (Mr & Mrs Rob Pickering T/a Middlefield Stud & Mr G)

Red Revolution 19 

ch g Byword - Red Kaschka (Elliodor)

4 9-4
-
K ZechnerMike/adam Azzie
4
233452-
i
Black and white checks, metallic purple sleeves, black and white checked cap, metallic purple peak (Messrs G C Cornwall, A G Laird, G Murray & Tripple)

Skiminac 14 

b g Tiger Ridge - Lorne Cottage (Fort Wood)

4 9-4
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
5
03249-
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H van Niekerk)

Before Noon 19 

b g Await The Dawn - Maritime Mist (Parade Leader)

4 9-4
-
R DanielsonSean Tarry
6
577-
i
Red, blue crossed sashes, red sleeves, blue cuffs and cap, red peak (Messrs L Taylor & J Hugo)

Brave Gitano 36 

ch g Gitano Hernando - Fair Share (Eyeofthetiger)

4 9-4
-
G WrogemannPaul Matchett
7
070-
i
Yellow, dark green sash, black collar (Mr I D Berg, Mrs M E Botha & Ben Botha (pty) Ltd)

Ivory Hunter 12 

b g CLASSIC FLAG - Anything Else (Model Man)

4 9-4
-
Francois HerholdtOrmond Ferraris
8
900-
i
White, red hoop, striped sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs A Snyman & Mr I Snyman)

Bytrix 5 

ch g Byword - Victrixit (Victory Moon)

4 9-4
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
9
53-
i
Lime green, black diamond, lime green sleeves and cap, black diamond (Stone Hill Stud (nom: Mr H C W Rix) & Mesdames N H)

Captain's Command 14 

b g Bold Silvano - Martita (Gone West)

4 9-4
-
M YeniMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
10
60-
i
White, red cross, white cap, red cross (D D & G Cc (nom: Liz Gericke))

Fort Augustus 207 

ch g Fort Wood - Keyra (Western Winter)

4 9-4
-
J V'd MerweMike/adam Azzie 1
11
74-
i
Blue, white squares, checked sleeves and cap (Mr H B Odendaal)

Kamakura 33 

ch g Admire Main - Competitive Edge (National Emblem)

4 9-4
-
P StrydomGary Alexander
12
7-
i
Black, purple crossed sashes, black sleeves, purple cap (Mr G Goksel)

Kye Kelly 49 

ch g Visionaire - Psaltery (STRIKE SMARTLY)

4 9-4
-
Collen StoreyGokhan Terzi
13
9-
i
Red and green halved horizontally, white stars, red cap, white star (Messrs A Lahoud, S Mathen, Allan F Peters & Craig)

Throng 16 

b g Visionaire - Congregation (Kahal)

4 9-4
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
Verdict

SKIMINAC needed his last run and if this run is not too soon after should make a bold bid. RED REVOLUTION could get into the action if settles. BEFORE NOON has his blinkers off now and the distance should be ideal. BRAVE GITANO is improving the the extra should suit. FORT AUGUSTUS races as a gelding after a break - watch. CAPTAIN'S COMMAND and KAMAKURA (better trip) can earn.

Verdict

RED REVOLUTION is a fair way in front of these on form and is going to be hard to beat. Skiminac could emerge as the main danger, while Brave Gitano enters calculations for third place.

11:40 Vaal (RSA) 4 Jan 2018

Tab Pays The Full Dividend, No Limits Maiden Plate (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 99y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
048935-
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Generoso 7 

b f THE SHEIK - Generosity (Northern Guest)

5 9-6
-
R DanielsonRomeo Francis
2
022506-
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

I Am Titanium 44 

ch f Biarritz - Lady Porter (Windrush)

5 9-6 b
-
Dylan Lerena (9)Clinton Binda
3
744432-
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Shakespeare Inlove 14 

b f Trippi - Donna Viola (Al Mufti)

4 9-4 b
-
Collen StoreyJohan J Van Vuuren
4
833-
i
Red, gold star, gold sleeves, red stars, red cap, gold star (Mrs A Devachander)

Sunshine Silk 16 

ch f Silvano - Vanilla Silk (Al Mufti)

4 9-4
-
G LerenaGeoff Woodruff
5
624-
i
Black, yellow checks (Messrs M Dally, M F De Kock, G M Grant & C S Hayne)

Sweaty Betty 14 

b f Seventh Rock - The Black Pearl (National Emblem)

4 9-4
-
J V'd MerweM F De Kock
6
664083-
i
Brown, beige shamrock, brown sleeves, beige cap (Mr A R Rapp)

One Dollar Massage 19 

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

4 9-4 b
-
G WrogemannStephen Moffatt
7
3464-
i
White, blue star, blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs L C A Bouwer)

Sailor Girl 19 

b f Sail From Seattle - Colonial Girl (Stage Colony)

4 9-4
-
Craig ZackeyStanley M Ferreira
8
346060-
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Purdey 7 

b f Crusade - Secret Babe (Labeeb)

4 9-4 b
-
P StrydomRomeo Francis
9
00854-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Pokemon Shuffle 7 

b f MOGOK - Shuffles (Sarge)

4 9-4 b
-
M YeniD Gray St John
10
000-
i
Royal blue, pink crossed sashes, turquoise sleeves, pink cap, turquoise star (Mr M S Moosa)

Colourmeinn 26 

b f Greys Inn - Crimson Fantasy (Crimson Waves)

4 9-4
-
Ryan MungerCraig Mayhew
11
09-
i
Yellow, blue braces, striped sleeves, halved cap (Dr I A Katz & Messrs L Lewison & J M Mort & Dreams)

Calinera 12 

b f Mambo in Seattle - Lady Ladina (Aristis)

4 9-4
-
Hennie GreylingClinton Binda
12
53-
i
White, blue star, blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs L C A Bouwer)

Our Shining Star 14 

b f Silvano - Cosmic Jet (JET MASTER)

4 9-4
-
W C MarwingStanley M Ferreira
13
35-
i
Royal blue and orange stripes, royal blue sleeves, striped cap (Mr & Mrs R A Wiggill & Messrs D F Coles, C Garlick)

Pin Up Fold 14 

ch f Eightfold Path - Pin Up Babe (GOLD PRESS)

4 9-4
-
K ZechnerMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
14
94-
i
Yellow, blue chevrons, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins)

Regal Girl 23 

ch f Byword - CHILLON CASTLE (Sharp Romance)

4 9-4
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
Verdict

SUNSHINE SILK gives start but will relish the extra. It could get close all round on the Pale Lilac form line. SHAKESPEARE INLOVE was 0,5 lengths in front of OUR SHINING STAR (steadied and in season), 1,5 lengths ahead of SWEATY BETTY and 3,25 lengths in front of PIN UP FOLD. They travel a bit further now and OUR SHINNING STAR gets the nod over the bunch.

Verdict

SUNSHINE SILK should give a good account but will need to be on song. Our Shining Star is the pick of the the others, while Shakespeare Inlove looks third best.

12:10 Vaal (RSA) 4 Jan 2018

www.interbet.co.za - 0861 150 160 Fm 63 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

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

5

1m 209y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
96531-
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Rite Of Spring 19 

b f Querari - Robinia (Fort Wood)

4 9-6
-
Callan MurrayClinton Binda
2
100173-
i
Green and black checks, checked sleeves, halved cap (Mesdames J P Gardner & T J Wernars & Messrs B G Ga)

Musette 21 

b f Golden Sword - Angora (Tamburlaine)

5 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonGary Alexander
3
423289-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Curbstone Shuffle 7 

b f MOGOK - SCUFFLEBIRD (Scuffleburg)

4 9-5
-
G LerenaD Gray St John
4
742154-
i
Maroon, gold band of diamonds, gold sleeves, maroon cap, gold diamond (Messrs A J McNabb & E Miliotis)

Summer Sun 54 

b f Ideal World - Setting Sun (Western Winter)

4 9-4
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
5
134762-
i
Dark blue, sky blue seams, dark blue cap, sky blue peak (Messrs Lucky Houdalakis, D F Coles, G B Gray, Max)

Tundra Taita 33 

b f Marchfield - Falconry (West Man)

4 9-1
-
K ZechnerMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
6
0/75219-
i
Aquamarine, dark grey seams, aquamarine sleeves, dark grey armbands, striped cap (Messrs Greg Bortz & Bryn Ressell & Miss J A Alexan)

Sassi Model 42 

ch f Brave Tin Soldier - Princess Sassi (Model Man)

5 8-13
-
Ryan MungerGary Alexander
7
232627-
i
Yellow, black seams, black cap, yellow spots (Messrs Pj, N, R & Miss S Delport & Mr P G A Labusc)

Beautiful Shay 21 

gr m Mambo in Seattle - Twing (Act One)

6 8-13
-
G WrogemannStephen Moffatt
8
01/8790-
i
Orange, purple cross, quartered cap (Messrs D U Kruger & P U Kruger)

Pretty Popular 42 

b f Trippi - Secret Pleasure (Al Mufti)

5 8-11
-
Jarryd PennyPaul Matchett
9
064210-
i
Black and red hoops, red and yellow hooped sleeves, black and yellow hooped cap (Messrs Bryn Ressell & N M Shirtliff)

Whiteout 26 

ch f What A Winter - VISIONARY (Best By Test)

4 8-10
-
M YeniMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
10
395496-
i
Bright green, blue crossed sashes, bright green sleeves, quartered cap (Red Jack Trading (pty) Ltd)

Cranberry Crush 21 

ch m Kahal - Juniper Berry (Fahal)

6 8-9 b
-
J V'd MerweChris Erasmus
11
402687-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Wrap It Up 21 

ch f Modus Vivendi - End Of Season (ANNOUNCE)

4 8-7
-
Craig ZackeyD Gray St John
12
006210-
i
Black and white stripes, orange sleeves and cap (Mr C P Harris)

Ntoma 7 

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

6 8-7 b
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (3)Clifford Harris
13
008673-
i
Black, black sleeves, white stars, black cap, white star (Mr D J & Mrs H M R Nieuwenhuizen)

Golddust Woman 12 

b f Western Winter - Mat Gold (Goldkeeper)

5 8-4 b
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)David Nieuwenhuizen
14
602399-
i
Yellow and orange halved diagonally, green sleeves, white armlets,orange and yellow striped cap (Mr M V Patel)

Peg O' My Heart 21 

b m Jay Peg - Wintie (Windrush)

6 8-4 b
-
Donavan MansourScott Kenny
15
767339-
i
Black, scarlet and gold hooped sleeves, scarlet cap (Messrs G Hodges, J Apfel & B O Wiid)

Snow Path 12 

ch f Noordhoek Flyer - Chinook (Windrush)

Non Runner (Reserve)
16
966064-
i
Blue and white chevrons, red sleeves and cap (Messrs M P M Ferrao, G Holder & L P Holder)

River Run 26 

b m Surging River - Guest Farm (National Assembly)

Non Runner (Reserve)
17
708695-
i
Red, red and grey checked sleeves, grey cap, red star (Messrs G, K & M M Nassif)

Tales Of Mambo 26 

b m Mambo in Seattle - Tales Of Magic (LECTURE)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Open. CURBSTONE SHUFFLE has as good a chance as any and if not troubled by a breathing problem could chalk up her 2nd victory. MUSETTE hasn't been far off and could feature. BEAUTIFUL SHAY can never be ignored. SUMMER SUN and TUNDRA TAITA renew rivalry and either could pull it off. RITE OF SPRING, CRANBERRY CRUSH and GOLDDUST WOMAN are more to consider.

Verdict

GOLDDUST WOMAN is operating at a good level lately and should make a bold show. Pretty Popular is probably the chief opposition, while Beautiful Shay also commands a closer look.

12:50 Vaal (RSA) 4 Jan 2018

Tab Telebet - 0861 000 822 Middle Stakes (F & M) (3YO plus)

Winner 65,626 ZAR - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m 3f 205y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
355155-
i
White, blue hoop, white sleeves and cap (Mr L P Ralphs & Mesdames J & K Ralphs)

Royal Utopia 12 

ch f Ideal World - Queen's Bay (Fort Wood)

5 9-6
-
Callan MurrayCandice Dawson
2
311206-
i
Red, purple stripes, red sleeves, purple armbands, collar and cuffs, red cap (Mesdames C Marks, S Marks, J Peimer & L C A Bouwer)

Bondiblu 39 

b m Seul Amour - Blue Paradise (Jallad)

6 9-2
-
W C MarwingStanley M Ferreira
3
477141-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Parisienne Chic 23 

b m Bankable - Champs Elysees (Victory Moon)

6 9-2
-
Craig ZackeyD Gray St John
4
132232-
i
Black, yellow sash, sleeves and cap (Mauritzfontein (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss J B Slack))

Dalley 23 

b m Ideal World - Lady Helen (Stage Colony)

6 8-11
-
G WrogemannMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
5
6/34132-
i
Light green, red maltese cross and sleeves, quartered cap (Mr M J A Ferreira)

Miss Bulsara 26 

b f Silvano - Gay Regina (Sportsworld)

Non Runner
6
992344-
i
Blue, white panel, blue sleeves and cap (Drakenstein Stud (nom: Mrs G A Rupert))

End Game 21 

b f Silvano - Estimada (Ride The Rails)

5 8-7
-
P StrydomSean Tarry
7
654621-
i
Black, yellow sash, sleeves and cap (Mauritzfontein (pty) Ltd (nom: Miss J B Slack))

Crown Court 12 

b f Fort Wood - Juror (STRIKE SMARTLY)

5 8-3
-
M YeniM F De Kock
8
255113-
i
Royal blue, dayglo pink braces, royal blue and dayglo pink striped sleeves, dayglo pink cap (Mr Justus Van Wyk)

Just A Jet 23 

b m Just as Well - A Thousand Jets (JET MASTER)

6 8-3
-
K ZechnerMike/adam Azzie
9
684665-
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Messrs J A Maroun & G J Maroun)

Arte 21 

b f Ideal World - Idler (Fort Wood)

5 7-12 b
-
J V'd MerweGrant Maroun
10
076778-
i
Blue, yellow epaulettes and cap (Messrs M C Gerber & M F De Kock)

Sultry 7 

b f Mambo in Seattle - Smooch (Fort Wood)

5 7-12 b
-
Jarryd PennyM F De Kock
11
540283-
i
Black and white stripes, orange sleeves and cap (Mr C P Harris)

Eversilver 21 

b m Ideal World - Silver Tree (Fort Wood)

6 7-12 b
-
Mpumelelo Mjoka (3)Clifford Harris
12
475056-
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 23 

b f Main Aim - Jelly Baby (Jallad)

Non Runner
Verdict

DALLEY is honest and will give a run for money. MISS BULSARA appears to be looking for the marathon distance - respect. BONDIBLU stays well but needs a fast pace up front. ROYAL UTOPIA is capable and could be her day. PARISIENNE CHIC appears a bit moody but has the ability to follow up. END GAME will be given a chance with Striker up. CROWN COURT and JUST A JET could win.

Verdict

END GAME is running well and has fair claims. Dalley has the best claims of the others, while Arte shouldn't be far away either.

13:25 Vaal (RSA) 4 Jan 2018

Betting World 087 741 2777 Mr 91 Handicap (3YO plus)

Winner 76,247 ZAR - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 1f 208y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
316100-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Dawn Assault 39 

b c Call To Combat - Cayman Ridge (Al Mufti)

5 9-6 b
-
Craig ZackeyD Gray St John
2
516850-
i
White and lilac checks, red sleeves, white cuffs and collar, red and white checked cap (Mr & Mrs J J Van Der Vyver & Mr B H Martin & Ms V)

Bankable Teddy 39 

b g Bankable - Harem's Secret (JET MASTER)

6 9-6 b
-
Ryan MungerDavid Nieuwenhuizen
3
466784-
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H van Niekerk)

Intergalactic 12 

ch m Kahal - Nojoom (Galileo)

6 9-6
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Sean Tarry
4
480602-
i
Yellow, royal blue epaulettes, yellow sleeves and cap (Messrs L M Nestadt, A W Bott & B Kantor)

Samurai Blade (AUS)  19 

br g Where's That Tiger - Shao Shao (Shinko Forest)

6 9-5
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
5
191341-
i
Turquoise, brown maltese cross, turquoise sleeves, white cap (Ms S Wilson & Mr J A Soma)

Wild Horizon 19 

ch g Fort Wood - Setting Sun (Western Winter)

6 9-5 b
-
Callan MurrayJoey Soma
6
531347-
i
Primrose, black sleeves, red collar, cuffs and cap (Mr R J Bloomberg & Evanstan Investments (pty) Ltd)

Kilrain 14 

b g Dynasty - ATTACHE (Elliodor)

7 9-3
-
M YeniM F De Kock
7
170883-
i
Yellow, purple crossed sashes, yellow sleeves, purple collar and cuffs, yellow cap (Mr D W Rosser)

Tandava (ZIM)  14 

ch g Century Stand - Davuli (KITALPHA)

6 9-2
-
W C MarwingGokhan Terzi
8
135423-
i
All vieux rose (Mr B Riley & Mr M G Azzie & Mrs S Azzie)

Amsterdam 58 

b g Windrush - Kindly Kat (Machiavellian)

7 8-13
-
P StrydomMike/adam Azzie
9
243542-
i
Purple, white crossed sashes, purple sleeves, white cap, purple spots (Adv B W Maselle & Mr & Mrs S W Kenny)

Hidden Agenda 14 

b g Brave Tin Soldier - Bansela (Malhub)

7 8-13 b
-
R SimonsScott Kenny
10
431/059-
i
Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Rushmore River 14 

b g Windrush - Code Eleven (Cryptoclearance)

Non Runner
11
055090-
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Oro Negro 19 

b g Argonaut - La Negrita (Labeeb)

Non Runner
Verdict

WILD HORIZON bounced back to best and beat SAMURAI BLADE (2,5kg better off) by 2,25 lengths recently. He could confirm. AMSTERDAM and HIDDEN AGENDA are honest performers and could take home honours. BANKABLE TEDDY is capable and could surprise. DAWN ASSAULT, INTERGALACTIC, KILRAIN, TANDAVA and RUSHMORE RIVER could get into the money.

Verdict

AMSTERDAM should be bang there but will need to be firing on all cylinders. Hidden Agenda looks the likeliest to finish second, while Kilrain also merits respect.

14:00 Vaal (RSA) 4 Jan 2018

Racing Association Mr 72 Handicap (3YO plus)

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

8

1m 1f 208y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
013381-
i
Blue, red sash, hooped sleeves, red cap (Mrs F Ebrahim & Messrs A C Fortune, Peter Haripers)

Cash Time 42 

b g Gimmethegreenlight - Dynamite Casey (CASEY TIBBS)

4 9-10
-
P StrydomGary Alexander
2
393156-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Stunned 23 

ch g Call To Combat - Starstruck (Parade Leader)

5 9-6
-
Donavan MansourD Gray St John
3
214121-
i
Silver, red chevron, royal blue sleeves, silver stars, silver cap, red star (Mr B D Burnard & Tinus Gericke)

Inn A Million 126 

b g Greys Inn - Ballykissangel (COUNT DUBOIS)

5 9-5 b
-
J V'd MerweMike/adam Azzie
4
302200-
i
Red, red and grey checked sleeves, grey cap, red star (Messrs G, K & M M Nassif)

Icy Avalanche 23 

b g Western Winter - Rollicking Romp (Qui Danzig)

7 9-4 b
-
Dennis Schwarz (3)Tony Nassif
5
652392-
i
Blue, gold sash, blue cap (Mr M E Leaf)

Sheet Weaver 23 

b g Ideal World - Money Spider (Fort Wood)

6 9-4
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
6
022104-
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Alssakhra 26 

b c Seventh Rock - Mind My Stripes (Eyeofthetiger)

4 9-2
-
Callan MurrayPaul Peter
7
9841-
i
Royal blue, red diamond, sleeves and cap (Mr K A Waterston)

War Legend 26 

b c Oratorio - Bold Princess (Dolphin Street)

4 9-0
-
M YeniMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
8
950401-
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)

5 8-13
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
9
421517-
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 14 

b g Pathfork - Dancing Summer (Mr Greeley)

4 8-11
-
Craig ZackeyTyrone Zackey
10
034807-
i
Teal, grey diamond and armbands, quartered cap (Fernando & Marcelle Baptista & Dr A Ramsubag)

Revelation 19 

ch g Visionaire - Particular Passion (Rambo Dancer)

6 8-11 b
-
G WrogemannErico Verdonese
11
556925-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Yer-Maan 7 

ch g Jam Alley - Cheers (Jallad)

10 8-8
-
S BrownD Gray St John
12
714806-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Highlander 7 

ch g Jam Alley - Celtic Sands (Hermitage)

5 8-7
-
Marco V'RensburgD Gray St John
13
103208-
i
Bright purple and bright yellow qtd diagona,checked diamond slvs,b yellow cap,b purple peak (Messrs B A Habib & S F G Habib & Mr K P & Mrs N M)

Gentleman Only 19 

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

6 8-6 b
-
Mathew ThackerayTyrone Zackey
14
170000-
i
Black and red hoops, red and yellow hooped sleeves, black and yellow hooped cap (Mr Bryn Ressell, Motrade 252 (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr J)

Barbados Cruise 14 

b g Mullins Bay - Downtown Street (Aristis)

5 8-5
-
K ZechnerMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
15
104920-
i
Yellow, blue chevrons, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins)

Sunset Boy 46 

b g Spanish Harlem - African Sunset (JET MASTER)

Non Runner (Reserve)
16
660775-
i
Cherry and white hoops, cherry cap (Messrs S F G Habib & Tyrone Zackey & Mr K P & Mrs)

Hypothermic 19 

b g MOGOK - Winter Ade (Western Winter)

Non Runner (Reserve)
17
176567-
i
Yellow and green quartered diagonally, yellow sleeves, green cuffs and cap (Mr Richard Botha)

Miesque's Rumba 16 

b g Miesque's Approval - VIENNESE WALTZ (National Assembly)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Difficult to assess. Both INN A MILLION and SHEET WEAVER are carded to run before this and both have decent form. Watch their performances closely. CASH TIME is looking to double up over this distance with Striker aboard. SO LONG SPRING and ALSSAKHRA try further now and if see it out come into the reckoning. STUNNED could pop up.

Verdict

REVELATION gets a narrow vote but has little margin for error. Yer-Maan has the strongest claims of the remainder, while Sheet Weaver can fight it out for minor honours.

14:40 Vaal (RSA) 4 Jan 2018

Next Vaal Racemeeting Thursday 11 January Fm 68 Handicap (F & M) (3YO plus)

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

9

6f 211y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
425113-
i
White, dayglo green rings, sleeves and cap (Mrs S Van Zyl, Messrs B A Bracher & M R Bracher, R)

Azkur 68 

b f Oracy - Scarletina (Second Empire)

4 9-10
-
Callan MurrayGavin Van Zyl
2
416702-
i
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, yellow seams, collar and cuffs, royal blue cap (Haras Del Carmo (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr P F M Do Carmo)

Paree 21 

b m Silvano - Distinta Wells (Poliglote)

7 9-9
-
P StrydomTyrone Zackey
3
1607-
i
Blue, gold sash, blue cap (Mr M E Leaf)

Esploratore 56 

b f Eightfold Path - Wonder Glow (Windrush)

4 9-3
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
4
019093-
i
Black and white halved vertically, checked sleeves, red cap (Mr Jaime & Mrs Mariza Vilela)

Lady Negra 21 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Hill Of Fire (Danehill Dancer)

5 9-3
-
J V'd MerweMike/adam Azzie
5
933111-
i
Lime green, black diamond, lime green sleeves and cap, black diamond (Stone Hill Stud (nom: Mr H C W Rix))

Teenage Dream 21 

ch f Lateral - Tetre Rouge (French Stress)

5 9-3
-
K ZechnerMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
6
5510-
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Galu Beach 21 

b f Jay Peg - Mombasa (Tiger Ridge)

4 9-2
-
Dylan Lerena (9)Paul Peter
7
688321-
i
Light blue, orange braces, light blue sleeves, orange cuffs and cap (Mr M Liontarides & Mrs J S Thomas)

Lunar Dancer 28 

ch f Philanthropist - Countless (COUNT DUBOIS)

4 9-1
-
Donavan MansourJohan J Van Vuuren
8
51437-
i
Dayglo yellow, purple spots (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars & A J Van Huyssteen, Mr)

One Dimension 33 

ch f Visionaire - Dea Dia (Kahal)

Non Runner
9
234141-
i
Blue, black hoop, armbands and cuffs, blue cap, black peak (Messrs D Abramowitz, Deven Govender, L M Nestadt &)

Caribbean Queen 21 

ch f Rebel King - Sea Jewel (Model Man)

5 9-1
-
M YeniPaul Peter
10
0/20126-
i
Dark purple,white stripe and sleeves,gold armbands, dark purpleandwhite striped cap, gold peak (Messrs P L Nel & D Little)

Shelly 107 

b m ANNOUNCE - Sea Time (Rambo Dancer)

6 9-1 b
-
G WrogemannDevin Little
11
73910-
i
Black, green collar, cuffs and cap (Mr M Winstanley)

Zulu Dawn 12 

b f Await The Dawn - Ithala (Albarahin)

4 9-0
-
Marco V'RensburgStuart Pettigrew
12
222409-
i
Jade, white shamrock and cap (Mr M D Sham & Mrs D A Sham)