10:10 Vaal (RSA) 8 Feb 2018

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

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

1

4f 214y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
Pink, purple epaulettes and sleeves, striped cap (Mr Shalita Nassif)

Affranchi 

b c Elusive Fort - Tropical Dance (Luhuk)

3 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonTony Nassif
2
i
White, yellow spot, striped sleeves, yellow cap, white diamond (Mr N Kokkoris)

Bold Eagle 

b c Bold Silvano - Inflorescence (Western Winter)

3 9-6
-
Warren KennedyGavin Van Zyl
3
i
Blue, yellow epaulettes and cap (Mr M C Gerber)

Drop Kick 

b c Judpot - Albizia (Fort Wood)

3 9-6
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
4
5-4
i
Black, purple crossed sashes, black sleeves, purple cap (Messrs D W Rosser & G Goksel)

Peapack 37 

ch c Byword - Far Hills (Fort Wood)

3 9-6
-
Derreck DavidGokhan Terzi
5
22
i
Yellow, blue chevrons, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins)

Pieces Of Gold 19 

ch c Visionaire - Eli's Grace (Elliodor)

3 9-6
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
6
632
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Rocky Path 9 

b c Eightfold Path - Flying Affair (Allied Flag)

3 9-6
-
K ZechnerD Gray St John
7
4
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Sugoi 19 

ch g Noordhoek Flyer - Mari (Fort Wood)

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

Text Me 

b c Byword - Camden Dancer (Camden Park)

3 9-3
-
Dennis SchwarzLeon Erasmus
9
3
i
Emerald and lime green quartered diagonally, lime green sleeves and cap (Messrs E R Gertenbach, R J Murray, S A Leoni & T S)

The Pink Panther 9 

ch g Where's That Tiger - Indigo Violet (INDIGO MAGIC)

3 9-6
-
Deon SampsonCorne Spies
10
i
Turquoise, white stars, red collar and sleeves, white stars, turquoise cap (Messrs F Bronkhorst & H L Neethling)

Running Brave 

b c Brave Tin Soldier - Movingandgrooving (JET MASTER)

3 9-1
-
G WrogemannPaul Matchett
Verdict

PIECES OF GOLD finished runner-up in both starts to date. He had ROCKY PATH behind him who subsequently finished ahead of THE PINK PANTHER. The last mentioned was heavily backed and will come on best of all. Watch newcomers especially BOLD EAGLE.

Verdict

PIECES OF GOLD has more to give and seems likely to take the beating. Sugoi is most likely the main threat, while Rocky Path is perhaps the most interesting of those left.

10:40 Vaal (RSA) 8 Feb 2018

Book For Guineas Day 3 March Maiden Juvenile Plate (fillies)(for Maiden 2 Year-old Fillies) (2YO only)

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

2

4f 214y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
2-24
i
Red, blue crossed sashes, red sleeves, blue cuffs and cap, red peak (Messrs L Taylor & J Hugo)

Brave Zndaya 19 

b f Eightfold Path - Rashuli Breeze (Windrush)

3 9-3
-
Mpumelelo MjokaPaul Matchett
2
i
Yellow, blue 'v' bib, blue sleeves, yellow cap (Messrs G, K & M M Nassif, G J Nassif, J Nassif, Sh)

Cari 

b c Jackson - Big Five Jive (Tiger Dance)

Non Runner
3
2
i
White and red diamonds, checked sleeves, red cap (Messrs S Mileham, G H Long, H D Long & L C Long)

Dancing Queen 19 

b f Mambo in Seattle - Jet Princess (JET MASTER)

3 9-6
-
K De MeloRoy Magner
4
i
French grey, old gold sleeves and cap (Mr A G Laird)

Fairy Ring 

b c Marchfield - Magic Aura (Al Mufti)

3 9-6
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
5
i
Yellow, yellow and black checked sleeves and cap (Messrs D S Raper & D Bayley)

Favourite Model 

b f Mambo in Seattle - Platinum Cat (Tiger Ridge)

3 9-6
-
G WrogemannPaul Matchett
6
3
i
Red, gold chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs D A Sham, Mr M D Sham & Mr & Mrs C R Stonebrid)

House Guest 9 

b f Lateral - Kelly's Guest (Northern Guest)

3 9-6
-
Lukas BesterDorrie Sham
7
i
Royal blue, pink crossed sashes, turquoise sleeves, pink cap, turquoise star (Messrs M S Moosa & C J Mayhew)

Lunar Speed 

b c Seventh Rock - Speedwell (STRIKE SMARTLY)

3 9-6
-
Mathew ThackerayCraig Mayhew
8
25
i
Orange, orange and brown striped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr J A J Moller & Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Melarado 19 

b f Pomodoro - Cha Cha Queen (National Assembly)

3 9-6
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
9
i
Cerise and green hoops, cerise sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs A Maybery & Glen Goddard & Mrs A J Wynne)

Mercer Girl 

b f Mambo in Seattle - Gold Gem (Goldkeeper)

3 9-6
-
Calvin HabibBridget Stidolph
10
i
Royal blue, pink crossed sashes, turquoise sleeves, pink cap, turquoise star (Messrs M S Moosa & C J Mayhew)

Miss Patriot 

b c Greys Inn - Private Meg (Fine Edge)

3 9-6
-
Ryan MungerCraig Mayhew
11
i
White, blue chevron, white sleeves, blue spots, white cap, blue spots (Miss R Snyman)

Red Tara 

b c Eightfold Path - Welsh Parade (Parade Leader)

3 9-6
-
Hennie GreylingLeon Erasmus
12
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Messrs B Kantor & C J H Van Niekerk & Mayfair Spec)

Riptide 

b c Trippi - Nova Zembla (Western Winter)

3 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
13
i
Aquamarine, dark grey seams, aquamarine sleeves, dark grey armbands, striped cap (Messrs Greg Bortz, Bryn Ressell & A J Van Huysstee)

River Rafting 

b c Querari - Keep Icy Calm (One Cool Cat)

3 9-6
-
K ZechnerMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
14
i
Blue, orange chevrons, white sleeves and cap (Messrs C E & L Muller & Mr P J Grobler)

Stormy Emblem 

b c Gitano Hernando - Emblem Of Intrigue (National Emblem)

3 9-6
-
J V'd MerweTony Nassif
15
6
i
Red, gold chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs C R Stonebridge)

Jafari 9 

b f Great Britain - Marauding Lady (Century Stand)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

DANCING QUEEN wasn't disgraced on debut in second place and could prove best of those that have raced. BRAVE ZNDAYA (coupled with newcomer FAVOURITE MODEL) and MELARADO shouldn't be far off. Other first-timers to watch are RIPTIDE and RIVER RAFTING.

Verdict

DANCING QUEEN should improve and seems the one they all have to beat. Melarado could be the one to benefit if the selection underperforms, while Brave Zndaya could well have a say as well.

11:10 Vaal (RSA) 8 Feb 2018

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

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

3

5f 212y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
0324-
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 119 

b g Await The Dawn - Winehouse (Kahal)

Non Runner
2
03420-5
i
Salmon, black spots, salmon sleeves, spotted cap (Mr G Morris)

Finding Troy 19 

ch c Go Deputy - La Belle Helene (Western Winter)

4 9-6
-
Derreck DavidMike/adam Azzie
3
674-4
i
Black, gold stars, black cap, gold star (Mr G Baldeo, Adv R Padayachee Sc & Team G Racing ()

Pantsula 28 

ch g Black Minnaloushe - Palo Santo (National Emblem)

4 9-6
-
Warren KennedyGavin Van Zyl
4
60-93
i
White, black spot, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs G Eckert)

Sharp Gitano 9 

ch g Gitano Hernando - Rebecca Sharp (BECKER)

4 8-11
-
Dylan LerenaBrett Warren
5
65745-9
i
Gold, red stars, white sleeves, red armbands, gold cap, red star, white peak (Mr R W S Chung)

Sweet Trial 28 

b g Philanthropist - Call To Court (Al Mufti)

4 9-3
-
Dennis SchwarzRoy Magner
6
64-6
i
Black, green stripe, black sleeves, green cuffs and cap (Green Street Bloodstock (pty) Ltd (k Pillay, G Pow)

King Of Pop 14 

b g Lateral - Jive Style (Black Minnaloushe)

4 9-6
-
Hennie GreylingJohan J Van Vuuren
7
0943-23
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Prince Of War 28 

b g Great Britain - National Belle (National Assembly)

5 9-6 b
-
Marco V'RensburgGrant Maroun
8
6884-54
i
Grey, red star, grey sleeves and cap, red star (Ms C V Walker)

Running Fury 14 

ch g Golden Sword - Summer Guest (Badger Land)

5 9-6
-
Ryan MungerGerald C Walker
9
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Blenderhead 

b c MARTINELLI - Hit The Stars (LIZARD ISLAND)

4 9-6
-
Calvin HabibD Gray St John
10
5-
i
White, blue hoop, white sleeves and cap (Mesdames J & K Ralphs & Mr L P Ralphs)

Captain's Alpha 168 

b g Jay Peg - Alpha Lady (CAPTAIN AL)

4 9-6
-
K ZechnerCandice Dawson
11
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Certifiable 

b c Sarge - Edge Of Reason (Kahal)

4 9-6
-
S BrownD Gray St John
12
i
Red, black epaulettes and cap (Messrs H Adams & D Chinsammy)

Day Has Come 

b g Antonius Pius - Heading Home (Special Preview)

4 9-6
-
W C MarwingWeiho Marwing
13
i
Black, purple crossed sashes, black sleeves, purple cap (Mr G Goksel)

Emiliano 

b c Byword - La Chene (Fort Wood)

4 9-6
-
Jarryd PennyGokhan Terzi
14
3-2
i
Yellow, black sleeves, yellow armbands, cuffs and cap (Maine Chance Farms (pty) Ltd (nom: Dr W A & Mrs N)

Imperial Quest 14 

b g Silvano - IMPERIAL GUEST (Northern Guest)

4 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
15
i
Navy blue, white hoop, collar and cuffs, black cap, white spots (Janse Van Vuuren Racing (pty) Ltd)

Liverpool Lass 

b c Go Deputy - Penny Lane (SPACESHIP)

4 9-1
-
R SimonsJohan J Van Vuuren
16
6
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 35 

b g Gimmethegreenlight - Strikelli (STRIKE SMARTLY)

Non Runner (Reserve)
17
7-
i
Blue, red crossed sashes, yellow sleeves, blue cap (Mr E Verdonese)

Mogok's Time 51 

b g MOGOK - Time To Laugh (Windrush)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

IMPERIAL QUEST has shown inexperience in both starts to date and should be ready to win. TILL DAWN comes off a rest and could win fresh over shorter. PANTSULA has been running well and could turn it around with long time trier PRINCE OF WAR. CAPTAIN'S ALPHA wasn't disgraced on debut and if ready after a rest could feature. FINDING TROY and newcomer DAY HAS COME can earn.

Verdict

TILL DAWN was beaten when prominent in the market last time, but edges it as the selection once again. Imperial Quest is fancied to follow the selection home, while Finding Troy heads up those chasing third place.

11:40 Vaal (RSA) 8 Feb 2018

Tab Pays The Full Dividend, No Limits Maiden Plate (f & M)(for Maiden Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

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

4

5f 212y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
52294-
i
White, blue hoop, white sleeves and cap (Mr L P Ralphs & Mesdames J & K Ralphs)

Ensemble 47 

b f Oratorio - Esoteric (MOGOK)

Non Runner
2
40-2
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 L C A Bouwer)

Nautic Spirit (AUS)  12 

b f Your Song - Karalli (Chateau Istana)

4 9-6
-
G WrogemannPaul Peter
3
35-4
i
Royal blue and silver hoops, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs H Adams & D Chinsammy)

Get Your Grove On 23 

b f Judpot - Comebackanddance (Jallad)

4 9-6 b1
-
W C MarwingWeiho Marwing
4
45-403
i
Red, blue epaulettes and sleeves, red cap (Mr L J & Mrs M J Erasmus)

Kissmeinmydreams 12 

b f CAPTAIN AL - Roman Eagle (Caesour)

5 9-6
-
S BrownLeon Erasmus
5
5755-05
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Aquatique 7 

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

4 9-6
-
Callan MurrayClinton Binda
6
2498-4
i
Royal blue, red maltese cross, white collar and sleeves, royal blue cuffs, white cap, royal blue stripe (Mrs D I Johnson)

Shiloh 9 

b f Bezrin - Ruby Eaglechild (Manshood)

5 8-11
-
Dylan LerenaBrett Warren
7
5009-3
i
Yellow, blue chevrons, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr D R & Mrs K M L Makins)

Take My Word 12 

b f Byword - CANTORIST (Kashani)

4 9-6
-
Hennie GreylingLeon Erasmus
8
8000-77
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Orinoco Rock 7 

b f Seventh Rock - Enja (Model Man)

Non Runner
9
i
White, red chevrons, striped sleeves, white cap (Mr & Mrs C Jonker)

Bella Supreme 

b c Malhub - Fontaine (Elliodor)

4 9-6
-
Collen StoreyChris Jonker
10
6
i
Black, red broad stripe, white braces and sleeves, red armbands, black cap, red peak (Mr S Visser)

Cosmic Mist 23 

b f Curved Ball - Lunar Landscape (Giant's Causeway)

4 9-6
-
Marco V'RensburgStanley M Ferreira
11
i
French grey, old gold sleeves and cap (Mr A G Laird)

Dance Bay 

b c Ashaawes - Bay Of Desire (Red Ransom)

4 9-6
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
12
i
Royal blue and yellow quartered, halved sleeves, yellow cap, blue peak (Mr J R Van Der Linden)

Dolabella 

b c Antonius Pius - Glittering (Badger Land)

4 9-3
-
Mpumelelo MjokaRobbie Sage
13
i
Lime green, black diamond, lime green sleeves and cap, black diamond (Stone Hill Stud (nom: Mr H C W Rix))

Mattina 

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

4 9-6
-
K ZechnerMichael Nicholas Houdalakis
14
0-
i
Sky blue, navy maltese cross and cap (Mrs A J Wynne)

Oceans Pride 40 

b f Curved Ball - Royal Vip (Jallad)

4 9-6
-
K De MeloBridget Stidolph
15
0
i
Blue, white maltese cross, striped sleeves, white cap, blue peak (Miss L Van Der Westhuizen & Mr G J Maroun)

Possibly Not 12 

b f Great Britain - Not Possible (Dancer Man)

4 9-6
-
Calvin HabibGrant Maroun
16
29256-7
i
Gold and black stripes, gold sleeves, striped cap (Mr N D Moloi)

Go Thuli Go 23 

b f Brave Tin Soldier - Nkandla (Forestry)

4 9-6
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
17
6079-96
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Romani 7 

b f Gitano Hernando - Raspberry (National Assembly)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

GET YOUR GROVE ON is sporting blinkers for the first time and could get her mind on things. NAUTIC SPIRIT just needed the outing last time and could get away. ENSEMBLE is better than her last two and if problem free could easily win here. COSMIC MIST wasn't far back on debut and could earn. KISSMEINMYDREAMS could make the frame. Watch newcomers.

Verdict

NAUTIC SPIRIT just about gets the nod in this field and will probably take the beating. Dance Bay is most likely the leading challenger making her debut, while Mattina also merits respect first time out.

12:10 Vaal (RSA) 8 Feb 2018

Tab Telebet - 0861 000 822 Progress Plate(1,2 & 3 Time Winners) (3YO plus)

Winner 70,007 ZAR - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

5f 212y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
66/1500-
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr C J H Van Niekerk & Portapa (pty) Ltd T/a Supab)

Africa Rising 74 

ch g Visionaire - SUCHA LOOKA (Braashee)

5 9-9
-
Lyle HewitsonSean Tarry
2
145280-
i
Yellow and red diagonal stripes, black sleeves and collar, red cap, black peak (Ltk Racing & Breeding (nom:mr L J Van Der Vyver))

Romi's Boy 74 

b g Querari - Larking Around (Montjeu)

5 9-7
-
J V'd MerweAlec Laird
3
11-
i
Blue, white epaulettes, striped cap (Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Mustaaqeem (AUS)  278 

b c Redoute's Choice - National Colour (National Assembly)

4 9-2
-
Callan MurrayM F De Kock
4
53140-3
i
White, black fleur de lys, red sleeves, black collar and cuffs, black and white striped cap (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars)

Pera Palace 32 

b g Imperial Stride - Perfect Guest (Northern Guest)

4 9-2
-
K De MeloPaul Peter
5
31022-1
i
Dayglo yellow, green star and collar, dayglo yellow sleeves, quartered cap, dayglo yellow peak (Messrs P J Cotterell, A D Carr & J A Carr)

Down To Zero 32 

b c Judpot - Armatrading (Var)

4 8-13
-
Dennis SchwarzMike/adam Azzie
6
527/090-
i
Blue, yellow epaulettes and cap (Mr M C Gerber)

Maleficent 313 

b f Judpot - Kite Runner (Kabool)

5 8-10
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
7
1-
i
Blue and light grey checked diamonds, blue collar, hooped sleeves, blue cap (Mr A Samuels)

Gimmethenight 74 

b c Gimmethegreenlight - Reconcile (Silvano)

4 8-9
-
W C MarwingWeiho Marwing
8
54440-0
i
Black, white spots, black sleeves, red cap (Messrs A W Procter & M S Van Vuuren)

Spring Breeze 26 

b f Querari - Scented East (West Man)

4 8-4
-
Derreck DavidMike/adam Azzie
Verdict

MUSTAAQEEM has never been out of a canter to win both his starts. He comes off a lengthy break and if 90 per cent ready should account for this field. Both AFRICA RISING and ROMI'S BOY come off rests and on their last meeting should finish close together. PERA PALACE wasn't disgraced in his first run as a gelding and could turn it around with DOWN TO ZERO.

Verdict

MUSTAAQEEM is up to taking this easily on the form he has shown and is very much the one to beat. Pera Palace has to come into the equation as well, while Gimmethenight is another to bear in mind.

12:55 Vaal (RSA) 8 Feb 2018

Book For Classic Day 7 April Fm 68 Handicap (f & M)(for Fillies And Mares) (3YO plus)

Winner 54,992 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

5f 212y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
84901-0
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Burundi Bush 37 

b f Bezrin - Rutana (ANNOUNCE)

5 9-10 b
-
S BrownD Gray St John
2
4497-78
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Last Chirp 14 

ch f ANNOUNCE - Wise Wren (Argosy)

5 9-7
-
K ZechnerD Gray St John
3
3174-48
i
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap (Ms Sylvia Vrska & Mr Colin Bird)

Open Road 16 

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

5 9-5
-
R DanielsonRoy Magner
4
01-3
i
White, pink diamond hoop, white sleeves, pink collar and cuffs, diamonds on cap, white peak (Mr S J D Mynhardt)

Nightmare 14 

b f Sail From Seattle - Valhalla (Fort Wood)

4 9-4
-
Lyle HewitsonErico Verdonese
5
51437-
i
Dayglo yellow, purple spots (Messrs J F & L M F Wernars & A J Van Huyssteen, Mr)

One Dimension 68 

ch f Visionaire - Dea Dia (Kahal)

4 9-4 b
-
W C MarwingJohan J Van Vuuren
6
30100-7
i
Red, yellow stripe, red sleeves, yellow cuffs, red cap (Messrs H K Cheung, W H Yip, D Little & P L Nel)

Microbe 16 

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

4 9-3 b
-
Ryan MungerDevin Little
7
610403-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Beckoning 154 

ch f Jam Alley - All I Ask (ANNOUNCE)

5 9-0 b
-
Dennis SchwarzD Gray St John
8
4190-61
i
Red, blue maltese cross, white sleeves and cap (Messrs G C Kalil, W Clues & A G O'connor)

Goodness Me 14 

ch f Noordhoek Flyer - Oh My (STRIKE SMARTLY)

5 9-2 b
-
G WrogemannBarend Daniel Botes
9
9093-43
i
Black and white halved vertically, checked sleeves, red cap (Mr Jaime & Mrs Mariza Vilela)

Lady Negra 23 

b f Gimmethegreenlight - Hill Of Fire (Danehill Dancer)

Non Runner
10
1938-42
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Moss Gas 14 

b f THE SHEIK - Marsh Gas (MOGOK)

5 9-1
-
Derreck DavidPaul Peter
11
1607-74
i
Blue, gold sash, blue cap (Mr M E Leaf)

Esploratore 23 

b f Eightfold Path - Wonder Glow (Windrush)

4 8-11
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
12
34/1480-
i
Black, green stripe, black sleeves, green cuffs and cap (Green Street Bloodstock (pty) Ltd)

Kapenta Bay 81 

b f Go Deputy - Western Roll (Western Winter)

5 8-11
-
Wesley MarwingWeiho Marwing
13
08585-0
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 35 

b f Ideal World - Counting Gold (Count Dubois)

5 8-9 b
-
Warren KennedyGavin Van Zyl
14
9/32731-
i
Black, red broad stripe, white braces and sleeves, red armbands, black cap, red peak (Mr S Visser)

Modesty 307 

b f Dynasty - Absolute Mission (Model Man)

5 8-6
-
Marco V'RensburgStanley M Ferreira 1
15
5002-23
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

All Over The World 14 

b f Bezrin - Mobay (Elliodor)

5 8-5
-
J V'd MerweD Gray St John
16
82-7658
i
White, green collar, white sleeves, green stars and cuffs, white cap, green stars (Favour Stud (nom: Mrs Engelize Du Preez))

Cutey Me 9 

b f Harry Hall - Cutey Lee (Is It True)

Non Runner (Reserve)
17
2687-46
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Wrap It Up 23 

ch f Modus Vivendi - End Of Season (ANNOUNCE)

Non Runner (Reserve)
Verdict

Wide open. LADY NEGRA showed determination in blinkers and should relish the 200m less to travel. OPEN ROAD comes into the picture on her penultimate performance. ONE DIMENSION drops to 1200m again but should go well with blinkers on. LAST CHIRP is coupled with reserve ALL OVER THE WORLD and s few others - respect. MOSS GAS and NIGHTMARE are more for the short list.

Verdict

MOMO has run several good races recently and is probably the one to beat. Lady Negra is top of the dangers, while Kapenta Bay is another who could figure.

13:35 Vaal (RSA) 8 Feb 2018

Book For Champions Day 5 May Mr 72 Handicap(open) (3YO plus)

Winner 54,992 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

5f 212y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
12063-4
i
White, yellow spot, striped sleeves, yellow cap, white diamond (Mr N Kokkoris)

Vicomte 19 

b g Var - A Star For Maria (Noverre)

4 9-9
-
Warren KennedyGavin Van Zyl
2
96369-0
i
Yellow, purple stars, yellow cap, purple star (Hollywood Syndicate (nom: Mr O B Heffer) & Dreamst)

Bagger Vance 19 

gr g Noordhoek Flyer - Basilica (Wolfhound)

6 9-7 b
-
Calvin HabibClinton Binda
3
5612-41
i
Yellow, purple stars, yellow cap, purple star (Hollywood Syndicate (nom: Mr O B Heffer) & Dreamst)

Lauren Of Rochelle 19 

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

5 9-3
-
Callan MurrayClinton Binda
4
21
i
Red, green braces and sleeves, red cap (Mr I Levitan)

Tripod 26 

ch g What A Winter - Lightning Bird (JET MASTER)

4 9-2
-
W C MarwingDorrie Sham
5
642100-
i
Grey, red star, grey sleeves and cap, red star (Ms C V Walker)

Sweet Juliet 58 

b f Twice Over - Chancane (CAPTAIN AL)

4 9-1
-
Ryan MungerGerald C Walker
6
621134-
i
Royal blue, red maltese cross, white collar and sleeves, royal blue cuffs, white cap, royal blue stripe (Mrs D I Johnson)

Casciano 72 

b g Kahal - Bella Lea (Gallic League)

7 9-1
-
R SimonsBrett Warren
7
81-
i
Blue, gold sash, blue cap (Mr M E Leaf)

Sharkaholic 63 

b g Choisir - Durbanite (Red Ransom)

Non Runner
8
6709-02
i
Royal blue, red spot, halved sleeves, royal blue cap (Mayfair Speculators (pty) Ltd (nom: Mr D L Brugman)

Keanan's Rock 16 

b g Seventh Rock - Beyond (MARTINELLI)

4 8-11 b
-
J V'd MerweSean Tarry
9
7160-98
i
Bright green, blue crossed sashes, bright green sleeves, quartered cap (Red Jack Trading (pty) Ltd)

Minnesota 19 

b h Miesque's Approval - Wendys (Victory Speech)

6 8-11
-
Mathew ThackerayChris Erasmus
10
58300-3
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

King Of Mani 19 

ch g Kahal - Ashjaan (Malhub)

5 8-8
-
Lyle HewitsonGrant Maroun
11
29288-0
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Thewaywemakem 19 

ch g Modus Vivendi - First Waltz (ANNOUNCE)

5 8-7 b
-
K ZechnerD Gray St John
12
8255-01
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 16 

b g Parade Leader - Landaulet (Badger Land)

9 8-6 b
-
Marco V'RensburgScott Kenny
13
4285-70
i
Turquoise, white stars, red collar and sleeves, white stars, turquoise cap (Messrs F Bronkhorst & W D Nankervis)

Master Boulder 16 

b g Rock Of Rochelle - Dear Sissy (Halo Sunshine)

5 7-13
-
Mpumelelo MjokaPaul Matchett
14
10597-6
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Singaswewin 16 

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

5 8-3 b
-
Derreck DavidGrant Maroun
15
700909-
i
Royal blue, pink crossed sashes, turquoise sleeves, pink cap, turquoise star (Mr M S Moosa)

Varzen 52 

ch g Var - Zeigler (Elliodor)

5 8-3 b
-
Jarryd PennyBrett Webber
Verdict

VICOMTE never got into the race from a sluggish start last time and despite 61kg could win. LAUREN OF ROCHELLE is running well and should be thereabouts again. TRIPOD just won his maiden last time but looks to have a lot to come. LAST BATTLE could grab them late if covered early. CASCIANO comes off a rest and could get into the picture. SHARKAHOLIC has scope for improvement.

Verdict

TRIPOD is quite difficult to fault and is up to winning this. Keanan's Rock is probably the chief threat, while Vicomte also commands respect.

14:15 Vaal (RSA) 8 Feb 2018

Www.tabonline.co.za Mr 72 Handicap(open) (3YO plus)

Winner 54,992 ZAR - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

5f 212y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
31011-8
i
Yellow, blue braces, striped sleeves, halved cap (Dr I A Katz & Messrs L Lewison & J M Mort & Dreams)

Premier Show 28 

b g MOGOK - Picture Show (Sapieha)

4 9-9 b
-
Callan MurrayClinton Binda
2
582564-
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

Lake Kinneret 79 

b g Kahal - Engagement (ANNOUNCE)

4 9-6
-
S BrownD Gray St John
3
14461-0
i
Yellow and blue quartered diagonally, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs P C Diedericks)

Like Astair 14 

b g Pathfork - Capitol Steps (National Assembly)

4 9-6 b
-
J V'd MerweMike/adam Azzie
4
405514-
i
Red, red and grey checked sleeves, grey cap, red star (Messrs G, K & M M Nassif)

Cedrus Libani 74 

b g Horse Chestnut - Sunset Forest (Al Mufti)

5 9-5
-
K De MeloJohan J Van Vuuren
5
19808-8
i
White, blue collar, blue and white checked sleeves and cap (Miss C K Stewart & Mr P E White)

Barbel Run 19 

b g JOSHUA DANCER - Sierra Blue (Crystal De Roche)

8 9-4 b
-
R SimonsAlec Laird
6
4036-12
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Mr G J Maroun)

Little Magician 19 

b g Bold Silvano - Crystal Tiara (Beautiful Crown)

4 9-1 b
-
Marco V'RensburgGrant Maroun
7
1728-03
i
Red, gold chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs C R Stonebridge, Mr M D & Mrs D A Sham)

Dorman 16 

b g Toreador - Mammy Blue (KITALPHA)

4 8-13
-
Derreck DavidDorrie Sham
8
8688-40
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Flag Of France 28 

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

9 8-6
-
R DanielsonRomeo Francis
9
00220-9
i
Royal blue, pink crossed sashes, turquoise sleeves, pink cap, turquoise star (Mr M S Moosa & Mrs B I D'oliviera)

In The Game 37 

b c Windrush - Fair Game (Kahal)

4 8-5
-
K ZechnerBrett Webber
10
2500-60
i
White, purple maltese cross and cap (Messrs D A Simpson, G J Maroun & J A Maroun)

Quattro 16 

b g Judpot - Quatrain (Al Mufti)

6 8-3 b
-
Ryan MungerGrant Maroun
11
48312-4
i
White and red diamonds, checked sleeves, red cap (Messrs S Mileham, G H Long, H D Long & L C Long)

Shortstop 16 

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

5 7-13 b
-
Dennis SchwarzRoy Magner
12
295160-
i
Purple, gold epaulettes, hooped sleeves, gold cap, purple peak (Dr D C Pretorius)

Jet Sailor 52 

b c Sail From Seattle - Ann's Jet (ANNOUNCE)

5 8-3
-
Jarryd PennyBill Human
13
6970-05
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 16 

b g Mambo in Seattle - Winter Bird (Aristis)

Non Runner
14
570058-
i
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap (Hyperpaint Syndicate (nom: Mr G T Peter))

Jim Cables 49 

b g Toreador - Antonia's Lass (Jallad)

5 8-4
-
Lyle HewitsonPaul Peter
15
8504-09
i
Black, white cross, black sleeves, red cap (Mrs H Kuhn & Red Jack Trading (pty) Ltd)

Led Zeppelin 14 

ch g Noordhoek Flyer - FIRE TREAD (All Fired Up)

6 8-3
-
Mathew ThackerayChris Erasmus
Verdict

PREMIER SHOW found traffic problems last time and could resume winning ways. LAKE KINNERET races as a gelding for the first time and any improvement could see him win. CEDRUS LIBANI is holding form and could get into the action. LITTLE MAGICIAN did well in his post-maiden and if reproduces that form must be considered. LIKE ASTAIR is better than his last run.

Verdict

LAKE KINNERET is some way in advance of these on form and is well up to winning this. Premier Show could emerge as the main challenger, while Little Magician is also in the running for some place money at least.

14:50 Vaal (RSA) 8 Feb 2018

Next Vaal Race Meeting Saturday 10 February Mr 72 Handicap(open) (3YO plus)

Winner 54,992 ZAR - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

6f 211y

Good to Soft

Weighed In
No. Form Horse Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
02260-2
i
Green, white rings, quartered cap (Mr St John D Gray)

William Nicol 28 

ch g Jam Alley - Amalfi Drive (ANNOUNCE)

6 9-7 b
-
K ZechnerD Gray St John
2
37110-1
i
Orange, blue star, orange sleeves, blue stars, orange cap, blue star (Dreamstar Racing (nom: Mrs S M Binda))

Witch King 28 

b g Querari - Wild Oak (LECTURE)

5 9-7 b
-
Callan MurrayClinton Binda
3
01115-8
i
Royal blue, red and white hooped sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr J G Gomes)

Sleepinseattle 37 

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

7 9-6
-
J V'd MerweErico Verdonese
4
0031-39
i
Black, scarlet sash and cap (Mr O A Ferraris)

Blazing Winter 22 

ch g Western Winter - She's On Fire (JET MASTER)

5 9-4 b
-
S BrownOrmond Ferraris
5
64077-0
i
Dayglo orange, navy blue stripe, dayglo orange sleeves, navy blue cuffs, quartered cap (Messrs M A Michael, G A Basel & A G Laird)

Cherokee Grey 26 

b g Greys Inn - Philippa Johnson (Joshua Dancer)

Non Runner
6
05733-1
i
Blue, white braces, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs E R Grace & Mr D D Savadier & Mr E Verdon)

Nordic Rebel 37 

ch g Rebel King - Vinordic (Western Winter)

5 8-11
-
Dennis SchwarzErico Verdonese
7
64-7390
i
Purple, white star, purple sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs J C Buffey, G J Maroun, J A Maroun & G H No)

Rambo 12 

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

10 9-1 b
-
Marco V'RensburgGrant Maroun
8
60919-7
i
Red, black chevron, green sleeves and cap (Messrs G J Nassif, Z L Nassif & J Nassif)

Refuge 37 

b g Toreador - Home Safe (Silvano)

5 9-1 b
-
K De MeloScott Kenny
9
23328-0
i
White, blue rings, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Messrs W Clues & A G O'connor & Mr & Mrs P A Micha)

Intandokazi (AUS)  16 

b g Encosta de Lago - Bella Princess (Flying Spur)

7 9-0 b
-
G WrogemannBarend Daniel Botes
10
66083-5
i
Red, royal blue spot, halved sleeves, red cap (Messrs E C Van Niekerk, C J H Van Niekerk & N M Sh)

Zerodarkthirty 16 

b g Black Minnaloushe - Purple Peony (West Man)

Non Runner
11
26500-0
i
Red, black chevrons and sleeves, red armbands and cap (Mr R Francis)

Bengal Boy 28 

ch g Tiger Ridge - Thekkady (National Emblem)

7 8-13 b
-
R DanielsonRomeo Francis
12
4417-25
i
Red, Black Hoops, White Sleeves, Black Cuffs, Red Cap (Mr S M Leahy)

Neuf De Pape 28 

b g Right Approach - Best Chris (Trempolino)

6 8-11 b
-
Derreck DavidMike/adam Azzie
13
100-
i
Gold and black stripes, gold sleeves, striped cap (Mr N D Moloi)

Genesis 110 

b c Await The Dawn - Dignify (Rambo Dancer)

4 8-10
-
Calvin HabibSean Tarry
14
23224-1
i
Turquoise, white stars, red collar and sleeves, white stars, turquoise cap (Mr F Bronkhorst)