Vaal Preview – 7 March



Vaal, 07.03.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R110.000, 12:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Both MILL QUEEN and DIVE CAPTAIN were backed in their respective races on debut but had to settle for 2nd. Both will come on and could fight it out. ROCK ME TWICE finished was well behind DIVE CAPTAIN on debut but eased in the betting. She will improve with the experience. MAKARA and MALTEZA could get into the frame. Watch newcomer WAY OF THE WORLD.



#12 Mill Queen, #6 Dive Captain, #17 Way Of The World, #15 Rock Me Twice

Vaal, 07.03.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R109.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: COMANECI wasn’t disgraced in a Cape raid last time and if doesn’t give too much start could take honours. DANCING QUEEN and LADY LEXINGTON finished together last time and it could get close again between them. LOUVAIN won not fancied in the betting on debut and has scope – quartet chance.


#4 Comaneci, #1 Dancing Queen, #5 Lady Lexington, #2 Louvain

Vaal, 07.03.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R110.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Only filly, UNDISCOVERED GEM enjoyed the extra last time and could show the males who’s the boss. EL SERENO disappointed last time but was not striding out. She returns after a rest and should be in the shake-up. MAHOGANY BOND has been close up in all 4 starts to date and should be thereabouts. THE RUSSIAN SAILOR, MOVIE MAGIC, TONGUE TWISTER and SLAY THE DRAGON could place.


#15 Undiscovered Gem, #1 El Sereno, #2 Mahogany Bond, #12 Slay The Dragon

Vaal, 07.03.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R110.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: JOSI DI NERO has been threatening and could get it right. She is coupled with CAPE ASH who could just need the outing. BATED BREATH is improving nicely now and could make her presence felt. PETITE AIME is running close up and could get into the action. SOMEONE’S SECRET comes off a rest and could improve. GOLDEN SPIRAL could place.


#2 Josi Di Nero, #3 Bated Breath, #6 Petite Aime, #15 Someone’s Secret

Vaal, 07.03.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R110.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: HAFLA comes off a rest and even if not fully wound up could take it. Stablemate SAINTS ALIVE has met stronger fields but  may not be at best yet. STATE STAR should be at peak fitness now which could give her the advantage. RUSTLING LEAF meets a lot stronger but is racing fit and could get into the frame. SNOW PATH and WESTERN DANCE are looking to make the quartet.


#1 Hafla, #5 State Star, #3 Rustling Leaf, #2 Saints Alive

Vaal, 07.03.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1500m, Turf, R114.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: A good contest where every runner could pull it off at best. ROYAL ITALIAN (on a hat-trick) nabbed NORDIC REBEL late last time but is 2,5kg worse off and could go either way here. JUBILEE LINE is looking for a hat-trick but could prefer the turn nowadays. NORLAND and LONE SURVIVOR shouldn’t be far off them. LAKE KINNERET comes off a rest but could win fresh.


#1 Nordic Rebel, #8 Royal Italian, #3 Jubilee Line, #9 Norland

Vaal, 07.03.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1500m, Turf, R98.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. VISIGOTH comes off a rest but could chalk up his 2nd victory. He is coupled with ELECTROMAGNETIC who gives start but will be at a peak fitness. BAAHIR should see out the extra if covered early. MANITOBA is running close up and shouldn’t be far off again. DIVINE CONNECTION could run into money while ORAPA and SLEEPINSEATTLE could get into the mix.


#8 Visigoth, #9 Baahir, #11 Manitoba, #4 Divine Connection

Vaal, 07.03.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R114.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: STATE TROOPER is holding form and should be involved in the finish. MYTHICAL BOLT is fast but needs to keep up the gallop. POLAR ICE drops in distance but will be challenging late. WHITEHAVEN disappointed last time but should do better. TALKTOTHESTARS has an obvious chance if finds true form. TARSUS and MOUNT KEITH could pop up.


#1 State Trooper, #8 Mythical Bolt, #2 Polar Ice, #5 Whitehaven

Vaal, 07.03.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R103.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: COLOUR OF LIGHT hasn’t been far off and could get lucky in a big field. Stable mate VISUALITY forms a strong back up. TWELVE OAKS found trouble at the start last time and should run a lot better. FLORENCE wasn’t disgraced in her post-maiden. GENEROUS NOTION is holding form but AN AIR OF SUCCESS, SOUL OF WIT and NO MORE WORDS could get closer now. WINE FESTIVAL could feature.


#4 Colour Of Light, #1 Twelve Oaks, #11 Florence, #2 Generous Notion

Best Win: #12 MILL QUEEN

Best Value Bet: #8 VISIGOTH

Best Longshot: #8 VISIGOTH