Vaal Preview – 14 March


Vaal, 14.03.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R110.000, 12:10GMT+2

Race Summary: Of those that have raced UNION CASTLE rates the one to beat. Look for improvement from SYX SHOOTER. Watch the first-timers especially FLY AWAY and INCANTATION.


#10 Union Castle, #11 Fly Away, #2 Incantation, #6 Syx Shooter

Vaal, 14.03.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R110.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: PALACE OF DREAMS showed inexperience on debut and can only improve. She holds COTOPAXI and NYMERIA on that but watch their stable mate TUNGSTEN who is coming along nicely. SEEMYVISION shows excellent early speed for her breeding and must be respected. Watch the newcomers especially MONTREAL MIST.


#6 Palace Of Dreams, #4 Montreal Mist, #9 Tungsten, #5 Nymeria

Vaal, 14.03.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R110.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: BORN RICH is in form and should make a bold bid, however, he has disappointed before. Serious runner SMART DEAL should have won his maiden a long time ago but is coming right. THE LITIGATOR shouldn’t be far behind on recent form. VOODOO is having his 45th start but could get into the mix. LUNICO and ROBUSTO could make the quartet.


#1 Born Rich, #6 Smart Deal, #2 The Litigator, #9 Voodoo

Vaal, 14.03.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R110.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. DEERUPT has been sparingly raced and ran a good 2nd in her comeback run. She receives weight all round. DALAI’S PROMISE showed a form return last time and warrants respect. ROBBERG EXPRESS has potential and if ready after a rest will be thereabouts. SCOOP could resume winning ways. MR WATSON and CHIEF OF STATE look above average and will be tested.


#9 Deerupt, #2 Dalai’s Promise, #1 Scoop, #3 Robberg Express

Vaal, 14.03.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R109.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: DEWALI should be cherry-ripe and could win a competitive race. PURPLE DIAMOND will catching late and could grab them late. GALACTIC WARRIOR has ability and could flash up fresh. WINTER STORM won on his return from a Cape raid and could go in again. SUGOI, MOUNT KEITH and GREASEPAINT could take home money.


#2 Dewali, #1 Purple Diamond, #6 Galactic Warrior, #3 Winter Storm

Vaal, 14.03.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R103.000, 14:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Another open event. RINGS AND THINGS was narrowly beaten last time and could get her just reward. CHE BELLA is holding form and could go in again. GENEROUS NOTION is never far off them and should be thereabouts again. Top weight LA BASTIDE is having her 3rd run after a rest and could get into the picture. TWELVE OAKS is ready to turn the corner. OPERETTA could get into the mix.


#7 Rings And Things, #2 Che Bella, #4 Generous Notion, #1 La Bastide

Vaal, 14.03.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R120.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Stable companions GIMME HOPE JOHANNA (3rd run after a rest) and ONLY TO WIN (never far off) could dominate in a competitive race. JAMRA has honest form but could just need it. WITCH OF THE WEST needed her last outing and could double up this track and trip. PALE LILAC was not striding out last time. OURO tries further now. MRS O could get into the mix.


#4 Gimme Hope Johanna, #7 Only To Win, #3 Witch Of The West, #5 Jamra

Vaal, 14.03.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R81.000, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: MANHATTAN COCKTAIL has found his form and could make it all 3 wins this distance. It is anyone’s race for minor money. SNOW IN SEATTLE has been running close up and should run another honest race. SAVANNA KING comes off a short rest and could get into the picture. WOTTAHOTTIE, ROMAN FLIGHT, MISSOURI, PRINCE JORDAN, MASTER BUILDER and SUPA MUFTI could make the frame.


#1 Manhattan Cocktail, #16 Snow In Seattle, #9 Savannah King, #14 Wottahottie

Vaal, 14.03.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R81.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult race to end. BAAHIR races before this – watch! If he takes his place then respect. O LUCKY MAN needed his last run and should come on lengths. STREET FLYER and TRIP TO TROY are never far back and should run decent races. TORIO LAKE and NOW AND FOREVER are 2 more of many looking to pop up.


#3 Baahir, #6 O Lucky Man, #18 Street Flyer, #8 Trip To Troy



Best Longshot: #4 GIMME HOPE JOHANNA

Author: Melissa