Vaal Preview – 25 April


Vaal Classic, 25.04.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R110.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: GOLDEN SPIRAL is running well and could escape the maidens. Many are looking to improve including AIDEEN who wasn’t disgraced over shorter on debut. READYSETGLO comes off a break and could find earlier form. CAPE ASH is improving but appears held by GOLDEN SPIRAL. SAIL DE LAGO and SWEET TAFIA can do better. Watch newcomer FOREVER INDIGO.


#1 Golden Spiral, #8 Aideen, #3 Readysetglo, #2 Cape Ash

Vaal Classic, 25.04.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R110.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: SUSPICIOUS MINDS found no support on debut but wasn’t disgraced. He should be looking for further but could win it. EL SERENO has ability but has issues too, if problem free could take honours. SELL HIGH races as a gelding now after a rest and could come on heaps. OH YEAH disappointed in Kimberley last time but has a chance on his penultimate. Watch newcomer MIRAMONTE.


#11 Suspicious Minds, #1 El Sereno, #9 Sell High, #8 Miramonte

Vaal Classic, 25.04.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R110.000, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: BOLD MATADOR was narrowly beaten last time and could get there now. Stable mate HIDDEN BLUE found solid support on debut but raced green – Muzi got off and is aboard other inmate WESTERN OASIS. WINTER TWILIGHT, SILVER HUB (blinkers improved), CATEGORY FOUR and RACING MAN (blinkers on now) need to makeup a few lengths on latest. Watch the many first-timers.


#1 Bold Matador, #9 Potala, #13 Kalgoorlie, #4 Western Oasis

Vaal Classic, 25.04.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R110.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: DESERT KITTEN was not striding out when favourite last time. If problem free could make amends. BRITANNIA QUEEN has been doing nicely and could grab a winning lead. ALLYOUNEEDISLOVE was coughing when not disgraced on debut – respect. MISS SAMURAI and MIDNIGHT TOP could place. Watch the first-timers especially SIX FERRARIS and SECRET PALACE.


#4 Desert Kitten, #1 Britannia Queen, #9 Allyouneedislove, #11 Six Ferraris

Vaal Classic, 25.04.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R98.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky race where all runners are capable of pulling it off and 6 of them race before this – update the form. CERTIFIABLE and stable mate LAST GIRL STANDING as well as CHANGING SEASONS and WHITEHAVEN look the pick on the available form at the time of writing.


#4 Whitehaven, #2 Certifiable, #3 Changing Seasons, #5 Last Girl Standing

Vaal Classic, 25.04.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R98.000, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: The first 6 numbered could fight out the finish. KIRKCONNEL LASS improved with Sherman up and gets the nod. ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY runs runs for Ryan. SEATTLE TANGO has a hefty 61,5kg to shoulder but should give a good account of himself. BOUNDLESS DEEP impressed in his maiden victory and could go on. TRICIA is holding form and cannot be ignored. Watch LADY LEXINGTON.


#4 Kirkconnel Lass, #1 Seattle Tango, #5 Elusive Butterfly, #3 Boundless Deep

Vaal Classic, 25.04.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R90.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: HORACE dug down deep to get up and snatch victory last time and has more to come. YER-MAAN is racing like a youngster and could record a baker’s dozen. CORRIDO has a definite chance if doesn’t give away too much start. TENDRE drops in distance and could get into the reckoning. SUPA MUFTI is holding form and could pick up another cheque.


#2 Horace, #9 Yer-Maan, #8 Corrido, #3 Tendre

Vaal Classic, 25.04.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R98.000, 17:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Open race to end. ITSMYDARLIN has found form and if covered till late could grab them. Stable companion ELEGANCIA is holding form and should be on top of her. CRYSTAL DREAM did well in her post-maiden and could chalk up a quick 2nd victory. ANIMAL LOVER comes off a rest but could win fresh. GLAMOROUSSCANDAL could prefer a touch further. Slow starter CANTATA MUNDI could earn.


#6 Itsmydarlin, #4 Elegancia, #2 Crystal Stream, #1 Animal Lover


Best Value Bet: #4 KIRKCONNEL LASS

Best Longshot: #4 KIRKCONNEL LASS

Author: Melissa