Vaal Preview – 16 May



Vaal Classic, 16.05.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 12:45GMT+2

Race Summary: INVIDIA wasn’t disgraced in the Nursery last time and should be hard to peg back here. GUNNER RUNNER and IRON HENRY performed well on debut and should come on with experience gained. Watch first-timer YOUR PACE OR MINE and WE ALL CHOMIES.



#5 Invidia, #3 Gunner Runner, #6 Iron Henry, #14 Your Pace Or Mine

Vaal Classic, 16.05.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1500m, Turf, R95.000, 13:20GMT+2

Race Summary: JUNGLE JANE has been knocking recently and could get her just reward. AZIRI SUN races in her new surroundings – watch the betting. NOTQUITETHEREYET has a chance of getting there here. JAY BOMB should enjoy the extra. The last 3 mentioned are disadvantaged by their draws. WINNING QUEEN could make the frame. Others looking to improve.


#1 Jungle Jane, #2 Aziri Sun, #3 Notquitethereyet, #4 Jay Bomb

Vaal Classic, 16.05.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1500m, Turf, R95.000, 13:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky with many capable of improving. AFRICAN ROCK needed his last run and had CAPTAIN FLYNT nearly 3 lengths adrift, but the latter had his first run as a gelding and will come on heaps. Two-year-old ROYAL SIEGE ran on nicely on debut and the extra should suit. SWEET WILLIAM races in his new surroundings – respect. BATTLE OF ALESIA can improve. CAMPANILLA is now a gelding.


#1 African Rock, #2 Captain Flynt, #12 Royal Siege, #4 Sweet William

Vaal Classic, 16.05.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1500m, Turf, R88.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Open. GOLDEN LION and SEA DANCE are on winning streaks. The former is looking for 4 straight and the latter is on a hat-trick. However, both could find SHORTSTOP to strong on the day. He is ripe and ready to chalk up a 6th victory. FIRE AND RESCUE has in and out form but it could ‘in’ this time on sequence. PRIVATE RULER and VARIMAX could get into the picture.


#7 Shortstop, #5 Sea Dance, #2 Golden Lion, #6 Varimax

Vaal Classic, 16.05.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R105.000, 15:05GMT+2

Race Summary: CHARIOT OF GOLD won full of running last time and could double up this course and distance. SENIOR LIZARD has ability and the 2,5kg allowance will help. WAR LEGEND is never far back and could go in again. INDY ICE has matured now and could feature. GOTTALOTTALUV, WOODLAND’S FOREST, ILITSHE, PARISIENNE CHIC and EARTH SKY could pop up.


#2 Chariot Of Gold, #1 Senor Lizard, #6 War Legend, #8 Indy Ice

Vaal Classic, 16.05.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R105.000, 15:40GMT+2

Race Summary: MYTHICAL BOLT has been sparingly raced and could win on his track debut. BOLD COAST always gives a run for money and should contest the finish. STATE TROOPER has ability and if ready after a rest could get into the action. The same applies to COUNT TASSILO who is more than capable. Any of the others could get into the mix.


#3 Mythical Bolt, #1 Bold Coast, #2 State Trooper, #4 Count Tassilo

Vaal Classic, 16.05.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R110.000, 16:15GMT+2

Race Summary: TOPMOST has found his form and holds ROYAL CAVALIER and SCOOP on their last meeting. He could go in again. BIG BLUE MARBLE has ability and races for his new stable. He could win fresh. THREE STARS is capable and could win on track debut. ROBBERG EXPRESS has a chance if finds true form. Others are looking for minor money.


#1 Topmast, #5 Big Blue Marble, #3 Three Stars, #8 Royal Cavalier

Vaal Classic, 16.05.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R88.000, 16:50GMT+2

Race Summary: On the Topmast form line WHAT A CAPTAIN should hold BRIGTNUMBERTEN (1,5kg better for 1,5 lengths) and TRIPOD (2kg better for 2,75 lengths). TUDOR MANOR and LADY OF THE WORLD were further back. REBEL RENEGADE could find the length needed to turn it around with BRIGTNUMBERTEN on 3kg better terms and gets the nod on strict form. EASTERN RULER could improve in blinkers.


#9 Rebel Renegade, #4 What A Captain, #5 Brigtnumberten, #2 Tripod

Best Win: #5 INVIDIA

Best Value Bet: #7 SHORTSTOP

Best Longshot: #7 SHORTSTOP