Vaal Preview – 30 May

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: VAAL CLASSIC@2019.05.30

Vaal Classic, 30.05.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R95.000, 12:45GMT+2

Race Summary: UNTAMED TIGER ran on smartly when not fancied in the betting on debut and should make a bold bid. PROMISEOFAMASTER was 4,5 lengths behind him but found obstacles and will get a lot closer. SYX SHOOTER has a shout on his penultimate run. Watch first-timers SHANGO and DIORAMA.

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Selections:

#9 Untamed Tiger, #5 Promiseofamaster, #6 Shango, #10 Diorama

Vaal Classic, 30.05.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R95.000, 13:20GMT+2

Race Summary: ANNATJIE has been knocking and could get her just reward. SECRET PALACE is improving fast and will be suited to the extra. AT YOUR REQUEST showed good improvement when running on smartly and the extra should be to her liking. BAT ORCHID and CANDY CANE could place. Watch first-timer LADY DEFIANCE.

Selections:

#1 Annatjie, #11 Secret Palace, #6 Lady Defiance, #2 At Your Request

Vaal Classic, 30.05.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R95.000, 13:55GMT+2

Race Summary: STOCKBRIDGE deserves it. The rider thought it was a false start last time and never got away on terms. BATTLE OF ALESIA is improving fast and could get into the fight for honours. BARON RODNEY could get into the frame. Stable mates CROSS FROM GOA (will relish the extra) and KARAKORAM (races before this) could take home cheques. Look for more improvement from INCANTATION.

Selections:

#2 Stockbridge, #9 Battle Of Alesia, #1 Baron Rodney, #8 Cross From Goa

Vaal Classic, 30.05.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R95.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: AZIRI SUN should be ready to shine, however, she finished nearly 2 lengths ahead of 2-year-old ZODIAC PRINCESS who will come on and could make up the deficit. PETITE AIME had her chances but could get into the money. NEW WOMEN comes off a rest but cannot be ignored. FLAMING OPAL (enjoyed the extra) and LITTLE SPARROW (new yard) can earn. Watch newcomer MOROCCAN FLAME.

Selections:

#12 Zodiac Princess, #1 Aziri Sun, #4 Petite Aime, #9 Moroccan Flame

Vaal Classic, 30.05.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R122.000, 15:05GMT+2

Race Summary: BLONDE VISION has ability and should make a bold bid. ORAVAR is fancied to win before this – watch the form. TALKTOTHESTARS will be catching late and with VALBONNE, BOLD EAGLE as well as stable mates ISPHAN, GREAT SHAKA and DONNY G could get into the mix.

Selections:

#7 Blonde Vision, #8 Oravar, #9 Talktothestars, #1 Valbonne

Vaal Classic, 30.05.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R95.000, 15:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. DANCEWITHADRAGON finished half length in front of OH SO COLD last time but it could go either way here on draw differences. IDEAL CUT was nabbed late last time and could keep on here. OUR BISCUIT hasn’t been far off them and shouldn’t do so here. MATANUSKA was not striding out before a rest and could win if ready. LADY COCO and DIAMONDS ‘N RUBIES can earn.

Selections:

#3 Oh So Cold, #2 Dancewithadragon, #1 Ideal Cut, #6 Our Biscuit

Vaal Classic, 30.05.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R110.000, 16:20GMT+2

Race Summary: TIERRA DEL FUEGO ran on smartly after a 3 months break and enough time has been given for this, however, stable companion FLASH BURN could be preferred on jockey arrangements. APACHE TOO and stable mate FARIHA are capable of getting into the mix. ROCKY NIGHT is no slouch but could just need it over a mile.

Selections:

#5 Flash Burn, #4 Tierra Del Fuego, #6 Apache Too, #3 Fariha

Vaal Classic, 30.05.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R88.000, 16:55GMT+2

Race Summary: This is not a strong field and form runners OSSETRA and ELEGANCIA should prefer a little further, however, they could finish strongly and fight it out. SHE’ SO SASSI looks the one likely to improve most and is coupled with TAKE MY WORD who comes off a maiden win. LOLITA DELAGO could do better and with others could run into minor money.

Selections:

#2 Elegancia, #1 Ossetra, #3 She’s So Sassi, #11 Gold Shades

Best Win: #9 UNTAMED TIGER

Best Value Bet: #12 ZODIAC PRINCESS

Best Longshot: #12 ZODIAC PRINCESS