Vaal Preview – 4 July



Vaal Classic, 04.07.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 12:05GMT+2

Race Summary: TOWARDS THE SUN needed her last run but has ability and could win it. BIRTHDAY BOY is a flyer but needs to go on with it. He is coupled with debutante DIAMONDS GALORE – watch the betting. Stable mates ANATOLIO and SULLENBERGER are looking to improve. TRUTH NOR DARE and WE ALL CHOMIES could place. Watch other newcomer EL ROMIACHI.



#4 Towards The Sun, #6 Diamonds Galore, #1 Birthday Boy, #11 Sullenberger

Vaal Classic, 04.07.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R95.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: BATTLE OF ALESIA has been in the money in all 4 starts. She looks the one to beat. MAROON BELLS is no slouch but comes off a short rest and has a wide draw to overcome. MADIDA was given a long break after a good debut and could just need it from a wide draw. BRAVE DETAIL, SEA LIKE GLASS and TUNNELOFLOVE could follow them home.


#10 Battle Of Alesia, #1 Maroon Bells, #7 Madida, #2 Brave Detail

Vaal Classic, 04.07.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R60.000, 13:20GMT+2

Race Summary: COPENHAGEN is in form and should have no problem with the mile nowadays. RIBOUX EN VAR just failed to lead all the way last time but as a 1-time winner has to give 8-time winner SLEEPINSEATTLE 4kg. He holds the latter as well as IN THE GAME on that run but needs to confirm. LIBERADO needed his last run and could get into the mix. WAQAAS has a definite money chance.


#5 Copenhagen, #4 Sleepinseattle, #1 Riboux En Var, #2 Liberado

Vaal Classic, 04.07.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R112.000, 13:55GMT+2

Race Summary: TEHUANO is in form and looking for a hat-trick, however, she gives PRETTY BALLERINA 2,5kg for 1,75 lengths and the latter needed the outing. It could get close. CHARIOT OF GOLD will run on strongly if settles early on – respect. SAMARRA is holding form and shouldn’t be far off again. ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY, EMILY JAY, CIRCLE OF LATITUDE and RABIA THE REBEL could take home money.


#3 Pretty Ballerina, #8 Tehuano, #2 Chariot Of Gold, #4 Samarra

Vaal Classic, 04.07.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R88.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. HAREER finished over a length in front of DESTINYS GAME and onstrict form should confirm. VIDA AMOROSA won her post debut and could complete a hat-trick but JOLLY JOSEPHINE, BIG MYTH and WORDYNESS could get a lot closer. OSSETRA can never be ignored for money. IDEAL CUT, POORMANSLADY and JOSI DI NERO could make the frame.


#4 Hareer, #3 Destinys Game, #8 Big Myth, #1 Jolly Josephine

Vaal Classic, 04.07.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R82.000, 15:05GMT+2

Race Summary: PINK was a somewhat unlucky loser last time but could make amends in this field. Stable companion PLUM FIELD has been running against stronger and should be thereabouts here. PICCADILLY SQUARE showed marked improvement last time and should be right there if confirms. ALL I GOT and companion WINGS OF LIGHT could get into the frame if overcome wide draws. JIVE EXPRESS can place.


#2 Pink, #3 Plum Field, #7 Piccadilly Square, #10 All I Got

Vaal Classic, 04.07.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R105.000, 15:40GMT+2

Race Summary: CONDOR GULCH (runs for Gavin) and ZANAKI finished together recently but the latter carries 2kg more now. However, ZANAKI has more scope for improvement and his rival appears to be a difficult ride. ZEAL AND ZEST is having his peak run and must be respected. ROYAL HONOUR has come well and could go in again. Stable mates LAST OF THE LEGEND and SILVER SPECTRUM could earn.


#3 Zanaki, #2 Condor Gulch, #7 Zeal And Zest, #8 Royal Honour

Vaal Classic, 04.07.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R76.000, 16:15GMT+2

Race Summary: FLORIDA QUAYS has been runner-up in both starts in her new surroundings and could make it 3rd time lucky. RESPONSIBLE is better than his last run and could find true form. MIGHTY VALDIE is ready for an improved effort. PROFIT RATIO showed marked improvement last time and if confirms could get into the action. KAPAMA and MASTER BOULDER could make the quartet.


#1 Florida Quays, #2 Responsible, #3 Mighty Valdie, #7 Profit Ratio

Vaal Classic, 04.07.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R82.000, 16:55GMT+2

Race Summary: FICTICIOUS is holding form and was just over a length behind reserve PONCHIELLI . She is 1,5kg better off and if the latter takes his place it could get close. CLAREMORRIS has been running close up and a 3rd victory is overdue. MOGGIE BROWN and MERCER GIRL can never be ignored for money. TRIPLE IT could feature if takes her place, Others with claims.


#3 Ficticious, #9 Claremorris, #7 Moggie Brown, #1 Mercer Girl


Best Value Bet: #2 PINK

Best Longshot: #2 PINK