Vaal Preview – 18 July


Vaal Classic, 18.07.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 12:10GMT+2

Race Summary: EL PATRON has been threatening and could get his just reward. IMPRESSIVE DUCHESS races in Kimberley before this and should be hard to beat. Watch if she runs here. ARISTACHUS has been close up in all 3 starts to date and should be in the shake-up. AMAZING TUNE ran a bit flat in his 2nd start and could make the frame. Add SNIPER FIRE and newcomer SURFER DUDE in quartets.


#5 El Patron, #11 Impressive Duchess, #3 Aristachus, #2 Amazing Tune

Vaal Classic, 18.07.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R95.000, 12:45GMT+2

Race Summary: STELLAR MOTION improved after a rest and should make a bold bid here. BRITANNIA QUEEN hasn’t been far off them to date and should get into the mix. OONA drops in distance and with MISS SAMURAI are looking for Trifecta money. MAJESTY RHEA and stable mate debutante BLOODLINE could get into the frame.


#10 Stellar Motion, #1 Britannia Queen, #2 Oona, #3 Miss Samurai

Vaal Classic, 18.07.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R95.000, 13:20GMT+2

Race Summary: CHARMZ LUCK needed her last outing and on collateral form with VARQUERA (not striding out last time) and FOREVER INDIGO (blowing heavily last time) should finish together. AZIRI SUN hasn’t been far off them and could get into the mix. IRISH DAME is improving with racing and should confirm with BAT ORCHID. GET SET can only improve over the mile. WILKES COUNTY could earn.


#3 Charmz Luck, #1 Varquera, #11 Forever Indigo, #2 Aziri Sun

Vaal Classic, 18.07.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R95.000, 13:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Many runners are looking to improve over the extra. MADIDA is the form runner and after finishing runner-up in both starts should make a bold bid to escape the maidens. G I JOE found problems in his last run and could turn it around with TUNNEL OF LOVE. EPPAGILIA will relish the extra and could get into the picture. SELL HIGH is now coming right – respect.


#7 Madida, #11 G I Joe, #16 Tunneloflove, #10 Eppagilia

Vaal Classic, 18.07.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R105.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: WESTERN DANCE is as honest as they come and should give another good performance. FACTOR FIFTY needed her last run and could trouble them over the marathon distance. Top weight TOP SHOT is capable and could chalk up his 8th victory. KURT’S APPROVAL tries this trip again and could feature off a handy weight. SNORTING BULL has ability but could be short a run.


#7 Western Dance, #4 Factor Fifty, #1 Top Shot, #8 Kurt’s Approval

Vaal Classic, 18.07.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R82.000, 15:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. If reserve runner MOSS GAS gets a run then she could start favourite – watch! CLAREMORRIS has been running close up and could get a deserved 3rd win. KIRKCONNEL LASS is capable and if puts it in could record her 5th victory. Most runners are capable of scoring including TRICIA, I AIN’T TRIPPIN, COSMIC MIST and PASSION PEACH.


#7 Claremorris, #6 Kirkconnel Lass, #1 Tricia, #4 I Ain’T Trippin

Vaal Classic, 18.07.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1500m, Turf, R88.000, 15:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Stable companions PROMISE and COPENHAGEN hail from the firing yard of  Paul Peter and both are on a hat-trick. Warren appears to have opted for year-older PROMISE (track debut) but it could go either way. The remaining runners are all capable of pulling it off. Top weight CHANGING SEASONS could win on the 9th try as a gelding.


#8 Copenhagen, #5 Promise, #1 Changing Seasons, #2 Gone With The Wind

Vaal Classic, 18.07.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1500m, Turf, R94.000, 16:15GMT+2

Race Summary: FLORIDA QUAYS is in good nick and the result of the previous race should give a good indication of her form strength. Both SAMARRA and SAMMI MOOSA are always in with money chances. PINK has been threatening and could be preferred to in-mates OH SO COLD and JUNGLE JANE. Others could pop up on best form.


#1 Florida Quays, #5 Sammi Moosa, #2 Samarra, #4 Ponchielli

Vaal Classic, 18.07.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R60.000, 16:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Again Paul Peter dominates. He has CORRIDO who is a slow starter coupled with reserve MARSHALL FOCH who is in form – watch if runs. However, on their recent meeting FESTIVE LINNGARI could have the former’s measure if holds form. PLUM FIELD has a shout but Muzi could have opted for TSITSIKAMMA BUSH. EUROSTORM is one for the short list but many could pop up.


#4 Festive Linngari, #3 Corrido, #10 Plum Field, #5 Tsitsikamma Bush


Best Value Bet: #3 CHARMZ LUCK

Best Longshot: #3 CHARMZ LUCK

Author: Melissa