Vaal Preview – 25 July


Vaal, 25.07.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R95.000, 12:20GMT+2

Race Summary: ROOI TOM was beaten when a hot favourite last time but could make amends. ENRIQUE was all at sea on debut and will know more about it now. SWAGGER JAGGER is improving with racing and shouldn’t be far off. CRIMSON GOD did well on debut and with WHISKYTANGOFOXTROT are looking to improve. Watch newcomers especially GHALYOON 


#12 Rooi Tom, #4 Enrique, #14 Swagger Jagger, #6 Ghalyoon

Vaal, 25.07.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R95.000, 12:55GMT+2

Race Summary: JAY BOMB disappointed last time when sporting blinkers but is a lot better than that and should go close in this line up. BLOODLINE wasn’t disgraced on debut and will relish the extra. WILKES COUNTY hasn’t been far back recently and could get into the mix. STRAWBERRY MIST and CONSOL QUEEN could make the quartet.


#1 Jay Bomb, #6 Bloodline, #3 Wilkes County, #2 Strawberry Mist

Vaal, 25.07.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R95.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: AFRICAN ROCK has been knocking and should get his just reward. MARMARA SEA wasn’t disgraced on debut and will be a better proposition over the mile. IDEAL DAY races as a gelding after a short rest and must be respected. IN FOR A PENNY improved last time and is looking to make 3 lengths on AFRICAN ROCK. He is coupled with newcomer INTENSO – watch! TORONTO could place.


#1 African Rock, #14 Marmara Sea, #2 Ideal Day, #3 In For A Penny

Vaal, 25.07.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R95.000, 14:05GMT+2

Race Summary: MUSAYTARA eased in the betting on debut and showed vast inexperience. She will come on heaps and should make a bold bid. DESERT KITTEN never got into it last time and should be thereabouts. LAPLAND is back over a sprint and a much better run is expected. MISS SAMURAI and QUEEN OF THE DANCE (long lay-off) could make up quartets.


#10 Musaytara, #2 Desert Kitten, #9 Lapland, #3 Miss Samurai

Vaal, 25.07.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R110.000, 14:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. THREE STARS has been struggling for win number 3 but should be involved in the finish and could do it. BLONDE VISION won her only try this track and trip and could double up. CHIEF OF STATE needed his last outing and the combo is firing. GIMME A WAVE has ability and if settles should be in the shake-up. PALACE GREEN is looking for further but could pop up fresh.


#2 Three Stars, #5 Blonde Vision, #3 Chief Of State, #1 Gimme A Wave

Vaal, 25.07.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R60.000, 15:20GMT+2

Race Summary: ICE EATER is running well and could turn it around with BASILICA SANTO on 1kg difference. FRIEND OF TIME is probably looking for further now but could grab them late. MOSHAV is never far off and could get into the mix again. SNOW IN SEATTLE is holding form and could chalk up a 7th victory. ROYAL CAVALIER was coughing last time and should do better.


#8 Ice Eater, #1 Friend Of Time, #6 Moshav, #12 Snow In Seattle

Vaal, 25.07.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R88.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: FACT has come well and is out to retain unbeaten status over this distance. MEERAAS and VILLAGE DEEP finished close together last time and are sure to improve. ZEAL AND ZEST is capable and the 60kg on his back should not be a burden here. FRENCH LEAVE and TENDRE are better than their last runs and could make the quartet.


#2 Fact, #3 Meeraas, #8 Village Deep, #1 Zeal And Zest

Vaal, 25.07.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R88.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: POWERED BEAUTY is running close up and should be hard to peg back in this field. NORLAND never got into it last time but could get back on track here. ELECTROMAGNETIC is having his peak run and could get involved in the finish. FIRE AND RESCUE needs to find true form. IRON BORN (new yard) and KREMLIN JUDGEMENT (blinkers back on) could earn.


#4 Powered Beauty, #3 Norland, #1 Electromagnetic, #5 Fire And Rescue

Vaal, 25.07.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R88.000, 17:05GMT+2

Race Summary: EX’S ‘N OH’S showed good improvement in blinkers and is ready for a 2nd victory. She finished 2 lengths in front of EIGHTFOLDS LASS and should confirm. BOUTIQUE needed her last run and could resume winning ways. SAMMI MOOSA is holding form and if takes her place could get into the mix. ELEGANCIA is never far back. JOSI DI NERO, PONCHIELLI, OSSETRA and SERENDIPITY can earn.


#6 Ex’s ‘N Oh’s, #1 Boutique, #12 Eightfolds Lass, #9 Sammi Moosa

Best Win: #4 POWERED BEAUTY                     

Best Value Bet: #6 EX’S ‘N OH’S                       

Best Longshot: #6 EX’S ‘N OH’S                       

Author: Melissa