Vaal Preview – 26 September



Vaal Classic, 26.09.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 12:10GMT+2

Race Summary: If none of the first-timers find solid support then MADAME PATRICE could prove hard to beat in the opener. GYPSY WOMAN is looking for further but wasn’t disgraced on debut. MIDNIGHT LIGHTS never got into it last time but is back over shorter and could make amends. Stable companion SASSKIA is looking to improve. Watch newcomer CALIFORNIA COOL.



#6 Madame Patrice, #11 Gypsy Woman, #8 California Cool, #7 Midnight Lights

Vaal Classic, 26.09.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 12:40GMT+2

Race Summary: LIVE BY NIGHT has been knocking and could keep up the gallop to have his just reward. DANCING FLAME should be having his peak run and should prove best of the Grant Maroun trio. UNTAMED TIGER comes off a rest and if ready should trouble them. ARABELLA QUEEN showed inexperience on debut but will know more about it now. BOUNCING TIGER and PURE WISDOM can earn.


#8 Live By Night, #2 Dancing Flame, #6 Untamed Tiger, #14 Arabella Queen

Vaal Classic, 26.09.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R95.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: ZODIAC PRINCESS has been threatening and should beat those that have raced,however, two Dynasty debutantes RIQAABY and COSMIC RAY won’t go down without a fight. HOPE FOR MILLIONS is running well and could make the frame. ELUSIVE FORCE and MADDOX TUNE will improve over the extra.


#5 Zodiac Princess, #12 Riqaaby, #7 Cosmic Ray, #1 Hope For Millions

Vaal Classic, 26.09.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R88.000, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: SLAY THE DRAGON races before this when well fancied. Watch the form. JAGESA JAGESA beat ROCKY PATH by 0,7 lengths this distance last time but is 1,5kg worse off – it could get close. IN FOR A PENNY just won his maiden last time but has scope for improvement. SO LONG SPRING and GIMME THE FIRE could make the quartet.


#2 Slay The Dragon, #5 Rocky Path, #1 Jagesa Jagesa, #3 In For A Penny

Vaal Classic, 26.09.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R130.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: REBEL’S CHAMP is reported fit and well and could beat them fresh. Stable companion WINTER STORM also comes off a rest and shouldn’t be far off. TALKTOTHESTARS won well last time and gets 4kg off again – respect again. RIVARINE and stable mate ORAVAR as well as CARBON ATOM (gelded now), SCOOP and DANCING QUEEN could just need it.


#1 Rebel’s Champ, #4 Winter Storm, #11 Talktothestars, #3 Rivarine

Vaal Classic, 26.09.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R88.000, 15:10GMT+2

Race Summary: This is a moderate line-up and lightly raced maiden BOLD ELLIE could make the improvement to beat the winners. However, team Alexander will take her on with SEE ME RUN who ran downfield after coughing last time and THE BEE’S KNEES who is running well at present are sure to give her a go. MISS KHALIFA,FULL FORCE and 5-time winner MOVIE MAGIC could get into the money.


#3 See Me Run, #9 The Bee’s Knees, #7 Bold Ellie, #5 Miss Khalifa

Vaal Classic, 26.09.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R112.000, 15:45GMT+2

Race Summary: DESTINYS GAME is holding form and could resume winning ways after 2 consecutive seconds. SAMMI MOOSA is never far off them and could get into the money again. ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY is another genuine performer and warrants respect. SHIVERS has ability but could be short a run. BID BEFORE SUNSET, KAPAMA and WALNUT DASH could pull it off.


#1 Destinys Game, #6 Sammi Moosa, #2 Elusive Butterfly, #4 Shivers

Vaal Classic, 26.09.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R122.000, 16:20GMT+2

Race Summary: TIERRA DEL FUEGO and LONE SURVIVOR are as honest as the come – both should hold form and fight out the finish. ROCK OF AFRICA is running well and could get into the fight for honours. BIG BLUE MARBLE tries further now and has a wide draw to contend with. LUMBER JACKAROO did well after a break and could get into the action off a low weight. FINCHATTON ran a close 2nd last week.


#6 Lone Survivor, #5 Tierra Del Fuego, #3 Rock Of Africa, #7 Big Blue Marble


Best Value Bet: #3 SEE ME RUN

Best Longshot: #3 SEE ME RUN