Vaal Preview – 10 October

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: VAAL CLASSIC@2019.10.10

Vaal Classic, 10.10.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 13:30GMT+2

Race Summary: MADAM PATRICE finished 3rd on debut and runner-up in her next 3. She deserves her victory, however, CATCH A GLIMPSE, SAPPHIRE ROCK and ST JOSEPH’S LILY weren’t far behind last time. NORDIC QUEEN has been threatening and shouldmake a race of it. ALLYOUNEEDISLOVE improved after a rest and could hold off SECRET PALACE. ORCHID EXPRESS can improve on debut but has steels on.

Selections:

#5 Madame Patrice, #8 Nordic Queen, #6 Allyouneedislove, #7 Secret Palace

Vaal Classic, 10.10.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R95.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: PRECIOUS STONE was never going well in her 2nd run but was blowing and pulled up fatigued. Look for a big run here. LIVE BY NIGHT is speedy and could go on. TITELIST hasn’t been far off recently and has a money chance. Look for improvement from GOLDEN DUKE and TAHITIAN ORANA. Watch newcomers especially ROYAL SUPREMACY and BASSAM.

Selections:

#11 Precious Stone, #4 Live By Night, #13 Royal Supremacy, #7 Bassam

Vaal Classic, 10.10.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R112.000, 14:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Classy IN THE DANCE was narrowly beaten by top class Oh Susanna but should be underdone. She should be too good here anyhow. Stable companion FROSTED STEEL looks well above average on a facile debut win – watch the money. BLONDE VISION and OURO could get into the quartet. ROYAL LILY needed her last run and could take home minor money.

Selections:

#2 In The Dance, #8 Frosted Steel, #3 Blonde Vision, #1 Ouro

Vaal Classic, 10.10.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R130.000, 15:20GMT+2

Race Summary: Small but good field. SUNSHINE SILK beat stable companion ALI BON DUBAI by 1,5 lengths with other inmate SECRET POTION a further 2,5 lengths adrift. They travel further now and ALI BON DUBAI could have his revenge. DAWN ASSAULT got up to beat DROMEDARIS by 1,5 lengths last time but it could get close on 2kg difference now. SEVILLE ORANGE ran below form last time.

Selections:

#2 Ali Bon Dubai, #5 Sunshine Silk, #6 Dromedaris, #1 Dawn Assault

Vaal Classic, 10.10.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R94.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: SLAY THE DRAGON was nosed out in his last 2 and could get his just reward. JIVE EXPRESS will enjoy the extra nowadays and could keep up the gallop. MASTER AND MAN is holding form and shouldn’t be far off again. WOODLAND’S FOREST showed a form return last time but needs to confirm. DICKENS won on the poly last time but could improve more over the extra. More with chances.

Selections:

#4 Slay The Dragon, #8 Jive Express, #2 Master And Man, #11 Woodland’s Forest

Vaal Classic, 10.10.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R122.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: MAJOR RETURN needed his last run and the combo is looking to double up this course and distance. RAGOON needed his run in his new surroundings and with a 4kg claim could get into the action. Stable mate DEFY GRAVITY ran below form last time.TOP SHOT is running well and should give another honest showing. KNIGHT OWL looks to be finding form now. PALACE GREEN is capable.

Selections:

#4 Major Return, #5 Ragoon, #3 Top Shot, #6 Defy Gravity

Vaal Classic, 10.10.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R100.000, 17:05GMT+2

Race Summary: PORT KEY (on a hat-trick) and MATLOOB (coughing last time) met before when the former was victorious by 2 lengths. The form was franked and the latter is 1,5kg better off now. It could get close. NIMCHA is unbeaten sporting blinkers and could make it a hat-trick here. ROCKY PATH, JAGESA JAGESA, SET THE STANDARD, CHEVRON and CORRIDO have winning claims.

Selections:

#6 Port Key, #7 Matloob, #4 Nimcha, #10 Rocky Path

Vaal Classic, 10.10.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R95.000, 17:40GMT+2

Race Summary: AZTEC found no support on debut but wasn’t disgraced. With 4kg off her back and a good draw could show them a clean pair of heels. Stable mate FLOWER SEASON sports blinkers now – respect. SMILEY RIVER did well in both starts and will be catching late from a wide draw. OLIVINE can improve after a rest. SPIRIT LAW has a chance if overcomes a wide draw. Watch newcomer MARYGOLD.

Selections:

#5 Aztec, #14 Smiley River, #7 Flower Season, #3 Olivine

Best Win: #2 IN THE DANCE

Best Value Bet: #5 AZTEC

Best Longshot: #5 AZTEC