Vaal Preview – 9 November


Vaal, 09.11.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R90.000, 11:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive opener. MALTEZA should be cherry-ripe and win on the 6th time of asking. NU BELL wasn’t without support on debut and the form has been franked. MADAME PATRICE and SINGLE RED ROSE have been in the money in all of their starts and both could feature. MENTONE and POWER PRINCESS are looking for minor money. Watch newcomers especially WESTERN VISION and IRISH JET.


#3 Malteza, #16 Western Vision, #14 Nu Bell, #2 Madame Patrice

Vaal, 09.11.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Watch the draws from the first race and the many newcomers especially ABIA and AFRIEL. CAPITIANA eased in the betting on debut and comes from franked form – the one to beat. MASAAQAAT comes off a rest and drops back over 1000m – watch fresh. TOWARDS THE SUN has been knocking and could get into the action. STORMY WEATHERS and SECRET PALACE could make the frame.


#11 Capitiana, #4 Masaaqaat, #1 Towards The Sun, #8 Afriel

Vaal, 09.11.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open with many newcomers – watch especially TZARITZA. EMERALD CREST found no support when outpaced on debut but will relish the extra. Stable mates WILEY KIM and SECRET DREAM are running just off them and either could go on and score. HOLY GUACAMOLE is improving and could get into the money. CRIME SCENE, ROCK OF MADEIRA and EVEN ME could make the money.


#11 Emerald Crest, #3 Wiley Kim, #18 Secret Dream, #13 Holy Guacamole

Vaal, 09.11.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: VIRTUOSA needed her last run and could have her honesty rewarded in a full field. TULIP WAY will also benefit from an outing and rates the main threat. LITTLE RAIN ran on nicely on debut and if ready should run well. MARMALADE CAT should be at peak fitness and could get into the mix. FLUORESCENT pulled up fatigued last time – capable. Many with money claims. Watch newcomers.


#3 Virtuosa, #4 Tulip Way, #15 Little Rain, #6 Marmalade Cat

Vaal, 09.11.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R100.000, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: WHAT YOU ARE and TRUE TO LIFE make their come-back runs after meeting in 2 KZN features before this. Both times the former finished ahead and if both are fit enough the form could be confirmed. IKIGAI looks well above average. He is looking for further but could flash up. ILLUSION could have a say if behaves at the start. CROWN GARDEN and IRREVOCABLE DREAM could place.


#5 What You Are, #6 True To Life, #7 Ikigai, #8 Illusion

Vaal, 09.11.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R110.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: ASHBAAL never got going after a long break but is a lot better and could resume winning ways. CHIEF OF STATE has never been out the money and should be thereabouts again. HOW DOES IT TASTE comes off a long lay-off but has ability and must be respected. Stable mate EPIC DREAM needed his last run and could get into the mix. TALKTOTHESTARS is getting on but could produce.


#13 Ashbaal, #9 Chief Of State, #12 How Does It Taste, #7 Talktothestars

Vaal, 09.11.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R150.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: SINGFORAFA outpaced her field in her come-back run and could again show them a clean pair of heels. Stable companion TRUE CHARM is back to best and could match strides. MONTREAL MIST has ability and will be catching late. Stable mate GREEN PLAINS is in the same boat and could just need it. DALAI’S PROMISE is one of many looking for a stake cheque.


#7 Singforafa, #14 Montreal Mist, #13 True Charm, #1 Green Plains

Vaal, 09.11.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R350.000, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Classy SOQRAT goes for the Victory Moon Stakes but even though well in will have to give up and coming GREEN HAZE who has come well since a gelding and AL MUTAWAKEL who needed his last run, 11kg which could be a bit much over this distance. SHENANIGANS needed his last run and can only do better. DIVINE ODYSSEY and ROY HAD ENOUGH are looking for minor money.


#7 Green Haze, #1 Soqrat, #12 Al Mutawakel, #8 Shenanigans

Vaal, 09.11.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R90.000, 17:05GMT+2

Race Summary: JACKO BOY has come well and could complete a hat-trick, however, she meets EMILY HOBHOUSE on 1,5kg worse terms for 2 lengths and it could get close. SAMMI MOOSA is running well and should again make her presence felt. JOLLY JOSEPHINE could turn it around with JIVE EXPRESS at the weights. ALWAYS RED comes into the picture on collateral form. WORDYNESS is not out of it.


#1 Jacko Boy, #2 Emily Hobhouse, #10 Sammi Moosa, #9 Jolly Josephine

Vaal, 09.11.2019, Race 10, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R65.000, 17:40GMT+2

Race Summary: HAWTHORN won on the 2nd time of asking and has plenty of scope for improvement. PASSION PEACH beat LAAT LAMMETJIE (1kg better) by 0,5 lengths and could confirm. ITSMYDARLIN appears held by them but found problems that time. PINK needed her last outing and could get into the picture. WINGS OF LIGHT could make the quartet.


#9 Hawthorn, #11 Passion Peach, #12 Laat Lammetjie, #4 Itsmydarlin

Best Win: #3 VIRTUOSA

Best Value Bet: #7 GREEN HAZE

Best Longshot: #7 GREEN HAZE

Author: Melissa