Vaal Preview – 21 November



Vaal, 21.11.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R90.000, 12:35GMT+2

Race Summary: SHANE needed his last outing and is bred for this distance. He should make a bold bid. TURF MASTER stays well and could prove hard to catch. He rates a serious danger. BRAVE DETAIL, VOODOO, WHIPPING BOY, DEAL ME IN and CALLTOTHEBAR are looking for minor money.



#6 Shane, #1 Turf Master, #8 Deal Me In, #10 Calltothebar

Vaal, 21.11.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R90.000, 13:10GMT+2

Race Summary: DUKE OF YORK has been in the money in all 4 starts and could have his consistency rewarded. CRANK IT UP is improving and if takes his place will be a strong stable back up. LEPRECHAUN races as a gelding now and could improve heaps. ORPHELIN NOIR wasn’t disgraced on debut and the form has been franked. VASEEM found problems last time but could win being fresh.


#5 Duke Of York, #15 Vaseem, #3 Crank It Up, #10 Leprechaun

Vaal, 21.11.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R90.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Johan Van Vuuren has 4 runners and anyone could come out tops – SUPREME WIN showed inexperience on debut and gets the nod; DIFFERENT LIGHT is running well and should be thereabouts again; MAGNIFICUS and GLADSTONE could feature. LADY SCARLETINA did well in both starts and should be competitive. GREY POWER could place. Watch newcomers especially NEBRAAS and KINGS ROAD.


#16 Supreme Win, #15 Lady Scarletina, #14 Different Light, #11 Nebraas

Vaal, 21.11.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R90.000, 14:10GMT+2

Race Summary: SINGLE RED ROSE has been in the money in all 5 starts and if no first- timer finds  strong money should be hard to oppose. OCEANS PRIDE has done better in blinkers and could get into the money. TARTAN DANCER could earn being fresh. GYPSY WOMAN needed her last run and could make the frame. Watch newcomers especially THAT’S JUST FINE and WYLIE WENCH.


#3 Single Red Rose, #15 That’s Just Fine, #1 Oceans Pride, #4 Tartan Dancer

Vaal, 21.11.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R90.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: MASAAQAAT has been threatening and should get her just reward. COSMIC RAY is improving with racing and should challenge. ROCK YOU wasn’t disgraced on debut and will know more about it. SUPER FINE needed her last run and could make the frame. ARABELLA QUEEN should be having her peak run and could get into the quartet. Watch newcomers.


#3 Masaaqaat, #9 Cosmic Ray, #14 Rock You, #1 Super Fine

Vaal, 21.11.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: TOKYO DRIFT is holding form and should be involved in the finish. NORLAND is back to best and should be right there. Ignore CATEGORY FOUR’S last run. He could turn it around with MOVIE MAGIC on 2,5kg better terms. LAZARUS  TREE  could get into the mix with a 4kg claim. SIR GEOFFREY needed his last run and could make the quartet. Others with claims.


#2 Tokyo Drift, #11 Norland, #10 Category Four, #4 Lazarus Tree

Vaal, 21.11.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R130.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: HAWWAAM did everything right in a sprint prep last time and if behaves again should show his class. However, he takes on classy CIRILLO who comes off a rest and will take any advantage of a relapse in his behaviour. ZOUAVES and CAPTAIN ALDO is back over a preferred distance and looking for minor money.


#1 Hawwaam, #2 Cirillo, #3 Zouaves, #4 Captain Aldo

Vaal, 21.11.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: This is not a strong field and recent debut winner LAND OF RUBIES could improve more and follow up. GOLDEN SPIRAL is a form runner and should again give a good account. SCENT OF EVENING has a hefty weight but needed her last and could feature. SEATTLE TANGO, SWEPT OFF MY FEET and ZULU DAWN warrant inclusion in all bets.


#15 Land Of Rubies, #9 Golden Spiral, #1 Scent Of Evening, #8 Seattle Tango

Vaal, 21.11.2019, Race 9, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R90.000, 17:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. AT HAND was runner-up in his last 2 and has the form, however, he has a poor draw. NIMCHA on the other hand jumps from pole position which could make the difference. HIDDEN AGENDA is honest and should give another good showing. KURT’S APPROVAL runs for his new yard and could win fresh. SET THE STANDARD is in form and on a hat-trick. Others could earn.


#2 Nimcha, #4 At Hand, #3 Hidden Agenda, #9 Kurt’s Approval

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Author: Melissa