Vaal Preview – 28 November



Vaal, 28.11.2019, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R90.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky start. DOUBLETHINK disappointed somewhat last time and could get back on track. IRON MIKE hasn’t been far off in both starts and can improve more. ABIA was friendless in the market on debut but fared well in 4th. – respect. Look for improvement from HOUSE MASTER who is now a gelding. Watch newcomers EXPRESSFROMTHEUS and LEADING LAD.



#4 Doublethink, #10 Iron Mike, #16 Abia, #11 Leading Lad

Vaal, 28.11.2019, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R90.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult to assess. WESTERN VISION drifted in the betting on debut but did well in 4th – watch for improvement. ALLEZ LES BLEU races in her new yard but could just need it. Watch the first-timers especially ISLAND MISTRESS and LADY OF STEEL.


#16 Western Vision, #10 Island Mistress, #11 Lady Of Steel, #14 Path To The Stars

Vaal, 28.11.2019, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R95.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: URBAN ROCK was runner-up in both starts as a gelding and it could be 3rd time lucky. He should turn it around with FITZWILLIAM the form of which brings among others SPORTING MONARCH and ICE EATER into the equation. Top weight CHIEF OF STATE (63kg) was not striding out last time and could get into the money. BATTLE CREEK can never be ignored for money.


#5 Urban Rock, #1 Chief Of State, #7 Fitzwilliam, #8 Sporting Monarch

Vaal, 28.11.2019, Race 4, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R75.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: WHAT A JOKER is running well and with in form S’manga aboard could chalk up a 3rd victory. SWEET TRIAL should be alongside on the same form line. GEMCUTTER sports blinkers now and any improvement should see him right up there.Look for improvement from EASTERN HEALER and PEARL OF SIBERIA. Watch reserve BAAHIR.


#16 What A Joker, #15 Sweet Trial, #8 Gemcutter, #9 Eastern Healer

Vaal, 28.11.2019, Race 5, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race between 4 runners. GREEN TOP is running well and gets 2,5kg from top weight CORDILLERA who is always there with winning chances. However, lightly raced FROSTED STEEL looks to have lots to come and could get into the action. STAGE DANCE is no slouch and needed her last outing – watch for a big run.


#4 Green Top, #7 Frosted Steel, #1 Cordillera, #6 Stage Dance

Vaal, 28.11.2019, Race 6, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R65.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: MADDOX TUNE is only having her 5th start now and has most scope for improvement. COSMIC MIST was runner-up in her last 2 but appears a difficult ride. MISS KHALIFA is never far off and should be thereabouts again. Stable mate TAKE MY WORD should be cherry-ripe and rates a good back up. LADY LEXINGTON is battling to record a 2nd win but it could happen here.


#2 Maddox Tune, #15 Cosmic Mist, #1 Miss Khalifa, #3 Lady Lexington

Vaal, 28.11.2019, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R100.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: ALRAMZ is having his come-back run and if ready should make a bold bid. MYTHICAL BOLT never got into it last time but should be having his peak run and could resume winning ways. MR WHATSON is no slouch but comes off a lengthy lay-off and could just need it. RING OF FIRE is a lot better than his last run and cannot be ignored. PRINCE OF VENICE will be running on late.


#6 Alramz, #2 Mythical Bolt, #1 Mr Whatson, #3 Ring Of Fire

Vaal, 28.11.2019, Race 8, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R100.000, 17:15GMT+2

Race Summary: AT HAND is in form and the yard is firing. He should have no problem with the extra and rates the one to beat. HIDDEN AGENDA can never be ignored for money. KNIGHT OWL has ability but finds problems. EMILY JAY needs to confirm her last performance. FIFE is having her 3rd run after a rest and could get into the money. Top weight ZEAL AND ZEST has a wide draw to overcome.


#2 At Hand, #4 Hidden Agenda, #3 Knight Owl, #5 Emily Jay

Best Win: #5 URBAN ROCK

Best Value Bet: #2 MADDOX TUNE

Best Longshot: #2 MADDOX TUNE