Vaal Preview – 9 January



Vaal, 09.01.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R90.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: FLOWER SEASON was runner-up in her last 4 of 5 starts and deserves her victory. FLAMING DUCHESS has been threatening and won’t go down without a fight. CURVATION did well in her penultimate run and could enjoy the drop in distance here. SPORTS TATTOO is starting to show up nicely and could get into the mix. Others are looking for minor money.



#5 Flower Season, #6 Flaming Duchess, #15 Samara, #1 Curvation

Vaal, 09.01.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: CAPTAIN HINDSIGHT was runner-up in his last 3 starts and should get off the mark. BLOW ME DOWN and SOUL CONNECTION needed to make up 2 and 6 lengths on him respectively but are improving and should get closer. DANCING FLAME races for his new yard and could get into the money. UNDISCLOSED showed marked improvement last week and has a money chance.


#1 Captain Hindsight, #2 Blow Me Down, #3 Dancing Flame, #16 Soul Connection

Vaal, 09.01.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 14:20GMT+2

Race Summary: RAINBOW HAZE improved sporting blinkers after a rest and will come on. Sparingly raced TOWARDS THE SUN has ability and could get into the mix. IZZE KLOTH wasn’t disgraced on debut and will know more about it. SINGLE RED ROSE, BLESSED RAIN, ATIAAF, ST JOSEPH’S LILY and CAERPHILLY could get into the frame.


#1 Rainbow Haze, #7 Towards The Sun, #12 Izze Kloth, #3 Single Red Rose

Vaal, 09.01.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R90.000, 14:55GMT+2

Race Summary: There is strong form here. CAPITIANA ran 2nd on debut and won her next 2, however, Gavin appears to have opted for ESKIMO KISSES who is having her peak run. MADEMOISELLE was runner-up in her last and could chalk up a 5th victory. FLORENCE is looking to complete a ha-trick before this – watch. GLOWTORIA can improve more in her post-maiden.


#3 Eskimo Kisses, #1 Capitiana, #2 Mademoiselle, #6 Florence

Vaal, 09.01.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R80.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: ENCRYPTION eased in the betting on debut but produced the goods. She looks progressive and could follow up. CLAREMORRIS is still hold form and shouldn’t be far off again. On her form line both ARIKEL and MADAME PATRICE come into the picture. MISTRESS OF MY FATE will be doing good work late and could grab them. MOGGIE BROWN has a chance on earlier collateral form.


#3 Encryption, #5 Madame Patrice, #10 Claremorris, #1 Arikel

Vaal, 09.01.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R120.000, 16:05GMT+2

Race Summary: YOUCANTHURRYLOVE is out to prove himself. He has a handy weight and should be hard to peg back. DUKE OF SPIN won on debut in his new surroundings and could improve more. Top weight AMERICAN INDIAN will accelerate if the pace is on from the start. CHITENGO is looking to get back on track. OWLINTHETREE and ODD ROB could get into the mix.


#8 Youcanthurrylove, #3 Duke Of Spin, #1 American Indian, #2 Chitengo

Vaal, 09.01.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R100.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. SELL HIGH was a touch unlucky last time and if things go his way could make amends. Stable companions AT HAND and ROCKY PATH are holding form and either could win it. SKIMINAC never settled last time and pulled up fatigued. COME THE DAY is overdue as win. HIDDEN AGENDA can never be ignored for money. Many others are capable of pulling it off.


#13 Sell High, #11 Rocky Path, #4 At Hand, #3 Skiminac

Vaal, 09.01.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R85.000, 17:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult race to end. FINAL OCCASION ran on strongly after a rest and seems to have matured now. IMPERIAL RUBY has come well and could complete a hat-trick. OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE wasn’t disgraced in his post-maiden. FLAME FELLA stays well and could feature. Many others are looking to score.


#6 Final Occasion, #4 Imperial Ruby, #5 Out Of Your League, #1 Flame Fella


Best Value Bet: #13 SELL HIGH

Best Longshot: #13 SELL HIGH