Vaal Preview – 4 February

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RACE BY RACE PREVIEWS: VAAL CLASSIC@2020.02.04

Vaal Classic, 04.02.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R90.000, 13:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Filly DUCHESS OF WINDSOR has it all to do against the males after a rest and a poor barrier position, but she has ability. She is coupled with UP EARLY who sports blinkers for the first time – watch the money. UNDISCLOSED is running well now and should keep honest TITELIST at bay on their last meeting. FORBE’S QUARRY wasn’t disgraced after a long break. Watch newcomer ZUBERI.

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Selections:

#12 Duchess Of Windsor, #1 Undisclosed, #10 Up Early, #2 Titelist

Vaal Classic, 04.02.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R90.000, 13:35GMT+2

Race Summary: DICE THE BULLET was friendless in the betting on debut and showed inexperience giving start. She will enjoy the turn and come on heaps. She could make up the 2,25 lengths on RAZNA. NORDIC QUEEN needed her last run. She has drawn wide and could still need this. DARK SONG, PASCHALS SAMORE, OLIVINE and IRISH JET are looking to improve. Watch debutante ON BROADWAY.

Selections:

#8 Dice The Bullet, #1 Razna, #2 Nordic Queen, #7 Dark Song

Vaal Classic, 04.02.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R100.000, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: BENJI needed his last run and should be right there at the finish. The Dawson yard is firing and EPIC DREAM has also come well – he could go in again. URBAN ROCK went wrong last time and could get back on track. Highly thought of AQUA DELTA races as a gelding now after a long break – respect any money. LAND OF THE BRAVE could get into the mix.

Selections:

#2 Benji, #3 Epic Dream, #6 Urban Rock, #4 Aqua Delta

Vaal Classic, 04.02.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R80.000, 14:50GMT+2

Race Summary: MALTEZA is holding form since her maiden victory over TIGERMIL and could get her revenge. MISTRESSOFMYFATE never went on with it after a rest but over this trip around the turn is exactly what she wants. SUPREME WIN never got into it last time and could do better. ENCRYPTION, PONCHIELLI, KIRKCONNEL LASS, JENNY MCGEE and FICTICIOUS could upset the apple-cart.

Selections:

#1 Malteza, #2 Mistressofmyfate, #6 Tigermil, #9 Supreme Win

Vaal Classic, 04.02.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R85.000, 15:25GMT+2

Race Summary: NOW YOU SEE ME and OH MERCY ME renew rivalry. The former will get first run while the latter will be catching late and it could go either way. KAY TEE PERRY has scope for improvement. She tries further and has a wide draw to overcome. GOLDEN SPIRAL, TRAPICHE, ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY (claims 4kg), CIRCLE OF LATITUDE and ZULU DAWN are not out of it.

Selections:

#7 Oh Mercy Me, #3 Now You See Me, #5 Kay Tee Perry, #6 Golden Spiral

Vaal Classic, 04.02.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R75.000, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: SAMMI MOOSA has played second fiddle to GREEN DRAGON twice before but has drawn poorly and should not turn it around. LITTLEWOOD runs on late and will see out the trip if ridden cold. RATION MY PASSION and stable mate IDEAL CUT have money chances. GLAMOROUS SCANDAL can handle the drop in distance. ITSMYDARLIN gives start and cannot be relied upon. PASSION PEACH could earn.

Selections:

#4 Littlewood, #1 Green Dragon, #3 Sammi Moosa, #14 Ration My Passion

Vaal Classic, 04.02.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R110.000, 16:35GMT+2

Race Summary: VIRGINIA won well after a rest and looks sure to double up this course and distance. AURELIA COTTA disappointed in her last 2 and could get back to best. SOUL OF WIT finished just behind ROUGE ALLURE last time but could turn it around on 2,5kg difference. Others are looking for minor money.

Selections:

#5 Virginia, #2 Aurelia Cotta, #8 Soul Of Wit, #4 Rouge Allure

Vaal Classic, 04.02.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R90.000, 17:10GMT+2

Race Summary: G I JOE comes off a rest after threatening to open his account. If ready should be in the shake-up. TWICE THE SURGE was just behind BRAVO ONE last time but it was only his 2nd start and should turn it around. JACKPOT JEWEL was not far behind them and could take home a cheque. TUNNELOFLOVE needed his first run as a gelding and will come on. GHALYOON needs to put it in.

Selections:

#1 G I Joe, #13 Twice The Surge, #2 Bravo One, #5 Jackpot Jewel

Best Win: #5 VIRGINIA

Best Value Bet: #4 LITTLEWOOD

Best Longshot: #4 LITTLEWOOD