Vaal Preview – 10 September


Vaal Classic, 10.09.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R76.000, 12:45GMT+2

Race Summary: BREAK SILENCE was not fancied on debut but ran a close 2nd after showing inexperience. He should come on heaps. QUNETRA has improved after a rest and and should make a race of it. IN ABUNDANCE showed marked improvement in his 2nd start and could get into the action. SUCCESSFUL SECRET is looking for quartet money. Watch newcomer FULL VELOCITY.


#3 Qunetra, #9 Break The Silence, #2 In Abundance, #14 Full Velocity

Vaal Classic, 10.09.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R76.000, 13:20GMT+2

Race Summary: An open contest where a supported first-timer could win – watch especially GALAXY REWARD, DANCING ARABIAN and RUBY WOO. MAY QUEEN will enjoy a return to this track and trip and has a definite chance. IN HASTE is coming along nicely and could feature. SAMOA ran way below best and could get into the reckoning. VESEO was close up in both starts but the form has yet to be franked. Watch reserve ANEKSI.


#1 May Queen, #8 In Haste, #3 Samoa, #14 Ruby Woo

Vaal Classic, 10.09.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R76.000, 13:55GMT+2

Race Summary: Strong upcoming field. Speedsters WINTER SMOKE, GREENS and RAPID FIRE could fight out for dominance from the start but if they cut their throats runners SOUTHERN CHARM and SLALOM QUEEN could run them out oi it. ANNA CAPRI won well when opening her account and could place.


#1 Winter Smoke, #2 Greens, #7 The Villa Grand, #5 Slalom Queen

Vaal Classic, 10.09.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R76.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky. Watch first-timer BACKSTREET BOSS. He doesn’t take on an overly strong field. Many runners have changed form. SUPER NOIR finished just in front of FSQUADRON last time but on the Maximus form line could be held by MASTER MARINER who has even a worse draw. CUSTOM MADE showed marked improvement last time but GAVS ANGEL was in front of him before that. PETERSHAM could get into the mix.


#10 Backstreet Boss, #13 Super Noir, #15 Master Mariner, #5 Custom Made

Vaal Classic, 10.09.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R76.000, 15:05GMT+2

Race Summary: SOUL CONNECTION is holding form. He was no match for Spanish Boy last time but despite a big weight could account for this field. HOLY MAN hasn’t been far off recently and could get into the fight for honours. He could could confirm form with WHAT A STORY on their recent meeting. VARIMAX, MASTER BUILDER and IN FULL BLOOM could make the frame.


#1 Soul Connection, #3 Holy Man, #10 What A Story, #6 Varimax

Vaal Classic, 10.09.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R76.000, 15:35GMT+2

Race Summary: Paul Peter has a strong hand – GOLDEN DUKE showed a form return and the form of Soul Connection in the previous race could assist form- students; WAY OF THE WORLD never runs a dull race and warrants respect; LORALEI needed her last outing and is not out of it. THE MAKWAKKERS is doing better and could upset the stable mates. UNDISCLOSED can improve more. HEART OF A LEGEND tries further again.


#3 Golden Duke, #9 Way Of The World, #10 The Makwakkers, #1 Undisclosed

Vaal Classic, 10.09.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R76.000, 16:10GMT+2

Race Summary: CONFESSOR is maturing now. He will be looking for further but if gets going earlier could grab them late. NUSSPLY found traffic problems last time and could make amends. FISTS OF FIRE has never been far behind in all 8 races but is struggling to crack a win. BROOKLYN BRIDGE, FRESH FROM THE US, WALTZING AL and WILD HERITAGE could take home money.


#3 Confessor, #1 Nussply, #2 Fists Of Fire, #7 Brooklyn Bridge

Vaal Classic, 10.09.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R76.000, 16:40GMT+2

Race Summary: EXTRAVERT looks way ahead on form but hasn’t raced in over a year. Even though underdone could beat this lot. OKSANA showed good improvement last time and could capitalise on a needing-a-run EXTRAVERT. ST JOSEPH’S LILY is not going to Hollywood but could get into the money. MEET THE CAPTAIN will enjoy the extra and a pole draw will help. SUNSET BEACH could place.


#1 Extravert, #2 Oksana, #4 Meet The Captain, #3 St Joseph’s Lily


Best Value Bet: #3 CONFESSOR

Best Longshot: #3 CONFESSOR

Author: Melissa