Vaal Preview – 17 September


Vaal Classic, 17.09.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R76.000, 12:50GMT+2

Race Summary: SUPREME ELEVATION had to avoid colliding with a runner last time and had to race wide. He should make a bold bid. SOLDIERS SONG has improved since sporting blinkers and should be in the shake-up. FUNKY MUSIC jumps from pole position and is on the up. MAN OF PROPERTY is improving and should be in the Quartet. BARTHOLMEUS is looking for minor money.


#6 Supreme Elevation, #1 Soldiers Song, #7 Funky Music, #12 Man Of Property

Vaal Classic, 17.09.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R76.000, 13:25GMT+2

Race Summary: BREAK THE SILENCE found no support on debut and finished nearly 3 lengths in front of GODSWOOD. Both raced green and the former ran close up in his post-debut. PROCRASTINATOR was coughing last time but ran on strongly late – respect. Stable companion BLUE EYES is improving with racing and shouldn’t be far behind. SMUTS was quietly fancied on debut so expect a better performance. HARRYS SECRET can do better.


#6 Break The Silence, #8 Godswood, #2 Procrastinator, #5 Blue Eyes

Vaal Classic, 17.09.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R76.000, 14:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult to assess. TSITSIKAMMA GIRL found support on debut but was coughing and never got into it. She was out of racing for nearly 9 months – respect any support. WINTER SESSION drifted in the betting but wasn’t disgraced. She can only improve. ANEKSI has ability and could put it in. BAHLBONKE, BOLD LEAH and first-timer TRAVELLING WILBURY could get into the mix.


#5 Tsitsikamma Girl, #7 Winter Mission, #10 Aneksi, #1 Bahlebonke

Vaal Classic, 17.09.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R76.000, 14:35GMT+2

Race Summary: MY SUGAR DADDY never recovered from a scratchy start last time and could make amends. UN DEUX TROIS is improving fast and could get into the fight for honours. MISS VENEZUELA disappointed last time but could get back on track. ESSENCE is looking to improve on debut. SHELTERING SKY can do better. Watch debutante ELECTRIC BOOTS.


#11 My Sugar Baby, #7 Un Deux Trois, #1 Miss Venezuela, #6 Essence

Vaal Classic, 17.09.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R76.000, 15:10GMT+2

Race Summary: LET THERE BE LIGHT was runner-up in her last 2 and should go one better. From a good draw is ready to strike. VELD FLOWER will be doing the catching late and should get close. PEARL DANCER hasn’t been far back in both starts and shouldn’t be far behind. BEDOUIN BRIDE wasn’t disgraced on debut and could get into the reckoning. BIRDWATCHER and CAST THE DICE are looking for minor money.


#9 Let There Be Light, #2 Veld Flower, #8 Pearl Dancer, #6 Bedouin Bride

Vaal Classic, 17.09.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R76.000, 15:45GMT+2

Race Summary: Good race. TREND MASTER is in top form and could go in again, however, both STOP FOR NOTHING and CAPTAIN CHORUS should finish on top of him on weight difference. WHIPPING BOY with 4kg off his back could get into the action. Many others are looking for minor money.


#11 Stop For Nothing, #4 Trend Master, #10 Captain Chorus, #14 Whipping Boy

Vaal Classic, 17.09.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R76.000, 16:15GMT+2

Race Summary: This is not a strong field and old man STREET FLYER, a 9-time winner, could reach double figures. SECRET DYNASTY is running well and could make a race of it. BRAVO ONE and ELUSIVE SWAN are coming off maiden wins and could go on here. IN THE GAME, FOLLOW MY PATH, WALTERTHEPENNILESS and PRIVATE RULER could pull it off.


#8 Street Flyer, #9 Secret Dynasty, #7 Elusive Swann, #12 In The Game

Vaal Classic, 17.09.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R76.000, 16:45GMT+2

Race Summary: If the reserve runners HOLD YOUR HORSES and HIDDEN AGENDA get a run, the race and betting will change completely – watch the betting. BLUE MOON CITY comes off a maiden win and if settles could go on with it. FIFTH OF JULY did well in his post-maiden at this track and could feature. MAGIC VISION has a chance if behaves at the start. JACKMAN could pop up.


#12 Blue Moon City, #1 Fifth Of July, #9 Magic Vision, #16 Jackman


Best Value Bet: #11 STOP FOR NOTHING

Best Longshot: #11 STOP FOR NOTHING

Author: Melissa