Vaal Preview – 15 October


Vaal Classic, 15.10.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1450m, Turf, R70.000, 12:30GMT+2

Race Summary: GODSWOOD is improving with racing and the extra should be to his liking – respect. HUMBLE TUNE found support on debut and wasn’t disgraced. He will know more about it. Stablemate ULTIMATE WARRIOR is improving nicely and is notwithout winning claims. BOLD RESOLVE hasn’t been far back in all 3 starts and can improve with blinkers. Stable companion HARLEQUIN JACK can place.



#9 Godswood, #3 Ultimate Warrior, #1 Bold Resolve, #10 Humble Tune

Vaal Classic, 15.10.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 13:05GMT+2

Race Summary: This is not a strong field and LOTUS could be hard to beat on current form, however, LA LUVIA must be respected. She found solid support on debut but never got into it. Over 1600m it could be a different story – respect any support. SAVING GRACE, AMBERGLO STAR, GALAXY ROSETTE, BELLA BLACK and RIZZOLI are looking for minor money.


#7 Lotus, #14 La Luvia, #1 Saving Grace, #2 Amberglo Star

Vaal Classic, 15.10.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R70.000, 13:40GMT+2

Race Summary: Tricky race. SCOTTISH PRIMROSE has most scope for improvement and is bred for the extra distance. VELD FLOWER is rarely far back and should run anotherhonest race. Stable companions SUPER DUPER and EUPHORIANT are capable of pulling it off on recent consistent form. Respect money for BRIGHT EYED GIRL. The stable has a good record when trying runners over a lot extra for the first-time.

Selections:#13 Scottish Primrose, #1 Veld Flower, #3 Super Duper, #4 Euphoriant

Vaal Classic, 15.10.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 2400m, Turf, R70.000, 14:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Wide open. After 4 consecutive seconds PALACE GREEN deserves a victory. He should turn it around with KINGS CUP on weight difference. RATION MY PASSIONenjoys striding freely in front and if ridden that way could go in again. CAPTAIN CHORUS proved his stamina last time but along with ROCKY PATH has a hefty 62kg to shoulder. IN FOR A PENNY, SUN GIANT and PERFECT LIGHT could get into the mix.


#3 Palace Green, #13 Ration My Passion, #1 Captain Chorus, #2 Rocky Path

Vaal Classic, 15.10.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R70.000, 14:48GMT+2

Race Summary: LETS TALK is only having his 4th start and has most scope for improvement. He is coupled with SAMMI MOOSA who is having his 86th run. Both are from thein-form St John Gray yard and must be considered. Top weight TIGER’S ROCK should give a good account of himself. KURT’S APPROVAL and AFRAAD have wide draws to contend with. BACK TO BLACK wasn’t disgraced last time and tries a little extra. Others could pop up.


#10 Lets Talk, #5 Sammi Moosa, #1 Tiger’s Rock, #7 Kurt’s Approval

Vaal Classic, 15.10.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 15:21GMT+2

Race Summary: Competitive. WHIPPING BOY was runner-up in his last 4 starts and deserves his 2nd victory. A 4kg claim could improve his chances. PASCHALS SAMORE has come well and could complete a hat-trick. BINGWA was an easy maiden winner and could go on. WAQAAS is a trier but has it all to do from a wide draw. IN THE GAME is holding form and could double up this course and distance. Otherscould pull it off.


#1 Whipping Boy, #7 Paschals Samore, #6 Bingwa, #2 Waqaas

Vaal Classic, 15.10.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R85.000, 15:55GMT+2

Race Summary: ANNA CAPRI looks well above average. She takes on stronger now but looks set to show her class and complete a hat-trick. WINTER WATCH just needed her last outing and won’t go down without a fight. BEFORE THE DAWN is rarely farback and Khumalo appears to have opted for her instead of recent maiden winner RAEESAH. SWEET SENSATION went wrong in KZN – respect any support. CHE BELLA can do better.


#5 Anna Capri, #2 Winter Watch, #3 Before The Dawn, #4 Sweet Sensation

Vaal Classic, 15.10.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1000m, Turf, R77.500, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Interesting race. NAAFER looked a star in the making but went wrong. He races as a gelding now and could find it. SLALOM QUEEN is another who has disappointed recently but could produce earlier form. VARINA comes off a long break but if ready could blow them away. GARDEN PARTY is speedy but appears a difficult ride. Stablemate KWITE A TRIP can improve more.


#12 Varina, #13 Slalom Queen, #7 Garden Party, #1 Naafer

Best Win: #5 ANNA CAPRI


Best Longshot: #13 SCOTTISH PRIMROSE