Vaal Preview – 24 November


Vaal, 24.11.2020, Race 1, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R70.000, 13:15GMT+2

Race Summary: Difficult to assess. NUMBERNINETYNINE was runner-up in his last 2. Stablemates JACALAC (appears held on his last run) and SPARTAN WARRIOR (good debut despite coughing) could feature. PUSH OFF eased in the betting on debut but wasn’t disgraced running close-up. The extra will suit. PIN DROP has a shout but is coupled with CONVEXITY who comes of a lengthy lay-off – watch. Watch newcomers IMPERIAL DUKE and TRACK COMMANDER.


#15 Spartan Warrior, #6 Push Off, #7 Pin Drop, #1 Numberninetynine

Vaal, 24.11.2020, Race 2, Gallops, 1400m, Turf, R77.500, 13:50GMT+2

Race Summary: Only 4 of the 6 runners warrant mentioning. PUTONTHEREDLIGHT is holding form and should run a big race. Stable companion ROCK THE GLOBE needed his last outing and forms a strong back. INDY GO was never travelling last time but has ability and could get into the action. QUATTRO PASSI followed up his maiden win with an easy victory and the combo is on a hat-trick.


#1 Putontheredlight, #3 Rock The Globe, #5 Indy Go, #2 Quattro Passi

Vaal, 24.11.2020, Race 3, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 14:30GMT+2

Race Summary: FLOWER SEASON never got into it last time but is a lot better than that. SABRINA FAIRCHILD showed marked improvement in her 2nd start. ON BROADWAY needed her last run and must be considered. MODE is showing good improvement. ELECTRIC BOOTS disappointed last time. TRIPLE GODESS, BEBOP, DUTCHESSBURNEDETTE, SUGAR COATED SMILE and SUGARLICIOUS are looking to improve.


#13 Sabrina Fairchild, #5 On Broadway, #2 Flower Season, #8 Mode

Vaal, 24.11.2020, Race 4, Gallops, 2000m, Turf, R70.000, 15:00GMT+2

Race Summary: ROCKPAPERSCISSORS is maturing nicely and should give a good account of himself. FORT ALADO is doing better and could get into the mix. ELECTRA FLYING has his problems but has ability and could put it in. WILD HERITAGE hasn’t been far off them and could have a say in this moderate line up. Only filly in the race RIZZOLI could get into the money.


#3 Rockpaperscissors, #1 Fort Alado, #2 Electra Flying, #5 Wild Heritage

Vaal, 24.11.2020, Race 5, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R85.000, 15:30GMT+2

Race Summary: Only 6 runners take part and SNOW PALACE could dictate the pace to suit herself. LILY BLUE is having her peak run and is looking for the extra distance. She finished ahead of TAHITIAN ORANA on debut in South Africa and could confirm. ROUGE ALLURE is trying this trip again but it could get close with JUST KIDDING who is 2kg better off for 1,75 lengths. POMANDER can improve.


#5 Lily Blue, #4 Tahitian Orana, #3 Rouge Allure, #6 Just Kidding

Vaal, 24.11.2020, Race 6, Gallops, 1800m, Turf, R70.000, 16:00GMT+2

Race Summary: Eight runners race before this and their form needs to be updated before finalising bets. FSQUADRON opened his account with a fluent win and could go on. FUNKY MUSIC did well in his first run as a gelding and must be considered. FLY NORTH runs well at this track. He is coupled with PASSION PEACH who has a money chance. PLUM FIELD runs on late and could get into the mix.


#2 Fsquadron, #1 Funky Music, #5 Fly North, #11 Plum Field

Vaal, 24.11.2020, Race 7, Gallops, 1200m, Turf, R77.500, 16:30GMT+2

Race Summary: RIVONIA BOULEVARD won when fresh and if ridden similarly with cover, could go in again. The battle for minor money is tricky. WRITTEN IN STONE is holding form and if takes his place could get into the reckoning. He meets HOLY MAN before this and the form must be monitored. ANGEL’S POWER showed up better with blinkers and could make the money. VISIWAY could get back to best. STATE TROOPER needed the run last time and could improve.


#6 Rivonia Boulevard, #11 Written In Stone, #3 Angel’s Power, #9 Holy Man

Vaal, 24.11.2020, Race 8, Gallops, 1600m, Turf, R70.000, 17:00GMT+2

Race Summary: FANTASTICAL drifted in the betting on debut but toyed with the field. The form is suspect but she could do no more than win and can only improve. Both BITTER WIND and TWICE THE ACT come off maiden wins and could go on. GET SET can accelerate but needs to be covered early. Others are looking for minor money.


#1 Fantastical, #3 Twice The Act, #2 Bitter Wind, #7 Get Set


Best Value Bet: #5 LILY BLUE

Best Longshot: #5 LILY BLUE