Vaal
Race 4 - 14:05 - 1800M
Joburg's Festival 30 March


R 120 000.00
R 75 000.00
R 24 000.00
R 12 000.00
R 6 000.00
R 3 000.00


Merit Rated 88 Handicap
Apprentice allowance may be claimed
Course Record
WILD HORIZON
108,36 secs
Same Trainer
(6-8)

MagicTips
3
1
2
7
8
Swinger
Exacta
Trifecta
Quartet
Pl/Acc:Leg 2
Pick 6:Leg 1
Field Statistics
Runs
176
Wins
31
Places
60
Stakes
R 3 284 374.00
Wins
17%
Average per runner
Runs
22
Wins
4
Places
8
Stakes
R 410 547.00
Places
34%



1800 Metres Vaal
Winners from Barrier Draw
Previous 30 races
Places (1-2-3-4) from Barrier Draw

The veteran gelding ODD ROB has smart form and his swift turn of foot aided him when he triumphed in his last start over this distance. He meets the 3rd placed entrant THRONG on 2.5kgs worse terms for the 2.70 lengths defeat but this track could favour his running style. The top weight THE DAZZLER is in great form and he went close in a recent feature over a mile. He will clearly be tested with the big mass but has no issue with the extra furlong and the likely sedate tempo should play right into his hands. FINCHATTON has held his form in recent attempts and should have no issue handling this rise in class after an eye-catching recent c & d performance under a big mass. COME THE DAY is safely held by the latter on their recent clash but could still earn minor money with his favourite pilot back in the saddle.

No Horse Length Behind Speed Index Predicted Time Merit Rated Mass Draw Jockey Trainer
3 ODD ROB 99 113,7 58,5 4 Denis SCHWARZ Gary ALEXANDER
2 FINCHATTON 1,4 97 113,9 58,5 7 Craig ZACKEY Gokhan TERZI
7 COME THE DAY 3 94 114,2 55 5 Ryan MUNGER Chris ERASMUS
1 THE DAZZLER 3,2 93 114,3 61,5 2 Warren KENNEDY Mike DE KOCK
8 THRONG 3,6 93 114,3 53,5 8 Lyle HEWITSON Sean TARRY
4 DAN THE LAD 5 90 114,6 58 1 S'manga KHUMALO Paul MATCHETT
6 YAMOTO 5,7 89 114,7 55,5 3 Muzi YENI Sean TARRY
5 THE ROCKETMAN 8,6 84 115,2 57,5 6 Gavin LERENA Mike/Adam AZZIE
No Trainer Jockey Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Place %
1 De Kock M F Kennedy W 17 4 3 3 24 59
2 Terzi G G Zackey C 7 0 1 1 0 29
3 Alexander G M Schwarz D 100 14 10 8 14 32
4 Matchett P F Khumalo S 12 2 2 0 17 33
5 Azzie M G/A A Lerena G 41 13 5 3 32 51
6 Tarry S G Yeni M 36 1 2 9 3 33
7 Erasmus C E Munger R 33 4 2 0 12 18
8 Tarry S G Hewitson L 100 13 8 8 13 29
8 Runners




1
2/1
91
THE DAZZLER
4 year old Gelding b - DOB: 31 Aug 2014
Mogok - Glamourous Guest by Northern Guest
Breeder: Scott Bros
L M Nestadt, M A Currie, M F de Kock & J R van der Linden
All royal blue
Total Runs: 14:3-3-2
Stakes: R 297049
Sale Price: R 30000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 5:1-2-0
Course 0:0-0-0
Distance 1:0-0-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
61,5 kg
2
8
Kennedy W
68* 30:1-2-1
De Kock M F
113* 30:5-5-5
Previous Form


Won: E14,V17,T20,(10 wks). Ultra-consistent form, big drop in class, hefty mass but respect.


2
5/1
85
FINCHATTON
7 year old Gelding b - DOB: 23 Sep 2011
Right Approach - Rose Lipped Maiden by Fort Wood
Breeder: Wilgerbosdrift
Mr G Goksel
Black, purple crssd sashes, black slvs, purple cap
Total Runs: 45:5-8-4
Stakes: R 653250
Sale Price: R 325000
Previous 4 runs
2
4
3
4
Form
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 5:0-2-0
Course 3:0-1-1
Distance 3:0-2-0
C & D 1:0-1-0

(A)
58,5 kg
7
8
Zackey C
64* 30:2-2-1
Terzi G G
39* 30:1-2-5
Previous Form

(3) 17 04 18 n T 943 G MR98 b 1400M Wrogemann G 59,5 kg (97) A 3/10
1
1,2 56 kg 85,31 112,98 20/1 13/1 106 Set pace-found more
(3) 05 05 18 T 1017 G MR100 b 1600M Wrogemann G 60 kg (100) A 7/11
6
3,85 58,5 kg 98,28 114,18 9/1 18/1 94 Handy-weakened late
(2) 26 05 18 S 753 G Pnncl s 1000M Zechner K 58 kg (100) A 7/10
10
10,75 49,5 kg 58,55 114,92 22/1 28/1 87 Outpaced-unbal.800m
(13)  10 06 18 T 1122 G Pnncl b 1400M Habib C 57 kg (100) A 9/11
8
6,9 61,5 kg 84,8 114,9 16/1 28/1 87 Wide-weakened
(6) 08 09 18 J 128 G SprSp b 1200M Zackey C 58 kg (99) A 12/12
10
7,85 56 kg 72,94 115,21 28/1 36/1 84 Wide-never showed
(4) 20 10 18 J 261 G GnHtg b 1475M Marwing Wesl 61 kg (98) A 8/14
12
6,95 56 kg 90,2 114,87 15/1 66/1 87 Handy-faded badly
(3) 20 11 18 V 370 Y MR104 s 1400M Penny J 55,5 kg (95) A 7/9
6
3,9 55,5 kg 83,92 114,52 25/1 36/1 91 Handy-bumped 350m
(1) 13 12 18 V 466 G MR90 s 1400M Ferraris L J 61 kg (92) A 2/9
5
4,65 62 kg 82,02 115,39 12/1 13/1 82 Jmpd outwrds-set pce
(1) 20 12 18 V 489 G MR90 b 2000M Zackey C 61 kg (92) A 2/6
4
2,1 52,5 kg 124,25 113,92 15/1 22/1 97 Made steady progress
(3) 27 12 18 Y 511 G MR90 b 1600M V.D.Merwe J 59 kg (88) A 1/8
3
2,5 60 kg 93,6 113,93 9/1 16/1 97 Running on at finish
(1) 19 01 19 J 597 Y MR92 b 2000M Zechner K 58 kg (88) A 8/8
4
3,5 60 kg 127,56 114,73 12/1 13/1 89 Lst 1l-steady progr.
(3) 29 01 19 Y 635 G MR84 b 1800M Zackey C 60,5 kg (85) A 11/11
2
0,2 53,5 kg 110,19 113,92 7/1 13/1 97 Ran on-challengd str

Won: V14,J1450,V14,T14,T14,(43 wks). Best MR:101. Holding form well, respect.
1608-00654342


3
5/1
85
ODD ROB
7 year old Gelding b - DOB: 27 Sep 2011
Mambo In Seattle - National Value by National Assembly
Breeder: Bosworth Farm Stud
A M Venter & M Jeffery & S P Jeffery
Black, white spots, dgl orange slvs & cap, black pk
Total Runs: 38:7-11-4
Stakes: R 647300
Previous 4 runs
1
2
1
2
Form
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 7:2-1-1
Course 4:0-1-0
Distance 5:2-1-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
58,5 kg
4
8
Schwarz D
67* 30:2-2-6
Alexander G M
66* 30:2-1-5
Previous Form

(3) 27 01 18 T 648 Y MR70 b 2400M Munger R 58 kg (66) A 1/14
3
2 56,5 kg 159,06 114,63 9/1 31/4 90 Running on at finish
(2) 17 02 18 T 729 G Mddle b 2400M Munger R 56 kg (66) A 8/13
5
1,65 60 kg 154,69 115,12 9/1 13/1 85 Ran on-hung-no extra
(5) 06 03 18 i V 783 S MR67 b 2400M Munger R 59,5 kg (66) A 16/18
1
0,4 58 kg 151,33 114,8 10/1 15/2 88 Ran on from far back
(4) 07 04 18 T 908 G CrdGC b 2850M Munger R 54 kg (74) A 3/12
3
4 54 kg 185,9 115,4 11/1 22/1 82 Lacked strong finish
(6) 05 05 18 T 1016 G GldBw b 3200M Munger R 52 kg (77) A 8/11
10
12,3 59,5 kg 210,05 116,12 9/1 13/1 75 Hung-faded badly
(5) 16 06 18 J 1150 G Mddle b 3000M Khan M 58 kg (77) A 7/11
3
1,8 60 kg 190,29 115,76 9/1 16/1 78 Quickend-shifted 300
(3) 24 07 18 i V 1270 G Mddle b 2400M Khan M 58 kg (77) A 8/10
2
0,2 52 kg 149,86 114,53 4/1 4/1 f 91 Hung-ran on strongly
(5) 11 08 18 T 30 G MR96 b 2400M Khan M 52 kg (77) A 6/6
2
8,25 52,5 kg 153,68 116,15 57/20 4/1 74 Lst 1l-steady progr.
(5) 15 09 18 J 145 G MR87 b 2000M Schwarz D 56,5 kg (80) A 1/9
2
0,2 52 kg 124,23 114,7 71/10 31/4 89 Ran on-caught late
(2) 18 10 18 J 242 G MR80 b 2600M Schwarz D 60 kg (80) A 3/7
1
2,3 52,5 kg 167,27 113,57 26/10 71/20 100 Handy-drew off
(8) 03 11 18 T 299 G JavaH b 2400M Schwarz D 52,5 kg (83) A 3/14
2
5,6 52 kg 151,36 114,76 27/4 61/20 F 88 Mvd up-hung-2nd best
(7) 29 12 18 T 520 G MR80 b 1800M Schwarz D 61,5 kg (83) A 3/10
1
0,4 57,5 kg 112,88 113,78 9/1 12/1 98 Ran on the stronger

Won: J18,J16,V24,J26,V24,J26,T18(6 wks). Eye-catching last win, still ahead of the handicapper.
351303222121


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7/1
84
DAN THE LAD
5 year old Gelding b - DOB: 20 Oct 2013
Dan De Lago - Ashbrook by Doowaley
Breeder: The Alchemy
Mr F Bronkhorst
Turquoise, white stars, red coll & slvs, white stars, turquoise cap
Total Runs: 34:5-9-3
Stakes: R 893050
Sale Price: R 120000
Previous 4 runs
4
1
2
2
Form
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 1:0-0-0
Course 5:0-1-0
Distance 0:0-0-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
58 kg
1
8
Khumalo S
67* 30:1-5-3
Matchett P F
58* 30:2-5-1
Previous Form

(2) 27 05 18 T 1081 G MR94 b 1600M Wrogemann G 56,5 kg (87) A 4/10
6
2,75 59,5 kg 99,8 91,77 15/1 28/1 82 Lacked strong finish
(4) 07 06 18 i V 1117 G MR86 s 1400M Khan M 59,5 kg (85) A 2/9
5
2,5 56 kg 81,67 91,84 71/10 71/10 82 Made steady progress
(2) 05 07 18 Y 1209 G MR94 b 1450M V.Rensburg M 54 kg (82) A 6/9
7
6,9 57,5 kg 87,21 93,01 31/4 31/4 70 Never dangerous
(2) 21 07 18 J 1262 G MR83 b 1200M V.Rensburg M 57,5 kg (78) A 8/11
3
2,75 52 kg 72,1 92,13 11/1 10/1 79 Running on at finish
(2) 02 08 18 i V 6 G MR84 s 1400M V.Rensburg M 57 kg (78) A 2/12
6
2,25 62,5 kg 83,86 91,86 9/1 71/20 F 81 Lst 1l-steady progr.
(2) 18 08 18 T 54 G MR84 s 1160M Strydom P 56 kg (76) A 12/14
1
0,6 54 kg 65,86 91,69 5/1 5/1 83 Speedy-found more
(2) 01 09 18 J 99 G MR84 b 1450M Strydom P 57,5 kg (79) A 5/8
2
3,25 57 kg 89,74 91,77 57/20 10/3 82 Handy-2nd best
(5) 15 09 18 J 149 G MR90 b 1450M Strydom P 55 kg (79) A 4/12
8
3,25 61 kg 87,59 92,26 27/4 71/20 F 77 Weakened late stages
(2) 20 10 18 J 261 G GnHtg b 1475M Herholdt F 51,5 kg (79) A 12/14
2
0,05 56 kg 88,82 91,35 44/1 44/1 87 Handy-fought-pipped
(5) 03 11 18 n T 310 G MR94 b 1400M Herholdt F 53 kg (80) A 1/9
2
1,25 55,5 kg 83,59 91,12 9/1 6/1 89 Set pace-outrun late
(6) 08 12 18 V 450 G GMtch s 1475M Khumalo S 52,5 kg (82) A 2/2
1
0,5 56 kg 90,55 91,35 11/10 5/4 87 Set pace-hung-fought
(4) 22 01 19 Y 612 G MR84 b 1200M Khumalo S 60 kg (84) A 7/8
4
4,7 58 kg 69,23 91,43 7/2 6/1 86 Lacked strong finish

Won: T14,T14,V1475,T1160,V1475,(9 wks). Best MR:92. Consistent sort, trip a worry but may enjoy run of the race.
657361282214


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5/1
83
THE ROCKETMAN
4 year old Gelding br - DOB: 21 Aug 2014
Foxwedge - Sister Havana by General Nediym
Breeder: Morning Rise Stud, V
Mr G Morris
Salmon, black spots, salmon sleeves, spotted cap
Total Runs: 12:3-2-1
Stakes: R 245975
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 2:1-0-0
Course 2:1-0-1
Distance 0:0-0-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
57,5 kg
6
8
Lerena G
153* 30:6-4-3
Azzie M G/A A
77* 30:2-3-1
Previous Form


Won: Y15,T16,V20,(52 wks). Struggling for form but smart track record and top jockey rides.


6
14/1
79
YAMOTO
4 year old Gelding b - DOB: 08 Sep 2014
Dynasty - Townsend by Captain Al
Breeder: Varsfontein Stud
Mrs M Slack & Mr M B Javett
Black, orange spot, black slvs, red armbands & cap
Total Runs: 6:1-0-0
Stakes: R 69375
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 0:0-0-0
Course 0:0-0-0
Distance 0:0-0-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
55,5 kg
3
8
Yeni M
75* 30:2-4-3
Tarry S G
80* 30:3-2-2
Previous Form


Won: T1160,(75 wks). 3rd run after rest. Gelded 2018.09.20. Improved last run and first time this far, watch.


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7/1
78
COME THE DAY
4 year old Colt b - DOB: 25 Oct 2014
Await The Dawn - Nadira by Nashwan
Breeder: Summerhill Stud (Pty
Red Jack Trading (Pty) Ltd
Bright green, blue crssd sashes, bright green slvs, qtd cap
Total Runs: 16:5-1-0
Stakes: R 337175
Sale Price: R 160000
Previous 4 runs
4
6
1
4
Form
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 1:0-0-0
Course 3:2-0-0
Distance 3:0-0-0
C & D 1:0-0-0

(A)
55 kg
5
8
Munger R
69* 30:2-5-1
Erasmus C E
33* 30:1-1-0
Previous Form

(3) 05 07 18 Y 1210 G MP b 1600M Munger R 60 kg (68) A 5/9
1
4,6 60 kg 97,65 116,38 57/20 2/1 72 Quickened-drew clear
(2) 26 07 18 o V 1281 G MR68 s 1600M Munger R 59 kg (68) A 9/13
6
6,7 56 kg 97,5 115,97 11/1 71/10 76 Lacked strong finish
(3) 07 08 18 o V 17 G MR68 s 1600M Mjoka M 57 kg (66) A 1/10
1
0,8 56,5 kg 96,78 114,81 9/1 15/1 88 Ran on-kept going
(2) 30 08 18 Y 93 G MR67 b 1600M Munger R 60 kg (68) A 8/9
1
0,5 53 kg 97,41 114,34 10/3 4/1 93 Hung-ran on strongly
(5) 15 09 18 J 145 G MR87 b 2000M Thackeray M 52 kg (70) A 4/9
1
0,2 56,5 kg 124,19 114,79 9/1 13/1 88 Shifted-strong fin.
(1) 20 10 18 J 260 G Pnncl b 1800M Thackeray M 50 kg (75) A 3/9
9
7,25 53,5 kg 112,61 115,38 9/1 8/1 82 Faded badly
(1) 27 10 18 T 283 G MR92 b 1800M Penny J 52 kg (75) A 7/11
6
3,5 59,5 kg 111,51 114,81 16/1 12/1 88 Never dangerous
(4) 06 11 18 i V 317 G MR83 b 2000M Munger R 55,5 kg (75) A 1/7
5
1,5 48 kg 128,02 114,95 6/1 71/20 86 Stayed on at finish
(3) 01 12 18 n T 422 G MR90 b 2000M Munger R 52 kg (74) A 4/11
4
3,35 56 kg 126,42 114,32 8/1 11/1 93 Moved up-no extra
(4) 20 12 18 V 489 G MR90 b 2000M Munger R 52,5 kg (74) A 4/6
1
0,4 56 kg 123,83 114,16 17/4 11/2 94 Lst 1l-ran on strong
(2) 17 01 19 n T 592 S Pnncl b 2400M Maujean C 52,5 kg (78) A 7/8
6
8,1 60 kg 156,18 114,71 8/1 15/1 89 Did not kick on
(3) 29 01 19 Y 635 G MR84 b 1800M Munger R 56,5 kg (78) A 7/11
4
1,65 53,5 kg 110,48 114,28 5/1 27/4 93 Stayed on at finish

Won: Y16,V16,Y16,J20,V20,(8 wks). Not far behind 2 last time and goes well for this jockey.
161119654164


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4/1
75
THRONG
4 year old Gelding b - DOB: 18 Nov 2014
Visionaire - Congregation by Kahal
Breeder: Bush Hill Stud
B M A Lahoud & S Mathen, Allan F Peters & Craig Zoghby
Red & green hlvd horiz, white stars, red cap, white star
Total Runs: 11:2-0-1
Stakes: R 141200
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 1:0-0-0
Course 1:1-0-0
Distance 2:0-0-1
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
53,5 kg
8
8
Hewitson L
91* 30:2-2-6
Tarry S G
80* 30:3-2-2
Previous Form


Won: T16,Y17,(54 wks). Fair recent form, weighted to finish closer to 3 on penultimate run.