Vaal
Race 9 - 16:55 - 1400M
Next Vaal Meeting Tues 19 Feb


R 81 000.00
R 50 625.00
R 16 200.00
R 8 100.00
R 4 050.00
R 2 025.00


Merit Rated 65 Handicap
Apprentice allowance may be claimed
Course Record
MENTOR
79,84 secs
Same Trainer
(3-20)(6-17)(8-15)

MagicTips
5
9
12
1
17
Swinger
Exacta
Trifecta
Quartet
Pl/Acc:Leg 7
Pick 6:Leg 6
Field Statistics
Runs
542
Wins
50
Places
139
Stakes
R 4 199 150.00
Wins
9%
Average per runner
Runs
27
Wins
2
Places
7
Stakes
R 209 958.00
Places
25%



1400 Metres Vaal
Winners from Barrier Draw
Previous 961 races
Places (1-2-3-4) from Barrier Draw

The above-average but injury plagued MANHATTAN COCKTAIL finished strongly to be half a length in front of Refuge (runs in prior event) over this c & d in a slightly stronger line-up recently and he should again be extremely competitive. The course specialist SAVANNAH KING upped his game earlier in the summer and he stayed on for a creditable 4th behind Arlingtons Revenge (runs in race 6) on soft ground six weeks ago. He is suited by the slight drop in distance and of course represents a red-hot trainer/ jockey combination. FACE THE FIRE has an obvious affection for this track and he had an eye-catching last showing when not far behind the top selection over this trip. The pair clash on similar weight terms.

No Horse Length Behind Speed Index Predicted Time Merit Rated Mass Draw Jockey Trainer
5 MANHATTAN COCKTAIL 80 83,1 58,5 12 Gavin LERENA Weiho MARWING
19 IN THE GAME 0,5 79 83,2 53 2 Keanen STEYN Brett WEBBER
20 LUTE SOCIETY 1,6 77 83,4 52 15 Jarryd PENNY Paul MATCHETT
8 RAMBO 1,6 77 83,4 58 3 Marco V/RENSBURG Grant MAROUN
17 CAMEL WALK 1,7 77 83,4 54,5 7 Raymond DANIELSON St John GRAY
12 FACE THE FIRE 1,9 76 83,5 57 17 Collen STOREY Alec LAIRD
9 SAVANNAH KING 2,5 75 83,6 58 9 Diego DE GOUVEIA Stuart PETTIGREW
16 MINNESOTA 3,4 74 83,7 56 10 Nathan KLINK Chris ERASMUS
2 MISSOURI 3,6 73 83,8 60 5 Lyle HEWITSON Sean TARRY
7 DORMAN 3,7 73 83,8 58 13 Craig ZACKEY Dorrie SHAM
3 MASTER BOULDER 3,9 73 83,8 59 8 Denis SCHWARZ Paul MATCHETT
6 WILLIAM NICOL 4 73 83,8 58,5 19 Muzi YENI St John GRAY
15 BUBBLY REPLY 5,3 70 84,1 56 6 Jason GATES Grant MAROUN
4 GONE WITH THE WIND 5,3 70 84,1 58,5 4 Ryan MUNGER Roy MAGNER
13 WHAT A STORY 6,3 68 84,3 57 16 Randall SIMONS Stanley FERREIRA
18 GOOD EMPEROR 7,1 67 84,4 54 14 Kabelo MATSUNYANE Clinton BINDA
1 HORACE 8,6 64 84,7 60 18 Craig BANTAM Ashley FORTUNE
11 COSMIC COUNT 9,7 62 84,9 57,5 1 Lukas BESTER Deshone STEYN
14 MELCHIZEDEK 10,8 60 85,1 56 11 Carlos HERRERA GOMEZ Paul PETER
10 PRIX ECLIPS 14 54 85,7 57,5 20 S'manga KHUMALO Lucky HOUDALAKIS
No Trainer Jockey Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Place %
1 Fortune A Bantam C 6 0 0 0 0 0
2 Tarry S G Hewitson L 100 13 8 8 13 29
3 Matchett P F Schwarz D 11 2 2 1 18 45
4 Magner R R Munger R 63 5 6 5 8 25
6 Gray St John D Yeni M 45 1 5 5 2 24
7 Sham D Zackey C 53 5 7 1 9 25
8 Maroun G J V.Rensburg M 30 4 3 4 13 37
9 Pettigrew S T De Gouveia D 61 8 4 9 13 34
10 Houdalakis M N Khumalo S 26 3 4 3 12 38
11 Steyn D Bester L 9 0 1 0 0 11
12 Laird A G Storey C 10 1 1 0 10 20
13 Ferreira S M Simons R 9 2 0 0 22 22
14 Peter P A Herrera Gomez 87 13 11 6 15 34
16 Erasmus C E Klink N 6 1 0 0 17 17
17 Gray St John D Danielson R 73 7 6 8 10 29
18 Binda C Matsunyane K 80 6 4 16 8 33
19 Webber B Steyn K 15 0 0 0 0 0
20 Matchett P F Penny J 34 0 1 4 0 15
20 Runners




1
25/1
65
HORACE
4 year old Gelding ch - DOB: 09 Sep 2014
Fort Wood - Laverna by Parade Leader
Breeder: Wilgerbosdrift/Mauri
Messrs Greg Bortz, A Jular & F Vahab
Aquamarine, dark grey seams, aquamarine slvs, dark grey armbands, striped cap
Total Runs: 6:1-2-0
Stakes: R 97375
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 2:0-0-0
Course 1:1-0-0
Distance 0:0-0-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
60 kg
18
20
Bantam C
10* 30:0-1-1
Fortune A
72* 30:1-1-1
Previous Form


Won: V18,(29 wks). Ex Laird A G-2018.05.27. 2nd run after rest. Badly needed comeback run, watch for improvement.


2
14/1
65
MISSOURI
4 year old Gelding ch - DOB: 06 Sep 2014
Judpot - Silent Kiss by Maroof
Breeder: Miss G E J Van Der M
Mr C J H van Niekerk
Royal blue, red spot, hlvd slvs, royal blue cap
Total Runs: 12:2-0-0
Stakes: R 141625
Sale Price: R 350000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 3:0-0-0
Course 3:1-0-0
Distance 3:1-0-0
C & D 2:1-0-0

(BA)
60 kg
5
20
Hewitson L
91* 30:2-2-6
Tarry S G
78* 30:3-2-2
Previous Form


Won: V14,J12,(73 wks). Blinkers ON. Best recent form has come on this track, drop in distance suits.


3
10/1
63
MASTER BOULDER
5 year old Gelding b - DOB: 14 Oct 2013
Rock Of Rochelle - Dear Sissy by Halo Sunshine
Breeder: Hemel'n Aarde Stud
Messrs F Bronkhorst & W D Nankervis
Turquoise, white stars, red coll & slvs, white stars, turquoise cap
Total Runs: 44:4-5-7
Stakes: R 384350
Sale Price: R 25000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 2:0-0-1
Course 29:2-4-6
Distance 8:1-0-3
C & D 7:1-0-3

(A)
59 kg
8
20
Schwarz D
64* 30:2-2-6
Matchett P F
61* 30:2-5-1
Previous Form


Won: T1160,V12,J12,V14,(11 wks). Best MR:80. Had solid form before weak last run.


4
14/1
69
GONE WITH THE WIND
3 year old Gelding b - DOB: 01 Jan 0001
Stagelight - Windspiel by Captain Al
Breeder: Oldlands Stud
Prof I M Sanne
Yellow, purple star and sleeves, yellow cap
Total Runs: 14:1-2-1
Stakes: R 125800
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 3:0-0-1
Course 5:1-1-1
Distance 0:0-0-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
58,5 kg
4
20
Munger R
67* 30:2-5-1
Magner R R
64* 30:1-2-6
Previous Form


Won: V17,(14 wks). Disappointing last two runs on yielding ground, drop in distance no issue.


5
4/1
62
MANHATTAN COCKTAIL
4 year old Gelding gr - DOB: 10 Oct 2014
Manhattan Rain - Forward Thinking by Charge Forward
Breeder: Arrowfield Pastoral
B D van Laun, Andre Fouche & H Kuhn
Orange, green shamrock, chkd slvs, green coll & cuffs, chkd cap, green pk
Total Runs: 8:1-1-1
Stakes: R 103450
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 0:0-0-0
Course 1:0-0-1
Distance 3:1-0-1
C & D 1:0-0-1

(CA)
58,5 kg
12
20
Lerena G
143* 30:6-4-3
Marwing W H
45* 30:1-1-5
Previous Form


Won: T14,(54 wks). Eye-catching improvement in last two starts, huge contender with top jockey engaged.


6
10/1
62
WILLIAM NICOL
6 year old Gelding ch - DOB: 12 Aug 2012
Jam Alley - Amalfi Drive by Announce
Breeder: Graystone Stud
Mr St John D Gray
Green, white rings, quartered cap
Total Runs: 44:4-7-4
Stakes: R 411500
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 2:0-0-0
Course 26:1-6-3
Distance 13:0-3-2
C & D 11:0-3-2

(BA)
58,5 kg
19
20
Yeni M
76* 30:2-4-3
Gray St John D
67* 30:3-3-2
Previous Form


Won: J12,V12,J12,J12,(101 wks). Best MR:79. *Carded to race 07/02, best recent run with Yeni up.


7
14/1
61
DORMAN
4 year old Gelding b - DOB: 09 Oct 2014
Toreador - Mammy Blue by Kitalpha
Breeder: Balmoral Stud
C R Stonebridge, Mr M D & Mrs D A Sham
Red, gold chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap
Total Runs: 24:3-1-4
Stakes: R 196300
Sale Price: R 50000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 4:1-0-1
Course 11:1-1-1
Distance 3:0-0-1
C & D 2:0-0-0

(A)
58 kg
13
20
Zackey C
59* 30:2-2-1
Sham D
60* 30:2-4-5
Previous Form


Won: F12,F12,V12,(51 wks). Best MR:78. Disappointing last run after showing improvement.


8
20/1
61
RAMBO
9 year old Gelding b - DOB: 18 Oct 2008
Victory Moon - Rambo's Flirt by Rambo Dancer
Breeder: Worldwise Breeding
J C Buffey, G J Maroun, J A Maroun & G H Normand
Purple, white star, purple sleeves, quartered cap
Total Runs: 107:12-5-6
Stakes: R 799075
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 13:0-0-0
Course 38:4-1-4
Distance 28:4-4-3
C & D 15:2-1-2

(a)
58 kg
3
20
V.Rensburg M
61* 30:2-2-4
Maroun G J
38* 30:1-0-1
Previous Form


Won:V14,J1450,J16,V16,T10,T14,V12,T14,J12,J1450,J1450,V14(4 wks)Best MR:83 Ran 07/02.


9
7/1
61
SAVANNAH KING
4 year old Gelding b - DOB: 09 Sep 2014
Tiger Ridge - Art Of Africa by Elliodor
Breeder: Mr W Nel
W D Jackson, M J Campbell & I F M van Schalkwyk
Red, black spots, white sleeves, black cap
Total Runs: 14:2-1-1
Stakes: R 158800
Sale Price: R 110000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 3:1-0-0
Course 9:2-1-1
Distance 6:1-1-1
C & D 5:1-1-1

(A)
58 kg
9
20
De Gouveia D
86* 30:8-2-1
Pettigrew S T
90* 30:6-1-2
Previous Form


Won: V14,V16,(9 wks). Best MR:78. Smart recent form, loves this track.


10
5/1
67
PRIX ECLIPS
3 year old Gelding b - DOB: 01 Jan 0001
Eightfold Path - Tellitothestars by Spaceship
Breeder: Scott Bros
Stone Hill Stud (Nom: Mr H C W Rix)
Lime green, black diamond, lime green slvs & cap, black dmnd
Total Runs: 6:1-1-0
Stakes: R 90125
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 0:0-0-0
Course 4:1-1-0
Distance 2:1-1-0
C & D 2:1-1-0

(CA)
57,5 kg
20
20
Khumalo S
81* 30:1-5-3
Houdalakis M N
72* 30:4-2-3
Previous Form


Won: V14(2 wks). 2nd run after rest. Just won weak maiden event, has scope but huge rise in class.


11
50/1
60
COSMIC COUNT
5 year old Gelding ch - DOB: 31 Aug 2013
Count Dubois - Space Trader by Houston Connection
Breeder: Rosedene Stud
Mr C M P Jardim
Yellow, red star, blue slvs, yel.cap, red star, blue pk
Total Runs: 20:2-2-2
Stakes: R 152150
Sale Price: R 500000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 3:0-0-0
Course 9:2-1-0
Distance 3:0-0-0
C & D 2:0-0-0

(BA)
57,5 kg
1
20
Bester L
8* 30:0-1-0
Steyn D
16* 30:0-4-0
Previous Form


Won: V12,V16,(93 wks). 3rd run after rest. Blinkers ON. Best MR:81. Two poor comeback runs but will be cherry-ripe.


12
10/1
66
FACE THE FIRE
3 year old Gelding b - DOB: 01 Jan 0001
Judpot - Rebel Kid by Jet Master
Breeder: Klawervlei Stud
Estate Late M C Gerber & J R van der Linden
Blue, yellow epaulettes and cap
Total Runs: 6:1-0-0
Stakes: R 68000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 0:0-0-0
Course 3:1-0-0
Distance 2:1-0-0
C & D 2:1-0-0

(BA)
57 kg
17
20
Storey C
39* 30:1-4-0
Laird A G
94* 30:4-4-1
Previous Form


Won: V14,(16 wks). Not far behind 5 last time, has further scope, jockey's only ride today.


13
20/1
59
WHAT A STORY
4 year old Gelding ch - DOB: 20 Nov 2014
Byword - She's A Star by Eli's Star
Breeder: Mr J H Cronin
Mr J H Cronin
Black, green stars, black slvs, green armband, black cap, green stars
Total Runs: 8:1-1-1
Stakes: R 103500
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 2:0-0-0
Course 5:0-1-1
Distance 4:0-0-1
C & D 3:0-0-1

(BA)
57 kg
16
20
Simons R
58* 30:2-1-1
Ferreira S M
68* 30:4-2-1
Previous Form


Won: J1450,(22 wks). Rested 16 wks. Handicap debut, big drop in class, watch for improvement.


14
14/1
64
MELCHIZEDEK
3 year old Gelding b - DOB: 01 Jan 0001
Mambo In Seattle - Indigo Princess by King Of Kings
Breeder: Tawny Syndicate
Mr L & Mrs S Meistre
White, black slvs, red chevrons, black & red qtd cap
Total Runs: 6:1-0-0
Stakes: R 66375
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 0:0-0-0
Course 2:0-0-0
Distance 2:0-0-0
C & D 1:0-0-0

(A)
56 kg
11
20
Herrera Gomez
51* 30:2-1-1
Peter P A
82* 30:2-5-2
Previous Form


Won: Y1450,(30 wks). Rested 11 wks. Gelded 2018.10.15. Struggling to find best form but rest would have helped.


15
20/1
57
BUBBLY REPLY
6 year old Gelding b - DOB: 08 Oct 2012
A P Answer - Bit Of Bubbly by Personal Hope
Breeder: Clifton Stud
Mark Aboud & J C Buffey, G J Maroun, J A Maroun & G H Normand
Shocking pink, black diamonds, black coll & cuffs, shocking pink cap, black diamonds & pk
Total Runs: 55:2-3-5
Stakes: R 248300
Sale Price: R 25000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 3:0-0-1
Course 20:0-1-1
Distance 17:0-1-3
C & D 7:0-1-1

(Ba)
56 kg
-4 kg
6
20
Gates J
72* 30:5-2-4
Maroun G J
38* 30:1-0-1
Previous Form


Won: J18,J1450,(65 wks). 2nd run after rest. Best MR:61. *Carded to race 09/02, will be fitter.


16
14/1
57
MINNESOTA
6 year old Gelding b - DOB: 19 Nov 2012
Miesque's Approval - Wendys by Victory Speech
Breeder: Scott Bros
Red Jack Trading (Pty) Ltd
Bright green, blue crssd sashes, bright green slvs, qtd cap
Total Runs: 78:6-5-9
Stakes: R 503612
Sale Price: R 50000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 4:0-0-0
Course 44:5-3-4
Distance 2:0-0-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
56 kg
-2,5 kg
10
20
Klink N
64* 30:3-3-4
Erasmus C E
33* 30:1-1-0
Previous Form


Won: V12,V10,V12,T1160,V12,V12,(28 wks). Best MR:73. *Carded to race 07/02, close-up recently.


17
14/1
54
CAMEL WALK
4 year old Colt b - DOB: 01 Jan 0001
The Sheik - Glide by Joshua Dancer
Breeder: Mr H R Truter
Mr St John D Gray
Green, white rings, quartered cap
Total Runs: 17:1-3-0
Stakes: R 138213
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 1:0-0-0
Course 11:1-2-0
Distance 8:1-1-0
C & D 7:1-1-0

(A)
54,5 kg
7
20
Danielson R
103* 30:6-7-2
Gray St John D
67* 30:3-3-2
Previous Form


Won: V14,(28 wks). Best MR:64. Moderate recent form but yard doing well at present.


18
33/1
53
GOOD EMPEROR
4 year old Gelding b - DOB: 06 Sep 2014
Antonius Pius - Silver Tree by Fort Wood
Breeder: Mr G J Armitage
Mr J W & Mrs J K Armitage
All red
Total Runs: 23:1-1-1
Stakes: R 103000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 4:0-0-0
Course 10:0-0-0
Distance 1:0-0-0
C & D 1:0-0-0

(B)
54 kg
-2,5 kg
14
20
Matsunyane K
61* 30:3-3-3
Binda C
48* 30:2-1-2
Previous Form


Won: T1160,(33 wks). Rested 20 wks. Best MR:66. Moderate form before the rest but drops in class on last run.


19
20/1
51
IN THE GAME
4 year old Colt b - DOB: 30 Sep 2014
Windrush - Fair Game by Kahal
Breeder: Mr N J W Deetlefs
Mr M S Moosa & Mrs B I d'Oliviera
Royal blue, pink crssd sashes, turquoise slvs, pink cap, turquoise star
Total Runs: 23:2-2-1
Stakes: R 159425
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 1:0-0-0
Course 17:2-2-1
Distance 8:1-2-0
C & D 8:1-2-0

(A)
53 kg
2
20
Steyn K
32* 30:2-1-0
Webber B
47* 30:4-0-0
Previous Form


Won: V17,V14,(33 wks). Best MR:84. Best recent run came over this c & d.


20
25/1
48
LUTE SOCIETY
5 year old Gelding ch - DOB: 13 Nov 2013
New Approach - Lute by Stravinsky
Breeder: Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
Clive van der Mescht & Jace Chetty
Lime green, white spot & coll, hlvd slvs, lime green cap, white spots
Total Runs: 27:2-1-1
Stakes: R 148175
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand 0:0-0-0
Wet 3:0-0-0
Course 11:2-0-0
Distance 8:1-0-0
C & D 6:1-0-0

(A)
52 kg
15
20
Penny J
33* 30:2-2-1
Matchett P F
61* 30:2-5-1
Previous Form


Won: V12,V14,(25 wks). Best MR:74. Best recent run came with this jockey up.