Vaal
Race 5 - 14:45 - 2400M
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R 77 500.00
R 46 500.00
R 19 375.00
R 7 750.00
R 3 875.00
R 0.00


Middle Stakes
Apprentice allowance may be claimed
Course Record
THE DECAGON
145,94 secs
Same Trainer
(2-7)(4-6-10)(12-14)

MagicTips
5
3
4
2
9
Swinger
Exacta
Trifecta
Quartet
Pl/Acc:Leg 4
Pick 6:Leg 3
J/Pot :Leg 2
Field Statistics
Runs
313
Wins
44
Places
122
Stakes
R 3 702 575.00
Wins
14%
Average per runner
Runs
22
Wins
3
Places
9
Stakes
R 264 470.00
Places
38%



2400 Metres Vaal
Winners from Barrier Draw
Previous 147 races
Places (1-2-3-4) from Barrier Draw

DON'T LOOK BACK has won his last three starts for the St John Gray stable with ease, the latest of which was over this distance. The son of Judpot may still be ahead of the handicapper and should notch up his sixth career victory. CAPTAIN CHORUS has decent consistent form lines to his credit. He won his only attempt over this C&D. Should the top choice fluff his lines, he may be the one to pick up the pieces. BARAK finished 3 lengths behind the second choice last time. He is 0.5kgs better off at the weights today which may not be enough to turn the tables. However, he is having his peak run today and should give a good account of himself. TOP SHOT'S last two starts have been fair. It must be noted that the horse that finished third in his last start has come out and won again since. He should be cherry-ripe today and must be included in all bets.

No Horse Length Behind Speed Index Predicted Time Merit Rated Mass Draw Jockey Trainer
No Trainer Jockey Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Place %
1 Peter P A Kennedy W 100 18 14 11 18 43
2 Alexander G M Lerena G 5 2 0 0 40 40
3 Houdalakis M N Zackey C 79 9 10 6 11 32
4 De Kock M F Brown S 16 3 3 3 19 56
5 Gray St John D Khumalo S 50 11 4 4 22 38
6 De Kock M F Murray C 100 17 16 7 17 40
7 Alexander G M Munger R 12 0 2 2 0 33
8 Azzie M G/A A Hewitson L 26 6 3 3 23 46
9 Laird A G Yeni M 20 3 1 2 15 30
10 De Kock M F Mxoli P 3 0 0 0 0 0
11 Roux J S Schwarz D 12 0 3 1 0 33
12 Borman J Mjoka M 5 0 0 0 0 0
13 Nieuwenhuizen Solomons J 1 1 0 0 100 100
14 Borman J Klink N 7 0 0 1 0 14
14 Runners




1
10/1
92
WESTERN FORT
4 year old Gelding b - DOB: 01 Oct 2016
Elusive Fort - Westerns by Western Winter
Breeder: Ten Einde Farm
Hyperpaint Syndicate (Nom: Mr J T Peter)
Red, white epaulettes, red sleeves, striped cap
Total Runs: 13:2-1-1
Stakes: R 166000
Sale Price: R 60000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 1:0-0-0
Distance 0:0-0-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(BA)
60 kg
9
14
Kennedy W
* 30:6-3-2
Peter P A
* 30:6-3-3
Previous Form


Won: D19,T20,(58 wks). 3rd run after rest. Gelded 2020.08.21. Best MR:108. Flat run last time. Don't ignore.


2
10/1
91
TOP SHOT
9 year old Gelding ch - DOB: 16 Nov 2011
A P Arrow - Ja-Ja by Jallad
Breeder: Summerhill Stud
Mr S P Jeffery & Gary Alexander Racing Stables CC
Black, white spots, yellow sleeves and cap, black peak
Total Runs: 66:9-12-8
Stakes: R 941825
Sale Price: R 145000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 8:0-2-0
Distance 10:1-2-0
C & D 2:0-0-0

(A)
60 kg
7
14
Lerena G
* 30:9-4-4
Alexander G M
* 30:3-2-1
Previous Form


Won: J18,J20,J16,J16,T16,J16,T20,J26,T24,(29 wks). 3rd run after rest. Best MR:93. Has peak run.


3
5/1
87
CAPTAIN CHORUS
4 year old Gelding b - DOB: 28 Sep 2016
Captain Al - Cantabella by Galileo
Breeder: Lammerskraal Stud
Mr D Shawe
Orange, black stars, orange sleeves, black seams, orange cap, black stars and peak
Total Runs: 15:3-0-5
Stakes: R 195800
Sale Price: R 700000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 4:2-0-0
Distance 4:2-0-0
C & D 1:1-0-0

(A)
58 kg
2
14
Zackey C
* 30:2-2-4
Houdalakis M N
* 30:8-2-5
Previous Form


Won: V12,V24,T24,(7 wks). Best MR:87. Ultra-consistent sort. Won only c&d attempt. Big threat.


4
7/1
86
BARAK
4 year old Gelding b - DOB: 20 Aug 2016
Master Of My Fate - Bermuda Sloop by Captain Al
Breeder: Boland Stud
Messrs G Ragunan & M F de Kock & Mrs N P Malherbe
Emerald green, white stripe and sleeves, emerald green cuffs and cap
Total Runs: 11:3-2-0
Stakes: R 157475
Sale Price: R 360000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 0:0-0-0
Distance 2:1-0-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
58 kg
8
14
Brown S
* 30:1-4-2
De Kock M F
* 30:6-2-5
Previous Form


Won: T20,Y24,J26,(23 wks). 3rd run after rest. Best MR:88. Proven over this distance. Cherry-ripe and performs well for Brown.


5
3/1
84
DON'T LOOK BACK
5 year old Gelding b - DOB: 14 Nov 2015
Judpot - Miss Teenage Dream by Model Man
Breeder: Varsfontein Stud
Mr St John D Gray
Green, white rings, quartered cap
Total Runs: 26:5-3-3
Stakes: R 342500
Sale Price: R 240000
Previous 4 runs
1
1
1
1
Form
Sand
Wet
Course 1:1-0-0
Distance 6:2-1-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(BA)
58 kg
1
14
Khumalo S
* 30:6-2-5
Gray St John D
* 30:2-2-1
Previous Form

(13)  15 03 20 G 543 G MR80 b 2000M Kennedy W 60,5 kg (81) BA 1/10
4
1,25 58,5 kg 122,95 153,12 8/1 6/1 89 Made late progress
(2) 13 06 20 E 602 G MR90 b 1750M Zuma M H 51 kg (80) BA 11/12
11
4,7 58 kg 107,69 154,42 10/1 25/1 76 Wide-shifted 300
(1) 24 06 20 E 626 G MR78 b 1950M Gumede T 59 kg (80) BA 9/12
10
5,85 59,5 kg 120,96 154,63 16/1 15/1 74 Never threatened
(10)  04 07 20 E 652 G MR81 b 2400M Kennedy W 59 kg (75) BA 4/9
2
1,6 62 kg 151,14 153,51 9/1 9/1 85 Handy-stayed on
(2) 13 09 20 E 104 G MR77 b 2400M Kennedy W 59,5 kg (76) BA 6/11
5
7,4 53 kg 152,61 154,11 73/20 4/1 79 Led 1000-shftd-tired
(3) 30 09 20 G 154 G MR74 b 2000M Zuma M H 56,5 kg (75) BA 5/11
7
4,25 57,5 kg 124,57 154,27 10/1 16/1 77 Wide-never dangerous
(2) 21 10 20 G 221 G MR78 b 2000M Kennedy W 57 kg (72) BA 10/12
3
0,5 61 kg 121,39 153,42 12/1 12/1 86 Running on at finish
(10)  01 11 20 G 247 R MR80 b 2000M Ferraris L J 56 kg (72) BA 3/8
8
8,2 60 kg 127,4 154,67 9/1 10/1 73 Never dangerous
(3) 12 01 21 V 533 Y Clsfd b 2000M Zackey C 60 kg (70) BA 7/13
1
1,25 60 kg 124,39 153,42 14/1 13/1 86 Drew off at finish
(2) 04 02 21 Y 620 Y MR80 b 2000M Khumalo S 57 kg (74) BA 1/11
1
0,4 59,5 kg 123,21 153,14 93/20 67/20 F 89 Strong finish-got up
(1) 16 02 21 Y 654 G MR86 b 2400M Khumalo S 56 kg (78) BA 6/8
1
2,75 57 kg 149,06 152,03 3/1 37/20 F 100 Won going away
(1) 25 02 21 V 690 G Mddle b 2400M Khumalo S 58 kg (84) BA 1/13
1
1 54 kg 150,32 151,82 61/20 14/10 F 102 Moved up-found extra

Won: G19,E24,V20,Y20,Y24(1 wks). Best MR:87. Unbeaten for Gray camp. Stays well and is difficult to oppose.
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6
7/1
83
PORT KEY
5 year old Gelding b - DOB: 28 Oct 2015
Silvano - Pacific Blue by Bluebird
Breeder: Maine Chance Farms
Messrs D D MacLean, M F de Kock & C Livanos
Old gold, royal blue seams, old gold cap
Total Runs: 11:3-2-2
Stakes: R 224250
Sale Price: R 400000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 0:0-0-0
Distance 5:0-0-1
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
58 kg
13
14
Murray C
* 30:4-1-4
De Kock M F
* 30:6-2-5
Previous Form


Won: J16,T20,J26,(5 wks). Best MR:83. Is held by number 5 on poor latest. Capable on best form.


7
33/1
77
MASTER AND MAN
6 year old Gelding b - DOB: 18 Oct 2014
Await The Dawn - Fuselage by Jet Master
Breeder: Summerhill Stud
Mrs J P Gardner & Messrs G M Alexander & B G Gardner
Green and black checks, checked sleeves, halved cap
Total Runs: 24:4-4-6
Stakes: R 380975
Sale Price: R 80000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 6:2-1-0
Distance 3:1-1-1
C & D 0:0-0-0

(BA)
54 kg
4
14
Munger R
* 30:2-4-1
Alexander G M
* 30:3-2-1
Previous Form


Won: T16,V18,Y24,V20,(61 wks). 3rd run after rest. Best MR:87. Is 7kgs better off at the weights with number 5 on latest.


8
14/1
80
FIFE
5 year old Mare b - DOB: 07 Sep 2015
Silvano - Stratos by Jet Master
Breeder: Drakenstein Stud
Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert)
Blue, white square, blue sleeves and cap
Total Runs: 13:4-1-1
Stakes: R 262850
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 6:2-1-0
Distance 3:1-0-0
C & D 2:1-0-0

(A)
53,5 kg
10
14
Hewitson L
* 30:1-4-5
Azzie M G/A A
* 30:3-5-3
Previous Form


Won: J16,V20,V24,T20,(34 wks). 2nd run after rest. Best MR:80. Finished well in comeback run. Fitter now and trainers only runner.


9
7/1
74
OCEAN FOREST
4 year old Filly ch - DOB: 06 Aug 2016
Duke Of Marmalade - Lebombo Breeze by Giant's Causeway
Breeder: Drakenstein Stud
Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert)
Blue, white square, blue sleeves and cap
Total Runs: 12:2-0-1
Stakes: R 111525
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 4:0-0-0
Distance 0:0-0-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
51,5 kg
5
14
Yeni M
* 30:4-3-6
Laird A G
* 30:6-5-3
Previous Form


Won: Y18,Y18,(38 wks). Best MR:83. Has stamina test. Shoulders light weight and has claims on best form.


10
14/1
75
GRAZINGINTHEGRASS
3 year old Gelding ch - DOB: 20 Oct 2017
Philanthropist - Candy Singer by Singspiel
Breeder: Drakenstein Stud
Mr & Mrs W V Rippon, Mr A & Mrs R Chadha, Mrs N P Malherbe & Mr M F de Kock
Light blue, lilac star, light blue sleeves, lilac stars,light blue cap, lilac star
Total Runs: 10:1-0-1
Stakes: R 52500
Sale Price: R 300000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 4:1-0-0
Distance 0:0-0-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(PA)
50 kg
-2,5 kg
12
14
Mxoli P
* 30:0-5-1
De Kock M F
* 30:6-2-5
Previous Form


Won: V16,(9 wks). Best MR:78. Finished strongly in latest despite slow start. Appie's only mount.


11
7/1
66
EARTH SHAKER
4 year old Gelding b - DOB: 10 Nov 2016
Capetown Noir - Maritime Mist by Parade Leader
Breeder: Summerhill Stud
Adv M Witz
Red, gold band of diamonds, collar, cuffs and cap
Total Runs: 17:1-3-0
Stakes: R 88825
Sale Price: R 180000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 5:0-1-0
Distance 1:0-0-0
C & D 1:0-0-0

(A)
53 kg
6
14
Schwarz D
* 30:3-5-3
Roux J S
* 30:0-5-1
Previous Form


Won: Q12,(49 wks). Best MR:74. Dictated terms well in last two outings. May be difficult to peg back.


12
25/1
64
FRENCH LEAVE
5 year old Gelding ch - DOB: 08 Nov 2015
Miesque's Approval - Atraab by Fahal
Breeder: The Flying Stud
Mr G R Sadleir
Cerise, black hoop and sleeves, cerise armbands, black cap
Total Runs: 35:2-2-8
Stakes: R 263575
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 10:0-1-4
Distance 18:2-1-4
C & D 5:0-1-2

(BA)
50 kg
3
14
Mjoka M
* 30:0-1-4
Borman J
* 30:0-1-4
Previous Form


Won: T24,Y24,(75 wks). Blinkers ON. Best MR:78. Gets blinkers re-fitted. Place chance at best.


13
14/1
64
PLUM FIELD
5 year old Mare ch - DOB: 18 Sep 2015
Marchfield - Plum Choice by Argosy
Breeder: Moutonshoek
Mr Mark Tarry T,A Bloodline Racing
Black, black sleeves, red seams, black cap
Total Runs: 34:3-4-2
Stakes: R 280000
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 11:1-3-1
Distance 4:1-0-0
C & D 2:0-0-0

(A)
50 kg
-1,5 kg
14
14
Solomons J
* 30:6-3-2
Nieuwenhuizen
* 30:5-1-0
Previous Form


Won: V20,J16,Y24(1 wks). Best MR:71. Beat weaker in latest. Shoulders light weight again. Solomons retains ride.


14
33/1
58
WALTERTHEPENNILESS
6 year old Gelding b - DOB: 06 Oct 2014
Crusade - Firebird Rising by Counter Action
Breeder: Chantarelle Farm
Messrs A Maybery & G R Sadleir
Cerise and green hoops, cerise sleeves, quartered cap
Total Runs: 26:2-4-3
Stakes: R 234475
Previous 4 runs
*First time runner
Sand
Wet
Course 2:0-0-0
Distance 1:0-0-0
C & D 0:0-0-0

(A)
50 kg
11
14
Klink N
* 30:1-0-5
Borman J
* 30:0-1-4
Previous Form


Won: D18,G14,(103 wks). Best MR:76. Is held by number 13 on latest. Others look stronger.