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Vaal Race Analysis - Tuesday, 19 March

Racecourse : Vaal
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Race 1
Race Summary: BREATH OF MAGIC has been struggling to crack a win but this could be his day. DECEPTION PASS has been close up in both sprints to date but the longer distance will be more to his liking. IN A BLUE MOON and AL AKHTAAR are improving with racing and could feature. SWORD OF MERCY is capable but could still need it. Watch first-timer RUSSIAN LOTUS.

#9 Deception Pass, #2 Breath Of Magic, #8 Al Akhtaar, #10 Russian Lotus

Race 2
Race Summary: MOONLIGHT TRADER will relish the longer distance - the one to beat. LEAD THE CHARGE was supported but disappointed on debut - she will know more about it over the extra. Watch debutant PAGE BOY.

#4 Moonlight Trader, #3 Lead The Charge, #5 Page Boy, #1 Alcaraz

Race 3
Race Summary: QUEEN OF FIRE is improving with racing and should go close. INTRO is doing well and rates a serious threat. However, OLIVIA'S WAY finished alongside her after attracting no support on debut so could improve - respect. Similarly, FATAL FLAW was friendless in the market on debut and wasn't disgraced - watch for improvement. AFRICAN BEAUTY and RADIANT HEAT should enjoy the extra. Watch debutante COCOMELON.

#9 Queen Of Fire, #7 Olivia's Way, #6 Intro, #4 Fatal Flaw

Race 4
Race Summary: Difficult to assess. BLUE QUARTZ took a walk in the betting last time but pulled up blowing and finished downfield. The same can be said about ARCTIC VIXEN in another event - expect improvement from both. Another to drift in the betting was SENSUAL KISS but she should do better over the longer trip. SPRINGER disappointed last time but could make amends. EXQUISITE DAWN could feature if ready after a long lay-off.

#1 Springer, #3 Blue Quartz, #2 Arctic Vixen, #9 Sensual Kiss

Race 5
Race Summary: Competitive and many with winning claims. Those that are on the shortlist are UNITED COUNCIL, POSITIVE ATTITUDE, TWENTY DRACHMA'S, MAMBO COME TESIO and BANHA BRIDGE, however, add more in exotics if affordable.

#8 Mambo Come Tesio, #2 United Council, #6 Twenty Drachma's, #5 Positive Attitude

Race 6
Race Summary: Wide open. MIDNIGHT FUSION gets the nod and an inside draw will suit Piere Strydom. OPEN HIGHWAY is running well, however, LADY ELLIOT, SAMOA and EMPRESS GAME should be on top of him on collateral form. RISKY BUSINESS could chalk up a long-awaited 2nd victory. THING CALLED LOVE comes off a maiden win but can improve.

#1 Midnight Fusion, #13 Risky Business, #3 Open Highway, #8 Samoa

Race 7
Race Summary: Not easy - luck in running could be the decider. MIA FIORE finished just ahead of SECRET RECIPE last time and either could win. LADY CRUSADE needs to keep up the gallop and could be now looking for further. GREAT BARRIER comes off a maiden win but the form has been franked - respect. ODE TO THE OCEAN and COUNT YOUR CHANCES are more to consider.

#1 Mia Fiore, #8 Lady Crusade, #9 Secret Recipe, #6 Great Barrier

Race 8
Race Summary: Another difficult race where anything could happen. Lightly raced WORK OF TIME gets the nod for honesty. POCKET WATCH is maturing and should give a run for money. WHORLY WHORLY loves this straight 1400m so cannot be discarded. SAGE KING and TURBO POWER shouldn't be far off. Many could pull it off.

#6 Work Of Time, #8 Pocket Watch, #12 Whorly Whorly, #19 Sage King

Race 9
Race Summary: Another very difficult race. THAMBI is having his 3rd run after a rest and gelding and should get involved. KASHKAVAL just failed in his first run after a rest and could go one better. CERULEAN DANCER is honest and could get into the reckoning. NAZARE and GOLDEN ASPEN (races before this) could make the frame.

#11 Thambi, #9 Kashkaval, #10 Cerulean Dancer, #8 Golden Aspen

Best Win: #4 MOONLIGHT TRADER          
Best Value Bet: #8 MAMBO COME TESIO          
Best Longshot: #8 MAMBO COME TESIO          

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