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Tuesday, 28 June

VAAL


Race 1
Race Summary: MEMORIAL DAY found no support on debut but finished a creditable 6th of 20 runners. Similarly, PERCUSSIONIST did well on debut and is sure to come on. ORARARI GOLD wasn't far back in both her starts and should be thereabouts again. MISS SOHO has finished in the money in all 3 starts and should have no problem with the extra. TRIED AND TRUE is back in maiden company and could get into the reckoning. Others are looking to improve. Watch the debutantes.

Selections:
#8 Orarari Gold, #6 Memorial Day, #7 Miss Soho, #9 Percussionist

Race 2
Race Summary: WITHOUT EQUAL is the one they all have to beat. He's been in the money in all 5 starts and deserves his victory. THEWOLFOFWOLSELEY showed good improvement in his 2nd run and the extra will be to his liking. APACHE RUN could improve more. Watch the newcomers especially HOME OF THE BRAVE.

Selections:
#16 Without Equal, #15 Thewolfofwolseley, #9 Home Of The Brave, #1 Apache Run

Race 3
Race Summary: MERIDIUS found no support on debut but did well to finish 3rd not far behind. The little extra should pose no problem. PARKER GETRIX has been costly to follow but should contest the finish and warrants respect. FLOW FOREVER disappointed in his 2nd start in new surroundings but could get back on track. Stable companion GLOBAL BREEZE can only improve on debut.

Selections:
#7 Meridius, #2 Parker Getrix, #1 Flow Forever, #5 Global Breeze

Race 4
Race Summary: MERCURIAL JET needed her last run and stayed on for 2nd. She doesn't meet a strong field and should make a bold bid. SKYFULL has run into money in her last 3 runs and should get into the action again. QUEEN BRITANNA is doing better and with SILK GARDEN could fight out Trifecta money.

Selections:
#1 Mercurial Jet, #12 Skyfull, #11 Queen Britanna, #8 Silk Garden

Race 5
Race Summary: SPIN DOCTOR is bang in form and could complete a hat-trick. ELUSIVE SWANN is holding form and despite dropping in trip should run another big race. WONDERING STAR should finish off strongly and could get into the fight for honours. DAWN OF A NEW ERA never travelled well last time but expect a better performance. NARTJIE has ability and if produces it, could win. IMMEASURABLE could get into the reckoning.

Selections:
#4 Spin Doctor, #6 Elusive Swann, #11 Wondering Star, #7 Dawn Of A New Era

Race 6
Race Summary: Lightly raced PERMESSO AVANTI tackles a strong field but has ability, and if fit should be involved in the finish. She is coupled with REMEMBER WHEN who is capable but didn't produce form last time. MUFASA was ridden with restraint last time when finishing a length behind CONSTABLE but the latter found problems and it could get close again. GALLIC CHIEF bled last time but cannot be ignored after an enforced rest. IT'S ABOUT TIME and LUCY ENGLISH are definitely not out of it.

Selections:
#7 Remember When, #9 Permesso Avanti, #2 Mufasa, #1 Gallic Chief

Race 7
Race Summary: Good race. ON CUE is on a hat-trick over this course and distance. She had both BENGUELA COVE (2kg better off for one length) and TOTO (2.5kg better off for 1.10 lengths) behind her and it could be a three-way-tie on paper. Look for a big run from BEQUEST - she looks cherry-ripe. SPECIAL VARIETY and MEET THE CAPTAIN could get into the mix.

Selections:
#3 Benguela Cove, #1 On Cue, #6 Toto, #2 Bequest

Race 8
Race Summary: Tricky. BIG CITY GIRL loves this course and distance and could resume winning ways. Stable companion ROGER THE DODGER forms a strong back-up. FEATHER THE NEST is running close up and with stablemate AFTER HOURS could feature. WRITTEN IN STONE races before this but if takes his place could make the frame. INTEGRATE is improving and could flash up. On the same form line EDWARD LONGSHANKS comes into the picture. Others could pop up.

Selections:
#4 Big City Girl, #11 Roger The Dodger, #3 Feather The Nest, #6 Written In Stone

Best Win: #16 WITHOUT EQUAL                      
Best Value Bet: #3 BENGUELA COVE                       
Best Longshot: #3 BENGUELA COVE




 




 

Wednesday, 29 June

DURBANVILLE


Race 1
Race Summary: CAPITAINE MAURICE and LANG'S POWER have the form and experience to fight out the finish. LIGHT TO HEAVEN and FURIE NOCTURNE are likely improvers after gelding so could make their presence felt but a bigger threat could come from one of the newcomers. The betting should provide clues to the chances of CAITLYNS BOY, FUTURE SWING and GIMME THE BEST on debut. I DID IT MY WAY and COSMIC EVENT will be wiser to the task after quiet introductions and are others to consider.

Selections:
#8 Lang's Power, #2 Capitaine Maurice, #7 I Did It My Way, #6 Gimme The Best

Race 2
Race Summary: Competitive maiden. QUEEN OF SPARTA is a winner in waiting. She has finished on the podium in both starts over a similar trip and should improve to play a leading role from an inside draw. GYPSY EXPRESS has finished in the money in each outing and could improve to fight out the finish with a tongue-tie now fitted. TRIP TO BARBERTON was backed on debut but never got a look in after a slow start. She can only improve so must be respected. INARA'S DYNASTY is bred to be useful and another likely improver to consider. Watch the betting on newcomers HAPPY CHANCE, HAZY CRAZY NIGHT and THE AGENTS MUSE.

Selections:
#9 Queen Of Sparta, #4 Gypsy Express, #11 Trip To Barberton, #6 Hazy Crazy Night

Race 3
Race Summary: Tricky. WAR BANNER has been threatening to exit the maidens since relocating from the Highveld and will be competitive once more despite giving weight to all. BOWLED OVER finished behind that rival in a similar contest over 1100m two starts back but is 4kg better off so is weighted to turn the tables. FOREVER BILL disappointed last time out when finishing behind stablemate ADMIRAL'S RANSOM but will enjoy dropping back in trip and is better off at the weights with the aforementioned pair so worth another chance. Youngster CHARLIE CROKER is running well and should improve to make his presence felt.

Selections:
#1 War Banner, #2 Bowled Over, #9 Forever Bill, #3 Charlie Croker

Race 4
Race Summary: SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL and PERILLA finished second in consecutive outings and will be looking to go one better. The former concedes 4,5kg to her younger rival but is slightly preferred. Stablemate FUTURE CONTRACT disappointed when fancied on debut in a work riders' race but felt amiss. She can only improve with the benefit of that experience and could give a better account. RIPASSA made a pleasing introduction after a slow start and is another likely improver, so must be respected. Well-bred LADY OF GOLD (found support on debut) and well-bred newcomer LOVE RULES could play a role from inside gates.

Selections:
#3 Simply Beautiful, #8 Perilla, #5 Love Rules, #7 Ripassa

Race 5
Race Summary: PAS DE NOM has been getting closer to shedding his maiden with each start stepping up in trip. He has a wide draw to overcome but is likely to make another bold bid after consecutive seconds. Fellow 2yo FUTURE TURN has shown promise in sprints and is bred to improve stepping up in trip, so should make his presence felt. FEDERAL RESERVE is another youngster who improved when stepping up to 1400m last time. He too should make further progress and could pose a threat. AUTUMN MOON, STATE OF SHOCK and GALACTIC PATH have the form and experience to keep those younger rivals honest. Open!

Selections:
#11 Pas De Nom, #7 Future Turn, #4 Autumn Moon, #1 Galactic Path

Race 6
Race Summary: Good race. GOLDEN DAH bounced back to form when running over a shorter trip last time and may have escaped with the minimum 2-point penalty, so is taken to follow up racing off a career-high mark over the extra which should suit. Fellow last-start winner FYNBOS was given 3 points for winning over this trip recently and should be competitive once more, though a bigger threat is likely to come from PARISIENNE GIRL who should improve stepping up in distance. ALFRED'S GIRL goes well around this track and will be hard to peg back if allowed to dictate. JASMINE drops in class and should fare better.

Selections:
#2 Golden Dah, #5 Parisienne Girl, #3 Fynbos, #1 Jasmine

Race 7
Race Summary: Wide open. HAN SOLO and THE SECOND WAVE returned to winning ways last time and both have good chances of following up despite carrying big weights after 4-point penalties. TOUT A FAIT is distance suited and is another capable of playing a leading role after a last-start success which earned him a 2-point rise. GALLIC TRIBE and PATH OF CHOICE are better at the weights with that rival but have wide draws to overcome - the former is likely to go forward and will be hard to peg back if allowed his own way. THE FUTURIST should stake a claim with further progress expected. BENJAMIN could also surprise.

Selections:
#7 Gallic Tribe, #9 The Futurist, #11 Path Of Choice, #3 Han Solo

Race 8
Race Summary: Exciting 2yo SEEKING THE ONE confirmed the promise of his debut behind an unbeaten colt when running out an impressive winner over a similar trip next time out. He'll continue to improve so should go well under bottom weight despite a wide draw. SUN DAZED deserves reward for his consistency and can fight out the finish again after consecutive seconds. FORT RED is a dual course-and-distance winner who has rediscovered form with blinkers fitted - be a factor. ALL LIT UP wore blinkers for the first time when finishing behind that rival and can pose a threat on these terms. VAN HUNKS has claims too.

Selections:
#9 Seeking The One, #3 Sun Dazed, #7 Fort Red, #6 All Lit Up

Best Win: #2 GOLDEN DAH                          
Best Value Bet: #7 GALLIC TRIBE                        
Best Longshot: #7 GALLIC TRIBE


         

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