Gilded Butterfly (Flower Alley) runs in the 6th race (JC Photos).
R1 12H20 AM – thisisracing Welcomes You Work Riders Maiden Plate (F & M)
SOUTHERN STYLE drops back to 1000m and could finish off strongly. MANDALAY disappointed last time but should be involved in the finish. NELLIE BLY showed good improvement last time and could get into the action. Also dropping back to the minimum distance, DAME TWINING should be in the shake-up. BELTWAY and SMELTING are looking for Quartet money.
Top Tip: DAME TWINING (8)
Watch out for: MANDALAY (1)
R2 12H55 AM – Tab 4Racing App Maiden Juvenile Plate
SLINKY MAPIMPI was neglected in the betting on debut but despite showing inexperience, ran on nicely to get close in second. He should see out the 1600m. BATTLEGROUND was another that was green on debut but flashed up late to get close. The extra will be to his liking. After a bump at the start on debut, HOME OF THE BRAVE kept on well to finish fourth and will know more about it. STEPPING OUT showed improvement in his second start. POETS WARRIOR and NAMAQUA RED could earn.
Top Tip: BATTLEGROUND (1)
Watch out for: HOME OF THE BRAVE (3)
R3 13H30 PM – www.highveldracing.co.za Maiden Juvenile Plate (Fillies)
A COLOURFUL PAST hasn’t been far back. She has blinkers on for the first time and should run an improved race. TULIP TREE is improving fast and could get into the fight for honours. LIGHT OF DAY is improving and could make the frame. Look for big improvement from ON THE GUEST LIST – she eased in the betting on debut.
Top Tip: A COLOURFUL PAST (1)
R4 14H05 PM – Play Soccer 6, 10 And 13 Maiden Plate
Both FAR AWAY WINTER and WILLIAMTHEFIGHTER were heavily backed on debut but failed to justify the odds. The former found problems and could be the one to beat. VARTACUS has been threatening and should acquit himself well. HEART AND MIND showed a form return last time and could go on. GREAT TIMES is a trier and warrants respect. KITE SURFER and FOREVER FREE are looking for minor money.
Top Tip: FAR AWAY WINTER (4)
Watch out for: GREAT TIMES (1)
R5 14H40 PM – 4racing.tv Mr 70 Handicap
MINGSHI was never travelling last time and deserves another chance. Many are looking to take him on. ROMEO’S MAGIC is back to form but has a wide draw to overcome. ARLINGTON ACTION could have a say if covered early. KAYLA’S DREAM hasn’t been far back recently and should hold form. THE BRIEF and recent maiden winner SAN QUINTIN are more for the short list.
Top Tip: ARLINGTON ACTION (3)
Watch out for: THE BRIEF (4)
R6 15H15 PM – Racehorse Owners Association Fm 91 Divided Handicap (F & M)
HALLOWEEN is bang in form and could make a winning debut at this track. Also on debut here is top weight FROMHERETOETERNITY who gives stablemate PIN UP 1kg. The latter has ability but could need it. GILDED BUTTERFLY won her only start at this track and should make her presence felt. Stable companion CHERINGOMA could make the money. PATON’S TEARS, NOW YOU SEE ME and PASHASHA could take home cheques.
Top Tip: PIN UP (2)
Watch out for: GILDED BUTTERFLY (6)
R7 15H50 PM – Tab Telebet 0861 000 822 Fm 72 Divided Handicap (F & M)
DEFENDER OF RIGHTS is highly thought of but has been costly to follow. She could produce best form. SILVERY BLUE is threatening for her second win and should have a big chance. DANCING ARABIAN is finding form and could get involved in the result. LOLLAPALOOZA has done a lot of work lately. She jumps up to a trip where she has registered both wins. FANTASY FLOWER is bred for this trip and tries it again. CONSOL QUEEN races before this.
Top Tip: DANCING ARABIAN (1)
Watch out for: DEFENDER OF RIGHTS (2)
R8 16H25 PM – Next Vaal Racemeeting Tuesday 26 July Classified Stakes
Difficult race to end. QUEST FROM AFAR has ability but needs to settle. Her usual tactics will see the pack catching late. This will suit runners like FASINADA, WONDERING STAR and JUST A MEMORY who must be respected. JUST BE NICE, QUEEN BOMI and JAVA HOUSE could get into the money. Others are looking for minor money.
Top Tip: JUST A MEMORY (1)
Watch out for: WONDERING STAR (3)