Total Surrender has been selected to win race 7 by the At The Races tipster (Picture: JC Photos)
1 11:45 AM – 4Racing Welcomes You Maiden Plate
KINSHIN SHA improved with the benefit of an outing to finish 2nd over track and trip last time and he will be hard to beat if making further progress. MOOLA MAN, who reappears having been gelded, and CALLABURN have shown enough to be competitive and their experience ought to stand them in good stead. Before any betting clues, newcomers CAPTAIN JIM, LIGHTNING FLASH, MENTALITY MONSTER as well as the filly MONTE CINTO, with the benefit of a sex allowance and an apprentice claim, are worth keeping an eye on – especially if attracting market support.
Top Tip: KINSHIN SHA (8)
Watch out for: SOUTHERN STYLE (14)
2 12:15 PM – 4Racing Thanks And Appreciates Luchelle Kruger Mr 65 Handicap
Four of these runners could meet in a prior engagement which may put their participation here in doubt. Among that quartet are stablemates AUNT PITTYPAT and LIVERPOOL LEGEND, both of whom are capable of playing a leading role over this trip if taking their places. NUCLEAR FORCE has no stamina doubts so could also fight for victory. IDEAL FUTURE is stoutly bred and has scope to improve so is dangerous to dismiss on her reappearance. SUMMERLAND and CORAPI have claims too.
Top Tip: AUNT PITTYPAT (2)
Watch out for: LIVERPOOL LEGEND (4)
3 12:45 PM – www.tab4racing.com Maiden Plate (F & M)
FLYING PUMA finished an encouraging 2nd on debut and with any improvement could go one better. Both WAR QUEEN and JUMPING ANALIA are likely to improve with the benefit of experience so ought to be competitive. MIA BARCA, ARCTIC COMMANDER, reverting to this trip with the tongue-tie fitted, and BEST INTENTIONS have all shown enough to make their presence felt too. Watch the betting on the newcomers.
Watch out for: FLYING PUMA (5)
4 1:15 PM – Book For Spring Spree 2 September Maiden Plate (F & M)
SUNSHINE DAY is an interesting runner in her first start for a new stable having shown enough ability in the Western Cape to be competitive in her peak outing and Highveld debut. Both SHINY SILVA and TEN SPINS are likely to build on the improvement of their most recent outings so are not discounted, although a stronger case can be made for BEES AND HONEY who caught the eye with a fast-finishing 2nd over 1200m last time and should, on that evidence, have more to offer over this trip. Newcomers ON THE HORIZON and ANGEL OF MY HEART are worth taking note of given their jockey bookings.
Top Tip: BEES AND HONEY (9)
Watch out for: SHE’S A KLAWER (2)
5 1:55 PM – Open A Tab Account Get 10% Bonus Maiden Plate
WAZZUP and ROYAL EDITION are closely matched on form, having met over 1200m on debut, with the latter confirming the promise of his introduction by subsequently finishing 3rd. Both ought to enjoy the step up in trip and are likely to fight out the finish, though preference is for the former who was heavily backed on debut. Of the others with experience, LT ALEXANDER makes the most appeal. MO TOWN MO, FALCON STRIKE and CREPUSCOLO are worth a market check on debut.
Top Tip: WAZZUP (12)
Watch out for: ROYAL EDITION (11)
6 2:30 PM – Book For Charity Mile 28 October Graduation Handicap
Open. NOW I GOT YOU concedes weight to all over an extended distance but is effective over this trip, and should remain competitive in spite of his equipment being tinkered with. Both CAPTAIN OF GRIT and HOUSTON, who runs well fresh, have maintained their form and consistency, so ought to make their presence felt too. Newly turned FRENCH IMPACT could be leniently treated on his 3yo/handicap debut and looks an attractive betting proposition under just 53kg on his seasonal reappearance.
Top Tip: NOW I GOT YOU (1)
Watch out for: ARIVIDICIO (3)
7 3:10 PM – 4racing.tv Mr 80 Handicap
Good race. Progressive TOTAL SURRENDER won a similar contest at this level over track and trip last time, and he’s likely to remain competitive despite a resultant penalty. OVER TWO YOU had previously beaten that rival and is weighted to confirm that form, though does have less scope for improvement than his younger rivals, including GREENLIGHT MAGIC who renews rivalry too. Both PEWTER SKY and LITTLE PRINCE are consistent so cannot be discounted either. SILVANO’S SONG, however, is closely matched on form and looks well in under these conditions given his rider’s 2.5kg allowance.
Top Tip: TOTAL SURRENDER (2)
Watch out for: GREENLIGHT MAGIC (1)
8 3:45 PM – Racing240 For Racing. For You Fm 90 Handicap (F & M)
Open. WHAT A HONEY acquitted herself well over 1400m last time but will appreciate a return to this trip, having won her previous outing over the course and distance, and another 4-point penalty is not likely to halt her progress. Familiar foe BERENGARIA re-opposes and ought to make her presence felt on these terms. KAYLA’S CHAMP is versatile and could also get into the picture. ON CUE, rewarded for her consistency last time, should remain competitive and fight for a leading position, with THERE SHE GOES not out of the picture either.
Top Tip: ON CUE (4)
Watch out for: WHAT A HONEY (2)
9 4:20 PM – Next Vaal Race Meeting Thursday 24 August Fm 74 Handicap (F & M)
Open. ICE STAR held her own in two Polytrack handicaps as a 2yo and reverting to the turf over this distance could well bring about a return to winning ways, with her rider taking a useful 2.5kg off the back. ALABAMA ANNA and MEET THE CAPTAIN are hard-knocking mares with solid credentials to play a leading role in this grade/company. RAINING RUBIES has rediscovered her form of late and ought to be competitive if maintaining that level. DANCING DORA, FEATHER THE NEST and several others, including BLINDEDBYTHELIGHTS and PRAYUPONASTAR, are also capable of getting involved. Quartet bet on?
Top Tip: ICE STAR (1)
Watch out for: MEET THE CAPTAIN (11)