Picture : Sage King has been selected by the At The Races tipster to follow up on his win last time out (JC Photos)
At The Races
1 12:30 PM – Betway Insurebet Work Riders Maiden Plate (F & M)
Seven runners contest the Work Riders opening event including Silvano debutante SILVER JUBILEE, who if above average could win – watch. ANNEWITHAN E was never travelling well last time and that run should best be ignored. FAIRY CIRCLE must be considered in a field of this caliber. PLAY WITH FIRE showed vast improvement last time – she needs to confirm the form.
Top Tip: FAIRY CIRCLE (3)
Watch out for: ANNEWITHAN E (2)
2 1:00 PM – Betway Tote Rewards Club Graduation Plate (F & M)
Three-year-old’s should dominate; JUST BE LEKKER ran close up in the Umkhomazi Grade 2 and should contest the finish; MOVING IN has similar credentials and should make a race of it; GLOBAL THUNDER has her blinkers removed and shouldn’t be far behind. NATIONAL STAR could fight it out for Trifecta money.
Top Tip: JUST BE LEKKER (3)
Watch out for: MOVING IN (5)
3 1:35 PM – Betway Aviator Maiden Plate (F & M)
SHINE IN MEMPHIS showed she is capable last time but is improving with racing and could go in. She finished 3 lengths ahead of VENETIAN MOONLIGHT who attracted money on debut, but with experience gained could get a lot closer. SOUTHERN STYLE has her blinkers removed and could strike on her 26th try. TEO TORRIATTE and PRINCESS LOLA must be included in exotics.
Top Tip: TEO TORRIATTE (11)
Watch out for: SHINE IN MEMPHIS (4)
4 2:10 PM – Betway Back The Boks Maiden Plate
HALBERDIER has finished 2.50 lengths in front of POCKET WATCH, but the latter never produced and showed good improvement in his subsequent start. He could turn it around. THERES A LIGHT was narrowly beaten on debut and will know more about it. Look for better performances from AND ACTION and SECRET CHORD. Watch the first-timers.
Top Tip: POCKET WATCH (5)
Watch out for: HALBERDIER (4)
5 2:45 PM – Betway Boost Maiden Plate
Difficult to assess with EIGER SANCTION, LIVEBYTHESWORD, VIVA BRAZIL plus others all looking for the longer distance. Watch the money. THE DONELLY has some form and could earn. Watch newcomer EMBLEM OF WAR.
Top Tip: LIVEBYTHESWORD (8)
Watch out for: EIGER SANCTION (4)
6 2:20 PM – Betway We Pay Your Tax On Horse Racing Wins Fm 84 Handicap (F & M)
STORM PLAYER won well in her second start and looks to have a lot more to come. LAW OF SUCCESS is holding form and shouldn’t be far behind. GOLDEN ASPEN drops back to 1200m and could get involved. SECOND BREATH, BERENGARIA and OCTOBER FAIR are looking for minor money.
Top Tip: STORM PLAYER (4)
Watch out for: LAW OF SUCCESS (7)
7 3:55 PM – Betway Money Back Boost Graduation Plate
NOW I GOT YOU was beaten a long head by ARCHIMIDES in their penultimate races but now meets the latter on 13kg better terms. HOME OF THE BRAVE is threatening for win No 3 and must be a big runner. BOB’S YOUR UNCLE choked up last time but has a tongue tie on – respect. HAWKBILL disappointed last time but has another chance to settle sporting blinkers.
Top Tip: NOW I GOT YOU (4)
Watch out for: BOB’S YOUR UNCLE (3)
8 4:30 PM – Next Vaal Race Meeting Tuesday 3 October Mr 75 Handicap
NAPOLEON and SAGE KING renew rivalry and it could get close between them again. EIFFEL TOWER was beaten by PARKER GETRIX last time and the 2.5kg turnaround as well as draw difference could bring them a lot closer. Many others are looking for minor money.
Top Tip: SAGE KING (2)
Watch out for: NAPOLEON (5)