Greener Pastures at the Vaal Classic

By contrast, her main threat here, Sean Tarry-trained four-year-old Warrior’s Rest, is on a mark of 91 after two wins.

Mike de Kock just missed out on a Gauteng Guineas double at Turffontein on Saturday, but might scrape a smidgeon of compensation at the Vaal tomorrow, where racing takes place on the Classic course.His three-year-old filly Greener Pastures is the lone female lining up in Race 7, an Assessment Plate, but appears to have enough in her favour to gain the advantage over six male rivals.

Greener Pastures at the Vaal Classic
Greener Pastures at the Vaal Classic

Greener Pastures at the Vaal Classic

By contrast, her main threat here, Sean Tarry-trained four-year-old Warrior’s Rest, is on a mark of 91 after two wins.

Vale Do Sol to shine at Meydan

Vale Do Sol to shine at Meydan

And tomorrow Vale Do Sol, trained by Nass, makes plenty of appeal in the Meydan feature, Race 5.
Snaith and Fourie to be out in force at Fairview

Snaith and Fourie to be out in force at Fairview

This six-year-old raided successfully back in January at this course over 1400m with Grant van Niekerk up.
Favourites to help punters celebrate new year

Favourites to help punters celebrate new year

Favourite punters can follow up in Race 5 with another three-year-old in Ararat Lady hard to beat.
De Kock for Guineas double

De Kock for Guineas double

The two Grade 2 races are the first local legs of the SA Triple Crown and the Wilgerbosdri Triple Tiara.
Delpech calls it quits on advice from the doctor

Delpech calls it quits on advice from the doctor

However, a visit to the doctor forced him to change his plans.
Watson domination of Meydan sprint  looks set to continue

Watson domination of Meydan sprint looks set to continue

First run in 2000, this Group Three 3, run over 1200m on dirt, has been dominated by Doug Watson in recent years, winning the past two renewals.
De Kock runners fit and well

De Kock runners fit and well

Nafaayes impressed when beating older fillies in Ipi Tombe Challenge.
Merit rating changes ring after Sun Met

Merit rating changes ring after Sun Met

Here, fifth-placed TRIP TO HEAVEN was used as the line horse.
Diego not wasting time

Diego not wasting time

But it hasn’t always been such plain sailing.
SA horses make world rankings

SA horses make world rankings

The rankings were released last week and cover performances to the end of 2018.
Humby filly targets double

Humby filly targets double

Three runs back with Dillon up this daughter of What A Winter ran on stoutly from off the pace to snatch victory at Scottsville over 1200m.
Mabaya is on a hotti

Mabaya is on a hotti

It is a magnificent venture and it demonstrates the talent of these hard-working guys.
Guineas could be De Kock show

Guineas could be De Kock show

De Kock also has Arlington’s Revenge in the field.
Clouds Unfold proves 1600m is within her ambit

Clouds Unfold proves 1600m is within her ambit

Candice Bass-Robinson’s father, Mike Bass, trained the father and now Mike’s daughter the What A Winter filly.
Red-letter Sun Met for Marcus

Red-letter Sun Met for Marcus

Head Honcho was many peoples’ favourite outsider, and in something of a shock managed to beat Milton to pace-making duties.
Sectional times now on Tellytrack.com

Sectional times now on Tellytrack.com

In order to view the data free of charge, it is necessary to register on tellytrack.com on a non-payment basis.
Sportslive channel for TAB and Betting World to launch soon 1

Sportslive channel for TAB and Betting World to launch soon 1

The official launch of the new Premier Futsal League will take place on 1 February.
Greeff  holds a strong hand at Fairview

Greeff holds a strong hand at Fairview

With only 53kg to shoulder this time this four-year-old should be in the winner’s enclosure.
Two bankers at Vaal

Two bankers at Vaal

Flying Fable well weighted to win Race 6.
The pen may not be that mighty

The pen may not be that mighty

Jennie details her writing journey as she faces more uphills which force her to question if the pen is really mighter than the sword.
Rainbow Bridge wins 2019 Sun Met

Rainbow Bridge wins 2019 Sun Met

The punters’ money was on Do It Again to do it again, but Justin Snaith was not able to do it again, as it was a Rainbow Bridge too far.
Snaith likely to hit Sun Met jackpot at Kenilworth

Snaith likely to hit Sun Met jackpot at Kenilworth

He has more than 30 runners carded for the meeting and is set to dominate the Met, in which he will saddle four of the 13 runners.
Racing Roulette, the fun bet with lots of winning chances

Racing Roulette, the fun bet with lots of winning chances

Anyone can bet easily on the racing at the Sun Met now, according to easy-to-understand colour groups.
Generations clash in Bidvest Majorca Stakes

Generations clash in Bidvest Majorca Stakes

Preference would be for the older filly.
It’s time for Thanksgiving

It’s time for Thanksgiving

That could be KwaZulu-Natal raider Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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