Here follows trainer comments ahead of Thursday’s race meeting at the Vaal.
No 7 Secret Palace is limited but is trying and could be in the money.
No 10 Arabella Queen is a nice filly. Will need the run but could place.
No 11 Calvina will be a bit green.
No 12 Fire Frost is a nice filly, will be green and is looking for a bit further.
Mike de Kock:
No 3 Local Knowledge should need this run.
No 7 Bassam has an Eachway chance.
No 8 Equalizer needs much further.
No 13 Royal Supremacy may still be green, but I am expecting him to be in the money.
No 12 Rock The Kazvar will be a nice horse later on but may be green this time.
No 2 In The Dance may need the run.
No 4 Witch Of The West: I am changing things a bit with her.
No 3 Seville Orange was disappointing last time out and I am looking for a better run from her.
No 6 Dromedaris is always in with a chance.
No 2 Master And Man has a place shout.
No 5 Flame Fella is drawn badly but I am hoping for a good run.
No 11 Woodland’s Forest ran a good race last time out so must have a chance if he reproduces that effort.
No 2 Greenwood Drive: If he settles he should run a good race.
No 3 Top Shot has a place chance.
No 4 Major Return ran a nice race on his return and I think he is the one to beat.
No 1 Shabba Ranks was not beaten in a stronger race last time out. This 2000m is still a bit short for him but he must have a place chance.
No 4 Nimcha has an Eachway chance.
No 1 Get Set might still need this run.
No 7 Flower Season was second to a highly rated filly last time out so must have a big chance in this line-up.
No 8 Marygold is a nice filly – could place.
No 11 Miss Guided is working well but will need further.