Banker Elusive at the Vaal

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Banker Elusive at the Vaal

LUKE FERRARIS

Jack Milner: Elusive Force could supply bettors with a winner at the Vaal today when they race on the Classic track.

This is not a card for the faint-hearted as the racing is extremely competitive, but if you do get it right, there is a lot of money to be made.

People looking for a banker in the Exotic bets should look to trainer Paul Peter and champion apprentice Luke Ferraris in Race 7, a MR 83 Handicap for fillies and mares over 1600m. These sorts of handicaps are often a minefield for punters but Elusive Force does stand out in quite a moderate field.

This three-year-old daughter of Elusive Fort has only raced seven times for a win and three places and was just coming to form when the Covid 19 lockdown kicked in. She came back in June to contest a FM 84 Handicap over 1600m on the Inside track at Turffontein but was clearly in need of the run as she drifted in betting market to go off at 16-1.  

There was a lot of betting interest in her for her next outing, a FM 76 Handicap over 1600m at this course. On this occasion she shortened from an opening call of 15-2 to go off at 7-2. She got a bit too far back but ran on powerfully to go down just 0.70 lengths to Encryption, producing the fastest time from the 400m mark to the finish.

This is now her third start after a layoff and she should be in peak condition for this run. In addition, Ferraris has been in prolific form and is riding with tremendous confidence

Kapama, who looks her main danger, finished 1.55 lengths behind her in that run behind Encryption and as they meet at the identical weight differential, Brett Webber’s charge looks unlikely to reverse the form.

Another with a chance is Targaryen Queen who had a nice comeback run following a four-month break to run a 1.50-length fourth behind Bella Rosa over 1600m at this course. It was a slightly weaker field than this event but as long as Paul Matchett’s charge does not suffer any ill-effects in her second run after a layoff, Targaryen Queen should be included in Trifectas and Exactas.      

  

Jack Milner’s selections

Race 1: 1 Nazareth, 4 Theatre Of Dreams, 3 Spectral, 2 Regards To All

Race 2: 5 Bingwa, 1 Curious, 8 Eliud, 2 Fists Of Fire

Race 3: 5 Champingatthebit, 9 House Master, 3 Bravestarr, 2 Secret Glider

Race 4: 2 Serenity, 1 Gal Gadot, 3 Cotopaxi, 4 Hightail

Race 5: 2 Great Esteem, 5 Tricky Business, 3 Pacific Dream, 1 Romantic Era

Race 6: 7 Gold Griffin, 11 Dance Class, 5 Chariot Of Gold, 1 Christopher Robin

Race 7: 3 Elusive Force, 4 Kapama, 5 Targaryen Queen, 1 Jacko Boy

Race 8: 6 Varimax, 7 Category Four, 5 Waqaas, 10 Floribunda

Race 9: 6 Persica, 2 Soul Of Wit, 4 Trousseau, 7 Indian Song

 

BEST BET

Race 7 No 3 Elusive Force

 

VALUE BET

Race 6 No 7 Gold Griffin

 

BEST SWINGER

Race 9 2×6

 

BIPOT

R243

Leg 1: 1, 5, 8

Leg 2: 3, 5, 9

Leg 3: 1, 2, 3

Leg 4: 2, 3, 5

Leg 5: 5, 7, 11

Leg 6: 3

 

PLACE ACCUMULTOR

R216

Leg 1: 5, 9

Leg 2: 1, 2

Leg 3: 2, 3, 5

Leg 4: 5, 7, 11

Leg 5: 3

Leg 6: 5, 6, 7

Leg 7: 2, 6

 

PICK 6

R2304

Leg 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9

Leg 2: 1, 2, 3, 5

Leg 3: 1, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14

Leg 4: 3

Leg 5: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 14

Leg 6: 2, 6

 

JACKPOT 1

R240

Leg 1: 1, 2, 3, 5

Leg 2: 1, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14

Leg 3: 3

Leg 4: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 15

 

JACKPOT 2

R120

Leg 1: 1, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14

Leg 2: 3

Leg 3: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 15

Leg 4: 2, 6

 

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