ST JOHN GRAY
Race-by-race analysis and tips for Tuesday’s race meeting on the Vaal Classic track.
Race Summary: Competitive. PROCRASTINATOR should be at peak fitness and could open his account. MARRAKECH has been threatening and should give another good performance. PURPLE PANTHER found no support on debut but finished strongly to get close in 2nd. He shouldn’t be far off. WILDEYE eased in the betting on debut, found problems and finished off the race strongly – respect. Stablemate and filly TRUE SANGUE can improve.
#2 Procrastinator, #1 Marrakech, #7 Purple Panther, #10 Wildeye
Race Summary: Difficult to assess. IN HASTE also disappointed after a good penultimate. BOLD LEAH was too keen in blinkers last time and if settles should run well. LADY NICA can only improve and must be respected. YOU DESERVE IT and LETAS MAGIC can improve on debut. Watch newcomers PETUNIA and PIN IT.
#6 Lady Nica, #3 Bold Leah, #10 Pin It, #7 You Deserve It
Race Summary: CASTLE CORNER found problems last time and is out to redeem himself but there are a few runners looking to take him on. DR DOOLITTLE was not fancied in the betting on debut but finished like a train to get close in 2nd. DARK VISION races as a gelding now and sports blinkers. Any improvement should see him fight this out. SUMMERDALE has a money chance while PURPLE MAGIC is looking to improve.
#1 Castle Corner, #9 Dr Doolittle, #8 Dark Vision, #2 Summerdale
Race Summary: Stable companions LIVERPOOL LEGEND and MAKE A PENNY are from in-form St John Gray’s yard and anyone could strike gold. FLYING FIRST CLASS will try her best to upset the stranglehold. MARIGOLD SUN enjoyed the extra and could improve more. ABERDARE was not striding out last time and could get back on track.
#10 Flying First Class, #1 Aberdare, #8 Marigold Sun
Race Summary: VICTORIA PAIGE is ‘thrown’ in here. Even though not at her best she needs to win as a confidence booster. The 3-year-olds have scope for improvement; SWEET AND SPICY hurt her mouth last time and could turn it around with ELUSIVE WOMAN who needs to keep up the gallop. SHEZAGLO could join the fight for minor money.
#1 Victoria Paige, #5 Sweet And Spicy, #3 Elusive Woman, #4 Shezaglo
Race Summary: GIMMETHEGOAHEAD was backed when winning on the 2nd time of asking and will come on. LEOPOLD was a length in front of TREE TUMBO last time over this distance and could confirm. They give 6kg and 3kg respectively to the year-younger colts mentioned above. MOHICAN could place.
#6 Gimmethegoahead, #1 Leopold, #2 Tree Tumbo
Race Summary: RISE AS ONE was not expected to and never got into the feature race in his post-debut. He meets a lot weaker here and could resume winning ways. SNOW IN SEATTLE is having his peak run and should confirm form with IN FULL BLOOM and SOUL CONNECTION. HEART OF A LEGEND is always a trier and with WE ALL CHOMIES could get into the mix.
#8 Rise As One, #7 Snow In Seattle, #1 Soul Connection, #5 Heart Of A Legend
Race Summary: ULULATE has been withdrawn so stable companion LETS TALK could prove a good substitute. He won on the 2nd time of asking and has plenty of scope for improvement. CHARMZ LUCK could get into the action if covered till late. WAQAAS is back to form and can never be ignored for money. IN THE GAME should confirm with STREET FLYER.
#4 Lets Talk, #12 Charmz Luck, #1 Waqaas, #10 In The Game
Best Win: #1 VICTORIA PAIGE
Best Value Bet: #10 FLYING FIRST CLASS