Vaal moved to Turffontein

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Vaal moved to Turffontein

Following gallops on Monday morning, Monday’s Vaal race meeting has been moved to the Turffontein Inside track.

The decision was taken after horses were galloped at the Vaal on Monday morning to test the racing surface. A track inspection panel agreed unanimously that the track was very soft and inconsistent.

The decision was then taken to move the meeting to the Turffontein Inside Track, which historically drains well. More than 100mm of rain was recorded at the Vaal over the weekend versus 77mm at Turffontein.

The distances ofRraces 6 and 7 have had to be altered as a result of the venue change. Race 6 will now be run over 2600m and Race 7 over 1450m.

Trainers were given until 09:15 to withdraw runners if they wished. Eliminations from some races may be necessary where field sizes exceed the maximum allowed on the Turffontein Inside Track.

 

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