Raymond Danielson has a good card of rides at the Highveld’s first meeting after lockdown at the Vaal (Tuesday 02 June) and has been tipped to score a hattrick.
The meeting marks the return of reigning national champion jockey Lyle Hewitson.
Luke Ferraris, Sean Tarry and David Nieuwenhuizen have all been tipped to score doubles.
The highlight of the meeting will be races 6 and 7 in which some classy horses are turning out.
The unbeaten Lady Of Steel faces the boys in race 6, an Allowance Plate over 1450m and this classy three-year-old is sure to make a bold bid but she does have a tough task at the weights with the talented Riverstown, who is ideally distance suited. The topweight Warrior’s Rest is always a tough nut to crack as he is able to maintain a strong gallop all the way to the line. Astrix is unbeaten over this trip and is well regarded by trainer Paul so can’t be discounted either and Promiseofamaster is a scopey sort who should have benefited from the break.
In the seventh the talented filly Wylie Wench comes in as reserve from a plum draw of two and is the one to beat provided she runs. Trainer Mike Azzie said he was waiting to find out whether she had made it into the field for the Grade 2 WSB Fillies Guineas to be run at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday and if she had she would be scratched from the Vaal race.
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By David Thiselton