PUBLISHED: 11 June 2020

David Thiselton

The Vaal Classic track stages a competitive nine race meeting today with the highlight being a Mr 102 handicap for fillies and mares over 1000m.Paul Peter is still on cloud nine after Summer Pudding landed the Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara on Saturday and another three-year-old filly, Fly Away, can put him back in the winner’s enclosure in the aforementioned race.

The Mike de Kock-trained Battleoftrafalgar has a chance in the last race of the day.

This filly has speed and a good action and loves it when the ground is on top, which was not the case in her last start after some seasonal rain. She will get the fast ground she is looking for today and can beat Green Plains, who has recently bounced back to something close to the classy speedster she once was. Mademoiselle is in good form and has a sustained finish so should be in the shake up too.

Those three have been chosen to get punters through the Pick 6 and Jackpot and Fly Away has been made a Place Accumulator banker. However, the risk averse could also consider including three others who are capable of winning on their day in both the Pick 6 and Jackpot. They are All Of Me, Nawaasi and Winter Watch.


Preview: SINGLE RED ROSE (3) has plenty of pace and has been knocking on the door. INCOGNITO (1) improved to finish a narrow second to a fair sort last time over 1200m and showed pace. TIME HAS COME (8) was not disgraced last time over this trip and can improve again. (David Thiselton 3-1-8) 
Preview: THUMBS UP (12) finished just 2,40 lengths behind the classy Erik The Red in the last of three good runs in Cape Town. ACCOMPLISHED (1) showed speed in both starts over 800m late last year. VALYRIAN KING (10) was disappointing last time but went too fast and with a more conservative ride will be right there. (David Thiselton 12-1-10) 

Preview: ABERDARE (1) is a full sister to the Grade 1 winner as a Juvenile, Forest Indigo. FEAROFMISSINGOUT (5) is a full sister to the twice Grade 1 third-placed Like A Panther. CELESTIAL LOVE (2) is by What A Winter out of a half sister to the Grade 3-winning stayer Balance Sheet. (David Thiselton 1-5-2) 
Preview: PACIFIC WINTER (7) showed good pace when just failing over this trip last November. ABIA (9) returns to the trip of her promising debut after disappointing over 1200m. WOODLAND MAGIC (1) is also dropping back to the trip of his two best runs. (David Thiselton 7-9-1) 

Preview: THEREVADA (7) showed promise  early in his career and now off a merit rating which has dropped to competitive 69 he has Lerena up from pole position over a suitable trip. WAQAAS (6) is ideally distance suited but has a tricky draw to overcome. STRADA STATALE (8) will be dangerous if able to get to the front from a wide draw under a 1,5kg claimer. (David Thiselton 7-6-8) 

Preview: KAPAMA (9) has come into her own and can make it two wins from her last three starts over this suitable trip. TYRUS EXPRESS (4) has been in good form and will run well fresh over this trip. WHIPPING BOY (2) is distance suited and well drawn with a 4kg claimer up off a merit rating which has dropped to a competitive level. (David Thiselton 9-4-2) 

Preview: FLY AWAY (1) will relish the fast ground after having to contend with ground that was not on top last time. GREEN PLAINS (2) has bounced back to form and should be right there. MADEMOISELLE (8) is also in good form and this speedster should be staying on strongly. (David Thiselton 1-2-8) 

Preview: RAINBOW HAZE (3) has struck as one with plenty of scope and could have benefited from the layoff. OCEAN CITY (4) has plenty of pace and will be a threat on the expected fast ground. HERSTEL (8) ran well in his only start after his debut win and can improve again. (David Thiselton 3-4-8) 

Preview: GALACTIC WARRIOR (9) is speedy and consistent. BATTLEOFTRAFALGAR (8) has the ability to go close. ICE EATER (11) also has a form chance. (David Thiselton 9-8-11) 

Place Accumulator: (R108)
Leg 1: 1,5,2
Leg 2: 7
Leg 3: 7,6
Leg 4: 9,4,2
Leg 5: 1
Leg 6: 3,4
Leg 7: 9,8,11

Pick 6: (R2835)
Leg 1: 7,9,1
Leg 2: 7,6,8,1,9,11,5
Leg 3: 9,4,2,8,1
Leg 4: 1,2,8
Leg 5: 3,4,8
Leg 6: 9,8,11

Jackpot: (R315)
Leg 1: 7,6,8,1,9,11,5
Leg 2: 9,4,2,8,1
Leg 3: 1,2,8
Leg 4: 3,4,8

Best Bet:
Race 4: 7

Value Bet:
Race 7: 1

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