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Muzi’s Rollercoaster Season

Vaal today - first off at 13h15

Piere Strydom, Warren Kennedy and Diego de Gouveia will not ride at today’s milestone Vaal meeting – our last local racemeeting for at least three weeks.

South African racing goes into lockdown with the rest of the country at midnight tonight and there should be plenty of interest in today’s well subscribed eight-race programme that gets underway with a Workriders Maiden and the Bipot opener at 13h15.

Muzi Yeni – heading for another frustrating break after today (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

And maybe the man to follow is Muzi Yeni, who returned from a three months plus suspension under two weeks ago, and now soon finds himself on the sidelines again – this time through none of his own doing and with the rest of the racing world.

He has five rides this afternoon and must be itching to get a few on the board.

The track condition has been posted as good.

The inside false rail is set at zero on the back straight and bend with a 2m spur at the 600m mark.

The outside false rail is 8m in from the 1600m to the 600m mark.

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Tabnews Trainer Comments

Race 1

  • Stephanus Botha

No 7 City Deep – I’m expecting him to run a nice race

  • Fabian Habib

No 11 Pacific Dream – Working well, has a place chance

Race 2

  • Lucky Houdalakis

No 6 Miss Elegance – Will need the experience Stephanus Botha

No 7 Mode – She’s a nice filly but should still need this run

  • Corne Spies

No 2 Zernez – The 1400m should suit her and she should have a good place chance

Race 3

  • Dorrie Sham

No 3 Back To Black – Very nice colt, may need the experience

  • Paul Peter

No 5 Blue Moon City – Decent sort, place chance

  • Philip Labuschagne

No 9 The Boogeyman – Will need the experience

  • Corne Spies

No 2 Luke Moonwalker – He will enjoy this distance and should be included in exotic bets.

No 8 Maple Street – Will still be green

No 10 The Eight Lord – Expecting a good run

Race 4

  • Romeo Francis

No 13 Brave Detail – He’s been showing nice work so I’m expecting an improved run

  • Fabian Habib

No 3 Capjack – He takes on a competitive field but did run an improved race last time and could place.

  • Grant Maroun

No 8 Fort Love – Trying further, small place chance

  • Robbie Sage

No 2 Kool Baikal – Should run a good race

No 5 Romantic Era – Looking for improvement

Race 5

  • Stephanus Botha

No 4 Kings Cup – He just needed his last run and I expect him to run a big race

  • Ashley/Andrew Fortune

No 9 Bellagio King – Should show improvement against this slightly weaker field.

No 7 Capetown Affair – Should show improvement against this slightly weaker field.

  • Corne Spies

No 12 Canquari – Needs to improve

  • Geoff Woodruff

No 1 Theravada – He’s working well and should be thereabouts

Race 6

  • Ashley/Andrew Fortune

No 8 Tahitian Orana – She’s an honest filly and we have opted to put the blinkers back

  • Fabian Habib

No 4 Now You See Me – He’s drawn out wide which is not in his favour. He tries a longer trip and if he sees it out, could be in the placings.

  • Grant Maroun

No 12 Tombola – Worth an each-way bet

Race 7

  • Stephanus Botha

No 14 Trip To Paradise – His last run was an improvement but he is a bit inconsistent.

  • Fabian Habib

No 12 City Dancer – He choked up in his last race so that run can be ignored. Could place.

No 9 Waqaas – He does seem to be more suited to racing around the bend but nevertheless is well and should have a strong each-way shout.

  • Grant Maroun

No 6 Category Four – Worth an each-way bet

  • Corne Spies

No 13 Bouncing Tigger – Has a place chance

  • Geoff Woodruff

No 9 Top Rank – His work is good and he is usually competitive so should be included.

Race 8

  • Paul Peter

No 9 Way Of The World – Might need the run

  • Roy Magner

No 13 Sweet Trial – He’s always thereabouts and I’m hoping for another decent run.

No 15 The Makwakkers – His last run was disappointing. I’m hoping for a better run this time.

  • Grant Maroun

No 18 Golden Man – Has a place chance

  • Corne Spies

No 2 Roger The Dodger – Has come on since his maiden win and has an each-way chance

 

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