A competitive eight-race programme is scheduled for the Vaal this afternoon.
The main event on the day is Race 6 which is a Merit Rated 93 Handicap for three-year olds over 1100m.
The meeting starts at 13h15 while the last race is due off at 17h06.
Jimmy The Rich writes that Mayon from the in-form Lucky Houdalakis stable is the best bet on the day. She produced a promising debut effort over 1400m on this course.
She lost a length at the start that day but once finding her feet, she finished her race off well.
It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked.
The daughter of Duke Of Marmalade would have gained from the experience and will enjoy the extra distance on offer. With the natural improvement that is expected, she should take a power of beating.
Alec Laird sends out Jonny Ripon in Race 1 and he is currently trading at 16/1 with Hollywoodbets.
He is lightly raced with fair form to his credit. The manner in which he races suggests that he will be at home over today’s distance.
The son of Crusade carries just 54kgs today and may be the one to side with.
The false rail is set as follows- the inside rail is set at zero on the back straight, 3m on the bend with a 4m spur at the 600m mark.
The outside rail is set at zero from the 1600m to the pull up area.
Jeff Syster rode his 40th winner recently and now claims 1,5kg
Diego de Gouveia is medically Indisposed.
- The Bipot starts in the first at 13h15
- The Place Accumulator starts in the second at 13h50
- The Pick 6 starts in the third at 14h25
- Jackpot 1 starts in the fourth race at 15h00
- Jackpot 2 starts in the fifth race at 15h35