Bling The In Thing Today

First is off at 12h15

Racing takes place at the Vaal Racecourse this afternoon and eight races are carded.

Smanga Khumalo has a full book of rides with a few decent winning chances and he may be the jockey worth following.

Smanga Khumalo – some decent rides (Pic -Candiese Lenferna)

The first is due off at 12h15.

Trainer Roy Magner saddles Thunderstone in Race 6. He was given a peach of a ride when winning his last start over 1200m on the Turffontein Inside course.

The manner in which he quickened up and rallied late was eye-catching. The son of Soft Falling Rain will love the step up to 1400m and if suited to the straight course, he should follow up.

After Hours from the St John Gray stable takes his place in Race 5. He ran a fair race when fourth against stronger over 1450m on the Classic course last time. He won a game race in his penultimate start over this distance on the Classic course.

The 5yo gelding drops back in class and with Smanga Khumalo in the saddle, he can notch up his sixth career victory.

General Information as at 06 June 08h04
Weather Sunny, 8-24 deg, 11-39kph Northerly cross wind. Sunset @ 17h22
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 10mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: Nil
Penetrometer Reading 22
Track Condition Good
False Rail Zero back straight to 10m on the bend with a 10m spur at 800m mark; Start forward of zero: 23m
  • The Bipot starts in the first race at 12h15
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the second race at 12h50
  • The Pick 6 starts in the third race at 13h25
  • The first Jackpot starts in the fourth race at 14h00
  • The second Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 14h35

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