De Melo’s At Vaal Today

First is off at 12h15

Eight races are carded on the Vaal Classic course this afternoon.

The first is due off at 12h15 with the lucky last set for 16h20.

Follow Keagan de Melo Today! (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Silver Mensa from the Johan Janse van Vuuren yard takes her place in Race 2 and she is the best bet on the card.

She has produced three good runs to date. She moved up like a winner over this distance on the Turffontein Inside course last time but was caught in the shadow of the post by Let’s Cruise.

She would have come on from the run and will strip a much fitter horse. Keagan de Melo retains the ride and the combination should go one better.

Trainer Roy Magner sends out Stormy Seas in Race 6. He has fair recent form lines to his name. He has won three times, finished second four times and third twice from 22 starts over this distance.

The 5yo gelding takes a slight drop in class and if not too far out of his ground at the halfway mark, he is capable of returning to winning ways.

General Information as at 19 January 08:20
Weather Partly Cloudy, 40% chance of rain of afternoon thunderstorms, 18-31degs, 11-26km/h North Westerly Cross/Head wind. Sunset @ 19h06
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: 1.5mm Last 7 Days: 1.5mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 51mm
Penetrometer Reading 21
Track Condition Good
False Rail 5m back straight to 9m on the bend with a 5m spur at 800m mark
  • 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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