Gavin Can Get Barbaresco Home At Vaal

The Bipot starts in the first race at 12h35

As announced earlier this morning by 4Racing, today’s racemeeting has been moved from the Vaal main track to the Vaal Classic Track.

Eight races have been carded with the first due off at 12h35 and the lucky last set for 16h40.

Don’t forget to take today’s free-to-play Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge.

Gavin Lerena takes the ride for JJ today on Barbaresco (Pic – 4Racing)

Trainer Johan Janse van Vuuren sends out Barbaresco in Race 6. He was his own worst enemy in the TAB Gr1 SA Classic last time.

He was ultra-impressive when winning his penultimate start over 1600m at Turffontein.

Gavin Lerena gets back into the saddle and he should take a power of beating.

What A Honey from the Lucky Houdalakis stable takes her place in Race 3.

Her last start can be ignored as she was reported to be not striding out.

She returns from an 11-week break which would have done her the world of good. Her last victory came on this course.

The daughter of What A Winter must be included in all bets.

  • Race 5 – #6 MILLAHUE – 152 day break  – issues with his feet.
  • Race 6 – #7 SABRE STRIKE – 122 day break – time off to mature.
  • Race 6 – #8 BILLY SPELLBOUND – 152 day break – recovering from lameness after his last start and subsequently passed suitable to race.
  • Race 7 – #4 LINGANOMORE – 360 day break – sent to stud for breeding before returning to racing.
  • Race 7 – #14 MEET THE CAPTAIN – 145 day break – time off from racing.

General Information as at 09 April 08h11
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: 5mm Last 7 Days: 54mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: Nil
Penetrometer Reading 26
Track Condition Good to soft
False Rail ZERO BACK STRAIGHT AND BEND WITH A 4M SPUR AT 600M MARK, START FORWARD OF ZERO: NIL
  • The Bipot starts in the first race at 12h35
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the second race at 13h10
  • The Pick 6 starts in the third race at 13h45
  • The first Jackpot starts in the fourth race at 14h20
  • The second Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 14h55

Distance Changes: Races 6,7,8 will now be run over 1450m: All other distances remain as is.

Previously Vaal Main Track

Hollywoodbets advise that:

  • Fixed odds bets taken on the original Vaal meeting – races 1 , 2 & 5 will stand.
  • Fixed odds bets taken on races 3 , 4 , 6 , 7 , 8 will be null & void due to these races now being run on the turn.
  • All tote bets and exotics stand.

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