Gavin Has Six Chances Today

First due off @ 12h35

An eight-race programme has been carded for the Vaal Classic course this afternoon with the first due off at 12h35.

Gavin Lerena has six rides booked with a couple of decent winning chances and he may be the jockey worth following.

Gavin Lerena takes the ride for JJ van Vuuren in Race 1 – here’s a #TBT moment with Keagan de Melo (Pic – JC Photos)

Trainer Johan Janse van Vuuren sends out Far Reaching in Race 1. She produced a promising debut effort over this distance on the Turffontein Inside course.

She was green in running but the way she finished off her race was eye-catching.

It must be noted that multiple horses from that form line have come out and won since.

The daughter of Vercingetorix would have gained from the experience and with the natural improvement that is expected, she should go one better.

Ideal Future from the Luchelle Kruger takes her place in Race 6. She stayed on when second in her last start over 2600m on the Turffontein Inside course.

She has won twice from four starts over this course and distance.

The daughter of Futura is back against her own sex today and can return to winning ways under 4kgs claiming apprentice Nirvan Nastili.

  • Trent Mayhew (Medically Indisposed)
  • Raymond Danielson (Medically Indisposed)

  • Race 3 – #11 Rise And Shine

General Information as at 23 April 08h09
Weather Sunny, 12-30 deg, 14-29kph north westerly cross/head wind
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: Nil
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 15mm
Penetrometer Reading 21
Track Condition Good
False Rail Zero back straight to 7.5m on the bend with a 7.5m spur at 600m mark
  • 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

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