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The first race at Vaal is off at 12h40

Eight races are carded on the Vaal Classic course this afternoon. The first is due off at 12h40 with the lucky last set for 16h35.

Calvin Habib takes over from JP VD Merwe on Atticus Finch (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Atticus Finch from the Alec Laird yard takes his place in Race 2 and he is the possible PA banker. He produced a promising debut effort over 1400m at Turffontein.

He was green in running, but the manner in which he stayed on at the finish was encouraging. It must be noted that the horse that finished second that day has come out and won since.

The son of Master Of My Fate would have gained from the experience and with the natural improvement that is expected, he should be the horse to beat.

Legislate’s Dance from the Paul Peter stable may be the horse to close off the meeting. He ran on powerfully when winning his stable debut over this course and distance. He received a five-pound penalty for that victory.

He would have come on from the run and from his good draw of two, he should notch up his third career victory.

  • The Bipot starts in the first at 12h40
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the second at 13h15
  • The Pick 6 starts in the third at 13h55
  • Jackpot 1 starts in the fourth race at 14h35
  • Jackpot 2 starts in the fifth race at 15h00
Please note that JP van der Merwe will not be riding today.
General Information as at 04 August 08:05
Weather Sunny to Partly Cloudy,3-22 deg, 17-44kph north westerly cross/head wind, Sunset 17:42
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 3mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 6mm
Penetrometer Reading 21
Track Condition Good
False Rail 5m back straight to 6m on the bend with a 6m spur at 600m
Other changes:
K Brewer no longer claims an allowance
G Pieterse now claims 1.5kg

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