Peter’s Golden Sickle To Shine Today

First race is off at 11h45

The first meeting of the new season takes place on the Vaal Classic course today and nine races are carded.

Don’t forget about the free to play Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge and the first is due off at 11h45.

Golden Sickle from the Tony Peter stable takes her place in Race 8 and she is the possible Pick 6 banker.

Tony Peter – ended season on a high and can continue today (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

She was an easy winner in her first start for the stable. She showed good speed, found another kick and drew off in the closing stages. She received a four-pound penalty for that victory and despite her big mass of 62kgs, she should be too good for this field.

Trainer Shaylen Naidoo saddles Wings Of Nike in Race 7. She has decent recent form lines to her credit. She finished 2 lengths behind Silver Winter in her penultimate run.

She is 4.5kgs better off at the weights today and that should be enough for the tables to be turned.

She has won twice, finished second twice and third once from eight starts over this course and distance. Rachel Venniker takes the ride and the combination may find themselves in the winner’s enclosure.

General Information as at 01 August 08h12
Weather Sunny, 1-18 deg, 9-32 kph north easterly cross/tail wind
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: Nil
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 9mm
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 second race at 12h15
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the third race at 12h45
  • The Pick 6 starts in the fourth race at 13h15
  • The first Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 13h55
  • The second Jackpot starts in the sixth race at 14h30

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