Workriders At Vaal Today

12h35 - first race is off

The Vaal Racecourse plays host to a work riders race meeting today and eight races are carded.

The first is due off at 12h35 with the lucky last set for 16h40.

Fort Lauderdale from the Barend Botes and Yolandie Vosloo stable should give the punters a good start to the day. He will be ridden by Kelsey Mayhew Munger, who claims a 1,5kg sex allowance.

Kelsey Mayhew-Munger is an accomplished rider (Pic – JC Photos)

He has produced two good efforts since returning from a 35-week break. He showed good speed last time but found one too good in the form of Cosmic Star. The son of The United States will be cherry-ripe, and the blinkers should keep his mind on the task at hand. In this line-up, he should take a power of beating.

Trainer Paul Matchett saddles Manz Knight in Race 7. He was not disgraced when fifth against winners in his last start over 2000m on the Turffontein Inside course.

He finished second in his first two career efforts on this course. He returns to Maiden Company and with a bit of luck from the widest draw, he should be the horse to beat.

General Information as at 12 April 14h54
Weather Mostly Sunny and Pleasant, 15-27degs, 15-41km/h North Westerly Cross/Head Wind. Sunset @ 17h54
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 12mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 12mm
Penetrometer Reading 22
Track Condition Good
False Rail 12m backstraight and bend with a 12m 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 14h5

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