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Date
Venue
28 Jan 2020, Tue Vaal
29 Jan 2020, Wed Scottsville
30 Jan 2020, Thu Vaal
31 Jan 2020, Fri Fairview
31 Jan 2020, Fri Greyville
01 Feb 2020, Sat Kenilworth
01 Feb 2020, Sat Turffontein
02 Feb 2020, Sun Borrowdale
02 Feb 2020, Sun Greyville

Recent Winners
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South Africa South Africa 2020-01-28  Vaal
 1  VARINA
Trainer: Ashley Fortune
Jockey: Aldo Domeyer
South Africa South Africa 2020-01-28  Vaal
 1  PORTICO
Trainer: Paul Peter
Jockey: Warren Kennedy
South Africa South Africa 2020-01-28  Vaal
 1  HEAR THE TRUMPET
Trainer: David Nieuwenhuizen
Jockey: Gavin Lerena
South Africa South Africa 2020-01-28  Vaal
 1  STATE TROOPER
Trainer: Roy Magner
Jockey: Raymond Danielson
South Africa South Africa 2020-01-28  Vaal
 1  GREASEPAINT
Trainer: Roy Magner
Jockey: Piere Strydom

 

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The Sun MET 2020

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IN FORM

Warren Kennedy has ridden 9 winners out of from 20 rides in the last 3 meetings 3 were for trainer Candice Dawson and 6 for trainer Paul Peter


PORTICO

PORTICO
Owner: Hyperpaint Syndicate (Nom: Late Mr G T Peter)
Breeder: Winterbach Stud

Trainer Paul Peters charge the 2year old colt PORTICO by What A Winter - Mary Longlegs by Caesour (USA) won the 2nd race today at Vaal preventing the Fortune yard from pulling off a massive betting coup with 2 year filly and apprentice ridden AFTERNOON TEA, AFTERNOON TEA came from draw 1 and seemed to make a surge at the 300m and almost hit the front but PORTICO had her measure and stayed on well under jockey Warren Kennedy,
PORTICO won by 0.75 in 57.57 starting at 33/10


VARINA VERY IMPRESSIVE

VARINA ridden by Aldo Domeyer looked super impressive as she drew away from her field in the 1st today at the Vaal, VARINA is trained by Ashley Fortune and her stable looks to be coming to form again.
VARINA 2 f
Var (USA) - Hidden Beauty by Victory Moon
Owner: Mr M J A Ferreira
Breeder: Rathmor Stud (Nom: Mr M A McHardy)
Trainer: Ashley Fortune
VARINA won by 4.75 in a time of 57.41 with a starting price of 8/11

STRYDOM BACK

Jockey Piere Strydom is riding at the Vaal today and has five rides.

MERCER GIRL
Bridget Stidolph
CRAZY CHARLIE
Dianne Stenger
INITIATOR
Gary Alexander
DONNY G
Grant Maroun
GREASEPAINT
Roy Magner

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GREEFF 7 and CHEYENE 5

Trainer Alan Greeff saddled 7 winners on the 9 race card and Greg Cheyne rode 5 winners on the day. Well done to both.

LERENA/MARCUS LAST 30 RIDES

Going through the last 30 rides as at 26 January 2020 of our jockeys I find the heavyweight jockeys, Lerena and Marcus, leading the way. Lerena tops with 11 winning rides from his last 30 and Marcus second on 9 winners.

These type of stats vary from time to time, however, it makes one wonder what the numbers would look like if either of these riders came to scale as a lightweight jockey.

IN FORM

Warren Kennedy has ridden 9 winners out of from 20 rides in the last 3 meetings 3 were for trainer Candice Dawson and 6 for trainer Paul Peter

Formlines Finder Update

The formlines finder tool from the main menu has been speeded up.

This tool is a great help to determining the form of horses. However, previously the tool was slow and sometimes timed out.

To resolve this annoyance the tool has been reworked to make it faster.

Let use know your experiences with this tool by emailing wolf.formgrids@gmail.com.

Durban Racecards - New feature

Goldcircle together with Hollywood Bets have implemented a change of format with the racecards for Natal racing.

The idea is to match the saddlecloth number according to the draw, similar to the way its done in the USA. This has never been done before in SA and punters are finding it hard to adjust.

While Hollywood together with Goldcircle have a great record for being innovate it seems they have pushed the wrong button with this one. Still one must give them 10/10 because their motive is trying to do something new for the racegoer. Bearing this in mind that it was said at the outset that it's experimental. So, hopefully they will revert back to the old format as soon as possible.

Racing participants are used to scanning over race information in a particular fashion and with all the years of the old format never changing this has allowed punters to make their selections based on habit of what experience has instilled into them over the decades.

The change now forces punters to change the way they look at the card with continual cross reference of weights causing a break of thought and all this takes time to dissect and time is something punters don't really have.

To help the punter, Formgrids has added a feature on the Card A that allows the punter to sort the runners in weight order. You'll see it in the Options and Tools bar. Just look for Sort. You can choose Wgh for weight or No for the saddle number.

We hope that makes it easier for you.


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