Upcoming Runners: Vaal Classic – Tuesday 11 January 2022

The Hollywood Syndicate has four runners carded at Vaal Classic on Tuesday 11 January 2022. See what we are expecting here.

Tuesday 11 January 2022
Vaal Classic
Upcoming Runners:
Vaal Classic

Race 7 – 15:15
1000m – Teletrack.com MR 96 Handicap

6 – Kings Road
Breeding: Vercingetorix – Kimberley Coast (AUS) by Danehill (USA)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 56.5kg
Draw: 6 (10 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 7/1

Calvin Habib takes the ride and blinkers are re-fitted. A competitive handicap, but he should give a good account of himself and the stable are expecting a top four finish.

Winning Form Comment: Blinkers ON. Best MR:89. Recent form line has been franked. Can show back in Gauteng.

Race 8 – 15:50
1000m – Next Vaal Racemeeting Thursday 13 January MR 80 Handicap

3 – Phinda Mzala
Breeding: Philanthropist (USA) – Facinating Filly by Antonius Pius (USA)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Gavin Lerena
Wgt: 60.0kg
Draw: 4 (14 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 5/1

Leading jockey Gavin Lerena takes the ride on this horse who shows lots of speed in his races. Should be competitive in this field and has an each-way chance.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:87. Fair latest in this class despite awkward start. Lerena takes the ride and has claims.

Race 8 – 15:50
1000m – Next Vaal Racemeeting Thursday 13 January MR 80 Handicap

5 – Goliath Heron
Breeding: Master Of My Fate – Water Bird by Silvano (GER)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: *Jeffrey Syster
Wgt: 58.5kg
Draw: 2 (14 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 14/1

The six-year-old showed marked improvement over 1100m in his last start. Jeffrey Syster retains the ride and this speedy individual is expected to be competitive in this field.

Winning Form Comment: Best MR:102. Beaten narrowly in latest under Syster. Can go one better.

Race 8 – 15:50
1000m – Next Vaal Racemeeting Thursday 13 January MR 80 Handicap

6 – Shinnecock
Breeding: Var (USA) – Acquavella (GB) by Danehill Dancer (IRE)
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Jockey: Calvin Habib
Wgt: 58.5kg
Draw: 8 (14 Runners)
Predicted Betting: 25/1

He returns from a layoff and makes his stable debut, but he is sound and his work at home is good. Hopefully he can run a fair race.

Winning Form Comment: Ex Snaith JS-2021.09.14. Rested 17 wks. Alumites OFF. Best MR:82. First run for Binda camp and can improve.

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