Sev­enth Rule of the But­ter­fly

Sowetan - - Horse Racing - By Rac­ing Ed­i­tor

Don’t let talk of a tricky card put you off hav­ing fun at the Vaal to­day, where there is a hefty 10-race card on the In­side track. A tasty bet comes in the very first race with Kindavar from the Stan­ley Fer­reira yard.

This daugh­ter of Var cost a fairly hefty R500 000 as a year­ling and has been very con­sis­tent in her 13 runs to date, de­liv­er­ing eight plac­ings, but she is well over­due a win and more money in the “re­turns” col­umn.

Float her in Quar­tets and maybe even have a Win plunge and hope­fully set your­self up for the day ahead.

We’ll cer­tainly need some stakes when the sev­enth race rolls around as there is a nice TAB Dou­ble on of­fer.

Sev­enth Rule steps out for the in-form Ash­ley For­tune sta­ble with Calvin Habib on board and will take some beat­ing.

The four-year-old is hav­ing his third run af­ter a rest, hav­ing run sec­ond in both those pipe-open­ing out­ings.

He also has many in this field held on their last run to­gether be­hind The Tin Man on this course just a week ago.

That’s your first leg of the Dou­ble. For the sec­ond, in Race 8, Elu­sive But­ter­fly could pro­vide ex­cel­lent value.

Trainer Lucky Houdalakis’ filly started her ca­reer in ex­em­plary fash­ion in July, rack­ing up two quick wins.

She then took a break and re­turned to ac­tion in a mi­nor fea­ture last month. Elu­sive But­ter­fly was far from dis­graced in fin­ish­ing 3.75 lengths be­hind the smart Red­berry Lane and would have been in need of the ex­er­cise that day.

This FM 74 field has some tough old birds in it but the daugh­ter of Elu­sive Fort looks a bit more pro­gres­sive and could pre­vail un­der the guid­ance of Karl Zech­ner.

This Dou­ble could de­liver odds of around 15-1 at cur­rent odds and is surely worth the gam­ble.

If you’re flush af­ter that, you might want to dive into the Quar­tet in the tenth and last. Rus­sian Prince, who lost by a short-head at odds of 18-10 in his de­but last month, must be floated in all bets.

JC PHO­TO­GRAPH­ICS

Sev­enth Rule has his 3rd run af­ter a rest and will be in peak con­di­tion. /

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