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