This is what Dream­sare­madeof


THE Vaal stages a nine race meet­ing to­mor­row and there look to be a few op­por­tu­ni­ties for pun­ters in the early races be­fore it gets tougher later on. In the first over 1 600m Dream­sare­madeof should go close.

Last time over 1 700m she over­came a high draw to get into a nice handy po­si­tion and then showed a fine turn of foot to join the leader.

How­ever, she had gone too soon and she faded near the end.

Gavin Ler­ena would have learnt from that run and is likely to wait for a lot longer.

The slight step down in trip suit.

Quick Glimpse

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Quick Glimpse is an Aus­tralian-bred by Fast­net Rock and ran on in eye­catch­ing style in her penul­ti­mate start over 1 400m, al­though she didn’t quite go through with it.

She now has a much bet­ter draw and will likely ap­pre­ci­ate the step up in trip too.

In the sec­ond race over 1 600m Agent Kay will rel­ish the step down in trip af­ter over rac­ing last time over 1 800m and yet still go­ing close.

The only con­cern is his wide draw, but he is tipped to be the best bet of the day.

In the third race over 1 600m Dressed To Im­press looks to be a classy sort. She over raced last time over this trip but that was prob­a­bly due to her be­ing green in her first start around the turn.

She still man­aged to run on well for sec­ond but the ear­lier ex­er­tions had taken their toll. She now has a draw of nine, which isn’t go­ing to make it easy and it all de­pends on whether she set­tles or not.

Gavin Ler­ena is up so will give her every chance of do­ing so.

If she fluffs her lines then Tiger­lace can pick them up.

She had some fine maiden form and proved win­ning at the eleventh time of ask­ing was well over­due by win­ning first time out the maid­ens.

In that last start she pro­duced a fly­ing fin­ish from a wide draw over 1 800m and is equally ef­fec­tive over this 1 600m trip.

The 1,5kg claimer Den­nis Sch­warz keeps the ride.


It is a tough Pick 6, so Col­le­giate is made a banker in the first leg over 2 400m just to cut the costs of the perm.

In his ear­lier starts he used to be pushed along at the back be­fore run­ning on, so was in need of blink­ers and when they were fi­nally fit­ted he duly went within a short-head of vic­tory over 1 800m. How­ever, he was never in it last time over 1 600m as the trip was just too short.

The five-year-old Ideal World geld­ing looks likely to rel­ish the step up to a stay­ing trip and can beat home the hard knock­ing Dis­cov­erer.

In the fifth over 2 000m The Rock­et­man has a lovely big stride and will be progress- ing con­tin­u­ously. He pro­duced a late run in his first try over this trip and now has a plum draw off a merit rat­ing ef­fec­tively only three points higher.

How­ever, two horses who cam­paigned in the Cape Sum­mer Of Cham­pi­ons Sea­son, Big Pa­rade and Visig­oth will give him a lot to think about as nei­ther of them were dis­graced against some strong op­po­si­tion down there.

Wal­ter Smoothie is a pro­gres­sive course and dis­tance suited sort who can’t be ig­nored and nei­ther can My Favourite Brown, who runs from the front and has his best draw for a while.

Dan The Lad

In the sixth over 1 500m Dan The Lad has a nice turn of foot and is com­ing into his own so can take ad­van­tage of a pole po­si­tion draw at the ex­pense of Ir­ish Pride, who has dropped to an at­trac­tive mark and is ideally dis­tance suited.

The last three races are tough and go­ing as wide as pos­si­ble is the ad­vice.

Lock Him Up is tipped to win the sev­enth over 1 500m as he goes well for Yeni and can fin­ish strongly af­ter be­ing dropped out or placed from a wide draw.

In the eighth Mardi Gras is a R3,2 mil­lion horse who won eas­ily last time and can fol­low up off a rea­son­able merit rat­ing.

In the last race over 1 000m Rebel Rene­gade is half-a-kilo­gram un­der suf­fer­ance but will en­joy the step down in trip and can be there­abouts if re­pro­duc­ing his penul­ti­mate start over course and dis­tance last Novem­ber when run­ner up to the promis­ing Maw­shoof.

The Greg and Karen An­thony-trained NOT­TING­HAM FOR­EST runs in race seven at the Vaal to­mor­row. Pic­ture: Nkosi Hlophe

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