Outsiders could swell dividends

Lionel Derbyshire

Lionel Derbyshire

Today's Vaal racecard will be floating with some heavy outsiders which could swell the exotic dividends and again some of the form contenders may disappoint.

The first leg of the Pick Six is a tough cookie with 16 runners which has a string of couplings from the Geoff Woodruff stable looking to challenge trainer Dianne Stenger's fancied three-year filly Paradise Alley.

Paradise Alley will be ridden by Pierre Strydom and has already proved herself to be a consistent sort after three good starts. The Woodruff stable will be banking on Vitamin with Mark Khan to beat anything in the way.

Vitamin made a fine debut finishing second to Birdie and was also full of steam in her last run.

Horsepower from the Scott stable is also eye-catching in this moderate field and should offer some cheek, as will National Praise in the Pick Six opener where the result could go to any stable.

In race five, Chase The Cheers should remain fixed on shedding his maiden tag after an excellent second place against Capitaine in his last run. Shakleton, Chosen Shelia and Lead The Nation could also shine in the Jackpot opener. Lead the Nation should be distance suited and Chosen Shelia is the only lightly weighted filly in this race against 11 heavy geldings.

Race six is the main race with Prince Asad standing out from Mike de Kock's Jive Talking. Prince Asad finished second in a field of five runners in his last run while Jive Talking has won sweetly in previous outings.

My money will be on the Ormond Ferraris runner Majuba's Flag to take the winning honours. Strategic News should also be watched.

Race seven is loaded with 16 fillies and mares where trainer Alec Laird will have a strong say with Amber Ice and Imperial Action.

Other winning contenders in this line-up are Fancy'Sum Action, Jordie, Joyce The Voice and the outsider Cunning Plan.