Timeform pick out their three best bets from Vaal on Thursday…
“He shaped with promise when a head second to Prince Jordan here in June and should be hard to beat if raring to go after his break.”
Timeform on Big Blue Marble
BIG BLUE MARBLE frustrated those who made him favourite on his debut, but still appeals as the best option. He shaped with promise when a head second to Prince Jordan here in June and should be hard to beat if raring to go after his break. Ottawa should be right in the mix too, while Ti Gar also needs a closer look.
Six-time winner SAIL FOR JOY is going to be tough to beat if not hampered by this different trip. He’s done most of his racing over further, including up to 1,600 metres, but has been in fine form of late, recording two wins and a runner-up place on his last three starts. Alpine Glacier seems the most likely to capitalise if the selection fails to deliver, while Isphan also commands respect.
LADY JACKSON gets a narrow vote but has little leeway if anything goes wrong. She has finished third on her last three starts, including behind Making Waves at Greyville last time, and a repeat of that should see her go close. Dalai’s Promise has the strongest claims of the remainder, while Variety Moon looks another that has to be reckoned with.
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