Timeform pick out the three best bets at the Vaal on Monday…
“…clearly a horse on the up and is difficult to oppose on these terms.”
Timeform on Leading Lad
#2 On Broadway – Vaal R6 (13:25)
On Broadway remains a maiden after seven runs, but she came close to opening her account when second at this venue on her penultimate start, and a performance similar to that should see her bang there again. Joanna Ess and Sugarlicious looks the two most likely to chase the selection home.
#1 Euphoriant – Vaal R7 (14:00)
Euphoriant has twice finished second when racing over this course and distance, producing a career best on each occasion, and this looks a good opportunity for her to go one better and open her account. Immaculate showed plenty to work with when third on debut last time and could prove the main danger, while Wonderous also merits consideration.
#1 Leading Lad – Vaal R8 (14:35)
Leading Lad continued his theme of race-by-race progression when finishing a narrow second at Turffontein last time, missing out by a head on what was just his fourth start. He is clearly a horse on the up and is difficult to oppose on these terms. Rockpaperscissor and Wild Heritage both make appeal from an each-way perspective.