Mike Moon: Mike de Kock just missed out on a Gauteng Guineas double at Turffontein on Saturday, but might scrape a smidgeon of compensation at the Vaal on Tuesday, where racing takes place on the Classic course.
His three-year-old filly Greener Pastures is the lone female lining up in Race 7, an Assessment Plate, but appears to have enough in her favour to gain the advantage over six male rivals.
This daughter of Gimmethegreenlight comes in with a lofty merit rating of 93 despite only having one win on her record.
By contrast, her main threat here, Sean Tarry-trained four-year-old Warrior’s Rest, is on a mark of 91 after two wins.
Greener Pastures got a chunk of her high rating after a good second place in a fairly strong Assessment Plate in December – her first run after a maiden win in her fourth start.
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