Best bets and value tips for racing from Greyville on Friday 22nd December with selections provided by Winning Form as well as their back page tipster, Magic Tips.
Winning Form Best Bets
Race 1: GREAT DICTATOR(4)
Race 7: SKYFIRE(4)
Race 8: FIRST APOSTLE(8)
Race 10: ILLDRINKTOTHAT(6)
Magic Tips Best Bets
Race 2: DI MAZZIO(4)
Jockey: G Wrogemann Trainer: L Goosen
DI MAZZIO is in great form and of course the four-year old gelding is unbeaten from two efforts on the polytrack. He tried hard when runner-up in a minor feature recently and should be a strong contender in this field. The veteran campaigner WALTZED HOME showed signs of a form return recently and he has come down further in the ratings since. He finished just over two lengths adrift of DI MAZZIO that day and is now 5kgs better off at the weights. The chestnut gelding has changed stables since that effort and he must rate a threat from his handy draw.
Race 4: GOLDEN MINARET(4)
Jockey: A Delpech - Trainer: N Kotzen
GOLDEN MINARET relished the extra furlong as she showed smart improvement to finish a creditable 3rd over this c & d earlier this month. The chestnut daughter of Biarritz should continue to progress in this company and she has strong claims on her peak showing.
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Race 5: STRATEGIC MOVE(1)
Jockey: A Delpech - Trainier: S Tarry
STRATEGIC MOVE has produced some useful recent performances and the track specialist is closing in on her next career victory. She drops in class after a decent last minor feature performance over shorter and top jockey Delpech retains the ride on the chestnut mare. The Tarry inmate finished a creditable 3rd behind her high class stablemate Heaps Of Fun over this c & d in June.
Race 6: DANCE OFF(1)
Jockey: G Wright - Trainer:W Nel
DANCE OFF was slightly below-par after he raced wide in stronger company over this c & d recently but he should quickly make amends at this lesser level. That recent formline has worked out well and this son of Black Minnaloushe had a game victory over this c & d in his penultimate effort.
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Race 7: EXPRESSO MARTINI(7)
Jockey: W Kennedy - Trainer: P Gadsby
EXPRESSO MARTINI didn't shape in mixed company on the grass after jumping slowly recently but she was docked a handy five pounds in her rating and is of course facing her own sex tonight. The well-bred daughter of Ideal World tries blinkers for the first time and she can bounce back to best.
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