Best bets and value tips for racing from Greyville on Tuesday 26th December with selections provided by Winning Form as well as their back page tipster, Magic Tips.
Winning Form Best Bets
Race 1: EMPRESS VALLEY(14)
Race 2: FORGIMME(5)
Race 8: RUB OF THE GREEN(2)
Race 9: SON OF A LEGEND(7)
Magic Tips Best Bets
Race 4: RIVERBOAT QUEEN(4)
Jockey: Serino MOODLEY - Trainer: Willem A NEL
RIVERBOAT QUEEN seems unsuited by wet underfoot conditions which explains her below-par recent outing. She had a promising local debut prior to that and the daughter of Querari should quickly bounce back today.
TOP BET FOR TODAY
Race 5: RODNEY(3)
Jockey: Anton MARCUS - Trainer: Candice BASS-ROBINSON
The grey gelding RODNEY loves the usual suicidal pace over this minimum trip where he explodes into action over the final furlong. That was evident in his listed victory on the polytrack late last campaign and the son of Tapit drops in class here. He will be retained by Marcus and should go very close.
Race 6: OUT MY WAY(6)
Jockey: Eric S NGWANE - Trainer: Gavin VAN ZYL
OUT MY WAY prefers this minimum distance and he made eye-catching late headway on the polytrack last month. It could pay to follow the progress of Filippo (runs in prior event) as that rival accounted for the first selection recently. This inmate from the Van Zyl yard drops in class and he can transfer his form onto the grass. He shed his maiden tag on the turf.
Race 8: MIRWA(1)
Jockey: A Marcus - Trainer: D Howells
MIRWA may have just needed her comeback run when she was outrun late into 2nd over this trip at Scottsville and this daughter of Fort Wood will strip fitter here. She should continue to progress with racing and the bay filly is clearly the one to beat. She is well drawn on her track debut.
VALUE BET FOR TODAY
RACE 9: AMERICAN CAPTAIN(11)
Jockey: B Lerena - Trainer: Mark DIXON
This final event isn't as straight forward as the betting market indicates and an upset in the form of AMERICAN CAPTAIN could be on the cards. This well-bred son of Captain Al made expected improvement, albeit he tired late after setting the pace over this trip at Scottsville three weeks ago. He was returning from a 10 week absence that day so he will strip fitter and should enjoy racing on this shorter run-in, particularly if adopting frontrunning tactics once again. His yard is in in great form.
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