Best bets and value tips for racing from Kenilworth on Wednesday 27th December with selections provided by Winning Form as well as their back page tipster, Magic Tips.
Winning Form Best Bets
Race 1: PATA PATA(1)
Race 3: PEARL JAM(5)
Race 4: TRIP THE WILLOW(4)
Race 6: BEN-HUR(1)
Magic Tips Best Bets
Race 2: ROCKIN RUSSIAN(4)
Jockey: G V.Niekerk - Trainer: S Tarry
The Tarry yard holds a really strong hand in this Progress Plate over seven furlongs. The ratings and weight reversals strongly point in the direction of ROCKIN RUSSIAN who had excuses for both her below- par showings in this province. She will be an entirely different proposition at this level in this small field today and the daughter of Seventh Rock could take a power of beating. Of course she showed much class last term.
Race 3: PEARL JAM(5)
Jockey: A Domeyer - Trainer: C Bass-Robinson
PEARL JAM is progressive and she stayed on for a creditable 2nd behind a potentially smart sort over this c & d earlier this month. She only finished half a length in front of the long-time maiden ETERNAL NIGHT but has much more scope for improvement and she should easily confirm the formline from the best draw today. The latter is drawn alongside the first selection and she should contest minor money.
Race 4: VIA SACRA(3)
Jockey: S Veale - Trainer: D Drier
VIA SACRA is on the up after two wins from her first three outings and the KZN visitor has her peak showing in the 'Mother City' today. The daughter of Pathfork could still be comfortably ahead of the handicapper despite the resultant four pound penalty and she is worth following. Interestingly, she dispatched another Brett Crawford inmate in the form of Make It Raine recently so the conditioner of today's main rival, VICE VERSA will have a good line to work with.
Race 5: BRIDAL PARTY(3)
Jockey: G V.Niekerk - Trainer: A Marcus
Just eight entrants head to post for this competitive handicap over the mile but there should be a decent gallop and a true result is expected. BRIDAL PARTY loved the useful tempo as she quickened smartly to win her last c & d showing albeit at a slightly lesser level. The four-year old bay filly was handed a four pound penalty for her exertions but she seemed to have a bit in hand that day and can follow-up despite the slight rise in class.
VALUE BET FOR TODAY
Race 8: SOLANA(1)
Jockey: D Dillon - Trainer: A Nel
The top weight SOLANA had a slightly below-par recent showing behind JANICE'S SECRET but she may have felt the effects of her decent comeback run prior to that. The daughter of Querari will be cherry-ripe here and she can take full advantage of a rather generous recent six pound dock in her merit rating. She meets her conqueror on 5.5kgs better terms for that 4.35 lengths defeat. The latter will be fitter and must still be considered on her hat-trick attempt as she may have escaped with just the minimum two pound penalty. The extra furlong is no issue for the imported bay.
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