Best bets and value tips for racing from Turffontein on Saturday 2nd September with selections provided by Winning Form as well as their back page tipster, Magic Tips.
Winning Form Best Bets
Race 2: TOP SHOT(1)
Race 4: AEROBATIC(1)
Race 8: REBEL BARON(5)
Race 9: PENNY FROM HEAVEN(10)
Magic Tips Best Bets
Race 2: SILVER SCOOTER(5)
Jockey: Keagan DE MELO - Trainer: Ormond FERRARIS
The veteran gelding SILVER SCOOTER loves this short run-in and he drops to a more suitable distance despite getting going late over nine furlongs on the standside course last time out. He hasn't won in a while but was close-up behind TOP SHOT over this c & d three runs back and now meets the top weight on a handy 5.5kgs better terms.
Race 3: GUNS AND ROSES(4)
Jockey: Marco V/RENSBURG - Trainer: Geoff WOODRUFF
The fast improving GUNS AND ROSES had a great last campaign and she makes her seasonal debut today. Trainer Woodruff's charge started her career in the autumn and has reeled off four consecutive wins after a promising debut. Her latest victory was most impressive, albeit she just got up to beat her smart stablemate Alexa by a head in her first try over this distance. The daughter of Trippi could still be ahead of the handicapper and she can raise her game further today. That said, she will be severely tested in a highly competitive field.
Race 4: AEROBATIC(1)
Jockey: Lyle HEWITSON- Trainer: Gary ALEXANDER
This is a very ordinary maiden event and the speedy AEROBATIC should prefer this minimum distance. The long-time maiden had an eye-catching last performance at handicap level on this course behind the ultra-consistent Last Girl Standing and she will be fitter now. Her good draw is a major plus but it is worth noting that top veteran jockey Mark Khan who gets the pick of Alexander yard's rides, has opted for ALL EYES ON YOU.
Race 6: SECRET STAR(1)
Jockey: Piere STRYDOM- Trainer: Stuart PETTIGREW
Piere Strydom gets the best out of the classy Pathfork filly SECRET STAR and the pair should be top contenders in this non-black type affair. The four-year old bay wasn't favourably weighted and drawn in her below-par last effort but she should be a totally different proposition this time around. She has more than three lengths to find on the defending champion MYFUNNYVALENTINE on that last meeting but will be cherry-ripe and as mentioned above, her jockey is expected to make the difference.
VALUE BET FOR TODAY:
Race 8: IDEAL SECRET(3)
Jockey: Piere STRYDOM- Trainer: Mike & Adam AZZIE
IDEAL SECRET progressed smartly with each effort towards the latter part of last term and he quickened eye-catchingly to easily beat subsequent winner MANITOBA (0.5kg worse off) over a similar trip at the Vaal in the maiden ranks on the first day of winter. The well-bred son of Ideal World has experience on this tight circuit and he would have strengthened during the 13 week break. He could certainly be worth following..
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