Best bets and value tips for racing from the Vaal on Thursday 16th November with selections provided by Winning Form as well as their back page tipster, Magic Tips.
Winning Form Best Bets
Race 1: LIFE FROM STONE(11)
Race 3: RED ORBIT(2)
Race 4: CONNECT(16)
Race 5: MANITOBA(7)
Magic Tips Best Bets
Race 4: AFDEEK(8)
Jockey: Callan MURRAY- Trainer: Mike DE KOCK
AFDEEK produced a high quality debut when he went down narrowly over this c & d last month despite drifting in the betting market. The imported bay gelding would have come on appreciably from the experience and should make natural progress.
Race 5: REBEL'S CHAMP(6)
Jockey: Muzi YENI- Trainer: Paul PETER
The consistent REBEL'S CHAMP has his first run as a gelding and he isn't too badly weighted on official ratings. He meets the top weight SO VAR on 5.5kgs better terms for a 1.50 lengths defeat and can certainly turn the tables on that rival. The latter needed his seasonal debut and he will be fitter today. The chestnut colt had an excellent last campaign with a string of smart performances but he will be severely tested on the weight turnaround.
Race 8: POLLY WOLLY DOOD(2)
Jockey: Gunter WROGEMANN- Trainer: Candice DAWSON
The bay mare POLLY WOLLY DOODLE had an eye-catching comeback sprint in a stronger line-up and her c & d statistics is highly promising. She will be fitter today and should stake a huge claim from her favourable draw.
Race 9: MAJESTIC BAY(2)
Jockey: Marco V/RENSBURG - Trainer: Stuart PETTIGREW
MAJESTIC BAY continues to tumble in the ratings and he showed encouraging signs with a decent last c & d performance despite jumping slowly. Of course his conqueror Sleepinseattle enhanced that form when winning his subsequent start and quite surprisingly this bay gelding was docked a further two pounds. He is favourably drawn and should be competitive at this lower-level.
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Race 7: VARSITY PRINCESS(8)
Jockey: Juan-Paul v.d.MERWE - Trainer: Leon ERASMUS
This is a most interesting affair and the lightweights could have a big say, albeit a form reversal could be on the cards. The speedy VARSITY PRINCESS has definite ability but an unfavourable barrier hindered her when she faded badly late behind the well-ridden MEMPHIS BELLE over this distance on the classic track. She still has much work to do to reverse the form despite being 2kgs better off with the latter but her favourable draw should prove significant.
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