Best bets and value tips for racing from the Vaal on Thursday 31st August with selections provided by Winning Form as well as their back page tipster, Magic Tips.
Winning Form Best Bets
Race 1: KITTY COO(1)
Race 4: GENTLEMAN ONLY(5)
Race 6: CRANBERRY CRUSH(7)
Race 8: JACKMAN(5)
Magic Tips Best Bets
Race 1: SWEET JULIET(6)
Jockey: Marco V/RENSBURG - Trainer: Gerald C WALKER
SWEET JULIET has shown promise in her short career and she should easily cope with today's extra furlong, particularly with the blinkers removed. She had today's rival MUMSY comfortably behind her when runner-up last time and the daughter of Twice Over can go one better from her favourable draw
Race 4: HOUSTON ROCKET(3)
Jockey: Piere STRYDOM - Trainer: Mike & Adam AZZIE
HOUSTON ROCKET clearly found the mile and a half beyond him when he flopped nine days ago and he will be an entirely different proposition over this suitable distance today. The well-bred chestnut ran on well to finish just out of the money over this c & d in his penultimate outing and he now faces the consistent GENTLEMAN ONLY on 5.5kgs better terms for a 1.60 lengths deficit in that clash. The Azzie inmate can quickly bounce back to form from his good draw.
Race 6: BLUE SAGE(4)
Jockey: Gunter WROGEMANN - Trainer: Craig MAYHEW
BLUE SAGE still needs to convince she gets the trip but she may be ridden with restraint by her in- form jockey and the bay mare has the form to pull off victory in this low-key twelve furlong handicap. She stayed on for a decent 4th under a big mass earlier this month
Race 9: SPRING INDEED(5)
Jockey: Karl ZECHNER - Trainer: Sean TARRY
SPRING INDEED has done well since returning from a long break but she was moved on too soon by her young jockey down a long run-in over a mile earlier this month. It is extremely surprising that she was docked a pound in her rating and she can easily overturn that form with today's rivals MONARCH AIR and GOLDDUST WOMAN who finished narrowly ahead of her that day. The Tarry inmate now gets the services of a strong jockey and her good draw is a major advantage.
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Race 7: ALLEGORICAL(8)
Jockey: Randall SIMONS - Trainer: Lucky HOUDALAKIS
This is a moderate fillies and mares handicap where an upset in the form of ALLEGORICAL could be on the cards. This bay mare has only moderate recent form but she has been facing far stronger opposition and now has her peak showing. She was soundly beaten by SNOWDONIA a fortnight ago but is 4kgs better off with that rival for a 4.10 lengths deficit. She will be cherry-ripe today
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