Best bets and value tips for racing from Kenilworth on Saturday 12th January with selections provided by Winning Form as well as their back page tipster, Magic Tips.
Winning Form Best Bets
Race 1: HALLELUJAH(3)
Race 2: GLAMOROUS LIFE(5)
Race 3: CAPTAIN CARLOS(2)
Race 4: HURRICANE SILVA(1)
Magic Tips Best Bets
Race 2: SANTA CLARA(3)
Jockey: Aldo DOMEYER - Trainer: Candice BASS-ROBINSON
The solitary three-year-old entrant SANTA CLARA is a smart daughter of Duke Of Marmalade who wasn't disgraced in the Guineas last time out and of course, the 7th placed entrant Helen's Ideal caught the eye when trouncing older rivals under a big mass over a mile in handicap company subsequently. This stable elect from the Bass-Robinson yard meets some hard-knocking older handicappers but has plenty of potential and she should take a power of beating. Of course, her stablemate Clouds Unfold triumphed in a Grade 2 next time out, shortly after finishing 3rd in the same event.
Race 4: HURRICANE SILVA(1)
Jockey: Anton MARCUS - Trainer: Justin SNAITH
HURRICANE SILVA has shown smart improvement since racing on this city track and she finished strongly for a close 2nd in a big field over six furlongs four weeks ago. The grey filly was just over four lengths clear of the next placed entrant CRUSADE'S PROMISE and she is bred to relish today's extra furlong.
Race 5: VAR EXPRESS(12)
Jockey: Corne ORFFER - Trainer: Brett CRAWFORD
The Brett Crawford yard holds a very strong hand in this mile maiden contest where the preference is for the bay son of Var, VAR EXPRESS. This three-year-old colt went off at long odds when he made steady progress for 5th on his fair debut over seven furlongs two weeks ago and he should enjoy this extra furlong.
Race 7: ALDATO(6)
Jockey: Grant BEHR - Trainer: Harold CRAWFORD
ALDATO seems rather kindly rated despite some consistent form and he perhaps just needed his solid comeback run over this c & d three weeks ago. He finished just under half a length in front of the well-tried IN THE JUNGLE but will be fitter and should easily confirm the formline despite being 0.5kg worse off.
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Race 6: HEAVEN'S EMBRACE(6)
Jockey: Greg CHEYNE - Trainer: Brett CRAWFORD
There are some smart sorts in this highly competitive nine-furlong handicap and this formline could certainly be worth following. The improving three-year-old HEAVEN'S EMBRACE quickly returned to form when she finished strongly to narrowly defeat the ultra-consistent SECRET DEPTHS over a mile three weeks ago and she has claims over the extra furlong despite the 1kg weight reversal
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