Best bets and value tips for racing from the Vaal on Thursday 18th April with selections provided by Winning Form as well as their back page tipster, Magic Tips.
Winning Form Best Bets
Race 2: MY ELUSIVE(1)
Race 3: BASILIUS(2)
Race 4: SERENDIPITY(9)
Race 8: TRIPLE IT(9)
Magic Tips Best Bets
Race 2: NOTQUITETHEREYET(2)
Jockey: C Storey - Trainer: S Naidoo
NOTQUITETHEREYET has improved with every run, with her best effort being her most recent on her local debut. If building on that run, she looks hard to oppose in this moderate maiden
Race 3: ALYAASAAT(1)
Jockey: R Simons - Trainer: M De Kock
ALYAASAAT showed a bit of improvement over the slightly reduced trip, in much stronger company last time out. He looks much better suited to this sort of trip and on his current rating, looks set to win this comfortably.
Race 4: STEADY WAY(4)
Jockey: D Schwarz - Trainer: M De Kock
STEADY WAY put up a decent post maiden effort last time out and she looks set for a big run over the extra furlong here. The well bred daughter of Dynasty has plenty more scope for improvement and looks the one to beat.
Race 6: BOLD COAST(1)
Jockey: W Kennedy - Trainer: P Peter
BOLD COAST was an ultra-impressive winner over this trip, with the blinkers on last time out and with his early speed, he looks far better suited to this trip at this stage of his career. His conditioner is in a great run of form and a repeat of that last effort, should be good enough.
VALUE BET (EACH WAY) FOR TODAY:
Race 1: WAIMEA(14)
Jockey: D Schwarz - Trainer: T Spies
WAIMEA put up a solid effort last time out, his first as a gelding. He finished behind a quality sort that has now won two features over the sprints and that formline appears to be the strongest in this line-up. With the expected improvement to come, he should be too good for this field.
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