SOUTH AFRICA RACING TIPS

 

Tuesday, 3 October

VAAL

Race 1
Race Summary: BABYLON (runner-up in his last 2 starts) and KINSHIN SHA (runner-up in his last 3 starts) are hoping for a just reward and it could produce a ding-dong battle in the opener. STATESMAN found solid support on debut but disappointed - look for a better effort. BREGARDT is looking for minor money.

Selections:
#3 Babylon, #2 Kinshin Sha, #7 Statesman, #4 Bregardt

Race 2
Race Summary: POTATO SALAD found support on debut in a Work Riders Plate last time but disappointed - she should come on. EMPRESS GAME has been placed in all 5 starts to date and should give a genuine performance. Similarly, FLYING PUMA has been in the money in all 3 starts and must be considered. BEST INTENTIONS is maturing and could have a say. WHITE HILLS needed her last outing and should improve. Watch the 4 debutantes.

Selections:
#2 Empress Game, #1 Flying Puma, #11 Potato Salad, #9 Green Fame

Race 3
Race Summary: BREATH OF MAGIC is overdue a win but may have to play second fiddle again because ROYAL EDITION is back over a preferred trip and could make a race of it. TRIP TO STATES appears held by BREATH OF MAGIC but could get into the Trifecta. MENTALITY MONSTER and VIVA LA VICTOR will improve on their debut runs. Watch newcomers.

Selections:
#2 Royal Edition, #3 Breath Of Magic, #1 Trip To States, #8 Karoo Gold

Race 4
Race Summary: LORNA LILY is overdue her victory and has a bright chance to exit the maidens. EASY ON ME will relish the extra and must considered for honours. LIFE LESSON is improving with racing and should have no problem with the extra. VILLA SEMAYA concentrated better with blinkers and could get into the action. RIGHT TURN ON RED will enjoy the extra.

Selections:
#1 Lorna Lilly, #6 Easy On Me, #3 Life Lesson, #7 Right Turn On Red

Race 5
Race Summary: ARUMUGAM finished a close second to top stayer Future Pearl on two occasions and rates the form choice, however, he has to conceded 9kg to OPERA GLASS, which over this trip could be problematic. ZEUS is another good stayer and could get into the action while stablemate TWIN TURBO is an honest trier. TOP SAIL could find this a touch too far. FLYING BULL tries new surroundings and will have his followers.

Selections:
#1 Arumugam, #3 Zeus, #9 Opera Glass, #4 Top Sail

Race 6
Race Summary: AUSSENKEHR (claims 4kg) is holding form and could go in again, however, he has yet to win over 1000m. He is coupled with ROSE FOR TRIPPI who could mount a serious challenge. CLIFF HANGER needed his first run as a gelding and will come on heaps. ON CUE is an honest performer and could make the frame again.

Selections:
#4 Cliff Hanger, #3 Rose For Trippi, #1 Aussenkehr, #7 On Cue

Race 7
Race Summary: Competitive. COMING IN HOT and DARK TIDE are holding form and should be involved in the finish. METEORIC must be right there on collateral form if puts it in. HERE WITH ME appears held but expect an improved effort. Eight-year-old WRITTEN IN STONE cannot be left out of calculations. AFTER HOURS is looking for minor money.

Selections:
#3 Coming In Hot, #4 Meteoric, #6 Dark Tide, #2 Here With Me

Race 8
Race Summary: STORMY CHOICE disappointed over this course and distance last time but deserves another chance. MEET THE CAPTAIN was coughing last time and should do a lot better. TWICE AS WILD needed her last run and is upset material. SI VELOCE will enjoy 4kg off her back. INVENTRIX is another that warrants inclusion in all bets.

Selections:
#2 Stormy Choice, #7 Twice As Wild, #6 Meet The Captain, #3 Inventrix

Best Win: #3 BABYLON                             
Best Value Bet: #3 COMING IN HOT                       
Best Longshot: #3 COMING IN HOT




 




 

Wednesday, 4 October

GREYVILLE

Race 1
Race Summary: LASHLAROO is set to build on a fair debut effort. He stayed on well when fourth over the course and distance a week ago. WARHAWK BOMBER is a lot better than his last run when finishing downfield. He was beaten under a length in his only run on the poly prior and having been gelded could show even more. ANDY COOGLE has shown good pace on turf and may be hard to catch if taking to the poly. CHAMPONELLE hasn't bad form but needs to find more for the win.

Selections:
#8 Lashlaroo, #6 Warhawk Bomber, #4 Andy Coogle, #2 Champonelle

Race 2
Race Summary: PHAKA IMALI put in some decent efforts before a rest. Richard Fourie sticks with him as he looks well placed. PURPLE POWAHOUSE is also racing after a rest and he has Gavin Lerena up, so could be a big threat. The course specialist was a bit disappointing last time but he did have a wide draw to contend with. DROGARATI has yet to win over this longer distance but did catch the eye after a rest and his stable hit form recently, so is considered a value proposition. TRADE WAR wasn't disgraced in a much stronger race last time and may improve on his sole poly effort. BRASS BELL should feature from a good gate.

Selections:
#8 Phaka Imali, #7 Purple Powahouse, #5 Drogarati, #6 Trade War

Race 3
Race Summary: LAZY GUY proved dangerous last time when beaten a neck after finishing strongly. His last run on the poly a few starts back was also good but he does need to get going on time. ACTIVATOR has scope for improvement. He won from a wide draw showing he appreciated the poly more than the turf last time. He meets a weak field and from draw one should have every chance with Muzi Yeni up. LIFE GOES ON could get his confidence boosted as he is better drawn of the two possible frontrunners. HIPPOCRATES may nevertheless go to the front and could keep going if allowed to.

Selections:
#2 Lazy Guy, #1 Activator, #3 Life Goes On, #6 Hippocrates

Race 4
Race Summary: PROUD MASTER showed that he is one of the best around on the poly winning three in a row on the surface. As such the six-time winner has hit a merit rating of 100 but he still rates the one to beat. MR MASTER STARTER finished 1.70-lengths behind the former and is now 2.5kg better off so will be out to turn the form around. But the one that could make the required improvement is DIANI who showed after being gelded recently. He is also weighted to give PROUD MASTER a tough time. It doesn't end there. TRIBUTE TO YOU was most impressive last time and SOUTHERN SKIES could relish the surface.

Selections:
#5 Tribute To You, #2 Proud Master, #9 Diani, #4 Southern Skies

Race 5
Race Summary: The winning formline of KIAN'S PRIDE is working out well as runner-up La Premiere came out to win a nice race along with Arverni Princess. She will have to raise her game to beat hard knocking elders. VISION OF WILL did everything asked of her and scored a deserved third career win. She has Richard Fourie in the irons and can follow up. FASHION MISTRESS came back to best when switched to the track and trip finishing not far behind VISION OF WILL. She will however have her work cut out from the widest gate this time. HEREINAFTER and WAR EMPRESS must have claims from plum stalls.

Selections:
#4 Kian's Pride, #3 Vision Of Will, #8 Fashion Mistress, #2 Hereinafter

Race 6
Race Summary: Trainer Clinton Binda looks to have a stranglehold on the race. ESQUEVELLE followed up on his win on the surface with an equally impressive display on the turf. But stablemate DONTSHOOTTHEBARMAN was only 0.40-lengths adrift and could get his turn as he is 1.5kg better off at the weights. The latter has run second three times in a row and would be deserving. PRINCEKRESH had everything go wrong last time and is patently much better than the run suggests. His penultimate on the poly was fair. BIG SLICK should strip fitter in his second run after a rest. He can build on his second placing.

Selections:
#5 Dontshootthebarman, #4 Esquevelle, #3 Princekresh, #7 Big Slick

Race 7
Race Summary: It could get close between THUNDER MASALA and JUSTFORTHEEPENNY. The former had the edge over the latter at Hollywoodbets Scottsville previously and is better off at the weights. But he has been a bit tough to follow since winning his maiden. JUSTFORTHEEPENNY got going too late last time. He has drawn a lot better although THUNDER MASALA has also drawn well. Should get close again. FISH EAGLE rates the dark horse. He stayed over 1600m last time and could appreciate the step up in distance. KHANYISA INDLELA could be dangerous as he came in for support last time.

Selections:
#1 Justfortheepenny, #2 Fish Eagle, #3 Thunder Masala, #10 Khanyisa Indlela

Race 8
Race Summary: PETIT VERDOT has finished ahead of stable mate HUGSANDHIGHFIVES before and having drawn better could confirm. But along with STAR CHOICE and FRENCH PRINCESS will need to make the most of decent draws and get going in time. STING RAY has also drawn better and after running a cracker over 1600m could prove to be a big threat. PRINCESS ARLOWE was most disappointing last time but has the pedigree for the poly. She could upset the applecart. HUGSANDHIGHFIVES has run three good races in a row but it will be interesting to see what tactics are employed from a bad draw.

Selections:
#5 Petit Verdot, #12 Hugsandhighfives, #4 Sting Ray, #8 Princess Arlowe

Race 9
Race Summary: ISORENDER is going about it the right way. He is carrying a big weight in a handicap but could still prove to be better than rated. JOSEPHINE'S PRIDE is still learning what it is all about. He has leading rider Muzi Yeni up and can win if near the finished product. VENERABLE has had a few chances and did have 4kg claims in his last two. Still he has drawn well and could get the timing right with a top rider in the irons. MORNING CHESS is getting better now gelded. He could make even more improvement on the poly. HIS MASTER'S VOICE has a big weight and a wide gate - tough.

Selections:
#5 Isorender, #8 Josephine's Pride, #2 Venerable, #7 Morning Chess

Best Win: #5 DONTSHOOTTHEBARMAN                  
Best Value Bet: #5 PETIT VERDOT                        
Best Longshot: #5 PETIT VERDOT                        

 


                             

         

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