Scottsville Sunday 18th August Best Bets


Winning Form brings you their best tips for Scottsville's racing on Sunday the 18th of August. Comments, betting and images are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster - Magic Tips by eMeM.




Winning Form Best Bets

Race 1:  EMERALD OZ(4)
Race 2:  CHAMPAGNE SHOWERS(1)
Race 3:  POP HOME(1)
Race 4:  ONE MAN'S DREAM(9)



Magic Tips Best Bets

Race 3: CAPTAIN'S CRONICLE(7)
Jockey: Sean CORMACK - Trainer: Dennis DRIER

CAPTAIN'S CHRONICLE made the expected improvement second time out when he showed plenty of speed over six furlongs on this course. He tired late that day and finished third, but was beaten just under two lengths at the wire. The extremely well-related son of Captain Al should have lots more improvement to come and will certainly enjoy the rise in trip. He jumps from barrier 1 and merits healthy respect.

Race 5: WILD TYPE(2) - TOP BET
Jockey: Stuart RANDOLPH - Trainer: Gavin VAN ZYL

This is a very competitive contest despite the ratings suggesting otherwise. WILD TYPE returns to the scene of possibly his finest achievement. He finished well for second in a Grade 1 over this c & d, four starts ago and is well treated by the weights. Incidentally, that was his only defeat over this c & d from three efforts and he must have strong claims today.

Race 6: RED BARREL(1)
Jockey: Anthony DELPECH - Trainer: Mike DE KOCK

RED BARREL has shown signs of form after his lengthy absence. He would have still needed his last run but made eye-catching late headway after being drawn badly in a minor feature at Greyville over this trip. He will be cherry-ripe this time around and drops heavily in class. The son of Right Approach should handle the big mass and will go close.

Race 7: WITCH VAR(4)
Jockey: Craig ZACKEY - Trainer: Duncan HOWELLS

WITCH VAR is improving quickly and maintained his 100% record over this trip, last time out. He was returning from a ten week break and jumped into handicap company but still finished well to win going away over this c & d. He was effectively raised three pounds for that effort but will strip much fitter and has plenty of scope for improvement. He takes on slightly stronger but is again well drawn and is still lightly raced. He should go very close in this field.

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Race 2: PARTY DOLL(2) (Each Way)
Jockey: S'Manga KHUMALO - Trainer: Chris ERASMUS

There are some real speedsters here and with all of them cutting each other's throats, it could pave the way for the Chris Erasmus trained daughter of Pissaro, PARTY DOLL. She had a promising start to her career but then fared poorly when drawn unfavourably in all three of her subsequent efforts on this course. However, she improved when she stayed on for third behind runaway winner and highly rated Kitco over this trip, last time out. She has finally cracked a favourable draw on this track and she will be finishing well here. She gets the services of in-form Khumalo and her yard had two winners, last Sunday.

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