Vaal Thursday 23rd April Best Bets




Winning Form brings you their best tips for Vaal's racing on Thursday the 23rd of April 2015. 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 3: JAYYED(1)
Race 5: CLUB CAPTAIN(16)
Race 6: KISS ME HARDY(3)
Race 7: SOLAR TRIPTYCH(7)


Magic Tips Best Bets

Race 3: JAYYED(1) - TOP BET
Jockey: Anthony DELPECH - Trainer: Mike DE KOCK

JAYYED finally makes his debut in the maiden ranks and should start as one of the shortest priced favourites we have seen in a long-time. The son of Jet Master showed brilliant ability as a juvenile last campaign and almost pulled off a Grade 1 in just his third career outing. He was poor in another feature last time but the 21 week absence would have helped and he takes a gigantic drop in class today. His merit rating of 105 for a maiden tells the full story and he is expected to get that well deserved first career victory. He races fresh so this drop in trip won't be an issue.

Race 5: JET TRIP(5)
Jockey: Chase MAUJEAN - Trainer: Lucky HOUDALAKIS

JET TRIP is having just her third career outing and she handled the rise in class extremely well with a solid handicap debut performance over six furlongs on this course, second time out. The well-related daughter of Trippi challenged strongly for a close 3rd that day and she has lots more improvement to come. She could prefer racing over this minimum trip.


Race 6: FLAG OF FRANCE(5)
Jockey: Raymond DANIELSON - Trainer: Romeo FRANCIS

FLAG OF FRANCE loves his racing and he has recently found some of his better form. He was impressive when beating lesser over the minimum trip under a big mass recently and picked up a six pound penalty for his troubles. However, he is much better over this distance and didn't disgrace himself in a similar event over this c & d in his penultimate start. The five-year old gelding accounted for a few of today's rivals in that particular event and he has a bright chance of following up. That said, this is a competitive handicap and he won't have things all his own way.

Race 10: TO YOU(8)
Jockey: Anthony DELPECH - Trainer: Mike DE KOCK

The three-year old TO YOU relished the extra ground as she finished strongly for a close 3rd in a similar field over this c & d, seven weeks ago. She was handed a three pound penalty but has lots of scope and could still be ahead of the handicapper's assessment. The Mike de Kock inmate should go very close in this line-up.


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Race 9: PHONETIC(3) (Each Way)
Jockey: Piere STRYDOM - Trainer: Louis GOOSEN

The former KZN inmate PHONETIC has issues jumping out of the gates but she usually finishes her races well and the stronger gallops on the Highveld will play right into her hands. She has raced in higher grades recently and is steadily dropping in the ratings. The daughter of Miesque's Approval has joined an in-form yard and she could be successful, if she has acclimatized on the Highveld. She gets the services of Piere Strydom. Her fellow four-year olds should provide the stiffest threat.


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