Winning Form brings you their best tips for Vaal Sand's racing on Thursday the 4th of June 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 1: BEAUTIFUL SHAY(3)
Race 3: ASHKENAZI(11)
Race 4: FIRE DANCING(6)
Race 7: WELLESLEY(4)
Magic Tips Best Bets
Jockey: Gavin LERENA - Trainer: Erico VERDONESE
There are a few speedy fillies in this line-up and they could easily cut each other's throats. CATWALK TEASE won't be one of them and she has the added advantage of experience on this surface. The daughter of Carpocrates was soundly trounced over this c & d last time but she did stumble at the start. She ran on late for 2nd and has scope for further improvement. She gets the services of an in-form jockey and the likely blistering pace will suit her.
Race 3: AFRICAN AFFAIR(1)
Jockey: Raymond DANIELSON - Trainer: DAVID Nieuwenhuizen
The David Nieuwenhuizen yard holds a strong hand in this ordinary maiden contest and two top jockeys have been engaged on the duo AFRICAN AFFAIR and WALKABOUT. The former is lightly raced and he produced his career best effort in his only sand start. He ran on for 3rd over the minimum trip that day but was rested after two poor subsequent turf runs. The son of Seul Amour has changed stables and he could be a major threat on his debut for his new conditioner. He gets equipped with blinkers and could enjoy the six furlongs from pole position.
Race 6: AMERICAN TIGER(6) - TOP BET
Jockey: Gavin LERENA - Trainer: Spike LERENA
A big field goes to post for this low-key sprint affair but the value could lie with AMERICAN TIGER from the Spike Lerena yard. This Tiger Ridge gelding had an earlier reputation whilst with his former conditioner but fared poorly on the grass. However, his fortunes clearly turned around when he was switched to this surface by his current trainer. Admittedly, he met ordinary maiden rivals but his swift turn of foot was super-impressive and he thrashed subsequent winner RETURN TO THE SUN. He was outclassed on the grass when not striding out on his handicap debut next time out but returns to the scene of his only triumph. He could be much higher than his current sand assessment and merits healthy respect.
Race 8: CELTIC HEROINE(4)
Jockey: Gavin LERENA - Trainer: Paul PETER
CELTIC HEROINE has finally shown some life and she even surprised with a decent last effort on the grass over further. She was soundly trounced by runaway winner CONNE MARA BLACK over this c & d in her improved penultimate effort but she is now 5kgs better off with that rival and more crucially jumps from a much better draw. Furthermore, Gavin Lerena climbs back aboard the daughter of Brave Tin Soldier and she could be a serious threat.
Jockey: Akshay BALLOO - Trainer: Gavin VAN ZYL
The KZN inmate APOSTLE ADVANCING has a very short but effective burst of speed and once again she was found out late on the polytrack at Greyville, recently. She could be a different proposition on this surface, particularly as she will lay just off the likely blistering speed. Her conditioner has cleverly engaged a 4kgs claiming apprentice on the daughter of King's Apostle and she could be a huge threat, if handling this track.
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