Vaal Thursday 13th August Best Bets

Winning Form brings you their best tips for Vaal's racing on Thursday the 13th of August 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 5: ATSO TIME(9)
Race 7: MIND GAMES(6)

Magic Tips Best Bets

Race 1: THRUST(4) - TOP BET
Jockey: Simons R - Trainer: Matchett P F

THRUST produced a smart debut when running on nicely for 3rd over this c & d, two weeks ago. The four- year old gelding obviously has some quirks but clearly enjoys this surface and should make natural improvement.

Race 2: ANASA(1)
Jockey: Fortune A - Trainer: Ferreira S M

ANASA is plagued with issues so the switch to this surface could really help her cause. She showed earlier promise for her previous conditioner in KZN and clearly needed both her comeback runs on the Highveld. She will be cherry-ripe on her third run after that long break and could bounce back to form with Fortune in the saddle.

Race 7: FOREST VIEW(5)
Jockey: Wrogemann G - Trainer: Pettigrew S T

FOREST VIEW has only shaped on this surface but the speedy five-year old is most effective up to six furlongs. He tired late in recent performances over further but had some good earlier form over this c & d and is gradually dropping in the ratings. The Fort Wood gelding could make good use of his pole barrier position and he can stake a huge claim in a very ordinary field.

Race 8: KOSAVA(4)
Jockey: Delpech A - Trainer: De Kock M F

KOSAVA has come to life with blinkers in recent starts and she relished racing on this surface last time. The Mike de Kock inmate was caught late over this c & d that day but picked up a rather hefty four pound penalty. However, the daughter of Kahal is back against her own sex today and she clearly has more to offer on this track. 


Race 6: COOL KID(3)
Jockey: V.D.Merwe J - Trainer: Botes B D

The lightly raced COOL KID has problems but he is above-average and his last effort showed that he is coming to hand. He made eye-catching late progress behind a subsequent winner over the minimum trip that day and will now be cherry-ripe on his third run after the layoff. The son of Horse Chestnut is clearly better over this extra furlong and he can certainly build on that recent progress. The four year old gelding continues to drop in the ratings and he can stake a serious claim from his handy draw.

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