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J&B Met 2015 – Betting & Tips

Winning Form & Magic Tips provide their predicted finish for the upcoming J&B Met at Kenilworth this Saturday the 31st of January. It’s a tussle for the top of the bookies board, but the Queen’s Plate winner FUTURA currently holds the favorite title. Will he be able to do the double? He’ll be hotly contended by Durban July winner LEGISLATE and Triple Crown winner LOUIS THE KING. A cracking race awaits us, so lets see what the experts think ahead of South Africa’s 2nd biggest race day. Betting and tips provided, courtesy of WINNING FORM and HOLLYWOODBETS.NET.

J&B MET 2015
Grade 1 – 2000m – R2,500,000
Kenilworth – Race 8 – 16:45 – Saturday 31st January

(4) Legislate SCR R Fourie Justin Snaith 60 117
2 (9) Futura 19/10 B Fayd’Herbe Brett Crawford 60 116
3 (8) Louis The King 18/10 F P Strydom Geoff Woodruff 60 116
4 (14) Gold Onyx (NZ) 18/1 G Behr Sean Tarry 58.5 109
5 (1) Jet Explorer 28/1 G Cheyne Justin Snaith 58.5 109
6 (10) Killua Castle (AUS) 20/1 A Aucharuz Geoff Woodruff 58.5 109
7 (3) Tellina 10/1 G Lerena Geoff Woodruff 58.5 109
8 (13) Paterfamilias 100/1 C Orffer Mike Bass 58.5 104
9 (12) Punta Arenas 33/1 A Domeyer Stan Elley 58.5 103
10 (11) Astro News 66/1 *L Mxothwa Justin Snaith 58.5 102
11 (6) Dynamic 14/1 S Cormack Justin Snaith 58.5 100
12 (5) Johnny Rockets 125/1 M Byleveld Justin Snaith 58.5 98
13 (2) Arion 15/1 S Khumalo Justin Snaith 58 101
14 (7) Power King 10/1 K Neisius Dean Kannemeyer 58 100
15 (15) Helderberg Blue 33/1 G van Niekerk Mike Bass 58 98

Betting last update at 09:00 on Saturday 31st February. Betting is subject to change.

Magic Tips Best Bet – J&B Met 2015

Race 8: FUTURA (2)
Jockey: Bernard FAYD’HERBE – Trainer: Brett CRAWFORD

The trick to solving the puzzle to this fascinating Grade 1 contest is determining the pace or lack thereof. The slow pace of last year’s event put paid to the chances of many fancied rivals. However, that may not stop them from dominating this time around, particularly as they represent the recent Queen’s Plate formline, the event that was run at a pedestrian pace.


FUTURA has been excellent since winning on this day a year ago and most importantly, he has trained on this campaign. After being close-up to LEGISLATE in the July, he needed his comeback run behind the same rival but showed his class en route to his first Grade 1 success in the Queen’s Plate, three weeks ago. The Dynasty gelding will be even better over this ten furlongs and he has his third run back from a break.

LEGISLATE (SCRATCHED) was below-par last time but his brilliance is unquestionable. It has been reported that he had a lung infection but it is very concerning that he still takes his place in this line-up, a mere three weeks later.

LOUIS THE KING is top class and he has come back to best after his July mishap. He showed his mettle with a cracking last Queen’s Plate effort and will also prefer this trip.

Magic Tips Predicted Finish
3rd: DYNAMIC (11) 
5th: LEGISLATE (1)

Winning Form’s Prediction

3rd: FUTURA (2)  
4th: LEGISLATE (1)
5th: GOLD ONYX (4)

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