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Vaal Sand Thursday 17th October Best Bets

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Winning Form brings you their best tips for Vaal Sand’s racing on Thursday the 17th of October. Comments, betting and images are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster – Magic Tips by eMeM.


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Winning Form Best Bets

Race 2: FORMATION(1)
Race 3: NONDWENI’S FILLY(11)
Race 4: AJUBA(1)
Race 7: MELLI MOU(4)

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Magic Tips Best Bets

Race 3: NONDWENI’S FILLY(11) – TOP BET
Jockey: Marco V/RENSBURG – Trainer: Stuart PETTIGREW

NONDWENI’S FILLY didn’t enjoy returning to the turf last time and she finished a well beaten third. However, she had two cracking efforts on this surface prior to that and found strong finishes on both those occasions for runners-up spots over this c & d. Today’s mile should suit the daughter of A P Arrow down to the ground and she could take a power of beating from a handy draw.

Race 4: AJUBA(1)
Jockey: Marco V/RENSBURG – Trainer: Stuart PETTIGREW

This is a strange contest as AJUBA ran very poorly in his penultimate outing over this c & d and many of today’s rivals holds him safe on that run. However, he came back quickly to form and reversed the form with the same rivals when he finished a decent second over a mile, last time out. The fact that he has placed over nine furlongs rules out the possibility that he doesn’t stay and perhaps he just had too much to do from his wide draw, that day. All things being equal, he should be forgiven that penultimate performance and should really take some beating, based on that latest run.

Race 6: CAPE WINTER(4)
Jockey: Robbie FRADD – Trainer: Kumaran NAIDOO

CAPE WINTER loves this surface and may have still just needed his last start when sheer determination helped him to get up and beat his stablemate Be Assured in a feature over this c & d. The son of Western Winter has his issues but there is no doubting his ability and he will be cherry-ripe today. He was given a four pound penalty for his troubles but still holds many of his rivals at the weights and can easily follow up.

Race 8: LEVANTO(6)

Jockey: Gavin LERENA – Trainer: Dominic ZAKI

This is a moderate contest but LEVANTO has been taking on considerably stronger on the turf and has placed on this surface. He has a 20 pound inferior sand rating which says a lot but he takes a very big drop in class and he will strip much fitter after no doubt needing his comeback run, five weeks ago. The son of Windrush gets the services of Gavin Lerena from a handy draw and should take some beating, if he is able to transfer his form to the sand.

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Race 7: MR ALFONSO(2) (Each Way)
Jockey: Jarryd PENNY – Trainer: Lucky HOUDALAKIS

MR ALFONSO wasn’t himself without blinkers in his last start on this course but his trainer has quick- ly put the headgear back on today. He was fluent in back-to-back wins over this c & d, prior to that last start and drops to a more suitable class here. He will again enjoy a 4kgs apprentice claim and can bounce back to his best.

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