Winning Form brings you their best tips for Vaal’s racing on Saturday the 7th of December. 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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Race 1: RUBIES AND PEARLS(4)
Race 4: APPLE TART(1)
Race 7: STORM INCOMING(8)
Race 11: VAR BAY(14)
Race 2: KING’S SOLDIER(1)
Jockey: Sherman BROWN – Trainer: Leon ERASMUS
There are plenty of speedsters here and that should make for an exciting event. KING’S SOLDIER has always shown above-average ability and placed in a feature on his debut in March. He has been thereab- outs since but suffered a setback and was rested for 28 weeks. However, his comeback effort was encouraging as the only tired late behind The Pieman over this trip at Turffontein, four weeks ago. He is sure to strip fitter today and should be involved in the finish.
Race 3: ZE TZAR(7)
Jockey: Ian STURGEON – Trainer: Weiho MARWING
Trainer Weiho Marwing took some time but may have found the right distance for his three-year old son of Zeditave, ZE TZAR. The gelding tried various distances up to ten furlongs before dropping to this trip last time out. He challenged strongly over the final furlong before being outrun into second, 1.25 lengths behind What A Boytjie but he still finished a comfortable 2.50 lengths ahead of the third placed runner. He should have lots of improvement to come and has raced down the straight before. He merits healthy respect in this line-up.
Race 4: ZEPHIRA(14)
Jockey: Ian STURGEON – Trainer: Geoff WOODRUFF
ZEPHIRA was fancied in the betting market but only managed a fair fifth on debut over the Turffontein 1160m, four weeks ago. However, the daughter of Western Winter was slow into stride that day. She would have gained plenty from that experience and should make lots of natural improvement.Her pedigree suggests that she will stay the mile and she must be respected for an in-form yard.
Race 6: MERCADO(10) – TOP BET
MERCADO is lightly raced and is highly thought of by his conditioner. He won an excellent debut in KZN against older rivals in June but had two disappointing feature efforts at Greyville thereafter. He was then rested 14 weeks and clearly benefitted from that. He made steady progress for 4th on his comeback run in a strong field over the Turffontein 1160m, last time out. That form hasn’t stood up yet but this son of Toreador will strip fitter and has huge room for improvement. He takes a steep rise in class but shoulders a light mass of just 52.5kgs and should go very close.
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Race 8: EXTRAORDINAIRE(11) (Each Way)
Jockey: Franklin MALEKING – Trainer: Paul MATCHETT
There are lots of speedy three-year olds with big masses and they will be hard pressed to keep up the likely blistering pace. That pace should suit the grey mare EXTRAORDINAIRE who shoulders 56.5kgs thanks to the 2.5kgs apprentice claim. The daughter of Toreador has been restricted to the sand recently but she has a very good c & d record and drops to a much more suitable class of opposition. She will be running on strongly at the finish and can cause an upset.