vaalBest bets and value tips for racing from the Vaal on Thursday 14th February with selections provided by Winning Form as well as their back page tipster, Magic Tips.




Winning Form Best Bets

Race 2: TINTAGEL(1)
Race 3: ANNEKA(9)
Race 6: MANITOBA(9)


Magic Tips Best Bets

Race 1: TWILIGHT MOON (15)
Jockey: D Schwarz  - Trainer: P Matchett

A big field of juveniles head to post for this opening event where the raced entrants should make their experience count. The Matchett pair of TWILIGHT MOON and DONDERWEER produced smart respective debuts in the same event over this distance two weeks ago. The former attracted outside betting support and he ran on smartly for 2nd behind the promising Look To The Sky. He had his stablemate just over half a length further adrift and that formline is undoubtedly worth following.

Race 3: MIGHTY HIGH(3)
Jockey: G Lerena    - Trainer: Janse van Vuuren

The high quality filly MIGHTY HIGH is best weighted in this assessment event on her peak showing and she can keep her 100% distance record intact. Her older rival STATE TROOPER has found some good recent form though and will severely test her resolve as he concedes just 2.5kgs to her. 



Jockey: G Lerena  - Trainer: M Azzie

HEAVENLY RISK appeared in need of both his comeback starts following a lengthy absence and the smart son of Var will be cherry-ripe on his handicap debut today. His fellow three-year old SUGOI is also making up for lost time and he didn't disgrace himself in a stronger handicap two weeks ago

Jockey: R Simons  - Trainer: M De Kock

ARLINGTONS REVENGE was expectedly outclassed in the Guineas twelve days ago but the bay gelding drops considerably in class today and can resume winning ways back on his most successful track. Of course he achieved two workmanlike back-to-back triumphs before that last start.



Race 8: ROCKY PATH(6)
Jockey: R Danielson  - Trainer: St John Gray

A maximum field faces the starter in this seven furlong low key handicap where obvious caution is advised. ROCKY PATH campaigned in a far stronger even on unfavourable weight terms at Turffontein last Saturday and could be the right one courtesy of some solid post maiden form at this level. His yard has struck some good recent form.

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