Thursday, 19 July 2018


Best bets and value tips for racing from the Vaal on Thursday 19th July with selections provided by Winning Form as well as their back page tipster, Magic Tips.

Winning Form Best Bets

Race 1: TEQUILA MAN(10)

Race 2: ABELIE(1)

Race 3: TUDOR MANOR(12)

Race 4: LA ROQUETTE(7)

Magic Tips Best Bets


Jockey: C ZACKEY - Trainer: M & A AZZIE

MAJOR RETURN should make natural improvement from his fair debut over this trip on the inside course at Turffontein last month. He was quietly fancied that day and the well-related colt should be afford- ed much respect here


Race 2: CHITENGO(4)

Jockey: R Simons - Trainer: A Laird

CHITENGO would have strengthened during her 16 week rest and the well-bred bay filly can build on her smart second showing in a decent line-up. Of course her conqueror Running Brave finished 4th in a subsequent Grade 2 event whilst the runner-up of that event Return Flight smashed her opposition when winning her next two starts.

Race 6: JIKA(5)

Jockey: L HEWITSON - Trainer: S TARRY

JIKA is the obvious form choice after some consistent form including finishing runner-up twice to subsequent Listed winner Infamous Fox in his last two starts. He had the three-year old SOLDIER ON just under half a length behind him recently but is 0.5kg better off and the likely dictator could enjoy a soft lead from pole position

Race 7: OOJOOBA(7)

Jockey: R Simons - Trainer: M De Kock

This is a tricky maiden contest where all eyes will firmly be on the Dynasty filly OOJOOBA who races a mere two weeks after she was reportedly lame in her much improved second outing. The de Kock inmate tired late into a creditable 3rd over seven furlongs that day and she is bred to relish this extra ground. Of course she ventures around the turn.



Jockey: R Simons - Trainer - M De Kock

The de Kock inmate GLAMOROUS SCANDAL is threatening a 'big performance' after her fair last few tries and she meets recent conquerors EMPRESS VALLEY (2.5kgs worse off) and ITSMYDARLIN (1kg worse off) on favourable terms today. The trio should enjoy the likely solid tempo and could fight out a thrilling finish.


MAJOR RETURN is open to improvement and will be hard to beat. Eureka Effect is a sound alternative, while Tequila Man can scrap it out for third.

CHITENGO can go on improving and take this maiden. Elusive Butterfly can emerge second best, while Full Frolic edges it so far as third place is concerned.

LION KING looks fairly tough to fault and is up to winning this. Ragnarok is the most realistic alternative, while Mischievous Green has a big place chance as well first time out.

ELUSIVE STRIKE is proving consistent and should give backers a run for their money. Modjadji looks the best option for the forecast, while Carmalita also demands respect.

SAMMI MOOSA continues in form and looks the one they all have to beat. Ossetra may be the one for second, while Samarra isn't entirely out of it either.

STREET FLYER just about appeals most in this field but can't afford for much to go wrong. Rain Shadow makes most appeal of the remainder, while Jika is another who could figure.

SEA LIKE GLASS has been running well and sets the bar, albeit not too high. Oojooba is most likely the biggest danger, while Gimme A Var looks best of the remainder

IT IS NOT OVER should give a good account but it's an open race. Angelic Appeal can be thereabouts come the business end, while My Cherry is another to bear in mind

Wednesday, 18 July 2018


BREAKING: Nigeria unveils name of national carrier, logo 

Nigeria on Wednesday unveiled the name of the nation’s carrier, as well as the logo at the Farnborough International Airshow in London.

The unveiling was done by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who said the government of Nigeria will own only 5% of the carrier.

The national carrier is Nigeria Air.

During the unveiling the minister said, “This will be a National Carrier that is Private sector led and driven. It is a business, not a social service. Government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it. The investors will have full responsibility for this.”

“The Nigerian Government will not own more than 5% (maximum) of the new National Carrier. Government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it,” he added.


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