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Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Panic at Abule Egba as Vandals Set Pipeline on Fire!

Lagos Nigeria:

Posted By: Precious Igbonwelundu On: December 19, 2018

Reports indicate that there is a raging fire at Ebule Egba caused by activities of pipeline vandals.

Residential and commercial houses allegedly affected. People scampering to safety.

It is alleged that vandals had caused an explosion from the pipelines, which extended to Abule Egba Bus Stop.

Fire said to have started 3:30am.

Uncertain if casualties have been recorded.



R3 WHAT A RED (nb)



Winning Form Best Bets
Race 3: WHAT A RED(1)
Race 6: PARA HANDY(13)

Magic Tips Best Bets
Race 3: WHAT A RED(1)
Jockey: A Mgudlwa - Trainer: J Snaith

WHAT A RED is the clear form choice in this five furlong maiden contest and the improving daughter of What A Winter stayed on for a decent 2nd to her stablemate Alsflamingbeauty (placed on handicap debut since) over this c & d in her second local start recently. The Snaith inmate will be cherry-ripe on her third run after a 22 week absence and she has more to offer

Race 4: FAYE(2)
Jockey: S Veale - Trainer: E Sands

FAYE expectedly found her best form on her return to this track recently when she made late headway for 4th in a highly competitive line-up, the formline of which is well worth following. This switch to the longer run-in, coupled with her good draw should see the daughter of Thomas Crown make further progress

Race 5: MERAKI(3)
Jockey: A Domeyer - Trainer: C Bass-Robinson

The four-year old MERAKI has been consistent recently and he was outrun late into 2nd by the smart unbeaten youngster Vardy over this c & d three weeks ago. He comfortably accounted for an improving SHERWOOD FOREST (0.5kg worse off) that day and the blinkered bay gelding has obvious claims from pole position

Race 7: VODKA LIME(7)
Jockey: C Orffer - Trainer: B Crawford

The Brett Crawford duo of VICE VERSA and VODKA LIME renew their rivalry at a slightly higher level today but they could still fight out another exciting duel. Of course the former prevailed by half a length last month and is 0.5kg better off despite the resultant four pound penalty. She has obvious issues but clearly preferred the good ground. Her stablemate confirmed that improvement with a solid subsequent outing and she gets the narrow first verdict

Jockey: B May - Trainer: MJ Robinson

There are some useful three-year olds in this highly competitive final contest over a mile and this formline is certainly worth keeping tabs on. SECRET DEPTHS has already shown her potential and this longer run-in will suit the daughter of Elusive Fort perfectly

RS Tips For Kenilworth

1 Spy

2 Rockachino

3 What a Red

4 Doubled Over

5 Meraki

6 Vascotreetractor

7 Vice Versa

8 Madonna



Race 3 Swinger 1x12

Race 5 Swinger 3x7

PA R216








Trainer comment : Vaughan Marshall

No 6 Spy - Is the best of my 3 runners and should give a very good

account of himself.


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Race 1

Dan Katz

No 1 Famous Orator - Has been working well lately and can be competitive.

Glen Kotzen

No 7 Wood For The Trees - Tries blinkers and with one of the top work

riders aboard can be competitive.

Harold Crawford

No 2 Captain Carlos - His last two runs were good and he should go

close to winning here.

Vaughan Marshall

No 4 Gallagher - Is back over 1200 meters and should run a good race.

No 8 Rikers Island - Is back over 1200 meters and should run a good race

No 6 Spy - Is the best of my 3 runners and should give a very good

account of himself.

Race 2

Justin Snaith

No 1 Cyber Blossom - Nice type, has been on grass once and that was a

good gallop. Each-way chance.

Glen Kotzen

No 2 Duchessofcornwall - Quick but will probably be green

Candice Bass-Robinson

No 3 Miss Honey - Shows good ability at home. Unexpected first time out.

Paddy Kruyer

No 4 Mon Cherie - Shows nice work at home

Piet Botha

No 5 Rockachino - If not too green should run a good race

Piet Steyn

No 6 Watch Me Now - Will need the experience

No 7 What A Lover - Will need the experience

Race 3

Andries Steyn

No 4 Beau Blue - Very green, needs the run

Brett Crawford

No 6 Golden Mirage - Will need the run

Mike Stewart

No 7 Icon Princess - Nice filly, will need the run

Paddy Kruyer

No 2 Empress Of Russia - Shows some nice work and should be included in


Vaughan Marshall

No 3 Beholden - Tries blinkers, hoping to see improvement

Race 4

Glen Kotzen

No 4 Blush Scarlet - Was a little disappointing last time but she goes

around the turn and I expect her to run a better race.

No 5 Elusive Green - Is improving and she should be competitive in this


No 9 Fat Lady Sings - Will be trying the blinkers and we looking for

some improvement from her.

Vaughan Marshall

No 6 Sierra Line - Ran an improved race last time. She should like

this trip and I

expect a decent run.

Race 5

Joe Ramsden

No 1 Ancestry - Only had one gallop but did good. Will do well

Justin Snaith

No 4 Mister Colin - Should need outing and further

Glen Kotzen

No 8 Quick Star - Is a smart horse. However he is out at the weights

with Priceless Ruler and also has a wide draw to overcome.

Harold Crawford

No 6 Spectra Force - His recent work has been a little below par but he

seldom runs a bad race and should not be overlooked.

Vaughan Marshall

No 9 Caesura - Returns from a break and should need this run

No 11 Sherwood Forest - Ran a good race out of maiden company and should

have a place chance.

Race 6

Brett Crawford

No 12 Harvest Wind - Will need the run

No 13 Para Handy - Will need the run

Vaughan Marshall

No 10 Red Eight - Is a bit of an in and out performer but he is very

well and should have a place chance.

Race 7

Paul Reeves

No 3 Nanna Anna - Will need the run

Paddy Kruyer

No 4 Velvet Dawn - Is better than her last run. She is back over 1000

meters and I am hoping for improvement.

Race 8

Dan Katz

No 3 Skye Lane - Is an improving filly and can once again be competitive.

Vaughan Marshall

No 2 Rock On Wood - Has run three good races in a row and should again be

in with a place chance.


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Tuesday, 18 December 2018


11:40 AM - Welcomes You Work Riders' Maiden Plate

CAPTAIN CARLOS and SPY were closely matched over course and distance last time. Both are likely to be prominent again, although FAMOUS ORATOR shows pace too and could mix it with them. GALLAGHER and THE SUIT have shown enough to be competitive but preference is for the latter's stable companion FERGUS who has more scope to improve. Watch LIMELIGHT with work rider Bambiso up!

Top Tip: Captain Carlos (2)
Watch out for: Benelux (3)
2 12:20 PM - Tab Telebet 0861 000 822 Maiden Juvenile Plate (Fillies)

No form to go by in this field full of newcomers, so the betting could provide more clues to the chances of these fillies on debut. What A Winter debutantes CYBER BLOSSOM and WHAT A LOVER are worth a market is check, as is DUCHESSOFCORNWALL who gets weight from all with a 4kg claimer up. MISS HONEY and ROCKACHINO are bred to be useful so could shape if forward enough.

Top Tip: Cyber Blossom (1)
Watch out for: Rockachino (5)
3 12:55 PM - Maiden Plate (F & M)

WHAT A RED makes most appeal of those with experience, having finished on the premises in both starts over this course and distance. EMMA LEIGH, MAKARANGA LOVE and SUPER LADY could improve with experience to finish closer to that rival. PHILOMENA is open to further progress, so could earn. Well-bred newcomers GOLDEN MIRAGE and WINDOW TO AFRICA could be competitive on debut.

Top Tip: What A Red (1)
Watch out for: Golden Mirage (6)
4 1:30 PM - Betting World 087 741 2777 Maiden Plate (F & M)

Hard race to assess with Fourie on lesser-fancied EVENING CHANT instead of DOUBLED OVER. The latter, like top-weight FASHION FORCE, is overdue a maiden win after several close-up finishes. FAYE has more scope for improvement and should be in the thick of things. Stable companions BLUSH SCARLET and ELUSIVE GREEN have claims over this trip and PROFOUND can show more in blinkers.

Top Tip: Fashion Force (1)
Watch out for: Faye (2)
5 2:05 PM - Hospitality Now Open LQP2019 Mr 80 Handicap

Tricky. MERAKI finished behind a smart 3yo prospect in a similar contest last time (SHERWOOD FOREST further back) and on that form should be competitive. However, conceding weight to younger rivals PRICELESS RULER and QUICK STAR gives them the edge. SPECTRA FORCE could be hard to peg back if allowed a soft lead, although LADDER MAN, ANCESTRY and STRIKEITLIKEAMATCH can earn too.

Top Tip: Meraki (3)
Watch out for: Spectra Force (6)
6 2:40 PM - Supabets 0861 76 22 37 Mr 74 Handicap

Tricky. JOHNNY BLACK is weighted to confirm recent form with GREEN JACKET, although the latter should improve in his second run after gelding. PRINCE ORACY could get closer to that pair after an eye-catching last run. VASCOSTREETTRACTOR and TEMP THE TIGER should fare dropping in class. APOLLO ACE has done little wrong and can't be ignored. NORTHERN ROUTE can get a look in too.

Top Tip: Vascostreettractor (2)
Watch out for: Johnny Black (3)
7 3:10 PM - 0861 150 160 Fm 84 Handicap (F & M)

Well-bred VICE VERSA appeared back to her best when making all under a big weight in a similar contest last time, and she could follow up if building on that performance. Stable companion VODKA LIME should be competitive but is unlikely to turn the tables on these terms. THE BOSTON ROSE and OUTLANDOS D'AMOUR could improve with blinkers. VARSITY LOVER and PASSION PEACH can earn.

Top Tip: Vice Versa (1)
Watch out for: The Boston Rose (2)
8 3:45 PM - Next Meeting Kenilworth 22 December 2018 Fm 71 Handicap (F & M)

Get Quartets on. MADONNA will enjoy the extra and should be competitive with improvement expected. However, STAR FIGHTER makes more appeal with the form of her maiden win franked. Debut winner JETORIO could be anything. Little separates SKYE LANE, SECRET DEPTHS and INDIAN SONG on these terms. BE YOURSELF, ROCK ON WOOD, HEAVEN'S EMBRACE and ROCK TRIP could all play a role too.

Top Tip: Skye Lane (3)
Watch out for: Secret Depths (4)



Timeform pick out their three best bets from Kenilworth on Wednesday ...

Spy - Kenilworth R1, 11:40 GMT

Spy's most recent effort to finish second here 10 days ago was a good one, and a reproduction should be more than enough for him to finally shed his maiden tag. He gets the vote ahead of Captain Carlos, another who ran a solid race last time.

Cyber Blossom - Kenilworth R2, 12:20 GMT

A tricky race to decode considering that all seven runners are due to make their debuts, but Cyber Blossom makes plenty of appeal on paper, and looks worth siding with to make a winning start. Miss Honey is another who makes some appeal and is respected, whilst strong market support for any of the others - particularly Duchessofcornwall - would be significant.

What A Red - Kenilworth R3, 12:55 GMT

What A Red's two most recent efforts have been strong for the grade, and it's form which leaves her a long way clear of the field. As such, she is impossible to oppose and gets the vote to shed her maiden tag. Super Lady hasn't shown much in two starts but is the best of the rest in a poor contest, whilst the debutant Window To Africa makes some appeal.



Timeform pick out their three best bets from Fairview on Monday...

Conquering King - Fairview R3, 12:20 GMT

Conquering King ran a solid race to finish second at this track last month - his joint best ever effort - form which gives him leading claims in the contest of this grade. He's selected to get the better of Harington Port, though you'd be a fool to ignore Aquilina, too.

Three Times A Lady - Fairview R4, 12:55 GMT

Three Times A Lady was a game winner here last month, and a 4 lb raise looks unlikely to stop her from following up here. She can complete the double at the expense of Seattle Sound, who needs to bounce back from a few poor runs but would have leading claims if showing her best on these terms.

Mahir - Fairview R5, 13:35 GMT

Mahir is about as solid as it gets for this level, and he's been holding his form well since winning five starts back. He gets the vote to pick up a deserved success ahead of Titus, whilsy Strong 'N Brave is another to consider.



R2 WISH TO LAND (nap –