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Vaal Tips on August 31st - Best Bets and Predictions

Last updated: 31 Aug 2023
John Eastwood 31 Aug 2023
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  • We bring you Magic Tips's best betting tips at Vaal on Thursday 31st August
  • What A Lucy and Chocolate Bomb are tipped to win
Vaal Tips August 31st
Vaal Races. (Getty)

Vaal racecourse hosts another good meeting today, with the first race set to go off at 10:45am (UK Time). To help you try and find a few winners, here's which horses Magic Tips has tipped up on the South African Horse Racing HollywoodBets Blog this morning.

Vaal Races Tips - Thursday 31st August

Race 1 - WHAT A LUCY (10)

WHAT A LUCY has finished third in his last three starts over 1400m on the turf. It must be noted that the horse that finished second in his last start has come out and won since. The son of Querari has a wide draw to overcome, but he is likely to use his early gate speed to get across without using up too much energy.

Race 2 - FUSHIMI INARI (4)

FUSHIMI INARI stayed on when second over 1700m on this course last time. It must be noted that the form of that race has been franked. The son of Danon Platina tries the cheekpieces for the first time which should keep his mind on the task at hand. He may be the one to side within this line-up.

Race 6 - PRIMROSE PATH (2)

PRIMROSE PATH followed up her maiden victory with a good second-place finish over 1450m on the Classic course. She stayed on at the finish that day, but found one too good in the form of Key Element. She does have a wide draw of ten to contend with, but gets the services of Gavin Lerena who will give her all the necessary assistance from the saddle.


Trainer Johan Janse van Vuuren holds a strong hand in this contest and he can saddle the first two past the post. CHOCOLATE BOMB was an easy winner when shedding his maiden tag at the second time of asking over 1000m at Turffontein. The son of Lancaster Bomber is a progressive type and is the stable elect with Gavin Lerena in the saddle. He takes on stronger, but has plenty of scope and should be up to the task at hand.

Race 9 - MEET THE CAPTAIN (12)

MEET THE CAPTAIN was doing her best work late when fourth over 1200m on this course last time. Her best form has been under in-form jockey Muzi Yeni. She carries another handy galloping mass of 53kgs and can return to winning ways.


What A Lucy (Race 1) is Magic Tips' best bet of the day at Vaal on Thursday.

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