ROSE IN BLOOM
Jack Milner: One of the highlights of the Cape summer season was the performance of the three-year-old fillies.
Viv Greybe: Dennis Drier-trained River Of January with Anton Marcus up has a bright chance to get punters away to a winning start at the Greyville Polytrack on Wednesday when stepping out in Race 1, a Maiden Plate over 1600m.
The lucky few punters who scored even fractional exotic success at the Vaal on Tuesday would have been walking around with broad smiles, as all of the dividends were huge.
Mike Moon: When in doubt, go with Striker. That’s an adage among seasoned punters and the main event at the Vaal racecourse on Tuesday offers a perfect opportunity to put this folk wisdom to the test.
Ken Nicol: The non-black type Kimberley 1400 is the top liner at Flamingo Park on Monday. Normally a horse 2kg under sufferance which has never raced on sand before could be passed over pretty easily, but not so in the case of Clinton Binda’s bottom weight Witch King.
Ken Nicol: Drakenstein-bred and Tony Millard-trained Singapore Sling scored a sensational win under Chad Schofield in the HK$10 million Grade 1 Hong Kong Classic Cup over 1800m on Sunday morning South African time.
CHAMPAGNE HAZE wins Tommy Hotspur
Jack Milner: It was an emotional moment for trainer Gary Alexander as Champagne Haze crossed the line to win the Grade 3 Tommy Hotspur Handicap over 1000m at Turffontein on Saturday.
Jack Milner: The well-fancied Mujallad, from the Mike de Kock yard, has been scratched from Saturday’s feature race at Turffontein, the Grade 3 Tommy Hotspur Handicap over 1000m.
Viv Greybe: Teamed up with Eastern Cape champion Greg Cheyne again, Alan Greeff-trained What A Player will be tough to beat on the Polytrack at Fairview on Friday when contesting the main event, the Breeders Guineas Plate for three-year-old fillies over 1400m.