Headline News Timkat a banker in all bets


Jack Milner: Timkat was all the rage to win the final leg of the Pick 6 at Flamingo Park on Saturday 3 August but when the opportunity arose for the four-year-old gelding to take his place in the Betting World Sprint (Non-Black Type) the connections had no alternative but to go with the more lucrative race.

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Headline News Arabian Beat holds the key


Jack Milner: The outcome of Race 5 at Turffontein on Saturday, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1160m on the Standside track, may well depend on the performance of Arabian Beat.

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Headline News Lord Silverio a stand-out bet


Jack Milner: Three-time Champion Trainer Sean Tarry had to concede his title last season to Justin Snaith but, with a good end to the season in which his stable had to deal with some unforeseen issues, it would come as no surprise to see him regain his crown in one year’s time.

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Headline News Filly set to sing at Greyville


Ken Nicol: Township Melody was only raised three points by the handicappers for her fluent win despite a wide draw against a strong field on Durban July Day, and, back on the Greyville Polytrack from an inside gate, has every chance of following up in Race 4 on Wednesday.

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Headline News Dawnbreaker best in tough PE Pinnacle


Jack Milner: As a rule conditions races tend to help punters as they have the advantage of knowing who are the best handicapped horses and while there is no guarantee everything will work out as planned, one generally gets close.

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Headline News A mutually beneficial relationship


Ken Nicol: While the vast majority of Richard Fourie’s rides have been with the Snaith yard since the new season began, he was quick to stress he is not formally retained as their stable jockey when spoken to at Durbanville on Saturday.

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