Jack Milner: It’s the Royal Raceday at Turffontein on Saturday with the running of the Grade 1 HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes over 1600m.
Viv Greybe: Dean Kannemeyer-trained Clifton Crusher, who fluffed his lines last time when heavily backed, has a bright chance to repay punters tonight when teamed up with Anton Marcus in Race 2, a 1400m Maiden Plate at the Greyville Polytrack.
Ken Nicol: Sun Met Heroine Oh Susanna was among first entries for the Vodacom Durban July issued on Thursday 19 April.
Viv Greybe: Yvette Bremner-trained Widow’s Lamp, who was unlucky in defeat last time at Fairview, has a bright chance to recover losses at the same venue on Friday when teamed up with champion apprentice Lyle Hewitson again in Race 7, the Listed East Cape Oaks for three-year-old fillies over 2000m.
Jack Milner: One has to go back to March last year to find the last time Greasepaint paid a visit to the winner’s enclosure and although he has been ultra-consistent of late, has always found one or two too good for him when it comes to the finishing line.
Viv Greybe: The on-off running of the Listed KwaZulu-Natal Stakes could finally be decided on Wednesday at the Greyville Polytrack – after a change of venue and surface.
TRIP TO HEAVEN
Mike Moon: Turffontein will be lit up on Tuesday night – by both floodlights and the quality of the racing.
GRANT VAN NIEKERK
Ken Nicol: Streetfighting Man should exit the maiden ranks in Race 7 at Durbanville on Tuesday, and is clearly the best win bet of the day.
Viv Greybe: Port Elizabeth-based trainer Jacques Strydom holds a winning hand with two raiders, Desert Wisdom (Karl Zechner) and Frikkie (Marco Van Rensburg), in Race 7 and top event, the R110,000 Northern Cape Stayers Handicap at Flamingo Park on Monday.
Viv Greybe: Justin Snaith-trained Jo’s Bond is long overdue a ninth career win and that could come at Scottsville on Sunday when she teams up with top Western Cape jockey Grant van Niekerk in Race 7, the R150,000 KwaZulu-Natal Stakes (Listed) over 1000m.