Jack Milner: Nautic Spirit has a reputation of being a top filly and she certainly exuded a touch of class last time when she beat Kissmeinmydreams by 5.25 lengths to shed her maiden over 1200m at the Vaal.
JOHAN JANSE VAN VUUREN
Ken Nicol: With the scratching of Dragonair later on, Selfie in the opener becomes the standout bets at Flamingo Park on Monday, despite being a newcomer to this centre.
Ken Nicol: Vodacom July entry The Slade has a great chance of scoring a first black type victory in the Listed The Sledgehammer (now run over 1800m) at Greyville on Sunday.
NOTHER RUSSIA WINS THE EMPRESS CLUB
Royal Day at Turffontein was graced by a turf queen – Nother Russia, who won the HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes (Grade 1) for a second successive year.
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.