Ken Nicol: Jockey Warren Kennedy looks the man to follow on the Greyville Polytrack on Wednesday, as he has three of the better rides on a competitive card.
Ken Nicol: The FM 82 Handicap over 1400m provides an intriguing puzzle at Durbanville on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Viv Greybe: Friday’s race meeting at Fairview has been moved to the Polytrack due to wet conditions on the turf surface. Race 7 will now be run over 1900m.
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.
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.
Mike Moon: Apprentice jockey Luke Ferraris has quickly established himself as the brightest rising star on the South African racing scene.
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.
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.