BULL VALLEY WINS THE TSOGO SUN SPRINT
Trainer Sean Tarry and his stable jockey S’Manga Khumalo landed a memorable Grade 1 double on Scottsville’s big day of sprinting. Bull Valley finally realised his considerable potential in claiming the R1-million Tsogo Sun Sprint, while great racemare Carry On Alice bade farewell to racing with an emotional victory in the R750,000 SA Fillies Sprint.
CARRY ON ALICE
Jack Milner: Speed is always a great thrill and that is what makes the four Grade 1 races over 1200m at Scottsville on Saturday so much fun. Also, the four are, in their way, so different.
Jack Milner: If you are one of those punters who believe in the “third run after a layoff” principle, there is a good value bet on Thursday’s Vaal card.
Last year’s Tsogo Sun Sprint winner Talktothestars is “healthy, fine and fit” and trainer Coenie de Beer is hoping for a good run in the R1-million Grade 1 sprint at Scottsville on Saturday.
Nicci Garner: It won’t take long for Pick 6 players to learn their fate in the Pick 6 at the Vaal on Tuesday when Pilou looks a banker bet in Leg 1, a Maiden Plate over 1600m.
TEN GUN SALUTE wins the 1900
Nicci Garner: African Night Sky put himself in line to win the Winter Series when he followed up on his Winter Guineas win in Sunday’s Highlands Stud Winter Classic over 1800m at Kenilworth.
Jack Milner: Despite a 1kg penalty for winning the Winter Guineas, African Night Sky is expected to notch up a Winter Series double when he contests the Grade 3 Highlands Stud Winter Classic over 1800m at Kenilworth on Sunday.
Jack Milner: Banking April has turned into a quality performer and although she would probably prefer a touch further than 1600m, Lucky Houdalakis’ charge could be the answer to a tricky Syringa Handicap (Listed) on the Turffontein Inside track.
Jack Milner: There are feature races all over the country this weekend, the most significant being the Grade 2 Betting World 1900 at Greyville on Friday evening.
Jack Milner: Before he had even run, the word was out that trainer Alec Laird had a high opinion of Romi’s Boy. He made his debut at the Vaal on 1 October last year in a strongly contested Maiden Plate which was won by Doosra with Romi’s Boy in second, beaten 1.75 lengths.