USAIN BOLT (Sporting Life)
Mark van Deventer: Cape Town – In a real coup, Olympic sprinting legend Usain Bolt will be hosting Africa’s Richest Race Day, the Sun Met, celebrated with GH Mumm Champagne, on the 27 January at Kenilworth in Cape Town.
Jack Milner: The work riders take centre stage at the Vaal on Thursday for the first leg of this season’s Work Riders’ Challenge.
Jack Milner: Abashiri has moved to the top of the boards for the R2-million Sansui Summer Cup following his excellent return to racing at Turffontein last Saturday.
Jack Milner: As far as Vaal cards are concerned Tuesday’s meeting has to be one of the best staged at the course for quite a while.
Jack Milner: There is obviously something about Cape Town – maybe it is the strong south-easterly wind – that did not agree with Arctic Blast, but since he travelled along the coast to Port Elizabeth he is a different horse.
Jack Milner: Monte Christo needed just one stride to get the better of Mr Roy last time over 1200m and the increase in distance to 1400m should suit Charles Laird’s charge when he lines up in Race 7 at Greyville on Sunday, a MR 94 Handicap on the Polytrack.
Jack Milner: Fitness is likely to decide the outcome of Race 8 at Turffontein on Saturday, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1600m on the Inside track.
Viv Greybe: Justin Snaith-trained Afrikaburn has been threatening a fifth career win and that could come at the Fairview Polytrack on Friday when the six-year-old teams up with Raymond Danielson in Race 4, the main event, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1400m.
Jack Milner: Pilou was a very unlucky loser of his last race and Sean Tarry’s charge can make amends when he runs in Race 7 at the Vaal on Thursday.
Nicci Garner: It has taken three years, but Michael Tshetso Mahiakola has finally cracked his first winner.