Headline News Tarry and Khumalo are just too fast for the rest of them


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.

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Headline News It’s all about the speed!


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.

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Headline News This Agenda is obvious


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.

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Headline News ‘Stars’ ready to talk again


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.

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Headline News Bank on Pilou at the Vaal


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.

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Headline News African Night Sky looks a bright prospect


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.

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Headline News Banking on April in May


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. 

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Headline News Romi’s Boy to score at the Vaal


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. 

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