Jack Milner: While nobody is too happy about the lost meetings due to the rain, trainer Sean Tarry might want some of that wet track to still be a factor when they line up for Race 8 at the Vaal tomorrow, an Assessment Plate over 1100m.
Jack Milner: With rain washing out the Egoli Mile (Non-Black Type) at the Vaal last week the decision was made to run the race at Turffontein this Wednesday night.
Mike Moon: Punters are dusting off wallets and thinking caps as weather boffins predict sunny skies for the coming week.
Mike Moon: Trainer Cliffie Miller makes a determined bid to land the spoils in a rare feature race at Flamingo Park on Monday – the Kimberley 1400, a Non-Black-Type contest with prize money of R110,000.
Jack Milner: The heavy rains of the week forced Saturday’s Turffontein Standside meeting to be moved to Sunday. The Grade 3 Tommy Hotspur Handicap over 1000m remains the feature race and half the runners met in the Lebelo Sprint at the end of last year.
Jack Milner: There are some decent-sized fields at Kenilworth on Saturday but they are quite tricky. Make sure you have some money in your wallets for the last two races on the card because that is where the two good bets on the card appear to be.
Viv Greybe: Alan Greeff-trained Aldo has the right credentials to land his fifth career win at the Fairview Polytrack on Friday when teamed up with Greg Cheyne and taking on six rivals in Race 7, a MR 98 Handicap over 1200m.
Jack Milner: The Egoli Mile (Non-Black Type) for three-year-olds heads up the card at the Vaal on Thursday but the problem for bettors is the race contains very few specialist milers.
Viv Greybe: Dennis Bosch-trained Collabro has a bright chance to post a fourth career win when teamed up with top jockey Anton Marcus at the Greyville Polytrack on Wednesday, contesting Race 5, a MR 76 Handicap over 1400m.
London – British Horseracing Authority chief executive Nick Rust admits the six-day shutdown of racing will have cost the industry millions – but insists he “absolutely stands by the decision”, with meetings set to resume on Wednesday.