Mike Moon: Jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe is always in demand with trainers for the insightful feedback he gives on horses and that popularity is reflected in his promising bookings at Durbanville tomorrow.
Ken Nicol: The National Horseracing Authority (NHA) has made significant changes to the rules regarding horses suffering an epistaxis (bleeding).
Viv Greybe: The Cliffie Miller-trained Seattle Wonder has not been up to scratch from wide draws at Flamingo Park, but with a much better draw the four-year-old has a bright chance to recover losses at the venue on Monday when teamed up with Collen Storey again in Race 6, a Pinnacle Stakes over 2200m.
Ken Nicol: Fresnaye is named after an exclusive suburb on the Atlantic seaboard in Cape Town.
Viv Greybe: Four-year-old Dawnbreaker, who has been a model of consistency since joining Gavin Smith’s stable, looks on target for a fourth career win at the Fairview Polytrack on Friday when teamed up with Aldo Domeyer in Race 6 and the main event, a MR 86 Handicap over 1300m.
Jack Milner: Dorrie Sham has had a good run on the Highveld since moving her string from Port Elizabeth. She is based at the Vaal and they have had a number of winners at that course.
Ken Nicol: Hong Kong bound Callan Murray had a hip operation on Monday, and has ridden his last race in South Africa for the time being.
JUSTIFY WINS BELMONT
Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify will be evaluated after some filling in his left front ankle was discovered, his connections announced July 10.
Viv Greybe: Ivan and Darryl Moore-trained Ballymaine looks on target to post a fourth career win when teamed up with Stuart Randolph in Race 4, a MR 82 Handicap over 1950m, at Scottsville on Wednesday.
IT'S MY TURN
A fantastic entry of 28 powerful stayers, including the first six horses past the post in the R500 000, Grade 3 DStv Gold Vase on July day, have been entered for South Africa’s most famous thoroughbred marathon event, the R1.25-million, Grade 3 eLAN Gold Cup, to be run over 3200m at Greyville on Saturday 28 July.