Jack Milner: Three graded races will be run at Kenilworth on Saturday – the Grade 1 Cape Fillies Guineas, the Grade 2 Green Point Stakes and the Grade 2 Cape Merchants – all sponsored by World Sports Betting.
Cape Town – Legal Eagle heads the 27 entries for the Sun Met over 2000m at Kenilworth on Saturday 28 January when the historic Cape Town race carries a total stake of R5 million for the first time.
Jack Milner: Trainer Mike Azzie believes Querari Falcon is a worthy favourite for the R1-million World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas over 1600m at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Jack Milner: Green Pepper is turning out to be the Carry On Alice of her generation and once again proved her talent with an easy victory in the Grade 3 Magnolia Handicap over 1160m at Turffontein on Saturday.
MASTER SABINA BEATS THE CONGLOMERATE
Jack Milner: Despite Geoff Woodruff telling anybody who would listen that Master Sabina was flying at home and working even better than last year, the 2015 Sansui Summer Cup winner was easy to back before finally going off at 5-1.
MASTER WINS SUMMER CUP
Mike Moon: Master Sabina, the 5-1 favourite, won his second Grade 1 Sansui Summer Cup in two years when jockey Gavin Lerena drove him through a narrow gap between the leading horses and on to a famous victory in the Grade 1, R2-million race at Turffontein on Saturday.
Jack Milner: Craig Zackey has to be one of the most improved jockeys in the country. He has no long-term affiliation to any of the top trainers yet he is lying in second spot on the jockeys’ log, just five wins behind Andrew Fortune.
With one of the nation’s ‘Big Four’ races under his belt already this year, Joey Ramsden confesses that a first Sansui Summer Cup triumph with St Tropez or The Conglomerate would prove the icing on a bountiful cake.
Jack Milner: Miracle Bureau has been taking on some stiff opposition over various distances of late and has not embarrassed himself. However, on Thursday at the Vaal, Joe Soma’s charge returns to his favourite trip of 1200m and looks the runner to beat in Race 8.
In the six years he has trained at Randjesfontein north of Joburg trainer Geoff Woodruff has experienced enough Summer Cup success to know his twin spearhead from four stable runners – Master Sabina and Deo Juvente – can between them provide an unprecedented fourth consecutive triumph for the personable Englishman in the Sansui Summer Cup at Turffontein on Saturday.