Trevor Reid: Trainer Justin Snaith went through a lean patch with his runners in the Eastern Cape but they are back in good form and both Captain Alfredo in Race 4 and China Express in Race 8 could do well for punters at Fairview.
Jack Milner: There are some favourites with decent possibilities at the Vaal on Thursday and a Pick 6 could be the way to go.
Durban – Marinaresco will attempt to match the exploits of Futura and become only the second horse to win the Grade 1 Champions Cup two years in a row when he lines up for the Grade 1 race on Saturday 29 July.
Nicci Garner: One in every five of trainer Lucky Houdalakis’ runners at the Vaal have won in the last six weeks and he can maintain his high strike rate at the Vereeniging track on Tuesday.
ROY MOODLEY OWNS ROY'S DISPREN
Ken Nicol: A Pinnacle Stakes over 1600m is the main event at Flamingo Park and Roy’s Dispren could give the opposition plenty of headaches as he returns to his best trip.
Mike Moon: Bull Valley has come from nowhere to make a grab at the title of best sprinter in the land in the space of six weeks. His impressive win in the Grade 1 Mercury Sprint on Saturday came off the back of an equally good performance in the Grade 1 Tsogo Sun Sprint in late June.
TRIP TO HEAVEN
Jack Milner: Sean Tarry and Chris van Niekerk are not the only people who will be hoping Trip To Heaven can finally crack a Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s Mercury Sprint over 1200m at Greyville.
Ken Nicol: Champion sire Captain Al has passed away at Klawervlei Stud following a bout of laminitis. Aged 20, he had been sparingly used as a stallion in recent times due to his advanced age, but news of his demise still came as a shock to the racing world.
Captain Al, one of South Africa’s outstanding stallions of recent years and the leading light at championship-winning stud Klawervlei, has died from complications following an operation for laminitis in a hind hoof.
This year the running of the WSB Champions Cup (Grade 1 ) and eLAN Gold Cup (Grade 3) have been split and the South African season will end with a two-day Festival Of Racing at Greyville.