TWIST OF FATE
Ken Nicol: Twist Of Fate makes his seasonal reappearance in a Pinnacle Stakes at Durbanville on Saturday, and stands out as a banker in all bets.
Brendan Gaillard: Although it is usually Muzi Yeni who gets the better rides from trainer Gavin Smith it might be worth having an Eachway wager on Alamito Bay in the last race at Fairview on Friday.
Ken Nicol: Punters will need to keep their powder dry at Greyville come Wednesday, as the best two betting opportunities on the polytrack present themselves in the final two heats.
Danie Toerien: The big guns of South African racing are emerging from their winter hibernation and on Tuesday punters will get a first glimpse of trainer Andre Nel’s heavy artillery at the start of the season.
MARCO VAN RENSBURG
Brendan Gaillard: Trainer Cliffie Miller has some nice runners at Flamingo Park on Monday and the pick of them could be In The Jungle in Race 5.
Bonginkosi Nkosi: Despite a 78-day break, Michael Roberts-trained Jack’s Bird looks to have the class to win the Beach Beauty Mile (Non-Black Type) over 1600m at Greyville on Sunday.
Jack Milner: Some top horses from the De Kock, Tarry and Spies stables will begin their search for feature-race success this season at today’s Turffontein meeting.
Brendan Gaillard: Australian import Sir Frenchie has clearly taken a fancy to racing in the Eastern Cape and has won three of his six starts at this centre.
Jack Milner: Sunshine Silk pulled off an upset win last time when she took on a field of both sexes in a Pinnacle Stakes over a distance short of her best.