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Headline News Wild Brier to rough up rivals

GAVIN SMITH

Viv Greybe: Six-year-old Wild Brier, who has shown smart progress since leaving the Highveld and joining Gavin Smith’s stable, has a bright chance to claim top honours on the Fairview Turf track today when teamed up Teaque Gould in Race 6, a Pinnacle Stakes over 2400m.

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Headline News Time to Talktothestars again

TALKTOTHESTARS

Jack Milner: One of the key designs of the merit rating system is to keep every runner reasonably competitive. So, when a runner’s merit rating gets too high the handicappers are tasked with reducing it to a level at which the horse is capable of leaving his mark on a race.

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Headline News Think fast with speedy Socrates

SOCRATES

Viv Greybe: Due to heavy rain at Scottsville, Wednesday’s race meeting has been switched to the Greyville turf course. The race starting times remain unchanged, but the distance of Race 8 has been changed to 1800m.

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Headline News Top Salute to pull rank over boys

JARETT RUGG

Viv Greybe: Though up against predominately male opposition, Sarel von Willingh Smit’s filly Top Salute could be up to the task at Flamingo Park on Monday when again teamed up with apprentice Dylan Lerena in Race 4 and main event, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1600m.

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