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Champions Day Fillies Guineas, Classic winners for Oaks showdown


Jack Milner: Smiling Blue Eyes looked a possible Wilgerbosdrift SA Triple Tiara winner after her impressive victory in the Gauteng Fillies Guineas over 1600m at Turffontein and was all the rage to win the SA Fillies Classic over 1800m. However, trainer Sean Tarry warned there was a virus in the yard and the grey filly appears to have been its next victim as she trailed in 13 lengths behind Mike de Kock-trained Orchid Island, who fought off the challenge of Safe Harbour to win by a neck.

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Champions Day Eagle rises to Challenge

Jack Milner: “I’m not complaining,” was Sean Tarry’s understated comment after Legal Eagle and French Navy finished first and second respectively in the R4-million Premier’s Champion Challenge over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday.

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Champions Day Abashiri achieves the dream


Jack Milner: Abashiri delighted his hordes of supporters as he became the third horse clinch the SA Triple Crown at Turffontein on Saturday. But it was, oh, so close.

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