For the first time in South Africa an official race will be run to test how jockeys will be able to ride without a whip in the hand.
Browsing: Charity Mile Day
CHARIOT OF GOLD
A whip-around of trainers’ views their runner on Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile race day at Turffontein on Saturday:
Jack Milner: The one concern punters tend to have with the Grade 2 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile is that a number of the runners use this race to prepare for the Summer Cup on 1 December.
SYLVAN ON FIRE
Trainer Candice Dawson’s yard is in exquisite form, and she could make the headlines once more when her classy five-year-old mare Sylvan On Fire competes in the Yellowwood Handicap (Grade 3) over 1800m at Turffontein on Saturday.
Mike Moon: There are some short-priced runners in the feature races on Charity Mile card at Turffontein on Saturday. But, outside the favoured few – who might well fail to fire – an abundance of opportunity is available to value-seeking punters.