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Grand Heritage Day Emerald Cup can develop into a humdinger

Photo: Peter Miller trains Lawful Leader.<br /> <br />LAWFUL Leader, the top-rated sand horse in South Africa, is one of 41 entries for the R600 000 Emerald Cup (Grade 2) over 1450m on the Vaal sand on 27 September.<br /> <br /> All 11 of the Peter Miller-trained gelding’s wins were gained on a dirt surface, but at Kimberley. The only time this Brazilian-bred son of Roi Normand journeyed to the Vaal to contest a race, he was well beaten. His best form has also come over longer distances. However Miller will not consider travelling to the Vaal from his Kimberley base unless he believes his runner has a chance of paying his way.

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