Milk and Honey, Greyville.
THE withdrawal of Mochachino from Wednesday evening’s Grade 3 Flamboyant Stakes over 1600m at Greyville paves the way for Milk And Honey to notch up her first feature-race victory. Mike de Kock’s American-bred filly was runner-up to Emblem Of Liberty last time out in the Ipi Tombe Stakes at Turffontein over this distance.
<p>Geoff Woodruff’s filly then went down to Kenilworth and beat River Jetez and Dancer’s Daughter, making that Turffontein run even more noteworthy.<br /> <br /> The runner Milk And Honey will need to peg back is Michael Miller’s Outcome. The five-year-old mare finished 14.50 lengths behind Emblem Of Liberty in the Ipi Tombe but there were excuses as she was reported to be blowing after the race. <br /> <br /> Facing Outcome at Greyville is almost as daunting as squaring up against Pocket Power at Kenilworth. The daughter of Muhtafal thrives at the track and all nine of her victories have taken place at Greyville. She also has the benefit of a 5.5kg pull at the weights and Anthony Delpech on Milk And Honey had better be looking over his shoulder in the latter stages of the race as Robbie and Outcome will certainly be coming at him.<br /> <br /> Sahara has yet to win over further than 1450m but finished second to Rei Rei in the SA Fillies Guineas over the course and distance last year. Dennis Drier’s runner has only once run out of the first four and that came in the Woolavington over 2000m where she probably found the distance a touch too far in that company.<br /> <br /> Sahara is drawn at No 2 and has Sean Cormack, who has been in superb form since returning from Australia, in the saddle.</p>