Carlburg can double up

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Carlburg can double up

DEON SAMPSON

Trevor Reid: Jockey Deon Sampson does not get too many opportunities to ride winners but has been given a few chances at Flamingo Park today.

Carlburg, who contests Race 8, in particular, looks hard to beat.

Trainer Corrie Lensley may have made a shrewd purchase of this Ideal World gelding as he was full of running when winning on his local debut.

Carlburg received a penalty of nine points for his win over Cutting Edge and Sampson will need to overcome a bad draw but the victory by the gelding suggested that there are a few more wins in the tank.

Winners at this meeting may be hard to find but we should be getting a good run out of the Corne Spies-trained All Of Me in Race 6, the Flamingo Sprint over 1200m.

Jockey Piere Strydom steered this four-year-old filly to a narrow victory over Nicky Noo at Turffontein recently at odds of 22-1 but apprentice Calvin Habib has the ride today and from pole position draw should attempt to make all.

It is an open race, however and you have to give many others a winning chance.

Bright Flame has been in very good form this season winning both of his starts. He was a wide margin winner over 1000m on his comeback start and followed that up with a narrow win over rival in this race, Takatul.

Bright Flame is well drawn but will be giving most of his rivals chunks of weight.

A popular winner would be Easy To Please as this eight-year-old has regained his form but sprinters of his age are often unreliable.

An interesting runner who could pop up at long odds is the Marco van Rensburg-ridden and Cliffie Miller-trained Border Control.

This Elusive Fort gelding lost his way a bit in the Eastern Cape recently but could like this sand surface.

Gauteng raiders Ramkat and Silver Stone could fight out the finish of Race 3 and the Swinger with these two horses could pay a decent dividend.

Ramkat usually runs well at this course and should go close to winning.

Silver Stone tries the sand for the first time and should improve.

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