IT'S MY TURN
Runners from Western Cape stables dominate the final field for the R500,000, Grade 2 World Sports Betting 1900 to be run at Greyville in Durban on Saturday and the yard of Justin Snaith goes in with four strings to its bow.
Viv Greybe: Though up against tougher opposition this time, Dennis Bosch-trained Hector Heathcote can continue his winning ways at the Greyville Polytrack on Sunday when teamed up with hot jockey Richard Fourie in Race 7, a MR 82 Handicap over 1400m.
Ken Nicol: This is Port Elizabeth’s biggest weekend of the year with two days of excellent racing on Friday and Saturday.
GEOFF WOODRUFF, GOODMAN DADAMASI
Jack Milner: Goodman Dadamasi will have his work cut out to retain his advantage going into the third and final leg of this season’s Work Riders’ Challenge at Turffontein on Saturday.
Hospital scans showed that Piere Strydom has a neck fracture after his tumble off Refuge shortly after the start of race 4 at the Vaal on Thursday.
Brendan Gaillard: An Instagram post by Jessica Slack’s Mauritzfontein Stud confirms that wonder mare Nother Russia, fourth in Saturday’s Grade 1 Premier’s Champion Challenge, has been retired to stud.
Ken Nicol: After a weekend of high-stakes action both locally and around the globe it is back to bread-and-butter racing at Kenilworth on Wednesday.
Jack Milner: He has been nicknamed “the QE II” at home. Why? Because he is slow – like a Big Boat. His real name is Albacore. He is an Irish-bred son of Fastnet Rock and he is trained by Mike de Kock.
Viv Greybe: Northern Cape trainer Corrie Lensley has a bright chance to repay punters at Flamingo Park today when he sends out Dame Judith with leading Kimberley jockey Muzi Yeni aboard in Race 1, a Maiden Juvenile Plate over 1000m.