IT'S MY TURN
Jack Milner: It’s My Turn, longer distances and jockey Anton Marcus have made a formidable combination of late and they can bring down the curtain on the South African season in the R1.25-million eLan Gold Cup over 3200m at Greyville on Saturday.
Jack Milner: With an alluring R1.5 million kicking off Saturday’s Greyville Pick 6 pool, which is estimated to reach R7 million, most punters will be keen to find a banker.
Ken Nicol: Recent impressive Daily News winner Surcharge has been sold to a Chinese owned consortium, and as a consequence is scratched from Saturday’s Champions Cup at Greyville.
South Africa’s top three jockeys will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove they measure up to the best in the world in a face-to-face challenge with their peers from the United Kingdom, Australia and Asia.
A Pick 6 Megapool of R7 million is expected on eLan Gold Cup day at Greyville on Saturday. A Win bet pot of R1.2 million and a Place pot of R1 million on the big race itself make it a bumper money day for TAB punters. It’s worth remembering that the tote pays out for five Places on the historic race.
Mike Moon: The injury jinx that has hit South Africa’s top jockeys has also been a blow to punters, who rely on accomplished and in-form riders to give their fancies the best possible chance.
JARETT RUGG AND FRIEND
Jack Milner: With the 2017-18 season almost at an end two-year-olds are with eight days of turning a year older so the Kimberley Nursery (Non-Black Type) over 1400m at Flamingo Park today is one of their last chances to compete in this age group.
ALDO DOMEYER - INDIVIDUAL WINNER
The Highveld Hawks defended their title in the New Turf Carriers Rider Cup inter-provincial jockeys’ challenge fought out at Greyville on Sunday.
Jack Milner: The Highveld Hawks will be looking to retain their title in Sunday’s New Turf Carriers Rider Cup on the Greyville Polytrack.