Headline News Preview: Pocket the Power in carryover Pick 6

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
CHAMPION Pocket Power returns to action tonight at Greyville and ironically the Grade 2 Drill Hall Stakes over 1400m could be one of his toughest tasks to date. The record books show that he has only won at Kenilworth but closer scrutiny shows he has only twice run outside of Cape Town and did not fair badly in either of those races.<br />
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Photo: Pocket Power, pictured winning the 2008 Met.</p>

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Headline News River Jetez set for winning warm-up

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">JACK MILNER<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">WITH the KwaZulu-Natal season getting into full swing, some of the big names in horseracing are beginning to come out of hibernation. Pocket Power will return to action in Friday night&rsquo;s Drill Hall Stakes and this afternoon, Angel Flight and River Jetez begin their respective programmes in a Progress Plate over 1500m at Clairwood.<br />
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Photo: Pocket Power.</span></p>

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Champions Day Strydom strikes in rain with Eddington, JJ The Jet Plane

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
WHEN rain began to fall on Friday afternoon Piere Strydom&rsquo;s wife, Beaty, was concerned the weather would have a negative impact on the Champions Day meeting at Turffontein. The jockey, however, was a lot more upbeat. “The more it rains the better chances my mounts will have,&rsquo;&rsquo; he told her.<br />
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Photo: Eddington wins.</p>

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Champions Day Cunha’s strategy could pay off in Gommagomma

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
TWO years ago, Ilha Da Vitoria became the first winner of the newly introduced Gommagomma Challenge and in doing so she completed the Summer Cup-Challenge double. Tomorrow Strategic News could follow in her footsteps when he lines up for this R3-5 million Grade 1 event over 2000m on the Turffontein standside track.<br />
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Photo: Strategic News wins the 2007 Summer Cup.</p>

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Headline News Aquitaine to prove she's a force in straight mile

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
WHEN Aquitaine won a Maiden Plate, she made a vivid impression on most punters. Racing over 1600m at Turffontein, she hit the front some 500m out in a 1600m event and won effortlessly by 17.25 lengths, a performance that certainly set tongues wagging.<br />
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Photo: Geoff Woodruff saddles eight runners today.</p>
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Headline News PREVIEW: De Kock juvenile to lead the way

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
WITH rain playing havoc with racing in KwaZulu-Natal, two juvenile feature races that were due to be run earlier this month – the Strelitzia Stakes for fillies and the Godolphin Barb Stakes over 1200m – have been added to today&rsquo;s card at Scottsville.<br />
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Photo: Forest Path</p>

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Headline News New Piazza at Turffontein

<p>THE new Piazza at Turffontein is a grand place to take in all the action of the Champions Day race meeting this Saturday, when the R3.5-million Gommagomma Challenge and seven other feature races will be run.</p>

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Headline News PREVIEW: World Trip backed to travel home345 well

<p>WHEN it comes to racing at Durbanville the expression “horses for courses&rsquo;&rsquo; is particularly relevant. Only certain runners enjoy the tight turning track and that is probably one sound reason why Greg Ennion&rsquo;s runner, World Trip, has found betting support in Race 5 this afternoon, a Novice Plate over 1800m.<br />
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Photo: World Trip beating Our Call in February.</p>
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Headline News Preview: Island Swing can dance to victory

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
TRAINER Brian Wiid believes the best is still to come from Island Swing and she could be the one to beat in the Grade 3 Jacaranda Handicap over 1800m at Turffontein on Sunday.&nbsp;<br />
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Photo: Brian Wiid</p>

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