DAN DE LAGO ... an easy engagement.
NICCI GARNER – MANY believe that a false start cost well-backed Dan De Lago his chance in the J&B Met at Kenilworth last month, but the Australian import can set the record straight in Race 7 at the Vaal on Tuesday, an 1800m Pinnacle Stakes.
Out on her own ... Sunsational!
NICCI GARNER – TRAINER Mike Bass recorded his 11th feature-race success of the 2009-10 racing season when Sunsational (7-1) won the Riverworld Stud Prix Du Cap (Grade 3) over 1400m at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Musir (Christophe Soummillon), on his way to winning the UAE 2000 Guineas.
MUSIR landed a fourth UAE 2000 Guineas win for Mike de Kock’s Dubai team when he scored an easy success in the 1600m feature on Tapeta under a supremely confident Christophe Soumillon on Thursday night.
Imperial Gesture will be a popular Pick 6 banker.
JACK MILNER – For the second week running punters at Turffontein can enjoy the fruits of a carryover Pick 6 with R608,457 expected to boost the pool to R2.7 million. Back over his favourite course and distance, Imperial Gesture looks the best banker on the card for all exotic bets.
Crowded House, Maktoum Challenge fancy.
GEOFF LESTER – Crowded House, champion two-year-old in Britain in 2008, could earn a place in the Dubai World Cup field by winning Round 2 of the Maktoum Challenge at Meydan tomorrow.
Musir can make a big name for himself at Meydan on Thursday.
ED MARNANE – Dubai Carnival heavyweights Mike de Kock and Godolphin clash in Thursday night’s UAE 2000 Guineas, the Group 3 contest which takes pride of place of the opening meeting of a double-header at Meydan.
Gavin Lerena, set for a good day.
JACK MILNER – Jockey Gavin Lerena makes the trip to Clairwood on Wednesday to ride predominately for trainer Duncan Howells. Unfortunately, his mount Molotov has been withdrawn from Race 6.
FLIRTATION, the filly with a big reputation, hold entries to the Empress Club Stakes and both Guineas.
TRAINER Mike de Kock holds a strong hand in all of the Graded races to be run on Guineas Day at Turffontein but he may not be too happy with some of the draws his runners have received.
HAROLD STERLEY – MR ESPLENDID has a good record at Scottsville and could provide the answer to the UmThombothi Handicap over 2000m on Sunday.
Ginger Hill (nearest camera) gets up under a forceful ride.
JACK MILNER – Anton Marcus is one of the most popular jockeys in the country with both trainers and punters and his performance at Turffontein on Saturday demonstrated just why that is. The SA jockeys’ log leader had five rides and came away with two wins, two seconds and one unplaced runner