TWO appealing plated races head up Thursday’s card on the Vaal turf track – a Progress Plate over 1200m and a Graduation Plate for fillies and mares over 1400m.
STUNNING Do races over 2000m for the first time and if he stays Mike Bass’ three-year-old gelding looks the answer in Race 7 at Durbanville on Wednesday, a MR 84 Handicap.
LONDON – Soixante should be well fancied for Kempton’s “TurfTV Showing Best Racecourses’’ Novices’ Chase following his victory at Hereford last month.
BIG PICK 6: A R209,000 Pick 6 carryover to the Vaal on Tuesday might see the pool soar as high as R2 million. Coastal One and a back-to-best Full Power could smooth the way to a popular payout.
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WITH every race on Dubai World Cup night barring the UAE Derby looking wide open, trainer Herman Brown believes all four of his contenders offer eachway value.
HONG KONG – Collection, winner of the 2008 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot, swooped late under Darren Beadman to land the richest victory of his career early on Sunday.
SYDNEY – Melbourne raider Typhoon Tracy kept her unbeaten record intact by winning the $600,000 Coolmore Classic (Grade 1) for fillies and mares over 1500m at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
SMALL but competitive fields are the order of the day at Clairwood on Sunday when an Open Handicap over 2500m in which cases can be made for at least eight of the 10 runners spearheads the card.
LONDON – Rebel Melody is an out-and-out galloper who should be backed to follow up on a recent Wincanton success in Sunday’s Tony Wareham Birthday Celebration Handicap Chase back at the Somerset venue.