Trainer Charles Laird
THERE is one certainty regarding the outcome of today’s meeting at Turffontein – there will be 11 fewer maidens in Gauteng when the curtain closes on proceedings. The card contains 12 races, 11 for horses who have not yet won a race.
Likeithot wins the Mile
IT was a sweltering day at Turffontein on Saturday as the sun baked down on the Johannesburg track. While most people were seeking out shady spots and air-conditioned rooms, there were others who just seemed to like it hot.
AUSTRALIA’S best stayer, Efficient, is far from a spent force and could be back for another shot at the Melbourne Cup next year, despite his shock withdrawal on Wednesday from Tuesday’s race with a leg injury.
Trainer Mike de Kock
MIKE de Kock’s runner Eagle Mountain might not have won Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Turf over 2400m on World Championships Day at Santa Anita, Los Angeles, but came mighty close on a day De Kock said gave the South African industry good exposure.
Trainer John Gosden.
TRAINER John Gosden’s Raven’s Pass created history at Santa Anita, California, by becoming the first horse trained in Britain to win the $US5million Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Trainer Paul Matchett.
ON Point, the Woodborough colt who beat last Sunday’s impressive Turffontein victor Greenwich Park, is back in action again at the Vaal tomorrow and on the evidence of his rival’s subsequent effort, should have little trouble accounting for a moderate field in Race 3 over 1000m.
Glen Kotzen, Cotton Club.
A huge Pick 6 carryover of R868 437 to Greyville today could see the gross pool sweeping past the R3-million mark, particularly because the bet seems fairly easy to catch.Brazilian-bred Cotton Club is the one to beat in Race 3, a 1600m Maiden Plate. c
Lucky Find (Maktoum Chal)
LONDON – Lucky Find bids to give Mike de Kock a farewell winner in the Georgia House Stud Darley Stakes at Newmarket as his British excursion comes to an end for this season.
Trainer Denis Drier
FOUR-KILOGRAM claimer Grant van Niekerk has forged a winning partnership with Always A Pleasure and the son of Kabool could give the 17-year-old his fifth career victory when they team up again in Race 8, a MR 92 Handicap over 1000m, at Clairwood today.