Headline News Top contest at Turffontein as  Dan De Lago, Oracy face off

Oracy (photo) and Dan De Lago, set to do battle!

JACK MILNER – When Pocket Power came up against Big City Life in a specially arranged Pinnacle Plate at Kenilworth earlier this month it was billed as a battle of the champions. Turffontein racegoers will have a similar experience on Sunday when trainer Charles Laird pits two of his finest equines against one another in the Grade 3 London News Stakes over 1800m on the standside track.

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Headline News Bass duo draws at No 1 for respective R1-million races

POCKET POWER draws at No 1 for the Queen's Plate

JACK MILNER
TRAINER Mike Bass must have been all smiles when he learned that his two key runners in the R1-million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (G1) and TBA Paddock Stakes at Kenilworth on Saturday 9 January had both drawn pole position for their respective races.

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Headline News Golden Parachute to land the prize in Cape Stayers

Golden Parachute is weighted with a good chance.

JACK MILNER – Trainer Mike Bass has a strong hand in Saturday’s Grade 3 Cape Summer Stayers Handicap over 2500m at Kenilworth. Even with the scratching of Thundering Jet, he still has three runners – Diamond Quest, Frankie De Wheels and Golden Parachute – all of who have strong winning claims.

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Headline News Croc Valley to show her teeth

Croc Valley looks set to confirm her Fillies Guineas form.

JACK MILNER – Trainer Mike Bass clearly has a high opinion of Croc Valley as she was well supported to win the Grade 1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas earlier this month. She ran on well to dead heat for fourth with Mike de Kock’s top filly Laverna, just 2.5 lengths off surprise winner Field Flower.

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Headline News A return to sprinting could see Flybyme back in No 1 box

Trainer Geoff Woodruff.

JACK MILNER – Many of the trainers based at the Vaal Racecourse have been having a lean time currently, including former champion trainer Geoff Woodruff. It appeared to be business as usual when Seattle Ice won the Emperors Palace Charity Mile at Turffontein last month but that run didn’t last long.

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