Equiparada (yellow silks), far side, narrowly beaten on debut.
JACK MILNER – Mike de Kock won three of the four graded races at Turffontein on Sunday and can add another trio to his record at Scottsville on Wednesday afternoon.
Big Buck's is spot on for his big jumps on Thursday.
GEOFF LESTER, CHELTENHAM – Bookies got five of the six favourites beaten on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival, but Paul Nicholls is confident that punters will get some of their cash back on Big Buck’s.
Pierre Jourdan (Derreck David) wins the Grade 2 Gauteng Guineas.
JACK MILNER – For anybody who believes form is not always the best guideline, Sunday’s Guineas Day meeting was a revelation. Postponed from Saturday due to all the rain that had fallen on Thursday and Friday, the meeting finally took place
JACK MILNER – THE outcome of the R1-million Gauteng Guineas over 1600m at Turffontein on Saturday may depend on the accuracy of one race – the Tony Ruffel Stakes over 1400m, also on the standside track.
THE Gauteng Guineas race meeting scheduled for Turffontein on Saturday has been postponed until Sunday 28 February following a track inspection early Saturday morning.
ED MARNANE – DUBAI – Mike de Kock has an excellent strike rate with fillies in the UAE and the crack South African trainer can add Thursday’s Oaks to his already impressive roll of honour.
RAIHANA (Photo: Andrew Watkins)
DUBAI – Raihana proved that her run in the UAE 1000 Guineas was all wrong when flying late after a slow start to tag Bikini Babe and win the UAE Oaks by 1.25 lengths. Her Guineas conqueror, favourite Siyaadah, was only third.
NICCI GARNER – THE early betting for Guineas Day suggests that the Mike de Kock stable can win three of the four graded features at Turffontein this Saturday, including the G1 Empress Club Stakes over 1600m.
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.