Headline News Valloire and Strydom look a winning team at Vaal

TRAINER Mark Dixon.

JACK MILNER
TRAINER Mark Dixon may have walked away from Turffontein on Saturday without a stake cheque after Surfin’ USA only managed 13th place in the Champions Challenge. Nonetheless he is expecting to leave the Vaal on Tuesday with a compensatory bankroll and is confident Valloire can win Race 5, a MR 76 Handicap over 1000m.

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Headline News Banker pockets bulk of prize

Charles Laird

NICCI GARNER
TRAINER Charles Laird’s red-hot run continued on Champions Day on Saturday when Smart Banker put his nose in front at the right time to beat Aluminium by a neck in the R2-million Champions Challenge over 2000m.

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Headline News Gunna to fire on all cylinders at Beverley

LONDON – Tartan Gunna can atone for a shock defeat as an odds-on favourite last time with victory at Beverley today. Mark Johnston’s charge had been on quite a roll on the all-weather over the winter, stepping up from two second places to strike gold by six lengths at Wolverhampton in January.

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Headline News The KO Kid can punch rivals’ lights out

JOCKEY Johnny Geroudis

JACK MILNER
THE KO Kid returns to his favourite course and distance on Saturday and looks one of the better bets on a thorny Turffontein card. Alec Laird’s runner loves the inside track and is at his best over 1600m. He gets everything he needs in Race 8, a MR 92 Handicap, and will also enjoy the benefit of carrying just 54kg.

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Headline News On Her Toes looks ready to win again

On Her Toes, Scottsville

MEL KAPLAN
TRAINER Michael Azzie has always held On Her Toes in high regard and has a big chance of welcoming her into the winner’s box after the Grade 3 Umzimkhulu Stakes which will be decided over 1400m at Scottsville on Sunday.

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Headline News Sahara looks set to run a scorcher

Sahara, Greyville Friday.

JACK MILNER
LIGHTLY raced Sahara has not won since December 2007 but has a brilliant opportunity to get back into the winner’s enclosure at Greyville on Friday night. Dennis Drier’s filly contests a conditions race over 1400m and though she is taking on the boys, the Mokog filly looks a plum bet.

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