UNBEATEN Sidera is one of three talented horses who represent Mike De Kock in the Fillies Mile.
NICCI GARNER – JET-SETTER trainer Mike de Kock has a relatively strong hand in a couple of races at Turffontein on Sansui Summer Cup this Saturday, though he believes his charge in the big one, Meet At Malamala, has only a place chance at best.
Cape Town has been backed at long odds.
JACK MILNER – Two longshots have been backed to win Saturday’s R2-million Sansui Summer Cup to be run over 2000m at Turffontein on the standside track. Cape Town and Catmandu were both quoted at 100-1 for the Grade 1 race but a R50,000 claim on each of the runners has seen their odds cut. Cape Town is on offer at 66-1 with Catmandu now at 55-1.
MICK KINANE wins Race 10 aboard Silver Eagle for Paul Matchett.
JACK MILNER – “IT’S a dream come true.” Those were the words of Gavin Lerena after finishing the International Jockeys’ Challenge as the leading rider at Turffontein on Sunday.
JOCKEY Richard Hughes and former jockey Tex Lerena
THE race meeting at Turffontein on Saturday, when the International Jockeys’ Challenge was to be held, has been postponed to Sunday.
Eight Street (Marcus), wins from Rudi Rocks (orange cap).
NICCI GARNER – Jockey Anton Marcus was concerned before the Grade 2 R300,000 Victory Moon Stakes that his mount, Eight Street, was “nought for three’’ on the standside track at Turffontein. He needn’t have had a moment’s doubt.
Trainer Mike de Kock holds a strong hand.
NICCI GARNER – Trainer Mike de Kock presents some of his big guns at Turffontein on Saturday and holds a strong hand in the R300,000 Victory Moon Stakes over 1800m. He saddles three runners Forest Path, Bouquet-Garni and Meet At Malamala.
Promising jockey Raymond Danielson.
THE team of South African “emerging jockeys” to take on the overseas stars on International Jockeys’ Challenge day at Turffontein on November 21 has been announced. Randall Simons will replace the initially named Gavin Lerena, who has stepped in for Kevin Shea in the SA team.
MJ Odendaal, as determined as ever!
NICCI GARNER – Former champion jockey MJ Odendaal is hoping to make a comeback early next year after more than two years out of the saddle. Odendaal (41) has not been in a saddle since a horrific fall on 3 October 2007 when James Goodman-trained Royal Calibre broke down in a race at Clairwood.
Oracy will be galloping at Turffontein.
JACK MILNER – Trainer Charles Laird has decided to pull Oracy out of Saturday’s Grade 2 Victory Moon Handicap over 1800m at Turffontein. However, the current 4-1 favourite for the Sansui Summer Cup will still be at the course and will gallop with a stable companion 30 minutes before the start of the first race.
JACK MILNER – TRAINER Geoff Woodruff has always said a horse may lose its form, but never its ability. That statement could well apply to Her Excellency who runs in Race 7 over 1400m on the Vaal turf track on Tuesday.