Headline News PREVIEW: Strydom will need to show all his wiles

<p>JACK MILNER <br />
WEST of the Moon showed improvement when second to Let’s Rock’n Roll over 1000m on the Vaal turf last month and any further progress should see him score his first victory since beating Tawny Port in September 2006 when he contests Race 7, a MR 91 Handicap over 1000m on the sand today.<br />
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It could take all of Piere Strydom’s wiles to get this Western Winter gelding’s nose in front where it matters.&nbsp;<br />
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Photo: Piere Strydom</p>

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Headline News De Kock will be hoping 13 is lucky

A busy 48 hours lie ahead for Mike de Kock’s satellite base in Dubai. De Kock will send out 13 runners at the meetings at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse tomorrow and on Friday. He spoke to Racing Express staff about his runners:<br />

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Headline News RACING EXPRESS STAR OF JANUARY

<p><strong>POCKET POWER, winner of the R2-million J&amp;B Met&nbsp;<br />
Trainer: Mike Bass; Jockey: Bernard Fayd’Herbe&nbsp;<br />
Owners: Marsh Shirtliff and Arthur and Rina Webber.<br />
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THE brilliant Jet Master five-year-old finished powerfully to trounce Our Giant by 1.25 lengths and become only the second horse in nearly three decades to win the Cape’s premier race twice running. His name is now openly mentioned with that of Politician, one of the greatest thoroughbreds seen in South African and the only other dual winner of the Met (1978 and ’79) since the conditions were changed in the early 1970s.<br />
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Photo: Pocket Power wins the 2008 J&amp;B Met</p>

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Headline News Castle breached but Tarry bolsters Kilcoy

NICCI GARNER<br />
CELEBRATING a winner is like no other feeling on earth, but Sean Tarry’s face in the No 1 box after 20-1 outsider Horatio was given the nod by a whisker in the Grade 3 Tony Ruffel Stakes at Turffontein last Saturday told its own story.<br />

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Headline News Rhetoric has solid credentials

HAROLD STERLEY<br />
TRAINER Peter Miller took home345 three winners after the fixture at Flamingo Park a week ago and with more than 20 runners at this afternoon&rsquo;s meeting at that venue is sure to have his share of success again.

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Headline News 2nd international title for Whyte

DOUGLAS Whyte became the fourth rider to land the Cathay Pacific International Jockeys&rsquo; Championship for a second time on a night when he also drew level with Tony Cruz as the rider to score the most wins in Hong Kong.

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Headline News SUMMER CUP: Laird star could join select band to win the Cup twice

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt"><span lang="EN-GB">MALTEME is likely to defend his title in the R1.5-million Steinhoff International Summer Cup over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday 24 November.<br />
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<span lang="EN-GB">The five-year-old Rakeen gelding features on the handicapping panel&rsquo;s “Top 20 Log&rsquo;&rsquo;, which indicates the horses they believe should be given a berth in the final field.<br />
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Photo: Alec Laird.</span></span></p>

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Headline News PROFILE: Wendy Whitehead – Former show jumper shows she’s no slouch on SA’s training tracks

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt"><span lang="EN-GB"><span lang="EN-GB">WENDY WHITEHEAD has some prominent names amongst the owners in her yard, but says as a woman she has battled to get a number of people in horseracing circles to take her seriously.</span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt"><span lang="EN-GB">“The women in this game have to be very tough and have broad shoulders,&rsquo;&rsquo; she says. “I bump up against the old-school mentality quite a lot – where it is considered that men are superior.&rsquo;&rsquo;<br />
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Photo: Wendy Whitehead</span></p>

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