Headline News Review: Dancer’s Daughter doubtful for July after Challenge win

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
ANY punter who wants to rush out and back Dancer&rsquo;s Daughter in next month&rsquo;s Vodacom Durban July had better wait until the stable confirms she will definitely run. The UK-bred filly would have gained a lot of supporters following her meritorious victory in Saturday&rsquo;s Grade 1 Gold Challenge over 1600m at Clairwood, but trainer Justin Snaith suggested they may well give the 5 July race a miss.<br />
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Photo: Dancer’s Daughter, pictured winning the Gold Challenge</p>

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Headline News PREVIEW: Quicksand to keep his Vaal sand record intact

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
QUICKSAND did followers of Racing Express a good turn last week when winning at great odds of 6-1. St John Gray&rsquo;s runner lines up once again on the Vaal sand in Race 6 today&nbsp;and it should pay to be with him again.&nbsp;<br />
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Photo: Mark Khan rides Quicksand.</p>

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Headline News PREVIEW: `Al’ should justify his short price

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
WHEN Al on the Run got up on the line to beat St Raphael at Clairwood last time out, many pundits suggested it was an unimpressive win. St Raphael went on to beat Pick Six and Angel Flight in a Conditions Plate, despite being well out at the weights, and that effort put Al on the Run&rsquo;s victory in perspective.<br />
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Photo: Al On The Run (nearest camera)</p>

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Headline News PREVIEW: Elixir could provide right medicine for tricky topliner

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
MIDWEEK cards at Durbanville are often pretty mundane but tomorrow there is some interesting and competitive racing at the country course. In Race 6, a MR 84 handicap over 1800m, there are a number of runners who could contest the finish. To make matters even more complex, most of the runners perform best at this track and that means very few of the horses can be eliminated from one&rsquo;s calculations.<br />
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Photo: Rosestone has a fighting chance.</p>

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Headline News July date is not confirmed for Daily News 2000 victor

<p>NICCI GARNER<br />
RUSSIAN SAGE is now outright second favourite for this year&rsquo;s Vodacom Durban July after he finished strongly to win Saturday&rsquo;s R1-million Daily News 2000 (Grade 1) over 2000m at Greyville. Russian Sage, the Cape Derby winner, was co-second favourite at 7-1 with Dancer&rsquo;s Daughter behind Pocket Power for the country&rsquo;s most popular race, but when betting reopened yesterday, his stablemate had drifted out a point with Betting World.<br />
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Photo: Russian Sage wins.</p>

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