Headline News Romi’s Boy to score at the Vaal


Jack Milner: Before he had even run, the word was out that trainer Alec Laird had a high opinion of Romi’s Boy. He made his debut at the Vaal on 1 October last year in a strongly contested Maiden Plate which was won by Doosra with Romi’s Boy in second, beaten 1.75 lengths. 

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Columns Geoff Lester’s International Affairs


Geoff Lester: London – The UK Flat season is barely a month old, but already it has become patently obvious that the remarkable Galileo will run away with the leading sire award for the ninth time in 10 years and that only John Gosden can prevent Aidan O’Brien (1-8 with bookmakers) from taking a sixth trainer’s crown.

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Headline News Salute the Highveld Feature Season winners


Nicci Garner: The panel who determines the Highveld Feature Season’s Awards for 2016-17 will not have an easy time of it because not one horse won more than one Grade 1 feature race during the season. Horse Of The Season will be a hard choice!

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Headline News Fox ready to pounce


Jack Milner: One has to go back to October to find Forest Fox’s last win, but Paul Peter’s charge will get the perfect opportunity to get back in the winner’s enclosure when he lines up in Race 7 at the Vaal on Tuesday, a MR 88 Handicap over 1400m on the Outside track.

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