Trevor Reid: Trainer Johan Janse van Vuuren has been raiding KwaZulu-Natal with success this season and has a couple of runners at Greyville we need to keep an eye on.
Jack Milner: The first night meeting of the year comes to Turffontein on Tuesday and let us hope the rain stays away because there are some mouth-watering clashes on the card.
Triple Crown hero Abashiri has a new owner and is to be given a lengthy break before making an assault on the Sansui Summer Cup.
Trevor Reid: Although he has not won for some time, the Candice Bass-Robinson-trained Night Trip might be in line to break the spell in Race 6, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1400m, at Scottsville on Sunday.
Jack Milner: With the start of the Highveld Autumn season just a few weeks away, the quality of the local racing is looking good. There is a decent card at Turffontein on Saturday when racing takes place on the Inside track and there will be a Pick 6 Megapool on offer to entice bettors even further.
Ed Marnane: Dubai – Mike de Kock has won Al Maktoum Challenge Round II three times and the South African trainer has bright prospects of winning the Group 2 event, one of the twin features of the fifth night of this year’s Dubai Carnival, again with Lindo Amor, one of two international runners among the nine horses declared for the $200,000 event, run over 1900m event on dirt.
Jack Milner: Callan Murray admits to coming back from Australia much wiser.
Trevor Reid: Work rider Samuel Mosia was the deserved winner of the first leg of the Work Riders’ Challenge but he could face a tougher task in the second round at the Vaal inside track on Tuesday.
WHISKY BARON WINS THE MET
Jack Milner: A new sponsor, a record prize pot for the day, two international jockeys riding at the meeting and some new stars emerging – the Sun Met celebrated with GH Mumm at Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday proved to be a blazing success.