BLUE BERRY PIE
Jack Milner: There was a lot to like about the manner in which Blue Berry Pie ran on in her last start and she could be the runner to beat in Race 5 at the Vaal on Tuesday.
Jack Milner: Despite not having the best of rides in this year’s New Turf Carriers Rider Cup Interprovincial Jockey’s Challenge at Scottsville on Sunday, the Highveld Hawks managed to retain the title they won last year by just five points.
ANTHONY DELPECH - KZN FALCONS
Jack Milner: The concept of a local jockeys competing in a provincial team adds a new dimension to any race meeting and the 2017 New Turf Carriers Rider Cup Interprovincial Jockeys’ Challenge at Scottsville on Sunday should provide lots of fun for all.
Jack Milner: Trainer Mike de Kock has always had a high opinion of Daffiq but he has had his issues along the way and has been very lightly raced.
Jack Milner: When jockey Anton Marcus makes a rare visit to Fairview for just one ride one has to take note.
Jack Milner: With the Sean Tarry yard continuing to churn out winners it could be worth following Machismo in Race 4 at the Vaal, a MR 82 Handicap over 1400m on the Inside track.
Jack Milner: Many people were left wondering why Gold Standard was not entered to run in last Saturday’s Vodacom Durban July over 2200m at Greyville.
Jack Milner: Bull Valley, winner of the Tsogo Sun Sprint at Scottsville in May, will be looking for his second successive Grade 1 victory when he lines up in the Mercury Sprint over 1200m at Greyville on Saturday 15 July.
Jack Milner: It was a case of “Girl Power” at Saturday’s Vodacom Durban July as Candice Bass-Robinson became the first woman to train the winner of the R4.25-million race.