TRIP TO HEAVEN
Mike Moon: Turffontein will be lit up on Tuesday night – by both floodlights and the quality of the racing.
GRANT VAN NIEKERK
Ken Nicol: Streetfighting Man should exit the maiden ranks in Race 7 at Durbanville on Tuesday, and is clearly the best win bet of the day.
Viv Greybe: Port Elizabeth-based trainer Jacques Strydom holds a winning hand with two raiders, Desert Wisdom (Karl Zechner) and Frikkie (Marco Van Rensburg), in Race 7 and top event, the R110,000 Northern Cape Stayers Handicap at Flamingo Park on Monday.
Viv Greybe: Justin Snaith-trained Jo’s Bond is long overdue a ninth career win and that could come at Scottsville on Sunday when she teams up with top Western Cape jockey Grant van Niekerk in Race 7, the R150,000 KwaZulu-Natal Stakes (Listed) over 1000m.
Viv Greybe: Although jumping from a wide draw Alan Greeff-trained Fire In The Belly should be up to the task again when stepping out with Charles Ndlovu aboard at the Fairview Polytrack in Race 7, and Leg 2 of the WSB East Cape Poly Challenge over 1400m.
Jack Milner: It is not easy for a horse to win four in a row but that could happen to Shortstop at the Vaal on Thursday when he lines up in Race 4, a MR 76 Handicap over 1200m.
Viv Greybe: Anton Marcus looks set for a good day at the Greyville Polytrack on Wednesday after having picked up some choice rides from injured Anthony Delpech.
NOTHER RUSSIA WINNING LAST YEAR
Jack Milner: Last year’s winner Nother Russia, who almost caused the upset of the day at Turffontein on Saturday, is among the 13 entries for the R1-million HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes over 1600m on Saturday 21 April.
BUFFALO BILL CODY
Jack Milner: There are often coincidences in life and one of them comes in Race 8 at the Vaal on Tuesday when Buffalo Bill Cody makes his second appearance on the racecourse.
Please Note Flamingo Park 9 April abandoned due to waterlogged track
Viv Greybe: Port Elizabeth-based trainer Jacques Strydom holds a winning hand with two raiders, Desert Wisdom (Karl Zechner) and Frikkie (Craig Zackey), in Race 7, the R110,000 Northern Cape Stayers Handicap, at Flamingo Park on Monday.