Nicci Garner: Play The Night is the one to beat in the richest race on the card at Tuesday’s Turffontein meeting, the R112,000 The Grand Heritage 30 September Progress Plate over 1160m.
Nicci Garner: Direct exports from South Africa to the European Union could well be back on track as early as December next year or January 2019, according to Adrian Todd, a spokesman from our horseracing industry’s Import-Export Task Team.
Nicci Garner: There are some good punting opportunities early on Sunday’s programme at Scottsville, starting off in Race 1 where Louis Goosen-trained Zen Arcade could be hard to beat.
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Nicci Garner: Normally with stakes races horseracing players can blindly shut their eyes and rely on the best-weighted runners in a race.
Nicci Garner: The Pick 6 at Fairview is often challenging and on last Friday the popular bet paid R209,062 to the holders of 7.18 tickets.
Jack Milner: For Phumelela’s new National Retail Executive Nathan Fowler, it’s all about energy and passion.
Jack Milner: Some horses just do enough to win a race and while they might make you sweat as they approach the finishing post, they can often be better horses to follow.
Jack Milner: With just two weeks to go to the cut-off for entrants in the World Sports Betting Grand Heritage to prove their fitness for the handicappers, horses aiming at that R750,000 race over 1475m at the Vaal on Saturday 30 September are out in full force.
Ken Nicol: As per usual, racing at Flamingo Park on a Monday presents us with a challenge. But August Duke has hit top form since joining the Stephen Moffatt stable and makes plenty of appeal in Race 6, a MR 62 over 1200m.