Jack Milner: Make Your Move could be the one to benefit after the scratching of D’Arrivee at Turffontein on Tuesday. Ormond Ferraris is still teaching the youngsters a thing or two and seems to have a reasonable three-year-old with this son of Var.
The World Sports Betting Grand Heritage scheduled to be run at the Vaal on Saturday will be replaced by the World Sports Betting Grand Series at Turffontein – effectively splitting the field in two with both races offering stakes of R500,000.
Viv Greybe: Though up in class, Stephanie Miller-trained Netherby Hall looks the one to beat at Flamingo Park on Monday when teamed up with Ryan Munger in Race 4, a Pinnacle Stakes over 2200m.
Viv Greybe: Lightly raced one-time winner Salimah, out of Dennis Drier’s stable, showed vast improvement last time when teamed up with busy in-form jockey Warren Kennedy and the combination could make further progress on Sunday when contesting Race 6 and top-rated event at the Greyville Polytrack, a MR 84 Handicap (F&M) over 1000m.
Jack Milner: An Exacta with two Mike de Kock-trained runners is the way to go in Saturday’s Grade 2 Joburg Spring Challenge over 1450m on the Turffontein Inside track.
Viv Greybe: Top-flight jockey Anton Marcus, who made six visits to the winner’s enclosure in his last two meetings at Greyville, has a bright chance to improve on that tally on Friday night on the Polytrack with an outstanding book of rides on an eight-event card.
Thursday’s race meeting at the Vaal Racecourse has been abandoned due to an uneven and inconsistent track.
Jack Milner: It appears the introduction of Assessment Plates may have had a bigger impact than expected. While the concept was to help handicappers assess an accurate merit rating for runners, because of the way they have worked out, they have also supplied some really good betting opportunities for punters.
Viv Greybe: Justin Snaith-trained Jailhouse Rock, who has come along smartly since being rested, looks ready to post his first feature event win on Wednesday when teamed up with the stable’s frontline jockey Richard Fourie for the first time in Race 6, the Settlers Trophy MR 94 Handicap over 1400m, at Durbanville.