Headline News JJ The Jet Plane bids farewell with smashing Mercury win

<p>NICCI GARNER<br />
JJ THE JET PLANE broke his rival&rsquo;s hearts yet again in yesterday&rsquo;s R500 000 Mercury Sprint at Clairwood. It was the gelding&rsquo;s final appearance on a South African racecourse and the race was immensely poignant for his many fans, who would have celebrated his Grade 1 hat trick as enthusiastically as any of JJ&rsquo;s flamboyant connections.</p>

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Headline News Russian Sage goes to De Kock

Mike de Kock

<p>MIKE de Kock Racing has announced that Mike de Kock will train Russian Sage in the United Arab Emirates next season with the $5-million Dubai Duty Free as his main objective at the Dubai Winter Carnival.</p>

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Headline News `The Goose’ aims to lay the foundation for a golden egg

<p>NICCI GARNER<br />
“THE GOOSE&rsquo;&rsquo; is back! And he and his side-kick Mad Max, er, sorry,“ Vociferous Vic&rsquo;&rsquo; Moore, are setting out to lay to waste some of the myths about small trainers and big results. It&rsquo;s true. Louis Goosen (47) plans to make serious waves with a string of just 20-odd horses when he opens up shop again on 1 August.</p>

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Headline News Preview: Smart money will be with Intellectual

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
IT might sound corny but one has to say that Intellectual looks quite a smart horse. Herman Brown&rsquo;s runner has raced just eight times for the three wins and four places and it was only in his last start, the Post Merchants at Greyville, that he ran out of the first four.<br />
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Photo: Herman Brown</p>

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Headline News Soft going will hold no fears for Aqua Star at Durbanville

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
AQUA STAR appears to be ideally named. She appears to love a well-watered track and the softer the going, the better it is for her. Stephen Page&rsquo;s four-year-old filly has run eight races in wet conditions for one win and six places.&nbsp; But it is her last run that points to her winning Race 7 at Durbanville today, a MR 90 Handicap for fillies and mares over 1600m.<br />
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Photo: Basil Marcus trains News Item.</p>

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Headline News Weight no obstacle for Lawful Leader

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
LAWFUL LEADER has been carrying 60kg or more in all of his last seven starts so the 63kg with which he has been burdened in Race 2 at Flamingo Park this afternoon should be of little concern.<br />
As this 2200m race is a Pinnacle Plate Lawful Leader comes in extremely well weighted against the other five challengers. In his last seven races Peter Miller&rsquo;s charge has won four races and finished second on the other three occasions.<br />
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Photo: Vernon Rugg trains Bongo Muffin</p>
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