Headline News De Kock fillies flying in the Cape


Jack Milner: Mike de Kock is delighted with the work currently being put up by both of his runners in Saturday’s R1-million Cartier Paddock Stakes over 1800m at Kenilworth, Nother Russia and Orchid Island.

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Headline News Tarry gives Eagle the thumbs up


Jack Milner: In spite of all the commotion going on around him, trainer Sean Tarry confirms Legal Eagle has had an uninterrupted build-up to Saturday’s defence of his L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate title.

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Headline News Van Huyssteen hopes for first G1 trophy


Cape Town – Braam van Huyssteen calculates that he has bought some 400 horses in his near nine-year stint as a racehorse owner but none of them have been anywhere near the calibre of Legal Eagle who carries his distinctive dayglow yellow, purple spots colours for the first time in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth on Saturday.

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Headline News Alfolk to recoup losses


Nicci Garner: Alfolk was mighty unlucky in the Golden Loom Handicap over 1000m at Turffontein last time when beaten a head by hugely talented and faster-finishing Graduation Day but looks set to amends in the R250,000 Lebelo Sprint (Grade 3).

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Headline News Legal Eagle heads Queen’s Plate field


Cape Town – Legal Eagle will carry the colours of Braam van Huyssteen for the first time when the dual Horse of the Year attempts to win the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate for the third successive year at Kenilworth on Saturday next week.

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Headline News Climb in early at Kenilworth


Viv Greybe: Punters can get away to a flyer at Kenilworth when Brett Crawford-trained Pata Pata teams up with Greg Cheyne and takes on six rivals in Race 1, a Maiden Plate over 1000m.

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Headline News Follow a Legend for Christmas


Jack Milner: Christmas dinners will have been consumed but the Listed Christmas Handicap over 1600m on the Greyville turf track will be run on Tuesday. It looks quite competitive but there are two trainers whose runners appear to dominate the race – Duncan Howells and Johan Janse van Vuuren.

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