Viv Greybe: Champion jockey Anthony Delpech has a fine association with Dean Kannemeyer-trained One Man Show and the combination has a bright chance to make it three wins in row when switching to Greyville and contesting Race 7, a MR 86 Handicap over 2000m.
Nicci Garner: Trainer Mike de Kock has saddled 13 winners already this month and could add at least three more to his tally at Turffontein on Tuesday, when night racing resumes at the Johannesburg racecourse.
Brett Crawford-trained Nebula won the R350,000 Sunshine Sweepstake Algoa Cup (Listed) over 2000m at Fairview on Sunday for the second year in a row.
A barnstorming performance from Snowdance saw her land the Grade 2 Western Cape Fillies Championship at Kenilworth on Saturday. Starting from the widest gate in a 16-horse field, jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe steered his mount over into an early lead in the 1400m contest and the pair never looked like being headed – eventually cruising home by 4.25 lengths easing up.
Jack Milner: The Cape season gets into full swing on Saturday with the running of the Grade 2 Western Cape Fillies Championship and the Grade 3 Cape Classic, both over 1400m at Kenilworth.
JOHAN JANSE VAN VUUREN
Jack Milner: Once again there was a massive buzz at Emperors Palace on Wednesday when the field for this year’s R1-million Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile at Turffontein on Saturday 4 November was unveiled.
Jack Milner: Some useful three-year-olds will be in action at the Vaal on Thursday but at this stage of their careers one is working more on reputation than proven ability.
Ken Nicol: Candice Bass-Robinson-trained unbeaten filly Magical Wonderland looked a superstar in the making when storming home despite the dual impediments of 61kg and plenty of trouble in the running at Durbanville recently.
MIKE DE KOCK
Jack Milner: Trainer Mike de Kock came away with three winners at Turffontein on Saturday. The stable could be heading for a massive summer season and it is great to see their inmates running into form.
Ken Nicol: It’s been a couple of years since Dean Kannemeyer had a genuine contender for the glamour races of the Cape season, but after undefeated Last Winter’s dominant victory at Durbanville last Wednesday that may be about to change.