Ken Nicol: Anton Marcus makes his return to the Ridgemont Highlands silks at Kenilworth on Wednesday, and has some plum rides.
Jack Milner: The introduction of Assessment Plates into the racing programme has been a boon for punters as they have thrown up some outstanding bankers on the day.
Viv Greybe: The hot stable of Yvette Bremner holds two aces in March Music and Maverick Girl who contest Race 4 and top event, a Pinnacle Stakes (F&M) over 1400m at the Fairview Polytrack on Monday.
Bonginkosi Nkosi: If Miss Frankel’s most recent performance, when she was a gutsy 0.50-length victor over the minimum trip at Greyville is any indication, it should pay to side with the four-year-old as she reunites with in-form jockey Keagan de Melo in Sunday’s main event, the Listed KwaZulu-Natal Stakes over 1000m at Scottsville.
Jack Milner: Soqrat may well have disappointed some pundits in his last start when only managing third spot behind Zouaves in his comeback run after a stint in the Western Cape, but Mathew de Kock says the Australian-bred colt is back to his best ahead of Saturday’s Grade 1 HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes over 1600m.
Viv Greybe: Following in-form jockey Warren Kennedy could prove rewarding on Friday night at the Greyville Polytrack where he has a promising book of rides.
Viv Greybe: Alan Greeff-trained classy filly Madame Speaker went down to a Cape raider last time but has a bright chance to recover losses at Fairview on Friday when teamed up with Greg Cheyne again and contesting Race 6, the East Cape Guineas (Listed) for three-year-olds over 1600m.
Jack Milner: Clever Guy has been running against some of the best horses in the country and has certainly not embarrassed himself in the process.
Viv Greybe: Though stepping up in class, Dennis Drier-trained Forehand could be up to the task again at the Greyville Polytrack on Wednesday when teamed up with Sean Veale in Race 5, a MR 86 Handicap (F&M) over 1600m.
Mike Moon: Study the race card for Tuesday’s meeting at the Vaal and Mike de Kock’s name jumps from just about every page. The master trainer might be in Dubai tuning up for Saturday’s World Cup night at Meydan, but his team back home will be kept busy at the riverside course – including performing duties in the winner’s enclosure.