Jack Milner: Monday’s Turffontein card is headed up by a Graduation Plate over 1400m that sees Grade 3 Graham Beck Stakes winner Doosra take on some other decent three-year-olds.
HEAPS OF FUN
Jason Dedekind: Although he has only had the one start to date owning a horse like Argo Magic looks likely to be a bargain as this Argonaut colt looks talented and could have a few wins in him.
Jack Milner: The Grade 3 Lebelo Sprint is usually the first feature race of the New Year as it normally is run on 1 January. However, this year that honour goes to the Grade 3 Flamboyant Stakes run at Greyville on Sunday.
Last year’s L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Legal Eagle is currently even-money favourite to score the double in South Africa’s biggest Grade 1 event over 1600m.
Trevor Reid: Sean Tarry-trained El Bombero has only won one race in his 15 lifetime starts but he looks the right one in Race 5, a MR 64 Handicap on the Greyville Polytrack on Friday night.
Marinaresco is 11-10 favourite to reverse Green Point Stakes form with Legal Eagle (14-10) after…
ALWAYS A LADY
Jack Milner: Trainer Gavin van Zyl looks to have a decent filly in his yard with Always A Lady. The daughter of Dynasty has only raced twice, winning impressively on debut at the Vaal and then taking on decent bunch of three-year-old fillies in the Grade 3 Starling Stakes at Turffontein. Both races were over 1400m.
Nicci Garner: Trainer Glen Kotzen and jockey Richard Fourie have teamed up for nine wins so far this month and they could add at least another two to their partnership at Kenilworth on Wednesday.
This year’s R1.5-million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Legal Eagle tops the entry for the country’s premier 1600m race and has drawn well at No 5.