Jack Milner: Punters are often wary, and not without cause, to back a filly against the colts.
Jack Milner: Aldo Domeyer went two up on Greg Cheyne by winning races 1, 2 and 8 at Flamingo Park today as the race for the final place in the South African team to ride in the International Jockey’s Challenge at Singapore on 25 September entered its final straight.
Jack Milner: Trainer Paul Peter has Rebel’s Champ in top form currently and this three-year-old son of Rebel King is expected to notch up his third win in four starts at Turffontein on Sunday.
IT'S MY TURN
Jack Milner: It’s My Turn, longer distances and jockey Anton Marcus have made a formidable combination of late and they can bring down the curtain on the South African season in the R1.25-million eLan Gold Cup over 3200m at Greyville on Saturday.
Jack Milner: With an alluring R1.5 million kicking off Saturday’s Greyville Pick 6 pool, which is estimated to reach R7 million, most punters will be keen to find a banker.
Ken Nicol: Recent impressive Daily News winner Surcharge has been sold to a Chinese owned consortium, and as a consequence is scratched from Saturday’s Champions Cup at Greyville.
South Africa’s top three jockeys will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove they measure up to the best in the world in a face-to-face challenge with their peers from the United Kingdom, Australia and Asia.
A Pick 6 Megapool of R7 million is expected on eLan Gold Cup day at Greyville on Saturday. A Win bet pot of R1.2 million and a Place pot of R1 million on the big race itself make it a bumper money day for TAB punters. It’s worth remembering that the tote pays out for five Places on the historic race.
Mike Moon: The injury jinx that has hit South Africa’s top jockeys has also been a blow to punters, who rely on accomplished and in-form riders to give their fancies the best possible chance.
JARETT RUGG AND FRIEND
Jack Milner: With the 2017-18 season almost at an end two-year-olds are with eight days of turning a year older so the Kimberley Nursery (Non-Black Type) over 1400m at Flamingo Park today is one of their last chances to compete in this age group.