Viv Greybe: Brett Crawford’s raider White River should claim top honours in the first of two Grade 3 contests over 1400m for three-year-olds at Greyville on Sunday when contesting Race 6, the R150,000 Byerley Turk.
TAKINGTHEPEACE, No 1, wins Classic
Ken Nicol: Takingthepeace produced another death-or-glory swoop from last to score a thrilling win in the Grade 1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic at Turffontein on Saturday.
Outsider Lobo’s Legend (20-1), trained by Joe Soma and ridden by Muzi Yeni, won the R2-million SA Classic (Grade 1) over 1800m at Turffontein on Saturday.
Jack Milner: It’s Classic Day on Saturday and if you are in Joburg or its environs, Turffontein Racecourse is the place to be.
NDAENDOPA(L) AND NDONGENI(R) AT WEIGH IN
Launch event for the exciting new FIGHT 1 and FIGHT 5 bet is South African Pro boxing tournament at Time Square Arena, Menlyn, Pretoria called A Night With The Legends.
Ken Nicol: Sensational news breaking on Thursday is that 2013/4 Equus horse of the year and quadruple Group 1 winner Legislate may be returning to racing after fertility limitations meant his stud career would not currently be commercially viable.
Viv Greybe: Trainer Alan Greeff has been churning out winners this season and that momentum is likely to continue at the Fairview Polytrack on Friday when he sends out some bright prospects with jockey Greg Cheyne aboard.
MIKE AND ADAM AZZIE
Jack Milner: Splendid Garden has been running against some pretty stiff opposition of late but takes a drop in class when he lines up in Race 7 at the Vaal on Thursday in a MR 94 Handicap over 1200m.
Viv Greybe: A close finish can be expected in a highly competitive Race 5 at the Fairview Polytrack on Wednesday, but the one who could have the edge in this 1000m MR 88 Handicap is Alan Greeff-trained four-time winner Varsity Cup with Greg Cheyne aboard.