Jack Milner: It’s summertime, the sun is shining and Turffontein Racecourse is the place to be tomorrow with the running of the R2-million G-Bets Gauteng Summer Cup.
Viv Greybe: The accent will be on speed in Race 7 and top event at Fairview on Friday, and the one who fits the bill
is Tara Laing-trained Starflash who teams up with Chase Maujean again to contest the Glendore Sprint (Non-Black Type) over 1000m.
Ken Nicol: As expected the final Field for the Grade 2 Green Point Stakes on December 8 at Kenilworth has turned out to be a small but nuclear powered line-up.
Jack Milner: It is over a year since Cashel Palace has paid a visit to the winners’ enclosure but that could change at the Vaal on Thursday when she lines up in an Assessment Plate for fillies and mares over 1800m.
LEGAL EAGLE WINS 2018 QUEENS PLATE
All the usual suspects, and a few exciting new kids in town appear in the first entries for the Sun Met on 26 January.
Ken Nicol: After generously only being raised three points by the handicappers following the expected comfortable last win, Hemero is again our top bet selection at Kenilworth on Wednesday.
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Mike Moon: Ormond Ferraris might be 85 years old but his knack with racehorses remains as effective as anyone’s – with a winner-to-runner ratio right up there with the young titans of the training ranks.
Viv Greybe: Stephanie Miller-trained Icarus Flight has not put a foot wrong in his last three outings at Flamingo Park with Ryan Munger aboard, and is a stand-out bet and banker in all exotics on Monday in Race 6, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1400m, at the venue.
Patrick Nkosi: Greyville’s Sunday card has a R219,303 Pick 6 carryover that is expected to help the pool reach R1.9 million. For a share of that prize, punters are advised to banker the Brett Crawford-trained Cruz Giovanni in Race 7, a Maiden Plate over 2000m on the Turf track.