Jack Milner: It is one of those natural habits of horseracing that one tries to find reason to go against the favourite. However, as far as Saturday’s Sun Met celebrated with Mumm is concerned, I can find absolutely no logical reason to tip against Legal Eagle.
MIKE DE KOCK
Ed Marnane: Dubai – Mike de Kock has a superb record in the Al Rashidiya, winning the Group 2 race a record eight times including the past four renewals, and has bright prospects of the landing the prize again at Meydan on Thursday.
BELA-BELA WITH JUSTIN SNAITH (photo Tracy Robertson)
Nicci Garner: Bela-Bela has huge public appeal in the R5-million The Sun Met celebrated with Mumm (Grade 1) over 2000m at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Nicci Garner: Doosra is a handful but has loads of ability and if he decides to behave himself, could be hard to beat in Race 5 on the Turffontein Standside track, a Progress Plate over 1400m.
DERBY FAVOURITE HORIZON
Nicci Garner: Ruling champion Sean Tarry and Candice Bass-Robinson are the trainers responsible for the favourites in the four Grade 1 races at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Trevor Reid: A very rare all-turf race meeting at Greyville on Sunday promises a difficult card. But we will look for some value.
THE SECRET IS OUT
Jack Milner: The Secret Is Out returns to racing over 1200m at Kenilworth on Saturday but she will be making her handicap debut, which will test the accuracy of her merit rating.
MET GALLOP . . . LEGAL EAGLE (left) AND FRENCH NAVY
Cape Town – Sun Met favourite Legal Eagle will start from pen No 9 in the R5-million race, celebrated with Mumm.
Jack Milner: With Hashtag Strat now heading to Cape Town to run in the $500,000 CTS Sprint over 1200m at Kenilworth on Sun Met Day, it could well have paved the way for Secret Star to win Race 2 at the Vaal on Thursday.
Nicci Garner: Ruling champion trainer Sean Tarry will have short-priced runners in both $500,000 races on Saturday next week, when the Sun Met celebrated with Mumm headlines the programme.