Sean Tarry: The three-year-olds seem to be a bit under the radar, but not by much, but there are older horses who have escaped the handicapper somehow, like The Conglomerate and maybe, It’s My Turn.
Jack Milner: Fortune did not smile on Scotland in his last start and with a little more luck he will be the runner to beat in Race 6 at the Vaal on Thursday, a MR 80 Handicap over 2000m.
Nicci Garner: Horizon getting a run in Saturday’s Vodacom Durban July was a great piece of luck, says Robert Fayd’Herbe, assistant trainer to Candice Bass-Robinson and the man in charge of the stable’s Durban string.
Jack Milner: Greasepaint might not have the class of some of his opponents but is weighted to win Race 5 at the Vaal on Tuesday, a MR 96 Handicap over 1000m.
VODACOM DURBAN JULY
The scratching of Elusive Silva from Saturday’s Vodacom Durban July, coupled with the inclusion of Horizon and last Thursday’s gallops, has resulted in some change to the betting for the R4.25-million race over 2200m at Greyville on Saturday.
Patrick Nkosi: The KwaZulu-Natal feature race season is in full swing and the stakes at Greyville will be high on Sunday.
AFRICAN NIGHT SKY
Jack Milner: A number of horses have managed to win the first two legs of the Winter Series in Cape Town but only one horse has managed to claim the R250,000 bonus for winning all three and that is Pocket Power.
Jack Milner: Jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe makes the trip to Port Elizabeth on Friday and has some decent rides for the Justin Snaith yard at Fairview.
KEAGAN DE MELO
Jack Milner: All Night Flight is holding form well and will give his supporters another good run for their money in Race 7 on the Vaal Outside track on Thursday, a MR 80 Handicap over 1000m.