MIKE DE KOCK
Jack Milner: It’s a few weeks earlier than usual, but the Highveld autumn season kicks into gear with a bang at Turffontein on Saturday with the running of the R1-million Gauteng Guineas and the R750,000 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas.
Viv Greybe: The powerful Justin Snaith stable will be out in force with Cape Town raiders at Fairview on Friday and has a bright chance to claim victory with top-weight Star Chestnut in Race 7, the Fairview Mile (Non-Black Type) over 1600m.
Jack Milner: The second leg of the Work riders’ Challenge will be run at the Vaal on Thursday, and the opportunity to earn the R20,000 for the rider who earns the most points over the three legs is wide open.
Viv Greybe: Shane Humby-trained Cause And Effect, a winner of three of her seven starts, should be up to the task again when stepping out with Donovan Dillon aboard at Scottsville on Wednesday in Race 7, a MR 86 Handicap (F&M) over 1200m.
Jack Milner: There appear to be two good bankers on Tuesday’s Vaal card where racing takes place on the Classic track.
Viv Greybe: Champion trainer Alan Greeff takes a bye in the opening race but has a bright chance of success in Race 2 with Fools Garden (Greg Cheyne) who takes on six rivals in a FM 79 Handicap over 1900m at the Fairview Polytrack today.
Bonginkosi Nkosi: It really takes an above-average thoroughbred, in this case Tribal Fusion, to shoulder a mammoth 10.5kg more than a bottom-weighted rival over 1400m and still manage to make a mockery of the entire field, winning by a runaway 2.50 lengths.
RAINBOW BRIDGE WINS MET
Ken Nicol: Rainbow Bridge scored a fairytale win in the Sun Met at Kenilworth for veteran trainer Eric Sands and the late Chris Gerber, coming from well off the pace.
DO IT AGAIN WINNING QUEEN'S PLATE
Jack Milner: Jockey Richard Fourie believes Do It Again is a special horse and the son of Twice Over will prove it in the R5-million Sun Met celebrated with G.H.MUMM over 2000m at Kenilworth tomorrow.