Headline News Bastille Belle to storm home345 in powerful Graduation

Jockey Piere Strydom

JACK MILNER
IT is not often that one gets a Graduation Plate that is almost as strong as a graded race but that is exactly what has happened in Race 7 at the Vaal this afternoon. Three of the 11 entrants last ran in the Grade 3 Hertz Fillies Mile at Turffontein on Steinhoff International Summer Cup day and they should dominate this race.

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Headline News Le Drakkar pays tribute to Jaffee and Newsome

Le Drakkar wins BSA Guineas

IMPORTED Le Drakkar (Aus) owned in partnership by recently passed giants of South African racing – Laurie and Jean Jaffee and John Newsome (Fieldspring Racing), produced a powerful run and sliced through his field to win the Grade 1 BSA Cape Guineas at Kenilworth on Saturday.

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Headline News McCreery can guide Brass In Pocket to winner's box

Danielle McCreery.

MEL KAPLAN
APPRENTICE Danielle McCreery was able to extract an extra effort from Brass In Pocket to narrowly beat Martini’s Way over 1400m at this track last week. Trainer Peter Miller has elected to run the four-year-old again and has engaged the British-born lass for the ride once more.

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Headline News Snaith and Fourie have Sparkling Gem on their hands

Trainer Justin Snaith

TRAINER Justin Snaith and jockey Richard Fourie made it back-to-back wins in the Grade 1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas over 1600m when Sparkling Gem (12-1) led from start to finish in a powerful field including accomplished Graded winners Consensual and Zirconeum.

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Headline News Chamber Of Secrets could hold the answer

Trainer Basil Marcus

MEL KAPLAN
THERE is not much depth to the card put together for Kenilworth on Tuesday afternoon and a number of the races look particularly competitive. One of those is the chief attraction, Race 7, a Pinnacle plate over 1600m. The race looks highly tricky but Chamber Of Secrets has been in good form and could be the one to row in with.

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Headline News Rudra confirms the Summer Cup is `Mike’s game’

Rudra, all on his own!

JACK MILNER
“MIKE targeted him at this race and this is Mike’s game…the Group Ones. This is where it counts.’’ That is how jockey Kevin Shea described his victory on 3-1 favourite Rudra in Saturday’s R2 million Steinhoff Summer Cup over 2000m at Turffontein.

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Headline News Laird’s Aussie plans still on hold

Charles Laird

TRAINER Charles Laird, who currently heads the South African trainers’ table, says his plans to emigrate to Australia are still on hold pending the realisation of certain requisites from Australian racing authorities.

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Headline News Vaal Turf track could flow with Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey, Vaal.

JACK MILNER
KWAZULU-NATAL form has been working out extremely well recently with many of the runners who have returned from that province, winning on a regular basis. Runners like Smart Banker, Causation, Jewel In Her Crown and Bouquet-Garni are typical examples of that and that run can continue at the Vaal this afternoon.

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