Jockey Bernard Fayd'Herbe
REBEL King, second in the Grade 1 Betting World Cape Flying Championship over 1000m at Kenilworth last year, went one better with a workmanlike victory in this year’s renewal on Saturday.
Jockey Anthony Delpech
CHAMPION jockey-turned-trainer Michael Roberts has two runners in the listed Michael Roberts Handicap that has been run in his honour for a number of years now, but whether Tropical Empire or Harbour Light are capable of lifting the prize for him remains to be seen.
Trainer Mike Bass
TWO tricky listed races for fillies and mares headline today’s Kenilworth card but it may pay to follow Mike Bass in both events. Between them Bass and Joey Ramsden saddle six of the nine runners in the Cape Breeders’ Club Sun Classique Fillies Handicap over 2400m and runners from their stables should fight out the finish.
Gavin Smith, Gazi's Girl.
THE old horseracing adage weight stops trains could rear its destructive head in the FM 74 Handicap over 1200 m at Fairview today.Gilded Moon is the form horse in the line-up. She has won three of her last four outings, but shoulders a hefty 61,5kg.
St John Gray, Rutana
TRAINER St John Gray has done well with his stallion Announce, especially with runners on the sand. But in Rutana he seems to have found an exceedingly versatile filly, who is equally at home345 on turf or sand, up the straight or around the turn.
Kevin Shea, good rides.
DUBAI – The attention of the racing world will be focused on tonight’s opening fixture of the 2009 Dubai International Racing Carnival at Nad Al Sheba which is highlighted by Round 1 of the Maktoum Challenge over 1600m on dirt
Glen Kotzen; Combat Leader
IT would be fitting for Combat Leader to win Race 7 at Scottsville today. After all, the race is called the Graeme Smith – What A Captain MR 92 Handicap over 1200m.
Felix Coetzee, Rudi Rocks
FOLLOWING a couple of disappointing performances Rudi Rocks can get back in the winner’s enclosure when he contests Race 6 at Kenilworth today.
Pocket Power wins
PERHAPS co-owner Arthur Webber summed it up best after Pocket Power stormed to victory in Saturday’s L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate for a record-breaking third successive year. “Little did I know when I got a share of this horse that he was going to change my life forever,’’ said Webber.