Headline News Punters face a gem of a Guineas at Greyville

Spakling Gem, Greyville.

JACK MILNER
THE KRA Guineas and Fillies Guineas at Greyville over 1600m on Sunday exhibit an interesting contrast for punters. The fillies race is dominated by the two Cape Town stars – Mother Russia and Sparkling Gem – while the R312,500 first prize in the Guineas itself looks up for grabs to any runner who can produce the goods on the day.

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Headline News Greeff and Cheyne can make a meal of it

GREG Cheyne, in top form.

HAROLD STERLEY
TRAINER Alan Greeff and jockey Greg Cheyne are expected to make a meal of the features at Fairview this afternoon. The combination could open the day winning with the Fred Crabbia-owned Berg Wind who made an impression last time when losing by the shortest of heads to West Germany.

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Headline News `Earl’ can drill the opposition

TRAINER Geoff Woodruff.

JACK MILNER
FINDING the winner of tonight’s Drill Hall Stakes (G2) over 1400m is a bit like drawing a name out of a hat. Many of the runners are having prep runs for bigger things to come and a number with obvious chances are drawn badly.

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Headline News Polzeath is the ruby in Scottsville's Scarlet Lady

Polzeath beating Goat.

JACK MILNER
HAVING a filly like Milk And Honey in his yard must be pretty frustrating for trainer Mike de Kock. There is no doubt she has plenty of talent but when it comes to getting her head in front at the line, Milk And Honey often turns to vinegar.

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Headline News Joyful Applause ready to be cheered home345

Joyful Applause.

JACK MILNER
JOYFUL APPLAUSE began her racing career with a scintillating 10.25-length victory at Clairwood but took another eight starts before visiting the winner’s box again. In between the West Man filly contested the Allan Robertson Fillies Championship at Scottsville and the Golden Slipper at Greyville, both Grade 1 events.

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Headline News Villandry can be the punters' Robin Hood

Villandry, Umkhomazi.

MEL KAPLAN
VILLANDRY and Dijla could each land a graded-race success when they contest the Umkhomazi Stakes (colts and geldings) and The Debutante (fillies) respectively at Scottsville on Sunday. The races are for juveniles and will be run over 1200m as Races 6 and 7.

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Headline News Montaque is set for Flamingo Park win

DEON Sampson, Montaque.

JACK MILNER
HABIT dictates that when Peter Miller has four runners in a Pinnacle Plate at Flamingo Park, most tipsters will select one of them to win. However, the modus operandi could change on Monday in Race 7, where visiting trainers Andre Kirsten, Corne Spies and Ian Jayes could displace the usual Miller winner.

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Headline News In-form Lerena can add another notch to his belt

JOCKEY Gavin Lerena.

JACK MILNER
A return to 1600m and the addition of blinkers could make all the difference to Urban Reason when he contests Race 4 at Turffontein on Saturday. Alec Laird’s runner has been trying distances of 1800m and 2000m but does not appear to get the trip.

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