Champions Day Smart Banker leads Laird’s trio home345 in Chestnut

SMART BANKER.

JACK MILNER
“SOMEONE’S got to win, someone’s got to lose and someone’s got to run third. Aren’t we lucky all three were ours.’’ That was trainer Charles Laird’s comment after his runners scored a 1-2-3 in the R1 million HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes at Turffontein on Saturday.

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Headline News Fuzzy Cuzzy looks determined to win again at Vaal

Roy Magner, Fuzzy Cuzzy.

JACK MILNER
FUZZY Cuzzy is one of those horses who rarely runs a bad race. While the Australian-bred gelding has yet to win a feature race, he did finish third in the Golden Loom Handicap, beaten 2.75 lengths by Battlestar Express, and was a 6.75-length fourth to Private Jet in the Grade 3 Lebelo Sprint.

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Champions Day Our Giant looms head and shoulders above opposition

Our Giant, Turffontein.

NICCI GARNER
AT 115 Our Giant is the second top-rated horse in South Africa behind Pocket Power and the son of Giant’s Causeway should have no trouble disposing of his opposition in Saturday’s R1-million HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes over 1600m.

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Headline News Coetzee’s mount can be bookies’ villain

Villandry, Godolphin Barb.

JACK MILNER
HIGHLY talented juveniles Villandry and Cashew Nut respectively should claim the Grade 3 races on today’s Clairwood card, the Godolphin Barb Stakes and Strelitzia Stakes, both over 1000m. Villandry ran a 3.05-length fourth behind Chequer in his debut but strolled out of the stalls that day and did not show his true potential.

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