Tap Tap wins at Turffontein
IT is rare a trainer finds a win by one of his charges unwelcome, but Alec Laird seemed astonished when Tap Tap won Race 8 at Turffontein on Saturday, a MR 100 Handicap over 1450m on the inside track.
Mark Khan, man to follow.
MARK KHAN clearly adds a length or two to the form of any horse and is a man to follow at all times, thus the reason he is a five-time champion jockey. He rides at the Arlington meeting today and appears to be aboard the right one in Race 3, a Novice Plate over 1800m, where he rides Star Castle, and should have few problems in winning.
Raymond Danielson, Jewel.
THE Jwaneng diamond mine is considered to be the richest in the world and is located in south-central Botswana. Finding diamonds there is clearly a lot easier than unearthing the winner of Race 7 at Clairwood this afternoon, but it may pay dividends to follow Dennis Drier’s runner, Jewel Of Jwaneng.
Mike de Kock
CHAMPION trainer Mike de Kock will have a strong hand in the R600 000 Emerald Cup to be run over 1450m at the Vaal on Saturday September 27 2008.
<p>JACK MILNER<br /> WHEN Water Jet lost to Vangelis at Arlington in May it was regarded in some quarters as a minor upset, even though Gavin Smith’s charge started at a shorter price. In retrospect it was actually a remarkably good run. Vangelis has gone on to win five of his seven starts and looks way above average.<br /> <br /> Photo: Gerrit Schlechter wil
<p>Photo: Champion jockey Mark Khan will ride Rock Concert.<br />
JACK MILNER<br />
WHILE Halie’s Sword failed to run to expectations at the Vaal on Thursday, finishing a disappointing 2.50-length fourth behind outsider Wooden Heart, trainer Alec Laird can gain some compensation when Urban Reason lines up in Race 8 at Turffontein on Sunday.</p>
<p>Photo: Master Landing, pictured winning at Kenilworth back in January.</p>
<p>HAROLD STERLEY<br />
HARDLY a Friday goes by without Justin Snaith taking home345 a winner and that scenario is unlikely to change at Fairview on Friday when the stable is set to saddle 10 runners. Shrewd supporters of Snaith will be banking on Master Landing taking laurels in Race 6, a Graduation Plate over 1400m.</p>
<p>Photo: Alec Laird trains Halie’s Sword<br />
JACK MILNER<br />
WITH Alimony looking likely to make it into the field for the R600 000 Emerald Cup on Saturday 27 September, trainer St John Gray has opted to pull the Alami gelding out of Race 6 at the Vaal tomorrow, a MR 92 Handicap over 1450m on the sand.</p>
<p>LONDON – Doctor Fremantle has been well backed to break Sir Michael Stoute’s Ladbrokes St Leger hoodoo at Doncaster on Saturday. The sponsors have cut him to 10-1 from 12-1 after sustained support.</p>
<p>LONDON – Bonnie Charlie has been knocking on the door in a couple of good races this term, but his time can finally come in the Construction Index Conditions Stakes at Doncaster.</p>