Headline News Golden Horse Preview: Folk hero JJ the Jet Plane to take wing

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
JJ THE JET PLANE has only run eight times but is already turning into something of a folk hero. It has a lot to do with his name but is also due to his ebullient trainer, “Lucky&rsquo;&rsquo; Houdalakis, and enthusiastic group of owners. Of course, that would all be irrelevant if “JJ&rsquo;&rsquo; did not have the form to back it all up. The son of Jet Master, reputed to be not the soundest of individuals, has won five of those eight races and is unbeaten in sprints.<br />
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Photo: JJ The Jet Plane</p>

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Headline News Preview: Keanu Beach can continue his love affair with the Vaal sand

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
KEANU BEACH took an instant liking to the Vaal sand track when introduced to that surface three runs back and went on to score over 1200m and 1400m respectively. He was then tried over 1600m and clearly failed to see out the distance, fading late to finish third behind Naples and Falstaff in the Riverside Handicap.<br />
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Photo: Jockey Marthinus Mienie</p>

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Headline News Small crack in Big Brown's hoof closed

<p>NEW YORK – Hoof care specialist Ian McKinlay wired closed a quarter crack in the left front hoof of Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Big Brown on Monday morning and said he doesn’t expect the injury to keep the colt from running on 7 June in the Belmont Stakes.</p>

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Headline News Charles Laird a big spender at MM Sale

<p>GOLD COAST – The clearance rate is up and the money is here for the top-of-the-line yearlings at the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions yearling sale on Australia&rsquo;s Gold Coast. The second session ended on Tuesday with a colt reaching Aust$1 million. Sadly, confidence in the middle-to-low market isn’t all that strong and auctioneers have to work hard to extract bids.</p>

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Headline News PREVIEW: American Emblem to warm the day at Turffies

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
WINTER weather has swept over the Highveld this weekend and it is predicted to continue today. But along with a hearty plate of soup, American Emblem could provide another form of hot sustenance for punters at Turffontein this afternoon.<br />
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Photo: American Emblem winning at Vaal.</p>
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Headline News River Jetez hangs on by a whisker and Marwing takes five!

<p>RIVER JETEZ, the ”talk of the town” on Friday, delighted her host of supporters with a nailbiting win over Catmandu in the Grade 2 Astrapak 1900 at Greyville. She&nbsp;took the lion’s share of the R300 000 stake and&nbsp;gave the brilliant Weichong Marwing his fifth winner on the night.<br />
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Photo: Astrapak finish.</p>
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Headline News River Jetez to step out of her big brother’s shadow

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
POCKET POWER has grabbed a lot of the headlines in South African racing over the past couple of years but today it is the chance of his lesser-performed sister, River Jetez, to grab the spotlight. <br />
And the race where she is expected to make her mark is the Grade 3 Astrapak 1900 at Greyville this evening.<br />
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Photo: River Jetez</p>

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Headline News Preview: Roy Ahoy to get back on a winning wave

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
ROY AHOY was more a victim than contender in his last run when 14th, 12.75 lengths behind Extinct over 1200m at Clairwood. It was one of those races where everything that could go wrong, did go wrong.<br />
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Photo: Tony Rivalland trains Roy Ahoy</p>

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Headline News Preview: Kasumi has the class to win

<p>LONDON – Hughie Morrison is a rare visitor to Musselburgh but can stamp his authority on Scottish soil by winning the Golf Day Fillies’ Handicap. Kasumi appears a textbook improver from Morrison’s Berkshire yard and should go exceedingly well in this one-mile test.</p>

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Headline News Ramsden’s Altius to extend purple patch at Durbanville

<p>NICCI GARNER<br />
IRISH-BRED Altius has hit a rich vein of form since relocating to the Cape, winning both his races for new trainer Joey Ramsden, and he could well follow up in the Taurus MR 95 Handicap over 1600m at Durbanville on Tuesday. The Danehill entire was given a short break after Ramsden took him under his wing in February this year and made his comeback in April when just holding on to beat Critic by a neck.<br />
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Photo: Joey Ramsden trains Altius.</p>

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