ANDREW Fortune, Water Jet.
KIMBERLEY trainer Peter Miller makes a rare trip to the Vaal on Tuesday and this shrewd trainer seldom goes home345 empty handed. He runs Water Jet in Race 6 and Cape Chestnut in Race 7 and it is probably the former that looks most likely to scoop some money.
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HONG KONG – Jockey Jeff Lloyd, currently based in Hong Kong, racked up his first winner there last Sunday when he booted 10-year-old Triumphant Glory to victory in the Severn Handicap on the all-weather at Sha Tin.
LONDON – Barry Hills tallied the 3,000th victory of his career on Tuesday, just less than 40 years after opening his account, when Chapter And Verse kept on a straight course to deny Mt Kintyre at Pontefract.
HONG KONG – More Bountiful emerged a convincing winner of the Chairman’s Trophy over 1600m on Sunday to provide champion jockey Doug Whyte with the 1100th winner of his Hong Kong career.
“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.
Roy Magner, Fuzzy Cuzzy.
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.
Our Giant, Turffontein.
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.
Villandry, Godolphin Barb.
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.