Headline News Preview: Qui Harbour to tower over Eiffel at Vaal

<p>JACK MILNER<br /> SOME runners develop a big reputation after just one outing but still need to prove themselves on the racecourse. Dominic Zaki&rsquo;s Eiffel is such a runner. The Medaaly colt made his debut at Turffontein on 29 June and was the talk of the town. He opened at even-money and only drifted due to solid support for Alec Laird&rsquo;s Dinner for One, who eventually started as the 11-10 bookmakers&rsquo; favourite.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Photo: Dominic Zaki saddles Eiffel.</p>

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Headline News Preview: Coverley to make winning return after rest

<p>HAROLD STERLEY<br />
COVERLEY returns to action following a 161-day rest, and this talented individual is expected to bounce right back to winning ways at Fairview today. He is set to line up in Race 8 over 1200m and his trainer, Gavin Smith, will also field useful Gold Tipped. The trainer has engaged Raymond Danielson for Gold Tipped, while young Sandile Khathi has been booked for Coverley.<br />
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Photo: Raymond Danielson rides Gold Tipped.</p>

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Headline News Officer Wales to put back the thrill

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
BLUES singer BB King had a hit in 1969 with “The Thrill is Gone&rsquo;&rsquo; and that is a feeling many punters will have since the curtain dropped on an eventful and exciting winter season in KwaZulu-Natal.<br />
The fields get smaller and the racing more mundane but followers of Officer Wales in Race 7 at Clairwood today might be able to recapture some of the joys of bygone days by backing a winner.&nbsp;<br />
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Photo: Anton Marcus rides Officer Wales.</p>

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Headline News Preview: Take a Chance on Tyne Bridge

<p>MEL KAPLAN<br />
THE two 90-something handicaps at Fairview yield potential betting opportunities. Tyne Bridge looks to have a sound chance of taking laurels in the MR 92 over 1400m (Race 5) while in the MR 94 (Race 8) over 1000m, in-form Take a Chance is the one to beat.<br />
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Photo: Justin Snaith trains Take a Chance.</p>

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Headline News Preview: Moorcroft has the speed to slam rivals

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
WITH so many of the top horses based in KwaZulu-Natal for the winter, racing in Gauteng tends to test the most fervent of fans. Today’s card is typical of a Turffontein winter meeting and punters will need to take a stand when it comes to finding winners on the inside track.</p>

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Headline News Review: Marcus enters history books as Desert Links strikes gold

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
MANY pundits regarded Basil Marcus as master of pace in his days as a jockey and he particularly displayed that talent when winning the Gold Cup on Hedge in 1976. In that race Martin Schoeman dictated the pace on Jean Heming&rsquo;s Off the Hook and it was only the perfect timing of Marcus that saw Hedge get up in the final strides.</p>

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