Headline News PROFILE: Hard-working Muzi does not underestimate his opposition

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt"><span lang="EN-GB"><strong><em>ASCENDING STAR: He looks like a 13-year-old, but there is nothing immature about Muzi Yeni&rsquo;s determination to succeed and 10 months after he qualified, the young rider needs just two more winners to equal his 2006 total.</em></strong><br />
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TO the uninitiated, 29 winners might not seem to indicate a star on the ascension, but Muzi is the 33rd most successful jockey in South Africa in terms of winners so far this year. His tally is also fairly impressive if one considers that most of his mounts have been second-string or just not expected to win (he has only ridden 56 favourites in his entire career) – and he has put the work into nearly every one of them.<br />
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Photo: Muzi Yeni</span></span></p>

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Headline News SUMMER CUP: Laird star could join select band to win the Cup twice

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt"><span lang="EN-GB">MALTEME is likely to defend his title in the R1.5-million Steinhoff International Summer Cup over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday 24 November.<br />
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<span lang="EN-GB">The five-year-old Rakeen gelding features on the handicapping panel&rsquo;s “Top 20 Log&rsquo;&rsquo;, which indicates the horses they believe should be given a berth in the final field.<br />
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Photo: Alec Laird.</span></span></p>

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Headline News Preview: Fortune points to `Giant’ finish

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-US">FAVOURABLE CONDITIONS:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Good draw, useful weight and a top jockey are all factors Our Giant&rsquo;s favour in the R1.5-million Cup.</span></p>

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Headline News Preview: Thandolwami, Europa look best

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-US">JACK MILNER</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-US">TWO meetings have been scheduled for KwaZulu-Natal today and tomorrow and there could be some hefty payouts at both fixtures. </span></p>

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Headline News Classy Blue Tiger cruises in

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">JACK MILNER<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">BLUE Tiger had everything going for him in the Grade 3 Investec Cape Classic at Kenilworth on Saturday and punters quickly climbed on to the bandwagon.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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Headline News Marcus positive he will recover in time

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">NICCI GARNER<br />
</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">&quot;If I can ride, then I&rsquo;m going to ride,&rsquo;&rsquo; says Anton Marcus, who is booked to ride favourite Our Giant in next week&rsquo;s R1.5-million Steinhoff International Summer Cup but who fractured the third metatarsal on his right foot in a fall at Turffontein last Thursday.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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Headline News Profile: Raymond Danielson

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt"><span lang="EN-GB">JOCKEY Raymond Danielson believes that Captain Corageous, the bay horse he is set to partner for trainer Lance Wiid in the R1.5-million Steinhoff International Summer Cup over 2000m at Turffontein next Saturday, has a good chance of finishing in the frame.<br />
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<span lang="EN-GB">“He&rsquo;s definitely in with a shout,&rsquo;&rsquo; says the jockey who has ridden the son of Captain Al only twice and they won the Jubilee Handicap over 1800m at Turffontein in June this year.<br />
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Photo: Raymond Danielson</span></span></p>

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Headline News RX STAR OF THE MONTH: Mark Khan

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">MARK Khan has already won four jockeys&rsquo; titles in South Africa and appears to be heading for his fifth after riding 23 winners from 90 rides in October, a winning percentage of 25.56. His win-place percentage was 65.56. Mark rode 11 more winners than second-placed Greg Cheyne. Nine of his wins were in Port Elizabeth where he rides on a regular basis for Gavin Smith while the other 14 took place on the Highveld. </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">Considering he took a holiday in August, Mark has amazingly regained the lead in the race for the SA jockeys&rsquo; title. He has ridden 52 winners from 206 rides (25.24%) and his mounts have accumulated R2.522 million in prize money. “Willie&rsquo;&rsquo; Figueroa, who deputised for Mark with Gavin Smith in August, is second with 45 winners, just two ahead of Cape-based Richard Fourie. </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">The 39-year-old Khan has shown supreme dedication to his job and is well respected for being one of the hardest working riders in the country.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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Headline News UK apprentice rides in SA

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BRITISH apprentice Danielle McCreery (23, left) will be riding in South Africa for a month as a reward for winning an Apprentice Challenge Series in the UK. She has been assigned to trainer Mike de Kock and will be riding work at the major training centres. McCreery was pipped on the line on her first mount Sickle Moon for trainer Dominic Zaki at Turffontein last Thursday. “South Africams are very laid back and I am being treated like one of the family,&rsquo;&rsquo; she said.</div>

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