Pocket Power wins
PERHAPS co-owner Arthur Webber summed it up best after Pocket Power stormed to victory in Saturday’s L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate for a record-breaking third successive year. “Little did I know when I got a share of this horse that he was going to change my life forever,’’ said Webber.
Trainer Gary Alexander.
“GARY and Dean have a good horse on their hands here,” said jockey Andrew Fortune after he had won Sunday’s Listed Sea Cottage Stakes over 1800m Turffontein with the Alexander-trained Fenerbahce.
Jockey Felix Coetzee
WHEN a race appears wide open, it usually pays to go with the class runner. That is the case with today’s Kenilworth meeting where just eight runners are carded to line up in Race 6, an Allowance Plate over 1000m.
Jockey Piere Strydom
BEING a Monday meeting at Turffontein many punters would be excused for thinking it would be another mundane occasion at the Johannesburg course. But once again there is some superb racing with a number of top-class horses.
Trainer Mike Azzie
TRAINER Michael Azzie makes another raid on KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday and should return to the Highveld with at least one winner. In Race 4, a Graduation Plate for fillies and mares over 1450m, Azzie will saddle On Her Toes.
Trainer Ormond Ferraris
WHILE the spotlight will be on two Grade 3 races at Turffontein on Saturday – the Lebelo Sprint over 1000m and the London News Stakes over 1800m – that card is littered with top-class performers and punters still in Johannesburg over the weekend would do well to pay a visit to the track.
Jockey Gerrit Schlechter
GOLDEN Loom had an amazing career as a sprinter, chalking up 22 wins from 77 career outings. He earned over R2.7 million in stakes and will never be forgotten. Records may be broken in the next few months though, as Port Elizabeth’s darling Hear The Drums makes his 42nd appearance on a racetrack Friday.
Trainer Sean Tarry
IT is strange how some horses function better at the coast and at specific racetracks. Apple-A-Day is one of those runners. He has run in 32 races – 15 at Greyville. Of those, he has won three and placed on six other occasions.
Jockey Glen Hatt
THIS afternoon’s Kenilworth card is as dull as you’re likely to get for quite some time with the Western Cape Summer season about to kick off. Predestination does offer bettors a potential banker option for exotic bets as he looks the one to beat in Race 5, a Graduation Plate over 1800m.
Jockey Piere Strydom
IT is not often that one gets a Graduation Plate that is almost as strong as a graded race but that is exactly what has happened in Race 7 at the Vaal this afternoon. Three of the 11 entrants last ran in the Grade 3 Hertz Fillies Mile at Turffontein on Steinhoff International Summer Cup day and they should dominate this race.