Headline News Fork Lightening can strike if Purple Rain precipitates

<p>JACK MILNER<br /> WHEN Fork Lightening ran at Greyville on Canon Gold Cup day, he was the talk of the racecourse. Trainer Sean Tarry was bullish about his chances and the seven-year-old Rambo Dancer gelding was supported from an opening call of 12-1 to 9-2.&#160; When Gavin Lerena moved up to leader Modern Monet it looked as if he would sweep past but the KZN Guineas third-placed runner kept finding and held on to beat a fast-finishing El Padrino and Fork Lightening in a three-way photo-finish.<br /> <br /> Photo: Brett Smith rides Purple Rain.</p>

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Headline News Showroom to display his wares in 1200m Vaal race

<div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">JACK MILNER<br />
SHOWROOM is one of those horses who has raised his game since switching to the sand. Paul Matchett’s runner looked rather ordinary in his first nine starts but a rest and a shift to the Vaal sand track seems to have made the difference for this four-year-old Lecture gelding.&#160;The stable clearly expected the improvement two runs back because he was supported in the betting, despite taking on a strong field of experienced sand runners in a Pinnacle Plate over 1200m. Showroom raced from off the pace but got up close home345 to beat Renegade going away by 0.75 lengths.<br />
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Photo: Paul Matchett saddles Showroom.</div>

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Headline News Two further UK meetings are abandoned

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u><strong>NOTICE:</strong></u> Both the meetings at York and Carlisle (UK) scheduled for Wednesday 20 August have been abandoned. As a result Phumelela will be covering the meeting from Deauville (France) along with three Australian meetings (Bathhurst – Ararat and Redcliffe)&nbsp; and the Hamilton (UK) meeting.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Photo: Waterlogged track at York. (racingpost.co.uk)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Headline News Stolichnaya the lone banker on tricky Turffontein card

<p>JACK MILNER<br /> AS is so often the case at this time of the year, catching a Pick 6 at Turffontein is quite a challenge for punters. The better horses are being rested after a strenuous KwaZulu-Natal season and the form is often inconsistent. But now that the stable seems to be back on track, Geoff Woodruff could come to the rescue of punters with Stolichnaya in Race 5, a MR 84 Handicap over 1800m on the standside track.<br /> <br /> Photo: Geoff Woodruff trains Stolichnaya.</p>

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