Headline News Turffontein dishes up some top holiday racing

Trainer Ormond Ferraris

JACK MILNER>br>
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.

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Headline News Hear The Drums to take step closer to record

Jockey Gerrit Schlechter

HAROLD STERLEY
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.

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Headline News Keep the recession at bay with Apple-A-Day

Trainer Sean Tarry

JACK MILNER
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.

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Headline News Predestination is the most likely banker

Jockey Glen Hatt

MEL KAPLAN
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.

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Headline News Bastille Belle to storm home345 in powerful Graduation

Jockey Piere Strydom

JACK MILNER
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.

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Headline News Le Drakkar pays tribute to Jaffee and Newsome

Le Drakkar wins BSA Guineas

IMPORTED Le Drakkar (Aus) owned in partnership by recently passed giants of South African racing – Laurie and Jean Jaffee and John Newsome (Fieldspring Racing), produced a powerful run and sliced through his field to win the Grade 1 BSA Cape Guineas at Kenilworth on Saturday.

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Headline News McCreery can guide Brass In Pocket to winner's box

Danielle McCreery.

MEL KAPLAN
APPRENTICE Danielle McCreery was able to extract an extra effort from Brass In Pocket to narrowly beat Martini’s Way over 1400m at this track last week. Trainer Peter Miller has elected to run the four-year-old again and has engaged the British-born lass for the ride once more.

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Headline News Snaith and Fourie have Sparkling Gem on their hands

Trainer Justin Snaith

TRAINER Justin Snaith and jockey Richard Fourie made it back-to-back wins in the Grade 1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas over 1600m when Sparkling Gem (12-1) led from start to finish in a powerful field including accomplished Graded winners Consensual and Zirconeum.

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