Noordhoek Flyer has a better draw this time.
TRAINER Dean Kannemeyer is delighted with the draws allocated to his runners for the Grade 1, R1 million BloodStock SA Cape Guineas over 1600m at Kenilworth on 19 December. Past Master, the winner of Sunday’s Grade 2 Selangor Cup, drew 5 and and his stablemate and runner-up, Noordhoek Flyer, drew 8.
Geoff Woodruff has several good runners at the Vaal.
JACK MILNER – Trainer Geoff Woodruff may have left Turffontein empty handed on Saturday but it will come as a huge surprise if he does not walk away from Tuesday’s meeting at the Vaal with a few winners. Four of his five runners will be ridden by Piere Strydom.
Aslan (pink sliks) prevalied in a close finish.
JACK MILNER – Anybody familiar with the Chronicles Of Narnia by CS Lewis will know that Aslan is the “Great Lion’’. It is also an eponym in that Aslan is Turkish and Persian for “lion’’.
Cool Spender is the early favourite for the Defy Merchants on Sansui Summer Cup Day.
JACK MILNER – The field for Saturday’s Sansui Summer Cup to be run over 2000m at Turffontein has been reduced to 17 runners with the withdrawal of 66-1 outsider Fenerbahce. Gary Alexander’s charge is reported to be coughing.
Log-leading jockey Anton Marcus has a big day ahead of him!
JACK MILNER – Certain horses capture the imagination of the public. From the likes of Sea Biscuit in the USA, Pharlap in Australia, and Red Rum in the UK, the public treat these horses as they would a David Beckham and a Tiger Woods.
UNBEATEN Sidera is one of three talented horses who represent Mike De Kock in the Fillies Mile.
NICCI GARNER – JET-SETTER trainer Mike de Kock has a relatively strong hand in a couple of races at Turffontein on Sansui Summer Cup this Saturday, though he believes his charge in the big one, Meet At Malamala, has only a place chance at best.
Cape Town has been backed at long odds.
JACK MILNER – Two longshots have been backed to win Saturday’s R2-million Sansui Summer Cup to be run over 2000m at Turffontein on the standside track. Cape Town and Catmandu were both quoted at 100-1 for the Grade 1 race but a R50,000 claim on each of the runners has seen their odds cut. Cape Town is on offer at 66-1 with Catmandu now at 55-1.
MICK KINANE wins Race 10 aboard Silver Eagle for Paul Matchett.
JACK MILNER – “IT’S a dream come true.” Those were the words of Gavin Lerena after finishing the International Jockeys’ Challenge as the leading rider at Turffontein on Sunday.
JOCKEY Richard Hughes and former jockey Tex Lerena
THE race meeting at Turffontein on Saturday, when the International Jockeys’ Challenge was to be held, has been postponed to Sunday.
Eight Street (Marcus), wins from Rudi Rocks (orange cap).
NICCI GARNER – Jockey Anton Marcus was concerned before the Grade 2 R300,000 Victory Moon Stakes that his mount, Eight Street, was “nought for three’’ on the standside track at Turffontein. He needn’t have had a moment’s doubt.