Imperial Gesture, fluent and impressive.
NICCI GARNER – Ten of the entries for the R600,000 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile in two weeks time had their pipe-openers for the 1600m race at Turffontein Saturday.
Oscar Pistorius with his filly Insasa and trainer Mike Azzie
“Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, soapie star Mmabatho Montsho and Comrades Marathon legend Bruce Fordyce are among the famous faces coming to Turffontein Racecourse for the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile on Saturday 7 November.
HAROLD STERLEY – PORT Elizabeth has an exciting weekend of racing starting today and continuing on Sunday.
NICCI GARNER – THERE is a Pick 6 carryover of R722,383 to Saturday’s meeting at Turffontein when the expected pool could reach R3.5 million and the bet could be relatively easy to win, given there are two potential bankers.
DEEP WATER represents Charles Laird in Race 5.
NICCI GARNER – AT Turffontein on Tuesday Charles Laird hammered home345 why he thinks the world of Oracy – and why he is South Africa’s ruling champion trainer.
MYTHICAL Flight will be back in his Randjesfontein box by early December
NICCI GARNER – SUPER-SPRINTER Mythical Flight jets back home345 next month and will be back in his familiar Randjesfontein stable by early December.
Meet At Malamala
NICCI GARNER – TRAINER Mike de Kock’s high-class Western Winter four-year-old Meet At Malamala and Charles Laird’s unbeaten star Oracy will meet for the first time in a 1600m Allowance Plate at Turffontein on Tuesday.
Mr Mickey Mouse, seen winning his Maiden.
MEL KAPLAN – Lily Allen sings, “The sun is in the sky – oh why, oh why would I want to be anywhere else’’. There’s every chance punters heading for Clairwood on Sunday will be hoping those words ring true, as most of the races look tough.
Oracy (green, black silks) is among the nominations.
RULING champion trainer Charles Laird has entered eight horses in a bid to win the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile for the third consecutive year, following wins by Our Giant (2007) and Likeithot (2008).
Forest Path (AnthonyDelpech up) with Gavin Schafer.
NICCI GARNER – HIGH-CLASS Fort Wood gelding Forest Path makes a start to his four-year-old campaign at Turffontein tomorrow and should be a force to be reckoned with in Race 6, a 1450m Pinnacle Stakes.