Headline News Class should do it for Ice Belle

Ice Belle

JACK MILNER
THE topliner at Kenilworth on Tuesday is a case of “class versus weight’’. Feature-race competitors like Ice Belle and Gone Wild take on some lightly weighted fillies and mares who have won their races in the lower divisions.

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Headline News Injury sidelines Dancer's Daughter again

Dancer's Daughter

CAPE TOWN – Top-class racemare Dancer’s Daughter will be out of action for the rest of the 2008-09 racing season.The grey daughter of Act One has won three more races since sharing the honours with Pocket Power in last year’s Vodacom Durban July.

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Headline News Bedloe's Island should handle the Clairwood turn

Bedloe's Island, Clairwood.

MEL KAPLAN
JOCKEY Anton Marcus will replace Piere Strydom on Bedloe’s Island, but the change of rider should not affect the recent SA Oaks winner in any way and she should go close in the Listed East Coast Handicap at Clairwood on Sunday.

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Headline News Laird runner is the Considered Choice at Turffontein

Considered Choice, Race 7.

JACK MILNER
THE combination of blinkers, gelding and a return to sprinting did the trick for Considered Choice in his last start. The Australian-bred gelding has been off the track for 139 days but should be fit enough to beat off some war-weary opponents in Race 7 at Turffontein on Saturday, a MR 84 Handicap over 1200m on the inside track.

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Headline News Thandolwami can join the equine millionaire club

THANDOLWAMI, Greyville.

JACK MILNER
THANDOLWAMI has to be every owner’s dream. Purchased for just R80,000, the Woodborough gelding has amassed R820,150 in stake-money and can become another equine millionaire in the R350,000 Betting World 1900 (Grade 2) at Greyville on Friday evening.

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Headline News Rain Maker can storm home345 if he adjusts to Vaal sand

TRAINER Dominic Zaki.

JACK MILNER
WHETHER a horse will take to the Vaal sand track is anybody’s guess. KZN trainer Michael Roberts brought Tropical Empire up for last year’s Emerald Cup because he felt the horse’s “high-knee action’’ would suit the sand. That belief turned out to be erroneous and as Sean Tarry explained later no trainer knows the answer until he tries his runner on the surface.

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Headline News Weathertalk to make most of good draw

Dean Kannemeyer

NICCI GARNER
NEARLY the entire field could win Race 7 at Durbanville on Tuesday, a MR 84 Handicap over 1400m, but well-drawn Weathertalk gets the nod.

Dean Kannemeyer’s five-year-old Winter Romance gelding is not averse to the tight Durbanville track, having recorded a win and five places there.

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