LONDON – The Flat turf season gets underway at Doncaster this weekend with the proverbial cavalry charge that is the William Hill Lincoln sure to give punters plenty of headaches yet again.
DURBAN – Gold Circle managing director David Furness is to take early retirement as part of the horseracing operator’s restructuring programme.
RECORDS were made to be broken and a hard-earned 22-win record could be equalled at Fairview on Friday when Hear The Drums bids to draw level with brilliant sprinter Golden Loom.
TWO appealing plated races head up Thursday’s card on the Vaal turf track – a Progress Plate over 1200m and a Graduation Plate for fillies and mares over 1400m.
STUNNING Do races over 2000m for the first time and if he stays Mike Bass’ three-year-old gelding looks the answer in Race 7 at Durbanville on Wednesday, a MR 84 Handicap.
LONDON – Soixante should be well fancied for Kempton’s “TurfTV Showing Best Racecourses’’ Novices’ Chase following his victory at Hereford last month.
BIG PICK 6: A R209,000 Pick 6 carryover to the Vaal on Tuesday might see the pool soar as high as R2 million. Coastal One and a back-to-best Full Power could smooth the way to a popular payout.
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WITH every race on Dubai World Cup night barring the UAE Derby looking wide open, trainer Herman Brown believes all four of his contenders offer eachway value.
LONDON – Rebel Melody is an out-and-out galloper who should be backed to follow up on a recent Wincanton success in Sunday’s Tony Wareham Birthday Celebration Handicap Chase back at the Somerset venue.