Headline News Preview: De Kock runners hold the key to both features

<p>SCOTTSVILLE: Races 4-9 abandoned<br />
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JACK MILNER<br />
JUVENILES take centre stage at Scottsville today with two Grade 3 races, the Strelitzia Stakes for fillies and the Godolphin Barb Stakes. Both races are sponsored by the Sunday Tribune, are over 1200m and trainer Mike de Kock (left) fields the early favourites.</p>

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Headline News Review: No relief for bookmakers at `tricky’ Turffontein fixture

<p>MEL KAPLAN<br />
IN over four decades in racing I cannot recall a meeting so many pundits described as “tricky&rsquo;&rsquo; producing more than two or three winning favourites. Saturday afternoon at Turffontein, where racing took place on the inside track, that statistic was turned on its head because nine of the 10 tote favourites obliged and the other narrowly lost to a strong market rival.<br />
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Photo: Randall Simons won aboard Capital Account.</p>

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Headline News Preview: Good showing expected from Raven’s Pass

<p>LONDON – It would be churlish to envisage Raven’s Pass not running a huge race in today’s banshahousestables.com Craven Stakes. This season’s renewal of the key Classic trial is well up to scratch, with a clutch of top-drawer performers taking their chance.</p>

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Headline News Nominations for Champions Day

<p>TWO top three-year-olds are likely to be pitted against sprinting star Mythical Flight in the Grade 1 Tedelex Computaform Sprint to be run over 1000m at Turffontein on Saturday 3 May 2008.<br />
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Photo: Champion sprinter Mythical Flight</p>

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Headline News Stalwart Lawful Leader to show the way again

<p>MEL KAPLAN<br />
LAWFUL Leader is in top form and meets little to worry about in Race 2, a Pinnacle Plate over 1800m at this afternoon&rsquo;s Northern Cape fixture. He won three of his last four starts at Flamingo Park and again looks well in at the weights especially with 1.5kg-claimer Aldo Domeyer in the saddle to reduce his burden to 60.5kg.<br />
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Photo: Cliffie Miller trains Race 6 hopeful, London Eye.</p>
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Headline News Kings Gambit gives Wiid, Lerena their first Grade 1 win

<p>JACK MILNER<br />
JOCKEY Gavin Lerena came in for much criticism when 1-3 favourite Kings Gambit was narrowly beaten by Herod The Great at Turffontein in his last start. On Saturday Lerena silenced his critics as he rode a perfect race on the son of Silvano to win the country&rsquo;s richest race for three-year-olds, the SA Classic.<br />
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Photo: Lance Wiid.</p>

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