Jack Milner: Scottsville will be staging their major sprint race day on 26 May when four Grade 1 races, all over 1200m, will be run.
Jack Milner: The late scratching of Aurelia Cotta at Turffontein on Saturday brings Dressed To Impress to the forefront of the considerations in Race 6.
Nother Russia, Deo Juvente, Legal Eagle
Jack Milner: The mouth-watering meeting between Legal Eagle and Nother Russia is all set to take place in the R4-million Premier’s Champion Challenge over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday 5 May.
Jack Milner: When Alssakhra won his first race there was a lot of talk that he was going to be a factor in the three-year-old classic races. However, he has disappointed since and remains just a one-time winner.
Ken Nicol: Classy sprinters Tevez, Silicone Valley and Dutch Philip will renew their rivalry at Kenilworth on Wednesday in Race 6, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1200m.
Jack Milner: Nautic Spirit has a reputation of being a top filly and she certainly exuded a touch of class last time when she beat Kissmeinmydreams by 5.25 lengths to shed her maiden over 1200m at the Vaal.
JOHAN JANSE VAN VUUREN
Ken Nicol: With the scratching of Dragonair later on, Selfie in the opener becomes the standout bets at Flamingo Park on Monday, despite being a newcomer to this centre.
Ken Nicol: Vodacom July entry The Slade has a great chance of scoring a first black type victory in the Listed The Sledgehammer (now run over 1800m) at Greyville on Sunday.
NOTHER RUSSIA WINS THE EMPRESS CLUB
Royal Day at Turffontein was graced by a turf queen – Nother Russia, who won the HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes (Grade 1) for a second successive year.