Viv Greybe: Four-year-old Dawnbreaker, who has been a model of consistency since joining Gavin Smith’s stable, looks on target for a fourth career win at the Fairview Polytrack on Friday when teamed up with Aldo Domeyer in Race 6 and the main event, a MR 86 Handicap over 1300m.
Jack Milner: Dorrie Sham has had a good run on the Highveld since moving her string from Port Elizabeth. She is based at the Vaal and they have had a number of winners at that course.
Ken Nicol: Hong Kong bound Callan Murray had a hip operation on Monday, and has ridden his last race in South Africa for the time being.
JUSTIFY WINS BELMONT
Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify will be evaluated after some filling in his left front ankle was discovered, his connections announced July 10.
Viv Greybe: Ivan and Darryl Moore-trained Ballymaine looks on target to post a fourth career win when teamed up with Stuart Randolph in Race 4, a MR 82 Handicap over 1950m, at Scottsville on Wednesday.
IT'S MY TURN
A fantastic entry of 28 powerful stayers, including the first six horses past the post in the R500 000, Grade 3 DStv Gold Vase on July day, have been entered for South Africa’s most famous thoroughbred marathon event, the R1.25-million, Grade 3 eLAN Gold Cup, to be run over 3200m at Greyville on Saturday 28 July.
Ken Nicol: A bumper 10-race programme takes place at Kenilworth on Tuesday, with the headliner being Race 9, a FM 88 Handicap over 1200m.
Viv Greybe: Five-year-old King Django, who was formerly trained in KwaZulu-Natal, has taken a liking to the Fairview Polytrack since joining Tara Laing’s stable and looks the one to beat at the venue on Monday.
Ken Nicol: It’s back to plain fare on the Turffontein inner track on Sunday after the banquet of Vodacom July Day, but for those prepared to wait a five-star bet presents itself in the last race.