Jack Milner: Act Of War is being talked about as one of the best three-year-old colts in the country, so to have a horse who can finish within a length of a potential champion at level weights has to be an exciting prospect for any owner.
Mljet stands out in the final field for the R250,000 Cape Classic (Grade 3) over 1400m at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Nicci Garner: Former Work Riders’ Challenge winners Chamu Mabaya (2013-14), Francis Semela and Samuel Mosia (2010-11) have developed a huge following among South African punters down the years and all three will be seen in action at Leg 1 of the 2014-15 test series at the Vaal on Thursday.
Trevor Reid: The most interesting race on the Polytrack at Greyville on Sunday appears to be Race 3, a Conditions Plate over 1200m for fillies and mares as trainer Charles Laird has a strong hand with his three carded runners German Lady, Rich Girl and Beloved Country.
Well-known racing commentator Jimmy Lithgow died on Friday morning of a heart attack. He would have turned 68 on 16 November.