Jack Milner: One would have hoped the well-bred Kingston Mines may have already had a few wins to his name after six starts. However, one tends to forget this beautifully bred son of Archipenko was reared in the northern hemisphere and is thus six months younger than his local counterparts.
Money has come for Futura in Saturday’s Grade 1 Beach Beauty Champions Cup over 1800m at Greyville. Brett Crawford’s charge was available at 4-1 after early money poured onto Pomodoro, but the Vodacom Durban July third-placed runner has since been backed in to 22-10.
Nicci Garner: “This championship has come at a high cost,” said a choked up Justin Snaith on Monday after three of his horses and a New Turf Carriers groom, Elias (28) died outside Laingsburg on the road back to Cape Town from Durban.
SOUTH AFRICA’S champion jockey in waiting, S’manga Khumalo, will ride in the UK for the first time in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup on Saturday 9 August. He will be a member of the Rest of the World team – alongside Japanese legends Yutaka Take (captain) and Yuichi Fukunaga.
Jack Milner: Two Listed handicaps for fillies and mares top Sunday’s Scottsville card and while one looks extremely competitive, the other could provide punters with a banker in all bets.
Jack Milner: Jimmi Choo had all the credentials to be one of the best sprinters in the country. Even as a two-year-old he was putting up remarkable times and jockey Sherman Brown was among those who saw a bright future for the son of Bezrin.