Zimbabwe-bred Ipi Tombe, the heroine of the 2003 Dubai Duty Free in which she demolished…
Trevor Reid: A difficult 10 race card awaits punters for the Sunday Scottsville meeting, so we will have to pick our punches.
Jack Milner: Trainer Joe Soma seems to have some decent talent in his yard right now and he no doubt would rate Fortissima among that group.
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Trevor Reid: Night racing returns to Greyville on Friday. It is a Polytrack meeting and there are a couple of runners who might be worth looking into.
A full field of 28-runners and two reserves have been unveiled for the inaugural running of The Grand Heritage, sponsored by World Sports Betting, at the Vaal Racecourse on 1 October.
Nicci Garner: The Grand Heritage sponsor World Sports Betting has already priced up the race – ahead of Wednesday’s announcement of the final field – and makes Joe Soma-trained Miracle Bureau the outright favourite.
Newmarket – Trainer Alec Laird and owner-breeder Jessica Slack will be hoping the effort of taking J&B Met winner Smart Call halfway across the world is worthwhile as she prepares for her first race in the UK.
Vodacom Durban July winner The Conglomerate is one of the 48 nominations for the R2-million SANSUI Summer Cup (Grade 1) over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday 26 November.
Trevor Reid: The race meeting scheduled for Scottsville was moved to the Greyville Polytrack, but Duncan Howells-trained Saratoga Dancer, fifth in this year’s Vodacom Durban July and a decent fourth in the Champions Cup, looks the one to beat in Race 6, a MR 100 Handicap over 1400m.
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Jack Milner: Fitness will be the key to finding the winner of Race 7 at Turffontein, a Conditions Plate for fillies and mares over 1450m on the Inside track. Many of the runners are coming off rests of various lengths as they prepare for bigger races in the upcoming Highveld summer season.