Jack Milner: Norgay has proven he stays 1800m, especially on the inside track at Turffontein, and St John Gray’s runner can notch up a fourth win in five races when he lines up in Race 7 over the course and distance on Saturday.
IN A RUSH
The lure of the R1-million stake money on offer has enticed the connections of In A Rush to return to the Vaal in an attempt to complete an Emerald Cup double. The Grade 2 race will be run on the Vaal sand over 1450m on Saturday 27 September.
Jack Milner: The current season has seen a slow start for trainer David Rahilly but that could all change for the Vaal-based trainer on Thursday. Rahilly saddles Pinot Noir in Race 6 on the Vaal sand track and this son of Black Minnaloushe could provide punters with some good odds in this event over 1200m.
Variety Club’s future is still hanging in the balance even though the dual Horse of the Year has made a complete recovery from his earlier leg problem.
Jack Milner: It looks a case of Jimmi Choo versus Dominic Zaki in Race 5 at the Vaal on Tuesday, a MR 104 Handicap over 1000m on the outside turf track.
THE CAPTAIN'S TUNE, right, and RESPECTABLE RULER
Jack Milner: Sometimes as punters we have to look beyond the winners on a card to assess the form of any particular stable.