Jack Milner: As the KwaZulu-Natal winter season gets into full swing on Saturday with the first Grade 1 races of this time of year Sean Tarry has a R3,644,288 stakes lead over closest rival Mike de Kock in the race for the trainers’ championship.
Trevor Reid: Astute punters could have taken the hint last week and maybe had a small bet on 66-1 shot Dynastic Power in the Grade 2 Betting World 1900m at Greyville last Friday night as jockey Greg Cheyne had given up a number of potential winners at Fairview to ride in KwaZulu-Natal.
Jack Milner: Uncle Tommy has always been one of those tried and trusted runners on the Vaal sand. His record of three wins, three seconds and three thirds in nine starts over 1450m at the track speaks volumes for his consistency.
LOUIS THE KING
Jack Milner: The dilemma of whether to geld Louis The King or to send him to stud has been settled amicably. The SA Triple Crown winner has had just one testicle removed and is back in training.
Durban – Fantastic high-speed racing is on the cards for racegoers at the Scottsville Racecourse in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday when four Grade 1 sprints form the Jackpot at the Tsogo Sun Sprint Racemeeting.
Nicci Garner: Futura, who looked unlucky in third in last year’s Vodacom Durban July, looks sure to start hot favourite in the country’s premier race in just less than seven weeks’ time after posting an easy win in a 1600m Pinnacle Stakes at Greyville on Sunday.