Headline News Laird looks to dethrone ‘Louis’

AS YOU LIKE

Neil Morrice: Over three training generations the family Laird has become synonymous with success in the pivotal races in the South African horse racing calendar. Little wonder the latest holder of the licence, 54-year-old Alec, is responsible for a fifth of the entire field for Saturday’s R2-million Sansui Summer Cup and harbours hopes of plundering that coveted prize with As You Like who frustratingly spent most of his three-year-old season chasing the shadow of Triple Crown hero Louis The King.

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Headline News Interrupted prep not fazing Crawford

WAVIN' FLAG, PICTURED WINNING THE GOLD CUP

Jack Milner: Trainer Brett Crawford is not waving the flag of surrender just because Gold Cup winner Wavin’ Flag failed to have a warm-up race on the Highveld ahead of Saturday’s R2-million Sansui Summer Cup over 2000m at Turffontein.

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Headline News No sweat for Strydom, Act Of War

PIERE STRYDOM WINS THE SELANGOR CUP ON ACT OF WAR

Nicci Garner: Jockey Piere Strydom showed his class and ice-cool big-race temperament when notching up his 5,000th career victory aboard easy winner Act Of War in the Selangor Cup (Grade 2) over 1600m at Kenilworth on Saturday.

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Headline News 5,000 not out for Strydom

PIERE STRYDOM

“Finally!” was a tearful Piere Strydom’s comment after he scored the 5,000th win of his career at Kenilworth on Saturday aboard Joey Ramsden-trained Act Of War. “And I’m not done yet.”

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Headline News Alice can carry on winning

S'MANGA KHUMALO

Jack Milner: Carry On Alice will have her first start as a three-year-old when she lines up for Race 7, a Progress Plate over 1000m, on the Vaal turf track on Thursday.

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