HALVE THE DEFICIT
Nicci Garner: At the weights, a TAB Place bet on Halve The Deficit might be a better-value option than backing favourite French Navy to win Saturday’s R2-million Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup.
Neil Morrice: If there is a surprise packet in the Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup then Zimbabwe champion Yer-Maan could fit that bill and raise a few eyebrows at Turffontein on Saturday.
CAPTAIN AMERICA in the winner's circle
CAPTAIN America led from start to finish to see off the challenges of several highly rated opponents and win the Grade 2 R400 000 Green Point Stakes at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Jack Milner: There is a cracking day of racing at Kenilworth on Saturday with four feature races which include some of the best horses in the country.
French Navy, favourite at 7-2 for the SANSUI Summer Cup (Grade 1) over 2000m at Turffontein, did not do badly when pulling No 8 draw for Joburg’s premier race on Saturday 29 November.
GRANT VAN NIEKERK
Jack Milner: Some of the leading fillies and mares in the Western Cape clash in a Conditions Plate over 1600m at Kenilworth on Wednesday and one runner stands out under the race rules.
BAD BOY BUDDY BOY
Jack Milner: For a midweek meeting there is some good racing at the Vaal on Tuesday. Instead of a load of Maiden Plates coupled with some low-level handicaps we have a MR 96 Handicap over 1000m, two Graduation Plates and even the Maiden Plates contain some promising runners.
HAYLEY TURNER and ANTHONY DELPECH
Jack Milner: The South African team outgunned their overseas rivals to win the International Jockeys’ Challenge by 453 points to 368, but it was a plucky performance by the visitors.
THE JOCKEYS WHO COMPETED
The South Africans won the Racing. It’s A Rush! International Jockeys’ Challenge for the sixth time in eight years, scoring 453 points to the Internationals’ 368.