ST JOHN GRAY
Nicci Garner: Everest showed he was returning to his best in his last run and St John Gray’s Sarge colt could get back on the winning trail in Race 5 on the Vaal turf track on Thursday, a MR 84 Handicap over 2000m.
ALONG CAME POLLY
Nicci Garner: Along Came Polly must have one of the rarest records in the book because she is now a two-time winner and both her successes have come at Grade 1 level.
Jack Milner: Trainer Joey Soma could be the trainer to follow at Turffontein on Sunday when he saddles Jambamman in Race 2, Shirley’s Time in Race 3, Savage Wind in Race 5, Rodeo Sioux in Race 6, Principled in Race 7 and Bee Keeper in Race 8. All have the form to win or place their respective races.
ALONG CAME POLLY . . . two career wins, both at G1 level!
Nicci Garner: The current crop of three-year-old fillies started to look really good at Turffontein on Friday night when two of them took first and second in the R1-million L Jaffee Empress Club Stakes.
Jack Milner: KwaZulu-Natal trainer Dennis Drier has had some success when bringing runners to the Highveld and he could land another Grade 1 feature when Jet Aglow lines up for the R1-million L Jaffee Empress Club Stakes over 1600m on the Turffontein standside track on Friday night.
VERCINGETORIX (yellow and blue silks)
Hong Kong – Two Mike de Kock-trained horses, Vercingetorix and Sanshaawes, have been invited to join worthy opponents from three continents in the HK$14-million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin on 27 April as the dominant jurisdictions from the Dubai World Cup meeting face off again.