DOING IT FOR DAN
Jack Milner: Night racing during the season is always fun at Turffontein as we not only have a Graded race on the card but lots of Plate races that are used to prepare top horses for the upcoming major features.
MADAME DU BOIS WINS THREE TROIKAS
Jack Milner: Just when you think you have the three-year-old form all worked out, along comes Mike de Kock with another possible star to throw a spanner into the works.
Trevor Reid: The Sean Tarry-trained Serissa should be worth a small wager at the likely decent odds to win Race 5, a Pinnacle Stakes over 2400m at Scottsville on Sunday.
Jack Milner: The Highveld Autumn season kicks off this weekend and staged at Turffontein are two Grade 3 races for three-year-olds – the Tony Ruffel Stakes and the Three Troikas Stakes for fillies, both over 1450m on the Inside track.
Jack Milner: Spanish Captain looks to be a decent sort and will be tried over 1400m for the first time when he runs in Race 6 at Greyville, a MR 74 Handicap on the Polytrack.
Jack Milner: Wendish will attempt to win her fourth successive race when she lines up in Race 9 at the Vaal, a MR 72 Handicap for fillies and mares over 1400m.
Nicci Garner: Three days after hot favourite Legal Eagle finished second to filly Smart Call in the R2.5-million J&B Met, ruling champion trainer Sean Tarry is still bemused about the manner in which the filly beat his star.
Jack Milner: Francis Semela will take a nine-point lead into the second leg of the Work Riders’ Challenge which will take place at the Vaal.
SMART CALL and connections
Jack Milner: For a jockey to have a successful season, all they have to do is get a chance ride from Weichong Marwing. Now that’s a Smart Call!