GRANT VAN NIEKERK
Jack Milner: Racing returns to Durbanville and once again there is the usual mix of small but competitive fields.
EDUCATED (furthest camera) AND PENNINGTON SANDS (centre) DEAD HEAT WITH THE CENTENARY (closest camera) A CLOSE-UP THIRD.
Jack Milner: Erin has run against a lot better than she was due to meet in Race 5 at Turffontein on Sunday, a MR 91 Handicap for fillies and mares over 1800m on the inside track, but the Ormond Ferraris-trained mare hardly raised a gallop.
Jack Milner: There is value in the old adage “horses for courses” and it could come into play at Turffontein on Sunday when racing takes place on the inside track.
Jason Dedekind: The postponement of the Gold Cup meeting at Greyville puts the spotlight firmly on Kenilworth on Saturday, where some decent fillies and mares will be on show.
Jack Milner: These days when one sees a Pinnacle Stakes on the Vaal sand containing Trip Tease it brings a smile to any tipster’s face. Immediately thoughts of Pick 6 banker and best bet of the day come to mind, so when I opened Thursday’s Vaal card and saw, in Race 5, Trip Tease in a Pinnacle Stakes, best weighted by at least 3kg, and with Piere Strydom up, I was ready for an easy tipping race.
Jack Milner: In 2010 Mike de Kock pulled off the Durban July and Gold Cup with Bold Silvano and Ancestral Fore respectively, but with different jockeys.