Jack Milner: Judged on all the betting support she receives every time she runs Whatalady clearly has talent. On debut she went off at 2-1 but found one too good in the form of Sean Tarry-trained Olive Leaf.
Trevor Reid: Trainer Brett Crawford and all his connections must have been very disappointed in Alexis’s run in the Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes at Kenilworth in November as she was fancied to go close after some dazzling earlier displays.
Nicci Garner: The race meeting at Scottsville on Tuesday has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track but there will be plenty of entertainment for punters later in the day at Turffontein.
Jason Dedekind: Sheik’s Brashee has decent form and should be the one to beat in Race 3, a Mr 86 Handicap over 1000m at Scottsville on Sunday.
ACT OF WAR
Act Of War is likely to be the short-priced favourite for the R1-million Grand Parade Cape Guineas (Grade 1) over 1600m at Kenilworth on Saturday 20 December.
Jack Milner: The theory behind handicapping is that based on form, every horse in the race has an equal chance of winning and is weighted accordingly. In a plate race horses run at fixed weights and that does, at times, give one horse a massive weight advantage over the balance of the opposition.