Jack Milner: Perhaps one of the most unlucky losers we have seen for some time was Persian Rug in the Grade 1 Thekwini Stakes over 1600m at Greyville. She looked all over a winner with 200m to run and then jumped the shadow of the grandstand that runs across the course.
Trevor Reid: The Cradock Place Stakes (Non-Black Type) at Fairview on Friday should go the way of The West Is Wide.
Jack Milner: Battle In Seattle was considered to be one of the better bets on the card on Supreme Cup Day on the Vaal sand but, after leading for much of the 1450m journey, he came under pressure and faded out to finish a respectable 2.90-length sixth behind Mighty Manzi.
ANDRE NEL leads in Ma Choix
Nicci Garner: Sabine Plattner’s grass green, indigo and gold silks largely withdrew from battle back in March but her warriors are swooping back into the fray under a newly promoted general, Willem Andre Nel. Just two weeks in, and already they are making an impact.
Jack Milner: Lightly raced Platinum Jet makes his second appearance for the Gavin van Zyl yard in Race 7 on the Vaal turf on Tuesday and, despite taking on a strong field, this son of Jet Master could notch up a second victory from two runs for his relatively new yard.
GOLDEN HORN wins the Arc
Golden Horn and a delirious Frankie Dettori cruised to a win in Sunday’s Prix de la Arc de Triomphe – with favourite and two-time champion Treve finishing fourth, unable to rewrite racing history.
Jack Milner: An interesting Pinnacle Stakes over 1600m tops the card in Race 6 at Scottsville on Sunday. It sees the return this season of Afrikaburn, who was a Grade 1 winner as a juvenile and then, through injury, had a curtailed three-year-old season.
Jack Milner: Another wonderful weekend of feature races and massive Pick 6 pools is in prospect. The Grade 2 World Sports Betting Joburg Spring Challenge and the Joburg Spring Fillies And Mares Challenge, both over 1450m, will be run on the Turffontein inside track on Saturday, while the Grade 3 Kuda Matchem Stakes and Diana Stakes will be run over 1400m at Durbanville.