Columnists 9.12.2017 07:13 am

Form run from Edict of Nantes

Rain could have impact on fitness of Vaal runners.

Last weekend I was in Cape Town where I rode Edict Of Nantes in the Green Point Stakes.  Although we would have liked to have won, we did finish second to Legal Eagle who was hard to beat at the weights. With Captain America just 0.50 lengths behind us as was the case last time, Edict Of Nantes ran to form.

Form run from Edict of Nantes
Form run from Edict of Nantes

Form run from Edict of Nantes

Rain could have impact on fitness of Vaal runners.

Laing’s filly to shine at Fairview again
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Laing’s filly to shine at Fairview again

Star Burst Galaxy looks on target to make it three wins in a row in Race 6, a Conditions Plate over 1400m at Fairview today.
De Gouveia has An Air Of Success
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De Gouveia has An Air Of Success

Make a few dollars more with Strydom and Tarry.
Mid-Week Reflections: Dear Ad Executives, Africans don’t dance for products – ever!
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Mid-Week Reflections: Dear Ad Executives, Africans don’t dance for products – ever!

For some unexplained reasons, the South African ad industry is hellbent on depicting black South Africans as a bunch of dancers for almost everything they are selling.
Onesie looking good for Dixon
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Onesie looking good for Dixon

Onesie could make it a ‘three-sie’ for new trainer Mark Dixon in the main race at Scottsville today, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1600m.
Snowdance caps great day for Justin Snaith
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Snowdance caps great day for Justin Snaith

Fayd’Herbe rides four winners for the stable.
Surcharge a WOW! factor at Turffontein
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Surcharge a WOW! factor at Turffontein

And he made light of a big weight to win the Secretariat Stakes.
Redberry Lane to hold on
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Redberry Lane to hold on

The other possible banker is well-weighted Shogun in Race 9.
Do not miss the Summer Challenge at Scottsville
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Do not miss the Summer Challenge at Scottsville

He held form in his two subsequent runs when a close second and then a creditable third in a minor feature event.
Surcharge to add value
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Surcharge to add value

In this race Surcharge is drawn at No 4 and Gavin Lerena, who rides him for the first time, will be able to ride him in his preferred manner.
Candice looks for something Magical
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Candice looks for something Magical

The plan after that is to run in the Guineas on 16 December.
Fahey’s seven-year-old looks the Right Touch at Newcastle
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Fahey’s seven-year-old looks the Right Touch at Newcastle

Perhaps just as importantly is a return to 1200m for the Betway Casino Handicap as he has done most of his winning over that distance.
Summer season is shaping up for Snaith
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Summer season is shaping up for Snaith

Big things expected in Fillies Guineas and Merchants at Kenilworth this Saturday.
Vicomte goes out to regain early promise
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Vicomte goes out to regain early promise

Rebel’s Champ and Cathedral County could come into the reckoning.
Tallow looks set to light up the course at Southwell
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Tallow looks set to light up the course at Southwell

Emma Lavelle’s inmate was a pre y good hurdler, but there is every chance he will be even be er over fences.
Jer’s Girl can capitalise on a drop from Grade 2 to Listed
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Jer’s Girl can capitalise on a drop from Grade 2 to Listed

A very useful individual over hurdles for Nicky Henderson, the six-year-old won a valuable event at Ascot at last year’s Christmas meeting before having his sights raised to Grade One company.
Snowdance heads Cape Fillies Guineas betting
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Snowdance heads Cape Fillies Guineas betting

Legal Eagle is hot favourite to follow up on his win in last year’s Green Point Stakes.
De Kock to keep rolling
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De Kock to keep rolling

Best might be High Seas Beauty, who rates a banker in Race 6.
Tougher call for Coral Fever
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Tougher call for Coral Fever

If he doesn’t win, don’t expect to see many dry eyes in the no 1 box.
Van Vuuren’s Cup for the taking
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Van Vuuren’s Cup for the taking

There look to be a couple of Pick 6 bankers on Turffontein card.
Nother Russia looks the safest Pick 6 banker
Horses

Nother Russia looks the safest Pick 6 banker

This Tiger Ridge mare has class and relishes the Turffontein Standside 1600m so should see punters through in the R6- million Pick 6.
Poor draw concerns Tarry
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Poor draw concerns Tarry

Champion trainer believes his other three horses have chances in an open race.
Brazuca is Johan’s Cup pick
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Brazuca is Johan’s Cup pick

However, he says Brazuca has been working the best in the last fortnight.
Gosden-trained Master Singer in tune for Newcastle test
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Gosden-trained Master Singer in tune for Newcastle test

Master Singer broke his maiden over 2000m at this track in May, when he won by a ridiculous 16 lengths.
O’Neill can get on scoreboard
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O’Neill can get on scoreboard

The six-year-old has had a run this season and will be sharper for the outing.

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