Meraki looks set to make punters happy

One who does still look a little ahead of the handicapper is Meraki in Race 5, a MR 83 Handicap over 1600m.

It’s rare for Cape Town racing to take place on a Thursday, and tomorrow’s meeting has quite a few open-looking handicaps to provide punters with something of a puzzle.

Meraki looks set to make punters happy
Meraki looks set to make punters happy

Meraki looks set to make punters happy

One who does still look a little ahead of the handicapper is Meraki in Race 5, a MR 83 Handicap over 1600m.

Tough undercard on Met day

Tough undercard on Met day

While Bold Respect is the best-handicapped runner, it is stable companion Pacific Trader who has been priced up as the 5-1 favourite.
Pumpkin Queen to show class

Pumpkin Queen to show class

This daughter of Fort Wood followed up a close second at Scottsville with a resounding three-length win over 1600m at the same venue.
It may be Cash Time

It may be Cash Time

In the London News they finished fourth and fifth respectively with Noble Secret 0.90 lengths in front.
Quality field for Gr1 Sun Met

Quality field for Gr1 Sun Met

Justin Snaith has a strong hand with four runners.
Late charge sees Crawford’s day end with three winners

Late charge sees Crawford’s day end with three winners

This Fort Wood colt had won his maiden fluently over the Kenilworth 1800m, and cruised clear late over the same trip at a generous 5-1.
All At Once finds a bit extra

All At Once finds a bit extra

On that occasion, All At Once came home by 0.75 lengths.
Lyle celebrates his seniority with two winners

Lyle celebrates his seniority with two winners

This was excellent news for the young man’s new riding agent – long-time Tellytrack presenter Deez Dayanand.
Top jockeys leap aboard

Top jockeys leap aboard

The fourth big gun in Snaith’s powerful Met arsenal is Doublemint, who will be partnered by evergreen Piere Strydom.
Netherby Hall set for another win

Netherby Hall set for another win

The seven-time winner takes on stronger opposition this time but with a handy galloping weight of 56.5kg the gelding should be up to the task again.
Take candy from Ronnie

Take candy from Ronnie

Trainer St John Gray’s youngster burst onto the big stage when she was a 36-1 maiden winner of the SA Fillies Nursery in May last year.
Oravar stands out as the best bet at Turffontein

Oravar stands out as the best bet at Turffontein

With stormy weather playing havoc lately, maybe it is time to start racing earlier in the summer months on the Highveld.
Lord Of Cloud to reach Melting Point at Kranji

Lord Of Cloud to reach Melting Point at Kranji

Great race and goodness knows what the Quartet will pay so well worth having a go.
Solid Gold looks to show his class

Solid Gold looks to show his class

Apprentice jockey Ashton Arries takes the ride, and his mount will benefit from the No 6 draw and the bottom-weight of 56.5kg.
Hurricane ready to show punters a silver lining

Hurricane ready to show punters a silver lining

And, judging by the way she finished last time, is now looking for the extra distance.
Madame Speaker to show her class

Madame Speaker to show her class

With the advantage of the best draw she should recoup the losses.
All At Once to fly high

All At Once to fly high

Hewitson now a fully fledged jockey.
De Kock to saddle five at Meydan

De Kock to saddle five at Meydan

De Kock rounds off the meeting with two in the seventh race.
North America gets vote

North America gets vote

A tough and reliable performer, he is fancied to put up a bold show despite returning from a near 10-month break.
Dress to kill and win a five-star trip to the races in London

Dress to kill and win a five-star trip to the races in London

All you have to do is get dressed up to the nines and win the best-dressed competition, which takes place at Cape Town’s Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday.
Sectional timing a double-edged sword for jockeys

Sectional timing a double-edged sword for jockeys

There are some good best on Turffontein card today and I make Oravar a banker in all bets.
Vote for your Equine Inductees into the South African Hall of Fame

Vote for your Equine Inductees into the South African Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame, established in 2015, strives to tell the stories of extraordinary achievers while celebrating their holistic accomplishments.
Queen’s Plate a royal treat

Queen’s Plate a royal treat

Jockeys look forward to Christmas but have to watch their diets.
Buick appeals six-week ban

Buick appeals six-week ban

Dettori named world’s best jockey.
Human fits the bill

Human fits the bill

Human trained five of the 10 winners at Flamingo Park yesterday, including all four legs of the Jackpot.
Dan The Lad collects the cash

Dan The Lad collects the cash

Paul Matche ’s charge and Ashley Fortune-trained Tsitsikamma Dance fought out the finale for a winner-takes-all R250,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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