International Racing News

Jebel Hutta next for De Kock pair

Feb 19 2017

RSA - Noah From Goa and Light The Lights will be aimed next at the Gr1 Jebel Hatta over 1800m on Super Saturday at Meydan, 4 March.

Yanworth faces Kingwell challenge

Feb 18 2017

Should soft conditions make stablemate Sceau Royal a doubt, Alan King’s Yanworth is likely to be sent off a hot favourite for Saturday’s Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton but may face a stiff test depending on the prevailing ground.

 

Cue Card set for Ascot repeat

Feb 18 2017

Cue Card will clash with stablemates Thistlecrack and Native River in a fascinating Cheltenham Gold Cup but his final prep-race sees the classy 11-year-old race over arguably his best trip in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase on Saturday night.

 

Frost can bounce back

Feb 18 2017

A faller at Wincanton earlier this month, River Frost remains a hurdler with enormous potential and should be a major player in Saturday’s Les Ambassadeurs Casino Handicap Hurdle at Ascot.

 

Former champion Jezki continues comeback

Feb 18 2017

2014 Champion Hurdle hero Jezki will line up in Saturday’s Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park on Saturday night before either attempting to reclaim his Champion crown or switch his sights to the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle. 

Kampala to strike 

Feb 17 2017

RSA - Andre Nel has a 20% strike rate at Kenilworth this season  – only Shane Humby, with six winners from just 30 runners, can match that – and Sabine Plattner’s private trainer can strike with Kampala Campari in the Racing.Its A Rush Handicap tomorrow. 

Mambo has the moves on Poly

Feb 17 2017

RSA - If you’ve been following the handful of Tony Nassif runners campaigned in KZN this season, especially on the Greyville polytrack, you’ve probably been handsomely rewarded. Highveld-based Nassif has saddled just five runners on the Greyville polytrack this term for two wins and a second, and he saddles Tales Of Mambo who has strong claims on best form in the fourth on the Greyville poly tonight.

Silver Stripe to defy rating

Feb 17 2017

RSA - The Allez France Stakes over 2000m for fillies and mares heads a nine race meeting on the Turffontein Inside track tomorrow. Silver Stripe is selected to win the race, despite being 4kg under sufferance with Patchit Up Baby on official merit ratings.

Jezki and Limini in line for Red Mills Hurdle clash at Gowran Park

Feb 17 2017

Jezki heads eight contenders for Saturday's Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park.

Callan to unleash Whip in Hong Kong Classic Cup

Feb 17 2017

Emerging four-year-old California Whip has had an unorthodox preparation for the Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m) on Sunday, 19 February, but jockey Neil Callan believes the English import is ready to step up for his biggest test yet – although the rider admits the extended trip is his biggest concern.

Rookie vs. Vet for the umThombothi Stakes

Feb 17 2017

RSA - Veteran jockey Warren Kennedy could have to face off with young jockey Keagan de Melo in Sunday’s main event at Greyville, the umThombothi Stakes (Non-Black type) over 2000m on the Turf track.

Distance doubt for Nel’s charge 

Feb 17 2017

RSA - Kampala Campari appears to have a bright future after just two starts but it could turn out to be a lot brighter if he proves he can stay 1600m.

Patchit Up Baby can add to Lerena’s tally

Feb 17 2017

RSA - Gavin Lerena has been in unstoppable form of late and it is always a good move for punters to follow guys who are churning out winners.

In all honesty I wish I was Rockefeller

Feb 17 2017

RSA - Greyville are holding another of their Quickfire20/20 race days when there are only 20 minutes between races and this allows the apprentices to have four races to show their talents.

Widow to waltz home

Feb 17 2017

RSA - Western Cape-based trainer Justin Snaith has taken some fresh stock to his yard in Port Elizabeth and if some of them run up to their Cape Town form, the yard should be in for a good day at Fairview today. 

Owner believes the best is yet to come 

Feb 16 2017

By his own reckoning, long-time owner-breeder Jim Quin has had about 70 winners, but he believes his best days may be just around the corner.

Tiley stars heading for Ellerslie

Feb 16 2017

Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley has set three of his stable stars for Ellerslie over the coming weeks, headed by the up-and-coming middle distance specialist Megablast.

Identity Thief on track for Navan recovery mission

Feb 16 2017

Identity Thief could try to get his Cheltenham Festival challenge back on track in Sunday's Flyingbolt Novice Chase at Navan.

Brown saw the sign in Ares - drop back in trip

Feb 16 2017

Trainer Cliff Brown was the first to admit he may not have made the smartest decision with Ares at his last preparation.

Doo Dah Zips to the line from last

Feb 16 2017

Australian jockey Michael Rodd is in such white-hot form that he could win on the proverbial broomstick these days.

The Conglomerate likely to defend crown

Feb 16 2017

RSA - The Markus Jooste-owned pair Legal Eagle and The Conglomerate will no longer be going overseas at the end of this month “barring a miracle” and the latter will therefore likely be on his way to Durban to defend his Vodacom Durban July crown.

Blinkers on for Goodtime Gal 

Feb 16 2017

RSA -Klawervlei Majorca third Goodtime Gal will wear blinkers for the first time when she runs in the Vasco Prix Du Cap at Kenilworth on Saturday week.

Big night for Noah From Goa 

Feb 16 2017

RSA - We have two nice runners in a strong race,” Mike de Kock said about South African breds, Light The Lights (Bernard Fayd’Herbe) and Noah From Goa (Christophe Soumillon), leading contenders in Thursday’s Gr2 Zabeel Mile over 1600m on turf in Dubai.

Open door for Humidor 

Feb 15 2017

RSA -The move to the Greyville polytrack, from Scottsville, will affect assessments of many runners today and a number of scratchings can be expected due to the change of venue. Amazon King was withdrawn from the eighth race shortly after the change in venue was announced and this opens the door for Humidor who has proven form on the poly.

Shoeless Al Azraq to score   

Feb 15 2017

RSA - TACTICS: BINDA’S CHARGE SEEMS TO RUN BETTER WITH BLINKERS AND ‘BARE FEET’ 




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