Prophet Could Roll Dyce Today

TAB offers bettors a kickback on their turnover

With a full field of 28 runners the R500 000 Heritage over 1475m is set to produce a cavalry charge down the long Vaal straight today and as usual it’s an ultra-competitive race.

There are some highly talented horses in the field, especially four-year-olds Prophet and Dyce, but there was a lot to like about the performance of Irish Tractor in the Onamission Charity Mile. He had to overcome No 15 draw at Turffontein and still finished just five lengths behind Bingwa.

Corne Spies’ Prophet – looks ready to hit the high notes today (Pic – JC Photos)

TAB4Racing report that James Crawford, who runs the Randjesfontein yard for his Cape-based father Brett, has his string in fine form right now and at 13-1 Irish Tractor looks excellent each-way value. Over the years outside draws have always proved superior and Irish Tractor is drawn at 21.

Prophet was the early favourite and a big run is expected from trainer Corne Spies’ runner, but he has been replaced at the top of the sponsor’s boards by Lucky Houdalakis-trained Dyce.

Despite being out of action for more than a year, Dyce looked top class when winning last time out and will be a massive contender if he sees out the trip.

There will be TAB Place payouts for the first six horses to finish instead of the usual maximum of four.

The Heritage is run on handicap terms and theoretically each runner has a roughly equal chance winning. With a likely maximum field of 28 runners the stage is set for a thrilling finish and it’s an ideal event on which to extend TAB Place payouts to the first six home.

With such a big field, both the TAB Trifecta and Quartet on the race are set to deliver substantial payouts and TAB has a great deal for account holders who bet R100 or more on either bet.

For account holders who don’t hit the winning combination, TAB will refund 10% of their stake back into their TAB accounts. This promotion applies to each Trifecta or Quartet taken by a TAB accountholder to the value of R100 or more on the Heritage. Full T&Cs are at

The first race is off at 12h10.

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