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Going The Distance

A perfect preparation is just one of the vital ingredients required to win Africa’s prestigious ultimate test of stamina, the R1 million Gr1 Ladbrokes Gold Cup at Greyville.

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Bass Looks Best

It may be the same race, but it is quite a ball-game at the tighter city track of Greyville. Gandolph, as Bass is affectionately known in some quarters, may have a trump card in the smart son of Fort Wood, Chesalon for the Gr1 Champions Cup.

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Graduation Day

It is no secret that trainer Corne Spies thinks the world of the talented Victory Moon colt War Horse, and he only appears to have Anton Marcus and Vaughan Marshall standing in the way of what looks an outstanding Gr1 double in the offing.

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Severing The Aces

There will be no excuses for Vaughan Marshall’s very talented grey daughter of Captain Al, All Is Secret, when she jumps from a good draw in the R500 000 Gr1 Thekwini Stakes.

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Happy Go Lucky

The Gr2 Gold Bracelet has attracted a small but quality field, that includes the welcome presence of last year’s winner Beach Beauty. Dennis Drier’s sensational stick of Dynasty dynamite looks well weighted for a big showing.

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What A Match Up

A race for the connoisseur of the sport of kings, the weight for age Gr2 Diadem Stakes always attracts a top class field, and adding spice to this year’s event is last season’s Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner Ebony Flyer.

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The Dingaans

Highly rated Potala Palace will put his reputation to the test in the Dingaans on Saturday, but he crosses paths with the only horse to have beaten him – Straw Market. It promises to be the most informative race on the Sansui Summer Cup card

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Indian Raid in the Summer Cup

Were it not for another outbreak of African Horse Sickness earlier this year The Apache would have left out shores a long time ago, but Hong Kong’s loss is South Africa’s gain.

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Gr2 Green Point S – Bravura

Bravura is back in the big league.  Fitted with blinkers for the first time, the five-year-old recorded his first Feature race success since winning the

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Gr2 Victory Moon – Smanjemanje

Smanjemanje put several Sansui Summer Cup hopefuls to the sword in no uncertain fashion when he returned from a five month lay-off to spring a 33/1 surprise in the Victory Moon Stakes last Friday night.

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Gr2 Merchants – Shades Of Indigo

Shades Of Indigo has always been something of a Kenilworth 1200m specialist, but few were prepared for the 66/1 upset which he delivered when storming through from off the pace in his usual fashion to win the Betting World Merchants over that course-and-distance last Sunday.

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