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Columnists 12.5.2017 09:02 pm

Piere looks to strike in PE

Work Riders’ Challenge has done wonders for local racing industry.

As the final leg of the Work Riders’ Challenge is taking place at Turffontein this weekend, I’m riding in Port Elizabeth.

Piere looks to strike in PE
Piere looks to strike in PE

Piere looks to strike in PE

Work Riders’ Challenge has done wonders for local racing industry.

Jubilee Line looking to get back on track
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Jubilee Line looking to get back on track

Merit rating could still be a touch too high.
Heavenly Blue and Legal Eagle look hard to beat
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Heavenly Blue and Legal Eagle look hard to beat

Unagi can kick the day off well for punters.
On the prowl for July ride
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On the prowl for July ride

Janoobi in Daisy Guineas next Sunday will be the first raid on Durban.
Call Me Winter can make all the running
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Call Me Winter can make all the running

She will be the one to catch in Race 4, a FM 88 Handicap over 1200m at the course on Friday night.
Follow Murray at Fairview
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Follow Murray at Fairview

His first opportunity comes in Race 1 where he rides Window’s Lamp in this Maiden Juvenile Plate for fillies over 1200m.
Fort Ember is a PA banker
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Fort Ember is a PA banker

Princess Charlene’s Turffontein appearance makes meeting extra special.
Icy Avalanche can make all the running
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Icy Avalanche can make all the running

Already successful twice in raids to Greyville, the Western Winter gelding has proven his liking for the Polytrack.
Confusion about objections
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Confusion about objections

Al Danza looks to be a Pick 6 banker at Turffontein.
Challenge bound Captain to lead them home
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Challenge bound Captain to lead them home

This son of Captain Al has had two impressive runs over the course and distance, finishing second on both occasions.
Follow Hewitson at Fairview
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Follow Hewitson at Fairview

Hewitson makes for great eachway bets in Race 3 aboard Oyster Pond and Race 4 on Oriental Tiger.
Distance concern for Janoobi
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Distance concern for Janoobi

Smiling Blue Eyes on track for Triple Tiara triumph.
Heavenly Blue has right hue
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Heavenly Blue has right hue

Sean Tarry’s lightly raced charge Al Sahem has plenty of scope for improvement.
Hewitson faces another Murray challenge
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Hewitson faces another Murray challenge

We could witness another nail-biting finish between the two riders on Friday at Fairview when they square up in Race 6.
Make a little more than Fifty Cents tonight
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Make a little more than Fifty Cents tonight

Cape Town-based runner Fifty Cents could make a triumphant KZN debut in this race.
Follow Richard to the riches
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Follow Richard to the riches

The first two races are filled to the rafters with first timers so could prove very tricky – follow the money.
High Drama should improve
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High Drama should improve

Cockade might be his biggest danger and looks the one for Exactas.
Get the Social Order right
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Get the Social Order right

French Navy is back to a more suitable distance and should win Race 4.
Lerena to jet into the winner’s enclosure at Fairview
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Lerena to jet into the winner’s enclosure at Fairview

Lerena rides Justin Snaith-trained Jet Explorer in Race 4, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1600m on the turf.
Quality entries for Classic
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Quality entries for Classic

Tilbury Fort looks the best banker on the Turffontein card.
Willowgrange might just win it
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Willowgrange might just win it

This Greg Anthony-trained five year-old mare took her time to get out of the maiden ranks.
Kennedy looks to put the bow on the show
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Kennedy looks to put the bow on the show

While he is carded for six rides, he holds a strong hand in the last two races and could score a closing double.
Punta Arenas set for triumphant return
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Punta Arenas set for triumphant return

This Dennis Drier-trained gelding will line up in the main event, Race 4 a Pinnacle Stakes over 1600m.
De Kock a trailblazer for SA
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De Kock a trailblazer for SA

Some good bankers on Turffontein card.
Tarry holds key to Guineas
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Tarry holds key to Guineas

Class runners are badly drawn in Fillies Guineas.
Lyle Hewitson is a future champion jockey
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Lyle Hewitson is a future champion jockey

Hewitson’s entry into the competitive side of racing started in Durban when he rode in a few Gold Circle-staged work-riders’ races.

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