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The decision to move the rained-out Guineas meeting to Tuesday has resulted in a number of jockeys pulling out of the meeting at Fairview as they have opted to ride at Turffontein.

So all of Richard Fourie, Warren Kennedy, Ryan Munger, Calvin Habib, Chase Maujean and Muzi Yeni have had to be replaced on the their Port Elizabeth rides.

Some jockeys from other areas have been prepared to come in and take up the slack, among them Aldo Domeyer, Robert Khathi and Ashton Arries.  

Domeyer appears to have picked up most of Kennedy’s rides for trainer Gavin Smith which means he will be aboard Stay The Course in Race 1, a Maiden Plate over 1300m on the Polytrack.  

More was expected of Stay The Course in his early starts but he tired late in both of those races and it is probably best to try different tactics this time.

He tried to lead all the way last time over this course and distance and was only caught in the final stride, going down 0.10 lengths to Just The Wind. He was drawn slightly wide in a small field but this time he is jumps from barrier No 1 and should easily have the run of the race.

One jockey who will be taking up his rides at Fairview is Greg Cheyne, and he has some decent opportunities for Alan Greeff.

Pink Legacy in Race 3, Franca in Race 5 and Golightly in Race 5 all have winning chances but his best ride for Greeff looks to be Line Of Power in Race 4, a MR 82 Handicap over 1200m. He is unbeaten in three starts since arriving in Port Elizabeth, all of the over 1000m. But the manner in which he makes up ground in the closing stages give one the impression the extra 200m will be right up his street.

Jack Milner’s selections

Race 1: 2 Stay The Course, 11 Grace Lightning, 8 Dawn Raider, 9 King Of Luv

Race 2: 2 War Man, 6 Joe Harman, 1 Augusta Green, 3 Arctic Advance

Race 3: 6 Pink Legacy, 5 Street Dancing, 9 Queen Louise, 2 Vision On Ice

Race 4: 8 Line Of Power, 1 Celtillus, 3 Al Qaasim, 2 Valetorio

Race 5: 5 Franca, 8 Dive Captain, 3 Encryption, 4 Blue Duchess

Race 6: 12 Golightly, 2 Savannah Winter, 5 Flying Tessa, 1 Monashada

Race 7: 2 Mach Four, 3 Storm Commander, 1 Querari Ferrari, 5 Falling For You

Race 8: 2 Royal Shindig, 1 Forged By Fire, 10 The Sands, 4 A Thousand Tunes


Race 4 No 8 Line Of Power


Race 8 No 2 Royal Shindig


Race 1 2×11 – Jack Milner