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Picture: Keagan de Melo riding the second of this three winners today on the Candice Dawson-trained Banha Bridge (Flower Alley), who has now won five times for Dawson’s husband Alistair Cohen and family. 


Kabelo Matsunyane went further ahead at the top of the National Jockeys table when riding a treble for Ashburton trainer Kumaran Naidoo on the Hollywoodbets Greyville poly yesterday.

Candice Dawson raided from Johannesburg and clinched a double, both of them ridden by Keagan de Melo.

De Melo later made it a treble when riding a winner for Robbie Hill.

Matsunyane has ridden 20 winners this season at a strike rate of 19.05%.

He is three clear of De Melo, whose 17 winners have come at a strike rate of 21.52%.

Naidoo has made a tremendous start to the season and his nine winners have been at 15%.

He is currently in 8th place on the National Trainers log. His 8 winners in KZN have put him on top of the KZN log, one ahead of Glen Kotzen.  

Dawson has had three winners this season at 33.33%.