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Picture: Gavin Smith (Pauline Herman Photography) 


Gavin Smith has had 12 in the last two meetings at Fairview as he followed his seven-timer last Friday with a five-timer today.

Three of his wins today were ridden by S’Manga Khumalo. 

Smith overtook Brett Crawford as the trainer in the country who has had most winners this season.

He is on 36 to Crawford’s 35 and Justin Snaith’s 34.

Smith has done it at a strike rate of 11.81%.

He is five clear of Alan Greeff in the race for the East Cape trainers title.

Khumalo’s treble saw him levelling the race for the East Cape Jockeys Championship.

He and Luyolo Mxothwa have both ridden 20 winners in the East Cape this season at respective strike rates of 20.83% and 18.35% respectively.

Khumalo has ridden 55 winners countrywide at 17.92%, which puts him in third place on the national log 33 wins behind Keagan de Melo.