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Paul Peter’s horses to run at the Grade 1 Daily News 2000 meeting at Hollywoodbets Greyville today arrived at Summerveld on Thursday afternoon after traveling down from Turffontein.

Peter said it had been perfect weather to travel in and all of the horses looked okay.

Sprinkles (Elusive Fort) runs in the Grade 1 Woolavington 2000.

Her penultimate start in the Grade 1 HSH Princess Charlene Of Monaco Empress Club Stakes over 1600m did not pan out well for her from a wide draw and as that event was postponed by a week her next start in the Grade 2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes over 2000m came too soon.

The yard have also decided to put blinkers on on the advice of Warren Kennedy as she did not appear to be putting it in in the finish and she also tends to run around a bit in the finish.

She was tried with the headgear on in a gallop on Tuesday and was a lot more focused, although the race tomorrow “will be a little bit of trial and error.”

Peter said his three Grade 3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup contenders, Shangani (Soft Falling Rain), Green Haze (Gimmethegreenlight) and Flying Bull (Soft Falling Rain), were all healthy and well and all had chances.

He has not worked them to together so did not try and separate them.

Flying Bull will be attempting to qualify for the Hollywoodbets Durban July and Peter described him as “a smart horse”, but added this was the first time he would be racing outside of the province and he faced the “acid test”.

He has three other runners on the day.

He said Ygritte (William Longsword) had only recently joined the yard but looked to be a smart filly and would be competitive in the first race over 1200m.

He said Willow Lane (Willow Magic) had been doing well since being held up off the pace. He added she had a good turn of foot and a short run in so would enjoy this track and he felt she only had Trump My Queen (Captain Of All) to beat in the third race over 1600m.

He said City By The Sea (Elusive Fort) had not enjoyed the poly last time he came to Durban but he expected him to enjoy the turf. He said he had a short run in and gave him a “big chance” in the 9th over 1600m.

Picture: Green Haze (Candiese Lenferna Photography).