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Toreador gelding Player, owned by Gary Player, Larry Nestadt and RA Burg and bred by The Tawny Syndicate, clinches a double on the day for trainer Candice Dawson, ridden by Philasande Mxoli (JC Photos)

Turf Talk

JP van der Merwe rode a treble at Turffontein Standside today, two of them for Mike de Kock.

Candice Dawson and Tony Peter also landed doubles.

Van der Merwe goes to 22 wins for the season achieved at a strike rate of 12.79%.

De Kock is on 18 wins at 13.53%.

Dawson is on ten wins at 12.66%.

Peter is on 28 wins at 22.22% and has the same number of winners as national log leader Justin Snaith. Peter is in second place on the log and is about R630,000 behind Snaith in stakes earnings.