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Jack Milner: The R300,000 World Sports Betting Grand Heritage (Non-Black Type) remains the most unique race in the country for a number of reasons.

Firstly, it is the only local race to comprise more than 20 runners, secondly, it is run over the unusual distance of 1475m and finally it is tailormade for lower-level horses to run for a big stake.

This year 26 horses have been declared to run in the Grand Heritage which will take place up the Vaal straight on Saturday 11 December.

As is so often the case, this event looks to be wide open, and it gives punters the opportunity to catch some huge payouts.

As was the case in the Gauteng Summer Cup, runners from the Sean Tarry yard dominate the field and he will saddle seven runners.

In fact, two of his runners – Willow Express and Indlamu – are among the four horses at the top of bookmakers’ boards, and along with Approach Control and Bold Jazz, are quoted at 8-1.

Tarry has put Summer Cup winning jockey Calvin Habib on Willow Magic while Gavin Lerena is aboard Indlamu.


Opening betting

8-1 Willow Express, Approach Control, Indlamu, Bold Jazz

10-1 Leopold, Eskimo Pie

12-1 Stormy Winter

14-1 Miss Elegance, Fromheretoeternity

15-1 Rio`s Winter, Back To Black, I Dream Of Genie

16-1 Mardi Gras, Paton’s Tears, Silver Tycoon

18-1 Stone Cold

20-1 Bowie, Cleveland

22-1 Noble Striker

28-1 All Of Me, Wonderwall

30-1 Kayla`s Champ, Rock The Globe, Suited Connector

40-1 Power Ranger

50-1 Excellarator


Final field for the R300,000 World Sports Betting Grand Heritage (Non-Black Type) over 1475m at the Vaal on Saturday 11 December.

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