Bold EllinorBold Ellinor (Gold Circle) It’s Guineas day at Turffontein tomorrow and, with a bumper meeting offering no less than four high-class races; local racegoers are in for a veritable feast of racing. The Gr1 Empress Club Stakes heads the card and the line-up for this mile race appears especially tough, with a talented trio of sophomores taking on some formidable older opponents.

Mike de Kock’s Champion Juvenile Filly Rat Burana ( Dodge ) has acquitted herself creditably in two feature prep runs this season and the Brazilian-bred should be at peak fitness for this contest. Following a lengthy layoff, she finished third behind Joshlin in the Sceptre Stakes and then ran on late when fourth behind Dancer’s Daughter in the Majorca.

Stable companion Bold Ellinore ( Kahal ), third in last year’s race, showed her well-being when placed in a sprint two weeks ago and will be partnered by Anthony Delpech, who has just returned from a successful five-year stint in Hong Kong.

Extract from European Bloodstock News