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Headline News PREVIEW: Strydom will need to show all his wiles

<p>JACK MILNER <br />
WEST of the Moon showed improvement when second to Let’s Rock’n Roll over 1000m on the Vaal turf last month and any further progress should see him score his first victory since beating Tawny Port in September 2006 when he contests Race 7, a MR 91 Handicap over 1000m on the sand today.<br />
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It could take all of Piere Strydom’s wiles to get this Western Winter gelding’s nose in front where it matters.&nbsp;<br />
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Photo: Piere Strydom</p>

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Headline News De Kock will be hoping 13 is lucky

A busy 48 hours lie ahead for Mike de Kock’s satellite base in Dubai. De Kock will send out 13 runners at the meetings at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse tomorrow and on Friday. He spoke to Racing Express staff about his runners:<br />

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Headline News RACING EXPRESS STAR OF JANUARY

<p><strong>POCKET POWER, winner of the R2-million J&amp;B Met&nbsp;<br />
Trainer: Mike Bass; Jockey: Bernard Fayd’Herbe&nbsp;<br />
Owners: Marsh Shirtliff and Arthur and Rina Webber.<br />
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THE brilliant Jet Master five-year-old finished powerfully to trounce Our Giant by 1.25 lengths and become only the second horse in nearly three decades to win the Cape’s premier race twice running. His name is now openly mentioned with that of Politician, one of the greatest thoroughbreds seen in South African and the only other dual winner of the Met (1978 and ’79) since the conditions were changed in the early 1970s.<br />
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Photo: Pocket Power wins the 2008 J&amp;B Met</p>

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Headline News Castle breached but Tarry bolsters Kilcoy

NICCI GARNER<br />
CELEBRATING a winner is like no other feeling on earth, but Sean Tarry’s face in the No 1 box after 20-1 outsider Horatio was given the nod by a whisker in the Grade 3 Tony Ruffel Stakes at Turffontein last Saturday told its own story.<br />

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