Gavin Lerena clearly means business in his pursuit of a second South African jockey championship. He added a couple more winners to his haul in claiming the Grade 2 feature double at Turffontein on Saturday – the Colorado King Stakes aboard Brazuca and the Senor Santa Stakes on Champagne Haze.
I know they say it is tough at the top but, believe me, I reckon it is even tougher down at the bottom. When you’re near the top and you lose and perhaps fail to finish the season in the position everyone hoped for, at least you stay in the same League and live to fight another day. But if you’re struggling near the bottom and you don’t pick up enough points then the price of failure there is relegation.