Former champion jockey S’manga Khumalo showed he is back to full fitness with a winner on SA Classic day and he resumes his partnership with the talented filly Exquisite Touch at Turffontein on Saturday Khumalo, 32, has five booked rides at the city track — four of them for champion trainer Sean Tarry. He won three races on Exquisite Touch in 2017 and Tarry has found the perfect opportunity to notch a sixth win for the filly’s career. Interestingly, a half-brother (by Soft Falling Rain) to Exquisite Touch was due to come under the hammer at Friday’s Select session of the CTS April Yearling Sale at Durbanville racecourse. With Wrecking Ball unplaced in her last two outings, the main rivals to Exquisite Touch in Saturday’s seventh race may be Frederico’s Dream and Winter Watch. Trained by Adam and Mike Azzie, Frederico’s Dream is enjoying a successful season and clearly goes well for jockey Callan Murray. Winter Watch, trained by Roy Magner, is a three-time winner and is 2,5kg better ...

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