Every sport needs its straightshooter, a person not afraid to voice their opinion on any topic. In racing, trainer Dennis Bosch definitely falls into that category. Bosch has made a successful transition from the jockey ranks to those of a trainer and his forthright attitude has resulted him attracting a good band of owners. This season his strike rate of runners to winners is 13%, the same as leading trainer, Sean Tarry. In an interview in 2018, Bosch said: "I've been in the game for 49 years, so am too experienced not to always respect my opposition." Consequently, the Summerveld-based trainer will know his sprinter Chantyman faces some useful speed merchants in Saturday's Grade 3 Tommy Hotspur Handicap at Turffontein. Even so, the KZN raider — 8-1 in the ante-post market — has a lot going for him. He has won three of his last four starts in his home province, he has a low weight of 52 kg and will be ridden by in-form jockey, Warren Kennedy. Most importantly, one of Chantyman's pl...

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