In their battles with bookmakers and the tote, punters have one factor in their favour. They can pick and choose their bets and can avoid races in which the runners do not exactly set the pulses racing.

That is the situation with the two features at Scottsville on Saturday — the Track & Ball Derby and Oaks — and the former includes two Durban July entries aged seven and five (It’s My Turn and Eyes Wide Open) quoted at 50-1 and 20-1, respectively, for the big race...

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