Cape Town – Vaughan Marshall is confident he has favourite Tap O’ Noth on song for the R1-million Forus Cape Guineas at Kenilworth on Saturday even though the Captain Al colt has not raced since winning the Cape Classic at the end of October.
Vaughan Marshall and jockey MJ Byleveld will be looking for a Forus Cape Guineas double when Tap O’ Noth lines up for the R1-million race over 1600m at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Ken Nicol: Racing took place into a near gale force headwind at Kenilworth on Saturday, which played some part in last year’s Cape Fillies Guineas winner Just Sensual gallantly winning the Grade 2 SW Security Solutions Southern Cross Stakes over 1000m.
Jack Milner: Sommerlied has run six times for five wins and what is most amazing about the Dennis Drier-trained filly is that if you total up the distances of her five wins it comes to just 3.10 lengths.
Tap O’Noth is 9-2 favourite for the Grade 1 Forus Cape Guineas at Kenilworth on Saturday week (16 December) despite being drawn widest of the 15 declared runners for the 1600m classic.
DIEGO DE GOUVEIA
Nicci Garner: Two races for apprentice jockeys highlight the programme at the Vaal on Thursday and 1.5kg-claimer Diego de Gouveia could provide punters with an exotic bets banker in Race 4 over 1200m. He rides An Air Of Success for Port Elizabeth-based trainer Dorrie Sham.
Viv Greybe: Onesie will be unaffected by the late change from turf to polytrack, and could make it a “three-sie” for new trainer Mark Dixon in the main race at Greyville on Wednesday, a Pinnacle Stakes for females over 1600m.
Horse of the Year Legal Eagle has come in from 3-1 to 22-10 for the R5-million Sun Met over 2000m at Kenilworth next month following his easy win in Saturday’s World Sports Betting Green Point Stakes over 1600m – a race he won last year.
RIAR: “The stylish 2017 ladies race day event was nothing short of exquisite. No festive season is complete without the stamp of this calendar highlight. I consider the ladies day event to be a celebration of gratitude which displays the spirit of giving to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Nicci Garner: The Place Accumulator might be the way to play at the night meeting at Turffontein on Tuesday.