The field for the R5-million Grade 1 Sun Met at Kenilworth was announced on Monday. Marinaresco, the Durban July winner, and Legal Eagle, South Africa’s top-rated racehorse, are among the 20 hopefuls due to line up on 27 January.
Dubai – The Meydan Group has released the list of horses accepted for the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which got under way at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday 11 January.
Viv Greybe: Champion jockey Anthony Delpech should have his legion of fans in the payout queue at Scottsville on Sunday when partnering some bright prospects on the eight-event card.
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Bishop’s Bounty caused a massive upset in the Grade 2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes at Kenilworth on Saturday, starting at 45-1 and scooting to a comfortable victory over a field of top-rated sprinters.
Jack Milner: The three-year-old fillies have been giving their elders a hiding in feature races in Cape Town and the colts have not been far behind.
Viv Greybe: Yvette Bremner-trained Veeipee Club has the right credentials to claim her first feature race win on Friday when teamed up with champion apprentice Lyle Hewitson on the Fairview Polytrack in Race 7, the R110,000 Aloe Handicap for three-year-old fillies over 1300m.
Ed Marnane: Dubai – The 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWWC) kicks off at Meydan on Thursday, highlighted by the Al Maktoum Challenge (Round 1) over 1600m on dirt, the traditional feature of the opening night of Dubai’s international equine extravaganza.
Nicci Garner: Horse of the Year Legal Eagle “has taken the run well” after arguably his toughest race to date in last Saturday’s L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth and it’s all systems go for the Sun Met celebrated with G.H. Mumm champagne in 2½ weeks’ time, says his trainer Sean Tarry.
Nicci Garner: Owner Sabine Plattner – currently third on the national log – and her private trainer Andre Nel look set to dominate at the eight-race meeting at Durbanville on Tuesday when they could have three winners, all ridden by Donovan Dillon.