Browsing: Queen’s Plate Day

Other News Legal Eagle is simply the best

Jack Milner: The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate is often viewed as a window into the Met and this year was no different. While everybody was predicting a tight tussle between last winner year’s Legal Eagle and up-and-coming Marinaresco in the end there was no tussle and it certainly was not tight.

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Headline News Anton Marcus is king of the Queen’s Plate festival

LEGAL EAGLE

Mike Moon: The first “festival” staging of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth was graced by a memorable double from jockey Anton Marcus. He steered South Africa’s Horse of the Year Legal Eagle to a facile second consecutive victory in the Queen’s Plate itself, after driving super filly Bela-Bela to a thrilling triumph in the other Grade 1 race of the meeting, the 1800m Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes.

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Headline News Granted, Anton has the edge

LEGAL EAGLE AND ANTON MARCUS

Jack Milner: While many people are calling the R1.5-million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate over 1600m at Kenilworth on Saturday a two-horse race between Legal Eagle and Marinaresco, they may have missed out on another rivalry that will continue throughout the day – Anton Marcus against Grant van Niekerk.

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Headline News Carry On Alice tipped to regain the upper hand

CARRY ON ALICE

Jack Milner: Carry On Alice has to be the best performed active mare in South African racing currently. She has raced 24 times and 13 of those have been in Grade 1 races. Sean Tarry’s charge has won three Grade 1s and placed in another six.

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Other News Eagle bids for greatness

Nicci Garner: Legal Eagle’s win in last year’s L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate “answered quite a few questions” for trainer Sean Tarry, who “realised he’s as effective over a ‘mile’ as over 2000m”.

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