Bass to score in both Cape features


Trainer Mike Bass

TWO tricky listed races for fillies and mares headline today’s Kenilworth card but it may pay to follow Mike Bass in both events. Between them Bass and Joey Ramsden saddle six of the nine runners in the Cape Breeders’ Club Sun Classique Fillies Handicap over 2400m and runners from their stables should fight out the finish.

<p>Bass fields Joan Of Arc, Aquatint and Mars Star and it is the latter who should dominate. The Australian-bred three-year-old is a three-time winner and appears to run particularly well for Glen Hatt, who once again has the ride.&#160;<br /> <br /> Her last win over 2000m was only by 0.75 lengths, but the manner of the victory was more impressive than the margin suggests.&#160;<br /> <br /> Ramsden has Distance Done, Irish Heroine and Reconcile in the line-up and although he has yet to name a jockey for Silvano filly Reconcile, she could be the stable elect with Distance Done next best.<br /> Via Della ran a cracker when a 5.50-length fourth behind Dancer’s Daughter in the Victress Handicap. She only received 0.5kg from Justin Snaith’s mare and second-placed River Jetez and had to give third-placed Nordic Moon, who was only a neck ahead of her, 3kg. On that run she should take a power of beating in the Cape Breeders’ Club Jamaica Handicap over 1800m.&#160;<br /> <br /> She does face an improving three-year-old in Glen Kotzen’s Katara, who was most impressive when beating Reconcile by three lengths last week. The Silvano filly gets 7.5kg from Via Della but S’manga Khumalo will have to jump from draw No 13.&#160;<br /> <br /> Ramsden saddles Seductress, who should finish in the money, but has a bit to find on Via Della on their run behind Dancer’s Daughter.</p>

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