Ken Nicol: Quite a few nicely bred juveniles make their debuts when racing returns to Kenilworth on Tuesday, but the one sure to attract most attention is General Franco in Race 1.
This Frankel colt is trained by Justin Snaith and runs in the familiar black and white silks of Jack Mitchell.
He was the sales topper at the CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale in January last year, eventually being knocked down for a round R4 million to John Freeman.
Dam Pale Moon Rising is Irish bred, and has already produced a couple of winners in the UK – both by Galileo. She also has a weanling by What A Winter.
“He’s a lovely horse, and has matured beautifully. Richard will give him a chance, and we’re hoping for a positive run. But he will obviously be better over further” said trainer Snaith on Friday morning.