Bonginkosi Nkosi: A KwaZulu-Natal meeting rarely concludes without Anton Marcus winning a race or two, and Friday night should be no different.
Particularly when he teams up with worthy BiPot and Place Accumulator banker Charlie McCreevy from the Lezanne Forbes stable in Race 2, a Maiden Plate over 2000m on the Polytrack.
Not only was Charlie McCreevy hampered in running last time out, he was also returning from a two-month stint off the racetrack, so the fact this son of Irish Flame finished third, beaten no more than 1.25 lengths by Al Jackman over 1900m at this track, is testament to his class.
He’ll be at peak fitness now, making him extremely hard to beat despite the fact he jumps from No 7 draw in this 10-horse field.
You won’t get rich but it could pay decently to go the TAB double route featuring Charlie McCreevy in Race 2 and Duc D’Orange who lines up in Race 3, a MR 80 Handicap also over 2000m.
This three-year-old gelding showed absolutely no signs of ring-rust following a four-month layoff in his recent performance when overcoming a bad draw and still managing to defeat Caprera by the whisker margin of 0.05 lengths.
Duc D’Orange will benefit immensely from No 3 draw and considering apprentice jockey Khanya Sakayi claims 1.5kg, this three-year-old will come into this contest carrying a light 51kg on his back.
That’s a mammoth 6.5kg less than his main threat High Green!
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