Fourie to ride winners

Fourie to ride winners


Bonginkosi Nkosi: It’s not always easy to find winners at Durbanville but there appear to be a few good things on Saturday afternoon so it could pay to go the All-To-Come bet route.

The suggested multiple features a place bet on Kamadeva in Race 1, wins on Rio Querari in Race 4 and Lead Singer inRace 6, and, lastly a place on each way prospect What A Winner in Race 7.

There is no better jockey-trainer combination to follow than Richard Fourie and Justin Snaith at the moment, especially in Cape Town. The pair have teamed up 341 times for 81 wins and 142 places this season, building up an impressive 23.75% win-strike rate in the process.

They should boost this figure when worthy Pick 6 banker Rio Querari lines up in Race 4, a Maiden Plate over 1000m.

This speedy Querari colt was victim of greenness on debut and after losing two lengths out the starting stalls was forced to settle for third, beaten 0.95 lengths by the Joey Ramsden-trained Minnesota Dream.

This two-year-old ran his heart out in his follow-up, but simply couldn’t put his nose down when it mattered most, beaten a narrow 0.20 lengths into second by Marco Polo over 1250m at Durbanville and failing to justify 13-20 favouritism.

Unfortunately Snaith’s charge is shockingly drawn at No 8 this time around – his only disadvantage. Rio Querari has the best form in this field, shoulders 57kg and if his latest performance is any indication, then he’ll have absolutely no trouble outclassing a field of this nature.

Snaith-trained, Lead Singer, was far from disgrace when finishing 4.75 lengths behind Armando over 1250m at Durbanville in his debut outing. Now that he knows a thing or two about racing, he should make winning improvement in Race 6. 

Plus he jumps from a plum No 1 draw and comes into this contest with just 56kg on his back. If the Quartet tickles your fancy, float Lead Singer and Forbach with Marauding, Mio Vito, Seventy Eight, Epic and Tuscan Kiss.

Candice Bass-Robinson-trained What A Winner has been the model of consistency in his last four starts and is more than deserving of a fourth career victory when he contests Race 7.

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