Bonginkosi Nkosi: Experience will see Deposition shed his maiden at Greyville on Sunday.
UFC fighter Conor McGregor once said: “I never lose. I either win or I learn.”
All the punters who have backed Deposition in his last three performances when beaten into second will beg to differ with this statement.
However, this Alyson Wright-trained gelding must have learned from those defeats and if you remain faithful to this four-year-old you could be decently rewarded when he lines up in Race 3, a Maiden Plate over 2200m at the Hollywoodbets Greyville racecourse on Sunday.
A change of stable and province – from Cape Town – may have done this worthy Pick 6 banker the world of good and perhaps he found the 2400m trip a touch too far most recently when finishing 1.50 lengths behind Winter Shadow at Durbanville.
The drop back in trip should suit him perfectly plus he gets the services of underrated jockey Raymond Danielson and is drawn best of all, so should be hard outrun.
Indigo Tractor looks the logical danger having sparked tremendous improvement since stepping up in trip over last two starts.
This Brett Crawford-trained son of Trippi was the unluckiest of losers in latest his attempt, beaten a close-up 0.20 lengths into third-place by World Cruise over 1900m on the Polytrack.
If jockey Donovan Dillion can get this gelding to reproduce a similar effort, they will give the selection a big scare.
Highveld conditioner Paul Peter finished off last season with 120 winners and is showing no signs of slowing down.
He should be seen in the winner’s enclosure with dual winner March To Glory following the running of Race 5, a MR 87 Handicap over 1600m.
Despite jumping from a shocking draw, this four-year-old son of Marchfield – under a masterful ride from Gavin Lerena – still managed to win a lot easier than the margin suggests, skipping 0.75 lengths clear of stable companion Seventh Of June at Turffontein’s Inside track.
Muzi Yeni is riding at the top of his game at the moment and should pose the main danger aboard the Duncan Howells-trained Legend.
The latter shoulders 1kg less than the selection at 57gk and has encouraging form over this distance having registered a victory, a second and two thirds.
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