Sun Met moved to February

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Sun Met moved to February

There have been some important changes to the WC feature races for the upcoming Summer Season.

The most noteworthy of these sees the Sun Met moved back a week to the first Saturday in February.

The Cape Fillies Guineas has been moved to the second Saturday in December and the Cape Guineas to the 3rd Saturday in December.

This allows 3 weeks from Gauteng’s Dingaans at the end of November and the Highveld’s Fillies Mile will be run 3 weeks before the Cape Fillies Guineas.

 The Cape Derby has been moved off Sun Met day towards the end of February, allowing the top three-year-olds to run in both the Sun Met and the Derby.

The movement of the Derby means that the Politician Stakes (Derby Trial) moves off LQP day and onto Sun Met day.

The Diadem Stakes, Prix du Cap, Cape of Good Hope Nursery and Kenilworth Fillies Nursery have moved to 22nd February, creating another ‘Mega Day’ of racing 3 weeks after the Sun Met.

Moving the 2 Nurseries earlier in the year is in the hopes of attracting bigger fields as well as an additional opportunity for youngsters who did not win the Juvenile Stakes on Met Day.

The full feature schedule is as follows:

November

Saturday 9th

Laisserfaire Stakes Listed 1100m

Woolavington Stakes Listed 2400m

Cape Mile 1600m

Saturday 23rd

Concorde Cup Grade 2 1600m

Merchants Stakes Grade 2 1200m

Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes 1400m

December

Saturday 14th

Cape Fillies Guineas Grade 1 1600m

Southern Cross Stakes Grade 2 1000m

Green Point Stakes Grade 2 1600m

Cape Summer Stayers Handicap Grade 3 2500m

Saturday 21st

Cape Guineas Grade 1 1600m

Premier Trophy Grade 2 1800m

Victress Stakes Grade 3 1800m

Saturday 28th

Southeaster Sprint Listed 1100m

Need For Speed Sprint 1000m

January

Friday 10th

Cartier Sceptre Stakes Grade 2 1200m

Jamaica Handicap Listed 2000m

Saturday 11th

L’Ormarins Queens Plate Grade 1 1600m

Paddock Stakes Grade 1 1800m

Peninsula Handicap Grade 2 1800m

Chairman’s Cup Grade 3 3200m

February

Saturday 1st

Sun Met Grade 1 2000m

Majorca Stakes Grade 1 1600m

Cape Flying Championship Grade 1 1000m

Cape Stayers Grade 2 2800m

Politician Stakes Listed 1800m

Summer Juvenile Stakes Listed 1000m

CTS Sprint 1200m CTS Mile 1600m

Saturday 22nd

Cape Derby Grade 1 2000m

Diadem Stakes Grade 2 1200m

Prix du Cap Grade 3 1400m

Cape Of Good Hope Nursery Grade 3 1200m

Kenilworth Fillies Nursery Grade 3 1200m

Jet Master Stakes Listed 1600m

Saturday 29th

Kenilworth Cup Listed 3200m
 

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