Yeni has Call To Duty

Yeni has Call To Duty


Brendan Gaillard: Northern Cape leading rider Muzi Yeni has been in good form this season and will be looking to boot home a couple of winners at Flamingo Park on Monday.

Probably his best chance and banker bet for the BiPot and Place Accumulator is Call To Duty in Race 3.

The Pomodoro four-year-old is clearly improving and he only found well-backed Lion King a bit too good for him on his local debut.

Call To Duty was impressive in his last two starts which started by slamming Inn Flitemode by 6.75 lengths and then Mr Tinsel by six lengths.

Mr Tinsel has been doing well of late so that win was a good one and indicated that he may be ahead of the handicapper.

Races are often won or lost at the jump at this course and Yeni will need to have his thinking cap on as he has a terrible draw to overcome. Call To Duty does have the pace to lead start to finish and will be hard to beat.

Trainer Gert Theron has his runners in fine form and Herodus in Race 5 and Silvan Saint in Race 7 should give a good account of themselves.

Herodus is back over the distance of his best recent run when beaten 0.40 lengths by In The Jungle in July. Jockey Lukas Bester knows the horse well and it will be a welcome winner for him.

Silvan Saint has 2.75 lengths to find on recent easy winner Calls To Heaven on their last run but there are a couple of reasons to suggest he can overcome that.

Firstly, he is 2.5kg better off with that rival and secondly, jockey Mathew Thackeray is back aboard him. Thackeray was aboard Silvan saint when the gelding won twice in August and clearly knows how to get the best out of him.
Having a good draw is also in their favour.

Another interesting event is Race 6, where Bright Flame and Our Moon Shadow renew rivalry. Bright Flame was six lengths ahead of the Tienie Prinsloo-trained gelding over 1000m in early August but it should be a lot closer this time over this 1200m.

Our Moon Shadow is also better drawn than his rival.

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