Ken Nicol: With the Candice Bass-Robinson yard striking form last week, Veld Flower can finally pick up a win when she contests a weak Maiden Plate over 1400m at Durbanville on Saturday.
Veld Flower has proven expensive to follow but the Candice Bass-Robinson yard bounced back to form last weekend and it looks worth giving this daughter of Trippi another chance in a weak looking Maiden Plate for fillies and mares over 1400m at Durbanville on Saturday.
This half-sister to KZN Oaks winner Seville Orange has been the beaten favourite in her last two runs and has pulled an unfavourable draw again.
She may well prove to be best over further but meets an extremely moderate field by Cape standards and form rival Over The Way is the only one drawn outside of her.
It really does look like being her day and she stands out as the best banker prospect on a tricky looking day.
Another who appeals is the resurgent Agent Of Fortune, who runs in the top lining Pinnacle Stakes over the same trip. He beat classy Cirillo first time out but was then off for well over a year and needed his two comeback runs.
But he stayed on solidly behind course specialist Photocopy on his Durbanville debut a few weeks ago and gave every indication of wanting this trip, which he tries for the first time.
If so, he will be the one to beat with a handy 54kg, even though he faces formidable rivals.
Ready Steady Go looks a big danger. This Gimmethegreenlight gelding is an awkward customer pre-race, but as consistent as they come once the gates open, and loves this track.
Topweights Star Chestnut and Catkin are classy and distance-suited, but both are now veterans and return from lengthy breaks. Zeb is another to consider.
Vforvictory in Race 5 looks a decent value bet. This Dynasty colt has stayed on well under Greg Cheyne in his last two runs and from the pole position has definite claims in an extremely open looking MR 82 Handicap over 2000m.
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