With Joey Ramsden shutting down his training business, his horses will be making their ways to other trainers.
On Tuesday Adam Marcus walked across to the Ramsden yard to pick up his new charge, Twist Of Fate.
According to Gary Helman of GH Bloodstock, who is racing manager for the owners, River Palace Syndicate, “His priority is to run in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and then into the Sun Met. He will probably have warm-up run first.
“After that we will decide his course of action, whether he will stay in Cape Town or come up to Joburg for the season.”
According to Gold Circle, Marcus said yesterday: “Twist Of Fate’s new stable has been cleaned out and is spotless for his arrival. To get a horse of this standing is very exciting. I already have some lovely unraced horses for the River Palace Racing Syndicate and they called me a couple of days ago to let me know the great news.”
The four-year-old has only been unplaced twice in 17 starts and has won over R3 million. Last season he collected the Cape Classic, Politician and KRA Guineas. He was second in the Cape Guineas, CTS 1600 and Daily News as well as third in the Vodacom Durban July and the Concorde.
He has been supplemented for the Cape Merchants on Saturday week but has been allotted top weight of 64.5kg and his new trainer does not expect him to run.
Marcus said: “The main aim would be the Sun Met while the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate would be an option. Before that it could be either the Green Point Stakes or the 1 800m Premier Trophy.”