Silver Host chases gold

Silver Host chases gold


Ken Nicol: As is often the case the Justin Snaith and Richard Fourie combination is responsible for the best bet on Saturday’s Kenilworth card.

Silver Host first caught the eye when he quickened impressively past stable mate and subsequent winner Winter Is Over to crack his maiden.

Next time out he was drawn widest of 13 at Durbanville, but again finished strongly from a hopeless position to end up just over two lengths adrift of Viva Rio, who has since scored an easy Listed win.

Fellow youngsters Sir Michael and Bag Of Tricks have also won well out of that form line and there is no doubt that Silver Host is significantly undervalued with a modest mark of 82.

He should carry way too much ammunition for this MR 76 Handicap opposition he meets in Race 6 over 1800m. 

Stable companion Tillieangus is perhaps the most likely to give cheek, but Silver Host looks a standout bet and can also be bankered in all exotics.

Another top wager is Sing Out Loud in the opening race.

Anton Marcus’ mount showed good pace on debut but raced green and was outrun late by overdue maiden winner Queen Of Quiet.

This full sister to useful Dynamic Diana should be far better for the experience and meets a pretty average looking bunch of maidens.

Owners Ridgemont are enjoying a rich vein of winners presently and Sing Out Loud is highly likely to add to the tally.

The value bet on the card pops up in Race 7.

Lunar Tunes challenged strongly in her post-maiden appearance before fading last time from a poor draw.

She now jumps on the paint and can be expected to challenge strongly under Bernard Fayd’Herbe in a tricky little contest.


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