Come, see, conquer the Cape

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Come, see, conquer the Cape

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Jack Milner: The famous words of Julius Caesar could put punters on the right track at Durbanville on Saturday.

After Caesar had achieved a quick victory in his short war against Pharnaces II of Pontus at the Battle of Zela, he sent a letter to the Roman senate using just three words: Veni, vidi vicci – I came, I saw, I conquered.

Brett Crawford saddles a horse who bears that name in Race 2 at Durbanville tomorrow, a Maiden Plate for three-year-olds over 1400m.

The son of Twice Over has only run once and on that occasion little went his way. It was over this course and distance and he was drawn No 9 of the 11 runners, never a good place to be at this track, especially for a first-timer. He raced greenly, became unbalanced and ended up too far back.

Despite all that, he produced the fastest time for the 400m to finish to end up a 1.60-length fourth behind Double Blue.

This time he is drawn No 1, and that will make life a lot easier for jockey Greg Cheyne. With that extra bit of experience, Veni Vidi Vicci looks the best bet on the card.

Anton Marcus could double the stable’s tally with Flame Tree in Race 6 over 2000m.

This well-bred Jackson filly has only twice missed the money in nine starts, winning two of those, and after back-to-back seconds should register her third career win, despite conceding weight to her rivals on her comeback from a 12-week break.

 

Jack Milner’s selections

Race 1: 1 Fire For Sure, 10 Silvano’s Timer, 2 Pacific Duke, 11 Taking Silk

Race 2: 11 Veni Vidi Vicci, 8 Kariba Hall, 1 Nomore Mr Niceguy, 9 Life On Mars

Race 3: 13 Ohwhatanight, 6 Black Silver, 1 Fly To Rio, 12 Marydale

Race 4: 4 What A Flight, 1 Arctic Ice, 3 Qaaraat, 2 Lady Catherine

Race 5: 4 Lunar Tunes, 2 Fynbos, 5 Big Suze, 3 Miss D’ Aray

Race 6: 1 Flame Tree, 3 Rewrite The Stars, 5 Double Reward, 7 Bold Diva

Race 7: 1 Russian Rock, 5 Tarantino, 10 Doppio Oro, 6 Midnight Badger

Race 8: 11 In A Huff, 2 Springisintheair, 6 Windsor Beat, 1 Rocket Girl

 

BEST BET

Race 2 No 11 Veni Vidi Vicci

VALUE BET

Race 4 No 4 Actic Ice

BEST SINGER

Race 3 6×13

 

BIPOT

R240

Leg 1: 1, 10

Leg 2: 11

Leg 3: 6, 13

Leg 4: 1, 3, 4

Leg 5: 2, 3, 4, 5

Leg 6: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7

PLACE ACCUMULATOR

R324

Leg 1: 11

Leg 2: 6, 13

Leg 3: 1, 4

Leg 4: 2, 4, 5

Leg 5: 1, 3, 5

Leg 6: 1, 5, 10

Leg 7: 2, 6, 11

 

PICK 6

R2400

Leg 1: 6, 13

Leg 2: 1, 2, 3, 4

Leg 3: 2, 4, 5

Leg 4: 1, 3, 5, 7

Leg 5: 1, 5, 6, 8, 10

Leg 6: 1, 2, 4, 6, 11

 

JACKPOT 1

R420

Leg 1: 1, 2, 3, 4

Leg 2: 2, 4, 5

Leg 3: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Leg 4: 1, 5, 6, 8, 10

 

JACKPOT 2

R525

Leg 1: 2, 4, 5

Leg 2: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Leg 3: 1, 5, 6, 8, 10

Leg 4: 1, 2, 4, 6, 11

 

 

 

 

 

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