The two meet again in tomorrow’s event but there is a lot more in Cirillo’s favour.
Trainer Mike de Kock and jockey Anton Marcus will need to plan carefully how they will deal with the situation but somehow De Kock is unlikely to be too troubled in a 14-horse field.
All eight races are Maiden Plates which means there are some particularly well-weighted runners in some of the events which will give them a massive advantage over the opposition.
Bainbridge said he was happy with the performance of the security team, one of whom was reported to have been assaulted in the incident.
Gorkhan Terzi’s charge has failed only twice and that has been when he has tried further than sprint distances.
Yearling sales take a dip
Held in Cape Town’s International Conference Centre, the sale on Thursday saw 173 horses change hands for R56 490 000 – a decline of 32.4% in the aggregate, or total amount, spent.

Jonsson, Nielsen get it all

It took 37 lots before the magical million was reached and up until then, the best price had been R900,000 for a What A Winter colt who was sold to Snaith Racing.

Tarry’s charge looks hard to oppose in progress plate over 1200m

This four-year-old gelding won three of his first five starts, easily accounting for SA Merchants winner Mardi Gras in an Assessment Plate.

Soqrat out of Met, but other stars set to clash again

Soqrat out of Met, but other stars set to clash again

One World ran second to Vardy in Saturday’s Grade 1, with Rainbow Bridge in third, Twist Of Fate fourth, Hawwaam fifth and Do It Again sixth.

Weighing up options after Vardy’s easy win

While it was not as bad as the first in the carpark during the Met a number of years back, it did cause a haze all over the racecourse.

Viva Rio Progressing after Cape Guineas run

This Glen Kotzen-trained gelding never quite looked like getting to Kilindini on that occasion but plugged away gamely to secure second.

Queen’s Plate has monarchs of the turf in an almighty tussle

Queen’s Plate has monarchs of the turf in an almighty tussle

Racing’s great training yards target famous races and prestigious race meetings.

Gin Fizz to sparkle in Listed Swallow Stakes

Kennedy is deep in the red with bookmakers to win this season’s championship title and there is still more than six months of the season to run.

Front and centre the runner to beat in Cartier Paddock Stakes

The best horses in the country will line up in this Grade 1 race but De Kock is quietly confident Hawwaam will rise to the occasion.

The history of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate plus the final field

The continent’s oldest race day, the Queen’s Plate, will be run for the 159th time on the 11th of January, having first been run back in 1861 in honour of Queen Victoria

Give a gift to a ‘visiting god’

Give a gift to a ‘visiting god’

It’s worth going to the Highveld Horse Care Unit website anyway, to get a feel for the great work done.

Vaal course should make an interesting race for the Heritage

Originally from Zimbabwe, this four-year-old Oratorio gelding won four of his five races at Borrowdale and then arrived and notched up a fifth win in his Vaal debut.

Meryl looks to be the ideal choice to bank on

On paper, this five-year-old mare looks to be the proverbial ‘good thing.’

Chimichuri Run to defy top weight in Pinnacle

So, one can safely assume that even if we have a day of sunshine today, there will be plenty of give in the going tomorrow.

Khathi celebrates birthday with two winners

Khathi celebrates birthday with two winners

Son of Silvano looked very well weighted with a handy 56kg and punters agreed as a flood of money saw him slashed from 22- 10 into even money come race time


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