24.1.2020 04:16 pm
On paper, he looks to have an impossible task but should be running on late and his future engagements will be followed with interest.
It’s the calm before the storm at Kenilworth tomorrow, with the Sun Met one week away.
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.
This four-year-old gelding won three of his first five starts, easily accounting for SA Merchants winner Mardi Gras in an Assessment Plate.
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.
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.
This Glen Kotzen-trained gelding never quite looked like getting to Kilindini on that occasion but plugged away gamely to secure second.
Racing’s great training yards target famous races and prestigious race meetings.
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.
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 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
It’s worth going to the Highveld Horse Care Unit website anyway, to get a feel for the great work done.
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.
On paper, this five-year-old mare looks to be the proverbial ‘good thing.’
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.
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