9.12.2019 03:22 pm
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
Followers of Computa- Form and Racing Express top bets could have landed a nice double at Kenilworth on Saturday. First up was ComputaForm, whose designated ‘hottie’ Sing Out Loud won Race 1 exactly as a 1-3 shot should.
Horses from the De Kock yard occupy the first four spots on the betting boards, with Soqrat and Barahin joint-favourites at 28-10 with Betting World.
Late revered racehorse trainer Terrance Millard claimed the secret of his success was luck – and that good racehorses simply ‘found’ him.
That form is against the best in the country and as he is the best-handicapped runner by at least 2.5kg, this four-year-old son of Pomodoro looks impossible to oppose.
The first thing racing fans noticed about the final field for the Gauteng Summer Cup announced on Tuesday was the vast gap in class between the two runners at the top of the card and the other 18 hopefuls.
This year’s Dingaans has seen a strong entry from both Mike de Kock and Sean Tarry and it comes as no surprise that runners from those two yards dominate the being.
He will probably enjoy a return to this distance and racing around the turn. He also has the services of Piere Strydom for the first time and from a good draw, looks the runner to beat.
Kolisi’s work is done, of course. Yeni faces his destiny at Turffontein on Saturday 16 November.
Violent protests that have shaken the enclave over the past five months have just got a lot worse – to the extent that the Hong Kong Jockey Club was forced to cancel Wednesday’s meeting at Happy Valley.
De Kock has a trip to Cape Town, culminating in a quest to win the Sun Met over 2000m, in mind for Hawwaam but has said he aims to do all the preparation work in Johannesburg.
Freedman said such a masterclass ride from a world-class jockey like Williams made all the difference when the stakes are high.
On the Inside track, Seattle Force, trained by Stuart Pettigrew, is unbeaten while Tirzan has never recorded a victory on tomorrow’s racing surface.
The Vaal gets a rare Saturday race meeting this week, with the prestigious Grade 3 Victory Moon Stakes and the Listed Gardenia Stakes switched from Turffontein to the riverside course to spice up the new Vaal Tri Festivaal.
De Kock is quite confident his charge will see out 1800m and the one run Soqrat had over this distance backs him up.