Be Bold with Crawford’s star

But despite that top-rated Bold Respect would be the tentative first choice.

Weight – for - age events are usually relatively cut and dried, but that isn’t the case with this year’s Grade 1 Betting World Cape Flying Championship, which appears one of the most open races of the day.

Be Bold with Crawford’s star
Be Bold with Crawford’s star

Be Bold with Crawford’s star

But despite that top-rated Bold Respect would be the tentative first choice.

Money – and not  Grade 1 glory – could make One World go round

Money – and not Grade 1 glory – could make One World go round

The CTS 1600, Race 5 on the programme, is graced by the presence of One World, an emerging star of the Western Cape turf.
Cirillo faces a Mastagambit

Cirillo faces a Mastagambit

Cirillo, from the Sean Tarry yard, was made the 18-10 early favourite – with the field at 8-1 bar.
Fourie has one over his rivals

Fourie has one over his rivals

In her favour she has a top jockey in Bernard Fayd’Herbe.
Slow start to Cape Sale

Slow start to Cape Sale

The humorously named Chestnut Bay was the early sales topper, fetching R2.2 million.
De Kock brings out big guns

De Kock brings out big guns

This Grade 2 race on the Turffontein Standside track is also the joint first leg of the SA Triple Crown.
Back Drier and end up Wealthy

Back Drier and end up Wealthy

Second spot went to Dark Moon Rising who was flattered by the 0.75-length distance behind the winner.
TAB betting opens for Met day

TAB betting opens for Met day

TAB will be offering a number of big carryovers at the meeting, kicking off with R900,000 added to the Pick 6 pool which will lead to a likely pool of R7.5 million.
Sugoi was eligible, explains the NHA

Sugoi was eligible, explains the NHA

Thus Sugoi’s run in a KwaZulu-Natal Handicap was deemed to have satisfied the assessment plate conditions.
Mungerto come out firing

Mungerto come out firing

He should be on the mark in Race 1 when partnering Stephanie Miller-trained Royal Delight in a 1000m Maiden Plate.
Lerena to stoke Greek Fire on Classic track

Lerena to stoke Greek Fire on Classic track

Pilou and Morning Catch look to be the main threats.
Bin Suroor aims for sixth Cape Verdi with Asoof

Bin Suroor aims for sixth Cape Verdi with Asoof

The Group 2 for fillies has been won for the past three years by Saeed bin Suroor.
Met favourites draw well

Met favourites draw well

Leading trainer Justin Snaith had fortune on his side, with all four of his runners pulling positions in the inside seven.
Meraki looks set to make punters happy

Meraki looks set to make punters happy

One who does still look a little ahead of the handicapper is Meraki in Race 5, a MR 83 Handicap over 1600m.
Tough undercard on Met day

Tough undercard on Met day

While Bold Respect is the best-handicapped runner, it is stable companion Pacific Trader who has been priced up as the 5-1 favourite.
Pumpkin Queen to show class

Pumpkin Queen to show class

This daughter of Fort Wood followed up a close second at Scottsville with a resounding three-length win over 1600m at the same venue.
It may be Cash Time

It may be Cash Time

In the London News they finished fourth and fifth respectively with Noble Secret 0.90 lengths in front.
Quality field for Gr1 Sun Met

Quality field for Gr1 Sun Met

Justin Snaith has a strong hand with four runners.
Late charge sees Crawford’s day end with three winners

Late charge sees Crawford’s day end with three winners

This Fort Wood colt had won his maiden fluently over the Kenilworth 1800m, and cruised clear late over the same trip at a generous 5-1.
All At Once finds a bit extra

All At Once finds a bit extra

On that occasion, All At Once came home by 0.75 lengths.
Lyle celebrates his seniority with two winners

Lyle celebrates his seniority with two winners

This was excellent news for the young man’s new riding agent – long-time Tellytrack presenter Deez Dayanand.
Top jockeys leap aboard

Top jockeys leap aboard

The fourth big gun in Snaith’s powerful Met arsenal is Doublemint, who will be partnered by evergreen Piere Strydom.
Netherby Hall set for another win

Netherby Hall set for another win

The seven-time winner takes on stronger opposition this time but with a handy galloping weight of 56.5kg the gelding should be up to the task again.
Take candy from Ronnie

Take candy from Ronnie

Trainer St John Gray’s youngster burst onto the big stage when she was a 36-1 maiden winner of the SA Fillies Nursery in May last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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