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Big race action through the eyes of the handicappers

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This is the official handicappers’ rationale for amending merit ratings of horses that performed in feature races at the weekend.


13 Jan 2021
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Big race action through the eyes of the handicappers

L'Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Jet Dark during the 2021 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate race day at Kenilworth Racecourse on 9 January 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. Picture: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images

The National Horseracing Authority issued the following statement detailing its official handicappers’ rationale for amending merit ratings of horses that performed in feature races at the weekend – including the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival at Kenilworth: L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (Grade 1) Jet Dark has had his merit rating raised from 109 to 130 after the solitary three year old in the line-up saw off a high-class field of older horses on WFA terms in the Grade 1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate over 1600m on the Kenilworth summer course on Saturday 9 January. In assessing the race, the handicappers felt that runner-up...

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