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Punters fall for Pack Leader, but Summer Pud still hot

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Both horses won their recent prep races easily, but it was only a third win in 23 starts for Pack Leader whereas Summer Pudding was cantering to her eighth victory in eight outings.


27 Nov 2020
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Punters fall for Pack Leader, but Summer Pud still hot

Trainer Paul Peter poses with Gauteng Summer Cup favourite Summer Pudding, 25 November 2020, at Turffontein Racecourse in Johannesburg. The Gauteng Summer Cup takes place on Saturday 28 November. Picture: Michel Bega

Pack Leader has been heavily backed to win the WSB Gauteng Summer Cup over 2000m at Turffontein on Saturday. By Friday morning, bookmakers had slashed the six-year-old gelding’s odds to 7-2 and – almost unbelievably – joint favouritism with four-year-old super-filly Summer Pudding. This is a remarkable turnaround from less than a fortnight ago when Horse of the Year Summer Pudding was quoted at 18-10 and Pack Leader at 6-1. When first entries were received at the end of September, the respective prices were 5-2 and 40-1. Both horses won their recent prep races easily, but it was only a...

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