Dean Kannemeyer has some useful horses in his KwaZulu-Natal satellite yard but as the winter season closes in the level tends to improve dramatically.
Cape Speed has already won a race on the Polytrack at Greyville this season and looks set to double up when he runs in Race 5 on the Greyville turf track today in a MR 88 Handicap over 1800m.
The only feature he contested in the Cape during the summer was the Grade 3 Politician Stakes in which he finished a three-length seventh behind Black Arthur. He was tried in blinkers on that occasion but they did not seem to work out. He was in fine form last time over 1900m on the Greyville Polytrack and despite a slow start, ran on resolutely to beat Kitty’s Destiny by 0.75 lengths.
He has only had one run on the Greyville turf track but that resulted in a comfortable 2.50-length victory over Grey’s A Rockin. As is always the case in KZN, Anthony Delpech will be the irons.
This is quite a strong field so Cape Speed will need to be at his best. Trainer Paul Lafferty has always had a high opinion of Unbelievable Chad who is owned by Olympic Games gold medalist swimmer Chad le Clos.
The horse has been his own worst enemy at times as he is headstrong and can often ride his jockey to the starting stalls rather than the other way around but when he does decide to behave the three-year-old son of Toreador is quite capable. He has already placed in the Grade 3 company. Stuart Randolph takes the ride.
Others to consider are Run Rhino Run, Penhaligon and Mumsy’s Jet who would probably be happier to run on the Polytrack.
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