Saturday, 26 January 2019


9:50 AM - Kenilworthracing Maiden Plate

Competitive start to a high-class raceday. Recently gelded SILVA'S FLING reverts to sprinting with blinkers on and should feature prominently. The Snaith yard is set for a big day and GIMMETHERAIN appears the pick of its three runners here. Stable companions AUGUSTINA and TROJAN WINTER are capable of getting a look in. EMPIRE GLORY, INERTIA and VENDEE GLOBE have claims too.

Top Tip: Gimmetherain (2)
Watch out for: Silva's Fling (1)
2 10:25 AM - South African Hall Of Fame Mr 74 Handicap

Tricky start to the BiPot. WHAT A SUMMER, KALAHARI NINJA and PHOTOCOPY (wide draw) are closely matched and likely to be competitive. SEATTLE CHOICE, TEMP THE TIGER and WINTERS STORM are useful over sprints and could feature if as effective over the extra. Recent maiden winners GG'S DYNASTY and ALL IN LINE (drawn wide) will have more to offer. HARD CORE and QUICK STAR can earn.

Top Tip: What A Summer (10)
Watch out for: Photocopy (1)
3 11:05 AM - Tattersalls Summer Juvenile Stakes (Listed)

The Ramsden yard holds a strong hand in what is a typically competitive juvenile event. DOUBLE ALLIANCE won first time out but stable companion IBRA was well fancied and could turn the tables on these terms. Debut winner VANDAH'S SPIRIT can confirm her promise with a bold showing. BRANDINA, CHILLY WINTER, MISS HONEY and EMERALD BAND have claims, as do CYBER BLOSSOM and TALADEGA

Top Tip: Double Alliance (1)
Watch out for: Brandina (4)
4 11:50 AM - CTS 1200 (3-Year-Olds)

Valuable R5-million sales race. CIRILLO won the RTR Stakes and finished 4th in the Guineas so sets the standard. He is capable over this trip and best weighted on ratings. PALACE CHAPEL is an exciting sprinter likely to pose a threat. Both SEVENTH SEA and MASTAGAMBIT should be competitive too. ARABIAN AIR and FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT can show more after gelding. Others can earn.

Top Tip: Cirillo (1)
Watch out for: Palace Chapel (5)
5 12:25 PM - CTS 1600 (3-Year-Olds)

TWIST OF FATE finished ahead of ONE WORLD on similar terms over track and trip in the Guineas. MAJESTIC MOZART and CHIMICHURI RUN finished further back. The winner was only touched off in the Queen's Plate so that form should hold up in this lucrative sales race. SILVANO'S PRIDE was 2nd in the Fillies Guineas and can feature too. VARDY and VIKRAM could also get a look in.

Top Tip: Chimichuri Run (2)
Watch out for: One World (1)
6 1:00 PM - Betting World Cape Flying Championship

The speed will be on. PACIFIC TRADER led all the way when beating most of these rivals late last month and a repeat of that effort should see him feature prominently. Stablemate BOLD RESPECT, KASIMIR and TRIP TO HEAVEN are weighted to pose more of a threat. SPEEDPOINT, DUTCH PHILIP and SERGEANT HARDY can get into the picture, so too could REBEL'S CHAMP and filly PRINCESS REBEL.

Top Tip: Bold Respect (1)
Watch out for: Kasimir (5)
7 1:35 PM - Gbets Cape Derby (Grade 1) (3-Year-Olds)

Smashing contest. BUNKER HUNT was favourite for the trial but dumped his rider at the start and could make amends here. Of the runners who ran in that race, SENATLA fared best but could struggle to confirm from a wide draw. Smart BELGARION, improving KNIGHTS TEMPLAR and consistent SAILING LIZARD have claims on that form. Fillies SECOND REQUEST and SANTA CLARA are well in here.

Top Tip: Senatla (8)
Watch out for: Bunker Hunt (3)
8 2:10 PM - Bidvest Majorca Stakes (Grade 1) (Fillies And Mares)

Smashing renewal of this fairer sex Grade 1, which features a clash of the generations. LADY IN BLACK and SNOWDANCE represent the leaders of the older brigade and will make their presence felt. This season's Cape Fillies Guineas heroine FRONT AND CENTRE has led her age group with distinction and with further improvement could remain unbeaten. CLOUDS UNFOLD has a place chance.

Top Tip: Snowdance (2)
Watch out for: Lady In Black (1)
9 3:10 PM - Sun Met Celebrated With G.H. Mumm (Grade 1)

The headline event which the Snaith yard looks likely to dominate. July hero DO IT AGAIN stamped his authority when winning the Queen's Plate, beating LEGAL EAGLE and RAINBOW BRIDGE. Both should be competitive but the latter may have more to offer stepped up to this trip. OH SUSANNA should run well in defence of her crown and DOUBLEMINT could surprise. Get your Quartet bets on!

Top Tip: Rainbow Bridge (9)
Watch out for: Do It Again (7)
10 3:50 PM - New Turf Carriers Stayers (Grade 2)

GIMME ONE NIGHT has beaten most of these in rattling off an impressive recent hat-trick and will be a force to be reckoned with. However, he faces a tough task confirming superiority over STRATHDON and WALTER SMOOTHIE on these terms. BENJAN and PACIFIC CHESTNUT can get into the picture, so too could improving CEDAR MAN who has a role to play under a light weight.

Top Tip: Gimme One Night (5)
Watch out for: Strathdon (4)
11 4:25 PM - Bet Met Madness Maiden Plate

SAINT WEST caught the eye last time and should not go backwards, as the trip should suit on pedigree. CAT DADDY finished runner-up in his last two and would be deserving. If NEXUS was drawn better he would be easier to back. He isimproving with each start and would not be winning out of turn. A case could also be made for PETER PAUL RUBENS, CAPRERA, MASTER OF SPAIN and DHARMA.

Top Tip: Cat Daddy (4)
Watch out for: Nexus (3)
12 5:00 PM - Tab Mr 87 Handicap

Tricky concluding event - expect handsome pools and payouts. RUSSET AIR ran a cracker in a feature when tried over this trip and on that form should go well. TOP OF THE CLASS is holding form and closely matched with WHAT A WINNER. Both should be competitive. GOLIATH HERON has ability but MAC 'N SCAR appears the stable elect. Respect CROWN GUARDIAN who is capable. Quartet race

Top Tip: What A Winner (2)
Watch out for: Crown Guardian (3)

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