Horse Racing
Western Cape Stayers – Form Comments

25/01/2018 16:25

G2 – 2800m – Turf

1 Alghadeer This six-year-old gelding has found a second lease on life since moving to Port Elizabeth and has become a useful stayer. The question is whether that form is good enough for him to win a race of this nature. He is used to carrying heavy weights.
2 Ovidio Scratched
3 Mr Winsome Highly regarded by his trainer, this five-year-old gelding has often flattered to deceive, letting his supporters down. He has a top jockey in Anton Marcus this time, though.
4 Master’s Eye This six-year-old gelding is a genuine stayer and was very unlucky to get beaten last time in the G3 Chairman’s Cup over 3200m at this course. He raced wide around the turn and still looked a winner with 200m to run but was run out of it close to home by Our Emperor.
5 Captain Splendid Finished third in the G3 Chairman’s Cup last time, beaten 2.35L and is now 2lb better off with Master’s Eye. He will prefer this shorter distance and gets Piere Strydom up.
6 Let It Rain Another who raced in the G3 Chairman’s Cup and was only 2.85L off the winner. That was his first start in 2018 and will improve on that run. He is also 2lb better off with Master’s Eye.
7 My World This six-year-old gelding finished fifth in the G3 Chairman’s Cup, beaten 4.1 lengths and is worse off at the weights.
8 Savage Wind Pops up on the odd occasion but is probably in this field to ensure the pace is on.
9 Ollivander Has always been rated by his stable but one has to go back 469 days to find his last win. He will try 2800m for the first time.
10 Woodland’s Forest Sixth in the G3 Chairman’s Cup. The blinkers are being removed so that could make a difference but has to find something against a number of these.
11 Fortissima A top-class mare who has outstayed the boys on a number of occasions. She is nicely rated and will be ridden by champion jockey Anthony Delpech. However, this will be her first run at Kenilworth on a left-handed track.