Horse Racing
CTS 1600 - Form Comments

30/01/2020 17:36

1600m – Turf

1 Got The Greenlight Named two-year-old colt of the year at last season’s awards but has only raced once as a three-year-old when a disappointing fourth behind Ikigai. Clearly needed that run and can only improve. A major contender if fit.
2 Wild Coast A very decent colt from the Justin Snaith yard who finished fourth in the Grade 1 Cape Guineas in December. He has a top jockey in Bernard Fayd’Herbe but will need to overcome No 14 draw.
3 Silver Operator Was narrowly defeated in the Grade 3 Langerman over 1500m as a two-year-old and won the Grade 3 Cape Classic over 1400m before running unplaced in the Grade 1 Cape Guineas.
4 Sachdev Definitely better than his unplaced run in the Grade 1 Cape Guineas. Justin Snaith has five runners in this event and with Richard Fourie up, he is the likely stable elect. Well drawn at No 3 and has to be a contender.
5 Cane Lime ‘n Soda Has been a consistent performer who rarely runs a bad race. Drawn widest of the 16 runners in the Cape Guineas and also suffered interference so that run is best ignored. Gets blinkers for the first time. Drawn No 2 this time and should go close.
6 Snow Report This Candice Bass-Robinson-trained runner is another who was drawn wide in the Cape Guineas and ended up too far back. Followed up with a 2.25-length second behind Viva Rio over this course and distance and must have at least a place chance.
7 Prince Of Persia Does not have bad form and has had one run since having been gelded. Has a good jockey up in Warren Kennedy but will need a lot of luck from the widest of draws.
8 Count Jack Would be the selection if it were not for his No 16 draw. Has run five times for three wins and is unbeaten in both runs over the course and distance. A big runner but jockey Corne Orffer will need some luck.
9 On My Mind One of three runners from the Sean Tarry stable but is unlikely to be their first choice. He has placed twice in his three races in Cape Town and has Piere Strydom up but would do well to place from No 12 draw.
10 Pinkerton Ran second to Grade 1 Cape Guineas winner Kilindini in the maidens and then notched up two successive wins. But it has been downhill from there.
11 Bhaltair Based in Port Elizabeth and will not have raced against this level of runner. But he is drawn well and the prize money has made the trip to Cape Town attractive for his connections. Looks outclassed.
12 Gold Medal Badly drawn and well held on form by runners like Count Jack, Candice Bass-Robinson’s charge does look an optimistic entry.
13 Namaqualand Has only raced twice, winning a Maiden Plate over this course and distance at Kenilworth last time. However, he is from the Sean Tarry yard and warrants respect although he will need to improve if he is to feature.
14 Invisible Sean Tarry and Ryan Moore team up again with a filly who will jump from No 1 draw. She has had two promising runs at Kenilworth but will need to show more to win an event like this.
15 Dynastic Light Shows great work at home but as yet has not repeated it on the racecourse. Has disappointed too often to be a contender in his field.
16 Sovereign Secret Has run well against older fillies and mares and now returns to her own age group. Very well bred but this Justin Snaith runner will need to improve if she is to feature.
17 Peaceful Day Only a one-time winner but has run some nice races. He does look held by Count Jack but is from the Justin Snaith yard and S’manga Khumalo takes the ride. Place chance.
18 Turn It Up Harvey Still a maiden and heavily under sufferance. Also not well drawn and looks unlikely to show in a field of this nature.