Cape Town - The suspense is over and we can now
concentrate on finding a winner. A high quality field of 15 has accepted
to run in the Cape’s premier horseracing event, the R2.5 million
J&B Met which will be staged at Kenilworth on Saturday, January 31.
After weeks of anticipation and market speculation, trainer Joey
Ramsden went the Investec Cape Derby route with the outstanding Dynasty
colt Act Of War.
South Africa’s leading 3-year-old recently won the Cape Guineas in his sixth
win in a row and is believed to be destined for a career overseas. His
participation would have added plenty of interest to this race.
But SA champion trainer Justin Snaith won’t be concerned about anything that hasn’t accepted.
He saddles six of the 15 runners and has been involved in a race
against time with the Vodacom Durban July winner Legislate, who recently
failed off a slow pace in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, and all eyes
will be on his public gallop on Thursday.
Gauteng trainer Geoff Woodruff has a very strong hand with Sansui
Summer Cup winner Louis The King, recent Gr3 London News Stakes winner
Killua Castle and the Silvano gelding Tellina making up his
Cape trainer Mike Bass has won the race five times and he sends out a
coupling of the flashy Jet Master gelding Helderberg Blue and the
outsider son of Trippi, Paterfamilias.
The J&B Met gallops will be held at Kenilworth racecourse from 07:00
on Thursday, January 22. The Barrier Draw ceremony will follow the
gallops and is due to start at 08:00. Both the gallops and the Barrier
draw will be screened live on Tellytrack.