The R1,6 million half-brother to dual Summer Cup winner Master Sabina, the lightly raced American Landing, could be the highlight of a rather disappointingly subscribed Greyville eight-race turf programme today.
With no Saftote carryover contribution to bolster the month-end Pick 6 pool, we must believe that the powers-that-be don’t expect fireworks either.
And have the locals been so overfed the predominant all weather diet, that when it comes to finding runners to fill turf races, they aren’t sure where to find them?
Despite the mile being on the short side, the Brett Crawford-trained American Landing looks on target for a third career win when he teams up with Corne Orffer in the seventh, a Pinnacle Stakes.
He has been something of a boom horse since he coasted home to win the East Cape Derby at Fairview four months ago. But his SA Champions Season dream failed to pan out and his next run was in the Track & Ball Derby at Scottsville in June, where he finished third and was ultimately no match for Equus champion It’s My Turn.
He runs fresh off a 14 week break but takes on some class sorts, some of which look better suited to the trip than he is.
The Bipot kicks off in the first at 12h40.