Six jockeys have now been declared for the R5 million Gr1 Sun Met in advance of final declarations which are due by 11h00 on Monday.
Justin Snaith and Andre Nel are the only trainers to formally declare their jockeys to date, although it is known that Anton Marcus will partner Rainbow Bridge and Lyle Hewitson will be aboard Legal Eagle.
Snaith has a powerful quartet of jockeys carrying his flag, with 2013 July winner S’manga Khumalo the latest to join the team. He rides Vodacom Durban July runner-up, Made To Conquer.
Gavin Lerena has been engaged for Cape Derby winner Eyes Wide Open, while MJ Byleveld, who has his first ride at Kenilworth on Saturday after a five month injury enforced absence, rides Cape Guineas winner of 2017, Tap O’Noth.
Aldo Domeyer, who won the Met in 2013 on outsider Martial Eagle, again finds himself in the Sabine Plattner silks as he rides longshot Kampala Campari.
Only 17 horses are left in contention, with the Kannemeyer pair of It’s My Turn and Hashtagyolo unlikely to run.
The Jockeys so far: SUN MET CELEBRATED WITH G.H. MUMM (Grade 1)
|0||0||Head Honcho||60||114||T A||K de Melo||Andre Nel|
|0||0||Kampala Campari||60||107||A||A Domeyer||Andre Nel|
|0||0||Made To Conquer||60||108||A||S Khumalo||Justin Snaith|
|0||0||Do It Again||59.5||125||A||R Fourie||Justin Snaith|
|0||0||Doublemint||59.5||104||A||P Strydom||Justin Snaith|
|0||0||Oh Susanna (AUS)||57||121||A||B Fayd’Herbe||Justin Snaith|
|Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote|