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Sun Met Pick 6 To Hit R10 Million!

Milkovitch's Magic Met Moments

The Sun Met day tote betting opened today and Pick 6 players will be thrilled to hear that the projected pool for the popular exotic has been revised to R10 million.

With an injection of a R2 million carryover, the Kenilworth Pick 6 boasts a a few potential bankers for the brave at heart and pocket, and is expected to prove the most popular betting option on the big day.

Tote betting for the twelve race programme opened on Monday 21 January.

The vet’s back!

Racing expert and lifetime punter William Milkovitch has kindly provided his Met day ‘five cents worth’, as he modestly puts it, for the information of all our readers.

Race 3

Place accumulator inclusions are IBRA, TALLADEGA, CYBER BLOSSOM, first timer TUTORIAL, VANDAH’S SPIRIT, BRANDINA,EMERALD BAND & DOUBLE ALLIANCE

BRANDINA – we won’t know much about how well this filly has travelled from E Cape ?

DOUBLE ALLIANCE & EMERALD BAND small field winners….more question marks

VANDAH’S SPIRIT – I suppose a well prepared entrant.

TUTORIAL – I can’t leave a Marshall 1st timer out.

TALLADEGA – My upset selection for the race.

I’m packing at least 5 in the PA. If the favoured horses all run in the first 3, then I lose out. That’s just my style.

Race 4

Place accumulator inclusions are all of CIRILLO, PALACE CHAPEL, MASTAGAMBIT, SEVENTH SEA, COMANECI, TEMPLE GRAFIN & FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.

If you believe that CIRILLO is a solid selection for the P6, then I suppose he’s a ready made banker for the PA. As usual, I will add MASTAGAMBIT and TEMPLE GRAFIN

PRICELESS RULER – this horse has one of the most mixed up form lines I’ve seen for ages. Ran against Chimichuri Run, then against Pacific Trader (Fav for the Cape Flying), then against Bunker Hunt (Fav for Derby ?), then back to 1400 against Meraki, and then beats Vikram back up in a 1600m – Now entered in the 1200m, for the money?

I’m going to “chicken out” and pack up my Pick 6, unless I have a late premonition to go short, on one, in Race 4

Race 5

I fancy SILVANO’S PRIDE, VARDY, TWIST OF FATE and the improving MAJESTIC MOZART.

I fear that ONE WORLD is a 1400m horse for now, therefore not selected in my first 4.

However, I wouldn’t leave him out of quartet bets , who knows, maybe he has improved?

For the exotic players, I would include VIKRAM in the quartets. Does anybody know how long MR GREENLIGHT has been in CT ?

Pacific Trader – very quick! (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

Race 6

Well, here I fancy the favourite PACIFIC TRADER. It has been a while since I seen more an authoratative  win on 28th December. REBEL’S CHAMP is a real gladiator, I hope he travels down well from Joburg and runs his heart out. I will definitely include KASIMIR in everything.

My outside selection is DUTCH PHILIP and for those who play exotics I suggest you include the two new kids on the block, PRINCESS REBEL & PLEASEDTOMEETYOU.

This year I’m ignoring all of SERGEANT HARDY, TRIP TO HEAVEN & SEARCH PARTY and SAND AND SEA.

I haven’t a clue about BOLD RESPECT.

Race 7

The most exciting and mysterious race on the card.

In the race that TWIST OF FATE won, many jockeys were looking around for the first 200m thinking it was a false start, so be careful. A few horses, who run here, seemed to have lost a certain amount of momentum then.

I was impressed with the manner in which BELGARION knuckled down inside the last 200m, after not been a factor for most of the race. I was equally impressed with SENATLA’s run. I’m unsure if HERODOTUS (Trippi) can do a true run 2000m.

The Durban raider THANKSGIVING looks a live-wire. Again, how long has he been in CT, and/or, how well did he travel down from KZN ? I really looking forward to see him going places.

HELEN’S IDEAL is my outside selection for the race.

CHARLES, CHARLES, CHARLES…. Another Trippi, will he stay 2000m ? SANTA CLARA, a Duke of Marmalade, will stay, but is Love Supreme a good yard stick… I don’t think so .

And then, just to add more spice to the race, I dare not leave out the two Dynasty’s – KNIGHTS TEMPLAR & BUNKER HUNT

My two early choices are BELGARION & THANKSGIVING.

Lady In Black – top bet (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

Race 8

LADY IN BLACK’s second to Oh Susanna was out of the top drawer. My number one choice. Moreover, I feel the 1600m is what is best for her, for now, until the Durban season.

SNOWDANCE is my clear second choice.

FRONT AND CENTRE is my third choice.

CLOUDS UNFOLD will hopefully stay – Montjeu is Montelissima’s dad, which should help a bit.

For those with deep pockets – include FRESNAYE

In conclusion, I will bank LADY IN BLACK in a few of my bets.

Rainbow Bridge – Met winner? (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

Race 9

I don’t think LEGAL EAGLE can’t win this 2000m race. Likewise, I know OH SUSANNA can’t win this 2000m race. Yes, that’s right, it’s not an echo.

I have reservations that my first selection for the Queens Plate, UNDERCOVER AGENT, will struggle to see out the 2000m.

However, I will give him a second chance to show that he can “step up” to the plate.

My first choice is RAINBOW BRIDGE.

DOUBLEMINT remains my outside selection for this race, he clearly will stay

DO IT AGAIN is my third choice. All has been said and seen of him in the QP & JULY, so everybody knows what he can do.

When Richard Fourie won on EYES WIDE OPEN in last year’s Cape Derby, he said that this is the July winner. Has he recovered enough to be his “old self ”

My last wish for this race is that the patron saint of horses puts wings on MILTON to enable him to run them ragged and twice up and down Rosmead Avenue.

Did you read about Milton?

RAINBOW BRIDGE = 1 – UNDERCOVER AGENT = 2 – DO IT AGAIN = 3 – DOUBLEMINT = 4

Race 10

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

BALLAD OF THE SEA

DYNASTY’S BLOSSOM

WALTER SMOOTHIE

Race 11

LUXEMBURG

PETER PAUL RUBENS

SAINT WEST

CAT DADDY

Race 12

RUSSET AIR

GOLIATH HERON

TOP OF THE CLASS

PRINCE ALFRED

WHAT A WINNER

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15 comments on “Sun Met Pick 6 To Hit R10 Million!

  1. WILLIAM MILKOVITCH says:

    Kindly note that in Race 3, General Franco (17) now gets a run.(This article was written on Sunday, midday), General Franco is a must inclusion in for the Place Accumulator.

    Moreover, I’ll will shorten my selection to just 7-9-16-17

  2. Michael Higgs says:

    Willie nice wright up you have to include general franco.In terms of met agree with rainbow bridge doublemint and do it again.Disagree with o susanna and under cover agent. If you say one world wont stay 1600m at this point how can undervover agent stay 2000m. Replace it with head honcho. O sussana will be in the finish.

  3. Pieta says:

    Nice write up, refreshing.

  4. WILLIAM MILKOVITCH says:

    Mikey, I have to confess that Undercover Agent is a bit of a sentimental selection for 2nd. I am adamant about Oh Susanna though, she can’t win.

    Head Honcho, again I agree with you…if only he was getting 2.5 to 3kg from the big names. I didn’t want to swamp the guys with to many selections as race 6, 10, 11 & twelve are wide open enough.

  5. Zakes says:

    I have a feeling Head Honcho and Oh Susana will give Do It Again a run for his money….Made to Conquer is my dark horse…

  6. Rian says:

    Hey William, do you have a song for us leading up to the met, Theme Song ?

  7. WILLIAM MILKOVITCH says:

    Oops, I did it again

  8. Andrew says:

    Howells runners arrive in CT last Thursday. All in good nick

    1. Editor says:

      Thanks Andrew

  9. That’s crucial. Maybe Thanksgiving can ‘run riot’ then.

  10. Kenny says:

    How can you say Oh Susanna can’t win?she has the best c&d form in this field. Do it Again is the one to beat but if he doesn’t the filly will win it.

  11. WILLIAM MILKOVITCH says:

    OK Kenny, I’ll just feel she won’t make the number box, best form or not.

    Additionally, I thought Lady in Black gave her a hellavu race over the last 300m in the Paddock Stakes. She (LIB) got too close too her(OS) for my liking.

    Let’s see

  12. WILLIAM MILKOVITCH says:

    Typo = the number one box

  13. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Hello William. Nice article, we are in CT this week. My P6 is very much based on the favorites, I see races 6 and 7 as possible upsets. I will add Sand and Sea, lovely Ntl horse, if it was 1200M would have bankered it. However Greg Cheyne on the favorite looks hard to beat over 1000M. I am a big supporter of Lady in Black, a Dbn Star horse. The Big race I fancy Double Mint as my outsider to chase home Do it Again and Marcus. So lekker we can punt early online with Totes, as we taking the long way home from CT to Dbn with MSC Musica this Thurs PM. Good Luck this weekend, hope we all make bucks. Otherwise we try again, nice racing soon in Jhb, where your fancy Barahin will feature. Cheers

  14. WILLIAM MILKOVITCH says:

    Good luck and enjoy your stay Sir,

    Yes, most feel the same as You about races 6 & 7.

    As you mentioned the Durban horses, I fancy Thanksgiving plenty. Reports are that Mr Howells horse arrived safely and in good nick.

    I think it’s extremely important for the main stream of the racing product, that the Visiting horses are well “Lodged” here, when they raid on the Big Days.

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