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Michael Jacobs’ selections for the big day.
|Race 1- wide open maiden plate, plenty with chances
1 Silva’s Fling (Cost R4 Million),first run gelded, can win now)
10 Miraculously Ours (well-bred Silvano, can improve)
|Race 2- this race is a minefield, a wide open MR74, anything can win!
15 GG’s Dynasty (won well last time)
12 Kalahari Ninja (recently gelded)
Anything for the places
|Race 3- intriguing Juvenile feature, including 6 upcountry visitors. Expect improvement from most of the runners. Upset potential here, although I liked the way Double Alliance won in a quick time
1 Double Alliance
4 Brandina ?
|Race 4- Strong field for a Sales race, but Cirillo stands out on his run to Soqrat ( only concern is that Tarry hasn’t fired in Cape Town)
1 Cirillo ?
14 Temple Grafin (only 2 bad runs were around the turn from very wide draws)
11 Montego Bay
|Race 5- fantastic field for a Sales race, this should have been the Derby field! Form behind Soqrat should hold up strongly
3 Twist of Fate
1 One World
12 Silvano’s Pride/2 Chimchuri Run
|Race 6- Highly competitive Grade 1 sprint, many with chances
7 Pacific Trader (won impressively, up and coming star sprinter)
9 Dutch Phillip ?
11 Sand and Sea
|Race 7- I’m expecting an upset here, there is no stand-out 3yr old in this field, all very average. The best formline might be the Twist of Fate formline, or upcountry form might be the unknown factor?
9 Belgarion ? (not a confident selection)
3 Bunker Hunt
Eight upcountry visitors, expect at least 2 in the top 4 as the locals are very average
|Race 8- wide open FM Grade 1, plenty with chances
12 Front and Centre (up against a topclass field)
7 Miyabi Gold ? (Striker up, can improve)
11 Silvan on Fire
|Race 9- Go with the class horses!
11 Eyes Wide Open ? (I’m expecting improvement)
7 Do It Again (class horse in top form)
13 Oh Susanna
9 Rainbow Bridge
|Race 10- very open Stayers race, the weights will determine the outcome. The younger horse can improve as the older horse are well-exposed
4 Strathdon (at the weights)
2 Let It Rain (carrying a competitive mass)
5 Gimme One Night (not well in at weights)
13 Dynasty’s Blossom ? Tries the distance, bred for this trip.
14 Cedar Man
(Bass-Robinson runners could be there)
|Race 11- very competitive maiden, plenty with chances
6 Saint West (factor in GG’s run in race 2 ?)
4 Cat Daddy
|Race 12- very open MR 87, once again anything can win!
12 Top of Class (not a confident selection)
6 Trip to the Sky ( first run gelded, can improve)
14 Vardo/ 2 What a Winter