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Who Will Ride Rainbow Bridge In Met?

Bernie switches to Oh Susanna

The ride on L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate third placer Rainbow Bridge in the Sun Met looks to be up for grabs after Snaith Racing tweeted that Bernard Fayd’herbe had been engaged to ride their SA Horse Of The Year Oh Susanna.

Fayd’herbe on Rainbow Bridge (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

With Richard Fourie’s commitments to the Snaiths, Fayd’herbe has been aboard at Rainbow Bridge’s last four starts.

The son of Ideal World appeared to have every chance on Saturday, but failed to make up the ground to catch the rampant Do It Again and the exciting 3yo, Soqrat.

Oh Susanna should carry 57kg in the Met which is going to be a sweat in more ways than one for the top heavyweight rider.

However Fayd’herbe did make 56.5kg when finishing third on Elusive Silva for the same employers in last year’s Vodacom July, so it is within his compass on the big occasion.

Fayd’herbe was aboard when Oh Susanna won on debut.

Richard Fourie rode Oh Susanna in the Cartier Paddock Stakes on Saturday, but has stuck with Queen’s Plate winner Do It Again, who is now the highest rated horse in the country at 125.

Fayd’Herbe left for Dubai on Tuesday, but will return for the big race on 26 January

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11 comments on “Who Will Ride Rainbow Bridge In Met?

  1. Anthony says:

    Best news I have had all day

  2. Ronny says:

    Rainbow Bridge could be a perfect fit for Anton Marcus. Over the 2000M and Weight Conditions for the Met, Rainbow Bridge is the only horse that poses a threat to DO IT AGAIN.

  3. Jeff says:

    Rainbow bridge would still be unbeaten if Anton Marcus had been rising him

  4. Rian says:

    (Edited*) What happened to him on the Eagle, why not use Murray or Van Niekerk if they can get off

  5. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Lyle Hewitson for RB.
    Change of Jockey not a bad thing – Bernard Fayd’herbe stays a Top Jock in my book. The Snaith’s got the July Trifecta, maybe The Met is next…

  6. Tony Ridgway says:

    Spot on, Ronny.

  7. alan says:

    there is only one jockey for rainbow bridge. PIERRE STRYDOM. thats the only chance mr sands has of winning the met.

  8. Timothy Anders says:

    Nah Frankie Detori for Rainbow Ridge. What a team that would be. Realistically though I think Anton Marcus would be a good fit. Having won on Do it Again in the July he will know what it takes to beat him. Oh Susanna could well make it a double Met. Won’t be easy though

  9. FJC says:

    So AM has left LE to ride RB, fair enough I suppose since he is not retained anymore. But what does it say about LE, Iam sure he will run as the owner is Cape based. RB should be very popular with the punters, as we know Superman can get horses to run faster than other jocks.

  10. Michael Jacobs says:

    The decision to let Anton Marcus ride Rainbow Bridge is a good one. Rainbow was not given good rides at his last two starts, a change of jockey could make the difference.

  11. Nish Moodley says:

    Do it again will win the met by a mile. Pity the ante post odds are so small.

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