Three features are amongst the nine races on today’s Kenilworth card that commences at 12h10.
The meeting will be run on the winter course, which was looking in magnificent condition yesterday.
The Winter Classic duel between champion One World and Vardy – previewed here – looks to be a highlight of the afternoon.
The false rail is in the original position with a 3m spur at the 470m mark.
The Bipot gets under way at 12h45 in the second race.
First-timer / rested horses comments
1 12:10 – ITSARUSH.CO.ZA WELCOMES YOU MAIDEN PLATE
6 HORATIUS Smart type. Will be in the money.
9 SIR HENRY HAWKINS V H Marshall: Will be green and will need further
10 THEMADIRISHSHERIFF Improving and hope he makes the frame again
2 12:45 MAIDEN PLATE
1 CONTESSA’S GLANCE second run after a long rest and will need it.
6 DON’T BE BLUE been unlucky of late but quite a tough field with some fancied runners. Include.
3 13:20 – TELLYTRACK.COM MR 95 HANDICAP
5 RED GINGER prep run for Ladies Mile and takes on the boys. Tough race for her
7 ZEB V H Marshall: Doing well at home, good run expected
4 13:55 – TABONLINE.CO.ZA FM 80 HANDICAP (F & M)
5 INDIAN SONG C Bass-Robinson: No comment given
6 SLEEEPING SINGLE smart filly but will prefer 2000m and time. Could be anything so include in all bets. Has some class about her
5 14:30 – OLYMPIC DUEL STAKES (Listed)
1 DYNAMIC DIANA back to best so include in all exotics despite the short trip. This is a prep for the Ladies Mile but she should run well
2 MISS KATALIN also a prep for Ladies Mile (1600m) but she’s capable on her day
3 PLATINUM CLASS good form include despite short trip
4 CANUKEEPITSECRET V H Marshall: No comment given
7 RAYA BAYA (AUS) C Bass-Robinson: 1200m short of her best
6 15:10 STORMSVLEI MILE (Listed)
6 DUCHESS OF BOURBON improving each run and aiming at Winter Oaks but could surprise. Doing really well
7 15:45 WINTER CLASSIC (Gr3)
5 CLOUDED HILL tough ask. One World looks the banker over this trip
8 16:20 MR 80 HANDICAP
5 SUMMER MOON in top form. Cannot be ignored
9 16:55 – NEXT MEETING DURBANVILLE 28 MAY MR 72 HANDICAP
1 WESTERN STORM G R Puller: Should run a decent race
7 TROJAN WINTER consistent filly and should be right there
12 JOINERS ARMS G S Kotzen: Had a nice break, will be needing this, a bit sharp
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