The Justin Snaith, Brett Crawford and Glen Kotzen yards could hold the key again at Durbanville this afternoon with 26 runners between them over the eight races.
The early season strike-rates clearly indicate that these are teams to follow although Andre Nel and Vaughan Marshall may have some say in the afternoon’s headliner, the Pinnacle Stakes sixth race, where Head Honcho (rated 129) and Guineas winner Tap O’Noth make their respective seasonal returns to action.
Head Honcho is by far the best weighted and with the assistance of Richard Fourie, the smart Querari gelding could make it win number nine.
Warren Kennedy is medically indisposed and will not be riding.
The false rail is set at zero on the back straight with a 3m spur at approximately the 500m mark.
First-timer / Rested horses comments
1 13:30 – ITSARUSH.CO.ZA WELCOMES YOU MAIDEN PLATE (F & M)
7 ACADEMIC GOLD W A Nel: Has had a grass gallop and should run well
2 14:05 – PLAY SOCCER 6, 10 AND 13 MAIDEN PLATE
9 DOLLAR BRAND G V Woodruff: Will need run but include in exotic and place bets
3 14:40 – TABONLINE.CO.ZA MR 82 HANDICAP
6 PRINCE OF PERSIA G S Kotzen: Galloped, might be short, may need further
4 15:15 – BETTING WORLD 087 741 2777 FM 78 HANDICAP (F & M)
4 DARK CRYSTAL S J Snaith: Scratched
5 15:50 – TAB TELEBET 0861 000 822 PINNACLE STAKES
2 TAP O’ NOTH V H Marshall: Has had a grass gallop and should run well
4 CAPOEIRA W A Nel: Has had a grass gallop and should run well
8 SILVER DE LANGE W A Nel: Has had a grass gallop and should run well
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