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Snaith Star Back On Track

Improvement in last few days

Do It Again, described by Justin Snaith a week ago as no better than 50:50 to make the Sun Met, has made remarkable improvement and now looks like running in Saturday week’s Kenilworth highlight.

Do It Again – about turn means he is a big runner (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Snaith explained to Michael Clower: “A lot of horses in South Africa become biliary carriers after getting bitten by a tick and we now think there is a small chance that Do It Again was carrying it in when he ran in the Queen’s Plate.

“Also he is not a good doer – he just eats as much as he needs – and this is why we don’t run him a lot. But there has definitely been improvement [in the last few days] and he is now looking better than he did before the Queen’s Plate.”

Do It Again’s poor recovery from his Queen’s Plate run may have been because he is a carrier of biliary, the equine version of tick fever.

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13 comments on “Snaith Star Back On Track

  1. Rudy Moodley says:

    Hope the champ recovers.What a special dream racehorse for his owners.Let us see a true run race and not a Cape crawl.Let the best horse win fairly, under normal starting conditions.

  2. Cameron James says:

    My favorite horse in training. Hope Justin gets him back to his best so he can show himself the champion he is.

    A 100% fit DIA, the 6 to 1 is a gift……

  3. Zakes says:

    Vardy will beat them all again……his best run to date was when he gave One World a hiding over 1800M….so 2000M we might see the best of him.

    If Hawwam runs to his best, he is the only horse who can beat Vardy, but everything needs to go his way….given a choice I will go with Vardy.

    Head Honcho will run a big race, if he gets a nice draw and they allow him to dictate, we can be up to one of the greatest upsets of all time, my bet will be double float Vardy and Head Hocho for a quartet with a number of horses, and hope one of DIA or Hawwam is out of the quartet….the betting is all wrong with regards to Head Honcho and now he has one of the best jockey when it comes to dictating from the front…..

  4. gavin says:

    i think bunker hunt is the value horse in the race

  5. Rudy Moodley says:

    Old men cant dictate from front.Strydom ready for pension.He is a good pace setter for this race.At best will run fourth.

  6. Brian says:

    I’m sure it will be Marcus, the youngster though

  7. tony says:

    Vardy should to be given credit for the manner in which he won the last 2 races, if Hawwaam has won th QP, he would have been extremely short in the betting.
    1) Vardy/2- Rainbow Bridge/3- One world/4.Twist of fate.

  8. Louis Goosen says:

    Lots of low pcv’s (packed cell volumes) doing the rounds. Not necessary full blown billiary, but same symptoms. Horses have low overall blood counts, then after treatment and an easy of about a week or 10 days, they build blood again.
    Please believe me that this horse will turn around hugely. Thanks to Justin for being so open with us all.

  9. Ricardo says:

    Hi guys how can i get justin vermaak tips on horseracing

  10. Cameron James says:

    Hi Mr. Goosen. Thank you for some insight into this issue with DIA. It’s information like this which needs to be given to the public. It shows transparency.

    On the subject of the horse’s recovery will this impact the horse’s work prior to running in the MET. You reckon a day recovery period, does the horse maintain his training regime during these 10 days. Would be great to know and thank you in advance for your assistance.

    Would be even better if you share both your knowledge and experience in respect to other ailments and turnaround times a horse has to endure in its racing career to inform the uninformed. Lol. Cheers.

  11. ALAN says:

    never heard such bs in my life from mr snaith. please dont get me wrong mr snaith is always open and his comments generally is appreciated. so every horse that gets bitten by a tick is a carrier??? surely his pcv and red blood cell count and liver count would show you this 10 days after the tick bite. i am sure mr snaith took blood from do it again before the queens plate. most probabley on the thursday morning before the queens plate. if he had a low count then he should not have run. if this is the reason for his poor run then how did mr snaith manage to get his blood and well being right so quickly. iron injections or iv drips, bcomplex injections. what about his liver enzymes?? . the quickest way in the old days was to bleed them then medicate.
    let us the gambling public please be told the real reason, you have always been honorable in the past mr justin but this story does not hold up.

  12. Deezo Snyman says:

    Justin Snaith DONE IT AGAIN. How could you run a horse in a Grade 1 that is 50/50 due tick fever? Let DIA recover fully and prep him for the Durban season. DIA who is lightly raced and already has proven himself by accumulating over 8 bar in stakes, is no mean feat. We all wait in anticipation to see DIA make history by winning the July for a third time in row.

  13. Das says:

    Do it again is going to do it again

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