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Cape Guineas winner Russian Rock will test new star

Twelve locals stood their ground at final acceptance on Monday morning for the R750 000 Jonsson Workwear Gr1 Cape Derby to be run at Kenilworth on Saturday. 

Unbeaten rising star Kommetdieding jumps from the rails draw as he bids to establish himself as one of the top 3yo’s after four starts which culminated in a cracking last win in the Gr3 Politician Stakes.

Russian Rock and Grant Behr after their Cape Guineas surprise (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

The Crawford-Rix trained son of Elusive Fort will be ridden again by Sihle Cele and the pair bump Dean Kannemeyer’s WSB Cape Guineas winner Russian Rock, who jumps at the gate alongside the popular galloper.

Russian Rock overcame traffic issues to cause an upset in the Guineas and he will be tested as he steps up to the 2000m on Saturday. Trainer Dean Kannemeyer told the Sporting Post that he had galloped his charge over 1800m at Kenilworth on Saturday 13 February and he had produced ‘good work’ with an unnamed companion.

R750 000 2000m 16:30 Ref-382
1st R450000, 2nd R187500, 3rd R75000, 4th R37500
For 3-year-oldsNo Apprentice Allowance
1 1 Kommetdieding 60 117 A Sihle Cele HWJ Crawford/M Rix
2 2 Russian Rock 60 114 A Grant Behr Dean Kannemeyer
3 12 Linebacker 60 112 A Grant van Niekerk Vaughan Marshall
4 4 Rascallion 60 110 A Anton Marcus Vaughan Marshall
5 5 The Gatekeeper 60 109 A Richard Fourie Justin Snaith
6 3 Hoedspruit 60 108 A Gavin Lerena Justin Snaith
7 8 Crimson King 60 103 A Luyolo Mxothwa Glen Kotzen
8 9 Legitimate 60 101 CAM Keagan de Melo Dean Kannemeyer
9 10 Dubai Lights 60 93 A Luke Ferraris Vaughan Marshall
10 6 FireAlley 60 92 A Aldo Domeyer Candice Bass-Robinson
11 11 Juan Carlos 60 90 A Greg Cheyne Adam Marcus
12 7 Fort Red 60 79 Ca Anthony Andrews Mike Stewart
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
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