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.
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.
1st R450000, 2nd R187500, 3rd R75000, 4th R37500
JONSSON WORKWEAR CAPE DERBY (Grade 1)
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|
|(2,8) (3,4,9) (5,6)|