Hollywoodbets Durbanville plays host to a nine-race programme this afternoon. There are seven Gr1 winners carded, with three feature races including the Gr2 Western Cape Fillies Championship, Gr3 Cape Mile and the Listed Laisserfaire Stakes.
The first is due off at 12h30.
Last season’s Equus Horse Of The Year, Princess Calla makes her season debut over 1250m.
She had a successful KZN campaign winning the Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint, Gr1 Ridgemont Garden Province Stakes and the Gr1 HKJC Champions Cup last term.
This will be her first run over this course and distance. She will not be fully tuned for this race, and her trainer has told us she is a little overweight. This outing will bring her on for future races.
However, she is the class horse in the race and should be too good.
Palo Queen from the Paul Reeves stable may be the horse to close off the meeting. She won a good race in her last start over this course and distance.
It must be noted that the horse that finished fourth that day has come out and won since. She received a five-pound penalty for that victory.
Craig Zackey retains the ride and the combination can follow up.
|Weather||Partly Cloudy, 19 km/h South Westerly Cross wind|
|Rainfall||Last 24 Hours: Nil||Last 7 Days: 6mm|
|Irrigation||Last 24 Hours: 10mm||Last 7 Days: 40mm|
|False Rail||Rail set 2m out on back straight, 5m spur at approximately the 550m mark|
- The Bipot starts in the second race at 13h00
- The Place Accumulator starts in the third race at 13h35
- The Pick 6 starts in the fourth race at 14h10
- The first Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 14h45
- The second Jackpot starts in the sixth race at 15h20