Milnerton Holds Edge Over Summerveld

Big plans for SA Champions Season

Milnerton-based Adam Marcus has a string at Summerveld for the SA Champions Season which is currently scheduled to get underway on 1 May at Hollywoodbets Greyville.

Marcus recently told Michael Clower that despite Summerveld’s variety of gallops and training tracks, he slightly prefers his Milnerton home base.

Des Gonsalves, Craig Zackey and Adam enjoy the Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas moment with Missisippi Burning (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

“Summerveld is more spacious and the stables are nice but I feel that at Milnerton you can maintain horses at their top level for longer. With the sea breeze and the Cape Town climate they seems to thrive. But if we win one of the big ones I am sure I will like Summerveld just as much!”

Marcus’ little bay Missisippi Burning, who has not raced since springing a 22-1 shock in the WSB Cape Fillies Guineas more than three months ago, pleased her trainer when partnered by Craig Zackey in a spin at Summerveld recently.

Marcus said: “She travelled to Durban exceptionally well. She is not a big filly so she doesn’t need that much work – it’s just a case of keeping her happy and so far all has gone according to plan.”

“One of her main aims is the WSB Fillies Guineas on May 1.”

With the current lockdown, a planned prep for the daughter of Captain Al in the Umzimkhulu Stakes on 5 April will not happen.

Vardy – we hope to see him debut for the season in the Drill Hall on 1 May (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

Vardy, winner of the WSB Green Point and L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate but badly hampered when only sixth in the Sun Met, remains on course to start his Durban campaign in the Independent on Saturday Drill Hall on May 1.

However last year’s Vodacom Durban July third Twist Of Fate will now take a different road towards the big one.

Marcus explained: “He is a horse who gives his all and I feel that three hard runs prior to the July could set him back. I want to freshen him up, and have him happy and confident, so he will probably go on a route away from the weight-for-age races.”

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