Cape Winter Series Starts Today

First off at 13h15

The eight-race meeting on the Kenilworth summer course today will be held under clear skies with an anticipated 15./18 km/ h south easterly head wind.

The first race – also the Bipot opener – gets under way at 13h15.

Pocket Power

Pocket Power in his heyday

The first legs of the respective colts and fillies Winter Series will be run – the Listed Sweet Chestnut Stakes is carded as the sixth (16h10) while the Gr3 Winter Guineas is the seventh race at 16h45.

The Highlands bred Dynasty gelding African Night Sky became only the second horse in history, after Pocket Power in 2006, to win the R1-million Cape Winter Series for 3-year-olds.

The Justin Snaith trained galloper lifted the Winter ‘Triple Crown’ honours in 2017.

Bernard Fayd’herbe, who takes the ride on Majestic Mozart on Saturday for Candice Bass-Robinson, was the winning pilot on both historic occasions.

The series, often run on testing typically Cape winter ground, also comprises the R250 000 Gr3 Winter Classic run over the Kenilworth winter course 1800m on Saturday 25 May, reaching a climax on 29 June with the running of the R250 000 Gr3 Winter Derby over the stamina sapping 2400m.

A bonus of R250 000 will be paid to the owner/s of the horse that wins all three legs of the Winter Series.

The false rail is set at 2m out from the 1700m with a 4m spur at the 600m mark.

Apprentice Sandile Mbhele is not riding

Get your racecard here

First -timers / rested horses


1 CAPTAIN FLINDERS A E Sands: Nice horse but will prefer further

2 CELTIC VOYAGER J Ramsden: Nice horse but will need the experience

3 CONSTABLE C Bass-Robinson: Should run a fair race if not too green

4 DOUBLE CROWN S J Snaith: Looking for further, place chance

6 HOLY WARRIOR C Bass-Robinson: Will need the run

7 HORATIUS S J Snaith: Nice type, each way chance, looking for further

8 KING OF GEMS B Crawford: May need the run

9 LEGACY LANE B Crawford: May need the run

11 VERATRUM S J Snaith: Nice type, each way chance, gallops have been good, one to follow in the future

13 WILLIAMS LAND D Kannemeyer: Will need the run

2 13:50 – TAB TELEBET 0861 000 822 MAIDEN JUVENILE PLATE (Fillies)

2 DARK CRYSTAL S J Snaith: Very good last gallop, nice filly, could fight it out, if not too green

5 RILLE D Kannemeyer: Will need the run

8 TOO CUTE B Crawford: Quartet chance

9 VELD FLOWER C Bass-Robinson: Will need the run

11 WHAT A FLIRT D M Katz: No comment given

12 WHAT A JEWEL P D Reeves: Very nice filly. Will run well

13 WHISKY TANGO S J Snaith: Will need first outing and further

14 ZODIAC STAR V H Marshall: Shows good speed, will be very green


3 FIFTY CENTS S J Snaith: No comment given

4 OVIDIO (AUS) S J Snaith: No comment given

10 AMERICAN LANDING B Crawford: No comment given

5 15:35 – BETTING WORLD 087 741 2777 MR 78 HANDICAP

10 JAY ROCK G R Puller: Should need the run

7 16:45 – WINTER GUINEAS (Grade 3)

1 ONE WORLD V H Marshall: No comment given

2 HERODOTUS G S Kotzen: No comment given

7 CLOUDED HILL S J Snaith: No comment given


4 WINTER SHADOW A N Marcus: First run after gelding but in good form

16 TRAVELLER’S JOY P D Reeves: Nice type. Will need the run

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