Captain’s Ransom Can Bounce Back On Saturday

Pacaya looks value in Gordon's Gin Jet Master Stakes

A super exciting ten-race programme is set for Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday afternoon to bring the curtain down on one of the most memorable racing summers in the Cape in many a long year!

The main event of the day is the Gr1 SplashOut Cape Derby which is run over 2000m.

There is a Pick 6 carryover of R500 000 with a likely pool of R3 million.

The first is due off at 12h05.

Trainer Justin Snaith saddles Captain’s Ransom in the Gr3 SplashOut Prix Du Cap.

The race is the first leg of the Place Accumulator.

Captain’s Ransom – set for her 14th win  (Pic- Chase Liebenberg)

She has been travelling too well in the early stages of her last two starts over further and has not found her usual kick. She was reported to be making an abnormal respiratory noise last time out.

The 5yo mare is unbeaten from three starts over this distance. She jumps from pole position and should be too classy for this line-up.

JP van der Merwe rides Pacaya

Pacaya from the Justin Snaith stable takes his place in the Listed Gordon’s Gin Jet Master Stakes.

He produced an encouraging comeback run over 1400m last time.

He was settled near the rear of the field and ran on powerfully. The son of Trippi finished 2.15 lengths behind Silvano’s Dasher that day. He is 5kgs better off at the weights today and that should be enough for the tables to be turned.

He will strip a much fitter horse here and with just 51kgs on his back, he may be the one to cause the upset under JP van der Merwe.

The free-to-enter Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge offers a jackpot bonus of R250 000 to be shared by those players who find all ten winners on the Hollywoodbets Kenilworth card!

A must-be-won prize of R50 000 will be shared amongst the top 50 finishers on the SplashOut Cape Derby day leaderboard.

As an added incentive, players who make use of the handy Betslip facility to place a bet of R50 or more will qualify for an additional R5 million!

That means a Betslip player could win a massive R5 250 000 for a 100% clean sheet!

General Information as at 24 February 12h42
Weather Clear Skies, 20km/h South Easterly Head Wind
Rainfall Last 24 Hours: Nil Last 7 Days: 38mm
Irrigation Last 24 Hours: 15mm Last 7 Days: 15mm
Penetrometer Reading 22 Straight; 23 Turn
Track Condition Good
False Rail Summer Course: Original Position with a 3m spur at 600m mark. Start forward of zero: 1m
  • The Bipot starts in the second race at 12h40
  • The Place Accumulator starts in the third race at 13h15
  • The Pick 6 starts in the fourth race at 13h50
  • The first Jackpot starts in the fifth race at 14h25
  • The second Jackpot starts in the seventh race at 15h40

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