Debut Winner Gets A 92

Impressive - but what did he beat?

Pleasedtomeetyou, who looked so good when winning effortlessly on debut at Kenilworth last Saturday, has made a big impression on the handicappers.

Andre Nel chats to Jono Snaith

They have introduced him into the merit ratings at 92, a far higher figure than trainer Andre Nel envisaged, writes Michael Clower on

At Durbanville on Wednesday, Nel told Michael Clower: “I think they have punished him unbelievably and I am considering whether to appeal.

“I know that the time was almost half a second faster than the Pinnacle on the same day but they should rate him on what he beat and four of those were unraced.”

The Querari colt appeared a really smart sort in the making at the time but, when viewed again in the cold light of Monday evening’s Winning Ways programme, he seemed considerably better than that – possibly even a Guineas horse.

The James Goodman/Paul Lafferty combination had no hesitation in nominating him as one to follow. Punters may not have all that long to wait because Nel has already been looking through the programme.

He said: “Pleasedtomeetyou came out of his race very well, and as if he had hardly raced. We will pick his next race carefully but there could be something for him around September 11.”

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