Dickens Faces Snaith Army In Dazzling Derby Duel

Save the date - 25 February!

A timeless classic and a springboard to greater things, the R1,5 million SplashOut Gr1 Cape Derby boasts a typically high quality line-up in what promises to be a vintage renewal of the final Grade 1 feature of the inaugural Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Summer Festival Of Racing on Saturday 25 February.

Charles Dickens – ready to show he can take them on over 2000m! (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Proudly sponsored for the first time by SplashOut Print Branding and Media, the Cape Derby class of 2023 was announced earlier today and is headed by the exciting Hollywoodbets Gr1 Cape Guineas winner Charles Dickens.

The formidable opposition includes a seven strong challenge to be saddled by fearless competitor and defending champion trainer Justin Snaith, who won the race in 2022 with the enigmatically talented chestnut, Pomp And Power.

Race-8 (Turf) R1 500 000 2000m 16:15 Ref-315
1st R890625, 2nd R285000, 3rd R142500, 4th R71250, 5th R35625, RCIS R75000
For 3-year-oldsNo Apprentice / Female Sex Allowance
1 1 Nevada King 60 87 A Gavin Lerena Justin Snaith
2 2 Charles Dickens 60 132 A Aldo Domeyer Candice Bass-Robinson
3 3 Cosmic Event 60 86 A Jason Gates Justin Snaith
4 4 At My Command 60 114 A Keagan de Melo Brett Crawford
5 5 Grinkov 60 102 T A Luyolo Mxothwa Glen Kotzen
6 6 Mucho Dinero 60 87 A Grant van Niekerk Justin Snaith
7 7 Triple Time 60 104 BA Bernard Fayd’Herbe Justin Snaith
8 8 Without Question 60 99 A Juan Paul v’d Merwe Justin Snaith
9 9 See It Again 60 104 A …………… Michael Roberts
10 10 Itsrainingwilliam 60 106 A Piere Strydom Justin Snaith
11 11 Rockpool 60 101 A Richard Fourie Justin Snaith
Same Trainer

The SplashOut Cape Town Seafood and Jazz Racing Festival returns to Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday 25 Feb ending the summer season off with a splash.

The jazzy affair welcomes guests and racing enthusiasts to a Derby Day filled with stellar racing, live jazz entertainment, gin bars and a gastronomic feast of seafood and sushi.

Admission is free with cash prize giveaways, a kids zone and special guest performance by Craig Lucas.

Visit www.caperacing.co.za for more info. Destination Cape Racing – You’ve arrived!

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