Cape Guineas Thriller On Cards

R1 million Gr1 Cape Guineas

The final field for the R1 million Gr1 Cape Guineas to be run over a mile at Kenilworth on Saturday 17 December is headed by Cape Classic winner Table Bay, who will be looking to atone for a below par effort in the Selangor Cup last month.


Cape Classic winner Table Bay is out to set the record straight

The son of Redoute’s Choice was hailed the next big thing after a scintillating win in the Cape Classic, but was found wanting behind Gold Standard and Edict Of Nantes in the Selangor Cup.

His return to best form will be awaited with anticipation by racing enthusiasts.

The capacity field is a typically nationally representative mix, although merit ratings suggest that this is not one of the strongest Guineas in history, with two horses coming in with MR 108 and the rest MR 101 or less.

Consider the big shoes to fill of the last five year’s winners, that include Noah From Goa (108), Act Of War (113), Elusive Gold (104), Capetown Noir (103), Variety Club (110).

Watch this space for the full race preview

The final field:

Grand Parade Gr1 CAPE GUINEAS
R1-million, Kenilworth 1600m, Saturday 17 December
For 3yo horses (1st Leg SASCOC Triple Crown)
Draw sire horse MR trainer jockey
8 Redoute’s Choice Table Bay (AUS) 108 Ramsden Marcus
1 Gimmethegreenlight Gunner 101 Gadsby BLerena
6 Gimmethegreenlight Hack Green 101 Drier Veale
17 Snitzel Heavenly Blue (AUS) 100 De Kock Marwing
13 Zoffany Zodiac Ruler (AUS) 100 Snaith Strydom
18 Count duBois Edict of Nantes 99 BCrawford Orffer
15 Captain Al William Longsword 99 Marshall Byleveld
10 Philanthropist Singapore Sling 98 Woodruff GLerena
3 Western Winter Bishop’s Bounty 97 Snaith Domeyer
2 Visionaire Africa Rising 96 Tarry Khumalo
7 Trippi Gold Standard 96 Kotzen Fourie
4 Dynasty Craven 91 BCrawford Fayd’herbe
14 Elusive Fort Elevated 90 Burger/vReenen Cheyne
11 Sail From Seattle Pacific Spirit 90 Bremner Zechner
9 Pathfork Elusive Path 88 Marshall G v Niekerk
5 New Approach A New Dawn (AUS) 85 Ramsden Dillon
16 Mambo In Seattle I Travel Light 84 Ramsden Reserve
12 Bold Silvano Boldly Respectable 91 Crawford Reserve


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