Big Guns For Cape Classic

Impressive entry for Cape Classic

Harry's Son

Harry’s Son

Grade 1 winners Harry’s Son and Afrikaburn are among the big names among the 38-strong entry for the R250,000 Grade 3 Cape Classic over 1400m at Kenilworth on Saturday 25 October but both are drawn badly.

Harry’s Son, the only entry trained by KwaZulu-Natal-based Paul Lafferty, won the Premiers Champion Stakes at Greyville in July. At Greyville on Vodacom Durban July Day, Afrikaburn took the Durban Golden Horseshoe for Dean Kannemeyer, who has four entries and won the 2011 Cape Classic with Depardieu.

Afrikaburn ran on well for second to Reim in the Kuda Matchem (Grade 3) on his reappearance at Durbanville last Saturday. However he is drawn at No 32 and Harry’s Son is drawn No 35.

MLJet, unlucky when dead-heating for third in the Premiers Champion Stakes, is one of four entries from the Vaughan Marshall stable. Marshall last won this race with Play Catch 10 years ago. MLJet is drawn at No 9.

Kingvoldt wins at Kenilworth on 14-04-12

The impressive Listed Somerset 1200 winner Kingvoldt looks very hard to oppose

Joey Ramsden, successful with Red Ray last season, has the biggest entry and his seven horses on the list include Kingvoldt, arguably the best Cape-based two-year-old not to travel to Durban last season.

Ramsden has also entered Brutal Force, at R4.5 million the highest-priced horse sold at auction in South Africa. Brutal Force has the Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes at Kenilworth on 22 November as a major target and will run for the second time in his career at Durbanville on Saturday.

Justin Snaith has six entries, including Heartland, who made a big impression when scoring by almost 10 lengths on debut. This full-brother to Jackson escapes a penalty.

The conditions of the race are quite severe as penalties are cumulative and apply for anything more than a win in a Maiden Plate.

Supplementary entries will be accepted on Wednesday 15 October and declarations fall due on Monday 20 October.


Entries and draws for the Cape Classic (Grade 3) over 1 400m at Kenilworth:

17 ACT OF WAR        Joey Ramsden

32 AFRIKABURN                      Dean Kannemeyer

3 AL CAPITANO                       Vaughan Marshall

22 ALPHA PEGASI                    Justin Snaith

8 BALANCE SHEET                Dean Kannemeyer

31 BLOW ME AWAY       Brett Crawford

29 BRUTAL FORCE                 Joey Ramsden

30 CAPTAIN ALFREDO   Dean Kannemeyer

38 CAPTAIN’S ORDERS   Joey Ramsden

26 CATKIN              Joey Ramsden

33 CHARLES LYTTON     Justin Snaith

25 DO BE SNAPPY                 R G Sheehan

11 DOOR OF DECEPTION Justin Snaith

34 GENERALISSIMO       Dennis Drier

27 HARRY LIME                      Justin Snaith

35 HARRY’S SON (AUS) Paul Lafferty

23 HEARTLAND                         Justin Snaith

6 JUDD’S JOY                          Brett Crawford

14 KINGVOLDT                       Joey Ramsden

36 KNOX                  Dennis Drier

24 LIGHT THE LIGHTS   Glen Kotzen

13 MAN FROM MILAN Vaughan Marshall

9 MLJET                    Vaughan Marshall


4 NIGHT IN SEATTLE   Brett Crawford

16 PEACE PACT                     Mike Bass

1 PRINCE OF EDEN     Joey Ramsden

2 SAINT DONAN         Dolf Maeder

18 SEIZE THE THRONE Justin Snaith

10 SHEER TROUBLE     Mike Bass

7 SHINNING DAY         Vaughan Marshall


5 TRIPANDIE               Dean Kannemeyer


28 VALERIN                   Brett Crawford

19 WAITING FOR RAIN   Piet Steyn

12 WESTCHESTER       Glen Kotzen

37 ZINGARO                 Glen Kotzen

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